Located a block away from Aberdeen’s main street and roughly a ten-minute walk from the train station Engage isn’t quite something you’d stumble across by accident as its slightly tucked away on a back street. That’s a shame because while its boring grey facade might not grab your attention venturing upstairs reveals an open-plan room dedicated to gaming. Here you can walk in, sit down and start playing videogames with a bunch of other folk. It’s almost like gamers are actually social or something. Sheesh.
The seething mass of bodies all packed into one place is a stark reminder of just how big games have become since I was but a lad in the ’90s where it was still seen, along with comics, as a geeky hobby. Now it seems everyone plays games, either casually on a phone or tablet for a few minutes a day or on a custom PC that costs a terrifying amount of money. Games are just part of everyday life now, and conventions are springing up all over the place. Now there are people from all walks of life celebrating a medium that has gone from strength to strength. Walking the concrete floors are kids, teenagers, moms, dads, businessmen, grandfathers, grandmothers and more. There are no barriers now that games have gotten almost complete mainstream acceptance, and it’s amazing to see.
Who are you, and what do you do? I’m Daniel Charbit, UK consumer brand & category merchandising manager at Dell By the time this Q&A gets published you’ll be on the floor of PC Gamer Weekender! Feeling excited? Will you be very busy across the weekend? I’m really excited! […]
Previewing a beta build for a game is always a tricky prospect because naturally it’s going to have bugs and problems, and it can be tough to tell how many of those are going to get fixed before launch. In this case, though, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is going to be arriving on April, a mere two months in which to fix a game that is quite frankly a mess in its current stage. More importantly not amount of bug fixing is going to turn it into a great game.
On February 18th and the 19th the Olympia in Kensington, London will host PC Gamer Weekender, a massive event where you can play some of the latest games and check out some awesome tech, including HP’s new Omen line of computers. There’s also going to be special guest speakers covering a range of topics.
The original Watch Dogs was received with very mixed opinions when it released. Many found its lead character to be stale, it’s open world formulaic and its gameplay pretty standard. It’s safe to say, then, that Watch Dogs 2 was a pleasant surprise, getting a considerably more positive […]
2016 marked the year where I got more heavily into boardgames, discovering the unique joy of manipulating card, dice and miniatures. With this cardboard awakening came the boardgame community, an almost infinitely more friendly bunch of people than the videogame community where the only time you can usually […]
[twitter-follow screen_name=’wolfsgamingblog’ show_count=’yes’] The media loves to paint gamers as a bunch of mindless zombies that despise each other and every other form of life in the planet. And at times it can almost be hard to argue with them. Back when I was a lad there was […]
Suddenly everybody was wandering around with their phones almost glued to their faces. More so than usual, anyway. Within a short span Pokémon Go has seemingly taken over the world, and with it has come plenty of media attention, both good and bad. Normally I don’t play games […]