As a gamer, I have little nostalgia for most games since as a young Jack I was more interested in television and movies than games. Only getting into the hobby properly in the past seven years (and having to play catch up with some of the past decades’ best games). But there are two games in particular that I remember playing more than any of … Continue reading The games that shaped me and my memorable gaming moments
When it comes to normal life events, a lot of the time I tend to have no emotion about them and that makes me wonder if this sincere lack of emotion means I’m still human, because we all know that the only real difference between A.I and humans is emotion. Yet these five gaming events made me feel things and confirm for me that I … Continue reading Gaming events that confirmed I’m human
It doesn’t matter what game, what platform or what region you play on, breaking into the top ranks of the competitive ladder is an achievement to be proud of. For me, landing in the top 500 of Overwatch’s EU Xbox leaderboard, be it for a very small time, is still something that will resonate with me for the longest time. Anyone who has ever tried … Continue reading Gamers and competitive ladders: An Overwatch ranked journey.
At the age of 25 you could say I’ve had quite a few years of experience when it comes to video games. Picking up a controller when I was three-years-old and playing any disc that was on my PlayStation 1 at the time. Feeling very blessed to have a games console at that age (I wasn’t sure if my parents were aware of what I … Continue reading Three gaming moments I’ll never forget
I was just four years old when my dad came home one night with an Xbox and a copy of the game that got me to where I am today. Halo: Combat Evolved. Prior to 2002, my only experiences of gaming were watching my dad play Gran Turismo and Driver on PlayStation. When I first got to play one myself in the form of Halo, … Continue reading How Halo and Sonic the Hedgehog shaped my future
I’ve been playing video games for nearly 18 years. At the young age of 2 years old, I received a hand-me-down PlayStation One and with the iconic console, my gaming journey began. Crash Bandicoot: Warped (PS1) The general idea behind your first video game is that it becomes synonymous with your approach to gaming. I feel that the statement is factual, as Crash Bandicoot: Warped … Continue reading Four influential games that shaped my gaming life
Sat around the TV, as I often did as a child, an advert came on during the break of what was likely a Nickelodeon show. At this point in my gaming world, I had played odds and sods on the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2, with my strongest memories being of Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider and Need for Speed. Visuals were rapidly improving, with huge … Continue reading How Gears of War made me a gamer