Author: Lorna

  • Blue Thunder

    Barely awake and blinking from a suicidal sweeping of curtains, I sit at my desk as always and fire up my PC. Just like I do every day. It gets used for the lion’s share of the clock and is only left cooling in peace long after I have decided on my course of leisurely…

  • Paradise Lost

    I’m Elite, apparently.  Not in any Heathers sort of sense, but because Criterion say so and after screeching around the streets of Paradise City in Burnout Paradise for months, I finally feel that I’ve earned it. Ever since the Ready Up World record attempt back in April, I’ve sunk my time into the game, allowing it…

  • After the Event… Remain Indoors

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the internet, Prevent the Guinea Pigs from wheeking with a juicy treat, Silence the guitars and with muffled pads Bring out the metaphorical coffin, let us now be sad. After any intense and whirlwind experience, the sudden absence  of the swirling elements that precipitated and sustained it leaves an…

  • EyePet

    After prowling the hall at Edinburgh Interactive 2009, all other games swiftly melted from my mind when I looked up at the stage and saw a strange creature bouncing happily on a trampoline.  It was an EyePet.  Like a moth to a flame, I was immediately drawn in, curious as to what it actually was…

  • Edinburgh Interactive 2009

    No matter how good your travel preparations are for an event, even a well oiled machine like Ready Up can throw a cog once in a while.  After nearly being forgotten by Dan who actually reached Edinburgh before realising something was missing – namely me, and weathering a missing sat nav and several wrong turns,…

  • Lament of An Apathetic Gamer

    Such has been my crushing gaming apathy of late that even my desire to write about it has fallen beneath the slush of ‘meh’.  A crippling syndrome which has dogged most of my gaming life since the middle of the SNES era has once more returned with a vengeance.  Apathy.  I just can’t be bothered…

  • The Shame Game

    According to the dog eared book of Cliché, variety is the spice of life and without doubt, a broad spectrum when it comes to taste is always commendable. However, in many cases, this generosity is only paid out so far until jerking back abruptly when faced with one of those ‘red face’ games.  Most of us have…

  • Worms 2: Armageddon

    Creative weaponry, silly voices, and carnage – no it isn’t a gamer speed-dating event…everyone’s favourite invertebrate slaughter-mongers are back.  Worms is one of those games so firmly entrenched in gaming culture that whether they have played it or not, most gamers will at least have heard of it.  Originally springing fully armoured from the head…

  • Win a copy of Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings!

    Now available in stores, the long awaited Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings from Lucas Arts is a heart-pumping title which has you stepping into the shoes of the legendary hero, Indiana Jones, in an all new epic action adventure for the Wii! Set in the year 1939, Indiana Jones® and the Staff of…

  • Guiding Light

    As gamers grow and age, ripening with the industry, so too does their paraphernalia and it seems to me that gaming guides are becoming the sophisticated coffee-table book for our hobby.  Not quite ‘Pre-Raphaelite Curves’ or ‘The Little Big Book of Shite Modern Art’, but they aren’t far off.  If I wasn’t so rabidly possessive…