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Why I’m excited for Gottacon 2015

By | February 22, 2015

It’s been years since I attended my first LAN party. I was only 12 at the time and had to convince my dad that meeting up with strangers that I’d met online to play video games was a perfectly legitimate thing to do. I’m happy I did end up convincing him to let me go and I ended up having a blast playing Battlefield 1942 with these kind strangers. Fast forward… Read More »

The Bridge review

By | December 20, 2014

I recently finished playing The Bridge, an “M.C. Escher meets Isaac Newton” 2D puzzle game that tests the logic (and patience) of the player. It’s a game that I probably would have not come across if it hadn’t been sent to me as a gift from someone who knows my affinity for puzzle games. But it’s definitely one that fits the category and has a lot to offer any hardcore… Read More »

My (unannounced) visit to the FromSoftware office in Japan

By | December 18, 2014

In the autumn of 2013 I travelled through Japan for two weeks. I had various cities and temples on my list of places to visit and one very peculiar destination, the FromSoftware studio. I am a fan of Dark Souls. It is my favourite game. It is a work of art that I have spent hundreds of hours looking at, contemplating, and experiencing. Dark Souls 2 was about four months… Read More »

Let’s talk video game reviews

By | October 21, 2014

Here at Game Crusaders we love great video games. We appreciate the fact that either a small or large team of passionate people spent their time, talent, and effort to put together a title that’s made for people to enjoy. So how can we rate such a piece of art? Good question. If you take a look around the web, you will find a wide variety of video game websites… Read More »

No Fair Game episode #2: Superhuman NPCs

By | October 17, 2014

Captain Price Never Dies Bravely, I fight alongside this moustached commando. We travel all over the world risking our lives to prevent greater war. We fight for survival and make every bullet count. On plenty of occasions I see the game over screen as my health drops to zero, but on the retry I can always count on him to be by my side again. A warrior at heart, he… Read More »

PlayStation Plus makes me want to ragequit

By | October 15, 2014

With a controller in my hand, I sat down to give PlayStation Plus another go. I’d had it for a few months a while ago, before making another transAtlantic move, and I was looking forward to getting back into some console gaming. I was already getting excited for the instant library of new games that I was about to get, certain that at least a few of the games on… Read More »

The water bottle and the other 4 things I liked about The International 4

By | August 18, 2014

The International is a huge competitive gaming event. I attended for the first time this year and really enjoyed it for a lot of different reasons. From the ambience of the arena, to the 10+ million dollar prize pool, to the water bottle souvenir, it was a great event and a huge success. I would love to go again next year and the experience has gotten me really enthusiastic about… Read More »

No Fair Game episode #1: Immunity

By | July 27, 2014

With blood, sweat and tears I climb this tower in Final Fantasy VI. On the top floor awaits a terrible magical creature. Bravely I enter the battle and face my foe. The battle is fierce, long and I am struggling to survive. Sacrificing all my rare potions and remedies I finally deplete the boss’ HP. For one brief moment I sigh with relief and celebrate my victory – but it… Read More »

4 things I miss about 90s gaming

By | July 1, 2014

It’s pretty common for the “older” generations to be dissatisfied with how times have changed and to be nostalgic for “back in the day”. I try not to think of myself as old, or dissatisfied, for that matter, with what today’s gaming industry has to offer… but I can’t help but feel like somewhere along the way, we damaged what used to be such a pure form of entertainment. Now,… Read More »