Back in the early nineties I owned a Nintendo EntertainmentSystem, or a NES, as it’s more often known. The console was my first real dip into what a gaming console was, with its oversized 8-bit cartridges, of such a size you could do considerable damage to a person if you hit them in the face […]Read More I Spent the Weekend with an Old Flame from the Nineties
The Immigrant In a municipality in the Palatinate Forest, a child was born that would shape the way we perceive entertainment forever. The place is Rodalben, with no more than a few thousand people that call it home, the town is deep in the heart of German wine country, the Wine Route, starting in France […]Read More The Fathers of Video Games
The City has fallen and the Light of the Traveler has gone, Ghaul, commander of the feared Red Legion has sent the Guardians into the grave, with the remainder thrown to the wind, night has fallen. You, the only Guardian to be able to revive their Light, has been given the task to lead the […]Read More Destiny 2: An Impression
One of gamings' most enduring series turns thirty this year – Street Fighter, the series that first introduced us to Ryu, Ken, Cammy and company is as old as RoboCop and Aretha Franklin's induction into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame (the first female artist, too), but what's made this series stay for so long, […]Read More Street Fighter 30: How and Why has it Kept its Appeal?
In 2012 thatgamecompany released a little indie title called Journey on the PS3. The title was a hit and went on to win numerous awards and has been hailed as one of the greatest games of all time. Despite its short length (the game can be completed in under two hours) there are many secrets to […]Read More Journey’s End
In 1979, film director Ridley Scott brought a vision to the cinema screen that would create an enduring legacy that is still going to this day – Alien. The film, written by Dan O’Bannon, would also launch the film career of its star, the unknown Sigourney Weaver, who played the protagonist Ellen Ripley, and would […]Read More A Look Back: The Alien Franchise in Gaming
With the recent announcement from Monolith Studios that the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War would feature micro-transactions for the single-player campaign, are we seeing the start of a forced trend? Undoubtedly such a decision has come from Warner Bros. rather than the developers themselves. Warner Bros. showed notorious greed and apathy towards a botched launch of […]Read More Micro-transactions in the Single-player World