POETRY [UNTITLED SERIES] – 7

Shoes and Coats ________ People ask if it’s time. “Time to pick up his things?” His shoes, his coats, his clothes. Washed and as he would expect to find them. But words cannot detract from the miles that we’ve walked together. Your Wedding Shoes. They’re stacked like worlds coliding each taking up a portion ofContinue reading “POETRY [UNTITLED SERIES] – 7”

Women in Tech – Gaming & Technology Edition

In a world that is so dominated by men there is precious little more daunting in a journalist’s career than being a woman or non-binary person in tech. My background is in technology of all forms; mobiles, laptops and gaming. You may have already found me around the internet and on Twitter as @ThisIsSpecious andContinue reading “Women in Tech – Gaming & Technology Edition”

Bite Size Reviews – Mom Hid My Game

If were growing up like me, you might have experienced Mom Hid My Game’s base scenario. Your Mom has stolen your game console, as the name of the game would imply, and you have to navigate an ever more elaborate way to get your game boy back to in order to play. The puzzles were often intuitive. Checking the game boy behind a bookcase, or distracting your mom on the couch so you can get the game boy back. But often they were equally bewildering; cultural signals such as looking under a cushion that would be used to sit on were for someone who could be dealing with someone who wouldn’t be so in tune with other cultures. One aspect that was credit to Mom Stole my Game was the fact that all the levels are short in nature. For each puzzle the rooms are the same (by in large) so you get a sense of where things are easily placed. Every time the game makes it clear what the threat to your success is, and it has very straightforward clues to your success. Failure states are always quick and if you don’t find the right answer the first time around, it’s easy to leap back into action. The only downpoint I can say about it is for accessibility.  This can become one of the biggest frustrations of the game, as these have been hard to time, even for someone who is ablebodied. And there was no way to make it any easier! Ruling out some of the final act of Mom Stole My Game Not to get spoilers-as it ‘s not worth spoiling this ending. I would encourage players to see Mom Stole My Game ‘s journey through to its end, however. In the final act, there is a marvelous piece of game design and narrative direction that bringsContinue reading “Bite Size Reviews – Mom Hid My Game”

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games of 2020

There are affiliate links in this post: any purchases make through these links helps support me in keeping this blog alive. This list has no strict rules except for one – where possible to avoid remasters. I’ve also tried to keep the list specifically to one entry per genre where possible. So that there isContinue reading “Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games of 2020”

Top 10 Xbox Games of 2020

There are affiliate links in this post: any purchases make through these links helps support me in keeping this blog alive. As we are getting into the Xbox One latter years and with the announcement of the Xbox Series X launching in the holiday season of 2020, it’s time to take a look back intoContinue reading “Top 10 Xbox Games of 2020”

Top 10 PS4 Games of 2020

There are affiliate links in this post: any purchases make through these links helps support me in keeping this blog alive. As we are getting into the PS4 latter years and with the announcement of the PS5 launching in the holiday season of 2020, it’s time to take a look back into what games areContinue reading “Top 10 PS4 Games of 2020”

Physical Copies of the Pain Journal – Available

The world is in so much pain right now. I’ve run a very limited stock (10) of physical notepad @_ThePainJournal 2 types – A tick box & Long Form. I’ll be releasing the PDF for free & physical copies are €8 + shipping. https://t.co/2FUBErbvf3 — Spec (@ThisIsSpecious) June 8, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Poetry [Untitled Series] – 4

You chisel away at me until you get it to fit into a mould of you’re making. Then you continue to chisel it. You watched me break and bend and break and bend Into the shape you wanted to make. Blemishes and imperfections cured and purged and purified in fire and cold. only to realiseContinue reading “Poetry [Untitled Series] – 4”