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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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Nostalgia in Historical Game Articles

This is just a brief thing; I’m trying to gauge the point of this here article. I mainly skim or don’t read The Escapist anymore so I have no idea if this is basically the standard for the weekly content the site was originally built on, but well, I’m still trying to think of the […]

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Crap Job Ubisoft…

I’m now not going to buy Assassins Creed 2, sigh. Preservationists nightmare == invasive dumb online DRM.

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GameCity Squared

I’ve been at various events held at GameCity Squared (or GameCity 2009) this year. Some good, some bad, and some mediocre. Lets see what’s what

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Finding That Damn Game

Wow, how hard is it to find an item on the internet you don’t know the name of? Especially something reasonably obscure? In this case, it’s my partial area of expertise; videogames. Let’s see, and also handily (for me in the future) I’ll list all the resources I used. This is a bit odd, I […]

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Constantly Unsatisfied Gamers

DiGRA, specifically the preservation panel but also noted in a few other places, pretty much did doggedly say that previews and other items basically make gamers eternally unsatisfied.

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IGDA.org’s Treasures

The old IGDA site will be closing down, with a new site put in place, sometime – I presume – next month. In the mean time I’ve done some automated, and just recently some entirely manual preservation of the site. I still need to confirm the original site will be preserved, or better put online […]

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Videogame Nation

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Error (ERROR_STORAGE_FAILURE) in modules/core/classes/GalleryStorage.class at line 494 (GalleryCoreApi::error) in modules/core/classes/Gallery.class at line 202 (GalleryStorage::search) in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple.class at line 105 (Gallery::search) in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 1876 (GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple::fetchGroupsForUser) in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 64 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchGroupsForUser) in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 39 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::_fetchAccessListIds) in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 501 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::fetchAccessListIds) in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserHelper_simple.class at line 76 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchAccessListIds) in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 566 […]

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GDC2009 – Friday – My Student Mixer, AI SIG roundtable, Game Preservation and a Cold

Friday – the final day of GDC. In the morning passing over a Larrabee session I visited the career area briefly – loud, busy, and I just noted who was there more then anything. Later in the morning was the AI SIG Roundtable. There was really not much a chance of discussion on the problems […]

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Byte Back 2009

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Error (ERROR_STORAGE_FAILURE) in modules/core/classes/GalleryStorage.class at line 494 (GalleryCoreApi::error) in modules/core/classes/Gallery.class at line 202 (GalleryStorage::search) in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple.class at line 105 (Gallery::search) in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 1876 (GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple::fetchGroupsForUser) in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 64 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchGroupsForUser) in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 39 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::_fetchAccessListIds) in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 501 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::fetchAccessListIds) in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserHelper_simple.class at line 76 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchAccessListIds) in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 566 […]

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