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Game Service Roundup – January 2023

Hey everyone! This is a round up of the games entering and leaving a variety of Game Services throughout the month, as well as free game giveaways that have been available throughout. I like to try to keep track of what is coming and going in the world of game subscriptions but it is hard…

10 Games I Must Play From 2022

2022 has been a phenomenal year for games. I personally rarely play games as they release, which means I am going to be feasting for years to come. Since my 2022 games post was a celebration of games both past and present, I also wanted to make a post specifically about games that released this…

12 Days of Game Pass 2022 Round Up

Last month I sat down to start my first Let’s Play since Exit/Corners. I was so excited to get back to recording. Just me, the game, the freedom of recording whenever felt good, and the flexibility of being able to take a moment and edit it out. What I didn’t anticipate was the colossal struggle…

2022 Reflections and 2023 Goals

I wasn’t going to make a New Year post this year, but upon reflection it almost feels necessary. Instead of publicly reflecting on what has been a particularly difficult year for me, I think it will be a lot more useful and enjoyable to think of what comes next.   A constant in my life is…

Noob’s Top 10 Games Experienced in 2022

The year is almost over! Since I don’t make a habit of playing many brand new games on release I don’t often have a lot to add to the Game of the Year conversation. I do however track all of the games that I play within a given year. Since I missed so many titles…

A Noob’s Review – Moonlighter

Moonlighter is a game in which you hunt for treasures by night, and sell them by day. Both of these jobs create two different modes which construct the daily flow of the game. The dungeons you pillage are randomized in a rogue-like fashion. The further you get into a dungeon, the more valuable loot you…

Channel Update – December 2022

Hey guys, it is that time again for a channel update! Some personal issues that I am having are seriously impacting my ability to provide the content that I have promised and I hate it so much. I think my schedule needs to be a fluid thing untill I figure out something that works for…

Introducing ‘Indie Showcase: Magazine Edition’

Remember the Steam Next Fest that took place one month ago that I said I would make some content for? It’s here! I played so many great demos and I am very excited to finally share them. One night I had an idea – which then became a personal goal – to create a magazine.…

Guest Appearance – The Greatest Story Ever Played – The Quarry

I had a fantastic time chatting to Dan on his podcast The Greatest Story Ever Played alongside Jacob from the Left Behind Game Club. We had a really fun discussion about The Quarry, the latest entry into the Supermassive game catalogue. I had a great time reliving the game and hearing where our games diverged.…

Guest Appearance – Left Behind Game Club – Zero Time Dilemma

For the final game in the series I joined Jacob at the Left Behind Game Club to chat about Zero Time Dilemma. There was so much to talk about for the controversial finale of the trilogy. The differences between this game and its predecessors are very notable and interesting to talk about, for better or…

Enooble Me – A Membership Update

Hey everyone! I started the year with the introduction of Enoobler Memberships and honestly, they have been fundamental to the amount of time I am able to currently spend creating content. When I first set them up I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted or needed them to be, so now – 10 months later…

Indie Game Festivals – 2021 Releases

I recently made a post about a bunch of the Indie Games that have released this year, of who’s demos I had played over the years. Since I didn’t cover all the Indie Game Festivals as comprehensively as I would have liked at the time, I decided to do the same thing again except this…

A Noob’s Review – AI: The Somnium Files

I went into this expecting a visual novel akin to the Zero Escape series, a series that I have covered to completion on my channel. What I found was that the similarities are few and far between, and I think that if this is a visual novel, then it is on the very border of…

Indie Game Festivals – 2022 Releases

Over the last couple of years since the very first Steam Game Festival, I have spent a lot of time playing the demos of Indie Games. The idea of these festivals was fantastic to me. Games get the chance to showcase what they are, and I get the chance to try games that I may…

A Noob’s Review – PowerWash Simulator

Playing PowerWash Simulator is like using a colouring book. It is something mindless to keep your hands and a specific part of your brain busy while you are doing something else such as watching a show or listening to a podcast. I never intended on finishing this game but I have had a challenging month,…

A Noob’s Review – Hades

I feel I need to start this one with a disclaimer. Reviews are subjective. I am going to talk about my experience with the game as a person who doesn’t play games for their combat. People who like the challenge may disagree with what I say, as I have seen many people online say this…

Indie Showcase 1-50 – Top 10

It is slightly late but upon looking back over my Indie Showcase so far, I thought it would be fun to pick out some favourites. I originally planned to do this when I reach 100 videos, but picking out the 10 best is already proving to be difficult so I am going to go ahead…

A Noob’s Review – Stray

This year I have been blessed with the amount of ‘me’ games that I have been able to play. Stray, I am pleased to admit, is one of them. Without playing it, it is easy to think of it as nothing more than ‘that cat game’. That is how I thought of it before. I…

A Noob’s Review – My Time at Portia

My Time at Portia is a game with many flaws, but if you can look past them then it can be an absolute delight. I feel like Portia is ideal for the people who love Stardew Valley/Harvest Moon type games but find the farming tedious after a while. These aren’t the only type of people…

Channel Update – August 2022

Guys, I have hit a video block. Remember when I had all of those ideas? Reviews.. Guides.. all of that? I have put substantial time into both of those things but I haven’t finished either, and what I have made.. well.. it’s just bad. My style just doesn’t suit edited content. I can’t read a…

Let’s Play – Exit/Corners

Exit/Corners is a free-to-play browser based visual novel, which you can play yourself here. The mysteries keep on coming as we puzzle our way out of a hotel that is set to collapse with a colourful cast of characters. Created by a tiny team, I do implore you to give this one a go, whether…

Let’s Play – Zero Time Dilemma

We completed the Zero Escape series with a full playthrough of Zero Time Dilemma! It took me a while to get used to the different style of this one, but once I did, I was all in. A fun entry to a fun series.

Future Project Ideas

As you guys probably know, I find juggling everything I do hard, but I always want to do more. The update on Sunday talked about regular YouTube plans but I have a craving to make more content about games I love. I’m just not sure in what format or when I would do it, so…

Streaming Schedule

While I am still figuring out a schedule that works for me, I am going to be trying something out. Sometimes my three evening streams per week works fine, sometimes I can’t manage them all, and sometimes I would like to do more. I am going to trial some daytime streams. I like my evening…

What I do [2022 Edition]

I make a lot of content, some more consistent than others, so I though I would write a post specifically to explain show all the different things that I do and what any donations/membership money goes towards creating! Twitch Streaming (CtrlAltNoob0) My most successful and consistent content all comes from my Twitch channel. I have…

Introducing Enoobler Memberships

Hello everyone, I am officially launching memberships! This is a way for people to support me on a monthly basis if they would like, where I get 95% of the cut. This is especially here for people who aren’t too bothered about a Twitch sub and would just like to show their support, or people…

Goals for 2022

Now that I have updated everyone about where I stand with regards to the future (if you missed it you can read it here but as a tl;dr, I’d like to try to earn enough financially to keep going), I can start to get my head into actually making it happen, with physical goals and…

Channel Update – January 2022

I just finished up my 2021 Reflections thread on Twitter and started working on my 2022 Goals thread. It quickly became apparent that limited characters weren’t going to work for everything I want to share, so here we are! I’m going to treat this as a bit of a channel update post. We did a…

Noobs Top 10 of 2021

I like to consider myself a patient gamer. I don’t really buy new games, which means I often don’t have a lot to contribute to the Game of the Year conversations. I am however, an avid list keeper and would love to write about the top 10 games that I experienced this year! I am…

Guest Appearance – Left Behind Game Club – Psychonauts

The ‘Left Behind Game Club’ is a a fortnightly book club style podcast. Hosted by Jacob McCourt, Mike Ruffolo and Moe Murtadi, every episode they play a game and get together to talk about it in an aim to recreate that feeling of discovering a new game with friends at release. In their ~1 hour…

Website Update – November 2021

Hello everyone, I thought it was about time that I wrote something on this blog of mine, and starting with an update only seemed right! I made this website last year while I was going through a bad time, you know when you just get so immersed in something that it helps you block everything…

Saying Goodbye to my Ps Plus series.

Hi guys, I hope everyone is doing well! Some of you may have noticed that I am extremely behind on my Ps Plus series. I have made the difficult and sad decision to stop. I know that no-one really followed it intently and most people will just think ‘ok cool’ or ‘do what you need…

Steam Game Festival: Autumn Edition 2020

The Steam Game Festival: Autumn Edition 2020 is here! Usually I play many demos, record them for YouTube and make a video of my highlights and top pics. I’m extremely disappointed that – due to technical reasons – I will not be able to do that for this season. So instead, I am going to…

PS Plus – September 2020

September 2020 is here with a new line up of games! I asked for variety. I guess that was kind of answered? We haven’t had a fighting game for a while. In fact, I don’t think we have had one at all since I started covering PS Plus! After having lost of shooters and just…

Let’s Play – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Back in the day when I was just a baby noob, I played Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. Fun fact – that was my second ever Let’s Play series! I had never really played a game like it and it showed. Three years later, it is finally time to dive into Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Since then,…

Let’s Play – Jessika

I was going to play this one for Halloween but got the opportunity to jump in earlier! Jessika is a German, Indie, FMV Detective game developed by Tritrie Games. This game first jumped onto my radar at the Steam Game Festival, where it was one of my favourite demos of the Summer Edition 2020. I…

Review – Stardew Valley – PS4

Stardew Valley is a top-down, indie, farming game, developed by solo developer, Eric Barone. I had heard a lot about Stardew Valley being this amazing, relaxing and addictive game, but originally I was put off by the 2D graphics. Eventually though, I had a massive Harvest Moon itch and Stardew Valley went on sale. I…

PS Plus – August 2020

Overall, August 2020 was a strange month in PS Plus terms. The fact that we got another Call of Duty game just two months after the last, and that it was single player only was completely overshadowed by the release and success of Fall Guys. And that in itself makes it a great month. Call…

Review – Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition – PS4

Sleeping Dogs is an open world, third person, crime/action game developed by United Front Games. I had heard it described as a surprisingly good GTA clone set in Hong Kong which sounded good to me! It regularly goes on sale for less than £5 on the PS Store and that includes all DLC. It’s a…

Review – Telltales The Walking Dead: Season 2 – PS4

The Walking Dead: Season 2 is a direct sequel to The Walking Dead: Season 1 and it’s DLC 400 days, all developed by Telltale Games. Season 1 is widely considered a great game, one of Telltales best. The only comments that I had read before about Season 2 were about how it wasn’t as good…

Review – Murdered: Soul Suspect – PS4

Murdered: Soul Suspect is a homicide detective game with a twist, developed by Airtight Games. You are actually the murder victim and you have to solve your own death. As someone who enjoys solving a good mystery it was a no brainer for me to pick this game up. That, and I was completely intrigued…

Review – Infamous Second Son – PS4

Infamous Second Son is a PS4 exclusive, developed by Sucker Punch Productions. It was one of the first next-gen games, but I’ve just gotten around to playing it. There were two previous Infamous titles available on the PS3 but I haven’t played them so I am very new to the series. Second Son is a…

Review – Telltales The Walking Dead Season 1 – PS4

The Walking Dead Season 1 is the third Telltale Game that I have played, following ‘Tales from the Borderlands’ and ‘The Wolf Among Us’, even though it was created before both. I must admit, I think I had put it off for longer than I needed too simply because I was scared. I am obsessed…

Let’s Play – Curious Expedition 2 – Early Access

My first experience with Curious Expedition 2 was during the Steam Game Festival: Spring Edition. Thanks to the developers Maschinen-Mensch, I now have the opportunity to play the full Early Access game! Curious Expedition 2 is a roguelike expedition simulator, an adventure game with board game like elements, and a bit of a story generator.…

PS Plus – July 2020

July 2020 marks the 10 year anniversary of PS Plus. To celebrate, they gave us an additional game Erica, on top of the regularly scheduled line up of NBA 2K20 and Rise of the Tomb Raider. NBA 2K20 is a basketball game, made to simulate the complete basketball experience. I can’t tell you whether it…

Let’s Play – Virginia

Virginia has been on my radar for a while despite not really knowing anything about it. I knew it was short, I knew it was a narrative game, I knew it was unique, and that is it! In Virginia we play as FBI Special Agent Anna Tarver, while she takes on a missing persons case,…

Review – The Wolf Among Us – PS4

The Wolf Among Us is the second Telltale Game that I have played, following Tales from the Borderlands. I had high expectations going in as I had read that many people consider it the best of the bunch. All I actually knew about it was that it was about werewolves. Well.. that’s what I thought.…

Let’s Play – Erica

In my whole time of covering the PS Plus games, this is only the second game I have done a complete series of, following What Remains of Edith Finch. Erica is an FMV mystery thriller, and in classic narrative game style you get to make choices that determine the outcome of your story. I have…

Review – Tales from the Borderlands – PS4

Tales from the Borderlands is a game from Telltale Games, well known for their episodic, story driven, choice heavy games. This game follows on directly from Borderlands 2, although you don’t have to have played it. In fact, I knew nothing about the Borderlands games before I played this one. I noticed one day that…

Review – Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons – PS4

Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons is the story of two brothers on their epic quest to find medicine for their poorly father. You control both brothers throughout a variety of environments and situations in the fantasy world that they live in. At its heart it is an adventure 3D platformer. It is not a…

Review – Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell – PS4

‘Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell’ is a DLC for ‘Saints Row IV’. It was free one month on PS Plus so I downloaded it. I bought ‘Saints Row: The Third’ for PS3 but never got around to playing it so this was my first experience of the Saints Row series. The only thing I…

Review: Journey – PS4

I had heard a lot about this strange little game and it was free one month on PS Plus so I jumped at the chance to play it. I had heard that it was only a short game and that people had such emotional reactions to it. I was very intrigued as to why everyone…

Review – Life is Strange – PS4

Life is Strange is a 5 part Episodic game that introduces us to Max Caulfield – A budding photography student at the prestigious Blackwell Academy. Her day starts as a regular old day at lectures, then suddenly, something happens and she discovers that she can rewind time. After discovering her gift, Max rekindles her friendship…

Review – Beyond: Two Souls – PS3

Beyond: Two Souls is a game that follows the life of Jodie Holmes (Ellen Page), a girl who has a permanent connection with an unknown entity named Aiden. The game consists of 24 chapters taking place during different periods of Jodies life. We see the struggles of her growing up with her ‘gift’, including the…

Review – Until Dawn – PS4

Until Dawn is a Horror Survival Game with a difference. It plays similar to Heavy Rain, by which I mean your choices determine the outcome of the game. The butterfly effect system means that certain things that you do or choices that you make can hugely change your game, making everyone’s first play-through unique to…

Let’s Chat About – What Remains of Edith Finch

When a game worms its way into your brain as much a What Remains of Edith Finch did there is only one thing you can do. Sit down and hash it out with yourself for half an hour. This is one of the first Let’s Chat video/podcasts that I made, where I did a deep…

PS Plus – June 2020

After the relaxed month of May, June turned out to be all action. While it technically shouldn’t have been ‘my month’, it turned out to be probably the most fun month I have had since I started this project. Call of Duty: WWII almost had my interest before I played but not too much. I…

PS Plus – May 2020

This month was the month of chill. Or simulation/management games to be exact. A lot of people weren’t happy. These were both games that I wanted to try but didn’t want to buy, and that makes it the best type of PS Plus month in my opinion Cities Skylines is a game that I had…

PS Plus – April 2020

April arrived, and this time I only got to make one video. More on that below. PS. They went heavy with the Playstation Exclusives so far this year! Dirt Rally 2.0 is a car game, the first racing/sports type game that we have got with PS Plus this year. I am not a fan of…

PS Plus – March 2020

After being spoiled for the first two months of 2020, March brought us back down to 2 games. Shadow of the Colossus is a game I had been hoping for for a long time. It was such an interesting experience, I don’t think I have ever been more uncomfortable playing a game in my life.…

PS Plus – February 2020

We got 4 games in January, so Sony decided they were going to one up themselves and give us 5 for February. Firewall: Zero Hour was a bonus PSVR game provided in February. Unfortunately I don’t have a video for that as I was having some PSVR/Capture Card issues. BioShock: The Collection contains not only…

PS Plus – January 2020

The first month of 2020 and instead of 2 we were given 4 games! Sadly for me I already own both. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection contains all three of the Uncharted games, remastered in all of their glory. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted: Among Thieves and Uncharted: Drake’s Deception. Drake’s Fortune was the second ever…

PS Plus 2019 – Top 10 Games

I was a bit late to make this video but it was the first list type video that I made and I would like to continue over the years! Disclaimer – these are my own personal picks that may or may not differ to everyone elses. There were a lot of good games in 2019…

PS Plus – 2019

Sadly I don’t have monthly blogs for PS Plus of 2019. I do, however, have a lot of content on Youtube. There are videos of every single game as well as Round Ups of every month. Then I did a longer video as a summary of the whole year. For reference, I am going to…

Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition 2020 – Top Game Picks

I tried something a little different this time. Since I have now played so many of these demos, I thought it would be helpful for anyone new to the festival to have a guide to know where to start. So this time I have made a more comprehensive quickfire guide of games that I think…

Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition 2020

The Steam Game Festival has well and truly grown, as shown at the Summer Edition 2020. Now containing hundreds of demos, the event has become something that everyone should mark on their calendar. With the event now spanning over 7 days, not only indie games are being showcased but AA and even some AAA titles.…

LudoNarraCon 2020 – 6 Indie Narrative Games to Watch out for

For my highlight video of the LudoNarraCon 2020 I only included the games that I played for the first time during this festival. Meaning, I didn’t want to repeat games from my Steam Game Festival: Spring Edition 2020 video. Instead, I hand picked my top 6 experiences from the new demos I played. Here are…

LudoNarraCon 2020

After covering the Steam Game Festival: Spring Edition 2020 I was looking forward to the Summer Edition. Little did I know that the LudoNarraCon 2020 was just around the corner. Basically, it is the same type of event as the Steam Game Festival, except this one is solely focused on narrative games. It’s like it…

Steam Game Festival: Spring Edition 2020 – Top 10 Demos

Of the 20 demos that I tried I during the Steam Game Festival: Spring Edition 2020 I managed to narrow it down to my top 10! All here for different reasons, I am confident there are some gems. I am going to be keeping my eye on them all to see how they do during…

Steam Game Festival: Spring Edition 2020

The first Steam Game Festival that got my attention was the Winter Edition 2019, where around 8 game demos were available to try for a couple of days. I didn’t make any content about them at the time but I tried 4 of them – Spiritfarer and The Drifter being stand outs – and had…

Review – Heavy Rain – PS3

Heavy Rain is an interactive drama game in which your decisions affect the outcome. The story is about the Origami Killer, A serial killer who targets young boys and always leaves them with an origami figure in their hand and an orchid on their chest. The story unfolds as you play from the point of…

Let’s Play – Portal

I managed to go 13 years without getting this game spoiled. Pretty impressive. I am not a fan of first person games but I knew this game was a classic and when I picked it up extremely cheap on Steam I knew I had to play it.. if for any reason for the history lesson.…

Let’s Play – What Remains of Edith Finch

What Remains of Edith Finch was the first full play-through I did of a free PS Plus game since I started covering the monthly games on my channel. It was already on my radar but playing through the first story had me sold. And it kept getting better. This is another game that I would…

Let’s Play – Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4

Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 was my first time recording an open world game. And also probably my last. As a massive MCU fan I was extremely exited for this game. I pre-ordered and decided I was going to cover the game on my channel. In hindsight, I probably would have been better off just playing it…

Let’s Play – The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a short, free, prequel to Life is Strange 2. I played Life is Strange before I started YouTubing. It is a prime example of a game that I wished I had recorded so I could have shared my thoughts and looked back on the experience. So when this…

Let’s Play – The Vanishing of Ethan Carter – Abandoned

What initially started as a Let’s Play unfortunately got abandoned. This is a very important statement – I do not do horror. This game started out so well. I was so impressed by the detective sections and the puzzles. It felt so great to play. Then came the moment. A moment that scarred me to…

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