Category Archives: Games

Nintendo Switch (NX)

Finally! All hail the arrival of the Nintendo Switch (AKA NX) with this ad clearly aimed at an aspirational, sophisticated, and older (but not too old) audience or, more likely, those who want to be thought of as such. Still, … Continue reading

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Rider In The Mist: Latest Update

Rider In The Mist: Remember that lovely little bloody, and rather nasty, old school sword and sorcery game I made over Christmas? Well, I noticed a couple of nice things people have said about it and have decided to big … Continue reading

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Rider In The Mist (Update): Sword and Sorcery Fiction

Rider is a gamified version of an unpublished short story. The story itself is a prequel to another similarly unpublished draft. You will shortly be able to read both as short stories, or incorporated into a novel. More information to … Continue reading

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Rider In The Mist 1.0b

ABOUT: Rider In The Mist is a completely free, no-nags sword and sorcery game of interative fiction built with Twine. It requires an internet connection and will run on any device with an HTML5 capable browser. PLAY NOW! FEEDBACK: Please … Continue reading

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New Sword and Sorcery IF Game Released: Rider In The Mist 1.0b (and Happy New Year too!)

Yeah, it’s done. Sort of still beta, but I wanted to release into the wild at exactly midnight. That didn’t exactly happen, but only by twelve minutes – so still within the witching hour as befits a sword and sorcerer/horror … Continue reading

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Interactive Fiction Game: Rider In the Mist: What the Hell is It?

Rider in the Mist is my foray into computer games, as both a writer and fan of good, old-fashioned sword and sorcery. Sword and sorcery, though similar in theme, is also different to the other zillion fantasy sub-genres in that: … Continue reading

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Roy's Rocket Radio: Christmas Podcast Schedule UK SciFi/Fantasy/Horror/Tech Podcast

Merry Eve of… Christmas Eve! Until today the needle of my Super-O-Meter™ was firmly pointed at ‘Stylish Supervillain’, while I cackled with glee at the squirming masses of humanity from my Tower of Nerditude™. Unfortunately, a last-minute dash to the … Continue reading

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Latest Gameplay Trailers for #Elite Dangerous and #Hyperlight Drifter

Here’s a couple of trailers from some Kickstarter-funded games, currently in development, that I’ve been following. Enjoy: Elite Dangerous Hyperlight Drifter

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Whitewashing: Check Out Racebending.com

Check out this laudable anti-whitewashing effort from the people at Racebending.com: In their own words: “Racebending.com is an international grassroots organization of media consumers that advocates for underrepresented groups in entertainment media. Since our formation in 2009, we have been … Continue reading

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D&D

If I had more time I’d be looking to start my own game using the D&D Red Box.* Instead of hosting, I’ll look for some local newbies’ casual game I can join. *Actually, I’m STILL on the Forbidden Planet waiting … Continue reading

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#RPG #Games: Try Solo Dungeons and Dragons

Try solo Dungeons and Dragons over at http://dnd.chromesphere.com/index.htm. The website is very basic, but the games themselves are very easy to start playing within about 60 seconds (even for complete novices like me). No wonder I never seem to have … Continue reading

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Want Me To #Review Something? #Movies, #TV, #ComicBooks, #Games, #Gadgets etc…

Want me to review something? Then get in touch! Here’s what I can currently handle: SciFi/Fantasy/Horror movies (first UK press screening) and TV shows (pilot only on region unlocked DVD). Superhero/supervillain SciFi/Fantasy/Horror English language comic books (hard copy of first … Continue reading

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Biting Elbows: The Whole Story

This went viral two months ago and I only just noticed it this morning! Oh well, better late than never. FPS forever! The Stampede (Prequel): Bad MoFo:

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PlayMobil and Ninjas!

Leaving the house can be hazardous with all that gorgeous loot out there ready to spirit cash away from the nerdly credit card.

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.tek: Doom 3 BFG Installation Problems on Windows + Cube FPS Joy + Apple Firmware Updates #Gaming #Technology

I finally got my hands on Doom 3 BFG this afternoon, but ran into some common problems after the installation: First, the dreaded “xinput1_3.dll…” missing error. Then the “Application Error: Unable to launch…” Solution: Update Direct X because, even if … Continue reading

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#SciFi #TV and #Game: Defiance (2013) Watch the First 14 Minutes of the Show

So, yeah Defiance the video game/TV show is out today, well at least the game by Trion anyway. In fact, I saw it sitting on the shelf in Game yesterday, although it was officially released even before that on April … Continue reading

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TechieTalk: Global TechieTalk: Razer Edge, Lumia Problems and Robocopy Backups

Tech news and tips from around the globe! USA: Razer Edge: With the Razer Edge, formerly Project Fiona, Razer have finally made good on their promise to produce a gaming capable Windows 8 tablet. There will be two models in … Continue reading

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TechieTalk: Sony PlayStation 4: The PS4 Event

Last night Sony hosted the much-hyped PS4 event in New York City presenting an opportunity for lots of unphotogenic nerds to step into the limelight. Though less polished than an Apple launch (a good thing) Sony did manage to drop … Continue reading

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TechieTalk: Roy’s Alternative Career Guidance Services: Crime Really Does Pay

With the global economy tanking, why not consider a life of crime as an eminently sensible career choice? You see, no matter how bad things get, there will always be a demand for the services of an experienced criminal. But … Continue reading

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Elite: Dangerous Exceeds Its Kickstarter Target

The Kickstarter financed, and long-awaited next instalment of cult space trading game Elite (Elite: Dangerous), has now passed its target of £1.25 million. Hopefully, this now means the game will be made.  The release date for the new MMORPG is … Continue reading

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#Gaming: Elite: Dangerous, Due March 2014

The next version of the cult space-trading game Elite is due around March 2014 if David Braben and his team can raise the £1.25 million requested in a Kickstarter campaign.  With only three days to go and £70,000 left to be … Continue reading

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#Games: Sim City 2013, Beautiful as Tilt Shift Photography

CGI Sim City at dusk: , Versus tilt-shift photograph of the Eiffel Tower:

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Captain Roy's Rusty Rocket #Radio #Show: Nerdomundo #SciFi #Podcast #Christmas Edition OUT NOW! #Mauritius, #Africa, #UK, #Canada

Yes, here it is, in all its dubious glory.  As usual you can download the show utilising a veritable myriad of marvelous methods from here. In this week’s Christmas Edition we talk about: Seeking a Friend for the End of … Continue reading

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I Can't Tell You How Much I Want to #Play #Doom 3: BFG: Eat Flaming Lead Death Sucker!

Christmas, the season of good will… NO. Christmas, the season of big guns.  Really, really big guns and… reindeer jumpers.  What?  You got a problem with jumpers?

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Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse: One Year, 8000+ Visitors and 500+ Posts

I’ve just published the 500th post since Bold Voyaging the Multiverse started back in November last year and we’ve also just had our 8000th visitor a few minutes ago. Just wanted to say thanks people!

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TechieTalk: Nerd With a Shotgun Destroys All Monsters: Payback Time With Cube Engine FPS Games

In my normal, day-to-day life I am generally of a pacifist demeanor.  On the other hand, I’m also a complex human being with needs that must be met and sometimes those needs include the necessity to abandon the pathetic veneer … Continue reading

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Captain Roy's Rusty Rocket Radio Show #Podcast Late, Rescheduled for Sunday

Sorry, but I’m experiencing a few network difficulties. (Basically, I have to find a better position for intercept my router’s erratic WiFi signal.)  It’ll be out by Sunday at the latest. Topics- Editorial: Media Jobs, African Nerdery, Real-life violence = … Continue reading

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Über #Nerd #Podcast: Captain Roy's Rusty Rocket Radio Show, Season 1, Episode 5, Out Friday!

V The next episode of the show will be out on Friday, possible topics- Movies: Argo, The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire, Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, TV: Discovery’s SciFi Science, Arrow revisited, The Walking Dead, Books: Hyperion, Polar City Blues, … Continue reading

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TechieTalk: Take This Job and Shove It: More Ways To Creatively Waste Time at the Office

Avoiding work seems to be a recurrent theme in this column and while I wouldn’t advocate not paying attention in the classroom, let’s face it, once you are out in the real world of work and woes, most jobs require … Continue reading

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My Bath Duck Rocks!

Isn’t he just the world’s best bath duck?  I’ve had him since I was about zero.  As you can see, he’s now enjoying a well-earned retirement.

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.tek: Look At What Is Under My Bed

Some of my super geeky retro stuff just waiting to be played with again!  Actually the only thing that still works is the Sega Megadrive. Sega Mega Drive 16-Bit with Sonic the Hedghog, PGA Tour Golf, Dragons Fury, LHX Attack … Continue reading

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.tek: My Mum Can Control An XBox 360 #gaming

About two months ago I came home from shopping to find my non-techie mum watching a Catherine Cookson DVD* that she had loaded into my XBox 360 using Kinect voice commands; something I hadn’t yet figured out how to do. … Continue reading

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Nerd Musing: 80s

I hated the 80s.  Maggie, that whole greedy, loadsa, sloany, yuppy mentality, push, push, etc…  Who perfectly represents that time? Gordon Gecko?  No, for me, sleazy but perversely affable Leisure Suit Larry, born about the time I started at my … Continue reading

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Service Announcment: Less Sick

Back on my feet and recovering from a hideous bout of whooping cough acid reflux from hell. Other big news is that I’ve had a rather drastic hair/beard cut.  In fact it’s all gawwwn.  Compare this pic to my avatar. … Continue reading

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5000+ Visitors To Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse #scifi #movies #comics

We just had the five thousandth visitor to this blog early this morning. Amazing to think that when this blog started in March last year, we were lucky to get ten visitors a month, but by the end the year … Continue reading

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Captain Roy's Rusty Rocket Radio Show Episode 3 #scifi #nerd #podcast

This week- The Hobbit, Elysium, The Possession and Berberian Sound Studio. You can get it here, subscribe here, or wait until Apple pulls its finger out and updates the iTunes webpage here. Apologies for the sound quality, content quality, my … Continue reading

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TechieTalk: Gaming: Heroes of Neverwinter and NetHack Variants

Last year the legendary game Dungeons and Dragons came to Facebook in the form of the Heroes of Neverwinter app. This role-playing-game is an isometric scroller, rather than a full-3D game and uses simplified Dungeons and Dragons rules to entice … Continue reading

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Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse: New Nerd Forum Launched! #Nerds #Geeks #Otaku #SciFi

Yes, now we have a forum too- Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse: Probably the Best Nerd Forum in the Multiverse! “If you build it, they will come.” Not sure about that, but hope to see lots, some, a few more than … Continue reading

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Objects of Desire for #Nerds, #Geeks and #Otaku: #Scarface, #Playmobil, #Mr.T

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Unexpected Guilty Pleasures

Terry and June (a good reason for the existence of Croydon) Pamela Anderson.  Shut up.  I’m not bowing to peer pressure The Original PGA Tour Golf on Sega Megadrive 16bit (or MS-DOS)

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TechieTalk June: Writing, Wii U, NFC, MacBook Pro Retina, Microsoft Surface, Movies, Games and More!

Just updated my TechieTalk column archive for June, so now you can read a whole bunch of my nerd column newspaper articles online- Mon 04-Jun-2012 Distraction Free Writing Tools Mon 11-Jun-2012 Upcoming Geekery, Gaming, Gadgets and Superheroes Mon 18-Jun-2012 Apples … Continue reading

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Latest Nerdery: Prototype 2, Mass Effect 3, Tiger Woods, Samsung S3, Snow White and Avoiding Work

Mon 07-May-2012 Xbox 360: Star Wars Special Edition Mon 14-May-2012 Video Games News Mon 21-May-2012 Superphones, Money and Evil Queens Mon 28-May-2012 An Office Workers Guide To Avoiding Work More stories about Gadgets, Video Games, Consoles, Computers, Apple, PC, Linux, … Continue reading

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Meet The Production Team: A Horse Called Horsey

This is Horsey, taking a well-deserved break from propping up my iPad 2 and handling office security-

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Wizardly Goodness: Playmobil Wizard's Workshop and Lego Kingdoms Wizard Key-Ring!

Nerds, especially computer nerds relate to wizards.  It’s not hard to see why.  They are the medieval equivalent of hackers.  So it comes as no great surprise that I love anything wizardly in nature.  I just spotted this Playmobil set, … Continue reading

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My Favourite Sega Megadrive/Genesis Game Characters

Sub Zero from Mortal Combat Chillax… and die! Dhalsim from StreetFighter II Eat my yogi fist, you hot-yoga yuppies! Chakan: The Forever Man from Chakan: The Forever Man Long-term results of the latest Hollywood diet fad.

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Too Much Code and Not Enough Heidi Trashing

Spent the whole day fiddling with CSS, HTML, tables and graphics, SEO optimisation, widgets, feeds, PHP ad sodding nauseum.  Learned more in the last two days than in the last five years.  What a pain.  This sucks.  Someone remind me … Continue reading

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Stuff I want for Christmas… Oh Please… You know You Want it Too…

  From top left, clockwise- Meccanno Multi-Model Kit, Lego Millennium Falcon and mini-figs, Playmobil Egyptiana- Sphinx and Pyramid and Hornby Mallard locomotive. Nuff said.

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