Events

Retro Games Fair Leeds | 2nd February 2019

On Saturday I went to the Retro Games Fair in Leeds, run by Retro Events, and it was so much fun! There were so many awesome stalls there and it was great value for an entry price of just £2.

When we first got there it had been open for about an hour already and there were still queues to get in, and to be honest throughout the day I kept seeing there was a queue too, even when we were leaving!

There was a prize draw too to win a PS4 (I did not win… so I’m saving up for one) and it was nice to have this little added excitement for the day.

A dedicated games room was in the first room to the right (the venue itself wasn’t the biggest but they definitely made use of all the space) and this had a few playable retro games as well as a space for Get Well Gamers (which is an awesome charity you should absolutely check out).

The stalls though… this place was basically a game merchandise collector’s paradise!

Our haul was pretty cool, I so nearly missed that guar though! Very grateful to Alex for finding Jurassic Park Operation Genesis for me too – it was one of my all-time favourites when I was younger! After we went to a comic fair too and he found me a set of Jurassic Park comics. 😍

So yeah, it was a lot of fun and we got some awesome pick-ups! Looking forward to the next Retro Events fair too – Collectorabilia in April, though I think next time I’ll save up beforehand to prepare…

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First Impressions

Anthem Beta | The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful

Hey everyone! Just a quick little post today on my first impressions of Anthem from playing the Beta for it this past weekend. I have to say from what I did manage to play/see, I’m super excited for the full release of the game next month!

 (TLDR; I actually really enjoyed it and will be preordering the exclusive copy from Amazon!)

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Books, Lore

Book Review | Destiny Grimoire Anthology Volume I

Well, bear with me as this is my first ever gaming-related book review so here goes nothing!

Destiny is one of my favourite games to play and I had this book on pre-order since I first saw it. It’s a beautiful little collector’s book and one that makes my Destiny collection look pretty awesome, with some great little chapters from the Grimoire cards.

Read on for a little more of a review though!

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Games, Upcoming

Upcoming Games in 2019

Okay so I’m super excited for a couple of games which are supposed to be out this year (finally), so I just wanted to write a little post about some of them!

These are my top five releases hopefully all due out this year, in alphabetical order as I’m pretty much excited for them all equally!

Anthem – 22nd February 2019

Anthem looks set to be amazing and I’ve had my eye on it since it was first announced now. I’m a huge fan of Destiny and I’ve definitely been getting similar vibes to that for a while now.

One of the biggest things I’m excited for though is just how beautiful it is! I’ve already gone and preordered the art book because of that and I’m definitely a fan of the multiplayer aspect (quite possibly owing to Destiny again but…).

There’s also the fact it’s an EA game, and when it comes to suits they got Titanfall pretty spot on!

One thing I’m not sure about though is the whole third person thing, it’ll take some time to get used to. I mean I’ll have played through all of Gears by then so maybe I’ll be used it already! Nevertheless, it looks sure to be one awesome game!

Cyberpunk 2077 – TBC 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 looks set to be a seriously exciting game, and I love how it’s from the creators of Witcher Wild Hunt because you just know it’ll be beautiful! The gameplay revealed so far looks pretty awesome too, full of action and choices.

Doom Eternal – TBC 2019

Bethesda games are usually one of my weaknesses (Fallout 76 aside, so far anyway) and I really loved the last Doom (2016) so I’m definitely excited for the sequel to it!

Gears 5 – TBC 2019

2016’s Gears of War 4 was the first Gears I’d owned and played all the way through but it was just so unbelievably fun, I’ve started playing through them all from the beginning in anticipation for the fifth. I’m really excited for how Kait will be the main protagonist too as her story looks set to be super interesting!

The game is also stated to be the largest yet, giving the potential for side quests and more of an open world feel which I can definitely get behind.

Halo Infinite – TBC 2019

Halo Infinite is due to have a fresh new art style and it looks beautiful! There’s a chance this won’t be out in 2019 but I’m really hoping it’ll be at least an early 2020 release. I’ve recently started reading some of the Halo books though and I’m just really enjoying getting to know the lore behind the games!

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Projects Galore

Hey everyone, and welcome to my newest little project – Play Read Repeat!

As both an avid gamer and reader, my basic intention for this site is for it to be a place for reviews of gaming books. I’ll probably also be posting about my collections and any upcoming collector’s editions of games as that’s something that I like to follow myself.

I’m not sure how long it’ll take for me to get posting regularly, but hey at least this is a start!

Stay tuned for more.

 

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