Posted by: Sonic Alpha | March 2, 2016

Life update

It’s been a long time since I sat down to write a real update, and a lot of things have happened since the 12th of October last year.

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Posted by: Sonic Alpha | March 1, 2016

It’s all about that grey…

Funny thing about black and white. You mix it together and you get grey. And it doesn’t matter how much white you try and put back in, you’re never gonna get anything but grey.

(Lilah Morgan – Angel: Habeas Corpses)

There are shades of grey in every good story.”

(Élise de la Serre – Assassin’s Creed Unity)

Posted by: Sonic Alpha | October 12, 2015

Play Expo 2015, and how I learned to believe in magic

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Manchester’s Play Expo. Held at Event City, possibly the coldest event location I’ve ever attended, Play Expo was a gaming convention that promised to blend modern and retro gaming together. With talks from the likes of Warren Davis (creator of Q*bert), the Oliver Twins (creators of Dizzy), as well as a playable Dark Souls 3 demo; Play Expo certainly delivered on its promise.

With gaming in all forms, vendors selling memorabilia, Play Expo had something for gamers both young and old, and it was something that initially pushed me into purchasing my tickets. However, it wasn’t the reason I stayed (and came back for more on its second day).  Read More…

Posted by: Sonic Alpha | September 30, 2015

Review – Science of the Magical (ARC)

Science of the Magical is the latest book written by Matt Kaplan, and a spiritual successor to The Science of Monsters. Written in the same vein, Science of the Magical is a “scientific inquiry” that promises to examine the mystical places and objects from tales both of old and new, and try to explain the science behind them.

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