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Dungeons and Dragons . . . tools of the Devil?

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dungeons and Dragons . . . tools of the Devil?

Ah, Dungeons and Dragons, gateway drug for the demon-worshipping hordes of the dark one. Yes, Pastor Win Worley has been preaching against the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and the occult like it’s, err, 1983 again. Forget D&D. Forget AD&D. Let’s blame that child of darkness J.R.R Tolkien for this dark fantasy mess. Or was it J. R. Hartley? […]

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Ori And The Blind Forest by Gareth Coker (soundtrack review).

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ori And The Blind Forest by Gareth Coker (soundtrack review).

In recent years, soundtracks to video games have received a much greater level of attention from mainstream audiences, with titles like ‘Final Fantasy’, ‘The Elder Scrolls’ and ‘Kingdom Hearts’ all appearing in the 2015 Classic FM Hall of Fame (a list of the top 300 classical tracks voted for by the general public). Moon Studios, […]

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Gratuitous Space Battles 2 . . . zap them, frak them.

April 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Gratuitous Space Battles 2 . . . zap them, frak them.

Gratuitous Space Battles 2 is a SF fleet battle computer game from UK indie developer Positech. It aims to do away with all the base building and delays and gets straight to the meat and potatoes of science-fiction games . . . the big arse laser battles fought by massive spaceships. In Gratuitous Space Battles […]

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Star Wars Battlefront 2015 (trailer).

April 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Battlefront 2015 (trailer).

The Star Wars Battlefront game is shaping up to be one of the must-have purchases of the year – coming out November 2015, right in time for the new movie. What a coincidence, eh? You can buy the game over at http://amzn.to/1EVUxjk

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Metal Gear Solid by Raymond Benson (book review).

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Metal Gear Solid by Raymond Benson (book review).

The blurb on the front cover announces that ‘Metal Gear Solid’ is ‘The official novel of the thrilling Konami video game created by Hideo Kojima!’ This should have started ringing alarm bells as the statement really defines the target audience for this novel; people who have bought into the video game. As I haven’t played […]

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PAX East 2015 (convention review).

March 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
PAX East 2015 (convention review).

The Penny Arcade Expo, usually abbreviated to PAX, now occurs four times a year across the globe. PAX Prime is held in Washington State, PAX East is in Boston, PAX Australia is held in Melbourne and the newest addition to the family is PAX South, held in San Antonio, Texas, January this year. Apparently, the […]

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The Art Of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie (book review).

December 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie (book review).

I do think people will be interested in ‘The Art Of Alien: Isolation’ by Andy McVittie regardless of whether they are game players because apart from seeing how the graphics of a computer game is put together, you also see their template. We’re also talking ‘Alien’ with its enormous fan base and a selection of […]

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Orcs War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (book review).

November 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Orcs War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (book review).

Alongside his books on Dwarves and Elves, this ‘Orcs War Fighting Manual’, taken from the perspective of the Orcs gives an insight into the methods and motivations of this classic warrior race. More than the simple cannon-fodder they once were, thanks to the ‘Warhammer’ gaming system and Stan Nicholls’ novels in particular, author Den Patrick […]

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Elves War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (book review).

November 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Elves War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (book review).

Den Patrick’s trio of ‘War Fighting Manual’ books are portrayed as in-universe studies of a real where Elves, Dwarves and Orcs live alongside each other as well as human beings. This is, of course, the central conceit of numerous fantasy novels and role-playing games, and Patrick manages to find the common ground between them all, […]

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Dwarves War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (book review).

November 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dwarves War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick  (book review).

Passing this book, ‘Dwarves War Fighting Manual’, around among my more geeky friends, the usual response was something along the lines of ‘However did this get published?’ This isn’t to say this book is bad. Far from it in fact. It’s really very entertaining but it’s an in-universe guidebook to a universe that doesn’t exist. […]

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