Part-time writer/blogger and full-time nostalgia hound.
Lover of punk rock, vinyl and whisky.
Published on GrownGaming, Game Tripper and RetroVideoGamer
Since the birth of my daughter, my time to play video games is now incredibly limited. With my new schedule and responsibilities, I can fit in the odd hour here or there but for someone who used to plough through 3-4 hours a session, it was a real shock to the system. I also found that my new one-hour snippets left me frustrated, annoyed and unfulfilled, so I just stopped playing altogether.
Twin Peaks: Into the Night
The original PlayStation (PSX) was released in 1995, yet almost 30 years later we’re still seeing games being released due to a dedicated community of talented fans working on their own projects. The latest to catch my eye is Twin Peaks: Into the Night, based upon the David Lynch/Mark Frost created TV show, that first graced our screens back in 1990 and which is being developed by the French based Blue Rose Team.
When I was a kid, I had a bit of an obsessive personality. I didn’t just get into the latest craze; I threw myself in headfirst. Whether it was Biker Mice from Mars, Bucky O’Hare, Pogs or Pokémon, I collected the stickers, the trading cards, the action figures… I was all in. My youth was spent creating my own imaginary worlds with my own rules. When it came to video games, I was no different — especially when games had an editing feature.
Football Manager: Just One More Game…
Football Manager has been a global phenomenon for almost thirty years. Capturing the imagination of millions as they live out their coaching dreams from behind a computer screen. My first interaction with the series was the 97/98 edition back in the Championship Manager days, and I can still remember taking my Juventus side to the Serie A title with players such as Filippo Inzaghi and Alessandro Del Piero banging in the goals.
- Top Story - April 2022
I, RejectTop Story - April 2022
Let us take a trip back in time to 1998, the year of Fat Boy Slim’s The Rockafella Skank, Adam Sandler’s The Waterboy and arguably the greatest FIFA game of all time. It was also the year that saw the debut of one of my most cherished childhood TV shows, it is hard to believe how much time has passed since then.
- Top Story - July 2021
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater MemoriesTop Story - July 2021
With the announcement that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 are going to be remade, I got hit with a tidal wave of nostalgia. Upon hearing the news and browsing the world of Twitter, it appeared that I wasn’t the only one.
Disclaimer: Before I begin, I just want to clarify that I am in no way advocating piracy. Whilst I look back fondly on this era of my youth, there is no doubt that counterfeit gaming seriously damages the industry, especially those smaller studios and their entire workforce. This is a nostalgia piece on how piracy contributed to my love of video games and how I probably should have known better.