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.
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 a sense of […]
Held at the lavish Hilton Treetops hotel it’s fair to say that Aberdeen’s second Granite City Comic-Con stepped up its venue this year from its humble beginning at Transition Extreme. Spanning a full two days and with entry now costing this year was truly the make or break […]
I’m going to take a break from playing the Witcher 3 (and writing the review for it. Yes, it’s coming) to chat briefly about the first ever Comic-Con held in Aberdeen, Scotland, just yesterday, an event I was happy to attend since most conventions require me to travel […]
UPDATE/EDIT: this article was originally just going to be my initial reactions from the livestream of the Xbox One reveal event, with my deeper, more thought through views coming in a day or two. However, with major revelations and chunks of news emerging after the event was over […]
EA have sent out invites to the media asking them to come and, “celebrate a new era of Battlefield” on March 26th during the Game Developers Conference being held in San Francisco between March 25th and March 29th. No other details were given out in the invite, so this […]
Sony Reveal Mysterious Teaser Trailer And Invite Gamers To “See The Future” On February, 20th. Could It Be The PS4 Announcement?
Sony have just sent out an invitation to the media and their investors to come to a special Sony media event on New York City on February, 20th, and “See the future”. The event will apparently kick off at 6pm EST time, but other than that absolutely no […]
As Christmas draws ever nearer, laughing children play in the snow and other such cheerful bollox occurs, it’s always nice when developers and publishers of this world offer a little something to their gamers. Crytek are on such company as they’ve announced, via the black magic of Facebook, […]
If you were worried that you’d never attain the highest ranks of Red Dead Redemption’s multiplayer mayhem then you can cease your endless worrying because those kind lads and ladies over at Rockstar have announced that this weekend will be a 4x XP event. And just so you […]
UPDATE: Remember boys and girls, you’ve got until midnight on the 19th of September to earn those wings! It’s just one week until the release of Epic’s finale to the utterly brilliant Gears of War series, but many people still haven’t earned those lovely Wings for reaching rank […]