Tagged: cardboard engineering

Half-Life 1 (PC/PS2) and the writing on the wall

Replaying the original Half-Life recently has been fun for all kinds of reasons. After several years absence from the Black Mesa facility it all feels very fresh. Alongside the entertaining (if at times infuriating) gameplay, there’s the story. Obsessing over storytelling in games is nothing new for this blog and I’m afraid that’s where I want to go with this post too. There’s also a bonus at the end…but you’ll have to see. Continue reading

Videogame storage tips pt. 1

Hi there. Welcome to Very Very Gaming! This blog is sponsored by NerdyCrap. In this series of posts I’m going to talk about storage space and videogames, bringing you all the top tips on running a gamer-friendly household on a budget. In this week’s post, I’m going to show you how to free up valuable shelf space without spending a penny. Come on then, let’s get a move on!

Now, if your partner is a bit bookish, an old-school music nut or a knick-knack collector (I’m really sorry), you might have competition for shelving space in your home. Here’s a great tip you can use. Build yourself some DIY shelves, then offer them to your partner and label it a “present”. With any luck, they’ll be wracked with enough guilt that they’ll actually use the inevitably hideous creation, leaving you with precious shelf space to use for videogames, or whatever your shelf-hogging hobby may be. Later in this post, I’ll show you how to build your own unstable edifice out of a cardboard box. Continue reading