Future Shock!

A long time ago, in a newsgroup far, far away, your humble editor wrote a trilogy of screenplays for films starring Jon and Bob as Detectives Jon and Bob. The Lethal Penguin trilogy was planned to lead into an episodic television or comic series. While five seasons worth of material was...

An Open Letter To Wa...

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Test, Please Ignore.

I’m fiddling with DNS settings and SQL backups and things, that’s all.

Most Sarcastic Spam Ever Apr09

Most Sarcastic Spam ...

“The article was uninteresting. Existence goes on. Appears it is pretty active on this site” Terry Bradshaw Autograph for sale Cheeky bastard. Never mind the quantity of updates, feel the quality! (Er, apart from this one, obv.)

Complete Guide to Spectrum Games – Part 17

I was going to write about Amusement Park 4000 and a bunch of other games, but the half-written document was on a drive that crashed and I don’t have the heart to rewrite it all yet. So we’ll skip the games I was going to review and come back to them later, okay? In the meantime, here’s something only slightly different… Anarchy – Hewson, 1987 Eeh, this takes me back. I’ve still got the tape I bought from WH Smiths way back when… I remember being very disappointed, because I’d mixed up this game (where you drive a little tank viewed from above in an infuriating puzzle game) with Rebel (where...

Mmmm, Reruns

Banned from YouTube for crimes against technology, but returned to the interwebs because I can – it’s Girls Aloud – Something Kinda Spectrum. ...

Distractions Feb16

Distractions

Things that I have been doing since the last proper post: Writing two different XBox 360 games: Avatar Lawnmower Simulator and an untitled Japanese-style action RPG. Playing Halo: Reach. Building a personal website to promote myself as a whole, rather than across a number of different...

Yes, Yes… Feb09

Yes, Yes…

we know. But we’ve got things to do. Normal service will be resumed shortly. Honest.

Shooting Squares

When I was a kid, I didn’t get a lot in the way of overpriced add-ons for my Spectrum. A joystick was considered essential, so I got one of those (Not essential for me – I preferred the keyboard – but my mother wanted to play Gauntlet without having to sit on the floor) but I...

Complete Guide to Spectrum Games – Part 16

You probably weren’t expecting another installment quite so soon, but since I’ve had an abrupt disruption in my plans for the day I figured I might as well make the most of it. And then I thought “Why don’t I just review some more Speccy games instead?” So here we are. American 3d Pool – Zeppelin Games, 1992 Ah, pool – favoured game of people who spend far too much of their time in pubs everywhere. Many’s the time I’ve been challenged to a game of mini-Snooker by someone who’s spent most of their life doing nothing but alternately drinking and playing pool. And every time I decline,...

Relic Raider Preview

Surprisingly I’ve not spent the entire first half of this year vegging out and watching The Jeremy Kyle Show. I’ve actually been learning C# and how to program the XBox 360. Here’s a video trailer of my current project (albeit from a couple of months ago, so it’s only...

Complete Guide to Spectrum Games – Part 15

Yes, yes, I know. Let’s just get on with it, shall we? Amaz1ng – YRS, 2008 It’s a maze. In first person. It came in sixth place in the 1K category of the 2008 Minigame Competition, so I don’t really want to slag it off. So I’m just going to stop right here. Amaze – Bytesize, 1983 Huh. It’s the same as Amaz1ng, only about a million times slower, with no full screen view, and no map screen. I suppose it was twenty-five years before Amaz1ng, so I don’t really want to slag it off. I’ll just leave this one here. A-Maze – K’Soft, 1986 So, there’s this sort of non-maze. There...

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