Games an' Stuff


February 2016

Monday Morning Procrastination Pack #4

Honestly, how is it Monday already? How on earth is it time to start wearing pants again? What the actual fuck happened to the weekend? It just, like, disappeared without a trace, save only for a faint carving of Croatoan scratched into a nearby tree trunk – a genuine mystery for the ages.

Still, when the universe takes with one hand, it often gives with the other and so it was this week, with a veritable feast of great Gaming pieces on the t’internet; a virtual smorgasbord of news, reviews and opinion. Continue reading “Monday Morning Procrastination Pack #4”

Weekend Gaming Doodah #4

Huzzah – the weekend’s back. In your face, working week! Two days of quality game-playing time await, free from your iron grip of rules, and like, having to wear pants and shit! Let freedom ring, let freedom ring!

Anyways, how’s your game-playing weekend shaping up? Are you continuing with a massive open-worlder, finally fitting in a short indie game whilst you can, or doing something else entirely? Is there anything you’re stuck on, uncertain about buying, or are you at a Gaming loose end and looking for recommendations from fellow Gamers? Is there something on the Gaming horizon that you’re particularly excited about, something you’d like to chat about with fellow enthusiasts? Continue reading “Weekend Gaming Doodah #4”

Levelling-Up a Puppy, Gaming Systems, and that damned Tamagotchi

If you’re of a certain age – and particularly if you’re of a certain age, and into games and gadgets and such – there’s probably a reasonable chance you’d have, at one point, had yourself a tamagotchi.

Me, I had one. It died. A lot. As in, a motherfucking shitload. No matter what I did, it died. If I fed it twice, it’d starve and die; if I fed it three times it got tamagotchi diabetes and it would die. I think it died once because I “petted” it too much, which (unless you’re Lennie from Of Mice and Men) I’m pretty sure isn’t even a thing. Continue reading “Levelling-Up a Puppy, Gaming Systems, and that damned Tamagotchi”

Monday Morning Procrastination Pack #3

Ugh – It’s Monday again. Already. Just as we seem to be getting comfortable with the weekend, embracing the quality time it allows us to spend with our fantabulous-game-playing-machines, it disappears –  Poof, just life that! [I’m doing a Kevin Spacey impression there, but it obviously doesn’t translate too well via the medium of the written word!] The hope and potential of the weekend, with all its free time and opportunity, has – once more – repositioned itself right at the end of the week, with five working days between us and it. Continue reading “Monday Morning Procrastination Pack #3”

Weekend Gaming Doodah #3

It’s nearly the weekend again, and once more we get to say to work ‘not today, work, not today‘, and we get to say to our fantabulous game-playing machines ‘yes today, fantabulous game-playing machines, yes today‘. Whole virtual worlds lay open at our feet, ready for some quality time to be invested in them, calling out our names; a siren-song of untold beauty and irresistible power. “Come to me….” she sings, her voice hauntingly drifting on the very edge of the wind, “….and let us fuck some shit up!“.

That last bit might just be me (I’m finally starting Just Cause 3, and there seems to be a degree of emphasis on ‘fucking shit up’) but whatever she’s calling to you, it’s likely to be a sweet, sweet song regardless. Continue reading “Weekend Gaming Doodah #3”

A Few Thoughts on The Uncharteds, and a Look Ahead to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Over the course of a fortnight, I’ve collected 260+ treasures, shot a zillion dudes in the face, shimmied along countless ledges, made approximately 748 wisecracks, and all whilst cunningly disguised as a fella by the name of Nathan Drake. Over the same period, I’ve discovered some exquisite locations, gotten into some ill-advised fisticuffs with a tank, shot some more dudes in the face, and seen some shit that’d make the guy with the big hair from Ancient Aliens be all like, “C’mon now guys, that’s a bit too far-fetched”. Continue reading “A Few Thoughts on The Uncharteds, and a Look Ahead to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End”

Deadpool Review

Even as a fan of Superheroes and Crime Fighters and whatnot, I think it’s fair to say they’ve been enjoying a fairly considerable amount of (big and small) screen time lately. I mean, they’re everywhere now, all the time, and we’re getting re-boots of re-boots, re-imaginings of re-imaginings, cross-overs, extended universes and, because that might not be enough, a sprinkling of origin stories too. I suspect that, at any given time, there’s a fair chance that any comic book store is filled with Studio Executives working their way through the shelves hoping to find the next (as of yet, unlicensed) money-spinner. Continue reading “Deadpool Review”

Monday Morning Procrastination Pack #2

I’m not entirely sure what happened with this weekend, but it’s gone already. I mean, it was here – full of promise, free of work – but then it fucked the fuck off, leaving us wholly at the mercy of Monday morning. That’s a next level dick move right there, weekend – not cool at all. Fear not though, fellow Gamers, for I have once again put together a little bug-out bag of essentials to help us survive the Monday-pocalypse (see what I did there?): a condensed package of interesting and/or funny things that might help make your day that bit more survivable, and/or just generally offer up a big old ‘go fuck yourself!’ to that Monday morning feeling. Continue reading “Monday Morning Procrastination Pack #2”

Weekend Gaming Doodah #2

Whilst last week’s Weekend Gaming Doodah wasn’t what you could (reasonably) call a resounding success, thanks to Pine717 and Particlebit (cheers guys) it wasn’t an abject failure either, so I’ma take another crack at it. And yes, I *am* sticking with that title ….

Huzzah – the weekend, it be here again, all bright and shiny and full of potential Gaming goodness. The drudgery and monotony of the real world can safely be put to one side – albeit fairly briefly – and we’re free to dive into whatever Gaming world we wish to explore unencumbered by, like, work and shit. In your face, The Man! Continue reading “Weekend Gaming Doodah #2”

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