Author: Kat

  • What A Wonderful World

    The passing years have provided me with a growing problem when gaming. In days of yore I’d get my game face on, knew what I had to do and get cracking. The plan was easy – complete the task at hand so I’d be on my merry way, eating mushrooms or shooting invaders from space. They were simple times…

  • Splinter Sells Confliction

    Patience is not my middle name. I am usually the gaming equivalent of a bull in a china shop. If one of the group gets into trouble in the distance during Left 4 Dead there’s a good chance it’s me chasing Smokers. Most of my deaths in Call of Duty can be attributed to charging…

  • Game Over Man, Game Over!

    As the old saying goes “ignorance is bliss” and this can be applied to my gaming too. I’ve never paid a whole lot of attention to upcoming games. I used to look a few weeks ahead at the new releases list in the shops or flick through the occasional magazine but it’s only now I have gaming friends and…

  • Warning! Your Bimbo Is Sick!

    Games are escapism. You get the chance to be something you’ll never be in real life, whether that’s a superhero, a marine, a raider of tombs or an Italian plumber. In pursuit of escapism from my mundane, somewhat geeky life I entered the world of “the bimbo”. Miss Bimbo is “an online virtual reality social networking game”…

  • Adventures In Glitchwater

    The, admittedly not so bad, downside of joining the Xbox 360 party a couple of years late is that not only do I have to keep up with any new releases that interest me but also work through a backlog of games which were either highly recommended or just looked damned fun. After finding Saints…

  • Bewitched by Bayonetta?

    I’d like to say I’ll avoid spoilers in this blog but seeing how nobody has a clue what’s going on in this game I think you’ll be safe to read this even if your copy is so far uncompleted! I first saw a trailer for Bayonetta early last year. The game looked so OTT that…

  • Gamers In Need

    Please put down what you’re doing and take just three minutes of your life to listen to this appeal. At this time of year it is all too easy to forget the suffering of others. You may be busy shopping, planning parties, enjoying the company of family, decorating your home or even indulging in all…

  • Losing the Plot

    A few weeks ago I sat down with a blog in mind, all ready to write. It was about stories in games and how, to be frank, they don’t do it for me. I realised I was probably in the minority with this view. I have no idea what was going on in Halo ODST…

  • Achievoholics Anonymous

    Unlike many of you veterans I’ve only had my Xbox 360 since Christmas last year. Until then the whole concept of “achievements” and “gamerscore” hadn’t factored into my life. I’d pick up a game I fancied, play it until it was completed (in my world “completed” means until I get stuck or bored) and then…

  • Ready Up – We Really Do Play Games

    Vortex’s Log – 04.09.09 The tension in the air was palpable, the latest recruits were absorbing their briefing yet somehow little comprehending the dangerous mission that lay ahead. Nervously filing into the armoury, hushed whispers filled the uneasy air. A recruit stops, winces and rubs his knee, a past injury flaring up. The rest of…