Monthly Archives: September 2010

Rapid Fire Book Reviews: American Gods, Ubik, Hothouse

It’s time for me to unload another batch of short reviews for books I have been reading recently. You can find all my book reviews and literature related musings in the literature category. I also have a Rapid Fire Book … Continue reading

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Geek Culture Portrayal as seen on TV

People constantly tell me that I should watch sitcoms such as Big Bang Theory or the IT Crowd. They assume I will love these shows because they have geeky protagonists that I should be able to relate to. The truth … Continue reading

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Playing Dress-Up with your RPG Characters

Please tell me that I’m not the only person who likes to put together non-functional but cool looking outfits for my RPG game characters. This is of course not possible in all games. Some games offer you very linear gear … Continue reading

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How not to make an MMO

Here is a simple observation about the MMO landscape out there: most people only play one massive multiplayer game at a time. It is fairly straightforward to figure out why this is true. It’s about money. Unlike most other video … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Pirate Day!

Yesterday was an International Talk Like a Pirate Day and I almost missed it. I’m a day late but I still wanted to use this occasion to talk to you about a very important issue: namely piracy. Let me tell … Continue reading

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True Blood

I have been a bit reluctant to review this series because it tends to have a bad reputation. Most people who are not already watching it, tend to think it is Twilight for rednecks. While this is not entirely true, … Continue reading

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My Game Queue

It is that time of the month again – time for me to dig out the ol’ game queue and review it once more. My biggest problem at this moment is the fact that there is no single big game … Continue reading

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Can we invent Retro-SF Space-Punk?

I had this idea for a new retro style aesthetic based on really old science fiction movies. Think 40’s, 50’s and 60’s science fiction where all spaceships are stylized slim rockets with the signature fins, where space suit helmets resemble … Continue reading

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Happy Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day

This is just a quick reminder that on Sunday, September 12 we will be celebrating the International Pretend to be a Time Traveler day. Or we celebrated it on the 8th already. I’m not actually sure which one is the … Continue reading

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What browser tabs you have open right now?

Are you the type of person who always has a lot of browser tabs open? Or are you more of an old fashioned and you prefer to look at one thing at a time. I noticed that older folks and … Continue reading

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Backing up your work: Common Sense 101

I keep telling people how important it is to back up their data on regular basis but most don’t listen. Honestly, it is either like preaching to a choir or like talking to a wall. Those folks who could be … Continue reading

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Kick-Ass

Holly shit, I love this movie! I should start this review by saying that the super hero genre is overplayed and that Kick-Ass is a genuinely funny deconstruction which takes all the familiar tropes, cranks them up to 11 and … Continue reading

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What do you see in WoW

Since I started playing WoW again people have been asking me what do I see in that game. Especially since I often mention how I’m not a big fan of MMO’s in general. If you read my video game reviews … Continue reading

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