Category Archives: Gaming

Favourite Game Discoveries of 2013

It’s the end of the year and you have to do lists. I’m holding up two traditions at once, here. I have a horrible cold and I’m writing a list of Things About 2013. Multi-tasking, FTW. This isn’t a list … Continue reading

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Dark Souls Play Blog: The wall

Hunkered down behind a broken pillar, I was trying to kill the Darkroot Titanite Demon. It lives next door to Andrei the Giant, a curious pairing. Andrei had just told me to try not to die. I was doing my … Continue reading

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What happens when you cross Dead Space 2 and Breaking Bad

Now there’s a sentence you never expected to see written. But this is what happens if you’ve been watching Breaking Bad and then you play Dead Space 2. My subconscious gave me crossover dreams. Isaac started out on a colonial … Continue reading

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Gaming: The weird world of Batman: Arkham Asylum

At the end of playing Batman: Arkham Asylum I rappelled to the top of Arkham Mansion’s tower so I could glide down over a dark green and grey landscape. The Batcape is torn but still works, and in detective mode, … Continue reading

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Gamer Rants: Red Dead Redemption and its bastard cart runs

UPDATE: I did it! I beat the smegging thing! Take that, horrible cart chases. This rant is brought to you by Pepsi Max and a first tablet of Sumatriptan. Oh yes, and that bastard of a game, Red Dead Redemption. … Continue reading

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Dark Souls Play Blog: Oh my god, my first checkpoint

Yes, that’s Dark Souls. You know how in most games where you can’t save where you like, you generally progress from checkpoint to checkpoint, the big bosses only really slowing you down? It’s not like that in Dark Souls. In … Continue reading

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Dark Souls: Fully prepared to die. Again. And again. And again…

This is Helloween‘s fault. Because Helloween kept saying I should try Dark Souls,¬†especially after I’d watched his Let’s Play. I’ve also watched The Heartless’s Let’s Play, which is still ongoing, and hilarious. I knew what I was heading for. I … Continue reading

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Dungeons and Dragons: When Character Builders Attack

Oh god. If you ever want to spend an entire day doing complicated low level maths set in a fantastical universe, try rebuilding a Dungeons and Dragons character from the ground up. I suppose I should backtrack and explain. Back … Continue reading

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Gaming: Beating the final boss fight in Deadly Premonition (Spoilers)

I get a baffling sense of achievement from this. The latter half of Deadly Premonition is a combination of intense emotive scenes, revelation and terrible, terrible boss fights. Imagine if you had to do Bayonetta-style stuff, but with controls that … Continue reading

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Gaming: Deadly Premonition is the world’s most awful awesome game

Deadly Premonition. A game that apparently divided reviewers when it first appeared. The cover of the copy I have says 10/10. I knew, however, when Steph handed me her copy to borrow, that I was heading for a nightmare of … Continue reading

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