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A goodbye of sorts

It’s hard writing that but, well, it’s not true! I’ll still be around! You’ve probably noticed I’ve neglected this silly ol’ bloggins for a good while (bloody ‘ell Nathan) and that’s ‘cos a lot...   more

A goodbye of sorts


KILLER LOOKS - My free film criticism eBook on American Psycho

Happy Independence Day! From the country that used to own America! Around a very long time ago I thought it would be fun to write a book about . Soon after, I thought it would be equally fun t...   more

KILLER LOOKS - My free film criticism eBook on American Psycho


Gunpoint Review

Oh, my, I'm back. Oh look at that. I'm not dead! After all my exams. I'm alive. Nice. Okay. See you all in three years! Actually, let's talk about . Blimey. Okay so I wrote about around . M...   more

Gunpoint Review


Read my free tragicomedy novel. And stuff.

I’ve been working on , the idea, for more than two years. I’ve been writing and editing for the last year. In the last two weeks I’ve gone through about five drafts? Maybe more? What you shou...   more

Read my free tragicomedy novel. And stuff.


Wrote another free book about video-games

YES THIS IS WHAT I DO WHEN I GET BORED. I've released three books on video-games thus far as part of my series. is more about video-game communities than video-games themselves, though it sp...   more

Wrote another free book about video-games


What's in a name?: Some thoughts on player character design and 'names'

I throw a grenade and watch it slowly tumble behind the concrete block. I reload my pistol as the lens flare blinds my vision. Ragdolls erupt seemingly from the ground and block out the...   more

What's in a name?: Some thoughts on player character design and 'names'


Weapon of Choice: BioShock's Wrench

When people talk about weapons having 'weight' in video-games I always think of 's wrench. From the minute Atlas said with his Irish laden lips "Pick up a crowbar or something." ) but there was...   more

Weapon of Choice: BioShock's Wrench


Weapon of Choice: Half-Life 2's Shotgun

Video-games are too obsessed with weaponry. I understand guns give that 'instant feedback' which is utterly crucial to tactile experiences but interactivity for a good amount of time has always...   more

Weapon of Choice: Half-Life 2's Shotgun


Changes

I have a few books coming out very soon (one on video-games, another on American Psycho, my first proper novel and a poetry compilation) so I'm very short on time at the moment. I'm here to say t...   more

Changes


Why I've not been around so much.

There’s a reason I haven’t posted much not so often, or not at all, in the last few months and it’s down to a singular reason. This reason has sucked up more time than anything. I fully expect my...   more



VGAs: Done right?

About roughly one billion years ago I wrote one of the very first 'Game Critique Corners' on . Forgive the spellings, grammar and general 'young Hardisty' vibe that , but I still think it mak...   more

VGAs: Done right?


Top 3 Boners in Video Games (Happy Birthday, Andy!)

Yeah yeah, so yesterday was Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto’s birthday. Whoop-dee-doo, big deal. Today we’re celebrating what really matters: Mr. Andy Dixon’s birthday! How do I know it’s his birthday? , of...   more



Top 5 Most Innovative Zombie Games

[] Hey Destructoid! It's been a little while since I posted here. I like what you've done with the place, the new design's pretty nice. Before, all my features went here on the C-Blogs, but rec...   more

Top 5 Most Innovative Zombie Games


I'm Okay With No More Half-Life

A note: I'm terribly sorry. Truly I am. I'm juggling a lot in the air right now and I've decided to cut off regular gamey type stuff like this. All of this will be irregular postings on whatever ...   more

I'm Okay With No More Half-Life


Backlog Review: Banjo-Tooie (XBLA)

As the dedicated, die-hard fan I often claim to be, it pains to me admit that I never finished when I was young, and my prior experience with this spectacular sequel is brief. I played the origi...   more

Backlog Review: Banjo-Tooie (XBLA)


Gaming Sickness

This is just a brief blog post about something I’ve been thinking about lately. Anyone who saw my knows that I got myself a new and exciting job as a gaming News Writer (and while I’m on that, ...   more

Gaming Sickness


I'm Now Officially A Video Game Journalist! And It's Thanks to You, Destructoid.

You know Destructoid, I don't say often enough how much I love you. I should have back when I registered as a member after a long time of lurking, or on your 6th Anniversary. Now seems as good as...   more



An update

Not dead. Maybe a gaming essay this weekend. I know I promised to write every week. Many sorries. Busy busy with university applications. x Nathan   more

An update


Top 10 Gaming Web Series

I love YouTube! Ironically, not for the reasons most people love it; RayWIlliamJohnson, Smosh and Fred can all go to hell. I’m also not talking about videos of cats or people falling over, althou...   more

Top 10 Gaming Web Series


Resident Evil and Me - Part 3: Big Changes, RE6 Demo Impressions & Future Wishes

This is the conclusion of my Resident Evil-themed blog posts, and what better way to end than looking forward. We all know that RE6 is on the horizon, and there is a mixed feeling of excitement, ...   more

Resident Evil and Me - Part 3: Big Changes, RE6 Demo Impressions & Future Wishes


Spelunky: The art of death

As you progress through the game, and I only got a twinge of this feeling with the freeware version, the value of your life increases. You gain items and inventory, obviously, but what makes th...   more

Spelunky: The art of death


Resident Evil and Me - Part 2: Why REmake is the Scariest in the Series

Here we are, at the longest section of this series of blog posts and where the initial idea for this began – my scariest experience. Did you ever play ? There is a good chance you haven’t. The ...   more

Resident Evil and Me - Part 2: Why REmake is the Scariest in the Series


Resident Evil and Me - Part 1: My First RE Experience

So here’s the deal. A while ago I decided to write about , one of my all-time favourite video game franchises. The result was a 6 page-long Word document of over 4,000 words. It began with my int...   more

Resident Evil and Me - Part 1: My First RE Experience


My free eBook on Blade Runner is now available

It’s available here to read in (for now). 30 years ago Ridley Scott changed the world. I genuinely believe Blade Runner was a watershed moment in cinema history and I have absolutely no exper...   more

My free eBook on Blade Runner is now available


The Mixed Blessings of Licensed Games

What do I mean by a “licensed” game? All video games are licensed by their manufacturers. But usually when we say “licensed game”, we’re talking about video games adapted from existing franchises...   more

The Mixed Blessings of Licensed Games


I Boiled A Broken Xbox 360 Game

Yup, boiled. I gave that disc a nice hot soak in the frying pan in my kitchen. It was broken, you see. We all need a hot relaxing bath to restore and refresh our tired bodies sometimes – even vid...   more



Watch_Dogs: The greatest missed opportunity of all time?

It's been a good, long while since a video-game truly excited me.  maybe? I've been enthralled by video-games for so long, and perhaps it's fatigue, but at one point last year I just could not ...   more

Watch_Dogs: The greatest missed opportunity of all time?


Journey: Engineering Relationships

Final image from 's YouTube Playthrough:    more

Journey: Engineering Relationships


Hype: The Hype Train - Next Stop, Animal Crossing

If you look at the line-up of recent attention-grabbing games, you'll notice the majority of them are sequels. , and the upcoming are just recent examples. Its hardly surprising - a follow-up t...   more

Hype: The Hype Train - Next Stop, Animal Crossing


Hiatus

As you’ve probably noticed, there’s been a distinct lack of content recently. This was a pretty hard decision for me to come to, but it’s one that I need to take. For the next month and a half I...   more

Hiatus





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