Play Blackpool – 2017

Play Blackpool – 2017

Just over a week ago it was time for my annual pilgrimage to Play Blackpool. Here is a short write up about it and why I should never take actual physical money to these events…. Play Blackpool is the original, but smaller, Play event hosted each year by Replay Events. This year it was moved ..

Dave Plays at Play Expo 2016

Dave Plays at Play Expo 2016

It’s back baby! Well the wonderful Play Expo has been and gone and in those early words I think I have set the tone for the rest of this write up about one of the UK’s largest gaming events held in Manchester. This was I believe my fourth time attending Play Expo, having attended all ..

EGX 2016 only a few days away

EGX 2016 only a few days away

Britain’s annual gaming expo, EGX is back again at the massive Birmingham NEC. This time with an even larger ensemble of industry veterans and indie devs showcasing their latest and greatest games. One my picks will be the Square-Enix lineup, after seeing the Deus Ex Mankind Divided at last years show I am extremely interested ..

Insomnia 58 – A ‘Short’ Review

Insomnia 58 – A ‘Short’ Review

As always, I’m a bit late to get this post up on the site but thanks for your patience. I’m going to start and give you all a TL;DR Insomnia 58 was a brilliant event and I am glad to have been given the opportunity to attend (Thanks BoonanaJ and Thermaltake) It’s hard to start ..

GTA V Mods continue to look absolutely amazing

GTA V Mods continue to look absolutely amazing

A week rarely goes by without a number of GTA V mods being released or being updated. In the last few days a newly released trailer for the Redux Mod has been released and I have to admit it looks absolutely stunning. Of course the upgraded graphics are only one of the many things the ..

Play Blackpool ! 2016

Play Blackpool ! 2016

A few short days ago myself and Dan were back in Blackpool for our (now seemingly) yearly pilgrimage to Play Blackpool, the slightly more northern, smaller brother of The Play Expo. Hosted by Replay Events at Norbreck Castle, it takes place over a few days early in May and seemingly seems to be a time ..

Blizzard remove “sexy” victory pose from Tracer (Overwatch)

Blizzard remove “sexy” victory pose from Tracer (Overwatch)

You’ve probably all read about this already but what the hell. A Battle.net forum poster who asked for the “over-the-shoulder” victory pose to be removed from Tracer, citing that it undermines the characters “sillyness” and that it forces Tracer into the role of another “bland female sex symbol” has had their request granted. User Fipps, went on ..

GTA V Deer Cam – For those that really don’t have anything better to do

GTA V Deer Cam – For those that really don’t have anything better to do

I don’t know why it exists but I have to admit this feels strangely mesmerizing to watch. Someone is streaming (not at the moment due to tech issues) an in-game deer cam from GTA V.  Running on a hacked version of GTA V the in-game camera follows a spawned deer around San Andreas. The deer has ..

Paramount and CBS get to the nitty gritty with Star Trek Fan Film

Paramount and CBS get to the nitty gritty with Star Trek Fan Film

First if you haven’t seen this, click play below: A Star Trek fan film is being sued over it’s use of copyrighted material over in the United States. The above is a short film by Axanar Productions put out as a statement of intent, showing how much could be done with a reasonable budget and ..

Blade and Soul – Thoughts…

Blade and Soul – Thoughts…

It was only a few short weeks ago that Blade and Soul was released here in the west. I had looked forward to giving it a go, it was only a few years ago that I and a few friends bought Guild Wars 2 with the intention of playing it together…. and when that dream ..

Insomnia Festival Winter Edition (i56 @ Birmingham NEC)

Insomnia Festival Winter Edition (i56 @ Birmingham NEC)

Yes I know it’s a bit late, especially considering that Insomnia 56 took place over the 11th to 13th of December. This was the first time the event was held down at the larger Birmingham NEC. There were a lot of changes to go along with the move, including the option of indoor camping, which considering ..