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 ..

I wish games had more co-op campaigns

I wish games had more co-op campaigns

Over the past few years now, I and a friend have played through some games together that feature co-op gameplay for a very good reason as well – at least for me. Most of them are ones that we had not played and as the option was there we thought why not play together…   Whilst I ..

King Con 2015

King Con 2015

It was my first time attending King Con at the invitation of Boonana J of Team Banana. It was meant to be me and DanLV heading up but due to a various scheduling conflicts it ended up being me on my own. Held up in Durham, KingCon is a convention that caters to the geeky ..

Play Expo 2015

Play Expo 2015

Another year another Play Expo and another trek to Event City in Manchester for a weekend of gaming and buying of geeky things. Play Expo for those who have lived under a rock the past few years, started out as a small convention for retro gamers looking to have a chance to play classic games ..

EGX 2015 – The search for more energy drinks

EGX 2015 – The search for more energy drinks

The day after Button Mash, there was a long journey down to Birmingham for the Sunday of EGX 2015. Once again I, DanLV and a few others made the long journey down from Bradford to take a look at The UK’s biggest game event. This was the first time that I had been to an ..

Button Mash XII – A gem of an event in Bradford

Button Mash XII – A gem of an event in Bradford

Ah good old Button Mash, housed in the quaint Bradford playhouse once again and now in it’s 12th instance it’s truly a hidden gem. Me and DanLV and a few other friends wandered over to our second Button Mash this year to play games, drink varying amounts of alcohol and just hang out with other ..

King Con and The Play Expo

King Con and The Play Expo

King Con – 11th October 2015 In just over two weeks time, the mighty King Con will be bringing geeky goodness to Durham for the second time. It was my good friends over at www.teambanana.co.uk that made me aware of this event and they have invited me up to take a look. King Con 2015 looks ..

Button Mash XII – 26/09/15

Button Mash XII – 26/09/15

Button Mash is also this weekend. Thankfully it doesn’t conflict with me going to EGX which is on over the weekend. Now in its twelfth iteration it is taking on Final Fantasy levels of Roman numerals. Still housed in the Bradford Playhouse, the event will be a wonderfully small area packed with retro games for ..

Insomnia 55 was a blast!

Insomnia 55 was a blast!

Insomnia 55 happened over the weekend and I was lucky enough to attend for two of the days it was on for. Insomnia 55 is touted as the UK’s biggest gaming festival and this year it held true to that title by expanding even more over last year. The event hall was bigger, the Big ..

Insomnia 55 is near!

Insomnia 55 is near!

In a few short weeks on August bank holiday, the Ricoh Arena will once again be playing host to the UK’s biggest gaming festival; Insomnia 55. This years summer event is expected to be bigger and better than past years and has a massive amount of exhibitors announced among the impressive list of guests. I ..

Everything has come to a head at Reddit Inc

Everything has come to a head at Reddit Inc

These past few months, and more importantly these past few weeks, there has been an air of discourse in the Reddit ranks. What initially started with certain subreddits being banned outright for reportedly harassing content in an event now called the fattening, because the largest subreddit to be banned was called /r/fatpeoplehate. This event on its ..

Hard Drive Reliability?

Hard Drive Reliability?

Ever wonder how reliable certain hard drives are? Most manufacturers will say that they are the best and the others are worse, which makes it hard to actually discern. If you go based on postings found online you will often find hundreds of negative reports for any drive you look for which just adds to ..