Cold Music for Hot Days

Picture it: you’re reading a book, or watching a film, and the protagonist gets unceremoniously dumped in the middle of a desert. The likelihood is that they’re wearing entirely inappropriate clothing and have basically no supplies, yet still miraculously survive to fight another day. Now, imagine that – but instead Continue Reading

Future Compatible

This post was written in 2017, titled Temporarily Unavailable: A Point about Backwards Compatibility and Historical Gaming. It might be a little outdated, but I still stand by the single-format future. — Video games are a very young medium. The motion picture has been doing the rounds since the late Continue Reading

PLAY Expo 2019!

You may have twigged that I’m kind of a massive retro gaming nerd. Turns out there’s more than one of us – enough, in fact, to justify a whole boatload of events around the north of England. Unfathomable… One of these is the formidable PLAY Expo, which has been going Continue Reading

The Magical Mystery Arcade

The first series of Mystery Arcade was a great success for me – I got to play some awesome video games, and my brother got to experience them for the first time. I’m so jealous. And with Series 2 coming very soon, with increased production values and a slightly-too-long first Continue Reading