Category Archives: Games

Lunar Lander

For two hundred thousand years, humanity trundled along. And then the industrial revolution happened — and things took off… I recall, as a young boy, watching the Apollo 11 Moon landing. I remember looking forward to the day when I … Continue reading

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JourneyQuest 3: Return of the Lactomancer

Yes, it makes no sense. If everything we know and love will come crashing down around us, what’s the point? Nevertheless, it has to be… 3,252 backers $254,717 pledged of $420,000 goal 3 days to go JourneyQuest 3: go back … Continue reading

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Darkwood: an appeal to fear

There are these three guys in Warsaw, Poland — Gustaw, Artur and Jakub — and they call themselves ‘Acid Wizard Studio‘. They’re developing a game called ‘Darkwood’ for the PC, Mac and Linux. They need help. And I’m not talking … Continue reading

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A while ago, I got ‘Portal’ from Valve Software. It was clever, and fun. But, I thought, a tad limited. Then I got the sequel: Portal 2. And now, I’m totally hooked. No escape!

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Happy 8th Anniversary, EverQuest II!

A while ago, I wrote about my attempts to cure a certain addiction of mine. Time marches on: as Everquest II celebrates eight years of playtime I still seek a cure: apply within… 🙂  

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Is the dark side stronger?

Electronic Arts (EA), one of the biggest video game companies in the world, is the target of a boycott orchestrated by hateful anti-gay groups. Thousands of anti-gay letters are flooding EA’s headquarters, threatening to push the company and its staff … Continue reading

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Do you have a Yen for Jen?

JourneyQuest Season Two is in a galaxy not so far away… The JourneyQuest Season Two Kickstarter campaign has got off to an incredible flying start: 90% of the required total has already been pledged — in just ten days. Nerd-digger, … Continue reading

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Fate of the World by Red Redemption: A game review

The blurb: Based on the research of Prof. Myles Allen at Oxford University, Fate of the World simulates the real social and environmental impact of global climate change over the next 200 years. The science, the politics, the destruction — … Continue reading

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How to lose a day without even noticing it

  One word: Evony.  

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Anyone want a copy of EQ2?

… if so, you can’t have mine.   I’ve been on Evercrack (EverquestII) for the last two years.   I’m off it now, I’ve cancelled the subscription, I’ve uninstalled the game and I’ve left the fantasy land called Norrath. Back to … Continue reading

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