Author: Shaz

  • What’s in the name?

    Now there’s millions and millions of usernames in this world. You see them all the time especially in online gaming and forums and there’s always some you remember more than others. Probably from regular appearances, the type of interaction, perhaps even making you laugh or angry. Or even the names themselves can be memorable, creative…

  • Ready Up for London 28th Nov!

    Calling all gamers, Ready Up are gathering once more before the end of a fabulous year. Everyone’s been working hard so now it’s time to play hard. What better way can we spend the day other than meeting and gaming with team Ready Up and the amazing Ready Up community? It’s a great way to…

  • Lazy gamer

    You know those times when you get stuck on a level? Running around for hours, backtracking through the map, searching every crook and cranny, going through your inventory five times over, wondering what other possible weak spot the boss could have, slowly enjoying your game less because it definitely isn’t you being stupid, this game…

  • Super Versus Battle 2009

    The calm before the storm, September is coming and Byron Hall in London will see hundreds coming together (from UK and international) for Super Versus Battle 2009. Three full days of fighting extravaganza featuring tournaments in: Blazblue King of Fighters XII Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Capcom VS SNK 2 Soul Calibur IV Street Fighter…

  • Simple Pleasures

    There’s been times when I get really glued into a fantastic game and God only knows how long I’d find myself playing before I realise: ‘Damn I forgot to eat!’ or ‘Woah when did the sun go down?’ or (sniff sniff) ‘Oh no the pizza is burning!’ or ‘Ack! I’m late for work…(true case and…

  • The Taste of Video Games

    It’s those times when you spot a familiar face/item from the corner of your eye and suddenly our inner geek hearts just explode wildly. A sudden rush of excitement and you’ve become Phoenix Wright helplessly compelled to point your finger like crazy. I know certain members of Ready Up go weak at the knees for…

  • Rock Band Unplugged

    Rock Band is known as a party game franchise that brings four individuals together with near life-sized instrument controllers (microphone, guitar, bass and drums). With enthusiasm and crazy antics the Rock Band series compliments any household party and allows players to live their rock fantasies in minutes. One thing to consider with Rock Band is…

  • Welcome back

    I can recall growing up alongside the rivalry of Mario and Sonic and you know what struck me the other day? I’m 21 and I still see these two non-ageing characters live to be continually re-invented and expand in their franchise. There’s a high chance that the majority of those who play video games, from…

  • Birthday Coins

    In the previous couple of years I’ve never been able to answer a common question that hits me in September, ‘What would you like for your birthday?’ The answer would always be the same, I’d tell them to just surprise me and unsurprisingly, my surprises come in the forms of video game gift cards or…

  • The standard problem

    As much as I love them, unfortunately there are times where I feel shunned by video games. Money is a drag so this leaves me a little behind of everyone else in terms of the latest technology and gadgets. I’ve yet to jump that fence and see how green the grass is there in the…