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Posts Tagged ‘oh for fuck’s sake’

The Song Remains The Same —

It’s taken me a while but I finally tore myself away from WoW to start playing Eternal Sonata (Bandai/Namco, Xbox 360) today. I have been looking forward to this. It’s a JRPG set in the dreams of Frédéric Chopin as he lies dying of tuberculosis in Paris in 1849. And that is the kind of […]

What if they gave an award and nobody came? —

The BAFTA nominations for the 2007 Video Games Awards came out on 25th September (I know I’m behind the times, my father died the next day, sue me). And frankly, what in the holy name of living crap is going on? The list’s here. Go and have a look at it. Anything strike you as […]

Bioshocking —

So I played the demo of Bioshock a few days ago and I was all like, “huh,” enough to put my money down on a pre-order but not, you know, entirely convinced. Game play, atmosphere, setting and backstory, fantastic, but there was one thing that really jarred. And then I read an internest discussion that […]

A Whiner Is You —

Just to assure you I’m still alive… Apparently there are only three countries in the world that haven’t officially adopted the metric system: Liberia; Myanmar; and the United States of America. How richly ironic is it that the USA’s way of measuring things is what they call the English system, and the rest of the world calls the Imperial system? (And they can’t even get that right: there are 20 fluid ounces in a pint, not 16. Please, these things are called ‘standards’ for a reason.) In other news: Space Giraffe is a huge disappointment, and I will deliver some thoughts […]

Gaming the System —

I know this is all over everywhere, but I enjoy watching people turn everyday tools into playthings. Petition asking Gov. Schwarzenegger to free Paris Hilton—as I write, 16741 signatures Petition asking Gov. Schwarzenegger to jail Paris Hilton—as I write, 29576 signatures

Original Sin —

The Origins Awards nominees were announced today. Needless to say there’s nothing about it on the Origins Awards website—the Origins convention is affiliated with GAMA, the Game Manufacturers Association, whose website was at one time encouraging people to register for the Origins show that had taken place eighteen months earlier. As it is, the website […]

Body text —

According to a trusted friend, apparently Websense is blocking its users from seeing this website. Under the category ‘sex’. I am frankly nonplussed. I mean, I don’t think I’ve referred to any particular game as an “abortion” recently.