As I discussed in my previous blog When did video games stop being fun?, I don’t play video games quite as much as I used to. But I do still enjoy reading about them, specifically the stories of game design and how classic games came to be. This blog breaks down the creative process… Continue reading The Spy Game – The making of Goldeneye and Perfect Dark
For some reason, I’ve had a few people recently approach me asking for “fitness tips” or “how do you get x?” (where x is toned abs, broad shoulders, improved general fitness or motivation). Most of these questions unfortunately don’t have simple, sound-bite answers and it’s not helped that results will often vary wildly from person to person. That said, I’ve tried… Continue reading Fitness tips for newbies – Or what I wish I knew when I started out
Trick R Treat This film had a non theatrical release in 2007 to little to no fanfare. It’s sort of the Pulp Fiction of the Horror genre – Four loosely connected tales all occurring on one Halloween night. What I love most about this film is that it is first and foremost a Halloween… Continue reading The Horror Half-Dozen – 6 Movies to watch on Halloween that you probably haven’t seen
“You still watch wrestling?” That’s usually the reaction I get when I mention to the average Joe that I enjoy that unique hybrid of live-action theatre and performance art known as professional wrestling. Usually it’s followed up by “But, it’s all fake isn’t it?” Years ago I would have burst into a defensive spiel,… Continue reading Why I love Wrestling (explained using mostly GIFs)
According to my social media account, it was the 22nd May 2015 when I received the confirmation that my place in the 2016 London Marathon was secured. I joked that Mo Farah would have some competition. I was cocky. I was confident. I had no idea what I had gotten myself in to. At that point, I… Continue reading The Road to, on and after the 2016 London Marathon
Following up my ice cream top 10, the following is what I consider to be the 10 best video games to grace PC and consoles. Although my game playing has slowed down in recent years, this was actually harder to put together then my favourite ice cream list, as I’ve played more video games than I… Continue reading No debate – These are the top 10 video games of all time
I get asked this question a lot, usually by a co-worker through a mouthful of whatever sweet or savory creation I’ve brought into the office to share. I get it though. Cooking and baking are hardly considered the most manly of hobbies, certainly not what one would expect from a guy who spends a lot of… Continue reading Why do you bake Ben?