Humble Monthly

Humble Monthly Levels Up, Becomes Humble Choice

I’ve been subscribed to the Humble Monthly plan since February 2017. I went and checked. A friend had been subscribed even longer than that, so I was a bit more aware of what was coming in the packs than I might otherwise have been. So when I experienced having bought Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (fantastic

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Other

Corporate Responsibility for Individual’s Views

It was quite the day for discussion in the Blaugust discord. Favourite position- oh, for the task bar, I mean — to the retroactive banning of the American University Hearthstone team, around to discussion about a rather unsavoury group of people with a game. Oh and corporate responsibility (or the lack thereof) for the beliefs

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Other Games

Flight Simulator 2020 Delayed Hype

Some of my earliest PC memories revolve around Flight Simulator 5.0. I didn’t believe in manuals at the time, so my time learning the game initially consisted of hitting all the buttons across the keyboard working out which ones appeared to change anything. The very first time I managed to take off in a Cessna

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Other

Cognitive Dissonance

There is a psychological bias that we as humans have when it comes to attributing causes to behaviour, depending on whether the subject of the attribution is one we like — ourselves, friends, or people we agree with making them part of our ‘in’ group — vs. subjects we do not like. When it comes

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Gaming

Arrival of the Suuuuuuper Ultrawide

Last week I mentioned putting in an order to upgrade my monitor at last! It’s here! Given I’ve only had it up and running for a few short hours now — this is going to be the furthest thing from a review. More a set of first impressions. And those were: “Holy cow that’s a

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Asheron's Call

I Fought the Uber Penguin

And the Uber Penguin did not win. While I’m also dealing with Penguin in the Telltale Batman game I don’t mean that one. No no, this Uber Penguin belonged to Asheron’s Call. The Uber Penguin is a metal encased cyborg-like level 160 critter that roams the frozen plains near Silyun. One of the new towns

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Humble Monthly

Humble Monthly: October 2019

What a mix of emotions this month’s Humble Monthly brings! Overall positivity wins out, but it’s a positivity for the future as this current month’s inclusions are overwhelmingly ‘Meh’. Don’t get me wrong — if I didn’t already own Battletech, I’d be quite over the moon about that. Better still it isn’t just the base

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Gaming

Upgrading my Monitor!

If there is one space I’ve typically skimped on with my PC it has been in the monitor department. Or if not skimped per se, then definitely at least been behind the times. I suppose I’ve sort of jumped between the two states here and there. It started for example with refusing to move on

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