Shoot from the Hip: Metroid Dread

Hello dear readers and welcome to Shoot the Rookie! Today’s post is a new Shoot from the Hip article, where I take a very short, speedy look at a video game or anime which I’ve enjoyed recently with the aim of helping you decide whether or not to try it! Today I’m looking at the most recent installment in the Metroid series, Metroid Dread, so come join me to find out all you need to know about it!

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High Score Haute Couture: The Gaming Catwalk 2018



Wait WHAT? I’m meant to be introducing the thing? Could’ve told me sooner!

Ahem! OK. Hello and welcome to the inaugural edition of High Score Haute Couture, the biggest, the best, the most flamboyantly over the top gaming catwalk event ever, hosted by yours truly AND the newly appointed king of video game fashion knowledge, author of the infamous Best Jackets in Video games and also of a recent treatise on the use of Belts in Video Games, the marvelous Chris, from OverThinker Y. Continue reading “High Score Haute Couture: The Gaming Catwalk 2018”

Hero Worship (A Top 5)

Here is February’s top 5 list and this month we’re looking at heroes. The concept of ‘the hero’ in video games is a well-worn path. Those who have been branded with the tag are too numerous to name, and many others fill the role, even if their contribution isn’t recognized as such. But what does it really mean to be a hero, and do our favourite video game heroes really deserve to be called as such? Let’s take a look and find out! Continue reading “Hero Worship (A Top 5)”

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