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!

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 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 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.

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