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Games that deserve more attention

Things have been quite extraordinarily quiet around here lately. Still haven’t got a working charger for my laptop.

I did, however, manage to weasel my way onto another Upper Memory Block Hangout (having borrowed my wife’s laptop) to talk about “diamonds in the rough” — that is, games that we feel deserved more attention than they got when they came out …

… and also some that didn’t deserve the attention they got.

Do piss off.
Do piss off.

Watch in awe as the light slowly dims around me to the point where I’m just a floating head in the darkness, and listen to Tomer, Brian, Joe and myself talk about games — games! — more games!

You can also download the audio version, if that’s more your thing.

And, of course, I do implore you to go listen and subscribe to Joe’s show, because it’s really fantastic.

Guest appearances Square Waves FM

Square Waves FM: Serious Stalling for Time

I was invited back on the Square Waves FM podcast to talk about a topic.

We never got around to the topic.

The topic was supposed to be “life lessons learned from playing video games.” And I had nothing. I was really resigned to just sit back and let Brian and Bianca run through their list.

Luckily, their new show format limits them to just 90 minutes of air-time, and I managed to stall for time long enough for them to actually never get to the topic in question.

So this episode is just a bunch of rambling about games we’ve played, Brian’s problems with his hosting provider, making sense of The 7th Guest, me suddenly being a game reviewer, and some stuff about ditches.

Give it a listen:

You can also download the episode from their website.

Thanks again to Brian & Bianca for inviting me back. It’s always a good time being on the Squares’ podcast, and this was definitely no exception.

Guest appearances Upper Memory Block

Feelies, boxes, stuff in the physical world

This weekend, I made a brief appearance on the 4th Upper Memory Block Patreon Hangout. Actually, I hadn’t planned on showing up at all, ‘cos I wasn’t feeling up to it (rough weekend) and I didn’t feel I had much to talk about on the subject.

But I couldn’t resist jumping in and saying ‘hi’ to what, in my mind, has become kind of like a book club or a coffee house crowd. Joe and the Patreon guys are fantastic and, after about half an hour of sitting around while the stream was going on, I decided I just missed them too much. I fired up Hangouts on my phone and, well, you’ll see.

I appear about half an hour into the proceedings (that link skips right to it), but the entire thing is worth watching because, again, these are cool people who talk about cool shit.

Watch the entire thing here:

(I mean, how can you go wrong with that thumbnail?)

You can also download the audio version from Joe’s site. Oh, and do subscribe to his podcast, if you haven’t already. If you’re into games from the DOS and pre-Windows XP gaming era, you won’t find a better show.

Guest appearances Square Waves FM

Square Waves FM: Games We Hate

I was on the Square Waves FM podcast again last weekend. This time I was joined by my good Twitter friend Darth Helmet talking about games that we utterly despise.

We do actually get into games we really like as well, and it’s a very rambunctious and fun-filled episode where we basically spend most of our time off-topic antagonizing co-host Bianca.

Have a listen:

Or download the episode from their website.

Thanks again, Brian and Bianca, for having me on your show, and thanks, Darth, for being there with me.