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A Digital Dungeoneering Gamble

It’s no a secret that I like my digital dungeoneering games. This fascination goes from the original Diablo through to World of Warcraft and everything in between, such as Icewindale. In truth, it goes further back, way back to when I had an Atari ST and was playing Dungeon Master …

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Doctor, Missy, Davros..Awesome!

The first episode of series nine of Doctor Who surprised me, I have to admit. I really liked it. Doctor Who ground down my enthusiasm over the course of Stephen Moffat’s run with Matt Smith (more due to stories than the actor himself). I am always hopeful that a significant change like …

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What? Intelligible Narrative!

Ever since I bought into the PS4 and Destiny a year ago, I stuck with the game until June this year when I made the Tweet below, it was about that time that I realised my time with the game was done. It seems my dalliance with #Destiny might have …

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A Year With The PS4

I purchased my PS4 a year ago this month, on 9th September 2014 to be exact. The PS4 has been on the shelves for almost a year and I’d decided not to get involved. It’s often ridiculously stupid to buy into a new console in the first year, and slightly …

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The MMO-Istation of Everything

There was a time, about ten years ago, when the MMO was the interest of a select few. It could hardly be called a mainstream gaming activity. It didn’t feature on consoles and even the PC gaming community had those people who spent hours playing Everquest and Star Wars Galaxies …

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I Am A Destiny Legend!

I’ve always found Destiny marketing strange. Whatever I think doesn’t really matter, as it obviously works. I have my own view on how it’s about trust and getting the core right, despite numerous issues with the overall game in Year One, but they put out some unique and quirky stuff. …

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Peak Camera Workflow

I spent a long time deliberating what camera to buy. The key decision being whether I wanted a camera with interchangeable lenses and if I would actually use such a camera. A lot of this came down to the convenience of using the camera: carrying it, having it accessible, basically …

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Binging..RPG Campaigns

I’m always on the look out for different formats for delivering role-playing games. We already have the staples of long-running, mini-campaign and on-shot. Yes, these definitions can be debated until the ends of the Earth but you’re generally going to be involved for multiple of tens of sessions (long-running), somewhere …

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Long Campaigns Attenuate Story

I’ve been gorging on web shows lately. I got into Titan’s Grave, which I really enjoyed and I took a few things away from it. This naturally lead to Critical Role, which I dived into, enjoyed, realised each episode was at least 3 hours long and I decided I’d watch …

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I Have An Anaconda *Drops Joystick*

I was happily trading in my Python, a ship I really liked, and then decided to gun for an Anaconda. I wasn’t going to, in a way I didn’t see the point in having one other than to say I’d got there, but I watched a few videos and decided: …

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