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Hello folks, first off thanks for reading mah blog. I hope it was fun, informative and educational or at the very least a series of words with badly photoshoped pictures.




My real name is Ian, although Shakey is a more commonly used nickname and thus my gamertag/internet name. I'm from Liverpool in Britain and have been playing games since the heady days of the Commodore64.

Favourite game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Best console ever: Dreamcast
Best handheld: GameBoy Advance SP
Team Fortress 2 Class: Medic
Xbox 360: #1 Bricked (E-74), #2 Running fine
Resident Evils played: 6
Resident Evils beaten: 5
Pads broken: 2
Friends punched during a game of Street Fighter II: 1
Games imported from Japan: 1 (Godzilla something or other)
Personal favourite car in Gran Turismo: Mazda MX-5 (custom)
Times felated in PlayStation Home: 0
Favourite piece of classical music: Les Toreadors from "Carmen"
Favourite classic movie: Cassablanca or The Longest Day
Favourite modern film: Zatoichi (the Beat Takeshi version)
Religious view: Misanthropy
Person I would most like to drop down a well: Piers Morgan
Vehicle I would most like to race the Gumball in: Ice Cream Van
Favouite Comedian: Bill Bailey

I came to Dtiod
Prior to my settling in to Dtiod I had haunted a small number of forums and found them to be either cliquey, unwelcoming or just a bunch of cocks. I had read the site for some time and enjoyed it's more quirky, down to earth view of video games and so I lurked and eventually plucked up the courage to do a Cblog, post on the forums and even venture into the IRC. It is without a shadow of a doubt the best online community I've ever found.

I can be found most often in the forums, specifically in The Podcastle section of which the awesome Technophile made me King. If you need somethying shooping, give us a shout and I'll be more than happy to do so. :D

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10:00 PM on 08.22.2010

GC 10: Inversion will flip your sh . . ooter

This one came out of the blue really. We knew a touch about the plot for Inversion, which sounded vaguely like that of Half Life 2 with an alien invasion causing portals to appear all over the world unleashing chaos but that ...

Ian Roberts

3:00 PM on 08.22.2010

GC 10: Blood Stone has a license to kill

The second helping of Bond from Activision at gamescom nearly caused me to shatter my teeth. During a tense hands-on with the game's driving section, I had to put my pen in my mouth so I could hold the controller, a poor ...

Ian Roberts

12:00 PM on 08.22.2010

GC 10: Guild Wars 2 to rise to the challenge

“We are going to make the greatest MMO ever made.” Big words from ArenaNet considering the competition it has. None the less, they are confident of success against MMORPG’s that already have an established b...

Ian Roberts

9:00 PM on 08.21.2010

GC 10: Serious deja vu in GoldenEye 007

It's been thirteen years since one of the most celebrated console shooters, GoldenEye 007, was released on the Nintendo 64. Since then, we have had a sub-par, sort-of sequel in GoldenEye: Rogue Agent and people arguing about ...

Ian Roberts

9:30 PM on 08.19.2010

GC 10: Enemies explode into little bits in Dragon Age 2

On a wind swept plain stand a brother and a sister. Swords drawn ready to fight off the creatures that are heading towards them waving swords of their own. A swift blow from the brothers axe takes out one and fireball from th...

Ian Roberts

7:15 PM on 08.19.2010

GC 10: Assassins Creed: Brotherhood single-player preview

The renaissance was a time of great invention and inspiration. However, it might never have come to the city of Rome had it not been for a guild of assassins stalking the shadows, eliminating the repressive elements of s...

Ian Roberts

9:45 PM on 08.18.2010

GC 10: An early look at Stronghold 3

I had the pleasure of being shown a pre-alpha build of Stronghold 3 by the Director of Firefly studios, Simon Bradbury, this afternoon. He opened the demo by stating that he didn't feel Stronghold 2 was a bad game, rather that it tried to do too many things and lost focus of what made the first Stronghold game so popular. With Stronghold 3, however, the game is set to return to its roots.

Ian Roberts

7:50 PM on 08.18.2010

GC 10: Impressions of id Software's Rage

A kind word of advice to you, gentle reader: if a doomsday scenario threatens all of human civilization, and they pick your name out of a hat to enter a secluded place of safety, politely decline the offer. Otherwise, when th...

Ian Roberts

7:10 PM on 08.18.2010

GC 10: Red Faction: Armageddon hands-off preview

Many years have passed on the planet Mars since the events of Red Faction: Guerilla, and things are not well for colonists of the red planet.   Attempts to terraform the planet for human habitation have created an ecolog...

Ian Roberts