Picture the scene. It’s12:59. My hand is trembling with excitement as I press the refresh button on the web browser. 13:00. I hit refresh again and the link to the registration form appears on the laptop before me. I have never ticked boxes so fast in my life. It was done. The confirmation screen in front of me; I was booked in for a Playstation VR trial session at #EGX2015. A quick screen grab for proof on the day and I was ready, all I had to do was wait…
EGX 2015 in Pictures
On Friday StubbledGamer headed off to Birmingham for EGX 2015. Here are a few of the photos taken by msaveragejones from the day. Blog posts to follow this week…
It’s September, Goodbye social life, Hello Phantom Pain
Another month gone. Its true what they say the older you get the faster time flies!! In the last ‘monthly update’, I was planning to buy Until Dawn, in the end I decided against it. it came down to several factors in the end, the first being that I decided to spend my money on a tablet this month in preparation for EGX (this way I can stay connect through out the day I’m there). The second being that I felt that paying full price for this game may not be complete value for money, sure I am intrigued by its premise and its style of game play, but for 9-10hrs of playthrough time, £50 is just a bit too much for me to be able to justify to myself. Instead I decided to increase my non existent FPS collection for the PS4 by 1, and go with Battlefield Hard-line instead for the reasonable price of £20. This month however will be a different story, there is only one thing that I want and nothing will side track me from getting it…
The changing times of mobile gaming
We have a lot of mobile games these days (greedy gits!). What started as free, preloaded games on our devices has now evolved into a huge juggernaut; devouring our free time, whether on a bus waiting for the driver to pull his foot out and get on with it, begging the hours of the day to drift by at work as you send assorted characters on their daily tasks or swiping at that small screen as you hack n’ slash your way to greatness. That’s right ladies and gentleman; we are talking about the changing times of mobile gaming.
Never go back (…to games of your childhood)
I’m sure we have all harped back to those days when we were younger; when the grass was greener; when the air was fresher; when you could buy two pints of beer for less than a fiver (damn I miss that); and when video games seemed so much more important; more impressive. It was as if the games had one cheeky hand on your bottom whilst dancing with your imagination; your very being… but these are lies, my friends. Do not let your rose-tinted glasses fool you…
I apologise. I had planned to go into a lot more detail in this #WednesdayWishlist however my evening got side-tracked by a Vanilla Hardshake. ‘What is this Vanilla Hardshake?’ I hear you ask. It’s a sublime combination of some of my favourite ingredients. Take a shot of bourbon, add to a vanilla ice-cream milkshake and sweeten with maple syrup and you get a kids drinks suitable for adults only! Thank you BBQ’s & Brews for making the introduction.
Now back to the matter at hand; this week’s wishlist. September is getting closer, bringing with it an exciting event in many UK gamers’ calendar…EGX. Having bought my ticket as soon as they became available, I thought that this week’s #WednesdayWishlist should be about the top 3 games that I’m most excited about getting a chance to play whilst I’m there…
So far my #WednesdayWishlists have been solely about stuff that I would like to have – a simple exercise in base capitalism. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love wanting, buying and owning cool stuff however it’s not the only thing I wish for. This week I want to share a few things that annoy me and I wish weren’t part of modern gaming.
Here’s what I enjoyed watching and playing last month and what I can’t wait to purchase in August!
Here is my #WednesdayWishlist for this week. Just a few accessories for the Playstation4 I feel could improve my PS4 gaming experience. Continue reading
Time to Suit Up. Mafia 3 is on the way…
I was very excited today when I saw on my twitter feed that 2K had released an image for Mafia 3 along with an invitation for all to view the official announcement trailer on 5/8/15.