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The best games ever

Lists! YouTube is full of lists! “10 things you missed in Halo 2”, “9 reasons to care about Assassin’s Creed”, “13 aardvarks in turn-based strategy games”. They’re kind of stupid. But I wanted to do my own, so I pared … Continue reading

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Google Docs Chapter Fixer

Hey! Do you use Google Docs? Are you writing in chapters? Do you sometimes insert or remove chapters? Then this script is for you! To add it to your Doc, open it up, then go to Tools -> Script Editor. … Continue reading

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World Bodypainting Festival

Last weekend I went to the World Bodypainting Festival in South-East Austria. Having never been before, I didn’t really know what to expect. I was amazed to discover a whole new scene, lots of friendly people, and some very dedicated … Continue reading

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A Focal Point

“We all see life through a different lens.” Eugh. What a tired old cliché (also: isn’t “tired old cliché” a tired old cliché?). It’s a way of justifying to ourselves that we need to be more open-minded. But it does … Continue reading

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Games you should play: iPad

This post should, perhaps, carry a health warning. If your spare time is so precious that you can’t afford some late nights spent doing something new, or that new project haplessly discarded as your attention is stolen away, just stop … Continue reading

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Ceroc Beginners Class

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Who is The Manic Whale?

After a somewhat lengthy hiatus, I have returned to let you know there is some new music I’ve created available for download: Open Your Eyes by I Am The Manic Whale I Am The Manic Whale is a Prog-rock experiment … Continue reading

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A hardcore game developer’s favourite iPhone games

As a games developer, I have a rather high standard for games that entertain me. Staring at their inner workings for 8 hours a day has given me the keen ability to spot shallow game mechanics (not to mention lazy … Continue reading

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Neglected Sexism – Wreck-it Ralph’s Ruin

This is no doubt in my mind that Wreck-it Ralph is a good film.  I laughed, I liked the characters and wanted them to succeed, and went away feeling entertained.  It managed to walk a fine line between not confusing … Continue reading

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Digital Whimsy: The death of subscription gaming

I’ve started playing Star Wars: The Old Republic, Bioware’s hefty stab at capturing the MMO market, and I’m really enjoying it.  It has a rich story that I’ve come to expect from their elite calibre of RPGs, and has me … Continue reading

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