Reflections of a lifetime video game player.

Disappointed Idealist. Video game player. Writer of words. Drinker of tea. 

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There's a line in Jaws, delivered by marine biologist Hooper. He's the guy called in to assess the shark problem following the discovery of a gruesome set of remains on the beach. He's a by-the-book kind of guy, interested in getting to the bottom of what's going on an...

When I first read about Rage 2, I was excited. I'd quite enjoyed the original Rage in spite of its obvious narrative issues - it ended in the most abrupt way possible, akin to a TV show ending not in the middle of a series, but in the middle of an episode. I also reall...

There's something about the Moon as a location that's innately appealing to videogame designers. Maybe it's the simultaneously ubiquitous yet mysterious nature of the place that draws us in. Maybe it's the sense of history and pride that we feel when we look up at it a...

With the recent Ships of Fortune content drop into Sea of Thieves, big changes have been made to the Arena. Remember the Arena? It's the PvP mode that dropped with the anniversary update back in March 2019. I'll be honest - aside from a couple of early forays into the...

Every so often you come across a game that drips passion for the medium's history; a game that's as much homage as it is sequel. Streets of Rage 4 is one of those games. It's a sequel that was never going to see the light of day. It's been 26 years in the making - and...

April has been spent in a state of COVID 19 lockdown. At the moment of writing this, late on a Saturday night, I've been locked down for 8 weeks after taking the decision to hide myself away from the world a week before our government decided that doing so was such a g...

April 26, 2020

This week, Sea of Thieves got another impressive content update. Ships of Fortune brings with it a new emissary system, a boosted level cap, a revive mechanic, some sweeping Arena mode changes... and the cutest paid DLC in the history of cute things as paid DLC. It's a...

April 19, 2020

Every time I take time off work, I seem to gravitate towards Assassin's Creed. I have no idea when this tradition started, or even how it became a thing. It's never planned, but yet it still seems to happen almost every time. I've been off work for the last week taking...

April 16, 2020

On Monday afternoon, I reached Athena 10 on Sea of Thieves. For those who don't follow the game closely, that's the highest reputation rank that it's currently possible to hit in the game. It's been the single longest video game grind I think I've ever undertaken; it t...

March 29, 2020

Nostalgia is a really powerful feeling. Most of the people I know of my age who play videogames experience it from their favourite medium as soon as we hear or see something from our past; the opening notes from the title screen music from The Legend of Zelda for insta...

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