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Still game? Raptor

The original Raptor CD and case

Or to give it its full name, 'Raptor - Call of the Shadows'. But we won't call it that, because even the cover illustration on the box didn't.

But anyway, Raptor! A vertical scrolling shmup from 1994. Let's see if it's still any good.

Thursday 7th of June 2018

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How to enjoy Spintires: MudRunner

A big truck in some mud.

Spintires: MudRunner does an excellent job of simulating mud and water but feels very much like a tech demo looking for a game. There's fun to be had in its vast muddy expanses, but it requires a little bit of creativity to find it.

It helps to remember that MudRunner is a simulation and not an arcade game. Forget for a moment that the main aim of it is to deliver logs. That's fine for a time, and you'll need to come back to it in order to unlock more levels and vehicles, but the real point of this game is driving off road.

Thursday 17th of May 2018

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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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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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