(Not So) Silent but Deadly – My Stealth Struggle

As a lifelong gamer there is one style of play which I have always struggled in...Stealth.  First and foremost I am a very patient person but in gaming terms- not so much. I am the reckless, aggressive all out attack type of player who thrives in close quarter combat.  The frustrating thing is that stealth … Continue reading (Not So) Silent but Deadly – My Stealth Struggle

2020 – Gaming Highlights and Lowlights – Part 1 – January – June

So, what is wrong with you all? I was hoping to start 2021 refreshed, putting the events of 2020 behind me for obvious reasons, but here we are, looking back at a heck of a year, an absolute shocker really, as you guys have voted it as my opening piece of the year.  I wasn't … Continue reading 2020 – Gaming Highlights and Lowlights – Part 1 – January – June

DIGGING FOR TREASURE: The Elation, Trials and Tribulations of Platinums, Trophies and Achievements

PING! Gaming achievements have been around for a long time now.  In 2005, games made for the Xbox 360 console contained ‘in-game achievements’.  For reaching in-game milestones, finding collectibles, carrying out specific tasks or certain in-game activities awarded you with an achievement and a Gamer Score. Gamer scores associated with a self made gamertag accumulated … Continue reading DIGGING FOR TREASURE: The Elation, Trials and Tribulations of Platinums, Trophies and Achievements

‘LATE TO THE PARTY’ MINI REVIEWS: The Outer Worlds

“All ‘Late to the Party’ mini reviews are my general thoughts on something long after its initial release. These mini reviews are completely spoiler free and are of my own opinion. There is no scoring system used, only what I liked and what I didnt.” THE OUTER WORLD’S  (PS4) Developer: Obsidian Publisher: Private Division Released: … Continue reading ‘LATE TO THE PARTY’ MINI REVIEWS: The Outer Worlds

Video Game Genres – evolving with the times, or time to die?

Have you ever wondered about how many genres of video games there are these days? It was only when I was trying to arrange my obscenely vast collection of digital games into folders that it really hit home...... I started with the classics - RPG (Role-Playing Game), Action, Racing, Sports, FPS (First-Person Shooter) etc, the … Continue reading Video Game Genres – evolving with the times, or time to die?

Skyrim – 250 hours, 2 Platinum trophies, 1 obsession…….

I love Skyrim. Huh? You want more? Mmkay..... It's difficult to know where to start with my adoration of Skyrim - saying it's a fantastically deep, beautiful, absorbing experience is only the tip of the iceberg - we need to go back further, back to the year 2007, when a certain 3rd Playstation console was … Continue reading Skyrim – 250 hours, 2 Platinum trophies, 1 obsession…….

How Monster Hunter World Saved My Life by T-Rex

For those unfamiliar with Monster Hunter World, it is an Action RPG by Capcom released in 2018; it is available on multiple platforms and consoles. The Iceborne add-on expansion is now also available. Here is the synopsis taken from the Playstation Store: Welcome to a new world! Take on the role of a hunter and … Continue reading How Monster Hunter World Saved My Life by T-Rex