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    • Hello, I Have Anxiety Disorder – And Gaming Helps

      By John Walker on January 22nd, 2015 at 12:30 pm. I have anxiety disorder. It’s a form of OCD, weirdly, despite more often being categorised under “depression”. It sort of fits in both. It’s an obsessive condition that causes someone to be unable to control their fear, to become entangled in irrational and debilitating worry, and at its extreme, to be afflicted by horrible intrusive thoughts.

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    • The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing Desk

      Standing desks are popular, but choosing a good one is no easy task. You could go with a motorized, whole desk replacement, or DIY a simple solution. You could even buy an adjustable attachment to go on top of your existing desk. Let's talk about what you may need in a standing desk, what you can get for your budget, and how to choose what's best for your needs.

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  • Arx Again Later: How Arx Fatalis Blended RPG Eras

    … of the shotgun in Doom. The more overt work is done by the NPCs. How you feel about them will likely depend on your reaction to the trolls, and particularly the goblins, who feature prominently at the start. They speak a ridiculous pidgin English that you’ll either cringe at or adore (keep an eye out for my favourite NPC, the outrageously, inexplicably…

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  • Can’t Craft, Won’t Craft

    … By Adam Smith on January 30th, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Crafting requires commitment. How does a person wary of settling down survive in the barren worlds of Minecraft, Terraria and Starbound? A tale of tourism, travel and cooperative tension. In a perfect world, I’d have a robot butler to make me an Old Fashioned at the end of every day’s work…

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  • Have You Played… Mini Metro?

    … By Alec Meer on January 30th, 2015 at 3:30 pm. Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. None-more-minimalist railway management game (or is it?) Mini Metro is relatively new (I last wrote about it in August, even), but it’s tended to hum away in the background…

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  • Wot I Think: Dying Light

    … By Adam Smith on January 29th, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Dying Light [official site] is the new zombie game from the creators of the original Dead Island. Adding parkour to the first-person melee combat and crafting of the original, it has the appearance of a game suffering something of an identity crisis, packed with repurposed elements but lacking…

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  • Let’s Try To Play: Stranded Deep

    … By John Walker on January 29th, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Earlier this week I took a look at early access big-seller Stranded Deep. And was confused to find a scrappy, woefully empty game, riddled with bugs. But gosh, a game I wish they could get right. The first big patch arrived yesterday, mentioning it fixed a good few of the bigger issues, and putting in some interesting-sounding new features. So I thought I’d take another look. And record my attempt. …

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  • Harebrained Schemes On The Future Of Shadowrun

    … be added so we do not have a finite amount of creds available?” Mitch: That’s a pretty specific question. All I can say is that we’ll look into it. One of the things we pride ourselves on is listening to our audience. Even though we don’t comment on every single suggestion or smaller feature request, the design team is very active in scouring…

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  • Early Impressions: H1Z1

    … By Alec Meer on January 28th, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Why is Sony’s unfinished multiplayer zombie survival game H1Z1 (official site) proving so popular? On paper, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Initial reports were negative; we’ve already got DayZ; even if we wanted a less hardcore DayZ with more crating, we’ve got 7 Days To Die already. So what…

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  • Command, Conquer, Calculate: Act Of Aggression

    … By Adam Smith on January 28th, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Following the success of the Wargame series, Act of Aggression [official site] sees Eugen returning to a more traditional form of RTS. Retaining ideas from the studio’s previous Act of War titles, as well as the clever confusion of R.U.S.E., it’s a game that aims to fill the gap left…

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  • Have You Played… Lucius?

    … By Adam Smith on January 28th, 2015 at 3:30 pm. Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. The Omen: The Game. Antichrist simulator. Hitman: Blood Magic. From the outside, Lucius [official site] looks like a sandbox of Satanic slaughter, in which you play the spawn…

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  • Impressions: Out There Ω Edition

    … of a pan-galactic language which, when enough of it is understood, will help you make the ‘right’ decision in future dialogue options – this is a particularly lovely feature) and the way it will suddenly gift me something miraculous just at the point when I’d decided it was too mean-spirited to continue with. Out There lulls me into a false sense…

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  • The Problem With Evolve And Its DLCs

    … You've waited for this game for years. The original creators of Left 4 Dead doing another co-op/competitive multiplayer game. You know it's going to be super good and super polished. But what we never expected was an avalanche of DLCs at an exorbitant price, tempting us to put money for the game even before its release. Evolve seems like a case…

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  • Cadboard Children – The State Of Gaming 2015

    …, of Boardgames With Scott. A lovely fellow with a luxurious beard, he spoke straight down the lens about the mechanics and features of board games new and old, with an academic slant. There was Tom Vasel too, the man behind The Dice Tower’s empire, and he did a different kind of thing. He spoke passionately about the fun that these games provided, from a room…

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  • Blitzkrieg 3 Multiplayer Is All About That Base

    … but it will also have three historical singleplayer campaigns, one for each of the factions (Allies, USSR and Axis). These campaigns feature a number of missions with varying objectives taking maybe 30 minutes if you’re good at RTS like Oleg, an hour if you’re averagely skilled. Learn Russian Obliterate all of Oleg’s creations forever Complete single…

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  • Wot I Think: Gravity Ghost

    … By John Walker on January 27th, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Gravity Ghost (official site) has been on the horizon since 2013’s Indiecade. The physics puzzler is at last with us. It soothed a sickly baby to sleep, but did his father enjoy it too? Here’s wot I think: “Welcome to the afterlife, here is your hug.” Gravity Ghost exists at the crossroads…

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