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.

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…

Quest Notes: I

In the name of research, I’ve decided to dedicate a section of my blog to my virtual adventures in virtual reality. This section will note my findings while using the Oculus Quest. Here is my first rapidly-written notes discovered the day after scrawling them on my whiteboard immediately after pulling the HMD off. I’m not…

Oculus Quest: First Impressions

Since Facebook’s multi-billion dollar purchase of Oculus in March 2014, it is clear that their ultimate goal has been to make virtual reality a common household technology, much like consoles and smartphones. “Their main goal has been simplicity; their first generation devices catered to the PC and mobile markets with the original Oculus Rift and…

Violent Video Games Criticised (Again)

An opinion piece regarding President Trump’s recent condemnation of “gruesome and violent video games” for contributing to the “glorification of violence” in American society.

Pressing the Reset Button

As a self-confessed perfectionist, there’s no greater joy than starting again in a game. Sure, that sounds counter-productive, but hear me out. New games are the perfect opportunity to restart a narrative armed with knowledge for the fresh playthrough ahead; to make better choices and to achieve a more immersive playthrough. If only we could…

Random Thoughts Vol. 2: Self Care for Gamers

If you’re a seasoned gamer, then you should be well-versed in the art of nurturing health and stamina bars. A lot of games task you with looking after your game characters, much like virtual tamagotchis that reside in your Xbox or PlayStation games. Gone are the days of ploughing into unknown environments without stopping to…

Random Thoughts Vol.1: Maps and Wayfinding

Have you ever noticed something about the majority of games – the fact that they all have maps? The first time we log on, we navigate our way through these virtual worlds like tourists entering a new city. We are required to use maps, both virtual and geographical, in order to progress throughout a virtual…