Elly’s Games of 2016

2016 is now behind us. Before diving in a new year let’s take a look at the games that came out and marked my year as the bests of their genre. Four games for four categories and one game that beats them all. This is of course only my opinion and should be taken as…

Games of 2016: Pony Island

The hardest thing about being a fan of the horror genre is the pain of living in a post-Amnesia world. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is considered one of the greatest horror experiences of all time, and for good reason. The issue itself is not caused by the game or its quality, but more by the…

Gaming in 2016: Indie Game of the Year

With the varying range of game engines and expansive audiences and platforms to release the games on, it is of no surprise that independent video games are becoming such a big hit again. It was something that really hit its stride a few years ago – firstly on PC, then as part of the XBox…

Football Manager: The Journeyman – November 2016

In honesty, I have no idea what I’m doing. I turn up for training and the lads are snickering. They know I don’t know what I’m doing. The chairman probably thinks I’m a fraud. I sense an imminent return to I.C. Discounts in my near future. My job is still stable however, and we’re only…

Football Manager: The Journeyman – October 2016

Still ‘buzzing’ (as every fan on social media seems to say) over out big win some ten days ago now, we prepare ourselves for Berwick away. The fans lost their minds after we were drawn away at a team literally called ‘Keith’ – before billing Keith vs. Stirling Albion as a dream match. Keith. Stirling. Albion….

Football Manager: The Journeyman – September 2016

September comes and the transfer window goes. No more signings comes in and we get set on preparing for a home game against Arbroath. Bottom of the table Arbroath that is. A win would do us wonders but we’re missing Blair Henderson for this game, our top scorer. It’s a massive blow because he’s pivotal…

Football Manager: The Journeyman – Part 3

Alright, it’s not a disaster. We were first. We lost. We’re seventh. My initial reaction was panic, but I’ve quickly realised that this league is very much against the idea of teams winning. Three games, no team has one twice. By the end of the next game, any team could be anywhere in the league….

Football Manager: The Journeyman – Part 2

So what do I know about Stirling Albion? Nothing, in honesty, and now that I’ve arrived for my first day at the club, I’m beginning to feel what I know about football management is a probably on a similar level as well. I meet up with the Chairman, Stuart Brown upon my arrival to Stirling….

Football Manager: The Journeyman – Part 1

The end of July, 2016. I paced frantically around the front room of my one bedroom flat, just off St. Anns Well Road. It’s a timid life I lead. Cheap flat, underpaying job at the local “I.C. Discount” store. Sunday through to Friday were just days clouded with misery. Not Saturday’s though, definitely not Saturday’s….

In Retrospect: Gaming in 1998

1998, WHAT A YEAR LADS. WHAT A FUCKING YEAR. In the peak of my youth, the ripe old age of 5, video gaming delivered arguably its greatest year ever. Obviously, I didn’t know that at the time, I was too busy chewing the head off the red karate Action Man, but looking back (as a…

Mafia 3 Review

One of, for me at least, the most anticipated titles of 2016. It had hype, don’t get me wrong, but it certainly isn’t top of everyone’s list. Mafia itself is a series that lives deep within the shadow of Grand Theft Auto. Which is fine, not every game has to appeal, not every game has…