Monday, 18 June 2018

E3: My Best In Show - Part 2




I'm back, for part 2 of my 'best in show' posts for 2018's E3! Part one included a staggering amount of games that caught my attention...so much so, that it made sense to split this into two sections.

Part 2 covers Microsoft, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo.

Keep reading to see what my favourite reveals were!

Friday, 15 June 2018

E3: My Best In Show - Part 1


2018's E3 is almost drawing to a close, and we've now seen each game companies conference. Some were better than others, but it's safe to say that a broad variety of games were revealed across the platforms. 

What were the games that stole the show? Join me as I share my favourite confirmed games, in each of the conferences from some of the gaming industries biggest players. Any games featured more than once across conferences have only been featured in this list the once...to stop repetition!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Holiday Blog - My Trip to Liverpool!


Anyone who follows me on Twitter might've seen my photos I've shared in the past few days from my extended weekend away in Liverpool. Well, like my holiday in Japan last year, I thought I'd share my experience with my readers, too! 

I went away with my family from the 8th-11th June, to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday. All of us are big fans of The Beatles, so Liverpool, the birthplace of the 'fab four', was a great choice of holiday destination. 

Monday, 28 May 2018

A Love Letter to Terrace House

I've never been a fan of reality shows, so when my husband told me he had heard that Terrace House, a Japanese reality show, was supposed to be good, I admit at first I wasn't too sure it would appeal to me.

Boy, I was completely wrong. A popular, long-running series in Japan, Netflix picked it up for Western audiences, and has so far streamed the following seasons:

Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City











Terrace House: Aloha State










Terrace House: Opening New Doors











At first glance, it might appear that this is 'Big Brother set in Japan', but there's a completely different vibe in Terrace House. For starters, there's no real conflict (unless you can count the 'meat incident', where a member's gift of meat was cooked up for dinner without their permission), everything feels considerably more pleasant. The majority of the people featured are genuinely polite and easy to like individuals, and there's something pretty relaxing about the whole thing. 



So what is it exactly about Netflix's sleeper hit that makes this so appealing? For me, it's due to the following reasons...


Sunday, 13 May 2018

The Saddest Songs in Disney & Pixar Movies


Disney and Pixar are known for their emotional moments in film, and often these moments are connected by a song. Fresh off the heels of Coco's Best Original Song Oscar win for 'Remember Me', it got me thinking about the saddest songs in Disney and Pixar films, so join me as I count down what, in my opinion, are the saddest, sweetest musical moments.


'Remember Me': Coco


This song had me bawling my eyes out in the cinema. Remember Me crops up several times in Coco, but it's the final version sung by Miguel and his grandmother in the movie that got myself, and practically everyone else in the cinema, shedding a tear. 

Coco is a film that resonates with so many of us. It introduces children to the idea of love, loss, and the concept of death in such a heartwarming, appropriate way.


Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Visiting Ichibuns, London!


Ever since returning from my Honeymoon in Japan in October last year, I've been missing that amazing food myself and Casey devoured during those two weeks away. We've tried re-creating ramen, noodle bowls, and Japanese curries ourselves at home, and although it was still tasty, it wasn't quite up to authentic cooking standards we had tried before out and about in Japanese restaurants.

A few friends had recommended Ichibuns, a restaurant based in London's bustling Chinatown. Encompassing a mixture of sushi, udon bowls, and burgers as their mains, Ichibuns seemed like an eatery that served the food that our tastebuds crave ever-so-often.


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Things We Want from Sea of Thieves


If you follow me on Twitter, then you'll see lately that I've been plunging into the world of pillaging with my husband Casey, and two friends - fellow Geek Mash bloggers, Neil and Ross, on Sea of Thieves. While we've been having great fun sailing the seas together, there's no denying that Sea of Thieves could do with a bit more content, to keep it fresh. 

This got us talking about what we'd like to see if we had the choice to add a litle more to the game. Here's what we came up with as a group!


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