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The EU is About to Destroy The Internet #DeleteArt13

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

This is of urgent importance! Basically, the EU are proposing a law where if you reference or link to anything, you have to pay an extortionate fee through the “link tax”.

I don’t need to say that this will destroy what we love about the internet, and chaos would surely ensue.

More information in the video below by “Computing Forever”:

via The EU is About to Destroy The Internet #DeleteArt13 – YouTube

Please do your part and visit https://saveyourinternet.eu/ and do everything on the site! We can’t let them go through with this!

As Gandhi once said: “First they ignore you, then they mock you, then they fight you, and then you’ll win.”

Then mainstream media have ignored us for so long, then a few years ago, they started to mock us.

Now they’re fighting us…

If we fight together, we will win!

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Retro Diary #86

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

On Thursday, a met up wi a freend take play some arcade femmes in Super Bario. A played Crazy Taxi, Tekken Tag Tournament and House of the Dead. I got the furthest I ever got in the latter game!


On Seturday, a went the GForce an got massel 2 gemme, Seg Extreme Sports for Dreamcast an Disney Sports: Skateboarding for the Gamecube.

Retro Diary #82.5

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

I forgot that I even wrote this, so I’m going to give you the little I wrote here…


On Wednesday, I played some WWE 2k18 with my brother, and I lost all but one match…


On Friday, I went to the Irn-Bru carnival with some friends, and they had an Outrun 2 Arcade cabinet! I love Outrun 2! The arcade was terrible, though, the steering was bust… I accedently selected the wrong game mode, and I kept crashing into walls…

 

Retro Diary #79

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Last Sunday, I watched The Cat Returns, on which I have shared my thoughts here.

I have been watching a lot of videos about the rise of the Simpsons and how it’s become the zombie like state it is today, and it’s gotten me back into the series, and have decided to watch season 1-8 (Season 9 is said to be when it started to really go downhill), and I’m going to try and get the DVDs for each season when I can!


 

My thoughts on WATCH_DOGS 2

Friday, September 1st, 2017

I just finished WATCH_DOGS 2, so I decided, while it was fresh on my mind, to share my thoughts on the game and how it compares to the first game.

I want to get something off my chest first: Fuck you Ubisoft for making the PC version so difficult to find! The only way I could get this game physically on PC was if I bought the big San Francisco edition, which were hard to come by, and the prices kept fluctuating from expensive, to bank breaking!
I managed to get myself a copy in the end, though. Here is my copy!

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Also, for some strange reason, it’s on 4 discs, but only uses 3 of them when installing…

Anyway, how is the game itself? Well, to me, it’s the same gameplay as the first game, only the car physics are better (seeing that reflections worked on them, you’d hope so!) and it relies more heavily on RC devices such as drones, because they’re all the rage these days…

The story seems more bland and generic this time. Say what you want about Aiden Pearce, but at least his character has depth, he had another thing that is driving him forward, that is to revenge his neice’s death.

This new guy? He has nothing, just “Hey! Let’s hack CtOS!”, and the other characters are like “Yeah! Let’s!”, and that’s that.

All of the good guys seem to be there just to make sure that Ubisoft doesn’t offend anybody, and seemingly with the exception of one, doesn’t bother making them interesting characters with real backstories.

You have: Black man, White man, Woman, Black man with dreads, and Autistic.

The Autistic guy is the only one with a personal reason to do what he does, CtOS has been fucking around with his social support and whatnot.

So it’s for these reasons, I prefer the first game, I prefer there to be a real story. I have no reason to root for the good guys. They have no real motive to do what they do, other than to just do it for the sake of doing it!

However, from what I hear, this was the reason people prefer the second game, they wanted more focus on gameplay… fair enough I guess.

There are some really enjoyable missions in the game, others less so, and some side missions covering topics I find very disturbing.

Over time, though, they just started to feel a little samey, even the stealth sections, which is what I loved about the first game, eventually got boring for me. Only towards the end do you really get the interesting missions, but for the most part, the game’s missions and story are pretty forgettable in my opinion.

I’m also going to point out that the puzzle sections where you have to make sure there’s a connection from start to end, you know the ones, are ruined in the second game! Instead of simply rotating the camera in a otherwise empty area, you have to look for all the connections in the room you’re in, walking about and such, and it was just frustrating!

Overall, I enjoyed this game, but I don’t think I’d play the game again. I’d definitely play the first game, but not the second, I don’t think…

Retro Diary #75 – Off to Italy!

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

On Thursday, my brother and I were packing our PS1 to bring to Italy with us and we’re packing the Crash Bandicoot games I have, Wipeout 3, The Tony Hawk games, Parappa the Rapper and some others.

I also decided to dig out my Gameboy Color, as I decided to bring that, and played some Pokémon Pinball, and I forgot how addicting that game was! It took me back to when I played it in high-school, and everyone gathered around me to watch me play it, even though it was old-tech even then!

I’m done… After my current games are finished, I’m going to distance myself from the games industry for good.

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Gamerstorm Developers Blog

Hey, Cobra! here

I didn’t want to make such a post, nor do I think I would ever in my life be saying what I’m about to say in this article, but it’s gotten to the point where I just can’t take things anymore.

After my current projects are done, that is Tengist GD, Rossies 3D/Classic and Camerageddon, I’m going to stop associating myself with video games. I have no desire to go on.

I am so sick of the way games are handled and made nowadays. I’m sick of the video games themselves, I’m sick of the gamers, and I’m sick of the community as a whole and everything that is associated with modern gaming.

Games are no longer an art form, but simply a business. It’s not about creating an enjoyable experience that will stick in the minds of those who play them, but simply a game, in…

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My thoughts on the announced show hosts and new logo.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

So Robot Wars has updated it’s profile picture on Facebook to what I’m going to assume is the new logo. I’m going to be honest, I actually think this looks cooler than the original logo! I thought the new Battlebots logo from their reboot was disappointingly bland compared to their old one, but if anything Robot Wars went the opposite direction! Take a look:

Source: Robot Wars – Robot Wars updated their profile picture.

So it seems to have been announced that Dara O’Briain (from Mock the Week) and Angela Scanlon (who I’ve never heard of) are going to be the new hosts for the show.

I personally can’t imagine Robot Wars without Craig Charles, I mean I know Jeremy Clarkson presented the first series and such, but it was pretty much Craig Charles who defined the show! He supposedly has expressed interest in re-hosting the show, so it feels almost like a backstab to me… but who knows? Maybe O’Briain will surprised us and turn out to be awesome, much like Matt Smith surprised me as the Doctor!

As for Angela Scanlon, who I’m assuming will be the pit reporter (the article doesn’t really specify), I guess it makes sense not to bring back Philippa Forester or anyone else from the original shows, as douche-y as that might sound, because the original show ended over 10 years ago, all of the people since then would have obviously aged, I mean Philippa is apparently in her 40s now! I can’t imagine her being brought back to be brutally honest, but then again, I haven’t seen what she looks like now, so…

Some good news though is that Jonathan Pearce is back as the commentator! I’m really happy about that!

Overall, I’m still excited about this, and keeping my mind open to how the new hosts change the atmosphere of the show, if they do at all! So yeah, I’m hoping to get my tickets for the show to see it like. (It’s being hosted in an arena in Glesgae! 😀 )

Source: Robot Wars: Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon to host new series on BBC2

Installing Quake 1 on Ubuntu

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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Uh oh… guys, I’m running out of space! What do I do?! 😛

2016 is looking to be an awesome year!

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

With Robot Wars Making a comeback and the Battlebots reboot returning for a second series, 2016 is looking to be an awesome year! I’m actually really excited!

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