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Critical Floor: Ready Player One

So been a while since I did one of these. Welcome to my occasional series where I don my smoking jacket and sit with a pint of Pimms, sniff my own farts for a while as I pretend I'm some kind of actual art critic and talk about intere...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[NSFW] The Grumble worst games of 2017 awards

It's that time again to hand out the other awards. The awards for which even if a game wins it just makes it a bigger loser. This is the awards where everyone loses even you reading this because you're likely some-one who loves gaming...

 
 
 

[NSFW] My 2017 video game awards

So it's awards time again is it? Well as last year the Awards are arbitrary and probably not even the same categories entirely as last year because innovation or something? All winners and runners up will be linked to expect for two c...

 
 
 
 

[NSFW / NSFL] Kicking 2017 out of the door.

So it's the end of 2017. Some people like looking back on the year fondly. I don't I want to look back on 2017 and not repeat its mistakes. So for the sake of 2018 it's time to give 2017 one last kicking before throwing it out the do...

 
 
 
 

The Sopa Box: Pay more or be an NPC

So last week I said about how people are supporting the predatory practices that allow AAA companies to prey on the so called Whales to exist by merely buying the games. This week with the release of Battlefront II (of Battlefront po...

 
 
 

The Sopa Box: Stop enabling Whales.

(Pixel Art Hitch Hikers Guide Whale from happy_tree_12 ) So this one is going to be unpopular but then people yelling at me or being angry isn't something new. If you do take serious umbrage with what I'm saying here kindly give ...

 
 
 

The SOPA Box: The E-sports Fallacy

Another of me yelling at the industry this week With the growth of the E-sports scene and industry from a group of clans on clan battles to a huge multi million dollar scene that's even seeing ESPN broadcast evens sometimes it's hard...

 
 
 

The best lootboxes in gaming

Ok lootboxes are a contentious issue for good reason and I thought shall I lend my meagre voice to the cacophony of shouting about it at present? Well I could but it would at present be just another voice in the noise and likely get l...

 
 
 

The SOPA Box: Lets play? DMCA!

Nuanced opinion be damned this week as I'm getting on my box on the internet to have a yell about something that I think matters. So some people made horses arses of themselves recently. PewDiePie for saying a highly offensive word s...

 
 
 
 
 

On the Record

(Header image taken from promotional images for the film Rec) NOTE: Most of this blog is speculative and I do not have confirmation from developers in most of these cases as to the motivations behind design decisions. Also of note for...

 
 
 

Media literacy 102; The progress to Doomsday.

People taking a small possible thing in media as a slight against them and over-reacting again, say it isn't so.   (Source: The Guardian) So there's been a bit of controversy, with people getting mad about even the suggestion in u...

 
 
 

[NSFW] Using Rumpology to predict E3

Warning the following blog contains lewd imagery and pictures that may upset or disturb those of a sensitive disposition and as such you entirely open this and carry on reading at your own risk. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Ok so it's time f...

 
 
 

Dear Internet can we not do this: Far Cry 5

So a teaser imagine has been put out for Far Cry 5. That's it and this time people are up in arms not because "OMG racism cause it looks like a white guy subjugating a person of colour " (yeh I've not forgot the outrage over 4). Inste...

 
 
 

A-Nerd-Lysing: Far Cry 5

So I'm going to try and do something dumb, it's less than 1 day till the Far Cry 5 official reveal and well I'm going to try and pull what I can from the single image we've been given to try and work out more details.  Well more ...

 
 
 

Master Click Baiter: 3ing into the reservoir

So 3rd one of these. For those who've not read one of these before simple premise I create a load of fake headlines from fake sites in order to try and actually predict the potential future sensationalist titles and deliberately agita...

 
 
 
 
 

The Mass Effect Andromeda debacle.

So with Mass Effect Andromeda nearly out it's becoming more and more apparent that well it's a bit of a shit show. Places have criticised it for: poor writing: dumbing large ammounts of exposition on the player; poor facial animator; ...

 
 
 

Master Click Baiter: The big Number 2

So yeh second one of these. For anyone new to this I create a number of totally fake sensationalist headlines from site that are entirely legally distinct from existing websites that report on video gaming from time to time. All in an...

 
 
 
 
 

About Dwavenhobbleone of us since 8:33 AM on 06.19.2012

A qualified Environmental Chemist who happens to live in a fairly dense city with no real environment or chemistry industry.

I review indie games on another blog and you'll see them pop up here if I think the review is a good or interesting one (along with a shameless bit of self promotion)

I also operate another blog reviewing films and I mean t pick that back up when I can.

I've been gaming since the SNES days. I've been in the pro scene before for tribes 2 but hate the present pro scenes and have no interest in going back into it.

I tend to get into quite a few Betas and love ones without NDA as it means I can write about them. I have even beta tested an xbox 360 game in my time (and no not a normal public Beta one )

In gaming I'm normally the guy looking at the shelf below the AAA titles first to see if there are any great hidden gems.

My gaming drug of choice: Timesplitters in any flavour (Why won't you make Timesplitters 4 Crytek, why ????? I need my fix of insanity )
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