A Content Creator’s Realisation
So, over the past month and a half, I have been looking at the content that I have created, as well as the content I didn’t manage to create. This has led me to a significant realisation. I was trying to do too much. As you may or may not know, I have been trying...
How Gaming Can Change Lives For The Better
Video games, even after all of these years, still gets negative press. Despite the fact that gaming has become one of the biggest industries in the world, there is still a stigma surrounding it. People still look down upon gaming as a waste of time, but it is so much more than that! Did you...
Video – My YouTube Plans For 2020
Well, it’s the New Year! So, I wanted to talk about my plans for YouTube going forward… So as you may or may not know, I used to do live streams on my YouTube channel. Then I did plot analysis videos, or rather, a couple of them anyway. Actually, I really tried lots of different...
Vlog – Small Games Room Tour & Design
When it comes to small games rooms, it can be really hard to know the best way to fit your games, consoles and other stuff into it. After all, a retro games collection (or any collection, for that matter) takes up space and in a small room, that space is obviously limited. With that in...
6 Great Last-Minute Gifts For Gamers
One thing I have to admit as a Gamer is that we can actually be really hard to buy gifts for. Initially, I always thought we Gamers were easy to shop for as you could just “buy a game” and it would be sorted. But then, when my wife asked me what type of game...
My Content Creation Goals For 2020
December really is the time for obligatory posts, isn’t it? Especially since it’s the end of 2019. I mean, I just did a countdown of my top games of the decade (which you can read here) and now it’s time to take a look at my goals for the next year. After all, everyone has...
My Top 7 Games Of The 2010s
Well, it’s time for the obligatory post that every gaming blog, YouTuber and content creator is making at the moment… I mean, you’ve probably seen dozens (if not hundreds) of people creating the same lists. I know I have. However, the majority of them have the exact same games in them, or at least a...
My Favourite Pieces of Video Game Music
Music in games can be absolutely amazing. If a soundtrack is done well, it can turn a mediocre game into a fantastic one or turn an awesome game into an epic one. However, there are usually one or two songs that really stand out, even in wonderful soundtracks. So, I wanted to take some time...
7 RPGs I Really Want To Play
The RPG genre of gaming is so unbelievably huge. It spans across multiple console generations, is at home both on the console, PC & portable gaming systems, and features some of the longest games you could ever play. It is truly a Behemoth of a genre. Because of that, despite the fact that it is...
Twitch Studio Beta – My First Impressions
So, Twitch just released the Twitch Studio Beta, their own livestream broadcasting software. It’s an alternative to the likes of OBS and Streamlabs OBS, so I thought I’d take a look at it and see what I thought! On top of that, I wanted to share my first impressions of Twitch Studio Beta. So, let’s...

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