Eurogamer Expo – The UK’s best gaming exhibition?

Here in the UK, there aren’t really many opportunities to attend full-on gaming exhibitions like E3,PAX, TGS or even Gamescom. Any gaming presence in an exhibition environment would usually be piggybacking off another convention, such as London/Manchester MCM expo, Hyper japan or London Film & Comic Con, and very few exhibitions or conventions dedicated entirely to gaming. The Eurogamer Expo started a few years ago and has gotten considerably larger each year. This year, it took place at Earl’s Court, a venue almost double the size of the previous Eurogamer Expo. After attending a few of the previous events, and visiting the Eurogamer Expo this weekend. I think that it may be the UK’s best gaming convention so far. Continue reading

Minecraft

I guess I’m probably a bit late on this, but I’ve finally gotten into Minecraft, the insanely popular construction/sandbox game which has sold over 3 million copies even though its still in beta! Somehow I managed to avoid it for the past year or so, but now the surprisingly addictive game has lured me in and I doubt I’ll be leaving anytime soon. Continue reading

[First Impressions] – Deus Ex : Human Revolution

After a long wait, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is now out worldwide! So, in anticipation of it’s release, I jumped onto Steam as soon as the clock struck midnight, so that I could start playing straight away. As what seems to happen with a few AAA title releases on Steam, it didn’t unlock exactly at 00:00 and even after that, it took about 15-20 minutes to finish setting up, defragmenting files, installing more .Net and DirectX stuff, so, the time I was actually able to start playing was closer to 00:30. Luckily, I didn’t need to wake up early the following morning, so thought I’d try it out for an hour or two… Continue reading

osu!

I’ve been playing a lot of osu! lately, mainly trying to get back into practise as i haven’t played it in about a year or so and there are loads of new beatmaps i need to catch up on.

While doing this, I’ve also found a reason to dust off my old Xfire account and actually use it for something, since Xfire has apparently added a fairly decent video recording feature among a rage of new additions, even though the actual Xfire client still looks exactly the same as it did when i first signed up 5 years ago…

After a bit more practise and getting used to osu and Xfire again, I think I’ll probably try to record some more gameplay videos, so hopefully, these 2 videos will be the first of many.