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Mass Effect 3: The fear

Itís been a while. I know. Iíve probably had the busiest time of my life and itís about to get even busier. Does this mean Blogossus is dead? Absolutely not.†Iím back in the groove, back in the saddleÖ parallel phrasing! I sort of trailed...

 
 
 
 

Up, Down, Left, Right - Volume Three released

Read it here in .PDF My new book on video-game journalism has been released. Enjoy it ^. And, finally, ends over a month of my life of tireless work and research. When the project to get some Guest chapters into the Volume kinda failed I...

 
 
 
 

Doing my end of the year awards

Ayooo Still alive, honest. I'd post them on here, like I did last year, but the formatting hassles I have to go through seem to not be worth the weight. I might post the actual awards here, who knows, but the schedule is up there. Critiq...

 
 
 
 

RE: Lack of content, not dead.

Firstly, an apology. Secondly, <3. I have been extraordinarily busy to the point of which I've realized that all that 'time management' stuff I had before? Yeah? That doesn't matter anymore. I tried playing Skyrim for the first time in...

 
 
 
 

Skyrim: HNGHHHH

You should have acted. Theyíre already here. The Elder Scrolls told of their return. Their defeat was merely a delay. Till the time after Oblivion opened. When the sons of Skyrim would spill their own blood. But no-one wanted to bel...

 
 
 
 

Uncharted 3: Film critique corner?

I haven't finished the game, yet, so I can't really speak about any spoiler-ish details that might be juicy or something but I can at least discuss the basics of Uncharted. I realize a lot of you will be in love with this franchise, and f...

 
 
 
 

Arkham City: The Dark Knight

SPOILERS FOR THE DARK KNIGHT†AND ARKHAM CITY NOTE: This is both a 'film critique corner' (as I do on Flixist) and a 'game critique corner' (as I do on DTOID). The very basis of this being more of a deep comparison between both film and g...

 
 
 
 

An update to the whole 'no updates' thing.

SoÖ an elephant is in the room. November is NaNoWriMo in which I destroy my life in a bid to write a 50,000 word novella. December 25th I release Up, Down, Left, Right Ė Volume Three. There is clearly no time†to finish Tears In Rain. Ití...

 
 
 
 

Shadow of the Colossus: Yes

Shadow of the Colossus†is the greatest game ever made. Iíve explained numerous times†as to why I believe that and yet here I am. Game critique corner. Iíve been chewing my way through the recent Team ICO Collection, finishing up Ico, and ...

 
 
 
 

Ico: Beautiful frustration

Yay no spoilers for once! Ico†isÖ wellÖ letís start off by saying Team Ico are probably one of my favourite developers of all time. They delivered Shadow of the Colossus, probably one of the most haunting and enriching experiences of my ...

 
 
 
 

Resistance 3: The Multi-complex Paradigm

SPOILERS. Resistance 3†is a fun game. Itís not super interesting nor does it have interesting design bits but itís a more than enjoyable shooter. It floats somewhere between the shores of mediocrity and the sea of excellence. There is on...

 
 
 
 

Lonesome Road: Backstory

SPOILERS [Yes I've been busy] Fallout New Vegas†is one of my favourite video-games of all time. Hereís why. On my main playthrough Iíve just hit 70 hours and my other three playthroughs are half of that. This is an incredibly deep, emer...

 
 
 
 

Contribute to my eBook on video-game journalism!

'Ey up. Volume Three is releasing later this year given I won't have enough time next year to write it. If you don't know what I'm talking about give my last two volumes a read, the earlier one has some sloppy writing to it but you get the...

 
 
 
 

17 yesterday

My 17th birthday was yesterday so that's interesting. I have my first driving lesson today so that's interesting. I started school this week so that's interesting. I am still working on a book along with planning a novel and a subsequent se...

 
 
 
 

Deus Ex Human Revolution: Shoot me in the knees

SUPER SPOILERS Something happened. Human Revolution†isn't my game of the year anymore. I gave Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days†my game of the year last year since I wanted to be unconventional and re-define what 'game of the year' was. Namel...

 
 
 
 

Deus Ex Human Revolution: Consistency

That was a surprise. As in, game of the year surprise. I wasnít expecting Human Revolution†to be a good game, let alone another Deus Ex. What I got however was a deep, rich experience that nested in my nostalgia-brimmed brain and hot-wi...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Stuff: Tears In Rain delayed/My next book

Hello. Iíve had a rather busy last few weeks with both my 17th birthday coming up, driving lessons being booked, a GCSE results day, various bits and pieces and also a goddamn book to write. Iím tired and I feel guilty saying this but I le...

 
 
 
 

Frozen Synapse: Chess reborn

Blimey Been a while hasnít it? Iíve been busy with Tears In Rain, a secret project and generally everything really. In the mean time I havenít been playing much in the way of video-games, though I did runthrough Mass Effect†1 and 2†last...

 
 
 
 

eSports: Yes, really

I have a confession to make: I have watched video-games more than I have played them. It's a simple fact of my life that comes along with being generally poor but it's also come with another fact: I am stupid. I do not know anything about...

 
 
 
 

Three years

Update:†It seems Iíve been lazy with a lot of the thanks, in fact, more recently Iíve discovered a few more places to thank. A thank you to the Critical Distance lot for featuring my ĎStory of Booneí, same goes for Gamastura and a special t...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Arkham City: Balancing act

Arkham Asylum†is the great comic-book video-game adaptation of all time. I donít think anyone particularly doubts that, perhaps some have other†allegiances, but to me Arkham Asylum†is the pinnacle of the sub-genre of a sub-genre. It is pe...

 
 
 
 

Old World Blues: Environmental storytelling

SPOILERS, YO. I reviewed the New Vegas DLC Old World Blues†for Screenjabber†earlier today†and, quite frankly, it is perfect. I havenít encountered such high regard for pushing quality past the original barebones game since Minervaís Den†...

 
 
 
 
 


About Nathsiesone of us since 4:57 PM on 02.26.2010

I'm Nathan Hardisty, an author, ex-editorial writer for Platformnation.com, ex-games writer at Screenjabber. I now write for a variety of sites on the internet while still updating both my DTOID blog and my regular blog, which can be found below.

I am currently writing for Flixist.com

Also I'm incredibly pretentious about video-games so beware. I might just hipsterblow your minds.

I can be reached at:

[email protected]

twitter.com/nathardisty
Xbox LIVE:Bananahs
PSN ID:GIVEMEURBANANAHS
Steam ID:GIVEMEURMUNIES


 

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