Manchester Anime and Gaming Convention 2017

I have always been fascinated by the Manga culture and the art style. Not only Manga is famous for that but they also have a faithful following – one that continues to grow.

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend Manchester Anime and Gaming Convention. I managed to purchase the early entry tickets and with my friend Claire who was dressed as Harley Quinn, we set off to soak in the Manga culture.

The event did not disappoint. There were a lot of stalls selling action figures, clothing and traditional Japanese food. I have been living in Manchester for more than 10 years and there was some stuff there that I have never seen before. And yes, there were Waifu pillows there too.

Cosplay too was amazing. There seems to be more and more people cosplaying nowadays and it’s nice to see my favourite characters come to life right before my eyes. Characters from Tokyo Ghoul, Bleach and my favourite Fairytail were cosplayed and I have to say, the effort from cosplayers were astonishing.

I have embedded my vlog below and hope you guys like it. Feel free to leave a comment on my YouTube channel. Subscribe for more videos and if you liked this video, give it a thumbs up.

FYI: I know the sound is quite loud in the video but this is my first vlog and I shall learn to get better with my future videos.

Top 5 Games of 2016 that were better than expected

2016 was a great year for videogames. We saw many games that were released over the course of 12 months that kept us entertained with their storytelling or online modes. Here is our top 5 list of games that we were not expecting to be good but ended up being awesome.

5) Doom

Doom series gave birth to the First Person Shooting genre so we were excited to see the first trailer when it was announced but after years being stuck in development hell, we were also scared that the game might not live up to the expectations. We could not be any wrong.

Doom not only was a brilliant game, it showed that games do not need cinematic explosions or character exposition to be fun. You need game mechanics that work, a protagonist who is angry and wants to rip its opponents apart with his bare hands and an engine that can handle high-resolution graphics that run at smooth 60fps – and you have a game that pleases the critics, fans and newcomers alike. If you like First Person Shooters, you need to play this game.

Doom
Doom

4) Overwatch

Speaking of First Person Shooters, Overwatch is an online competitor-only game from Blizzard, the same studio that brought you World of Warcraft. What makes Overwatch brilliant is its diverse cast of characters with their unique skills and weapons. Blizzard is committed to keeping the roaster balanced so not one character feels overpowered and game itself fresh with new modes and characters added overtime.

Overwatch does not have a campaign mode but its solid online competitive play will keep you hooked for months.

Tracer from Overwatch
Tracer from Overwatch

3) Battlefield 1

This one is a no-brainer. EA has showcased the brutality of World War 1 with Battlefield 1 in a campaign that shows the horror of war in ways not many games before it has managed to do. Not historically accurate but graphically amazing with solid controls, voice work and a decent storymode – Battlefield 1 definitely surprised us after the bug-ridden experience that was Battlefield 4 and the Cops and Robbers drama Battlefield: Hardline. Also, the online is pretty superb too. If you do not believe us, look at some of the videos on YouTube yourself.

Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1

2) Titanfall 2

Another EA game that was superb but alas, one that did not enjoy commercial success even though it was recommended by critics and game journalists. We will not spoil the story of Titanfall 2 but we will say that the story of a man who befriends a huge Titan as they fight to save the planet has never been so moving (considering the first game had no campaign mode at all).

Titanfall 2 is a brilliant game, both offline and online, and one that definitely deserves a purchase.

Titanfall 2
Titanfall 2

1) Final Fantasy XV

Do not believe the trolls online complaining about the empty world or a combat system they do not like, Final Fantasy XV is a marvellous entry in the series. The graphics are phenomenal especially if you have a 4K TV, the combat is great and the world of Eos is brimming with life with small settlements located throughout the map.

But most of all, it is the story that appealed to us the most and the characters that we follow. They will not appeal to all but they have to be the most relatable bunch we have ever seen in a videogame in a while. After more than a decade in development, we were not expecting the game to be this good but it is and Square Enix is committed to supporting with DLC (free and paid).

Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV

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Working with My Ad Factory

Life presents you with various opportunities and I feel lucky and blessed to have an opportunity like this. I am working with a site called My Ad Factory and have been the opportunity to write their blogs and work on their social media platforms.

First and foremost, this is really exciting for me as it gives me the time to sit down and do what I like to do the most – write. I have been working on two books lately when I am not working at full-time job so it gives me a nice break and adds another activity to do when I feel like taking a break from my books.

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