Giants: Citizen Kabuto was a favourite at our LAN parties for a long time. It’s an interesting game; predominantly a single-player game it had a rudimentary multiplayer tacked-on, seemingly as an afterthought. That meant multiplayer was a massive sand-box to… Read More ›
Upset customers, complex systems, poor documentation, high-pressure situations, bizarre legacy choices. Working in IT is hard work. Except when it’s not. Watching installations / patches run, interminable meetings, deciphering manuals (“What does ‘Klaatu barada nikto’ mean?”), hanging around for a… Read More ›
LAN Yarns: The Vital Importance of Casus Belli in Free-For-All Games or How One Wrong Step From A Peon Costs You the Game
My friends and I have regular LAN parties. Back in the day these were real LAN-only games without any connectivity to the Internet, matchmaking or progression systems. People occasionally played team-games but the real measure of a man at the… Read More ›
This incident occurred in the first place I worked and it proved to me just how much damage a little ignorance can do (unfortunately I was the source of the little ignorance in this story). More specifically, a little ignorance,… Read More ›
The geek generation is getting older. More and more game protagonists aren’t saving their true-loves but instead are saving their kids. As we’ve gotten older in the real world, more of us are having a hand in raising little nerds… Read More ›
I had a great time on holiday with my family to the Brecon Beacons. A key part of any extended family-time is the opportunity for me to be ruthlessly mocked by my children. This holiday was no exception.
We play a lot of Starcraft 2 at LAN parties especially the free mods in the arcade. There are some great games on here, many of which with totally different gameplay to vanilla Starcraft 2. One of our favourites is… Read More ›