As a young lad growing up I had two 8-bit computers, my first was my beloved Amstrad CPC 464+ and the second was the ZX Spectrum. The ZX Spectrum was cheaper and more of my friends had that machine, so it was easier to swap tapes (long before cartridges were a thing). The 8-bit era […]Read more "2000AD’s Foray into 8 – Bit Gaming"
One of the most beloved games of the 8 bit era in the U.K. – Manic Miner is a work of genius. A satisfyingly challenging platforming game crafted by Matthew Smith in the early era of the ‘bedroom coders’. It’s success led to three further sequels and cemented Miner Willy into the annals of video […]Read more "Manic Miner – A Platforming Classic"
Books based on videogames have a somewhat ‘dodgy’ reputation. There’s some fantastic examples of authors taking the established and sometimes unique themes of a game and running with them. Bringing out new nuances and situations, broadening the game world and characters for the players – or introducing them to potential new fans. Others, well, they […]Read more "Dead Space : Martyr – a Book Review"
There’s a Batman game which I remember extremely fondly from my youth, it’s Batman Returns on the Master System. I remember being excited about the film but being far far too young to watch it at the cinema at the time. Actually, looking back, I was probably just excited about Catwoman and especially Michelle Pfieffer […]Read more "Batman Returns: Master System"
This was an interesting choice of character for Batman DLC, Red Hood, as many of you know is Jason Todd – supposedly murdered by the Joker, he turns up some years later as a masked vigilante. Unlike his former mentor however, he has no qualms regarding killing his enemies. The basic premise for this ‘story […]Read more "Playing as Red Hood: Batman Arkham Knight"
They say that fear is useful, it can keep us sharp and focused – it’s a survival instinct and one which kept kicking in as I played through this wonderful piece of DLC for the Alien Isolation game. Now I haven’t played through the main game’s campaign yet, as I am such a fan of […]Read more "Alien Isolation: Crew Expendable"
I was extremely surprised by this game, based on Gerry Finley Day’s seminal comic book creation Rogue Trooper, this is a third person shooter which follows the comic book narrative extremely closely. In fact I would go as far as to say that it’s a completely faithful adaptation of a beloved British franchise. Rogue Trooper […]Read more "Rogue Trooper: Let’s Kill Some Norts!"