Reflections of a lifetime video game player.

Disappointed Idealist. Adult videogame player. Writer of words. Drinker of tea. 

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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...

March 23, 2020

Sea of Thieves celebrated its second birthday a couple of days ago. I started sailing all the way back in the technical alpha, and have played regularly since launch - the last time being a little under 24 hours ago. I thought now would be a good time to sit back and h...

March 22, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, I finished Dark Souls. I covered it extensively on here and on my Twitter thread, where I pretty much live-tweeted the entire game during the couple of months it took me to haul my ass through it. Finishing it was hard but felt like reaching the...

February 29, 2020

Last night, I finished Dark Souls. As Gwyn, Lord of Cinder fell to my sword in The Kiln of the First Flame, one of the most amazing experiences I've had in my gaming life came to an end. It took me a long time to learn how to parry attacks in the game - so many deaths...

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