Hello dear readers and thanks for joining me on what is sure to be a very exciting day for the blog and hopefully for you too! Why so exciting? Well that’s because today I am launching a new community event that I’d love you all to get involved with, and if it is anything as fun as the last one I did then the next few weeks are going to be an absolute treat. Why not join me to find out more and learn how to take part!Continue reading “The Great JRPG Showdown!”
Scotland Loves Anime, Edinburgh 2021
Hello dear readers and welcome to part two of my Scotland Loves Anime 2021 review. This time I’m looking at the three films I went to see at the Edinburgh leg of the festival, so why not join me to learn about some cool new anime films that you might just want to check out yourself!Continue reading “Scotland Loves Anime, Edinburgh 2021”
An Introduction to Scotland Loves Anime 2020!
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!”
The Gamer’s Guide to Glasgow 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”
Scotland Loves Anime, Glasgow 2019
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”
Guitar Hero | The Game That Defines Shoot the Rookie — Normal Happenings
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.
via Guitar Hero | The Game That Defines Shoot the Rookie — Normal Happenings
The Gamer’s Guide to Glasgow 2018/19
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.
A Gamer’s Holiday!
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!”
The Video Game World Cup 2018: Blogger’s Eleven
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”
Hyrule: See the Sights! Hear the Sounds!
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!”