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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...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Drink a long a Freq

Before we get started: Warning drinking too much can make ugly people look attractive and may cause serious embarrassment, walks of shame or premature death. Please drink responsibly. Ok that should have me covered from any liability....

 
 
 

Steam direct, is it the answer?

Ok for better or Worse there's talk of Valve shutting down greenlight and replacing it with new admission system and a price between $200 and $5,000. So far very little in known but I thought I'd do a Cblog about it anyway because a l...

 
 
 
 

[Gamergate] Everybody lies

Disclaimer:  Death / rape threats are bad. Don't do them! Additional: If the Recapper reading this doesn't want to bother with this then they have my blessing to not bother including this nonsense in the recaps Warning: This blog ...

 
 
 
 

The Grumble awards 2016

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way does come. So I've done my good games list it's now time for the bad and the ugly list. Now some games won't be making this list because I didn't play them and while being, in m...

 
 
 
 

´╗┐My not terrible awards 2016

So it's new year and I decided I want to do an awards thing this year. The awards are arbitrary, the winners purely my subjective choice and may not even relate to the present year at first glance. Unlike my traditional Grumble awards,...

 
 
 

Clash Royale, I should hate it. But I don't

So after Clash of Clans made it big along with its many imitators I kind of thought mobile was dead. For the most part I still consider it to be mostly dead other than the odd pearl that makes it to the surface of the toxic waste dumb...

 
 
 

Westworld, Video games and excess.

OK I like Westworld. I like knowing that HBO have said 5 seasons and no more. I like the idea that it was inspired by video games. It's well presented and honestly considering what I've been viewing it works as a good counter point to...

 
 
 

Bethesda is done with people's crap.

Ok if you've come here for some piece chastising Bethesda for a blatantly anti consumer move you've come to the wrong place. Others have done that and I really don't think this is a road I need to go down while Totalbiscuit and Jim St...

 
 
 
 

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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