Sunday, 16 December 2018

#MyPS4Life - My time on the PS4!

Sony recently released 'My PS4 Life', a site where a video will be generated with interesting stats based on your time on the PS4 over the past 5 years.

Here's a few snippets of my video:

Unsurprisingly, The Witcher 3 took my top spot.

You can find your own here. Enjoy!

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What I've Been Playing...

It's been a while since I've blogged, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to do a round-up of what I'm currently playing! I find that lately, I get seriously invested in a game, then that becomes my 'go-to' game which I don't switch through for a while. However, there's still a few in this list I am trying to flit between. Check them out below.

The Witcher 3, PS4

So #MyPS4Life recently showed me that I've spent 99+ hours on The Witcher 3...and for good reason. While I'm a little slow on discovering this series (I started the third instalment earlier this year), it has easily become one of my favourite games of all time, and is easily the best experience I've had on the PS4 yet. I'm just at the end of the 'Blood & Wine' DLC, and have a bunch of side quests I can return to, but other than that, I've done the main stuff! And no...I've still yet to win a game of Gwent. Someone told me to watch a tutorial on YouTube which breaks things down more easily, so I'll be doing that at some point. If anyone has any useful tips for getting the hang of Gwent, please let me know...

Octopath Traveller, Nintendo Switch

So I've just jumped from one RPG straight into another one, and I'm loving this! At first the bosses seemed near impossible, but as I've gathered the other characters and levelled them up, it's become a lot more manageable. Octopath Traveller combines gorgeous graphics and a lovely score with some truly enjoyable gameplay. I'm 10 hours in, and am finding it a delight to unlock each character and follow their story. If you own a Nintendo Switch, then I highly recommend this one!

Castaway Paradise, PS4

As I await Animal Crossing's Nintendo Switch release, I've been playing through Castaway Paradise. While it isn't quite as cute and charming on the eyes as the Animal Crossing games are, the gameplay is pretty damn similar. I'm so close to grabbing a Platinum trophy on this one that I just keep returning to capture those final bugs and fish!

The Simpsons: Tapped Out, iOS

I'm not a mobile gamer, but this is the only mobile game I actually put some time brief stints. The Simpsons: Tapped Out has been around for years, and is essentially a town builder. Yes, there's plenty of loot boxes and microtransactions, but I have got away with playing this without spending a penny. EA surprisingly are quite generous, and give a lot away for free, meaning I'm never not able to play. I'm on level 115 and my town is huge now!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo Switch

I've been waiting for this for so long, so of course it was preordered! Smash Bros. Ultimate has been out over a week now, and myself and my husband are playing together to slowly but surely unlock each character in that gigantic roster. Nintendo have upped the ante with this one, and have 

Stardew Valley, PS4

I've just returned to this today, as another game to dip in and out of when I am in need of something relaxing that doesn't require too much brainpower. Stardew Valley is such a charming sim-building game, and I've just adopted a cat in game, so this self-confessed cat lady was pretty happy about that.

So that's it! What have you been playing? Let me know in the comments, or on Twitter!

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

EXPECTO PATRONUM! | My 2nd Harry Potter Studio Tour visit

Apologies for the delay with this! On the 6th of October 2018, myself and my husband visited the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio tour for our second visit. We had previously gone a couple years before, and Casey proposed to me there! We then returned to mark our 1st wedding anniversary.

Below, you can check out the YouTube video I put together of all of the photos and videos I took while we were visiting. If you cannot hear any sound, the video seems to be having some technical issues, but the music should be added to it shortly (hurry up, YouTube). 

This is definitely a place that is worth visiting, so if you are a Harry Potter fan...go and check it out!

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Sunday, 16 September 2018

30 Day TV Show Challenge

Back in July, I started the 30 Day TV Show Challenge on Twitter! Every day for a month, I had to answer a TV-show based question, and share my answer on Twitter. I was supposed to post all my answers in a blog post after the challenge had finished, but apologies - life got in the way, and I just didn't get round to doing it on time. 

So, a little delayed...but here's my challenge answers! 

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Review: Castaway Paradise

Die-hard Animal Crossing fans have been begging Nintendo for a new addition to Nintendo's popular series for years now. Happy Home Designer, Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, and the mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp tried to wet the appetite of fans, but ultimately, still left them wanting more. 

Thankfully, Stolen Couch GamesCastaway Paradise does a pretty good job at filling the gap. But, is it enough? Keep reading to find out!

Monday, 16 July 2018

Throwback - Gaming with my Brother

Us gamers can be pretty nostalgic people. We all look back wistfully at old gaming memories we still hold dear to us. Look at the reaction on Twitter when the Spyro the Dragon, and Crash Bandicoot remasters were confirmed - people who were playing this the first time around were delighting that a piece of their childhood was making a return. 

So, this got me thinking about my fond gaming memories growing up. A lot of my gaming took place sitting next to my brother, handing the controller back and fourth to one another when either of us died in-game. I've brought my brother Jack on board for this one, so join us as we reminisce about a selection of games we both played through together, and loved!

Couldn't seem to find an old video game pic of us,
so here's me and Jack playing Incy Wincy Spider with our Dad instead!

Sunday, 15 July 2018

My Favourite Video Game Songs - Part 1

A few days ago, I decided to share a picture on Twitter, which prompted people to drop a like on the tweet, and in exchange, I'd share my favourite video game songs for each like. 

I've done a few music lists in the past that focused on game series such as The Legend of Zelda, but I've never done a list of songs I love from gaming in general.

So, keep reading, and check them no particular order!

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