Category: Editorials

Nintendo Knitting Machine

Gaming Fail – The Nintendo Knitting Machine

The games industry has provided us with some pretty amazing stuff over the years. From gaming-on-the-go convenience of the Gameboy to the frankly all-out witchcraft of the Wii controller, gaming has conspired to inspire and amaze the public with newer and fancier technology that has pushed the boundaries of what we perceive as viable or even possible.

As part of this, gaming peripherals have been rife; from basic controllers with an extra turbo button, to full on controller systems for flight or driving games; niches have been identified and filled expertly. Read more …


Self-Medication Through Gaming

I’ve always played video games. For as long as I’ve been capable of making my own decisions, more or less, I’ve chosen to while away the hours playing a game. From the early days of a TV system to today, where I have a set of modern consoles and a self-built gaming PC system.

The thing is, though, while today I have far more systems on which to play a larger library of games than before, I find myself gaming far less than I ever did when I was younger. I say younger, really less than I did 2 years ago. Read more …


My First Gaming Tattoo

So last year I turned 30. Three zero. An age of responsibility and adulthood. I am no longer in my twenties and have decided that I am a little late off the mark for making poor life choices. I mean, I have been on this planet for more than three decades and I have done very little to actually make my family ashamed of me. I haven’t even been to prison, and for a young man from Texas that’s pretty scandalous.

So late last year, I decided to fix that. Not the prison part. I’m not going completely crazy. I’m just getting a tattoo. Read more …


PS Plus 1-Hour Round-Up: February, 2016

If you’re anything like me, each month when the new PS Plus games become available, you add them all to your SEN basket and then never look at them again. I’ve accumulated so many of them that I’ve never even installed that I decided it was time to do something about it.

The problem isn’t that the games are all rubbish. The problem is that I have a very limited amount of time to dedicate to playing games these days and inevitably bigger games like The Witcher 3 win-out over Nom Nom Galaxy for my time. To put it simply, a PS Plus game needs to have some pretty big hype surrounding it to draw my limited attention away from the big hitters.  Read more …


Sebastian Young Tinkers With His Bits


The Newbies Guide to PC Building Part 2

In Part 1 of this guide we looked at all the essential components you need to gather in order to build your own gaming computer. Is this article, I’ll talk you through the process of putting all those different parts together in the hope of ending up with a working PC.

Experienced PC builders will likely scoff at some of my methodology but, just like my target audience, I’m a complete noob at this myself. But for any doubters out there, here’s a spoiler – after a 5 hour build, the finished computer actually works! Read more …


Xbox One Backwards Compatibility: Gems you may have missed

As I’m sure all of you Xbox One owners out there are aware, with the new Xbox experience at the end of last year came the introduction of backwards compatibility so you can play you old Xbox 360 games through your new console. Of the current games to have been added to the programme there are some genuine ‘Triple A’ titles; Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed II, DiRT 3, Borderlands and others. However there are a few hidden gems in there that for varying reasons didn’t pick up the following they deserved when they first launched. Here are my personal selections of games I highly recommend if you missed them before.

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