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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 aside we were u...

 
 
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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 decision ...

 
 
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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 base of players ...

 
 
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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 whether the ori...

 
 
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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 the sister, a pow...

 
 
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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 society with let...

 
 
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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 d...

 
 
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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 they finally brin...

 
 
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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 ecological disaster t...

 
 
 

The Secret Origins of the Helghast

During a recent session on Killzone 2 I began to wonder on the historical starting point for the Bo Bells born collection of Space Nazis called the Helghast so I began to look at them a little deeper and came to a shocking realisation. Car...

 
 
 
 
 
 

EA/SecuROM going to court over Spore DRM

A class action lawsuit has been brought against EA and secuROM by a Mellisa Thomas, a resident of California, with regards to it's unsignposted use of DRM in Spore and the harm it does to the PC's of people who have installed it to they'r...

 
 
 
 

Red Alert 3 - Empire of the Rising Sun footage

Amidst the hype and hyperbole of E3's opening moments a new video bringing the first real glimpes at the Red Alert universes newest waring faction, the Empire of the Rising Sun, was released (although mystifyingly only as part of Cashwhores...

 
 
 
 

You got pokemans in my classroom?

Sorry I know it's only a video but I just couldn't resist posting this. I mean his admonishment of "YOU WILL NEVER FIND TRUE LOVE" has to be one of the most outlandish things anyone could say in the circumstances. Anyway I am working on...

 
 
 
 

Could Super Mario get British citizenship?

Those of us who live and lurk on the rainy side of the Atlantic will be more than familiar with the rantings of right wing media that the White cliffs of Dover are under siege day and night by foreign types who want free Satellite televisio...

 
 
 
 

State of Play UK: Bye bye Wii Fit

The UK top 40 games chart listings are up for the week ending 24th May 2008 and it contains a few interesting points of conversation but most importantly that the Wii Fit has dropped fom it's top ten positioning to completely OUT of the top...

 
 
 
 

In the Vita-Chamber: Body Harvest

In Britain recently we've had a little hot weather and with that event I had to dig to the back of my wardrobe past the jumpers, body warmers and thick combat pants to find the selection of t-shirts and shorts that last oddorned my body i...

 
 
 
 

Sonic the Zombie

With the front page currently sporting that very disturbing image of what Sonic would look if he were more realistic I thought it would be a good time to display this piece of fan art I stumbled across just recently by a fellow who goes by ...

 
 
 
 

Before we give the Daily Mail some credit

Now I realize that everyones favourite Nazi Simulator (historically true, look it up) made a small leap recently by actually admitting that GTA IV wasn't violence for points and that the main character was a fleshed out person with motivati...

 
 
 


About Ian Robertsone of us since 7:09 PM on 05.05.2008

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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