Blog: The Xbox Years (2002-2005)

2000 The dawn of a new millenium. The release of the Playstation 2. Tony Blair is 3 years into his Prime Ministerial reign. More importantly, Jamie Oliver’s career is in full swing following his endorsement deal with supermarket J. Sainsbury’s. Together they’d make life taste better (Jamie’s life anyway, the deal netted him two million …

Yesterday’s News Today

It’s hard to believe the Xbox is 10 years old. I remember the day I first got my hands on it. We were in Toys R Us in one of Harlow’s industrial parks. Incidentally, this is the backdrop for the horror novel I’m currently writing. We were dining at Pizza Hut but the Hut microwave was …

Blog: Art is a Dirty Word (Thoughts From BAFTA)

One of the benefits of being a student is you get to attend things you otherwise wouldn’t be invited to for free. One of the benefits of attending things you otherwise wouldn’t be invited to for free is the free drinks. On a wintry Tuesday evening we made the trek over to BAFTA’s glitzy Piccadilly property for …

Battlefield 3 Single Player Review

There’s a mission in Battlefield 3 called Going Hunting during which you step out of the boots of recon marine Henry Blackburn and into the boots of Hawkins the jet fighter pilot. It’s time to fly and after sundry shooty-shooty missions with Blackburn a change of scenery proves most welcome. Click to read

Bastion Review

I like the part where The Kid and Weeping Nellie run the gauntlet. It’s a frenzied, rollercoaster of a journey; The Kid knows nothing but violence so he’s violent. Nellie knows nothing but how to run so she runs. Together they cut a curious figure rollicking across an exploding sky, stretching ever closer to the …