Welcome to My Gaming Blog

Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. You can ignore or embrace video games and imbue them with the best artistic quality. People are enthralled with video games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre.  — Andy Serkis This is the…

Quest Notes III

Quest Notes from 22/01/20 Oculus Hand-tracking is awesome. It really invokes those Minority Report* vibes. The hand motions take some getting used to once you’ve put the controllers down, but it’s a fun learning process. Oculus Home environment update is most welcome – I’m loving my ski chalet environment at the moment and feel pretty…

#Gamification

You can’t deny that our everyday existence is becoming more and more gamelike with each update and every app that we download to our increasingly intelligent devices. Multiplying categories of gamelike applications such as social media giant Facebook or Trello, the productivity app, contain more and more elements like points, rewards and “power-ups” that reward…

First Impressions: Subnautica (2018)

After discovering Unknown World’s Subnautica on Xbox’s Game Pass, I quickly set about diving into the madness head-first with a daring playthrough on Survival Mode. After approximately one hour of play, there is no doubt about the fact that I would 100% perish on planet 4546B.

Blog Updates

On a lighter note, now that I’ve got my cathartic post out of the way, here’s some updates on Gecko! Deactivated Twitter – I’ve redirected Gecko’s Twitter updates onto my own personal account. I was getting my pages mixed up and, as I couldn’t post as often as I’d like to have, it seems like…

Quote of the Day: The Corridor

There’s no list in existence that itemises what’s gone right in your life and what’s gone wrong, and then makes a final calculation that tells you who you are. What actually defines you is your capacity for opening doors. If you’re always stuck in that same corridor, listening to the negative chatter that’s telling your…

Quote of the Day: The Choice

“The uncertainties in life are so uncertain for us to determine the kind woe we shall be entangled in in the next future. When you stay dormant, your life is at risk; when you dare to take a step, you take a step to take a risk. We have a choice. Yes! a choice to…

Quest Notes: II

Quest Notes from 02/10/19 Journey of the Gods: First impressions are amazing, tutorial was awesome. MOTION SICKNESS CENTRAL. Send help. The lack of teleporting in this game absolutely floored me for 20 minutes. My head was spinning; I literally had to sit before I fell down. The only other game that has had this effect…