One thing that helps to thin out the backlog is sticking to just the genres you enjoy.
2018 was an amazing year for games, but there’s only so much time to play them all. Here are the ones I wish I’d had a chance to try.
Let’s face it, no video game is worth working yourself into ill health over.
On the eve of the FA Cup second round, one man looks deep inside himself and wonders why on earth he is so addicted to an ageing parade of spreadsheets.
PlayStation VR has entered The Manor, and it’s flippin’ amazing.
I loved seeing all the historic arcade cabinets and retro consoles at Play Expo Blackpool – but sometimes old games are best left in the past.
Hmmm, interesting list.
I got a new gaming PC. And now I want to DESTROY IT UTTERLY.
The map from A Link to the Past in beautiful 3D papercraft.
After years of avoiding the faff of building your own PC, I’ve had a Road to Damascus moment.
Sunless Sea and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey could do with picking up the pace a bit – we don’t all have endless time to kill.
What games would you feature on the newly announced PlayStation Classic? I’ve picked out 15 PS1 games that I’d revive in a heartbeat.
Oh, another Tomb Raider game is out. But, er, I still haven’t played the last two? Or GTAV. Or Fallout 4. Or the last five Assassin’s Creeds…
Getting Gamers by Jamie Madigan, and Ten Things Video Games Can Teach Us by Jordan Erica Webber and Daniel Griliopoulos.
Boundless is a pretty cool looking Minecraft style MMOG. And frankly I’m never going to have the time to play it.
Who will win the fight for Christmas number one?
Imagine a game where you could print out the trophies you win in 3D…
OnRush has sunk at retail – have open-world games like GTA killed off arcade racers?
The Gravity Rush 2 servers have shut down just a year and a half after the game’s release. I spent the last night sampling as much online stuff as I could.
With just two days to go until the server shutdown, I haven’t even scratched the surface of Gravity Rush 2’s online content.
Amid all the ultraviolence and samey sequels, a few genuine delights peeked out from behind the curtain at E3 2018. WARNING: THIS LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE CYBERPUNK 2077.
Writing about games for a living? Sounds amazing, right? Well, like everything, it’s best done in moderation.
Cloud saves, a few NES games and some smartphone app features are the sweeteners you’ll get when Nintendo starts charging you to play Switch games online – in other words, the bare minimum.
They say never meet your heroes. Just stand a few feet away from them instead and stare with your mouth open.
It’s halfway through day one, and the coffee has stopped working.
I”ll be at EGX Rezzed for the whole weekend – but I’m already worrying how I’m going to fit everything in. If you’re going to be at the show, come say hi!
It feels like I only just got my PS4. I’m in no rush to splash out on a brand new console.
It’s all gone, just like that. Grainger Games has shut its remaining stores. And it’s another grim disappointment to add to the hardships of North-East England.
Grainger Games is in trouble – and there are worrying signs about UK video game retailers in general.
This game is just so damn good I can’t stop playing it.
Forma.8 was recently given away on PS Plus, and this metroidvania-but-with-spaceships has quickly become a firm favourite in The Manor.