Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Unreal Engine

First launched in 1998 alongside it's namesake game, Unreal has been powering everything from AAA releases to indie projects for almost 20 years. I've watched and dabbled with it from time to time, and it even saved my degree in a roundabout way.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Arma 3

The sun rises on the Mediterranean Island of Altis. The beauty of the hilly terrain surrounded by crystal clear waters is peppered with small whitewashed cottages, a town equally quaint here and there.

But the beauty of our surroundings is of no concern to us on this day. My squad, or what remains of us, are soldiers, and this island is enemy territory. It swarms with Infantry, Land and Air vehicles, each one carrying ammunition, and within that ammunition, somewhere, are six individual bullets with our names on.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Cancer, Cardiff, and Catherine

This blog started life as the ramblings of a gaming geek living in the past, only to quickly die for about a year. Well, after checking in and seeing the old posts still getting pageviews, I figured I'd get back to it. And what better way to do that than to go completely off topic about my past year, paying special attention to a bollock that decided it wanted to kill me?

Friday, 28 August 2015


Here’s a picture of me and my good mate Nick (I’m the handsome one). We’ve been friends since we were eleven I think, and in that time we’ve shared plenty of gaming experiences. After I mentioned my brother in my last blog post, Nick went totally skitz and demanded that he get a mention as well, owing to his recommendations during the mid to late nineties being the reason I got into PC gaming in the first place.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Mafia 3

Moodily monologuing and driving his way into our lives, straight out of Gamescom 2015 comes Lincoln Clay, Vietnam war veteran and up and coming crime lord of 1968 New Orleans.

Saturday, 8 August 2015


Ok, this is going to be a big one.

Anyone who knows me, especially my fellow gaming friends, would be able to tell you what my favourite game of all time is. Being brought up on a steady diet of first person shooters and strategy games, the role playing genre never really grabbed me. I couldn’t get my head around spending skill points, the abundance of lore in these games, and a control system that was totally alien to me.

The Dungeon Keeper Series

“You know that downy soft piece of furniture in the next room? It has the power to cure fatigue and restore vitality…”

That I can remember that quote from a game released in 1999 is testament to the unexpected level of humour this series was imbued with. The game was dungeon keeper 2, and that particular phrase was said directly to you as the player if you played the game past midnight. It was one of a series of hilarious quips the game would throw at you, on the hour every hour after midnight.

“One of your imps does a great impression of you. He can even do the ears.”