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Thoughts on Clutter and Junk

Posted on 5th Jun 2011 at 11:50 by Joe Martin with 31 comments

Joe Martin
I’ve been playing Star Wars: Jedi Academy lately. I didn’t play it when it first came out, but good word of mouth and a budget Steam price proved hard to resist. Overall, it’s a pretty good game too, although I’ll never be as effusive about it as my pals. One thing I can’t get over, though, is how incredibly dated the game looks.

It’s been hard for me to pin down exactly why Jedi Academy feels so dated, as the graphics actually hold up very well for a seven year old game using the twelve year old id Tech 3 engine. Lately, I’ve come to think that it’s the sparseness of the levels that makes it feel archaic. There are too many empty desks in the cantinas, too many barren walls; there’s not enough clutter in the world.

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You Know You've Played Too Many Games When…

Posted on 23rd Dec 2010 at 11:41 by Joe Martin with 57 comments

Joe Martin
You know you’ve played too many games when you deliberately get up early on a Saturday morning, just so you can explore the new Minecraft update in peace for a few hours.

…when you hum the Monkey Island theme tune to yourself when you’re tense, and it actually makes you feel better.

…when you catch yourself thinking, ‘Oh, quicksave!’ when you cross the road.

…when you have recurring dreams about writing the perfect walkthrough for Baldur’s Gate 2.

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MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Review

MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Review

We check out MSI's new mid-range X99 board, which has some very nifty RGB...
The 50 Best PC Games of All Time: Part Four

The 50 Best PC Games of All Time: Part Four

With the end in sight, Rick counts down 20 to 11 of his favourite PC games.

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