You can now eject…

As some of you may already know, I am moving house soon. Our current tenancy is coming to an end because the landlord is wanting to sell the house. It was painful at first considering that I basically grew up in this house, but a part of me is kind of excited for something new, something different.

The only thing I’m not looking forward to is moving everything.

As you can probably imagine, 22 years of living in a place lead to the accumulation of stuff and things, and things and stuff. But the plan is that we will just empty a room at a time, and once everything is at the new place we will rummage through it all and decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to throw away. Naturally, if there is anything in my gaming stuff that I do not want anymore I will be giving it away on a first come first serve basis, so keep an eye out on my Twitter for anything I may be giving away after the move.

I’ll be sad to leave this place, but you know what they say; onward and upward!

Let’s keep a positive spin on this!

 

Under Construction. Again. Again.

I don’t know how many times I have to say this until my insane brain decides to actually do something, but I’m gonna try to actually get the ball rolling on using this space as my personal blog.

I’m gonna start by getting a new theme and rebranding everything to be a little bit more personal to me. No more chasing bad dreams. No more thinking this is gonna be my “business”.

Insert Controller will become nothing more than a personal blog, as it was when I created the original version.

Once the ball gets rolling you can expect posts about whatever game I’m playing, any shows I’m watching, any thoughts going through my head, and stuff about the methods I use for clearing my insane brain whenever I am having a “bad time”.

Let’s look at the future of this place as a positive thing. A place where I can share my “long format” thoughts, and just chat about stuff. For some reason, I can’t keep a diary, but I can sit for hours and type non-sense about the stuff I have done or liked, or would like to do or like.

WANTED Dead or Alive – My review of Red Dead Redemption

We all loved Rockstar’s famed Grand Theft Auto series; open-worlds filled with people, cars and let’s not forget hookers who give refunds the hard way. Now one day some guy called Josh Needleman walked into Rockstar HQ and decided he wanted to take the GTA series and scale it back a hundred years or so, an thus in 2004, gave birth to Red Dead Revolver, the first game in the Red Dead series. In 2009 Rockstar officially announced a sequel to the western themed, open-world sandbox titled Red Dead Redemption. Continue reading

Zone of the Enders HD Collection

ZOE BOX ART PS3

A couple of years back I had posted an article on the old BlogSpot version of Insert Controller. The article was about the speculation of there being a Metal Gear Solid HD remake, and in the article I mentioned a few titles I would have liked to have their own, amongst them was Zone of the Enders.

One day whilst checking my email I had seen that I had a tracked update from Game Spot with news regarding Zone of the Enders, I was curious so I clicked it and had a read. With much surprise and all those gooey, joyous feelings I’d read that Konami had announced the Zone of the Enders HD collection for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Continue reading

Kicking Ass On Stygia! – My review of BulletStorm

BulletStorm 200x200From the depths of Stygia I bring you my latest review, Profanity! Woops, I mean BulletStorm! Yes, the game that had all of us kicking our enemies into deadly structures and talking about killing penises. BulletStorm has been in my collection now since my birthday last year, only I’ve not given it a proper try, yet while skimming through the spines of my collection I noticed this games title glowing amongst the rest, it appealed to everything I wanted from a game at that moment, so in my Xbox it went.

So if like me, you completely overlooked BulletStorm, you’ll not know much about it. This is where I come in! Continue reading

What I’d Like To See In A Possible Fallout 4

Fallout 4 smallFallout 3 is one of my favourite games of this generation, I clocked tons of hours and enjoyed every DLC that was released, with the next generation of gaming just around the corner it got me thinking that if Bethesda were to release a Fallout 4, what would I like to see? So here are a few things I would see added, removed or improved upon. Continue reading

A Video Game Unlike Any Other. Hardwar.

hardwar-box-coverHardwar was released in 1998 and was developed by a British game studio called Software Refinery which was based in Leeds, Yorkshire, published by Gremlin Interactive. Some of the graphics in the game were developed by The Designers Republic who also worked on another of my favourite games, Wipeout. The soundtrack in Hardwar is one of my favourite with artists under the Warp Records recording label based in Sheffield; I think it’s fair to say that Hardwar is basically a game from Yorkshire. Hardwar was actually a huge success but unfortunately in 2002 Software Refinery went into liquidation, to make matters worse is there is no chance at an official sequel to Hardwar and the no one knows who owns the source code so nobody can buy it, to add the icing to the cake, the original team have gone their separate ways, the only member was one Ian Martin who has somehow vanished off of the face of the earth, but at least he managed to squeeze out a couple of unofficial updates before he left, these updates have changed up the game, giving it new graphics, improved textures and allot of new stuff making the game a whole lot better while also taking it from its old look and making it seem more fresh. Continue reading

They’re coming! I’m gone. – My review of Killing Floor.

killing-floor-boxart2009 bore witness to the release of many good first-person shooters, though like usual there are always titles that get overlooked. With movies, television and every other form of media dipping there filthy hands into the zombie genre, video games couldn’t help but dip their pinkie fingers in for a little taste. Roughly fifteen titles were released but one in particular had taken a huge step forward in its own very special way. Killing Floor. Continue reading