Monthly Archives: February 2010

A Legitimate Strategy

I very nearly forgot to mention this, but on the same day as I went bowling and was conned into a $2.75 slushy I didn’t really want I also played Laser Skirmish. In the first of the two games played … Continue reading

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$5.50

$5.50 sounds like a lot for approximately 600ml’s of coke flavoured slushy, or at least it does where I live. But how about $5.50 for the same coke flavoured slushy with unlimited refills? Suddenly, the psychological price of the slushy … Continue reading

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Pax Britannica

Good news everyone! A game called PAX BRITANNICA has just been released on the TigSource forums. It’s a game by the No Fun Games team, who through Matthew Gallant, graciously asked me to score their game for them. Pax Britannica was … Continue reading

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In Print

Around mid-December of last year I was approached independetly by two magazines that wanted to do a couple of short interview/features in their publications about Permanent Death. I have now very kindly recieved a copy of each and I’ve scanned in … Continue reading

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The Holy Trinity

So I just got finished writing my final post for SLRC, it’ll be up by the time anybody reads this. And here’s the thing, I wanted to say something about videogame journalism after Michael Walbridge’s recent post “So You Want … Continue reading

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This is not a hardcore game

The following is an edited conversation I had via instant message with one of my oldest friends, two days after christmas ’09. Guy-mitchell: X’s family does this thing where everyone buy s $20 present then they all get wrapped up and … Continue reading

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Film-o-narrative Dissonance?

I watched the film 500 Days of Summer tonight and I want to talk about that ending – that stupid, trite, Hollywood ending. More relevant than the disappointing nature of the denouement, however, is the fact that it managed to mechanically contradict the … Continue reading

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I went out and bought his book

While cruising the Rock, Paper, Shogtun ‘Writers Hive’ sub-forum out of a general curiosity with what was being written there I stumbled upon this response to a Tom Bissell piece about spoilers.  Somehow at the time it was published I … Continue reading

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Twitter, Scratch and Class

Thinking about how technologies can and do organise online space socially; I was looking at a twitter topic that was trending this evening. It was simply the word ‘Haters’ and it consisted of hundreds of people retweeting a quotation attributed … Continue reading

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Crispy Bacon

So I just got done reading an article on the now-defunct website Crispy Gamer, and it read to me like another affirmation of the idea put forward by Geert Lovink that blogging is a creatively nihilistic endeavour. It’s an idea from … Continue reading

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