Archive for the ‘Gaming’ Category

Football Manager 2010 Review

Thursday, October 15, 2009 17:28 141 Comments

One of the things that the people behind the remarkably successful Football Manager series have learned is that when they bring out the new season edition, people will buy it. But it’s not just a case of people buying any old crap: it’s a case of people buying it because they have a history of [...]

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Bored to Board

Friday, September 25, 2009 16:00 4 Comments

That’s all I said on Facebook on Sunday night, and I got some surprising responses. My sister liked the status — I presume she was being empathic and understanding how I felt, but it did come across a little like she was pleased I was bored. Then someone I used to work with said “aye”, [...]

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Mario Kart in the Mirror

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:20 54 Comments

The “kids” got Mario Kart for the Wii for Christmas. It’s the game where you plug the Wiimote into a driving wheel, and basically drive around with that. It’s also bloody good fun. If you have a Wii, and I had to recommend one game, this is the game I would choose (although I also [...]

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Game Addicts

Sunday, November 16, 2008 0:43 6 Comments

The BBC ran a story about people being addicted to gaming — most frequently to the World of Warcraft game (not, as yet World of World Of Warcraft, but surely that’s only a matter of time). This apparently provoked a number of angry responses from gamers who accuse the BBC of treating gamers according to [...]

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Football Manager 2009 Review

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 0:45 31 Comments

Football Manager 2009 is, I believe released on the 14th November 2008, so you may well be wondering how exactly I am reviewing it now. Did I get sent an advance copy by the nice developers, so eager were they for me to review their product and tell the world about it? Did I buggery. [...]

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War! What is it good for?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 0:53 2 Comments

…online gaming, as it rather surprisingly turns out. The British Red Cross have launched a website called Traces of Hope, which they say is the first “charity Alternate Reality Game”, in order to: …raise awareness about victims of war, in which the object is to help a displaced Ugandan boy find his mother.BBC News: Internet [...]

This was posted under category: Gaming, Politics, Technology

I am a cyborg

Saturday, August 2, 2008 0:48 26 Comments

Well, according to the Facebook application ‘Word Challenge’, I am anyway. Those of you who know me know I like word games, so when I found a little application on Facebook where it gives you six letters and you’ve got to make as many words out of that as possible to score points, I was [...]

This was posted under category: Gaming, Language, Technology

It’s not the games, it’s the parents

Friday, December 7, 2007 0:48 7 Comments

I was reading another scare story on the BBC today about how: more than 75% of parents are concerned about the content of video games played by their childrenBBC News Sorry? In every computer games shop I’ve ever been into in the last ten years, I’ve seen staff refusing to sell children games on at [...]

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FIFA 2008

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 1:28 4 Comments

For the Wii. Now. Buy it. If you need more information than that, read on…

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Fantasy Role-Playing Games

Thursday, September 20, 2007 0:31 6 Comments

I’ve always been a fan of fantasy role-playing games. Which probably isn’t what you’re thinking. What I mean by fantasy in this case is a semi-medieval setting, with castles, knights, crossbows and swords and suits of armour, only with added wizards, goblins, ogres and dragons. And what I meant by a Role-Playing Game (RPG) is [...]

This was posted under category: Books, Gaming, The Pickards