Category Archives: Odds & Ends

Yes, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a great Western

Can a computer game belong to the canon of great Westerns? My reflex response was no. Yet whilst playing Red Dead Redemption 2, which was finally released on PC earlier this month, I keep questioning my initial resistance. The vividness … Continue reading

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Hollow Knight – Metroidvania meets Masochism

Until recently I’d never heard of the Metroidvania genre. In my defence, I’m only a casual ‘silver’ gamer. On average I game for about five or six hours a week. These aren’t enthusiast numbers, not even close. Down the years … Continue reading

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Will learning to code solve my time management problem?

Yeah, I’m learning to code, rapidly nearing the big four-zero. If that seems a daft combination, that’s because it is. But don’t laugh, and I’m certainly not. It’s hard, man. I’m still getting to grips with what integers, strings, floats, … Continue reading

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Fuck Brexit, play Yakuza 0

For the last two years the hard line Leavers were defiantly ignorant of Britain’s weak hand, the technical complexities of withdrawal agreements and the true logistic and economic costs of importing and exporting with the your largest trading partner after … Continue reading

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(Belated) Home Improvement

This one’s going to be a rant with crappy pictures and videos. Sorry. Posting this does have a practical purpose – it encourages me to document the progress of the conversion so far. Not that I think this blog is … Continue reading

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