How do you really start a page that’s supposed to tell the world about yourself without coming across as a callosal tit. The answer is you can’t.

Hi. My name is Baden Ronie and I live up in bonny Scotland where I was born and raised. I’ve been gaming for something like twenty years now over a variety of platforms. And then some years ago I decided that writing about games made sense. There wasn’t any magical eureka moment that I can remember. There was no flash of light followed by realisation smacking in the face. Nope, I just loved to read, loved videogames and somehow decided that writing about them made perfect sense. My early work, in a word, sucked. My current work sucks, too, but my initial work sucked more.

It’s now several years on and, to my everlasting amazement, people seem to like what I’m writing! I get Emails from kind folk telling me to keep it up, comments from others and plenty of lovely words from much large, and far better, gaming sites out there. I even get games sent to me from publishers so that I can write about them, and cool opportunities to check out other stuff like mice, keyboards, headsets and even computers! It’s mindboggling! So, all I can to all you people who read my work, send me mail and comment on my reviews, is thank you!

But, at the end of the day, even if just one person is reading it, I’ll be writing it, and if nobody is reading it, I’ll still be writing in my notebook. Why?Because I find writing about games to be cathartic, a way of dealing with Cystic Fibrosis and life in general. It doesn’t come naturally or easily to me. Indeed, I’m a slow writer, but I struggle through and hopefully manage to produce some reasonable work.

Outside of videogames I love to swim and play the drums. I own a white German Shepard, adore movies, read a lot of books and comics, play boardgames and have a darkly sarcastic sense of humour that doesn’t get brought out in my writing too much.

Hi, I’m a gamer, and I like to write about games.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way, lets get down to what this site actually is.

You’ll  see reviews based on on PC games and Xbox One. Reviews are what you’ll mainly see as plenty of sites handle the news and have teams of writers to do just that. Occasionally, should I find it interesting enough, I will post up news. At the moment, the focus is on reviews. In the future I’d like to write some more opinion piece articles, because they’re always good fun, but it seems I might not be opinionated enough to make them popular.

The goal is to simply be honest about how I feel about any given game. Reviews are inherently subjective and thus while I will attempt to be fair and provide as good an overview as I can, ultimately you’ll be reading my opinion.

Integrity is key. It’s becoming increasingly hard to trust the videogame industry and the companies that cover it, as backdoor deals are common. I have nothing more than my word to offer you, but I will never take a bribe or paid advertising to cover a game. At most I’ll accept free review copies of games because I simply can not afford to buy a constant supply of titles to talk about. It’s just me writing this stuff, and hopefully over time you can come to trust me. Hopefully.

On top of videogames you’ll also find boardgame reviews on here, too, because boardgames have a lot on common with videogames. I hope to inspire at least a couple of you to go out and buy a few boardgames, get a few friends together and discover the medium’s unique magic.

22 replies »

  1. Nice mate, am enjoying the site, and appreciating the email updates too.
    Just one thing! Punctuation! Really grinds my gears!
    If you’re looking for someone to proof read before you publish, give us a shout!

    Keep up the good work!

    • Hi mate,
      thanks for the comment.
      Sorry about punctuation,at the moment i’ve been so busy just trying to get the site looking good and get a decent amound of news,reviews and previews up that things like punctuation and grammer can take a hit.

  2. Hello –I found your Blog onYahoo. I must say, I’m impressed with your site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs and information was very easy to access.Pretty awesome.

  3. hello Mr. ronie ..found your blog on Google blog search ,very impressed with it ..hope to chat with you soon on Skype if you use it .. wish to chat with you about gaming blog i stated on word press my skype name is paul.crawford25 , im from Canada ..eh ..
    warm regards Paul Crawford

  4. Hello Baden! Just read your about me!!! This is awesome indeed! I am new to blogging and like you, I want to make my blog a gaming blog!! I can’t believe you are still blogging since 2009??? That’s incredible. I’m glad I found your blog! ^_^

  5. Just stumbled my way here 🙂 Nice blog, really like the layout. Clean, crisp, easy to follow. Keep up the good work! Reviews are always fun to read, since it gives a window into how your mind works out particular games. I don’t have a working gaming PC anymore, but seeing your rig got me hyped up!

    Work on some opinion pieces, it really frees up your writing I’ve found. You have a nice and direct writing style for your reviews, so I’d bet that translates over to longer opinion pieces as well. I focus mainly on PS4, portable systems and working in some tech and anime into my blog, but I actually want to focus more on opinion pieces over reviews (but those are also fun to write). If you’re bored, head over to mediumcoregamer.com

  6. Great blog. I like your writing style and the fact that you’re honest! Nothing worse than reading a review where the writer has obviously been paid to talk a bad game up.

    My small but slowly expanding games blog is http://www.thehackblog.com – Please do take a look when you get a moment. I’d certainly welcome any feedback.

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