Meet the Vultures: Joshua Wood

Joshua Wood

Hey, Joshua! How are you? What was the last thing you ate and what would you rate it out of ten?
I’m actually rather brilliant and I hope you are too. The last thing I ate was a boiled egg wrapped in a piece of ham. I’m not going to lie, it was actually pretty good. A solid 6/10 for overall taste but convenience wise it was a 9. They were both pre-packed which I’m sure a lot of people would have a problem with but you cannot argue with £1.50 all in.

What’s your favourite video game?
My favourite video game of them all is the original Mass Effect. A wondrous space opera that ticked so many boxes of what a good story-driven video game has to accomplish. It had a great plot and unforgettable characters but what set it apart was the now famous conversation mechanic. At the time the seamless interaction between the player character and the motley assortment of galactic reprobates you came across was revolutionary. It was the first time I felt that my character was making a difference, messing up and saving the day all in equal measure. A wonderful exercise in agency, consequences and morality.

What drew you to CV?
The big draw of CV was their commitment to giving every writer a chance to express themselves whilst providing invaluable feedback and support. I think that belief is vindicated by the quality of the articles posted on the site.

Where else can we find you?
I exist elsewhere on the internet. I have a blog where I review them video games. I am also a contributing writer for Feed Magazine and then there’s always Twitter, where I make a nuisance of myself.

Who would win in a fight: a kangaroo with one punching hand or a crocodile missing half of its teeth?
As with any contest it boils down to who wants it more but If I were a betting man, I’d go with the crocodile. The kangaroo boasts a clear height advantage but when fighting a crocodile, I fear that really doesn’t mean much. Plus I’m not sure punching a crocodile would actually do anything other than make it more angry? The wildcard factor is of course whether there is a baby joey hidden in the kangaroo’s pouch, ready to turn the tables on the unsuspecting crocodile. 2 v 1 is a very different proposition altogether.

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