Tag Archives: 2017

How Much Does Gaming Cost the UK? (Or How Gaming Took Our Time & Energy)

Okay, dramatic title, let me explain. I recently met up with my co-blog-writer for a few beers and a chat about life, football and obviously gaming. Amongst all the talk about how gaming can be saved from the big-bad that is microtransactions and what episode of Simpsons is the greatest ever (maybe more to come on this), I wondered just how long each year the UK spends on gaming per year. The reason this came up is that neither of us recently have had much time to play anything at all really and it seems to be getting harder to play anything, what with more commitments and the constant need to update games when you haven’t played them for three days. The thought also come to mind that how much money could the UK earn from using this time working instead (please don’t get any ideas future government), and also just how much does our gaming habit hurt our environment. Continue reading

Call of Duty: World War 2 – Me? Buy? Why?

I am considering buying Call of Duty: World at War, there I said it. I have not bought a Call of Duty game since Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. That’s 6 years of Call of Duty abstinence and it has barely felt like a day. That isn’t some proud statement about the passage of time, it’s more of an indictment of just how little the later series entries have tempted me. And to be honest, I mostly bought Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops through chasing a feeling, the feeling that Modern Warfare, World at War and to some extent Modern Warfare 2. Continue reading

My Top Three Anticipated Games of 2017

Last year was a real mixed bag for releases, on one hand we had the release of excellent major titles such as: Overwatch, Doom, XCOM 2 and even Battlefield 1. As well as smaller games such as: Superhot, Darkest Dungeon and Firewatch. On the other hand there was No Man’s Sky, which will hopefully act as a warning against getting too excited for a game we know little to nothing about. With that said, allow me to get cautiously excited (I was too burned by Destiny to go above this emotional state) about the following three titles coming to us in 2017. Continue reading

My Top 3 Games To Look Forward To In 2017

I was browsing the list of games coming out this year and I thought to myself “Damn that’s a lot of games”. I was also amazed at how many of them I didn’t care about, there are a few that I’m keeping an eye on but not too many that I’m ecstatic about. There’s your  yearly releases like FIFA, PES, Call of Duty and Football manager that will always have my attention. Then there’s games like Ghost Recon: Wildlands, South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Heh) and Pray that I’ll be keeping an eye on. So far there’s only 3 games that will be day one purchases for me and they are…  Continue reading