World Tour Soccer: Challenge Edition Review

Oh boy, I played a football game called World Tour Soccer! You really want to hear my review of it!

World Tour Soccer Challenge Edition

Console: PSP
Have you ever played a football game before? Yes, it was for the Sega Mega drive and it was awful.
did this change your mind? Not really, no.

On My Own Review

Hi all, time for another Kickstart review, today it is On My Own by Indie game designer, Beach Interactive. It is a single player game that allows you to explore a forest, and make your own adventure. You can buy it on Steam: On My Own by Beach Interactive.

On My Own

Console: PC
What kind of game is this?: A game where you can endlessly explore, and build things, in a throwback pixel style.
What’s the goal? Whatever you want it to be. Not dying is a good goal.

Second Quest Review

Hi people. Sorry for lack of updates on my part. I’ve just moved house.

Today I’m going to review a graphic novel that is related to games: Second Quest by David Hellman (who did the art for the game Braid) and Tevis Thompson (who writes articles about video games like Zelda).

Second Quest Graphic Novel

50 Songs from Final Fantasy that you must listen to before you die

Yeah, apologies for the stupid title.

This post is all Scott‘s fault. He sent round an e-mail that was like “here is the best video game theme EVER”. I forget what it was (it was from Grand Theft Auto, I know that much) but my response was basically to send around a million other video game songs. Basically, poor Scott didn’t know what he would unleash.

I did promise not to send around 50 songs from Final Fantasy but I’m not going to lie, it’s really easy for me to get a list together.

I apologise in advance because I kind of did this before but… Oh well.

I am moving house, so I’m sorry that I’ve not reviewed a game in AGES.

Without further ado, here are 50 songs from Final Fantasy…

I ran the race for life – sponsor me!

I know, it’s not to do with Video Games, but I just ran the Leeds Race for Life 2015. It’s to raise money for Cancer Research UK. My mum recently finished chemotherapy and radiotherapy, so I thought the least I could do was this.

I ran it with a few of the girls from work (although I didn’t see them on the day as I was with my girlfriend and her friend).

I averaged out at 50min or so which is what I was aiming for – so I’m really proud of myself and everyone involved.

If you want to sponsor me, my page is here!

Why Video Game Companies Need To Keep Up With Technological Advancement

I’ve been really busy recently training for the Race for Life so a friend of mine helped out and wrote a post about how Video Game companies need to keep up with technology otherwise they’ll fall by the wayside!

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Technology, more than ever before, is advancing at a blindly rapid pace. Every day stories surface detailing the development of scientific wonder materials or that herald new and amazing advancements in the field of computing or digital technology; truly we are living in a technological golden age! Of course, speedy progress requires companies, organisations and businesses involved in all industries to keep abreast of changes, however in the gaming realm this is particularly important. Why, though?

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I’ve been using Habit RPG for a while now

Hi guys,
Bit of a different thing today.

A little while back I was texting my mate Jamie about running.

I do run by the way, but my figure is pretty much that of a Qu form FFIX.

Qu Final Fantasy IX

Quina is basically me

To me, running is the worst thing. I hate running. But I signed up to do a 5K race for life and I kind of have to train. It’s for charity and you can donate to me here.

Anyway, I was texting Jamie (@GaProgMan) because he a runner and I share what my running tunes are (usually something from a video game). I was moaning saying that I wished my AGL or Stamina would noticeable increase everything I went for a run.

So Jamie’s response was: “Have you heard of HabitRPG?

So, I checked it out.

…and it’s awesome. I’ve been doing it for two weeks now.

HabitRPG Screenshot

Effectively, it’s a scheduling/task/to do list tool with incentives. Everytime you complete a task you get gold and exp, as well as the chance for random drops. Everytime you forget to do a task you lose health.

This is awesome!

Tasks are broken down into a few different things:

  • To do: you set a task with a due date and the goal is to do it before the end of that date. For example I have things like “Buy Milk: Due Today” and “Draw Picture: Due next week”
  • Daily: These are regular occurrences that you either do every day, several times a week or once a week. Mine are things like “Floss: Everyday” and “Write Blog Post: Once a week”
  • Habits: Habits are split into “good” and “bad” habits. If you do a good habit, you get a reward, if you do a bad habit, you lose health. For example a good habit for me is “bring lunch to work” and a bad habit is “pull hair”
  • I really enjoy it, it keeps me in a good routine (before, I was such a lazy flosser and I always meant to meditate but I never took the time) and also allows me to keep a check-list of things to do.

    My main complaint is that (surprising no-one) they don’t have an Windows Phone app. I use HabitRPG Metro which is the best I can get. It’s pretty good as it has the main functionality but lacks some of the optional extra stuff.

    Habit RPG Metro

    It’s a pretty darn good app though. I do use the desktop version as well (they sync together well and they’re both free) though.

    The reason is is the desktop version better for inventory management and feeding your pets.

    You have pets in the game.

    Habit RPG Pets

    Some of the drops you get are eggs. You can hatch eggs with potions and they turn into pets which may eventually become mounts! I do not have a mount yet :( Heck, I don’t even have a job class yet (although I do believe you get them when you level up a bit).

    The one thing I do think that is missing is the ability to give your tasks “types” like “exercise” “productivity” “learning” etc. Because THAT WAY you could have all the “normal” stats like STR, AGL and DEF! I would so love that! But I guess maybe that’s just too much for now.

    Actually apparently there ARE stats:

    HabitRPG Stats

    I just have NO IDEA how they work.

    I encourage you to try it out.
    If you want to join my party, my party ID is 294f35d7-e927-49b8-990c-5316a5bd1e3c
    If you want to add me to your party I am ID 3ffb8ecc-abfc-445c-8700-b883d18ac182

    Pokemon White 2 Review

    Hi guys, a little while back I did a review of Pokémon White. I only recently got around to playing the sequel, Pokémon White 2.

    Pokemon White 2

    Console: DS
    Should I play it? If you’re a Pokémon fan, yeah, why not, if you’re a new player, I would stick to one of the current gen main series games (at the time that is X&Y)
    Best part about it: Access to different Pokémon than White offered

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    Curly Review

    Hi dudes, I was able to test out a new iOS game called Curly and thought you might like it :) It’s made by a company called Theta Apps. They’re only little, so please support them.

    Curly the Pig

    Platform: iOS
    Type of game Addicting but not in a toxic way
    Best for: Playing on bus journeys

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