ALBUM REVIEW // WOMAN’S HOUR ‘CONVERSATIONS’

Originally published at: http://slatethedisco.com/2014/08/album-review-womans-hour-conversations/ The brain child of siblings Fiona and William Burgess; Woman’s Hour, have been referred to as ‘the perfect indie guitar group’. Add a bassist and some keyboards and you’ve got yourself a recipe for just that: the perfect indie band. Previously The Guardian, NME and The Telegraph have all nodded in their…

ALBUM REVIEW // LUKE TUCHSCHERER ‘YOU GET SO ALONE AT TIMES IT MAKES SENSE’

Originally published at: http://slatethedisco.com/2014/06/album-review-luke-tuchscherer-you-get-so-alone-at-times-it-makes-sense/ Breaking out from his drumming shackles and arming himself with an acoustic guitar, Bedford musician Luke Tuchscherer, better known as one third of The Whybirds, has put together his own side project and ‘You Get So Alone At Times It Makes Sense’ is his new alternative country record. 12 tracks and 45…

THE WOMBATS ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW ALBUM ‘GLITTERBUG’

Originally published at: http://www.nme.com/news/music/the-wombats-7-1209903 The Wombats will release new album ‘Glitterbug’ on April 6 The follow up to their 2011’s ‘This Modern Glitch’ will be released next year on 14th Floor/Warner Bros. Produced by Mark Crew (Bastille) and the band themselves – frontman Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen and drummer Dan Haggis – the…

CURRICULUM VITAE

PROFILE Date of Birth: 31/10/1994 Telephone: 07975553789 Email: hollyrobinson1994@hotmail.co.uk EDUCATION GCSE: 9 ranging from grades A – C (including Maths, English, and Science) AS Level: Art and Design: B A Level: English Literature: B English language: B Philosophy: C Currently predicted a 2:1 for a Joint BA (Hons) in Journalism and English (with a specialization…

TALES OF TAMRIEL VOL.1: THE LAND REVIEW

Originally published at: http://gamertime.co.uk/tales-of-tamriel-book-1-the-land-review/ I have been obsessed with the Elder Scrolls series for years. Through my late teens Skyrim was one of the best games I ever played – immersing myself into this whole new world where I could forget my responsibilities and fight dragons instead. In my opinion, fantasy RPGs can be received one…

BLACKROCK MOUNTAIN: A HEARTHSTONE ADVENTURE REVIEW

Originally published at: http://gamertime.co.uk/blackrock-mountain-a-hearthstone-adventure-review-part-one/ Blizzard fans everywhere rejoice, for there is a new Hearthstone Adventure available! As many of you will be aware, Blizzard (World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo Creators, for anyone unsure) branched out from their normal MMO style last year and released the tactical card game Hearthstone. Many were skeptical and many believed…

DEATHTRAP REVIEW

Originally published at: http://gamertime.co.uk/deathtrap-review/ In February this year, Neocore (the Van Helsing games) released a tower defense game, with action RPG elements. I was initially skeptical, yet intrigued at how such a game would work and, more importantly, if it would be any good. The story revolves around the idea that ‘the Ink’ (a realm beyond…

THE FALL AND RISE OF FINAL FANTASY

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/04/the-fall-and-rise-of-final-fantasy/ It’s a series that’s been ongoing since 1987, so with the announcement and demo release of Final Fantasy XV this month, I thought I’d take a look back on what made the games great, and what didn’t. Years ago, when my Dad bought me a PlayStation One out of the blue and…

WHY THE ELDER SCROLLS 6 DESERVES YOUR PATIENCE

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/06/elder-scrolls-6-deserves-patience/ At E3 this year Bethesda made plenty of exciting announcements. But one comment has got fans divided: the news that Elder Scrolls 6 is coming, but that it’s “a long way off”. Amongst all the excitement of Bethesda’s E3 conference, an interview with chief game creator Todd Howard revealed that although the…

EPISTORY: TYPING CHRONICLES REVIEW

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/07/epistory-typing-chronicles-review/ It’s been a long time since I found a game I truly connected to. In fact, I’ve never really replicated that feeling since I first played Skyrim. So after years of playing games I didn’t really love, along came a chance encounter with Epistory: Typing Chronicles, a revolutionary indie game from Fishing…

GAMES THAT CHANGED OUR LIVES #28: GUILD WARS 2

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/07/games-changed-lives-28-guild-wars-2/ I feel like there comes a point in every gamer’s life where they’ll try out an MMORPG for the first time and it will either show them a magical new world of gaming… or traumatise them for life. I started with the more traditional World of Warcraft in 2012. An obvious starting…

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THE ELDER SCROLLS: LEGENDS

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/08/first-impressions-elder-scrolls-legends/ At Bethesda’s 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo conference, it was announced that they would be publishing a collectible card game created by Dire Wolf Digital. Fans were skeptical; would a company renowned for their fantasy RPGs be any good at making a card game? Did we need this? Did we want this? The…

EGX PREVIEW: DISHONORED 2 IS “NOTHING SHORT OF MAGICAL”

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/09/dishonoured-2-preview/ It’s been an exciting few years for Bethesda Softworks. Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter, DOOM, Elder Scrolls Online, Elder Scrolls Legends, Skyrim Remastered… the list of unstoppably powerful games that Bethesda have released recently is endless. 

Always ones to go above and beyond the port of call, they decided to showcase theor most…

SHU REVIEW (PC)

Originally published at: https://www.gamespew.com/2016/10/shu-review-pc/ Two weeks on from our 10/10 console review of Coatsink’s beautiful Shu and it has exploded into the indie scene in a very apt storm-like fashion. I was lucky enough to try out the PC version and gain a closer insight into how the game was developed from the creators. Shu had…