Tag Archives: Analysis

Spelunky, Analysis You Can “Trust”!

Whats your favorite indie game? What would you say is the best indie game ever? Undertale, Stardew Valley, Limbo, Minecraft, Braid, Superhot, Cuphead, Fez, The Stanley Parable? Those are some good answers but unfortunately, they’re all the wrong answer. The right answer is, of course, Spelunky. The HD Xbox 360 version…and the PS3 and PC version because they’re the same. Now I haven’t played every indie game out there, but then again why would I need to when I’ve already played the best one. Continue reading

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