Category Archives: Video Games

I Heart Jack

It wasn’t until the mid-to-late ’90s that I had semi-regular access to a PC. It was a rather big thing. Sure, I had used them at school and at friends’ places but this was a computer I could access more often. It was my grandparent’s computer, and frankly, I don’t really know why they bought it.

I remember my grandma (a.k.a. Nanna) telling us that she got it by calling a number on the back of a magazine advertising them for sale. When she called the SUPER AWESOME PERSONAL COMPUTER HOTLINE the salesman asked Continue reading I Heart Jack

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2016 GOATY Awards

It’s that time of year again (no, not the final few days, where 2016 tries to take out as many celebrities as it can…) It’s the semi-annual GOATYs! See if your favourite games made the cut.

PS. if your favourite game this year was overwatch, you’re gonna be disappointed.

K.K. Slider… kk…

Tonight Nintendo released a new update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf. They announced it all through a Nintendo Direct. It was humorous and a little weird. Yet, the main thing that stuck with me was K.K. Sliders Junk. There’s even a little nip action there too. Why did K.K. have to be white… Semi-transparent white…

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Everybody’s Gone to the Floaty Light

I have mixed feeling about Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. It certainly fits the label of a narrative experience or ‘walkie talkie’ so it was on my list to play, and after reading a few reviews I figured it was soon to be at the top of my favorites list. It’s not.

The game takes place in a small English village and you appear to be the only person left. Continue reading Everybody’s Gone to the Floaty Light

This park is closed for a reason

After having played some pretty decent games recently, including the likes of Firewatch, Gone Home and the not quite as decent The vanishing of Ethan Carter, I have fallen in love with walking simulator games or ‘Walkie Talkies’ as I like to call them. After doing some research and finding a whole crap-load of these to play, I decided next up I would try a game called The Park. Continue reading This park is closed for a reason

Go for Walkies?

Last week I played Firewatch. I’d had it for a while and was putting it off for no good reason. As the term “no good reason” suggests, I don’t really know why I hadn’t played it yet as it’s the kind of game that I instantly want to play the minute I see it.

People call Firewatch and other games like it “walking simulators”. I think this is a terrible description, no matter how accurate it may be for some of the games in this genre. I prefer to call them one of the following:

  • Narrative Adventures
  • Narrative Puzzle Games
  • Story Driven Experiences
  • Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkies applies to Firewatch in more ways than one and so far is the best in the genre I’ve played. If I had the time I would have sat down and not moved until it was over, which is rare for me. The story was gripping, the art style is perfect and the voice acting is, quite simply, perfect. Continue reading Go for Walkies?

E3 2016 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Even though Nintendo didn’t have a traditional event at E3 this year, it doesn’t mean they didn’t have anything to show. On day one they dedicated 95% of the Nintendo Treehouse stream to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

I decided to watch everything they had to show and I compiled six hours of awesomeness into just seven minutes for your viewing pleasure.

Was there something that you really liked the look of? Leave a comment below!