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Wow, this month’s actually really flew by hasn’t it? I never actually posted on what I got up to or how I got on in London, so I guess it’s time to get up to speed on that. (more…)

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I can’t believe it’s nearly that time already! I’d thought about for ages, talked about it for ages, and on Wednesday I’ll finally be going! And my oh my has it taken its sweet time about doing so.
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You may remember the whole way back in February when I linked to a talk by game designer Jesse Schell, about how games can change people’s every day lives. Looks like someone took that initiative, sandwiched it around a(n overused) meme, and created what’s probably the best “useless” app I’ve ever seen – EPIC WIN.

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So in the news yesterday, the BBC lost a court case against tame racing driver, The Stig, pertaining to the attempted blocking of the release of a book by the Man in White. Had the Beeb won, the book would have been blocked for release, and the Stig would have remained anonymous. This was not the case, as the Stig has won his legal battle, and revealed his identity.

Some say… that he’s a failed scientific experiment to bring back Ayrton Senna from beyond the grave (?)… and that he survived 2 weeks in a gym bag in training for MI-6, but rejected it, as talking was part of the job description… All we know is, he’s called… (more…)

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American Football. Ask anyone I know and there’ll be a high chance that nobody likes it, or nobody understands it, so something like that. I was like that too. Until about 2 weeks ago.

Talking to a few of my American friends online, they were naturally amped for the release of the newest Madden NFL game, counting down the days to Madden Tuesday, one of the most popular non-holidays of the year, and the one day that the rate of calling into work sick skyrockets off the charts. EA were counting down to it as well, and celebrated the release in lavish fashion with Madden Gras (a play on Mardi Gras) in New Orleans, home of current NFL champions, the Saints. I had to get in on the action. I had to figure out Football. (more…)

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So as I mentioned before, I’ve started writing news snippets and stuff over at Press X Or Die. Here’s a run down of what I’ve been up to while this place has been on the slow-burn.

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..just how much I hate summer?

Well, I do. I despise summer. And no, it’s not because it’s considered gaming’s off-season. It’s because, despite being seen as the holiday time of the year, I actually have lots of work to do.

I live out in the countryside, as the geo-tags on my post will tell you (are they visible to readers or is it just on my Twitter feed?) and as I’ve made reference to a few times before. This means I’ve got lawns to cut, hedges to trim, as well as a job to go to, and all of this cuts out of my free time. Which means less time to spend on the web, and less time gaming.

It kinda maddens me since this is supposed to be the time of the year that I get to catch up on the older games that I missed out or fell behind in earlier in the last 9 months. Like Final Fantasy 13, BioShock 1 & 2, The Ballad of Gay Tony, and replaying Heavy Rain to try to go for the Platinum trophy (which would be my first), as well as buy games that I was waiting for a price drop, or just kept putting back, like Super Street Fighter 4, Dragon Age: Origins and Bayonetta, amongst others.

The sooner I move to a town apartment that I don’t have to worry about both gardening, and being too far from the game store, the better.

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