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You’re In The Wrong Place!

August 20, 2009

As of this post, the wordpress hosting days of this blog are over. You’ll want to be heading over to Thoughtshake.com if you’re still getting this post, and the hosting is all over there now. Fancy new things await over there, while this free blog will stop being updated.

Go.

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Some Possible Disruptions Headed This Way

August 19, 2009

Just a heads up – the website may be acting weirdly for a little while as we conduct a massive update from the free wordpress system to a brand spanking new hosting option. Bare with us.

Championship Manager 2010 for Pennies or Pounds. It’s Your Choice.

August 18, 2009

In a rather spectacularly brave move, the people behind football-managing PC game Championship Manager are allowing people preordering the game to choose the price they would like to pay, from as little as a penny, for the new 2010 iteration. There is a non-optional surcharge of £2.50 which goes on top of the price you choose, but that still means that if you’re feeling stingy but in the mood for some brand new football type gaming you can preorder the new game (which will come out on 11th September) for as little as £2.51 all told. Seeing as the game will retail at £29.99, I think most people will agree it’s a pretty decent deal.

And This Is Why I Love Modders.

August 5, 2009

Just look at it. That’s a mod of Wolfenstien 3D! Peoples are still making damned fine mods for a 17 year old game! Check out more of the mod at the website.

Competition Result: Somebody Won!

August 1, 2009

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Who saw that coming? Yes, somebody has won the coveted £40 worth of Steam games! We asked you folks to send us your favourite experiences in games in interesting ways, and you certainly didn’t disappoint. We received all sorts of entries, including songs, pictures and anecdotes, but ultimately there can only be one winner – and the name of that person is…

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Time Gentlemen, Please! – The Review

July 9, 2009
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Yes, I know I've used it before.

Adventure games. Apparently they’re coming back into favour in the mainstream (ish) market, what with LucasArts releasing it’s back catalogue (at least in part) on Steam this week and a remake of Monkey Island inbound from Telltale Games. In the darker corners of the internet, however, you’ll find that adventure games never died; and that people have been creating little gems of pc gaming. People like Zombie Cow Studios, who have been working fervently to make top notch stories for the likes of us, in the form of the free and brilliantly named Ben There, Dan That and their new release; the £2.99 sequel Time Gentlemen, Please which is the focus of this review. Hence the title.

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Goodness Me: The Beatles Rock Band Opening Cinematic

July 7, 2009

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I know, I know, it’s not new or anything, but for those of you who haven’t watched it The Beatles: Rock Band has an opening cinematic released on the internet for your enjoyment – and if you like The Beatles, you will enjoy it. Watch it here in HD, or after the jump for the youtube version.

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Steam Suggests I Have Little To Do, And Is Right

June 12, 2009

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Just as I complain to a friend that I’m bored on a Friday night, this piece of news drops into my lap: Steam is having a 20% to 75% off sale on all their MMOs. Predictably, there is actually only one MMO which is 75% off (Everquest II The Shadow Odyssey), but it also offers EVE Online and Conan for half their previous prices. You can check out the news post over at Steams website for more information. What do we think, is EVE Online worth £4.49?

Troll me once; shame on me. Troll me twice; Fuck you, Valve.

June 1, 2009

So looking at all the glorious E3 footage I’m just not suckered in to believe that we’re getting another dosage of Left 4 Dead, something doesn’t sit right with me about it.

Think about what Valve have done; Half Life, Half Life 2, Day of Defeat Source, Counterstrike Source, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Episodic content – Valve do one thing well, they push the bar to a new limit. They try new things, they go for new styles and genres.

To me, it seems a little too gimmicky for Valve’s liking – others, right now, are against me on this stating that E3 is no place to pull marketing stunts, but Valve have always been a little ‘different’ haven’t they? Even the box-art is a blatant ‘up yours’ from Valve, so I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that Valve will throw a nice ‘Gotcha!’ our way and possibly unveil some news of Episode 3, if not then there’s a lot of disgruntled fans waiting to boycott whatever cheap spin-off they may try to peddle us.