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  • Elden Ring or “How to die with style”

    Elden Ring or “How to die with style”

    It compels me. Not the pursuit of the Elden shards, but the game itself… It is time for Elden Ring. I’m only three months late, but this game taken the world by storm and there’s no shortage of coverage this long after launch. It’s an incredibly expansive and compelling adventure of your own making. Want […]

  • Escape to Sicily (Parte Seconda)

    Escape to Sicily (Parte Seconda)

    This post is part two in a series about Sicily. Part one can be found here. I’m back with more things you can do in Sicily (or more specifically, Taormina and the surrounding area.) Play tour guide to unsuspecting visitors Be sure to pay close attention to information plaques as you never know when you […]

  • Escape to Sicily (Not quite…)

    Escape to Sicily (Not quite…)

    This will be a short one. I’ve run out of time today but will be back over the weekend for the real part two Sicily post. Ah, Sicily. It has only been a week since we were there, and I’m already missing it. To recreate a little of the holiday, I made rigatoni alla Norma […]

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  • To M, or not to M, that is the question

    The humble keyboard, a neglected accessory? We spend countless hours typing on them, yet rarely give them a second thought, often still using the free bundled keyboard (or a similar one of inferior quality). Right now I’m typing on my trusty Saitek Eclipse, which is a pretty nice keyboard and still being sold under a […]

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  • Another lost iPhone? And other news

    The news has been plastered with stories of the loss of an iPhone 5 prototype in a bar in San Francisco. Sound familiar anyone? This story just happens to be following the exact trajectory of the lost iPhone 4 prototype last year. This time though it appears to be an elaborate marketing ploy by Apple […]

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  • Yeah…about the name change

    So, I created this blog sitting in the wifi tent at the gamescom camp for two reasons: 1. I wanted to share my experiences at gamescom and 2. I had nothing else to do. Now gamescom is over I can only really meet the second criteria. Except I probably should be doing a thousand other […]

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  • Ha!

    I was searching for gaming articles on google and stumbled across an old BBC news article on the subject. According to their reporters Counter-Strike is a popular “shoot-em-up” game. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoot_’em_up – Ever so slightly different to an FPS…

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