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10 Games that should be in Games

It’s late August and the specter of autumn is upon us. Soon, we can expect shorter days, cooler air, the changing of the leaves and all that bullshit that comes with the turn of the seasons. Of c...   more

10 Games that should be in Games


How Does Your Game Keep You Contained? Part 1

A lone hero seeks adventure in a dangerous world. In one hand they clasp an ancient sword made from the devil's weirdest nightmares. In the other hand they hold a giant handgun so powerful that i...   more

How Does Your Game Keep You Contained? Part 1


Dad Goes Overboard When Teaching Sons the Truths of War

Sweden is a fine country. The people who live there are tall, blonde, and beautiful. Sweden has also given the world savory meatballs, affordable yet stylish modern furniture, award winning swims...   more



Do You Care for Quick Time Events?

I love Quick Time Events. There, I said it. Don’t worry; I’m aware that bad QTEs exist. After all, gamers often state categorically that they “love video games” knowing full well that bad games e...   more

Do You Care for Quick Time Events?


School Trips to Game Worlds: A Space Station for All Subjects

Two weeks ago, I argued the case for an educational visit to . Last week, I set my sites on . The third video game location I have in mind would probably make for the best school trip ever. Pr...   more



​School Trips to Game Worlds: Who fancies a Sci-Fi Croissant?

After finishing my first playthrough of Assassin's Creed 2, I was left with a singular thought etched into my mindset. It was not the idea of being an assassin – what it would be like to run acro...   more

​School Trips to Game Worlds: Who fancies a Sci-Fi Croissant?


School Trips to Game Worlds: Where would you go?

Two weeks ago I was on a school trip in Berlin. Each time I go on this trip (this was the fifth time) a student looks up at the Reichstag building, turns to me and demands to know if that was the...   more

School Trips to Game Worlds: Where would you go?


My Journey into Shallowness – Review of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

I don’t like reviewing games. By the time I get around to playing enough of game to review it, weeks, or even months may have past. What good is that going to do? However, what if I were to revi...   more



Good News! You Can Now Pork Your iPad

Humankind has accomplished a lot of incredible things during our history on this little blue marble of ours. We have developed languages, writing, tools, art and architecture, which separate us f...   more



​More Reasons to be a Gamer-Teacher

A student once asked me if Richard the Lionheart was ginger (we'd just finished a lesson on the Crusades). I stated that, yes, records show that King Richard I had red hair. The student gleefully...   more



Your Gaming Guilty Pleasures

Everyone has a guilty pleasure. Some people enjoy really bad movies starring Nicholas Cage or books that have a painting of Fabio on the cover. Others have a weakness to certain sweet, savory, an...   more

Your Gaming Guilty Pleasures


Time for This Old Dog to Learn Some New Tricks

Last Sunday, I attempted to trade in some games to my local GameStop. To my surprise, the storefront was abandoned, adorned with a poster stating that Little Caesar's Pizza was "Coming Soon!" My ...   more



Beyond: Two Souls (feat. Kamen Rider Fourze)

So you know that whole “turn your brain off” mentality that people throw out sometimes?  You know -- the idea that if you just go with the flow, you’ll have more fun?  I don’t believe in that. ...   more

Beyond: Two Souls (feat. Kamen Rider Fourze)


What Game Can You Always Depend On?

Some of the greatest games only get one play through. Whether the adventure lasts for ten hours or one hundred, or occupies your gaming time for several months, there will come a point where the ...   more

What Game Can You Always Depend On?


Who Won E3? There is Only One Way to Find Out

It' E3 time, that wonderful time of year where game companies from around the world converge on LA to showcase their latest and greatest wares to their adoring fans. By the way, when I say their ...   more

Who Won E3? There is Only One Way to Find Out


Sony & TLG: The Last Broken Heart

I don't even know if this is going to be worth reading.  I'm not going to mince words, I'm emotionally affected by the subject matter of this post.  I'm hurt.  And I'm going to use lots of colo...   more

Sony & TLG: The Last Broken Heart


Gamer-Teacher: The Execution of Yoshi Cromwell

The stage is set. Mario’s desire for a male child is an ever-growing concern. His first wife, Pauline, has failed to produce the heir he craves. Age and stress have taken a toll on her body. Mari...   more

Gamer-Teacher: The Execution of Yoshi Cromwell


Gaming has its own Types of Hooliganism

The World Cup is just around the corner and fans of the "beautiful game" are waiting with baited breath on whether the historic tournament is going to be reduced to a shit show consisting of poor...   more

Gaming has its own Types of Hooliganism


Devil Survivor 2 is (still) secretly brilliant.

All right, look.  Can I be honest with you guys for a second? Sometimes I feel a little iffy about drawing comparisons to other games when I’m trying to illustrate a point.  It’s an effective ...   more

Devil Survivor 2 is (still) secretly brilliant.


Gamer-Teacher: Mario and Henry VIII

I try to be very careful when mixing gaming with education. These are two of my major interests but not every student will appreciate gaming references punctuating every lesson. Nevertheless, a c...   more

Gamer-Teacher: Mario and Henry VIII


That Dragon, Cancer & Crying into One’s Controller

It’s hard to trying to pigeonhole what industry the videogame most closely resembles. I personally hate comparing videogames to any other industry since the videogame industry is so unique in its...   more

That Dragon, Cancer & Crying into One’s Controller


Devil Survivor 2 is secretly brilliant.

Don't worry, I'll explain -- as I'm wont to do. There’s a question that’s been on my mind for a while now.  It should go without saying, but in this day and age we’re fortunate enough to be a ...   more

Devil Survivor 2 is secretly brilliant.


CAUSE I FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL

is getting a game on XBOX One. Obligatory celebration. lxvHhx4vd5Y   more

CAUSE I FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL


Returning to Pokémon: Better to Faint With Honour

In my mind, there are few competitions nobler and more respectable than a Pokémon Battle. Pokémon Blue demonstrated to me that even the wildest creature can conduct themselves with fairness and r...   more

Returning to Pokémon: Better to Faint With Honour


A Peak at 3D & Virtual Reality’s Embarrassing History

The Oculus Rift is going to be the bee’s knees. It’s going to revolutionize the industry and change the way that we play games, FOREVER. Why, in fifty years, our children and grand children are g...   more

A Peak at 3D & Virtual Reality’s Embarrassing History


Returning to Pokémon: confused by Poké Balls.

Last week, I touched on my reactions to Pokémon after skipping four generations. I've enjoyed the game so far but many of the new elements and changes have left me feeling old or confused. Last w...   more

Returning to Pokémon: confused by Poké Balls.


Top 5 Reasons it Sucks Ass to be a Gamer

Being a gamer sure has a lot of high points.  We get to partake in a medium that is at the cutting edge of technology and storytelling. We gamers get to experience the genius of some of the fines...   more



Returning to Pokémon: Why is everybody in a rush?

I’ve often found that I respond to new ideas in an open-minded way. I can be relied on the react favourably to change. A shift from the expected norm will not cause be to moan or grumble. If chan...   more

Returning to Pokémon: Why is everybody in a rush?


Top 10 Worst Mothers from Games & Film

It’s Mother’s Day! That one time of year where we go out of our way to thank our mothers (and the mother’s of our children for that matter) for putting up with our shit all these years. All the g...   more

Top 10 Worst Mothers from Games & Film


Sometimes You Have to Put Down the Tech to Really Connect

People often ask me, “How do you deal with your nasty commute into work every morning on the train?” Simple really, in the morning I sleep, probably snoring and farting like a motherfucker to the...   more

Sometimes You Have to Put Down the Tech to Really Connect





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