Brian McDonald


Brian McDonald


Brian wrote his Master’s dissertation on Deus Ex and Metal Gear Solid, which he sometimes regrets, and all of his tattoos are gamer themed, which he will never regret. He is convinced that Fallout is the greatest game series of all time, and believes the same about Bioshock, Pokémon, and The Elder Scrolls, which is in no way a contradiction.

Originally from Dublin, he's a gamer, a science communicator, and a cat enthusiast. Often at the same time.

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My Recent Articles

Level 7: An Evening...
Level 7: An Evening with Miracle of Sound

Brian interviews Gavin Dunne, the Miracle of Sound himself, about the best music, the best games, and reaching Level 7.
Wednesday 11 Jan 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 6

Transhumanism in...
Transhumanism in Gaming: Cyborgs & Augments

Part one of Brian’s series on transhumanism in gaming focuses on cyborgs, augments, nanotechnology, and how awesome all of those things are.
Wednesday 28 Dec 11:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | PC | 7

Brian's Top Five Games...
Brian's Top Five Games of 2016

In 2016, we had a finale to Uncharted, another Call of Duty, and a main series Pokemon game. None of them are on Brian’s list. Find out why.
Thursday 8 Dec 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 3DS | 12

Five Steps to Tackling...
Five Steps to Tackling Your Backlog

The average gamer has a backlog of 79 games… Ok, yes, I made up that statistic.But if you do have a backlog like that, here’s how to tackle..
Monday 21 Nov 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 40

Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2 Review

After 2012’s stealth-action hit Dishonored, the new sequel from Arkane has a lot to prove. Can it live up to the hype?
Monday 14 Nov 3:00pm | PS4 | 16

PlayStation 4...
PlayStation 4 Universal Media Remote Review

Have you been pining for a PlayStation remote control? Me neither. But it’s here, and it’s pretty damn useful.
Wednesday 9 Nov 11:00am | PS4 | 10

The Elder Scrolls V:...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition Review

Skyrim is back, with everything you love. The same dragons, the same cities, the same bugs. Wait, what?
Monday 7 Nov 11:00am | PS4 | 25

The Do's and Dont's of...
The Do's and Dont's of Preorders

With everyone screaming about preorders ruining the games industry, are they ever a good idea? Sometimes. Brian explains how.
Thursday 3 Nov 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 32

Book Review -...
Book Review - Dishonored: The Corroded Man

Blink and you’ll miss it; the first novel in the Dishonored universe is out now. Brian reviews Dishonored: The Corroded Man.
Friday 14 Oct 11:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | 3

Darkest Dungeon
Darkest Dungeon Review

An estate in ruins, eldritch horrors, and eagerly suicidal heroes. Darkest Dungeon know its audience, and they’re the best kind of masochists.
Friday 7 Oct 11:00am | PS4 | 4