Writing about mud: Spintires MudRunner

A lorry driving through a river, in the game

I've never thought about it much before, but I suppose I have a bucket list, of sorts.

  1. Visit New Zealand
  2. Be able to say that I can't talk about my job, or I'll have to kill you
  3. Write something and get it published

In a surprise development, I'm now able to tick off item three. I've written an article for popular PC gaming site, Rock Paper Shotgun.

Thursday 15th of February 2018

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An open letter to car hire companies

A queue of people. Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/redwolf/3175343646/

Dear car hire companies,

It's 6am. I've been awake since 3am, but somehow in that time I've been on a plane for four hours. It was crowded and hot. I didn't sleep at all. I'm tired, I'm in a different time zone, I'm confused and more than a little frustrated. All I want to do is pick up my hire car and go. I just have one question.

Why is this taking so long?

Friday 2nd of February 2018

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Things that happened today - rain

Rain in London, photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hypercatalecta/10774320653/

There was a storm last night. Wait, let me clarify that. There was a STORM last night. It was big. And after lightning that lit up rooms and thunder that shook walls the rain began. It hammered on rooftops and flooded streets. I fell asleep to it and woke up to it - a grey, sodden London.

For a very brief moment I considered getting the train to work. But I was glad I didn't.

Friday 5th of January 2018

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Am I too old for this? Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman looking out across the city.

Music in pubs and restaurants is too loud and apparently all my childhood toys are being made into terrible movies. I guess I must be getting old. To test what effect this has had on my appetite for serious gaming, I'm throwing myself into new gaming experiences. This time around: Batman, Arkham Knight, on PC.

So... yeah. Hmm. Really not sure so far.

Monday 4th of December 2017

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