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What Makes a Game Sticky?

Bhagpuss recently tackled this question, and it made me pause to consider what the answer might be for me. My initial thoughts all quickly discounted, thrown by the wayside, one by one. At least...

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Descenders Early Impressions

The Descenders is a Mountain Biking-themed rogue-lite. No really! It is. I almost went as far as to say rogue-like, because there isn’t really much you unlock that helps you on subsequent runs. All...

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The Passing of the Queen

For all the bad habits I’ve picked up along the way — one I’ve still managed to avoid is picking up my phone and doomscrolling either before bed or before rising. Today, that made...

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Blaugust 2022 in the Rear View

Normally, this post would be my time to reflect back on my Blaugust experience. How did I find it? What did I learn? That kind of thing. But… I’ve already done that. There was...

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Time to Loot Journal: Blaugust 2022

With the completion of this post, I can call close to the challenge of Blaugust 2022. It will be my 31st post in 31 days. Mission complete! Well… Core mission! This year, we also...

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Fourth Time’s the Charm

This year marks my participation in four Blaugust (or Blaugust-variant) events. It feels somehow… wrong… laying it out like that. I don’t stick to things. That isn’t me. Not outside of work, at least....

X4: Foundations 2

Securing a Home Base

In my last few sessions playing X4, I was rather rudely ejected from Terran space where I had a growing sense of familiarity and comfort. You see, after a successful defense of our brand-spanking-new...

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Chasing Stats: Part 2

Even I figured I’d get this section written and published perhaps just a few days after Part 1, but things just sort of… kept happening. But here are now! If you need a refresher,...

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Gamescom Opening Night

E3- er, no- Gamescom started up today. Google tells me it runs til the 29th (by NZ reckoning). This struck me as something of a surprise, I mean… I know I don’t often pay...