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

Bulletstorm: Full Clip...
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Review

Let’s be fair, Bulletstorm is a dumb name. Bulletstorm is a really dumb game. But is it fun? You bet it is.
Thursday 4 May 3:00pm | PS4 | 5

13 Tales from Gaming...
13 Tales from Gaming Retail

From screaming parents to cringey customers, Brian delves into the personal experiences of games retailers to see what they have to tell.
Friday 24 Mar 1:30pm | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | Wii | Switch | PC | Vita | 3DS | 23

For Honor
For Honor Review

How is a game about Knights, Vikings, and Samurai wailing on each other not perfect? Ask Ubisoft.
Wednesday 22 Feb 1:00pm | PS4 | 13

For Honor Closed Beta
For Honor Closed Beta Preview

For Honor pits Viking versus Knights versus Samurai, because they were all thirsty once. No, really. It’s pretty hardcore.
Tuesday 7 Feb 3:00pm | PS4 | 6

Gravity Rush 2
Gravity Rush 2 Review

If you like magical girls, fantasy steampunk, or duck-related sidequests, Gravity Rush 2 is your kind of people.
Wednesday 18 Jan 11:00am | PS4 | 8

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