A Place to Rest Your Head

At the end of a hard day’s heroism, sometimes you wanna go where nobody knows your name.

Gratifying Play

Rob Haines questions videogames’ sexual maturity.


The Road to Ruin

Rob Haines worries that always-online gaming is a road to a digital dark age.

Living Again

Rob Haines contemplates the nature of fractured realities when confronted with the physical presence of one’s own repeated death.

On the Verge of Rapture

Rob Haines is repeatedly awed by BioShock‘s Rapture, but he finds each time that it’s the game itself that stops him from becoming fully immersed.

From the Ashes: The Death of an Arcade

Rob Haines recounts the death – and rebirth – of the arcade on the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare.