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Orcs War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (book review).

November 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Orcs War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (book review).

Alongside his books on Dwarves and Elves, this ‘Orcs War Fighting Manual’, taken from the perspective of the Orcs gives an insight into the methods and motivations of this classic warrior race. More than the simple cannon-fodder they once were, thanks to the ‘Warhammer’ gaming system and Stan Nicholls’ novels in particular, author Den Patrick […]

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Elves War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (book review).

November 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Elves War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (book review).

Den Patrick’s trio of ‘War Fighting Manual’ books are portrayed as in-universe studies of a real where Elves, Dwarves and Orcs live alongside each other as well as human beings. This is, of course, the central conceit of numerous fantasy novels and role-playing games, and Patrick manages to find the common ground between them all, […]

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Dwarves War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick (book review).

November 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dwarves War Fighting Manual by Den Patrick  (book review).

Passing this book, ‘Dwarves War Fighting Manual’, around among my more geeky friends, the usual response was something along the lines of ‘However did this get published?’ This isn’t to say this book is bad. Far from it in fact. It’s really very entertaining but it’s an in-universe guidebook to a universe that doesn’t exist. […]

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EVE Online (game review).

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EVE Online (game review).

I first played ‘EVE Online’ some years back and greatly enjoyed it. I revisited the world of ‘EVE’ just before Christmas last year purely in an attempt to familiarise myself with it prior to reviewing a tie-in novel, ‘Eve: The Empyrean Age’ by Tony Gonzales. This rekindled a love for what is the largest and […]

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Strider HD: Original Game Soundtrack composed by Michael John Mollo (album review).

May 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Strider HD: Original Game Soundtrack composed by Michael John Mollo (album review).

The 80s was a crucial decade for many elements of popular culture. It was the first decade that someone could actually be accused of wearing horrendous clothes, music was revolutionised through the commercial release of the compact disc and video games became available to the masses. One of the games launched in the 80s was […]

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The Art Of Titanfall by Andy McVittie (book review).

April 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Titanfall by Andy McVittie (book review).

‘Titanfall’ is a first person shooter on-line game for XBOX One and Windows PCs. It was highly anticipated because it was the debut game from some of the creators of ‘The Call Of Duty’ series of games. Reviews of the game have been mixed and, in one instance, a review of the reviews has been […]

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Mass Effect: Foundation # 9 by Mac Walters (Writer) and Tony Parker (Artist) (comic-book review).

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mass Effect: Foundation # 9 by Mac Walters (Writer) and Tony Parker (Artist) (comic-book review).

‘Mass Effect: Foundation’ is a series of comics exploring the back stories of the companions available to the player character Shepard in the trilogy of video games, ‘Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3’. With issue nine, we return to the formula established early on, which is both good and bad. Mass Effect: Foundation #9 After […]

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The Art Of Thief by Paul Davies (book review).

March 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Thief by Paul Davies (book review).

‘The Art Of Thief’ is a graphical celebration of the Square Enix video game and published by Square Enix, available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC formats. From the first look at the cover it is clear that there is a spectacular treat inside. The cover is a misty grey background […]

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Eschalon: Book III (PC Game review).

February 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Eschalon: Book III (PC Game review).

It has been 7 years since ‘Eschalon: Book I’ was released and although fans of ‘Eschalo’n had book 2 in 2010, it has been quite a wait for the concluding part. For those new to ‘Eschalon’, as I was, it is a role playing, dungeons & dragons PC game where you get to guide your […]

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Powering Up: Are Computer Games Changing Our Lives by Rebecca Mileham (book review).

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Powering Up: Are Computer Games Changing Our Lives by Rebecca Mileham (book review).

If after you turn your computer on, the first thing you do is play a game of FreeCell or Spider Solitaire like I do, don’t think you’re wasting your time or as I frequently think, giving the computer a chance to get all its sub-routines settled. As author Rebecca Mileham points out in her book […]

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