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The PS4K: some notes
Here are some really quick notes based on the new technical data on a supposed PS4K mid-gen refresh that reworks the SoC (and possibly the RAM but I kinda guess that even the same mainboard design and chips they're currently using can probably clock that fa...
Here are some really quick notes based on the new technical data on a supposed PS4K mid-gen refresh that reworks the SoC (and possibly the RAM but I kinda guess that even the same mainboard design and chips they're currently ...
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Super. HOT. Super. HOT.
In medias res, the brilliantly white level starts with two bright-red, crystalline dudes in front of me, guns being brought to point at my face. The guy on the right easily gets there first and a black bullet comes straight at me with a flowing red trail em...
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The Fall and Rise of Tomb Raider
I've enjoyed the Tomb Raider series(s). I mean, I've enjoyed all of the four different series of games. The grid-based frustration of the early games, back when exploring Croft Manor on PC was part of the post- Quake explosion of 3D that eventually resulted...
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Games of the Year 2015
So a fourth year of picking out notable games released (approximately) within a calendar year. I guess that makes it a tradition for this blog. Life is Strange I've already written about why this game is emotionally resonant, necessarily pondering , and mec...
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The Photography of Virtual Worlds
I'm assuming most people reading this are already aware of the various virtual photography communities. Dead End Thrills is probably the biggest. This is something we've done forever on PC and now even consoles have dedicated space on the controller for a c...
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If You Don't Think You're Biased, You're Doomed
So I wrote a thing recently that's somewhat outside of the bounds of stuff I cover here but also thematically linked to a lot of how I apply my education in statistics, science, and engineering to wider issues and sanity-checking stuff that's more political...
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The Choices in Life is Strange
Life is Strange is a narrative game about making choices. There are countless examples of this genre from RPGs to the popular modern Graphic Adventures but LiS embraces an element of save-scumming to remove the short-term experience of finality that drives ...
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Who is the Beginner’s Guide?
If you’re curious about the toll of labour to create games, if you're a fan who likes to take ownership of what they consume, if you're a creator who struggles with balancing the aspects of your art, if you once explored with Build or Worldcraft : play this...
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Software Engineer, former Techie & Writer
Employment
  • Soton Uni
    Researcher, 2012 - present
  • Mode 7 Games
    Lead/Technical Artist, 2003 - 2006
  • GameSpy
    Writer, 2000 - 2004
  • Gamers Universe
    Writer / Server Admin, 2008 - 2008
  • University of Oxford
    Computing Assistant, 2007 - 2007
    Server admin, programmer, staff support
  • Cherwell School
    ICT Technician, 2005 - 2007
    Server admin, programmer, staff support
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Southampton
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Oxford - Birmingham, UK
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Researcher focussing on C static code analysis; queer game developer; underemployed. People used to pay me for many things, including writing about computer games.
Education
  • University of Southampton
    Computer Science PhD, 2012 - present
  • University of Southampton
    Software Engineering BEng, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Birmingham
    Mathematics & Statistics BSc, 2001 - 2004
  • Magdalen College School, Oxford
    Secondary to A-level, 1994 - 2001
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