Category Archives: Odds & Ends

Sekiro – too good to rage quit

Thanks to the lockdown I’ve been whittling down my backlog of games, films, books, and TV. Mostly Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Not playing Sekiro until a year after its release invariably leads to a number of questions, conclusions even: that … Continue reading

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Coronavirus can be lethal, but all it’s done is place me in an anti-social, nihilistic bubble

Initially I was blithe about Coronavirus, ‘Oh what’s this, another strain of that bird flu or that Sars thingy? So what?’ For a layman such as myself underestimating Covid-19 at the start was defensible. Doing so now is absolutely fucking … Continue reading

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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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