Author: Aaron Surnaym

Giff Wars Session 4 Part 1: The Throne Room

The continuation of the journal of Nei, a Paladin in the service of House Organo, written with assistance of those that survived. The Party   At about this time the Giff-controlled city became a hive of activity and new ships appeared to be launching from the port. The door swung open revealing a large Giff

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Flashback Friday: No Man’s Sky – A Zen Exploration

This Flashback Friday I look back at the first video game article I ever wrote on this blog. It is crazy to think this happened over a year ago! I hope you enjoy this early exploration into video game blogging. No Man’s Sky – A Zen Exploration I have a full-time job. I have a

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Gameplay: Death Stranding

The first part of my Death Stranding playthrough can now be watched on youtube! This was a bit of a nightmare due to having issues with youtube muting about 18 minutes of footage for copywrite reasons and I could not recover the audio. I had to rebuild this audio from scratch which I believe I

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Book Review: ‘The Last Wish’ by Andrzej Sapkowski

‘Evil is evil…Lesser, greater, middling, it’s all the same.’ My first exposure to the world that Andrezej Sapkowski created took the form of the critically acclaimed Witcher games by CD Projekt Red following the adventures of an amnesiac monster hunter named Geralt of Rivia. The loss of Geralt’s memory ensures the player does not have

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Gameplay: Alien Isolation Part 4

The latest part of my Alien: Isolation playthrough can now be watched on youtube! Alternatively, if you want to watch the whole series from the start you can find the playlist below:

Impressions: Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima is a renowned video game auteur, who has always brought a distinctive and unique approach to video game design, blending innovative gameplay with serious subject matters alongside wacky easter eggs and comic-bookesque villains. The stories in his flagship Metal Gear Solid franchise were always convoluted, confusing, but also deeply touching stories of humans

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Gameplay: Alien Isolation Part 3

The latest part of my Alien: Isolation playthrough can now be watched on youtube! Alternatively, if you want to watch the whole series from the start you can find the playlist below:

One to Watch: The Witcher

‘Toss a coin to your Witcher…’ So you watched Game of Thrones and were hooked. The deep character arcs, the bleak setting, the political intrigue and of course, the sex and violence. It was all looking so good…until Season 8 when it all turned to ashes. You never thought fantasy could work for you, and

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Gameplay: Alien Isolation Part 2

The latest part of my Alien: Isolation playthorugh can now be watched on youtube! Alternatively if you want to watch the whole series from the start you can find the playlist below:

Mental Health in Video Games: Metal Gear Solid V

This article contains massive spoilers for the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Metal Gear Solid V is a mixed bag of a game. It has excellent, polished gameplay, offset by cut content and erratic storytelling. But that does not prevent the finale to this iconic video game saga from moments of heart-wrenching storytelling brilliance. The theme

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