Red Dead Redemption 2 NOT Coming to PC

Rockstar Games has just announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be their next release following 6 years of hype.

However, fans of the franchise have expressed concern as Take-Two games confirms the game will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – with no mention of being available for the PC.

The game is set for a Fall 2017 release, with a trailer being released on October 20 by 11am EST.

Red Dead Redemption 2: Confirmed

Red Dead Redemption has long been one of the central pillars of Rockstar games, alongside Grand Theft Auto, pushing the early boundaries of open-world adventure and linear story lines to develop it’s characters to a previously unheard of level.

Set in the American West during the ‘cowboy era’ that incites excitement and euphoria into every gamers hearts, the original Red Dead Redemption won critics over and established itself as both the game of the year and arguably game of the decade.

Since its release in 2010, fans world-wide have eagerly anticipated the next instalment of the game, with rumours peaking in 2016. Despite this, Rockstar stayed quiet on the subject, not discussing it once.

Until today. Through their Twitter account, Rockstar released the following image announcing the next in the Red Dead Redemption line-up:

This follows the image they teased earlier this week:

Critics argued that this could just be a tease towards DLC for GTA Online, but we were adament it was for RDR2. Whilst seemingly vague and random, fans of the franchise quickly recognised the dirty-red from the original game, show below:

Red Dead Redemption 2 is set for release in Fall 2017.  A trailer will be released October 20 at 11am EST.

The game will only be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. PC has not been announced, and its expected NOT to appear on that platform.

Are you looking forward to playing the game? Let me know in the comments below.

Meet Ken Bone – The World’s next meme

Memes are this world’s greatest gift at times; from mourning the saddening and sickening loss of our beloved Harambe, to eternalising a cartoon frog or crowd reactions.

However, tonight, a new meme was born. A revolutionary and fresh face was introduced to the internet. A hero was born, and his name is Ken Bone.

Ken Bone – the most innocent meme

Who is Ken Bone, you may ask? At the moment, he is a shadow. A ghost that whisked through our lives and will disappear for hours. He spoke his words and departed our lives temporarily. He brought us much needed smiles in the darkest of debates, bringing humanity back into our lives.

Ken Bone isn’t a man, he is a legend. He embodies American Values more than the American flag, and his moustache is enough to melt the toughest of hearts. Just as quick as K-Bone appeared, he left equally as mysteriously. The last shot of him captured him photographing the Clinton/ Trump debate backstage set, before speeding off to an off-camera exit. Where did he go? To save children, to feed the homeless? Who knows – but whatever it is, it must be great.

Ken Bone is a modern-day detective with his disposable camera

So here it is, to Ken Bone, the world’s next best meme. God bless you. Here are some of the quickest emerging memes:

Fine-dining Moet guy?

A screen-saver we can all commit to.

Zooming in on that glory.

Who said perfect doesn’t exist?

A vision of the future.

-Benjamin John Wareing

Conservative Party Conference in Pictures

I was honoured to be invited to the annual Conservative Party Conference 2016 to photograph the event taking place in Birmingham. Amongst my best photographs are shots of the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, everyone’s favourite politician Boris Johnson and almost every senior Cabinet official.

Here are my best snaps from the CPC16:

Prime Minister of Great Britain, Theresa May

Theresa May is the UKs second ever female Prime Minister

May’s speech sprarked a large amount of controversy

The Prine Minister gave a speech that lasted more than an hour

At almost every sentence, the PM was met with applause

The Prime Minister outlined numerous Conservative Party policies

The PM departed the event with “Blue Skies” playing loudly

An attendee was overjoyed that Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary, sat behind him

The attendee gleefully took a selfie with the Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson smiling for my photograph

Boris Johnson laughing at Theresa May’s speech

The Foreign Secretary looks serious through policy discussion

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, watches up at Theresa May’s speech

Jeremy Hunt has recently sparked controversy over reforms to the NHS

Jeremy Hunt looked on towards the photographers

Jeremy Hunt sat next to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond

Philip Hammond looked on towards me as I captured this photograph

The Defence Secretary looked up towards the PMs speech, with Liz Truss and Alun Cairns sat behind him

Sir Michael Fallon, Defence Secretary

Michael Fallon appeared to enjoy Theresa May’s speech

Andrea Leadsom, who ran against Theresa May to become PM, watched the speech

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs appeared somewhat saddened

Behind Leadsom, a member of the audience appears to have fallen asleep

The senior Cabinet office officials sat next to each other for the PMs speech

Sajid Javid speaks to Liz Truss behind him

Many shared the platform to speak before the Prime Minister

Ruth Davidson smiles towards the packed Conference hall in Birmingham

Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson

A photograph of a photograph

A press colleague photographs the crowd of politicians

Photograph from within the ‘press pool’ at the front of the stage

Conservative Party chairman Patrick McLoughlin

Elderly spectator watched with excitement as Theresa May appeared


Alton Towers Fined £5 MILLION

Alton Towers has been fined £5,000,000 (five million pounds) following a court hearing on the 26th September 2016. This was in response to the devastating ‘Smiler’ rollercoaster disaster of June 2015 which saw two teenagers requiring amputations and many other riders needing urgent medical attention.

The £18 million ride smashed into a dormant cart, causing life changing injuries to many of the passengers on board. 

The two day hearing spans two days for the 26th and 27th September which was long awaited to fine Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd. after their admission of breaching health and safety guidelines.

Barrister Bernard Thorogood stated the kinetic energy created in the crash was equivalent to ‘a family car of 1.5 tons having collided at about 90mph’.

Vicky Balch recieved an ‘above-the-knee’ amputation following her injuries. PA Wire.

The barrister then quoted those on the front of the ride, who recalled helplessly watching themselves speed towards to dormant cart before the collision, before adding that the fault led with the management within Merlin, not the workers themselves.

Vicky Balch was in attendance, alongside some of the other injured passengers including the couple Joe Pugh and Leah Washington, and also Chandaben Chauhan who was on a girls holiday with her two daughters.

Joe Pugh arriving with girlfriend Leah Washington. PA Wire.

Light Festival Hits Preston

The darkened skyline of the Preston City night was recently lit by a festival of light; smoking dragons, flare-flailing blacksmiths and dazzling dancers lined the streets of Preston town centre to show the city how bright it can become.

This event is the peak of the Procession of Lights spectacle, drawing in thousands to witness the unique creations. Saturday 24th September will be a night to remember. 

Below are some of my best photographs taken in that beautiful night:

WANTED: Ahmad Rahami, New York bomb suspect

New York Police Department officials alongside the FBI have released an official Wanted Poster for 28 year old Ahmad Rahami in connection with the New York bombings of 17th September 2016, 8:30pm, that injured 29 civilians.

Full name Ahmad Khan Rahami lives in New Jersey and is 28 years old. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio warns that Rahami could be “armed and dangerous”.

The FBI echoed the warning, sharing that Rahami is of “Afghan decent born on January 23, 1998” and that he is 5’6 tall and weighs about 200 pounds.

He is described as having short brown hair, brown eyes and brown facial hair.

If you see Rahami or can share more details of the bombings, please call the FBI on:

1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or contact your local FBI office.