Monthly Archives: December 2015

2171: Pain

There are many types of pain in the world. There’s physical pain, which can range from mildly annoying to excruciating and debilitating. There’s mental pain, which, likewise, can range from occasionally distracting to life-consuming. There’s emotional pain, which ranges from … Continue reading

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2170: The Slowest Racing Game You’ll Ever Play

My good friend Mr Alex Connolly saw that I had been investigating various racing games recently, and recommended something of an oddball curiosity to me: the rather literally named Off-Road Drive, a charming, clunky mess of a game from Russian publisher … Continue reading

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2169: Starting GRID (2)

One of my acquisitions in this year’s Steam sale was Codemasters racing game GRID 2. I already owned the previous GRID game and had enjoyed what I played of its multi-discipline racing, but hadn’t delved into it in depth. The price that GRID 2 and … Continue reading

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2168: Xenoblade Chronicles X: My Game of the Year

It being the 28th of December, I feel fairly confident in declaring my own personal Game of the Year, and it will probably not surprise any of you to hear that it is Monolithsoft’s spectacular Wii U role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles … Continue reading

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2167: Boxing Day

Today was Boxing Day, apparently a day when everyone and his dog decides to go shopping, because having a single day of the year when you can’t go shopping is apparently too much for some people to deal with. While I certainly … Continue reading

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2166: A Merry Christmas to You

Merry Christmas! Admittedly, at the time of writing it is now officially Boxing Day where I am, but it’s still Christmas in certain parts of the world as I type this, so my well-wishes totally count. It’s been a very … Continue reading

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2165: Dirt Showdown and Vulgar Racing

I am a fan of what I described to my friend Alex yesterday as “the vulgar side of racing games”. This is a pretentious way of saying that I’m a fan of arcade racers more than more realistic fare, but … Continue reading

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