Gaming with a Rainbow baby

rainbow baby noun a baby born subsequent to a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of an infant from natural causes. "my rainbow baby gave me my hope back" As a sometime content creator, gamer, full-time husband and now father, my priorities have certainly changed since the birth of our little boy. Instead of coming home, …

Illmatic and Chrono Trigger are yet to be bettered

Every once in a while, maybe only once in a generation, a film, album or videogame emerges that redefines a medium. In 1994, Nas released what is still considered to be the greatest Hip-hop LP of all-time. 'Illmatic' was a project formulated by some of the genre's greatest producers and a young, hungry MC who …

5 of the best for 2019: Sekiro: Shadows die twice

Next month will be 10 years since we saw the release of FROMsoftware's Demons' Souls and since then the Japanese developer have continued to forge games that have stood on the back of their genre creating giant. After Demons' Souls followed the Dark Souls series and then finally, their masterpiece, the terrifying and absorbing, Bloodborne. …

5 of the best for 2019: Mortal Kombat 11

Having been brought up on Capcom fighting games and particularly the Street Fighter franchise, I've always viewed the Mortal Kombat series as more 'style over substance' since it's inception; the original, a game born in an era where digitised sprites and gore were seen as attractive distractions from the more intricate mechanics available in Japanese …

5 of the best for 2019: The Last of Us part II

As the defining moment in the PS3's games library, The Last of Us was a landmark game in storytelling and atmosphere. It's stealth mechanics were interesting, especially when played at higher difficulty levels and the combat, while an extension of what ND established with the Uncharted series, felt visceral and engaging. So what does this …

5 of the best for 2019: Devil May Cry V

This year, the 8th generation of consoles will receive it's first brand new entry in the character action genre when Devil May Cry V releases on PS4 and XBOX One this March (the game will also release on PC). V sees development return to Japan after a detour West with Ninja Theory and their, somewhat …

5 of the best for 2019: Resident Evil 2: Remake

2019 looks set to be another classic year in gaming with sequels to established franchises in the offing as well as some new and exciting IPs. Over the next week I will be discussing 5 of my most anticipated games for the year, beginning with... Resident Evil 2: Remake (Developer: Capcom, Genre: Action/survival horror) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuAM-b7m3iw