Monthly Archives: December 2011

My Game of the Year – 2011 is…

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Game of the Year Awards

2011 was a good year in gaming. Just counting new releases, I enjoyed all of:   Bastion (PC), an isometric action game with pretty art design and an original world; Dark Souls (PS3), which (so far – I haven’t played … Continue reading

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Dark Souls impressions: The eloquence of the blade

This is part 4 in my series on Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls.   1. Co-op: misery loves company 2. Progress, progress, progress 3. What difficulty in Demon’s Souls has to do with behavioural finance 4. Impressions of Dark Souls … Continue reading

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Ninja FAIL

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Total War: Shogun 2

Fresh from winning every* battle in a Shogun 2: Rise of the Samurai campaign and still losing the war, I found some much-needed comic relief in the following video.     My favourite segment is the one beginning at 0:18, … Continue reading

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Book review: Fatherland, by Robert Harris

Berlin, 1964. Germany crushed Britain and Russia, won the Second World War, spent the next two decades locked in a cold war with the United States. Hitler’s 75th birthday is approaching, just in time for a new detente with the … Continue reading

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Way to shoot yourself in the foot (for the umpteenth time), Sony

Courtesy of IndustryGamers:   “Q: How many PSN account can be set up on a Vita system?” GAF member mehdi_san wrote. “A: Only 1 account. If you want to use a different account, you need to format the system to … Continue reading

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Opening moves in Distant Worlds: a mini-Let’s Play

This is part 2 of a series on Distant Worlds.   1. First impressions: the galaxy is a big place 2. How the opening moves play out – a mini-Let’s Play 3. The verdict   Note: I am playing a … Continue reading

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