Text Adventures Via Text Message

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Remember text adventures, eh? They were pretty nifty! “You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike” >Go East “You have been eaten by a Grue. A dwarf starts singing about gold” Smashing! Just like the pictures are better on the radio, so the graphics are immeasurably superior when they’re in your head.…

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New Ex Libris Cards

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Last year (also during NaBloPoMo) I was enthusing about the literary card game Ex Libris. The only trouble with the game, in my opinion, are the limited numbers of cards available in the set. Much like Trivial Pursuit – once you’ve gone through them a few times the game is exhausted. I had planned on…

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Xbox 360 – Confessions of a First Time User

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After an entertaining discussion at BarCamp Berkshire about video games, I decided to treat myself to an Xbox 360. After several happy years with a Nintendo Wii, I was keen to see what the new state of the art was. I picked the current top pick console and, I must say, while the games are…

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Augmented Reality Games – How Far Have We Come In 7 Years?

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There’s a delightful video doing the rounds of an Augmented Reality game for the iPhone. What better use of technology than to simulate the destruction of TIE Fighters? While undoubtedly cool, what amuses me about this game is why it has taken the gaming world so long to catch up with Symbian! Way back in…

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London – As Though I Had Never Seen It Before

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In the last week, I’ve played two ARGs around London. Using Alternate / Augmented Reality is an amazing way to discover – or rediscover – a city. The Real Game This is still in “beta” so I can’t say too much about it. It’s a spy game with a twist. You and your partner race…

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Armadillo Roll – Open GL Game for Android

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Feast your eyes on these beauties. Amarillo Roll is a 3D game in the same style as Super Monkey Ball. You tip your phone to move the armadillo around the course. The graphics are stunning. Reminiscent of early Xbox games. The one thing the photos don’t do is convey the speed of gameplay – it’s…

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Prime – My New Addiction

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My new gaming addiction is Prime by 59Pixels. The premise is very simple.  There are blocks bouncing around the screen. You have a limited number of shots to remove a set number of them. Each shot creates an explosion which, if it touches another block, causes that to explode. This can cause a helpful chain…

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Letter to Sega Magazine

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Another necropost! My brother and I sent in loads of video-game tips to Sega Magazine in the hope that they would be published and, thus, immortalise us.I’ve no idea if this one ever made it – but it survived on an old backup disk, so I’m republishing it in the hope someone will appreciate these…

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