“New ” gaming journalism and the C64

Been thinking about this on and off for a long time, but it’s really come to mind this morning as I listened and interacted with another Digital Writer’s Festival panel, this time on games journalism. I put in a few questions and I learned a lot, but it got me thinking again about for me ...

Lego Brickshow 2013

Lego Brickshow 2013, a set on Flickr. We had a great time today at the Lego Brickshow — and unsurprisingly took a lot of pics! So many ideas and so much inspiration… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

In our house…

There is no Gangnam Style. There is only… Minecraft Style! Seriously, this is all the boys talk about at the moment… I know it’s a bit “last year’s fad”, but the parodies have definitely been far more interesting than the original song. And Minecraft is their thing… Though on the other hand, Will did mention ...

A highlight from last week

A highlight from last week
While out at Macquarie Centre last weekend Will wanted to check out an arcade. Luckily, the movie theatre had a few games. And Will had a go… Car racing, his favourite! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

My boys the gamers

My boys the gamers
I’ve been waiting for this since Will was born, to be honest… My boys seem to have sort of suddenly become avid gamers. Alex and Lachie especially have been playing iPad games for a little while now, but it’s really finally clicked for Will just this year. It was definitely after he saw Wreck-it Ralph, ...

Wreck-it Ralph and the perfect heroic journey

Wreck-it Ralph and the perfect heroic journey
Went over to Dubbo today with Will and Alex to see Wreck-it Ralph. And despite being surprisingly expensive and a bit of a strain to get over there (thank you boys) I had a great time and it is a really, really great movie. It’s part homage to computer games old and new, and part ...

Now this is cool: Netflix on Wii

Now this is cool: Netflix on Wii
Not in Australia (yet), but I’m really hoping it’s only a matter of time before Netflix gets in on the act locally: Wii becomes third console to stream Netflix It’s a triple crown for Netflix. Beginning in the spring, the Wii will become the last of the three current video game consoles to get instant ...

Boxing Day

There’s a lot of stories about what Boxing Day is supposed to be, but in my time it’s just a day of rest — relaxation, fun, family time. We’re at Nelson Bay now, and today we started really early. Will and Alex both act a little wacky at first; probably something about the different routine ...

Smart political advertising

This is clever. People have just noticed in the US that Barack Obama’s campaign has taken out advertising in computer games. Sure, it might be for Xbox 360, but it’s smart, modern, and with gamers averaging 28 years old now, a good way to hit an important demographic. The image and story is from GigaOm, ...

Weekend wonders

Rained a lot today, so we didn’t go out much, but we enjoyed the day just the same. Doing some packing now, which is necessary, but annoying already. Can’t believe we have to move again after only a year, but it’s a done deal. Both Will and Alex just seem to be more animated and ...
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