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June 15, 2009

Will someone fix the typo on the focus window?




June 01, 2009

Interviewing Introversion on Sunday. Crikey! I need to find a dictaphone.


Videogame Nation
May 27, 2009

I don't know if any of the UK lot are interested, or already know about this, or - hell - even the overseas lot... but:


A series of fantastic-looking lectures at Urbis in Manchester, alongside an exhibition of the history of British games development.

It's a pity they couldn't have done the lectures a bit closer together, in more of a conference format, as I'd have happily paid the collective 35 to go see the lot across three days or something, but can't reasonably justify forking out the fiver plus 17 for a return train ticket every time.

So for now, I've booked in to see Introversion, and I would imagine I'll almost certainly book a ticket to Charles Cecil as well.


May 27, 2009

I have been asked to write a regular column for somewhere... well, not somewhere stupidly big, but it's the sister site of somewhere stupidly big, run by a stupidly big network. It's also a site (hell, a network) I have a stupidly big amount of respect for, and some of the writers working there are some of the best in the business.

Christ. What to pitch!?

An angry and arrogant rant
May 25, 2009

Um. I'm quite angry today, it would seem. So I write this.

Talking to Gillen, he reassures me "a little bit of venom never hurt anyone. Though the people on TV dying in Snakes on a Plane would probably disagree with that."



GDC Rants - a (belated) response
May 25, 2009

GDC came and went ages ago now, but I only recently got round to watching the Rants panel that had everyone arguing so vehemently a while back. I've managed to track down videos of a few of them, though there are a couple I haven't found that I'd really like to see. If anyone knows where I can find Chaplin's or Croal's, I'd really appreciate that. For now, I'll do my best to respond to those ones based on what I've read about them. The rest will be more direct. Would be interested to hear others' thoughts on the matters tackled.


"Games aren't adolescent; you're a bunch of fucking adolescents."

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It doesn't work!
May 20, 2009

This just goes to show how infrequently our computer is left unattended.

Installing a game, and it's taking ages. I begin idly flicking through GamesTM in the meantime, reading about the new Red Faction and, ooh, a new and interesting take on OnLive and all sorts of loveliness. I'm just starting to get rather involved in all the magaziney goodness when my monitor flicks to a black screen.


I check the CPU. The disc drive's still whirring, so it seems to be my monitor at fault. I wiggle the cables in the back, but nothing. I unplug it and plug it back in again. Nothing. I take the cables out fully, straighten them out, plug them back in. Still nothing.

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