Genre Burnout

The idea struck me for this post while I was trying to go to sleep. I very almost had to get up out of bed and go jot something down, for worry that I’d forget it. I didn’t do that. So I guess we’ll see how I get on! I remember...

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Can You Play a Game Wrong?

Well obviously you can in some respects. … Right? Or actually; should we first separate out playing a game well from playing a game as intended? There will be some overlap here. Sometimes playing a game against the developer’s intention...

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Blogger Recognition Award – 2020

What a set of happy coincidences. In my neck of the woods, we’re well into the first day of April. And so to my mind, the first ‘real’ day of Blapril. Although officially, it started with the week in a preparatory mode. This...

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A Plague Tale: Innocence

A Plague Tale: Innocence has been on my list of goals for the last two months, and it came veeeery very close to being three. But last night I booted back into it, and didn’t leave until I was finished. Er.. Around 1am. Which is not an ideal...

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Blaugust into Blapril

If your first thought was, “You spelt those month names wrong” followed by, “And you also put them in the wrong order. That’s just simply not how months work.” Well, then perhaps you’re unfamiliar with the grand...

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Today COVID-19 Became Real to Me

Not because I, or someone close to me, has contracted it I hasten to add. The number of confirmed cases in NZ while having more than doubled in the last two days, is still low overall at 28. There have been no detected cases of community infection,...

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No Place for Old PvPers

Mailvaltar recently wrote about the cool stuff that just doesn’t happen in ‘safe’ MMORPGs and it got me to thinking about days gone by when I was really into open-world PvP MMOs myself. It seems like so long ago. And I suppose...

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Taking Out the Warlords of New York

Even with a fairly significant dip in gaming time lately, this is a post I could have done several nights ago. The actual story content for The Division 2’s expansion Warlords of New York is not terribly long. A beeline through the critical...

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Too Old For This?

This is hardly a new topic of conversation I would imagine. I’d be willing to bet most of the game blogging community has had something to say on the matter at one point in time or another.1 The subject? Feeling like — or perhaps even...

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Humble Choice: March 2020

Before jumping into the meat and potatoes of the Humble Choice post for this month, a confirmation! Just the other day, I noted that I was very likely to be the owner of a new Electric Vehicle before the weekend was out. This came after discovering...

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Going Electric

Come the end of this weekend — I’m very likely to be the owner of an Electric Vehicle (EV). I mentioned looking into this about this time last month. I’ve been interested in going electric for my daily-use car for some time now,...

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