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NES Classic Edition Impressions

The importance of the Nintendo Entertainment System cannot be overstated. It brought the video game industry back from near collapse, had a beloved library of games, and made gaming a new favorite pastime for millions of people. As someone who first experienced video games on an NES, I was very excited when Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition in July. For the uninitiated, it’s a minia...[Read More]

Interview with Anjali Bhimani – One of the Talented Voices Behind Overwatch and Fallout 4: Nuka World

From plays to TV shows, Anjali Bhimani has captivated audiences with her personality and charm. While Bhimani may not be one of the most well known names, her face may be one of the most recognizable. With appearances in Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, NCIS: los Angeles, and Law and Order: SVU, Bhimani has had no shortage of great character work. Now, Bhimani can be ...[Read More]

Video Games Inspiring Gamers to Write

One of the fundamental rules of writing well is to read books. Every aspiring writer hears this rule at some point in their career. But this presents a problem for writers who specifically want to write because they can’t relate to the stories around them. I’m one of those writers. Instead of looking to books to inspiration, I turn to video games. I’m inspired by the sweeping stories, diverse char...[Read More]

PLAY Expo 2016: Tekken 7 Hands on preview

This year’s Manchester PLAY Expo has not been short on upcoming fighting games, clearly making their presence known with many Hadoukens, Meteor drops and tiger flips readily on show and free to try out. Tekken 7 is just one of the games playable on the show floor, and if anything was made clear from my time going hands on with it, is that anyone familiar with the series will easily find themselves...[Read More]

PLAY Expo 2016: Battle Zone PSVR Hands On impressions

It is an exciting time for almost 40 million more gamers suddenly! The virtual reality revolution that began earlier this year for PC gamers looks set to take over our brains, sight and play time, this time in the form of Sony’s PlayStation VR. At this year’s Manchester PLAY Expo in the UK, I was lucky enough to go hands on with one of its much-anticipated launch titles, Rebellion’s Battle Zone. I...[Read More]

Exclusive Interview: Jeff Broadbent on Composing the Dynamic Music of Ubisoft’s Champions of Anteria

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jeff Broadbent, an experienced composer who is making his mark in the world of both games and film. He’s worked on trailer music that’s been used for X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, to name just a couple. A recent endeavour of Broadbent’s was composing over three hours of music for the Ubisoft RTS game Champio...[Read More]

Exclusive Interview: Dave Fennoy on Voicing The Walking Dead’s Lee Everett, Minecraft: Story Mode’s Gabriel and More (Transcript)

This interview contains spoilers for Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 1. Lately, I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with the brilliant Dave Fennoy – the voice of The Walking Dead game’s Lee Everett and Minecraft: Story Mode’s Gabriel, to name a couple. If you want to watch the full video interview, click play on the video above this paragraph, or if you want a ...[Read More]

Exclusive Interview: Dave Fennoy on Voicing The Walking Dead’s Lee Everett, Minecraft: Story Mode’s Gabriel and More

This interview contains spoilers for Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 1. Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dave Fennoy. If you don’t know him, you certainly will have heard his voice. Check out Dave’s IMDb here – the talented voice actor has starred as Lee Everett from Telltale’s The Walking Dead, played Minecraft: Story Mode’s Gabriel and many mo...[Read More]

The Miscellaneous Screenshots of a PS4 Owner

A couple of weeks back, I trudged through my backlog of un-used Xbox One screenshots. The article covered snaps from Life is Strange all the way to Alien Isolation. And so, let’s kick off this look into my PS4 collection of screenies with a game that I unashamedly own on both current-gen consoles. Life is Strange is a game that gives you plenty of time to think, to collect your thoughts. It&...[Read More]

Hitman Hacked Up By Episodic Distribution

As a fan of the series since the 2000 original, I am deeply enjoying the newest Hitman – entitled Hitman. I landed in Paris, which provided a great intro to the game, hopped to Sapienza, snuck my way through Marrakesh, and then had a pleasant stay at a nice hotel in Bangkok. But, with its episodic release format, it’s as far as I go for now. And, that’s a letdown given how enjoyable the game has b...[Read More]

Speculating on Mass Effect Andromeda

In the past week, the Playstation Meeting brought us another glimpse at Mass Effect Andromeda. While the gameplay video was again quite short, there is much to be found in the environment and dialogue hinting at plot-points and lore. In this article, I’ll be taking a look at a few comments made by Bioware this past week, and then proceed to look back at the previous trailers to see what we c...[Read More]

Exclusive Interview with Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Composer John R. Graham

Following my review for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, I had the chance to interview one of the film’s composers. John Graham has composed music for a number of films (American Strays, Alleged, Bitch Slap), video games, and several other mediums over the years. Fans of the film’s exciting soundtrack will have to wait until September 30 for the official release. Those in Japan can alrea...[Read More]

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