I am a massive fan of video games and the industry as a business entity. I typically play all genres of games but my primary preference lies within JRPGs. Narrative is my greatest motivator, I find it is Japanese games which appeal to this prioritisation of characterisation and storytelling most effectively.

How’s The Hype – The Exclusives

How’s The Hype – The Exclusives

on September 12th, 2014 | 6 Comments

How’s The Hype is a regular feature focused on the impact games are making in the wonderful world of ‘search’, using Google Trends to gather precious…

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I am Digital Video Game Snob and I Hate it!

I am Digital Video Game Snob and I Hate it!

on August 4th, 2014 | 2 Comments

I’m a pretty open minded gamer, or so I like to believe. If a game is released in a box, i’m always prepared to give it…

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The Horror Hype Train – Alien Isolation Vs The Evil Within

The Horror Hype Train – Alien Isolation Vs The Evil Within

on July 22nd, 2014 | 7 Comments

With Alien Isolation and The Evil Within set for release at the back end of the year it looks like the survival horror genre may be…

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Have Square Enix Finally Seen The Light?

Have Square Enix Finally Seen The Light?

on May 13th, 2014 | 11 Comments

These past few years have been difficult for those of us with a taste for Japanese console games. With the Western industry in transition drifting towards…

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Final Fantasy X is a Reminder of Greater Times Gone By

Final Fantasy X is a Reminder of Greater Times Gone By

on March 22nd, 2014 | 1,179 Comments

So Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD collection is out this week, and to say I’m excited would be an understatement. It’s not often I look forward to…

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Why doesn’t the Video Games Industry Ever Learn?

Why doesn’t the Video Games Industry Ever Learn?

on February 16th, 2014 | 430 Comments

The video games industry is a curiously abstract entity. Encapsulating diverse experiences and thousands of games it has evolved into a magnificent interactive platform, unfortunately this…

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How Can Nintendo Save The Wii U?

How Can Nintendo Save The Wii U?

on December 3rd, 2013 | 1,333 Comments

The Wii U is dying. Sales have remained stagnant since release and Nintendo itself has even acknowledged, so far, the console has failed to meet expectations….

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Preview: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Preview: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

on October 14th, 2013 | 538 Comments

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is Square Enix’s final title in the divisive trilogy, featuring a more action orientated battle system, and only a single playable…

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Eurogamer Expo Overview

Eurogamer Expo Overview

on October 8th, 2013 | 3,032 Comments

As expected the Eurogamer expo was filled to the brim this year with audiences from across the globe coming together to sample the latest software from…

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Is Sega's acquisition of Atlus a good thing?

Is Sega's acquisition of Atlus a good thing?

on September 23rd, 2013 | 2,708 Comments

With the news of Index Corporation’s financial predicament, the sale of prized asset Atlus – one of the most respected publishers, developers and subsequent localisers of…

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