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Jamie writes about indie games and chats to developers about their upcoming titles. He'd love to buy all the retro consoles he had growing up; Amiga, SNES, N64, PS1, Dreamcast; but his wife would kill him, plus she needs the money to fill the house with more plants - you can never have enough plants, apparently. He games on his PS5, Switch and laptop, loving a good story above everything else. Indulges in shooters when he wants a quick gaming fix. Also loves sushi, star wars, and sci-fi/fantasy books.

Have You Read: A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games

A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games – Bitmap Books – 2021 If you’re a fan of books and games, like me, you’ll probably love books about games especially.  But print media on the subject of video games is usually reserved to…

8-Bit Adventures 2 will launch on everything and I’m excited

Critical Games announced today that their upcoming neo-retro JRPG title 8-Bit Adventures 2 will be releasing on, well, everything.  We already knew it was coming soon to Steam and GOG and we were very exited about that.  But now Nintendo Switch,…

Loftwings & Sword Swings

Why Skyward Sword HD is becoming my favourite Zelda game The words ‘The Legend of Zelda’ will mean different things to different people.  Some will think back to the very first adventure on NES where they were told “it’s dangerous…

Papetura: Interview with Petums

“Sometimes I just use a flashlight” Tomasz Ostafin (Petums) tells me as we chat about his upcoming adventure game, Papetura. The point and click genre is full of imaginative worlds and Papetura looks like another stunning entry.  The world feels…

In Case You Missed: The Procession to Calvary

‘In case you missed…’ is a retrospective series highlighting great indie games you maybe overlooked. Let’s face it, there are just too many games to play them all. So let us cherry-pick some good’uns for your enjoyment. Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello,…

Oddworld: Soulstorm – First Impressions

Back in school a guy called ‘Fish’ (not his real name, just his super cool nickname) was excitedly telling me about a game he’d played the night before. Fish told me that you controlled this little alien and helped him…

Pumpkin Jack (PS4) Review

‘Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me some …. excellent 3D platform levels to beat!’  Sorry for my unseasonal outburst there.  You see Pumpkin Jack came out for Xbox One, Switch and PC back in October 2020 – when…

A Tailless Mouse and a Swiss Army Knife

Hands on with the Small Saga Demo I’m going to show my age here when I say that playing the Small Saga demo reminded me of the 1992 children’s TV programme, Truckers. You’d be forgiven for not having seen it.…

BG4GHub:Our Games of the Year (2020)

2020 was a bit…different…wasn’t it? From lockdowns and face coverings, Zoom birthday parties and scouring the shops for toilet roll, it’s not been the year any of us planned. But despite the global pandemic the gaming industry, be that AAA…

Papetura: First Impressions

Creating Magic with Paper and Light in Papetura Despite huge advances in gaming technology, I can still tell the difference between something that exists in the physical space and a virtual creation. There’s some unique property our senses detect when…