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Shit that freaked me out today
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Fri 11th Aug, 2017 by Matt
An aside from talking about games or making games, but kind of related.... Where are my good friends Carl and John these days? We're not playing video games together anymore, we're not having Pacmen sessions anymore. Where are they? Well, Facebook answered. Fucking conjoined accounts and they both...

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No updates?? What am I up to?
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Wed 9th Aug, 2017 by Matt
The bad news is development has stopped dead. My game isn't dead, far from it, it's just.... well I'm doing some construction at home which will give me, finally, a proper editing suite for my film work, and just as importantly, a mini VR studio space It's been a long time coming, I've been...

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Matt's One Week Switch Review
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Sat 11th Mar, 2017 by Matt
I think what that really gets to me about the Switch is the complete lack of support for Bluetooth audio. I never imagined that on an under-powered, over-priced games console, no support for Bluetooth headphones would be the single most negative, but I think it speaks volume for the lack of thought...

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Warframe - sorry Will I just got really lucky
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Sat 18th Feb, 2017 by Matt
Last night Will and I were having a few games, running a few missions, nothing exciting or special. An Alert or two. I mentioned I was looking to unlock all the Junctions Terminal things, and I was on Earth, which coincidentally enough is also the location of the Kubrow eggs - I needed one for the...

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Warframe - Soma Prime power levelling
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Mon 13th Feb, 2017 by Matt
Oh no, another Warframe post.... don't worry it's not happening.... really.... .... ....got home from work in a really good mood, and thought I'd fire up a quick game. Just for fun you understand.... .... ....signing in bonus was a 3 hour booster. I didn't think much of it. Last night I'd Forma'd...

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Warframe - the obligatory 2017 game
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Sun 12th Feb, 2017 by Matt
John pointed out it's a yearly thing, and he is right. We seem to go through this every year.... What is surprising is we played Warframe in 2014. 3 years ago. I didn't realise it was that long ago. 2 years I can, but 3? I guess that was when the PS4 was new, and John, Will and I really took to the...

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2017 Console "Upgrading"
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Wed 25th Jan, 2017 by Matt
With my £200 Switch pre-order secure, it was time to sell off the Wii U. I rarely keep consoles once a new generation starts. I admire people who do, but I can't afford to have, effectively, a pile of money sat in a box in the loft doing nothing. I always trade or sell. And when I am feeling...

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Ninty Switch - er...
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Wed 18th Jan, 2017 by Matt
also known as Why I'm getting a Nintendo Switch but don't think anyone should at the moment.   I rarely comment on the games industry these days, because, well, who cares what I think. I'm ignored the PS4 Pro (though I may get one for Wipeout) and the Scorpio (I still have zero confidence in MS...

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UT2004 in 2016 - Xmas games vs Bots
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Sat 31st Dec, 2016 by Matt
It's the Annual Xmas UT2004 game! Every year, without fail, I play some Xmas maps and mods. Recent years have been a Bots & I affair, but I still manage some good old fashioned Unreal fun And it is old fashioned. UT2004 is as festive to me as reindeer and turkey. Earlier in the week I was...

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Kickstarter - Beasts Of Balance
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Sat 31st Dec, 2016 by Matt
The Kickstarters from earlier this year are starting to roll in. Beasts of Balance was meant to be here around October, but thankfully made it just in time for Xmas. It was always planned as a family Xmas boardgame gift, so things worked out It's a novel game. You play together, there's no Versus...

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Remote Control Car!
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Tue 27th Dec, 2016 by Matt
  It wouldn't be Xmas without me getting myself a daft arse present to have fun with.... I've been wanting an RC car for the longest time. 30 odd years back, I saved all my Xmas and Birthday money, alongside pocketmoney and paper-round money, to buy a Tamiya kit car. I got the grasshopper. My dad...

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Gears of War - it's been 10 years
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Sat 19th Nov, 2016 by Matt
10 years ago today, Gears Of War on the 360 was released in the UK. I remember the day exceptionally well, primarily because the missus had gone in to labour that Friday in the early hours of the morning.  I'd put off ordering Gears due to the impending life changing moment, but by 9.30am nature...

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Anime - Sword Art Online
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Mon 17th Oct, 2016 by Matt
I have just completed another anime show, in my effort to educate myself / align myself with the younger video gamer (seriously, at my age you miss a lot of pop culture references). I selected Sword Art Online because it's a video game themed show, based in a VR world where people are stuck, and...

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Anime - Dragon Ball Z Kai
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Sat 27th Aug, 2016 by Matt
Dragon Ball Z litters the video game landscape. The character's are used as a power level frame of reference on forums. It was a huge anime in it's time. And I'd never seen any of it. I gave up on Dragon Ball Z about 9 episodes in. Not much was happening and a lot of the episodes were dull. Turned...

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A bad VR evening
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Sat 28th May, 2016 by Matt
Seated VR update.... Can't get Assetto Corsa above 55fps so not setting up steering wheel yet. Will try other things later. Suspect people saying it's smooth don't know what they're talking about reprojecrion is good though, just falls apart if you look out the side of the car. Resolution is low...

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Vive - Universe Sandbox 2
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Mon 23rd May, 2016 by Matt
This was my most intense VR experience yet. Universe Sandbox 2. I'd picked up the first game way back in the day and not really spent much time on it. I found it fascinating but the interface was tricky and I never wanted to spend the time getting to know the game. Fast forward a few years, the...

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VR and me
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Sun 22nd May, 2016 by John
My version of the events that took place on 21st May   After many months of not seeing Matt and many more years of not visiting Brighton I arranged to venture south.   I drive between 20 and 30 thousand miles a year so I was aware that my 90 minute journey would take me roughly two weeks but after...

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My Anime Adventure - One Punch Man was GREAT
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Thu 19th May, 2016 by Matt
I think I got off to a winning start with One Punch Man as "My First Anime". It could be one of the greatest things I've ever watched. I sat there the whole time with this inane grin on my face. It's absolutely stunning. It's about a bald, bland, not too bright guy who just happens to be the most...

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Lighthouse returned & VR architecture
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Tue 17th May, 2016 by Matt
I spent the weekend doing a bit of flat designing in VR, and wow. I'm looking to convert my loft in the near future, and rather than sketching ideas on paper, thought I'd give it a go in VR. I grabbed Unreal Engine 4 and a VR template, and within an hour I had got to grips with the tools well...

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My Anime Adventure - One Punch Man
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Tue 10th May, 2016 by Matt
The continuing story of my adventure in to anime..... Dragon Ball Z is - well it's a bit cheesy and crazy. We're only about 5 episodes in and the production team area already playing for time. Pretty sure you could condense each 20 odd minute episode into 6 minutes, if you take out the loooong...

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