Tag: Blaugust

Blaugust 2021 in the Rear View

One of the things I was hoping for with the delay in writing this year’s Blaugust wrap-up was that I might stumble upon some additional insight or understanding, some epiphany or pearl of wisdom I can impart — really? Just something to...

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Time to Loot Journal: Blaugust 2021

Blaugust hasn’t quite come to a close, but the challenge component of it has. For those who either love to write like Bhagpuss or who appreciate looking back at a completed challenge in the rearview like I do, the ‘requirement’ (I...

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Quiplash in Lockdown

The New Zealand COVID-19 related lockdown has continued on with daily case counts continuing to rise until just yesterday, with 83 new cases bringing the total then to 511. This was starting to be a bit of a concern. With almost two weeks of a...

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The Shape of Motivation and Enjoyment

The featured image I chose for this post is from the EXO One Demo, in which the craft you control can shift in shape and function in service to the art of soaring above it all- skimming across clouds when you can but hardening into a ball with...

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Do You Ever Just Go into a Game Blind?

It’s not something I’ve done in a while. If anything, I’m the complete opposite and have been a long time. Thinking right back to the days I was on dial-up and downloading a new MMO or game could be a multi-night affair, it became...

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Still Sick

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it yet — but the COVID swab from last week came back negative, which is good news. New Zealand saw 41 new cases today, bringing us up to 148 total. Still seeing an increase in cases each day for the...

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Staying Motivated – 2021

Starting a new endeavour isn’t always easy, sure. But I would think that keeping it going is often the much more difficult part. Certainly that can be the case with Blogging — and if that matches your experience, then welcome! This is...

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Scattered to the Wind

Not too long ago, I mentioned that the plans I had been setting for myself, slowly adding layer upon layer, had started to chafe somewhat. It appears to have gone beyond that now and into a fully open flood-gate mode where everything sounds like a...

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Developer Appreciation

This week in Blaugust, it is Developer Appreciation Week. While I’m pretty content to wander off the themes, doing my own thing, I also do quite enjoy at least getting one post out for the theme of the week. I’d actually been hoping for...

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Would You Rather? — Gaming Edition

Today’s post comes yoinked straight from Krikket, images and all (with permission). In Krikket’s version of this — she answered with the understanding the restrictions would be one at a time, and only for a year. I’m going...

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Sleeping in My Chair

Bleurgh. Still haven’t shaken the cold mentioned last Friday. It in fact hit my chest and became an infection. Pretty terrible timing for it, as I had to go to the Doctor’s yesterday — the first day of our lockdown. So of course...

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Returnal: First Impressions

This post was going to be last night! But then a fresh COVID related lockdown happened. World media wasn’t altogether kind regarding the NZ decision to go into lockdown on the basis of a single case. However, come less than 24 hours later and...

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Delta Lockdown

Welp, tonight was going to be about my first impressions of Returnal. I’ve played a few hours now, even made it to the end of Zone 1 boss on my fourth or so go. But instead, today has had some bigger news. From the NZHerald Article here. They...

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Is This Thing On?

Ten days ago, I picked up a Playstation 5. I set it up that weekend, downloaded the PS5 version of Final Fantasy VII: Remake and went through the process of migrating my save file across. I played for a bit, slowly remembered how to fight properly...

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Clearing the Journal

Last Sunday, and again yesterday when I jumped back into Final Fantasy XIV — I did so with purpose. A mission. A mission other than the Main Story Quest. The MSQ could wait. Right now I needed to do something far more pressing. Clean up the...

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Games When?

You know, I’d really like to write about games tonight. Perhaps some more Final Fantasy XIV. Or finally something about my time with Monster Hunter Stories 2! But uh… That would be a little difficult. I haven’t played anything...

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