Not as Grumpy as they Look

My good friend Icarus has started a podcast! A spin-off if you will, from his blog Not as Grumpy as He Looks. More importantly, I'm on the first episode! We talk about board games, randomised combat mechanics, I attempt to talk about EVE after a couple of glasses of wine Read More

Not Your Dad's Sky

I played No Man's Sky for the first time today. It's alright. I can hear the internet scream "BUT DAVE! WHERE'S THE HOT TAKE? WHAT ABOUT THE BRAND?" Deal with it. I came into NMS knowing pretty much nothing about how it all works or really what it Read More

Halo 5

I've got a love hate hate relationship with Halo 5. I am inexplicably invested in a series where the main character emotes less than a block of cheese. Since Halo 3 I've been hooked. The teenage power fantasy of being that power armoured super soldier still appeals and probably always Read More

Another Attempt At Organising My Life

It's that time again (just over a year in fact), I'm attempting to be organised. Well at least have a plan about what I'm doing. I probably should look back at what worked and what didn't from the last attempt. Pomodoro timers? Well that depends on what you're doing really Read More

Bolt Action!

It has finally happened! I played a full wargame involving scale miniatures! Prior to this weekend the last time I played a wargame I played was a singular game of Infinity with Jack and it was the only game of it I ever played. I went to the Sheffield Uni Read More

A Week with the Pixel C

I'm keeping it. I'm not sure I need to say more really. It's an excellent device with some flaws in the software that fingers crossed will get fixed. In the last week I've been using it as much as I think I used my laptop and tablet beforehand. Writing these Read More

3 Days with the Pixel C

I've had the Pixel C for three days and I have to say I love it! I've done all my non gaming "computing" on it. It's handled it really well! Browsing the web has been really nice. Obviously some websites are just intrinsically shit like Tesco but everything Read More

Pixel C Gut Reactions

The Pixel C arrived today. I read a new review that was quite disparaging about it this morning (before I had mine). Like most reviews it complained about flakey keyboard and WiFi connections, poor app experiences and general poor performance. Well, I've been playing with it for two and a Read More

Pixel C Preamble

I've wanted to replace my laptop for some time now. It's a Lenovo U300s from 2012 and it has done a valiant job. I've tried countless Linux distros on it, done mountains of University work on it and lugged it all over the place. These days my usage has changed. Read More

Guitar Hero Live

I picked up Guitar Hero Live (GHL) the other day on the advice of Chris Scullion. He compared GHL and Rock Band 4 (RB4) and to cut to the chase, I picked GHL because it has my all time favorite song (Always With Me Always With You by Joe Satriani) Read More

GNR Episode 25

We've done a lot of podcasts. They always go long and they are always fun, but GNR episode 25 was one of the longest and definitively the most fun. Fab and I were joined by AlphaChar who continues the tradition of guests being way more interesting and cool than me. Read More

Running Patriot's Nets

On Saturday I finally went to a tournament at Patriot Games in Sheffield. I double booked myself so missed the Regionals there early this year. I took a bog standard Pre-Paid Kate deck and a HB:EtF Mega Server deck which ultimately was there to score out but hoped to Read More

Into the Meta

I finally did it! I played Netrunner with people who I don’t live with (Ben basically lives here) and it was great! Ben, Jon and I spent a couple of hours running at Patriot Games last night. We had a great time and I think we’ll all go Read More

Running Nets

I’ve not forgotten Netrunner! In fact I’ve been playing it more recently than ever before and I can tell you that it’s probably my favorite game. I’m not going to lie, I’ve been on a massive CyberPunk binge recently and it all started in January Read More

Pagoda

I’ve been sitting on this review for about a month but haven’t published it because I wanted to get some nice photos of the game in action. Looks like that’s not going to happen any time soon so fuck it, you can probably look up some images Read More

Quantum

Do you like pooping cubes onto planets to assert your dominance? WHO DOESN’T!! Quantum is a dice based, space themed “annoy your friends game”. You control a fleet of ships represented by dice with an aim to placing (pooping) all of your QUANTUM CUBES. The key to Quantum is Read More

Skull

Skull* is probably the perfect game. It’s certainly perfect to play in pubs. You don’t even need to buy it because you can make it with a pen and some beer mats. Each player has four cards/tiles/beer mats. Three cards have roses on them, the other Read More

Trains

I like trains. I like the look of trains. I like the sound of trains. I like travelling on trains. I sometimes want to build my own railway network. So I obviously like games about trains. Therefore I own Ticket To Ride and have played it a fair bit. If Read More

Relic

The end of March is drawing near and it has been pretty disappointing, I’ve not managed to get in any hobbying at all. I have however managed to read the bulk of the Dark Angels Codex and about half of the Daemons read. Those are quite good, I can Read More