I'm a designer and illustrator by trade, but I also work on art projects and play lots of games. I run abatage studios, which is focused on Art, Design, and Illustration. This blog is a side project dedicated the process of creativity and my love of video games.

Enquiries, commissions, and proposals are all welcome and can be submitted to info@atelierarcade.net.



If you're ever wondering what kind of hardware I use to play games and make digital art; these are the juicy details:

Main PC (win7):
MOBO: Gigabyte X99-Designare EX Intel X99 S2011-3
CPU: Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz
RAM: 4 x Corsair Vengeance 16GB Single DDR4 3000
GPU: 2 x Gigabyte GTX 960 4G
HDD (OS): 256GB M.2 SSD
PSU: Corsair 1000Watt
CASE: Antec 1900 Red
HEADSET: SteelSeries V2 Heat
SPEAKERS: Creative 4.1 Quadraphonic Array
KEYBOARD: SteelSeries Apex 300
GAMEPAD: Razer Wildcat

Laptop (win8.1):
BASE: Alienware 15
CPU: Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz
GPU: GeForce GTX 970M 3GB
HDD (OS): 128GB M.2 SSD
HEADSET: SteelSeries Siberia 100
MOUSE: SteelSeries Rival 100
GAMEPAD: Razer Wildcat

Playstation 4 Slim 1TB
Playstation Vita PCH-2000
Playstation 3 Super Slim
Nintendo 3DS XL

Other Gear:
TABLET: Wacom Intuous Pro Touch Large
UPS: CyberPower 2200VA/1320W Line Interactive UPS


Platform Codes:

I try to include the available platforms for any games I write about. So if you're confused about what they all mean, here's a cheat sheet...

3DS - Nintendo 3DS
Android - Android Mobile Devices
DS - Nintendo DS
iOS - Apple Mobile Devices
Linux - Linux Operating Systems
Mac - Apple Operating Systems
N-Gage - Nokia N-Gage
PC - Windows Operating Systems
PS2 - Sony Playstation 2
PS3 - Sony Playstation 3
PS4 - Sony Playstation 4
PSP - Sony Playstation Portable
Switch - Nintendo Switch
Vita - Sony Playstation Vita
Wii - Nintendo Wii
WiiU - Nintendo WiiU
WP - Windows Phone
XBLA - Xbox Live Arcade
XBOX - Xbox
XB360 - Xbox 360
XBO - Xbox One

Game Post Notes:

While I don't think of my gaming posts as 'reviews' per se, there are a couple of things that I'd like to note.

  • I only write about games I've played enough to feel like I have something I'd like to say.

  • I'm not trying to keep up with cutting edge new releases, and instead stick to whatever I've been playing.

  • This is mostly because I'm not trying to provide a service, I just like talking/writing about games.

  • Most posts don’t get edited much. I tend to write them in one sitting and do little more than a spell check. So if you’re thinking they need a proof-read, they probably do!

I get asked about these things often enough to put this statement here, but always feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.