Month: November 2013

As we know, I was lucky enough to get to write a game, Pandora: First Contact. It launched last week and is doing relatively well, as I understand it. It’s unlikely this is its full audience either, given the parallel console nonsense. And, as I don’t want to steal Slitherine’s thunder I won’t go into […]

Another ancient article recovered from the corpse of Edge Online. It would have been sad for the Khazars to disappear again… There’s a scene in Groundhog Day where Phil Connors endlessly attempts to save the life of a homeless old duffer. In my games of Crusader Kings II, Isaac of the Khazars has a similarly deterministic […]

Another ancient article recovered from the permafrost atop the flame-raddled corpse of Edge Online. It’s 2002. The Thing, the game of one of my favourite films, is about to come out and I’ve just started working on a games magazine. I get the game code, load it and enter the world. It’s great! I’m in […]

There are these things we call games journalists – they’re funny creatures, all angst and acid, and they call themselves journalists, which these days has the connotation of news-discovery, which they rarely do, and truth-telling, which they mostly attempt, despite often having access to highly misleading sources. They also think of themselves as writers, because it’s all they do. But like all sports journalists wanted to be strikers and all music critics wanted to be the lead singer, all games journalists want to be designers. Or writers. Or just get to put their two pennorth in on a design. They – I mean, we – are so cute.