May 2016

State of the Blogs: Stats and Thoughts

I find blog stats interesting.  I currently write on three blogs, and I have also written on a fourth which is now defunct.  I don’t run adverts – though I would consider it if I felt…




New Blog Pages

I have added two new pages to the site.  These are the Favourite Articles and My Collection pages.  You can click those name to go straight there or read below for a little more information….


VGC Day 18: Favourite Protagonist

Guybrush Threepwood is the hero of the Monkey Island series.  He is a quick-witted, ambitious wannabe pirate with a penchant for puzzles and feelings for the governor, Elaine Marley, who would become his wife. He has…



VGC Day 17: Favourite Antagonist

At the start of the original Portal, GLaDOS is the computerised voice that guides you through the strange, alien environment of the Aperture Science facility.  It quickly becomes clear that GLaDOS is unpredictable and insane, as…


VGC Day 16: Game With the Best Cutscenes

I’m going to cheat again and pick a developer, rather than a single game.  Blizzard make the best cutscenes, both graphically and in terms of capturing the feel of their games.  My absolute favourite was…






First Game of Dread

Last week, I ran a one-shot game of the horror RPG, Dread.  Dread is a light system with very few rules, no stats and no dice.  In place of dice, the game uses a Jenga tower for skill…


VGC Day 12: A Game Everyone Should Play

Everyone should play Portal and/or Portal 2.  The game is non-violent and consists almost entirely of puzzles and funny dialogue.  The game encourages creative thinking and very friendly to new players.  I think the puzzles are very accessible…


VGC Day 11: Gaming System of Choice

I’d love to list something cool here, like the SNES, N64 or Dreamcast, all of which were great (especially my beloved SNES), but I can’t.  I can’t list any console actually, as there is no…