The Making of Lemmings

Lemmings Art by Kyle Fewell

If you ever owned a computer in the 1990’s, you will no doubt of heard about a little game called Lemmings by DMA Design. A game like no other, Lemmings exploded onto the gaming scene in the early nineties and quickly gained scores of fans across a plethora of gaming platforms.

“.. We knew it was good, because we all loved making levels and playing with it .. We never knew just how big it was going to be ..”
Mike Dailly – Programmer

The Making of Lemmings by Rich Stanton and Kyle Fewell is a must read if, like me, you still have fond memories of playing Lemmings when you were younger, or even still play Lemmings today.

This article tells the story of how Lemmings came to be and what it took to make this truly groundbreaking game.

Apple Grumble

Apple Grumble

I’m currently on my third iPhone, the iPhone 6, which I purchased roughly one year and four months ago for the overpriced sum of £700 (including AppleCare) direct from Apple. When I received the handset, there was an issue with the microphone which took the shine off it straight away. To add to this, I was never really a fan of the size and shape.

Previously, I owned the iPhone 4S and I loved everything about that phone. The styling, functionality, size, etc was perfect. That’s why I held onto it for so long. I used it for the best part of four years without one issue.

However, like all technology, it was starting to show it’s age so I needed to upgrade to a more up-to-date model. The obvious choice was to purchase another iPhone as I had been so happy with my current one, I seen no reason to switch to the dark side.

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Raise the Ruf

DriveClub - Raise the Ruf Challenge Leaderboard

Managed to get myself in the top three on the Global Leaderboard for the Raise the Ruf drifting challenge in Driveclub on the Playstation 4.

I know it is only a matter of time before someone comes along and beats my score so I thought I would capture the moment and share it while I could. The game is pretty challenging at times so needless to say, I’m pleased with that result.

Alien Isolation Review

Review: Alien Isolation

Having just completed Alien Isolation on the Playstation 4, I thought I would write a review on my gameplay experience as I have noticed a lot of people online have divided opinions towards this game.

Alien Isolation is a action-adventure survival horror story which is based 15 years after the original Alien film. You play the character of Amanda Ripley (the daughter of Ellen Ripley) who is investigating the disappearance of her mother.

The story begins with news of the discovery of the flight recorder from the Nostromo spacecraft which has been located by a ship named the Anesidora and is being held aboard Sevastopol, a remote space station in orbit around the gas giant KG348. Amanda is offered a place on this mission to recover the Nostromo flight recorder in the hope she can have closure regarding the fate of her missing mother.

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Game On 2.0

Game On 2.0

Towards the end of October, a couple of friends and I decided to take a trip to the North East to check out Game On 2.0 at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Game On 2.0 is the first major international touring exhibition to explore the history and culture of computer games. It has exhibited in over 20 countries worldwide and boasts an impressive 150 playable games across a plethora of platforms from the 1960’s onwards.

Upon walking into the Game 2.0 exhibit, there is a instantly recognizable bright yellow PONG arcade cabinet by Atari, which was one of the first video games to reach mainstream popularity. Next to the cabinet, they had a projection on the wall of the game itself which you can play.

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