Life’s hard, man. And finding inspiration to do anything from get out of bed to changing careers… big or small, it all matters. Fortunately, video games are just as poignant as any other literature or media. With that said, here’s some of the best inspirational lines to help you live your best life. 1. “I… Read More 10 Inspirational Lines From Video Games To Help You Live Your Best Life
I’m weak for colour and aesthetics, so I thought I’d start a mini-photoblog series on Pantone System Colours in video games. This week starts with some adventure characters! Feast your eyes on the pretty colours and maybe you’ll design your next bedroom to be Nathan Drake themed.
We’ve all made bad choices during a playthrough of a game. Blowing yourself up with your own grenade, choosing skills in an RPG that later turn out to be pretty useless, even thinking it’s smart to play online with your crappy internet connection. But, I want to tell you about my worst blunder that has haunted me… Read More How To Ruin Your Game Playthrough with 1 Action: My Biggest Blunder
Cascading in super-slow motion off the side of a cliff while simultaneously firing three electrified arrows at an enormous robot dinosaur, watching its laser cannons fly off its back as it flies into the tripwires that were set a moment earlier – that’s the kind of fun I’m having with this game. Horizon Zero Dawn is… Read More Horizon Zero Dawn: The Undeniable Appeal of Robot-Dinosaurs
Its variety of endings, experiences, and characters means this game is still fun to play 2 years on. Until Dawn is a unique interactive survival-horror game, where the course you take and the ending you receive is all determined by your own choices. With the recent announcement of The Inpatient, revealed to be Until Dawn’s… Read More Surviving Until Dawn: The Ultimate F*ck-Up
I’ve been gearing up to write a comprehensive top 5 of Lara’s outfits in Rise of the Tomb Raider (which, screw it, I’m still going to post after this one), but during my research I happened upon an unexpected train of thought in the Tomb Raider fanbase. Now, while I think Lara’s get-up in the… Read More Lara Croft’s Diminishing Appeal: A Little Less Crop-Top A Little More Practicality Please
Level with me, do we all instinctively find the most creative and dramatic way to murder our video game characters? From my own experience, and chatting to a few friends, it seems like not only do we all do that, but we all somehow find really similar spots to do it. Here’s my mini-market research… Read More Why Are We Like This?: A ‘Top 5’ History of Murdering Our Characters
A beautifully designed and rendered environment can go a long way in video games. In the past 10 years, games have achieved artistic milestones, with photorealistic running water, individually crafted blades of grass, sublime and breathtaking digital architecture. Stylistics of video games can really take your breath away. Here’s my top 10 really pretty video game environments to date. I’d love to hear… Read More Top 10 Most Stunning Game Environments