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“videogames” “video games” “digital games” – whatever your term, this broad category means any discussion by me or others on games.

Civilization 5 Critique

A great Civilization 5 critique: What Went Wrong? – read a while ago, mainly posting for reference and so others know 😀

3DS Thoughts

Some random thoughts on the 3DS I caught on Saturday; The 3d is okay; but it varies a lot game to game. You have to keep still using it so obviously you would turn it off if you use the gyroscope inside (as with Monkey Ball – a real shame). Some games barely use it […]


Games of 2010

While I’ve still got a major post (ie; involving lots of screenshots I’ve not finished yet) on a ton of indie games I got in packs in the Steam sales, this is a quick overview of the better games released in 2010 I’ve played; quick because I don’t need to bother with screenshots, huzzah! (I’ll […]

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GameCity 2010: A Report

GameCity 2010 was a while back; 27th to the 30th of October. This is a late report, with all the pedantry of trying to remember things from it that are worth reporting on! Talks, Panels and Notes Firstly, I have done some rather lengthy notes this year. This comes from doing them on my laptop […]

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Chris Hecker Just Can’t Get a Break

Great opinion article by Chris Hecker’s about his comments taken out of context, poorly reported and generally the stupidity of the gaming press. I have dozens of articles I read about how bad it is, but it is nice to read one from someone affected by just how ridiculous it is.


Achievements Considered Harmful?

I want to bring up a good talk from Chris Hecker about achievements; Achievements Considered Harmful?. Why? Apart from it being bloody interesting, it reminded me when it popped up from another blog – I had a discussion, ever so briefly, with a few guys at a GameCityNights event at the start of the month. […]

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Corporate Censorship

Censorship is censorship. Ron Gilbert puts it more eloquently then me, regarding the lockdown of devices like the iPhone regarding creativity. Also see Kyle Orland’s opinions on this kind of policy. Good stuff both.


5 Minutes…

Since Margaret Robinson did a nice feature of 5 minutes in Geometry Wars’ Deadline, deconstructed, I posted this massive list of 5 minute moments for myself on her blog. It just seemed something worth doing at the time! I still need to post about some of these fabulous games… 5 minutes near the start (just […]

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Red Faction: Guerrilla

Red Faction: Guerrilla. In a sentence; you’re a Space Asshole with a big hammer. I’ve seen it referenced recently as Red Faction: Gorilla which is utterly apt description of the game. I also appear to have a spare copy of the game from owning Metro 2033, hehe In any case, please watch this before continuing: […]

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Game Podcasts

I irregularly listen to the Giantbomb Bombcast. They’re now doing membership ($50/year, or monthly $4.95, woo…). Hmm. Just: No thanks, while the irrelevant ramblings and absolutely off-beat podcast length might be unjustifiable as a cost, why make it that long in the first place? They even mention it during this 45 minute long one; they […]

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