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About Ryan Brooks

Ryan is a veteran from the advertising set. An art director and writer from Toronto, Canada, Ryan has been a science fiction aficionado since 1977 when his father took him to see a little known space opera called Star Wars. Gaming is a passion shared by his wife and three year old son. For Ryan, a good story is one of the most important aspects of the games he plays. Especially if you get to create the story yourself.
Too weird to live, too rare to die.
  • Creation of the universe

Meet You In The Middle

It’s April, and like most of us, I am counting the days until June 21st. There’s been a lot of rhetoric about the game since Hello Games came out of their coding cave. The game is stated to be more of a single-player affair, even though technically there are others players out there. What happens after a [...]

By |2016-12-11T02:40:24+00:00April 8th, 2016|Column / opinion, No Man's Sky news|0 Comments

No Man’s What?

What’s in a name? Or, to be more specific, what is No Man’s Sky? The creative possibilities being as vast and the universe we are on pins and needles to explore; where does one find the inspiration to give a title to a game so unique? Hello Games chose a curious title in No Man’s [...]

By |2016-12-11T02:40:26+00:00December 9th, 2015|Column / opinion|0 Comments
  • I've seen things...

I’ve seen things…

I set the ship down in what I thought was a hospitable spot. New world – new things to kill me. If Saval thinks he was getting any less than 500 units for this he was out of his mind. The terrain was rocky and littered with sand dunes. There was something different about this planet. Every [...]

By |2016-12-11T02:40:26+00:00November 24th, 2015|Roleplaying|0 Comments
  • Lazergun pewpew

The Way of the Gun

There are a lot of FPS games out there. Some better than others. One of the key factors of a good first person shooter is the fidelity of the actual gun play. Does it feel like you are firing a weapon? Is there a sense that the ammunition is hitting the target or the environment. [...]

By |2016-12-11T02:40:26+00:00November 17th, 2015|Column / opinion|3 Comments