Category: Gaming

  • The Race

    The Race

    Last night, there was a minor epiphany over my gaming lifestyle. In the past year or two I’ve bought a handful of games, none of which have been played with any seriousness, or indeed at all. The reason, of course, is simple; not enough time to do the things that really matter, and still fit in […]

  • The Winner Takes it All

    The Winner Takes it All

    Apathy is the single biggest problem on the Internet.  It isn’t trolls, toxicity, or the corporate giants who decide they’re going to algorithm us all to extinction. We, the vast majority of ‘normal’ users, are the ones with the potential to ruin it for everybody, and we do. Most of the time you won’t even realise […]

  • Even Better than the Real Thing

    Even Better than the Real Thing

    Occasionally something leaps out at me from my conversations with Twitter with the capacity to change thinking completely. Last night, @_thunderspank linked a trailer for the new PS4 game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, making extensive use of the Unreal 4 ‘engine’ which, for those of you who don’t do gaming, is a software framework in which […]

  • Ful Stop

    Ful Stop

    I see I’m going to have to explain this to a few people. That’s fine, it is no big deal. I’ve not really discussed the details of my illness with you so, tell you what, let’s do that now.  Anxiety is a big deal around these parts. Being ‘not good enough’ is something I’ve carried […]

  • Voodoo People

    Voodoo People

    Today, I live streamed a video game to Facebook. As this is a sentence I never thought I would ever type in my adult lifetime, it probably deserves some explanation. My PC is not old, but it’s hardly bleeding edge technology. It also refuses point blank to play with Windows 10, which I suspect may have […]

  • Requiem for a Tower

    Requiem for a Tower

    I had a big plan today, lots of words on communication and self-absorption, but after six hours sleep and having to deal with two banks plus a credit card company? It has all just shrunk to the angsty whine I suspect it was always going to be. That’s the thing about proportion: you need something […]

  • Go


    I thought long and hard, and today I turned on Location Services on my iPhone for the first time since I’ve owned one. The reason? There are those people who are already aware of the power of AR gaming: Ingress (data from which is duplicated for Pokemon Go) has been doing this for some time, the […]

  • It’s Probably Me

    It’s Probably Me

    No, I really don’t see the problem. I’ve watched people *all day* try to explain to me why something is bad and wrong, and I can’t see it. I’ve listened to angry ranting, and indignant argument, and yet I am unable to grasp the issue. No, I’m not being narrow minded or stupid. I’m intelligent […]

  • China Girl

    China Girl

    I went out with my husband and some friends of his a while back, to a concert at our town’s main venue. In conversation, my relationship with Twitter came up, especially in reference to the number of people I follow. My husband then was asked why he wasn’t nearly as prolific, and his answer was wonderfully simple: […]

  • Bicycle Race

    Bicycle Race

    Yesterday,  after much procrastination, I finally joined Zwift. What I am doing right now ^^ — Alt the Fabulous (@AlternativeChat) April 2, 2016 Husband is, of course, very much on the ‘virtual cycling’ bandwagon, but I’ve largely resisted the temptation until now. However, as part of the #28FitDays Challenge, I have decided to spend […]