• Arcane Lore: the history of role-playing

    Arcane Lore: the history of role-playing0

    We look back at the history of role-playing – prepare for ‘wizard’s sleeve’ and ‘whipping out your broadsword’ jokes – you have been warned…

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  • Better Beans and Bacon: Notes on Skyrim

    Better Beans and Bacon: Notes on Skyrim0

    Immanuel Kant differentiated in Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime the subtle nuances between that which is beautiful and that which is sublime. “Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the

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  • First Impressions: Two and a Half Hours in Tamriel

    First Impressions: Two and a Half Hours in Tamriel1

    TWO AND A HALF HOURS is all it took to convince me that Bethesda kept its promises with The Elder Scrolls Online… Somewhere between getting lost several times in the environment, swinging my sword at exploding ghouls and checking every freaking jar, chest, pot and corpse I forgot that I was playing an MMO. Sure, there were

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  • Goodbye Game Manuals

    Goodbye Game Manuals4

    I can remember very clearly when I was younger going with my family to the shops on the weekends. Invariably I would end up in one game shop or another and more often than not I would leave with something. I would spend the drive home reading the game manual so I could be ready

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  • If you could only play one game this generation: Part Four

    If you could only play one game this generation: Part Four0

    And we’re back. Part four is here, and I know you’re excited to see what game will be entering our game of the generation list today. Yesterday saw the addition of Skyrim to our list, a choice put forward by Elliot Codling. The day before that Shaun Roopra put forward Super Mario Galaxy 2, and the day before that I

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  • If You Could Only Play One Game This Generation: Part Three

    If You Could Only Play One Game This Generation: Part Three0

    We have reached the third part of a feature that I didn’t even would make a single part. But a single part was posted, and after that a second part, and now well, you get the picture. A new day, and a new game to add to our games of the generation list, which so

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