Archive | August 2012
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Please note the inverted commas around “knowledge of gaming”. The secret here is that you don’t need years of gaming knowledge to be able to hold your own in a conversation about computer/video games. Please do try to show some genuine interest though – that bit’s pretty important. I am going to share some of [...]
They don’t like to admit that they do it. They wish that it was something that they could control, but they can’t. Gamers will always, always make the most ridiculous facial expressions when playing video games. The amusing photos above are part of a project by photographer Phillip Toledano. Toledano feels that a lot can be [...]
Gamers are extremely easy to satisfy when it comes to food. I came across this delightfully 90s-looking site called Gamer Chow that asks visitors to vote between different types of food in order to “pick the best and most popular food for gamers”. According to the site, delivered pizza is the hot favourite. Well, considering that every time [...]
Okay, I’ll let you in on my geeky love of statistics and numbers… One of my favourite things about blogging is trawling through the stats I get from Google Analytics. I get to learn a little bit about you lovely readers (e.g. did you know you guys are spread out across 104 different countries?!) and [...]
I recently came across this old video from Australian comedy trio Tripod (who are pretty much the Flight of the Conchords of Australia), which is a bit of a geeky serenade. Funny thing is, I first heard this before I met my partner – back then, I found this funny in a “man, I hope [...]
Chilvary is not dead. Not while we have gamers, anyway. So many video games are built around being the hero and saving the princess from the baddies. We have Mario and Princess Peach, Link and Princess Zelda, and heck, even Sir Cucumber and Princess Tomato. Having grown up around video games like this, chivalry comes as [...]