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A Nintendo 3DS Preview Event

23:14 February 5th � Facebook James Pickard: ��Oops, I just pre-ordered one.�� 4 Hours earlier... Tucked away down a side-street in Brick Lane; a small group gathered. We were waiting outside a graffiti-riddled warehouse on a dark and ...


Along for the Ride - Playing a Role in RPGs

Note: This article contains spoilers for Final Fantasy XIII and Dragon Age: Origins �You can put a 'J' in front of it, but it's not an RPG. You don't make any choices, you don't create a character, you don't live your character... I don't ...


Once Upon a Time... (Storytelling in Video Games)

A travel agent at the Department of Death arranges packages for his deceased customers to reach their final resting place in the Ninth Underworld. When one of these customers fails to qualify for the premium package, a ticket on the Numbe...


About Pickard12one of us since 7:26 PM on 02.24.2010

My name is James, I'm 22 years old, from the UK and a graduate of Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. I've been playing video games since the age of 5 when I recieved a Sega Mega Drive for Christmas with Sonic The Hedgehog. My love for video games was solidified when I broke my leg at the age of 10 and spent most of my recovery time infront of my computer or holding a Playstation controller. This was also the same time I first experienced Final Fantasy 7 and The Secret of Monkey Island; two games that will always be very important to me, the former of which I would not complete until 7 years later. I continued the hobby with the purchase of a Playstation 2 and fairly decent gaming PCs. Sadly, I lost touch with the majority of the video game industry between the years of 2005-2008 in a phase known to my friends and family as 'The WoW Period'. I managed to break my addiction to the game shortly before going to university and have since acquired all three current generation consoles. My passion for video games is now stronger than ever before and I aspire to be involved in video game journalism as a career.

Thankyou for reading and I hope you enjoy the blog.

For more articles check out my main blog, Talk Gaming at https://talkgaming.blogspot.com

Constantly playing - Team Fortress 2, Dragon Age: Origins
Currently playing - Dead Space 2, New Vegas, Time Gentlemen, Please!
Looking forward to playing - L.A. Noire, Grey Matter, Gemini Rue