Archive for the ‘Gaming’ Category

New Release From Mobillu – Tap Lander

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Mobillu have recently released a new game called Tap Lander. It’s a take on the classic lunar lander style game, read on for a little review.

Tap Lander

Pascal Game Development Under New Management

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

After (I think this is right) about a decade in charge of Pascal Game Development, Jason “WILL” McMillen has stepped down to focus on his growing family and his own game development goals. So, as of today… well, about Friday actually, PGD has new management in the form of yours truly :-)

It’s a seriously scary prospect, it’s one thing to be the behind the scenes administrator, but to step up to the front.  I just hope I can deliver :-)

Pascal Game Development

Mobillu Releases Educational Puzzles

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Mobillu (the name my brother releases his apps under) has released three titles for iOS and Android. They are all educational puzzle games aimed at young children. I’m sure most people will remember a big jigsaw puzzle or a puzzle that had simple shapes with little handles that you had to put into the corresponding shape on a board. These apps bring those puzzles into the tablet era.

Head on over to the Mobillu site to learn more.

The Humble Bundle

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

I’m probably somewhat behind the times, but it’s worth a mention regardless.  The Humble Bundle.

The first one I saw was the Introversion bundle.  If you’re not familiar with Introversion, they are the guys behind Darwinia, Uplink, Defcon and not forgetting Multiwinia.  Four games worthy of note in their own right.  But the humble bundle is awesome.  Pay more than the average (yes, you get to pick what you want to pay) and you’ll also get a couple of tech demos from Introversion, Crayon Physics Deluxe, Dungeons of Dredmor and Aquaria as a bonus… oh and did I mention you can also get the source code for Darwinia, Multiwinia, Defcon and Uplink too?

To say that this bundle is a bargain is an understatement, great games, great price and source code too… amazing.

So, if you’ve not encountered the Humble Bundle yet, head over to The Humble Bundle and check it out.

Netgamers technical difficulties – Resolved

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

If you’re a IRC user, you’ll probably have noticed they are having some technical difficulties at the moment which have taken the whole domain off the web. The IRC infrastructure is, from what I can see all up and running (certainly there is at least one server up along with the services bot P), but you will need to connect to:-

As soon as I know the DNS issues are sorted, I’ll pop up an update post.

Update (19th Nov 2011 – a bit late I know, but better late than never) – They appear to have resolved the problems that beset them earlier in the year.  I’m not sure when it all got sorted, but from what I can gather it was down to an expired domain name.

Sony’s PSN Hacked

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Hi all, just in case you’re an infrequent player of your Sony console and you’ve got a Playstation Network account you might like to read this.

It appears that PSN was hacked between April 17th and April 19th this year (2011), and account details obtained. Sony aren’t sure whether credit card details were obtained so their advice is, assume they were and keep an eye on your card statements and credit reports.

Review – Minecraft

Rating - 9.0/10.0 - 9
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I can’t remember what triggered my first encounter with what I can only describe as the cult phenomenon of Minecraft but I do remember it was the video on the Minecraft Website. That was it… I was hooked. Here you’ll find a rough review of the game and some screenies of my most adventurous crafting, mixing redstone with minecarts to create a fairly funky (in my humble opinion) minecart station system on our multiplayer server (no, it’s not a public server), so read on for my thoughts about this excellent life stealer. (more…)

Sackboy Pattern

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Seems I get quite a lot of hits from people looking for a sackboy knitting pattern, so to make your life easy… the pattern I use is by Alan Dart, and was published in Simply Knitting and The Sun On-line.

It’s a PDF, so simply download it, print it out and get busy knitting :-)

UPDATE (12th Jan 2014) - Doing some housekeeping, it seems The Sun is now a subscription service and I suspect the pattern is hidden behind a payment. The pattern was also available for free on-line at LittleBig Planetoid.

UPDATE (9th Jan 2015) - Unfortunately, the pattern no longer appears to be available from The Sun and LittleBig Planetoid appears to have gone off-line. Doing some digging it is available in the web archive here.

Review – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Rating - 10.0/10.0 - 10
Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

I mentioned in my review of Uncharted: Drakes Fortune that it was Uncharted 2: Among Thieves that got me in the mood to play the original game. I wanted to follow the story, so I’m playing the first one, but I’ve also had the chance to play some parts of Uncharted 2, so here’s a quick review of the second instalment of the Uncharted story. (more…)

Review – Uncharted: Drakes Fortune

Rating - 10.0/10.0 - 10
Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

I know this is an ‘old’ game, but I’m sure there will be people who have just dropped onto the PS3 scene who haven’t played it, so here’s one of my characteristically short reviews. (more…)