Category Archives: Opinion Pieces

Opinions, rants and other forms of gospel about video games and the gaming industry in general. These Opinion Pieces often reflect just the opinion of the writer and you might not like them, that’s okay though. Everybody has an opinion and you don’t have to agree. Discussions in the comments are welcome, flaming/name calling isn’t. There are plenty of other websites for that purpose.

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 »

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 »

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 »

The new consoles have a major flaw

By | May 26, 2014

Sure those new consoles look fancy. Especially compared to the 7 year old hardware that is currently nesting itself under your television set. But before you pull your wallet to get the new shiny thing, there is a major flaw in these new pieces of machinery.  A few weeks ago I was walking through my local game shop. Bored of seeing the older Wii U titles still frozen in their release date… Read More »