THE ADVENT CALENDER – 15TH DECEMBER

Advent 15 – FEAR in the Games Industry? Topical one here, also wanted to show we aren’t just a lengthy collection of trolls and dick jokes. Gaming is taking some real flak as of late due to the terrible and horrific events taking place sadly on a more and more regular basis throughout the world. […]

THE ADVENT CALENDER – 12TH DECEMBER

Left For dead the game that keeps giving Way back when even Noah was still bumming around wondering what to do with his life, Valve made a game called ‘Left For Dead’ This game played heavily on the premise of a zombie apocalypse / end of world scenario and created a new way of playing […]

THE ADVENT CALENDER – 11TH DECEMBER

Tablet Games It’s odd how many people dismiss these mobile application style games as not actually being games. For years I have played games on my cell phone (or as we say in the old world, Mobile Phone) games such as Snake, word mole, tile pong and many more were for years ways to while […]

THE ADVENT CALENDER – 10TH DECEMBER

Starbound A Game of Star ships and Pickaxes As I am playing Starbound right now, this article is actual proof of my sheer ability to pull myself away from what can only be called, Meth for the Miner. Starbound is a continuation of sorts of the work done in Terraria and is the first game […]

THE ADVENT CALENDER – 9TH DECEMBER

Stardrive Putting the ‘X’ back into 4X games It’s funny, as I sit here and type words to you, my mind recalls many years spent playing games as an Emperor, a marauding war pirate and also a friendly diplomatic leader. All differing roles within the game but all in essence the same game. RTS games […]

THE ADVENT CALENDER – 8TH DECEMBER

PLATFORM GAMING Building Bridges then Jumping Off Them The entire concept of platform gamers is a simple one. Gravity is a bitch. The entire genre is defined by this sole premise and frankly it’s a compelling one. My first introduction to platform gaming was when my dad brought home a BBC Model B computer and […]

THE ADVENT CALENDER – 7TH DECEMBER

Quake 1 and Quake 2 Anyone for Gibbing? When Doom came out I remember clearly that it was something special. the graphics even then weren’t amazing but it had real horror behind its outer shell. The sound that enemies made as they were walking around, the screams of rage of Demons when they saw you… […]

THE ADVENT CALENDER – 6TH DECEMBER

Portal 2 – ‘Is Innovation Lacking in Some Software Houses?’ Portal 2 is a shining example of someone having a good idea and the company around that person screaming “YES I LOVE IT!” and then going onto support and nurture that idea. So often now in all businesses regardless of industry we find that innovation […]

THE ADVENT CALENDER – 5TH DECEMBER

Planetside 2 – A Plastic Shooter Planetside 2 is one of those games that really defined my gaming back-story. way back when before eve online had even been put into Alpha, a game called Planetside came out that was a subscription based FPS shooter that gave you the entire planet to be your warzone. I […]