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kf01Several games now have been made available in Free Weekends on Steam, including Team Fortress 2, The Ship, Day of Defeat and more recently Unreal Tournament 3.  Killing Floor is currently available for all to download and play for free till Sunday.  Always up for something free I pre-loaded it on Thursday and have now had a chance to play around a bit. Continue Reading »

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Twelve Games that need a Digital Distribution release

Whatever your particular misgivings about digital distribution vs. retail, it has made many games available that would otherwise have been difficult to get a hold of.  I have bought quite a few games now, that I might not have been able to get otherwise and I’ve had a lot of fun with some of them.  The main reason why the following games should be made available is for future generations of gamers, there are many old games that are not really worth playing any more, but there are also many classics that have never been matched since and it would be a shame if people didn’t at least have the opportunity to play them. Continue Reading »

Picma Brains About Something

picma01Most of the flash games I play, I beat in a very short time (or at least reach the point where the effort outweighs the rewards) and then never play them again.  But this one has had me going back day after day, whenever I need a few minutes to do something calm. Continue Reading »

It’s Falling, With Style

I’m back.

mirror01I really enjoyed playing through Mirror’s Edge.  It’s a fairly typical story of a fallen utopian future but I found it engrossing enough, the focus is on the action though.  Not combat like most games, but simply movement, and lots of it.  Some of the level design is a little off, but visually it is very impressive. Continue Reading »

The Great Brain Crash

*sigh*

Sorry about the lack of a Linux post this weekend (not that many people read them), it’s because of a greater problem I’ve been having writing lately.

I haven’t been able to centre my thoughts well enough to write something good, and since I still spend the time trying it’s having a negative impact on my gaming, which is after all the point of this blog.  I have noticed a similar change in my forum posting, I wonder if I have a limited number of words in my head and writing this blog has used the all up?  I could just be losing my motivation, I do want to keep this going and I’ve still got some good ideas to try and unsung games to babble on about.

So either I’ve become very lazy, or I need a rest.  The trouble is I can’t tell which without actually having a rest, if I find I still have trouble writing then it’s because I’m lazy and I’ll just have to try harder, if however I just need time to gather my thoughts then things will be back on track in no time.

I will be stopping regular Linux posts however, I have some really good ideas but I just don’t have the time to do the research and write-up, so instead I’m just going to post when one is ready.

Lack of time has been my other problem, the main culprit for this has been Wurm Online, it’s amazing how doing simple things can take such a long time.  I will eventually have to stop, but there’s still a lot to do and I don’t want to let anybody down.  So there won’t be any posts now (barring any emergencies) until the 12th of October.

A big thank you to those who read my blog, and to those who don’t, what’s stopping you?

gen01Lately my posts have tended to be more about recent games, so when thinking up ideas for tonight’s post I thought about doing something a little older, or even a lot older going back to my earliest gaming memories. Continue Reading »

Random Musings on Saints Row 2

sr2-01I’ve had a good chance to play Saints Row 2 now, and although I’ve still got a long way to go I think I know enough about the game.  So here are a few thoughts I’ve had about this would-be GTA. Continue Reading »