Intro to the site:
MMGaming was made by two biology students with a passion for gaming in mid-2011: Timothy Mottram and Sebastian May-Wilson (the M and the M in MMGaming). We’ve been writing and making content about games for years now and our goals have shifted somewhat over the time we’ve been doing it. These days our primary focus is our YouTube channel (where we STILL hope we might somehow develop a following) but we still post reviews for the games we play on this site, as well as links to our other content and discussions on gamer culture and board games.
We’ve come a long way from being two bright-eyed first year Uni students to now being grizzled and hardened scientists in our own fields but we still like to think our opinions on games are the best opinions.
Neither of us have any training in journalism or professional writing but we still hope to provide content that is of high quality. While we don’t expect to contend with the bigger reviewers and YouTubers, we like to have our own little corner of the internet.
Thank you for reading.
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About our Content
Much of this is copy and pasted from our post from early 2018 where we established a lot of the “rules” that we have established for our own content.
All reviews will end with the following:
- A score out of 100. We acknowledge this is largely arbitrary, but appeals to our sense of order for ranking/rating games. In general our rating follows this structure (I.e. if it is above a 5/10 it is ABOVE average IGN):
- A pros/cons list for a summary of the review at a glance.
- A place on the Tier List:
Board Game reviews
All board game reviews will be summarised at the end with a rating out of 10 in 5 categories:
Gameplay – The overall flow and mechanics of the game including pacing, style and just overall how much fun it is.
Looks/Feel – The design, theme and general aesthetic of the game as well as how it might feel to play it.
Content – How much is actually contained with the game and whether this matches the accompanying price tag.
Replayability – A rating of how many times we feel you can happily replay the game without getting bored.
Social Score – How much interaction there is with other players and how fun it is to do so and how easy it is to learn/teach (under the assumption of introducing the game to non-gamers).
Final Thoughts ON
Full video review of a game. Likely to contain the same (possibly extended) points as an accompanying written review.
Will be scripted and rely on pre-recorded gameplay and separately recorded face-cam/voiceover.
My Thoughts ON
Similar to Final Thoughts On with the addendum of potential changes in future (for example for games in post-release betas or those with very long post-release update schedules).
An initial impressions on a game either formed within the first few hours or of a game so incomplete that it cannot remotely be considered a review (I.e. early betas/alphas).
Most likely will be (largely) unscripted and filmed whilst playing the game in question.
5G5M – 5 games in 5 minutes
Heavily scripted quick video review of 5 Games in 5 Minutes. Most likely for games which would fall under the “Sale” or lower tier of our own tier list OR a game which we lost interest in after a very short amount of time and thus not worth a full review.
I.e. these games may still receive positive notes from us with the addendum that they simply didn’t grab us.
Sillies: Flagship video series, heavily edited multiplayer content
Stream Highlights: cut down to size
Born: August 2019 Studying: Virology Where: University of Leeds
Gamer-Name: Corporal Herb MMGaming Designation: The Don
Gaming Likes: Oblivion. The Stanley Parable. Timesplitters 2. Half Life 2. Oblivion. Dungeon Siege. Oblivion. Majesty. Oblivion. Oblivion. Oblivion.
Gaming Dislikes: Mass Effect 1 + 2. Deal with it.
Bio: In this town… ain’t who you know. It’s who you wanna be, capeesh? I keep the ball rolling here, no funny business. I enjoy board games and a nice glass of white wine. I appreciate the fine arts and have taken a fancy to jazz. I take a stroll through the local park on a Wednesday and give the local hobo £1.20 to buy a pizza crunch.
That last sentence was a lie.
Born: August 2019 Studying: Genetics Where: University of Edinburgh
Gamer-Name: Sabor117 MMGaming Designation: S-One-One-Seven
Gaming Likes: Mass Effect, The Witcher, Factorio, Anno, The Stanley Parable, Skyrim, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Prey 2017, RPGs and story-driven games
Gaming Dislikes: Sports games, Fighting games, Racing games
Just a few names of people who have helped us make some of our content over the years:
Lamios, Jroy, Sykam – currently featured in several of our videos
Conner Fleming – old logo design
Nick, Josh, Doogawl, AliiiP, FordT and Crosscrash – previous contributors (full names excluded for privacy):