Every year Microsoft holds a week-long summit for all the people who have been given the “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) award. Held in the Seattle, Redmond campus; The summit is a fun and informal way of Microsoft talking to us about all their future plans and getting our feedback on their current direction.

/r/XboxOne the official podcast of the Subreddit is released. Episode 94 – We will sail together (Sea Of Thieves Interview) Ahoy Listeners, Rhys, Ross and Carina discuss our ID@Xbox Indie Game of the week ‘Darkest Dungeon’. We also have an amazing interview with Rare! Emma Bridle (Engagement Manager), Joe Neat (Executive Producer) and Shelley Preston (Senior Designer) join us to chat everything Sea Of Thieves the week before the game launches. Make… Read More

I appeared in an interview in Microsoft’s weekly “This Week on Xbox” show. Available on youtube and directly through the Xbox One dashboard.  

So as I mentioned back in December, I was somehow chosen as the winner of the Xbox Butler Contest. The event finally came and went, so I thought id share what happened and some pictures of the night! It was a fairly low key event. Many of my friends were scared off by the possibility of being involved in a Microsoft marketing stunt, but after it was revealed to be a private… Read More

Recently Sea of thieves hosted an open beta on xbox one – I took to the seas with my good friends Ross (co-host of the party chat podcast), Bob (BobDucknWeave Mixer streamer) and Emma (Rare studios Engagement Manager). I recorded our single session and then turned it into this compilation video. Enjoy.  

I popped into the official podcast of the Nintendo subreddit for a guest appearance. We talk all things nintendo including some discussion on the Newly announced Nintendo Labo.  

/r/XboxOne the official podcast of the Subreddit is released. Episode 86: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Interview (Warhorse Studios) Ross, Clay, Rhys and Carina discuss the latest happenings from the subreddit and the world of Xbox including our thoughts on PUBG. We are also joined by Rick Lagnese Community manager for Warhorse studios, developers of Kingdom Come: Deliverance to talk everything about the game. Don’t forget to listen after the final credits for some… Read More

The resplendent island of Miyajima is one of the most beautiful (and subsequently most popular) tourist destinations in Japan. People come from all over the nation, and the world, to take it in – However, most people spend their day wandering the beautiful Itsukushima Shrine, admiring its iconic Tori gate and maybe grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many tourist-friendly restaurants there. Often overlooked is Mt Misen – Taking… Read More

I do so love a good recommendations list. I’ve had a lot of people ask me about some of the slightly less famous books I consider essential reading in the Sci-Fi / Cyberpunk / Space Opera genre, and as one of my favourite things just so happens to be telling people my opinion – I’ve gone ahead and submitted to their request! But there is a catch. I like my Sci-Fi dark…. Read More

Seasons greetings everyone! I recently organised and wrote up the 2017 reddit Xbox One game of the year awards. There was once again, an amazing turnout of voters! We had a total of 10,103 responses – And upon removing the 6,822 naughty votes from people who thought they could bot the system (tisk tisk) we arrived at the grand total of 3,281 respondents! As always – The votes have been counted correctly,… Read More

/r/XboxOne the official podcast of the Subreddit is released. Episode 85 – A Rare Piratey Christmas (Sea Of Thieves ‘Progression’ Interview) Ross, Clay, Rhys and Carina discuss the latest happenings from the subreddit and the world of Xbox and are joined by Mike Chapman And Joe Neate from Rare to discuss everything about progression in Sea Of Thieves in our Piratey Xmas Special. Featuring… Rhys (u/delicious_cheese) Ross (u/moss842) Clay (u/UncleJessy) Carina (u/RetroKrystal)… Read More

/r/XboxOne the official podcast of the Subreddit is released. Episode 84 – Interview with Frictional Games (SOMA) This week we interview Co-Founder and Creative Director of Frictional Games, Thomas Grip, about their newly released indie horror hit “SOMA” – Out now for the Xbox One. Featuring… Rhys (u/delicious_cheese) Ross (u/moss842) Clay (u/UncleJessy) Carina (u/RetroKrystal) Length: 01:22:20 Episode 85 will be out on Thursday, December 21st If you could spare a few moments… Read More

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/r/XboxOne the official podcast of the Subreddit is released. Episode 83 – Dark Souls, Awards and Failed Quiz Attempts Featuring… Ross (/u/moss842) Carina (u/RetroKrystal) Length: 00:52:00 Episode 83 will be out on Thursday, December14th If you could spare a few moments to subscribe and leave a rating on Itunes, or your platform of choice we would really appreciate it as it helps the podcast grow.. Thank you for taking the time to… Read More

/r/XboxOne the official podcast of the Subreddit is released. Episode 82 – The Cheese Episode Featuring… Rhys (u/delicious_cheese) Clay (u/UncleJessy) Carina (u/RetroKrystal) Length: 00:54:33 Episode 83 will be out on Thursday, December 7th If you could spare a few moments to subscribe and leave a rating on Itunes, or your platform of choice we would really appreciate it as it helps the podcast grow.. Thank you for taking the time to listen… Read More

I popped into the official podcast of the Nintendo subreddit for a guest appearance. We talk all things nintendo.  

Episode 3 of my new YouTube show that exists to shed light on hidden ID@XBOX indie gems, on the xbox one marketplace. This week I take a look at the ID@XBOX indie title Zombie Vikings. Zombie Vikings is a 4 player hack and slash adventure game with a whacky artstyle and loads of comedy.  

I rolled out of bed and face planted on the ice cold floor tiles of our Riad in the middle of Marrakesh. Not even the sudden shock of cold was enough to bring me fully into the realm of consciousness. Waking in the dark even before the first call to prayer in Morocco should be against some kind of law. I splashed my face with water and forced myself to wake up…. Read More

/r/XboxOne the official podcast of the Subreddit is released. Episode 81 – Lost Phones, Birthdays and Terrible Predictions Featuring… Rhys (u/delicious_cheese) Ross (u/moss842) Clay (u/UncleJessy) Carina (u/RetroKrystal) Clay, Rhys, Ross and Carina discuss the latest happenings from the subreddit and the world of Xbox including Carina’s predictions for Games With Gold and Will PUBG win Game Of The Year?   Including: 15 years of Xbox Live Black Friday Deals Carina’s Games With… Read More

Episode 2 of my new YouTube show that exists to shed light on hidden ID@XBOX indie gems, on the xbox one marketplace. This week is Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax – An oldschool sidescrolling shoot em up with modern appeal.

I made a trailer for my Youtube channel, featuring some highlights from the past.  

If you have seen one photograph of Slovenia on the internet, it is possibly that iconic shot of Lake Bled. Easily one of the most picturesque and eye-bulgingly beautiful places on earth – This unassuming little lake lies nestled at the foot of the Julian Alps, near the border to Italy and Austria- It is well worth the small effort to get there. Getting to Bled from Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana is… Read More

/r/XboxOne the official podcast of the Subreddit is released. Episode 80 – EA Drama and a Tinder Podcast Review Featuring… Rhys (u/delicious_cheese) Ross (u/moss842) Clay (u/UncleJessy)     We apologise for the reduction of the sound quality from 12 minutes in, a technical issue meant we had to use our skype backup recording. Clay, Rhys and the returning Ross discuss the latest happenings from the subreddit and the world of Xbox including… Read More

I have decided to start a new show on youtube in the hopes of shedding light on the hidden indie gems on the xbox one marketplace. First up is Stikbold: A Dodgeball Adventure. A charming local multiplayer game by Danish developers “Game Swing”. Take a look!  

/r/XboxOne the official podcast of the Subreddit is released. Episode 79 – The NYC Xbox One X Launch with u/unndunn Featuring… Rhys (/u/delicious_cheese) Carina (/u/retrokrystal)   Rhys & Carina discuss with reddit user /u/unndunn the latest happenings from the subreddit and what it feels like to be the first person in line at the NYC launch party for the brand new Xbox One X..   Episode 80 will be out on Thursday,… Read More

/r/XboxOne the official podcast of the Subreddit is released. Episode 77 – It’s AAA season with Windows Central’s Jez Corden Featuring… Rhys Jez Corden Rhys discusses with Jez the latest happenings from the subreddit and the world of Xbox…   Episode 78 will be out on Thursday, November 9th If you could spare a few moments to subscribe and leave a rating on Itunes, or your platform of choice we would really… Read More

It’s-a-portable… Super Mario Odyssey has just hit the Nintendo Switch. The long awaited “true” sequel to Super Mario 64 and a flagship title for the system and the Nintendo brand itself. At the time, people were left a little burned by Mario Sunshine on the Gamecube and it wasn’t until Mario Galaxy on the Wii that we had another smash hit 3D Mario game. However, despite the objective excellence of the Galaxy… Read More

Slovenia is a criminally overlooked nation for tourism. Nestled at the crossroads of the Alps, the Mediterranean and the Balkans – It affords visitors with an incredible diversity of culture, food and scenery. Sadly the few tourists it does get rarely venture outside its major destinations (which I will write about later). Those who dare leave the safety of the capital city, Ljubljana will find themselves rewarded with a myriad of treasures… Read More

I recently dropped by the Xbox Ambassador stream with Mister Ruxpin on Mixer, to play some Pit People. Fun times were had. I’ve uploaded the VOD for your viewing pleasure.  

/r/XboxOne the official podcast of the Subreddit is released. Episode 76 – Final countdown to the X Featuring… Ross (/u/moss842) Carina (u/RetroKrystal) Clay (/u/uncle_jessy) Clay, Carina and Ross discuss the latest happenings from the subreddit and the world of Xbox including Mass effect coming to EA Access and having a Dance Off in the Jungle…. Episode 76 topics include: Cuphead on DDR Xbox One Update Mass Effect coming to EA access Length:… Read More