On #GamerGate
Oct15

On #GamerGate

There’s plenty of history and detailed records of what GamerGate is out in the websphere for those who are unaware of what’s gone on. If you’re interested – and it comes with a warning that the whole episode displays such a huge lack of humanity that you’ll want to hide in a cave for a decade – go and look it up. My point of view: those who rally behind the #GamerGate banner are a bunch of self...

Read More
Pathfinder: Rise Of The Runelords impressions
Sep26

Pathfinder: Rise Of The Runelords impressions

During this year’s visit to the UK Game Expo I had two titles I absolutely wanted to pick up – Legendary: Marvel and Pathfinder ACG. I’d pre-ordered Pathfinder from Gameslore for pickup,¬†and it massively weighed me down as a wandered about in a sheepish daze. It was heavy, and it was heavy because it was full of millions (not millions) of cards. A few months on and I’ve finally gotten around to playing the...

Read More
A year on
Jun10

A year on

Trenches dug, barbed wire set, guns loaded: we enter another E3 with same old Spectrum vs Commodore arguments laid out. Interestingly, this new generation has appeared more divisive than most. I’m not sure why. Microsoft clearly earned lots of respect and a massive brand love-in with the 360, and it seems as if their fall from grace has been a difficult one for many fans. On the flip side, the positioning of Sony as the saviour...

Read More
Zombie Dice
Oct14

Zombie Dice

Pffft. Zombies! Again! And in a dice game. What can you even do with zombies in a dice game that’s interesting? Why would anyone play this, a light weight Steve Jackson game that is neither in depth nor convoluted? Probably because they have joy in their soul, I expect. Yes, it’s about as simple as you can get, but as an warm up game that has a nice central risk/reward mechanic that even my 5 year old son can enjoy,...

Read More
Not at all analogue
Jun20

Not at all analogue

Beer flowed, the crowd cheered and the pyrrhic victory hung in the air like the stench of a dead princess’ rotting body. Our voices have been heard, chant the crowd, as they conveniently forget almost everything else that has been promised them. That Microsoft have abandoned their assault on consumer rights, and the inherent principles of owning the physical products we buy, is absolutely a right and just thing. While there are...

Read More