The 10 Greatest Games Ever

Presented in alphabetical order, don’t ask me to start ranking ’em! I had to whittle down from a list of ~13-15 by convincing myself that I had conceptual coverage when my various choices were considered together. tl;dr – unlike acidbearboy I overthought it. Fez (Xbox360) Doesn’t just look like a modern take on a retro…

Games with gold co-op bliss

Now I owned Kane & Lynch first time of asking on the 360 and it didnt impress me much, this was a time when I lived in a different town from my friends and the weekly get together consisted of beer, music and insert football/fighting game. There was no opportunity for couch co-op so my…

I Found Out What It’s All About

OK, so Christmas is upon us which means there’s a lot of slow music on public permaloop, including old jazz standards alongside the seasonal staples and glam rock classics. End result is Stevenger going back on his Fallout 3/New Vegas/Singing Detective ’30s/’40s/’50s binge. Lots of Louis Armstrong, Andrews Sisters, Inkspots (obviously!), a bit of Billie…

Pac & Pal

This 1983 evolution of the original Pac-Man game was a Japanese-only arcade release. Subsequently it’s been released on various Pac-Man and Namco compilations. It’s also playable with MAME. I’ve been playing the 2014 Pac-Man Museum version for Xbox 360. In common with the other games on that collection and a lot of the retro ports…

Limbo – a review

So I confess I’m really late to the party on this one. However a rare spare few hours of free time and some excellent xbox-one backwards compatibility later and I’m on course for an interesting journey. 2d games are my jam and I’m quite partial to a puzzle platformer so along with all the rave…

PS4 NEO & XBOX SCORPIO

With talks of upgraded hardware halfway through the console cycle it begs the question… What do I think? The rumours if true suggest that the two big boys are going to boost the current consoles umph but why? In the age of yearly mobile phone upgrades and the youth demanding instant information,  can we be…

The Fourth Unity Is Control

Things to know before reading. This isn’t a game review, although there are very minor spoilers for Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons (Xbox 360, PS3, Steam) and Abe’s Oddysee (PS1), plus I once read the Wikipedia article on Aristotle’s Classical Unities. If you take nothing else away from this piece, remember that last one….

What Is Best In Life #11

Let freedoom ring with a shot gun blast! Thank you Machine Head, I couldn’t have put it better myself.  Despite the silly play on the word freedom, this post in my opinion is mostly definitely “What Is Best In Life” in regards to the first person shooter genre Now i would say i am a…

I Play You So Much Right Now #2

Saints Row IV Initially this plays very much as Saints Row III-2, picking up from where the previous game finished both in plot and mechanics. Finding yourself in a Matrix-inspired virtual recreation of the city of Steelport, the exaggerated open world shooting and carjacking larks are soon supplanted by a selection of superpowers. You can…

Final Fantasy XV – Demo & Thoughts

Just needed to get some thoughts and feelings out of my head after running through the latest Final Fantasy XV Demo. Now i am already excited about Final Fantasy XV.  Nearly 10 years in development and leaked screenshots its hard to ignore the presence of this game.  A FF (Final Fantasy) fan or not, its…

I Play You So Much Right Now #1

Apologies in advance that most of these games are merely old and not actually retro. Good heavens above!   Mass Effect [1] That’s not my Shepherd, btw. My Shepherd looks like a cross between Babylon 5‘s Susan Ivanova and Joan “The Freak” Ferguson from Prisoner: Cell Block H. She takes no shit from no-one. The…