Hello dear readers and welcome to this rather exciting post! Today I’m building up to this year’s iteration of the world’s finest film festival – Scotland Loves Anime, which starts THIS SUNDAY (October 25th). Things are obviously a bit different this year, but that means that more of you than ever can get involved, so why not join me to find out what is going to be happening!Continue reading “An Introduction to Scotland Loves Anime 2020!”
Hello readers and welcome to the second edition of the Gamer’s Guide to Glasgow, now updated for 2020! A few things have changed in the city since I released the first edition (for better and worse), and there is a whole new calendar of events to attend this year so why not take a look and see if anything inspires you. Continue reading “The Gamer’s Guide to Glasgow 2020”
Good day readers and many thanks for joining me! I’m a little late with this but today I have the pleasure of sharing with you a few thoughts on the 2019 edition of the UK’s best anime film festival…Scotland Loves Anime! Continue reading “Scotland Loves Anime, Glasgow 2019”
Just in case you missed it over on the Normal Happenings site, here is a link to my piece about Guitar Hero as featured in the amazing blogging series The Games That Define Us.
There is a snippet below, but please click the link to go check out the whole thing and while you are there, make sure you check out all of the other awesome posts.
This collaboration has really shown what strength and depth there is in the video games blogging community, as well as highlighting the positive influences that games have on our lives – something which often isn’t understood outside of the gaming community. Enjoy!
Guitar Hero taught me that I can do it, that I don’t have to fear failure. It wasn’t a magic potion but it was a crutch through hard times, and both inspiration and distraction when I believed I was worthless.
In a week’s time, Resonate Total Gaming hits Glasgow’s SEC Centre. It is billed as ‘Scotland’s number one gaming festival’ and this got me thinking that perhaps now would be the perfect time to present the first edition of The Gamer’s Guide to Glasgow.
Hello dear readers! After all that football furore which took place over the last few weeks, things have started to calm down here at Shoot the Rookie, and I’ve had a chance to reflect on my recent holiday exploits. This isn’t a travel blog though, I mean heavy-metal pubs in the heart of Bristol may not be what you want to read about on a games blog. However during my break I was lucky enough to have several gaming experiences, and I’d like to share them with you here. Continue reading “A Gamer’s Holiday!”
Hello to all soccer fans and video game fans everywhere! This is an exciting day indeed, one we’ve been eagerly anticipating for four long years. That’s right, you guessed it. Today, Sunday July 15th 2018, will see the next name engraved on the famous World Cup Trophy. Will it be 1998 champions France, or will we see a new name engraved, that of plucky challengers Croatia? Or…what’s this I’m getting in my earpiece Jeff? Is something stranger afoot… Continue reading “The Video Game World Cup 2018: Blogger’s Eleven”
I have recently had the pleasure of taking part in a fantastic collaboration – Hyrule: See the Sights! Hear the Sounds! Matthew & Nikki from Normal Happenings decided that it would be awesome to create a kind of Zelda guide-book, looking in-depth at some of the amazing locations from the Zelda series and my goodness were they right! Continue reading “Hyrule: See the Sights! Hear the Sounds!”
On Saturday June 9th 2018, this rookie went to her first Games Expo. Held at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow for its third year, Play Expo promised to be a big event full of both modern and retro gaming experiences, and I’m excited to share my thoughts on the event with you here.