Ramblings

Dark Souls – Play to learn patience

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I must admit, I have a weird fascination with fiendishly hard video games that I can’t shake. Read the rest of this entry »

Going Dutch – Sinterklaas

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Well here I am again, for the second time, talking to myself about the experience of living in Netherlands.

This time, it’s the seasonal subject of Sinterklaas, which is an interesting one for varying degrees of good and bad. Around this time of year there is an awful lot of discussion about sinterklaas in the Netherlands, which I have observed brings with it either a sense of child-like glee and anticipation or scepticism and suspicion, depending on who you ask.

I’ll try to explain… Read the rest of this entry »

Its that time again – New PC/PC upgrade

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I admit, I’m a PC gamer at heart, and I always have been. I do enjoy my XBOX 360 and I’m even distantly intending to buy a PS3 and play all those PS3 exclusives I never got to play (Last of us, anyone?) yet my PC has been languishing in a state of entropy for too many years now. I take very good care of my PC, like any hardware enthusiast does, but there is only so much anyone can do…

Its an old system by todays cutting edge standards, running a Core2 Quad Extreme 6850 with 4GB RAM and a Radeon 5870 graphics card. Read the rest of this entry »

Another Brutal DooM trailer!

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Are you frikkin’ kidding me?

Further to my last post on this, and also enthusiastically telling everyone that will listen, Brutal DooM v19 is finally coming October 31st 2013!

I really am very excited about this, a free MOD, and less than 1 month remains.

I love playing Duke Nukem, and I love playing DooM, and I would say this trailer sums up my excitement:

If you want to know how to install it, check my previous post on it.

What is the correct order to watch The Avengers Movies?

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Avengers Movie Timeline 03For a while now, in the back of my mind, I’ve had a burning question.

No it isn’t how to cure world hunger (There are people already on that) or how we’ll be overrun by bar-tending robots one day…
No, this is quite profound… I tussle and fret over what the correct order to watch movies are.

Not just any movies, though, but The Avengers and the movies that lead upto it.

Now, The Avengers (Like Star Wars, in a way) have a build up that include crucial narrative and character elements that are within other movies (And a couple of shorts).

Its basically down to this, as I see it:
The Avengers, as a movie by itself is crammed full of ego.
Its a film about a group of superheroes, and you need to consider that for a second to appreciate it for more than it appears at first glance.

Superheroes… Read the rest of this entry »

DooM? Is that you?

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I stumbled onto something tonight, which pleased me greatly.

I have many fond memories of playing old games. DooM is one of them.
I used to play a lot of DooM, many years ago when I had much more free time, but tonight while idly browsing YouTube, I stubled onto a trailer Read the rest of this entry »