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When writing and talking about games gets academic

Posted in Analysis,dexjackson,E-Culture,Gaming by dexjackson on 09/10/2009

Date: 09/10/2009
Author: dexjackson
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Bit of a strange day today. Writing about computer games, most gamers would think, is pretty easy, no? Well, when you write on forums about it, then yes, I guess it is. Writing about the games coming out, your favourite way of playing, what’ll you’ll do in it and so on and so forth. When it comes to writing about it as a piece for your assignment for college, things tend to go a different way entirely… (more…)


The Rise of Action, The Death of Everything Else

Date: 16/09/09

Author: Xercies

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Ever since the success of consoles like the Xbox and Xbox 360 with their action games like Halo and Gears of War I have noticed something changing to the Gaming Industry pretty much everywhere in the way games are advertised and play now a days. It kind of disturbs me and that change is that a lot of stuff is mostly singling on action and killing people. There is pretty much no room for slower or strategic games in this marketplace any more it seems. That saddens me. (more…)

Perspective: Gangland

There was a computer game that came out awhile back called Gangland. It was – I would guess – one that we all knew wouln’t be that good but might at least provide a few hours of distraction for a little bit or maybe another couple of hours or so.

Thing is, it did for me and I really enjoyed it- bear in mind, that I was younger then when it came out in 2004 than I am now. Heh heh- I had [i]extremely[/i] bad taste, even though a lot of the games then that people liked sucked on dried eggs from what I remember… (more…)

Beta Testing: Cities XL

Posted in Gaming,Opinion,xercies by xercies on 02/09/2009
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Author: Xercies

Date: 02/09/09

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So a new beta or demo(there pretty much the same now a days to be quite honest) and this time its a little bit different this is an online City Building game in the vein of Sim City but you can interact with other people by trading with them or just chatting with them. The name of the Game is Cities XL and I’ll be posting my thoughts here.

The link to the demo so you can try it out is here:



Beating a man to death with a hammer? That’s Manhunt for ya

Author: dexjackson
Date: 29/08/2009
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Short Thought

Just having a look at that Manhunt 2 game that was released a couple of years ago; and blimey, that’s a game that you don’t want your kids to see… (more…)

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