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#tiredgamer: introducing …

some of you

will already know about the weekly review column that i now write for up-and-coming UK gaming website Game People, but for those of you who do not, you might like to know that i now write a weekly review column for up-and-coming UK gaming website Game People.

given that you usually don’t properly launch something of this nature before there’s a decent amount of content available, we’re currently in the process of putting together a competition to act as an official launch. however, you guys, as always, deserve a sneaky peek of how things are shaping up.

so far i’ve cast my tired eyes over:

>Enslaved for Xbox 360 [strange]
>Goldeneye 007 for Wii [patronising]
>Limbo for Xbox 360 [superb]
>John Daly’s Prostroke Golf for PS3 [hilarious]
>DJ Hero 2 for Xbox 360 [‘fresh’]
>Sid Meier’s Pirates for Wii [pointless]
>Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga for Xbox 360 [trenchcoatish]
>Shaun White’s Skateboarding for Xbox 360 [super-lame]

so, if games are you bag then you can visit
to read my reviews and generally see what’s popping.

coming soon …

>Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
>Megamind: Ultimate Showdown
>The Sims 3

#showetune: ‘you know you can’ by speedometer

hehro. and happy Woden’s day.

the sun is out, the sky is blue and the penthouse is not too cold. all of things have made me happy so far today.

also, two good things happened last night. one was a dream about Maggie Gyllenhaal. the other was Limbo (XBox LIVE Arcade download) which (although eveyone’s been going mad for it for a while) i played for the first time, and totally loved. it’s a strange and eerie little platform game with a visual style reminiscent of a neo-noir graphic novel, and a very filmic feel.



you play a small, silhouetted boy with bright eyes and you wander and skip through the near darkness in misty forests, stark industrial wastelands and other bleak places. as you explore the levels and solve puzzles to progress, it’s hard to see what is foreground and what is background and often tough to spot things that will end up violently impaling, or crushing, or poisoning, or otherwise killing you. it’s frightening and cute, gory and childlike at the same time. it sounds weird and it is, but it’s also great – check out some footage here.

if you have a 360 i’d thoroughly recommend you download it from LIVE Arcade. i’ll post a proper review at some point.

meanwhile, across town … here’s a #showertune for you.

today i’d like you to enjoy, with me, You Know You Can by Speedometer