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Behind the Sopa Box.

Ok I know people say when you explain a joke it loses some of the comedy value and I know this really is going to be quite an "inside baseball" esc C-blog so I don't expect many people to be that interested in this.All that said I fel...

 
 
 

The Sopa Box: No really Fuck the Oscars

So I've poured a lot of scorn over the video game industry over the past however many Sopa Box Cblogs I've done. And I plan to pour a lot more scorn over the industry too. However today is different, today I come out in defence of the...

 
 
 
 
 

R.I.P. of John "TotalBiscuit" Bain

(Artwork for this header image is a very slightly modified version of artist DarrenGeers work, you can see the original on his Deviant Art) So I know a lot of people have written things about TotalBiscuit since his passing and well whi...

 
 
 

The SOPA BOX: DRC

I am here today to have a yell about Battlefront II or more precisely a horrible piece of industry bullshit that either EA was trying out for the first time or more likely EA was just trying out, and not the lootboxes.For those of you...

 
 
 

Field of View: Low Effort Russians

Ok I've decided to step off the SOPA box this week and revive something I've not done in a while. The Field of View. For those who don't remember (likely most people) this is the blog series where I try to examine something in greater...

 
 
 
 

The SOPA Box: Valve is right

So Steam decided it's not their job to decide what should and shouldn't be on the storefront. Some people are upset about that.Now I'll admit the flood of asset flips onto the store is something I'd like to see dealt with and I will s...

 
 
 

The Sopa Box: where's my bear EA?

So I watched the Battlefield V trailer and something bothered me. Now I'm playing through a game at present where you play as a Scottish women who ends up as a Cyborg and part of it does involve fighting the Nazis. So why would this i...

 
 
 
 

The Sopa Box: violent video games the re-run.

Did you know in 1930 the hays code was established after a well known actor was accused of the rape and  in doing so causing the subsequent death of an actress following a Hollywood party?It's a strange story but it's one of the ...

 
 
 

The Sopa Box: Preaching to the choir

Today I hope you'll join me as I rant about possibly the most stupid issue that's bugging me. An issue  I think really says a lot about  an attitude the video game industry has developed. Or at least the AAA industry has dev...

 
 
 

The SOPA BOX: Singleplayer is not dead

Yes welcome to those who may be new to it to the C-blog series I do where I rant about what I see as problems in the video games industry. Live services are the future, we're told. Single player doesn't sell, we're told. We're told th...

 
 
 
 

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...

 
 

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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