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In with the new

November 6, 2012

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A whole bundle of Edge magazines went out the door recently.  That isn’t however the end of collecting games-related items.  For a few years I’ve been slowly building up a collection of Collector’s Editions.  The set of boxes simply doesn’t do justice to the marvelous items that can be found within. At this point the collection includes […]

Out with the old…

October 28, 2012

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A massive clear-out operation is underway at the homestead.  Sure, the place looks like a bomb has hit it right now, but on the other side of this chaos a better world exists. In the quest for space hard choices have to be made, and as such it’s time for the Edge collection to head […]

Half Life – The Paper Version

January 17, 2011

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Funky videos that distill the Half Life games into but a few minutes of animated fun.  Wonderful!

Less than 50% of PS3 time spent gaming

December 17, 2010

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Nielsen has posted an interesting preview of their second annual Nielsen 360° Gaming Report: U.S. Market.   One of the findings that stands out is just how substantial the time spent on consoles is for ‘non-gaming’ activities, particularly on the PS3 where gaming (on and offline) accounts for less than 50% of total time spent […]

Several Stories Catching My Eye

March 28, 2008

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The Council of Stellar Management A new era of community/developer interaction opens with the announcement that a democratically elected council of players is to be established in EVE Online.  A total of 14 players will be elected from the quarter of a million strong community in May, forming a conduit between community and EVE Online […]

Text to Speech Widget

February 7, 2008

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I’ve discussed with colleagues many times my frustrations with voice communication in virtual worlds.  My view is that real-time voice communication in games like the Battlefield Series improve the game experience no end.  However virtual worlds like World of Warcraft or Second Life are both places where the user may choose to create an alter-ego in preference to a […]

Welcome

February 7, 2008

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Just a quick post to say welcome!  I’ve moved my blog (along with what I felt were the most important posts from the last year) to this new location, and given it a bit of a shine in the process.  Make sure you subscribe to the feed so you don’t miss anything.