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The Pros and Cons of the Nintendo Switch, Based on What We Know So Far

Nintendo had a monumental task to achieve with the Switch press events that took place last week. After the failure of the Wii U, it had to show the world that its new console was designed by a reformed company that learned from past errors and keenly observed the competition in order to make a rebound in the hardware space. It’s difficult to tell right now if it succeeded, but here are my thought...[Read More]

Top Upcoming Games of 2017

Now is the time to start thinking about what incredible games will be on the slate for 2017. There are going to be a plethora of options to choose from, so here is my top 5 upcoming games to be on the lookout for in 2017. Resident Evil 7 Finally, after the horrendous mess that was Resident Evil 6, Capcom has returned to the scene to try to reinvigorate the storied franchise that is Resident Evil. ...[Read More]

Golden Globes 2017 – Winners List

The 2017 Golden Globes, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, is awarded tonight on Sunday, January 8, with the ceremony airing live at 8 pm EST on NBC. Here is a complete list of nominees (winners are designated in bold with an asterisk): Best Motion Picture — Drama Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight *Winner Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy 20th Century Women Deadpool ...[Read More]

The Danger of ‘Hype’ and Its Effect on Video Games

So 2017 is here now… 2016 has seemed like a bit of a disappointing year hasn’t it? First, it was a slew of celebrity deaths, then Brexit, then Trump but few will contend that the worst thing about 2016 was definitely the lack of quality to be found in some of the more hyped IP’s of the year (definitely a joke). This isn’t entirely unique to 2016 however, for as many standout titles as there ...[Read More]

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]

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