FACEBOOK          TWITTER          INSTAGRAM          YOUTUBE          PINTEREST          PINTEREST

Thursday, 19 January 2023

TOP 10 GAMES OF 2022


It's game time! While most of my time is spent playing old-school games from the 90s, I do play a fair amount of new-school ones. My Steam account is rife with many cool titles and my GOG library isn't just made up of good old games. Read on after the jump to discover my favourites over the last year.

Sunday, 15 January 2023

TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2022

 
 
I must admit, my cinema-going experiences have been getting fewer and fewer. I have seen only a handful on the silver screen this year, and all of them have been the kind of crowd-pleasing pictures I can convince my friends to see. Despite this, I believe it was an excellent year for the medium, with a few off-kilter experiments branching off into the mainstream and some streaming services supporting all kinds of genres to success too. My go to tactic is to randomly buy a month when they have enough I'm interested in and binge, baby, binge. These are my brief thoughts on a large number (though not all) of the movies I saw that were released in the UK during 2022, highlighting my highly subjective Top 10. Read on after the jump for more...

Sunday, 25 December 2022

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN - THE FESTIVE FINALE


It's finally Christmas Day, and with that comes the final entry in the Christmas Countdown. And it wouldn't be Christmas without some Lemmings, would it? Lemmings Paintball (1996 Psygnosis) is one of those spin off games that completely changes the formula, yet somehow still manages to feel like a natural progression of its predecessors. There are no Xmas-themed add-ons this time round, by many levels have that unmistakable snow-covered landscape of a winter wonderland.

Whatever you celebrate this time of year, I hope you have a good one. I'll be back in the new year with my annual rundown of the modern stuff I've been playing and watching this past year so keep an eye out for that.

Until then... Merry Christmas!

Saturday, 24 December 2022

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN - DAY 11


It's Christmas Eve! Let's get a little medieval with the classic high-fantasy adventure Heretic II (1998 Raven Software Corporation & id Software). For annoying legal reason, it's not available to buy anywhere being the only game in the Heretic/Hexen series to be stranded like this. Well, stranded no more for arguably the best of the lot is here, just in time for the big day. Enjoy!

Friday, 23 December 2022

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN - DAY 10


On this eve of Christmas Eve, I posit to you a question to ponder over... Could a trout run for public office?

While that thought is percolating around your brain, take a gander at Mind-Gym (1997 Melrose Interactive & NOHO Digital) where such thoughtful quandries and more will expand one's understanding of one's self. Or you could just discover how a cucumber can save the world, it's all good in this comedic send up of self-help books. Or is it?

Stop scratching your brain and click on the links after the jump to find out!

Thursday, 22 December 2022

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN - DAY 9

https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg7oHiHrMFRbdWyBvA6qZvPEP_ND6InZHQMWLfj9VC4bnVxEYehYaq3HiOndFhrGGmlwjmek7JRj8fXSACmdaRbcQDBx5binyXo-ul5sJP_Kh8JhboZNSsalhvVdBXkyBjPW9k129QvLJq8mYPXjWC1Sh9D_601wzycoghj4Buyu0wQ7mSok8E18Vgj/s1500/Disney%27s%20Adventures%20in%20Typing%20with%20Timon%20&%20Pumbaa.jpg  https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh4RgY7jpAS2vRtmQqvXwBIGMyVHN8LOFTMySjl1y2ryJCKrQLohTJe0z-zN7irR4VycG5RqlKPtLh_pQRamjWxDk668EJ6_V_zK8-4-WYxcxdggrlSur4AnxdDSPZojL7stxv7rYzZH_FF-RlFuFaUFHgOa42keRfBFaFM7skw8nV3MTQY609lY66s/s1500/Disney%27s%20Lilo%20&%20Stitch%20-%20Hawaiian%20Adventure.jpg  https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi2fHdtXyjtOuw607brrGTMwzw41iGT70mwA6nvjg3tQJn7GMJ_KIep63Q5P5ECtSRWhO1h2ChblGK-Yzzm2Z1PopY9dwY99Wgo5zIHRj1gGJ5cZIxtZTZviBc9xzEuGjwQJxSDoT92OHrpzHsvGQWbr6sccvs_tBkC9rhkeHceoZCceba14L1nf8EU/s1500/Disney%27s%20Treasure%20Planet%20-%20Training%20Academy.jpg

With every Christmas in my youth, I would be almost certain that either me or one of my siblings would get a Disney VHS or SNES cart under the tree. I cannot separate the festive season from many Disney classics, they're so intwined. Around this time last year, I gave you three educational Disney games so let's do it again. Yet another Yuletime Disney Triple.

We have three edutainment titles to suit your fancy; Disney's Adventures in Typing with Timon & Pumbaa (1998 Disney Interactive), Disney's Lilo & Stitch: Hawaiian Adventure (2002 Disney Interactive) and the MacDonald's promotional tie-in called Disney's Treasure Planet: Training Academy (2002 Disney Interactive). They vary wildly in quality (though I suspect you can all figure out which one's the worst) but I'm sure there's something in each that'll please kids and Disneyphiles alike. Head on after the jump to find out more.

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN - DAY 8


The force is strong with this 8th day of the Christmas Countdown! Star Wars: Yoda Stories (1997 LucasArts) is the second entry in the Desktop Adventures after Indiana Jones took a stab the year before. It's like a super simple and randomised Zelda clone designed to compete with the likes of Solitaire and Chip's Challenge on your work computer. In that context, it's quite a fun little game. Still makes me pine for full-on Star Wars game in the vein of A Link to the Past though. Force blast your way past the jump to find out more.