On Cautious Optimism & The Mae Young Classic

On Cautious Optimism & The Mae Young Classic

Having moved in videogames culture for many years, I’m no stranger to the idea of cautious optimism. In an industry where a return on investment is sought before a game is even released, it’s sensible to be sceptical no matter how spectacular the trailers...
Review: DiRT 4 [2017, Xbox One/PS4/PC]

Review: DiRT 4 [2017, Xbox One/PS4/PC]

You know when a band goes off and does a side-project, then comes back for the next album as themselves again, and you can hear influences and aspects of said side-project in those new songs? This is exactly what playing DiRT 4 felt like for me. If DiRT Rally was...
Review: Danger Zone [2017, PC/PS4]

Review: Danger Zone [2017, PC/PS4]

One of the oldest idioms, alongside actions speaking louder than words and not putting all of one’s eggs into a single basket, is not to judge a book by its cover. And it’s an age-old idiom for a very good reason – one must attempt wherever possible...
It’s Hard Work, Standing Still

It’s Hard Work, Standing Still

I want to talk today about, for want of a better word, a thoroughly un-glamorous topic particularly in relation to mental health; fatigue. Here’s a recurring scenario; most nights, I set my alarm for the next morning with the intent of springing out of bed as...