GDQ – Games Prevent Cancer.

‘Speedrunning’ will be a foreign concept to most readers, even to videogame fans, but bear with me. ‘Runners’ are gamers who have mastered a particular game – and want to impose a challenge on themselves. By exploiting the game’s systems, bugs and glitches, they aim to get from start to finish in as short a time as possible. An entire culture has sprang up around … Continue reading GDQ – Games Prevent Cancer.

The Click Economy

Facebook is part of life. There’s no shame in admitting it: I use it, you probably use it, and, like many things in life, it wants our money. From ‘free’ games to clickbait, Facebook is full of user traps that can and will harm you – however small or inoffensive that harm is. Facebook will store more of your personal information than is necessarily legal; … Continue reading The Click Economy

See This Movie – Wonder Woman.

The DC Cinematic Universe did not get off to a good start. Following the overwhelming success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, the brand decided to follow Marvel’s business strategy – to develop a series of interconnected superhero movies, building toward an inevitable team-up movie. After all, Batman and Superman are bigger household names than Iron Man and Captain America. In our culture of brand-recognition, … Continue reading See This Movie – Wonder Woman.

Quick Review – Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valencia.

As of now, I have played until the game opens up into the twin paths, on Classic Hard difficulty.   Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is the newest instalment in the long-running Fire Emblem franchise. It is a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second title in the series, but don’t let that fool you – Echoes is the freshest, squeakiest-clean Fire Emblem we’ve … Continue reading Quick Review – Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valencia.

Getting Published; Some Tips.

As someone without any published novels (as of the time of writing), it might seem a little hypocritical of my to be giving this sermon – but I’ve been involved in the process for a couple of years now, on retainers with several publishing houses, and I’d like to share my thoughts on the process.   1) Find a Professional Agent.   Whether you’re a … Continue reading Getting Published; Some Tips.

My Thoughts on Wrestling

Around two years ago, I caught my first WWE show on TV. I already knew a few things, mainly from hearing the Super Best Friends enthuse about pro wrestling on their podcast, but everything seemed alien to me. Still, I watched more of it, looked up old matches online, and developed an interest in the staging, the stars, and the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. … Continue reading My Thoughts on Wrestling

Nier: Automata – Review/Summary.

Nier: Automata Review/Summary.     At the time of writing, I have completed Endings A, B, C, D, and E; plus several of the ‘joke endings.’ This review contains SPOILERS for all of them, and for 2010’s NieR. If you haven’t played both games yet, please close this page before it’s too late.     Gameplay. Nier: Automata is the latest instalment in the long-running … Continue reading Nier: Automata – Review/Summary.

Undertale Retrospective

I wrote my last piece on Undertale almost 6 month ago, and it is, by far, the most popular, most-read page on this blog. I owe this to people still coming down from ‘that Undertale high’ – you know, the one that lasts for weeks after you finish your first play-through, still wanting more, desperately pining for Toby to release the Dog Patch that will … Continue reading Undertale Retrospective