Category: Editorials

Comedy in Gaming

Being funny is really hard, guys. Don’t believe me? Check out some of my early articles on this site and watch me painfully struggle to be amusing for the first year or so. Unlike now, when the funny just flows freely from me like… something funny. Look, I said this stuff was hard. Humour is not just very subjective, it is also very difficult keep up over the course of a 1000 word article, so imagine how difficult it can be over the of a 20+ hour game. This is why so many games seem to take themselves so seriously. It is infinitely easier to do than to be funny for that long. I’ve talked before about what happens when someone tries to be funny but isn’t clever enough to pull it off, so I really appreciate it when we get a game that is genuinely funny. Enough to sit down and write a list of games that have actually pulled this difficult feat off. Read more …

FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Tips and Tricks

It’s that time again. FIFA 17 has been out for a couple of months now and with it, a new year of floundering around in Ultimate Team trying to amass a killer squad. I’ve been playing FIFA for years now and I see I lot of players making simply rectified mistakes that prevent them from being really successful. Hopefully with a few of these tips it will help you on the journey to footballing greatness. Read more …

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 …