Retrospective: Gunner’s Heaven

Now more than ever, indie games are a significant force in the gaming industry. The best games released each year are no longer comprised solely of so-called AAA titles with massive budgets and development teams numbering in the dozens, if not hundreds. Services like Steam’s Greenlight and Microsoft’s Independent Developer Program have helped bring these[…]

Why I Love: Assassin’s Creed 2

After the recent release of a certain Fassbender-centric movie which I shall leave my opinions for another time, I got talking to a friend who’s making her first foray into video games. After a long discussion after seeing the above film, I’d basically told her the entire plot of the franchise over the course of[…]

Super Spooky Extravaganza 2k16 GotY Edition

A 24 hour charity stream is always a somewhat daunting task. From creeping dread of possible technical failures to running out of steam at 3am, getting everything together takes a fair amount of work. This year’s first day-long stream, however, came together like magic. From the initial suggestion 6 weeks ago to the event itself, everything[…]

Why I Love Dark Souls: the pinnacle of world building

Dark Souls is, unsurprisingly, one of my favourite games of all time. I’ve espoused my love of the first two games as well as the spiritual successor Bloodborne a number of times. From the very core mechanics fuelling that drive we all have to keep playing…keep getting better and faster and stronger, it’s an exemplary[…]