Building a Better World…One Brick at a Time.

Building a Better World…One Brick at a Time.

I love Lego games…more accurately, I love the idea of lego games, as do Pinky Pie (8) and Groot (5) . Groot’s barely contained excitement and antipation as the game installs, has him bouncing off things and firing off questions about who he can play as and what he has to do, at a rate that often makes me wonder …

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First impressions of XCom 2: Familiar, fun and a little frightening

First impressions of XCom 2: Familiar, fun and a little frightening

    Despite my previous doubts over whether I’d buy XCom 2 as a new release, I gave in and picked up a copy earlier this month. Perhaps I was psionicly seduced in to it by a Sectoid? With my first campaign heading for doom, here’s my impressions of the game so far. Familiar For those that …

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When big brands make love: Lego Star Wars and ‘The Force Awakens’

When big brands make love: Lego Star Wars and ‘The Force Awakens’

The marketing department assigned to Star Wars is probably as large as The First Order, and merchandise is a big part of Disney’s plan for galactic domination. So  it’s no real surprise we have a new Lego Star Wars game to go with the latest movie. Most serious Star Wars fans by now will have …

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Can XCom2 deliver the tactical brilliance of Enemy Unknown?

Can XCom2 deliver the tactical brilliance of Enemy Unknown?

   XCom2 is only a couple of weeks away, and I’m tempted to make it my first major game purchase of 2015. For those not familiar with the franchise, here’s what I loved about its predecessor, ‘XCom: Enemy Unknown’.  Turn based combat suits this middle aged gamer better  As a middle aged gamer (MAG), my …

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From Test Drive to Total Recall: The visual experience of gaming

From Test Drive to Total Recall: The visual experience of gaming

Gaming has changed a lot in my lifetime. One of my earliest gaming experiences was playing the original ‘Test Drive’ car game on my uncle’s PC. At the time, the Hercules graphics card was the state of the art in home computer graphics. The video below, though it’s an emulation, gives you a pretty good …

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A Brave New World.

A Brave New World.

Daughter (Aka. Pinky Pie….Age 6.): “What game is that Dad  ?” Son (Aka. Groot..Age 3): “Who is that that guy…what he do ?” Pinky Pie: “Did you just shoot those people ?” Groot: “Are they people or robots ?” Both: “Can I have a turn ?” ME: “It’s called Destiny…he’s a guardian….yes I did shoot …

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How Star Wars became the catalyst for upgrading to Windows 10

How Star Wars became the catalyst for upgrading to Windows 10

One good turn deserves another. Or in the case of recent developments in my household, one tech upgrade begets another. A while ago, I fell in love with the new version of Star Wars: Battlefront. Even before I’d played the game, the prospect of crushing “rebel scum” had me salivating. By the time I’d watched …

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Star Wars Battlefront: Nothing like the stomp of an AT-AT

Star Wars Battlefront: Nothing like the stomp of an AT-AT

   If you’re a fan of the Star Wars universe, you’ll want to check out the eye candy that is the latest Star Wars:Battlefront game. This week I finally succumbed and bought myself an XBox One. The decision to upgrade was primarily motivated by the desire to play the latest version of Star Wars Battlefront, …

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