Ten whole Earth years ago, on this very blog, I asked myself the question: Am I ready to go Mac only? Today, I finally answer it. Back then, I was certainly ready to try a Mac-only lifestyle. I already owned two, but my main computer was still a PC. I looked at the things I used regularly on it that might cause an issue if I were to move over to the Apple Ecosystem completely, and eventually took the plunge …
Murder he wrote?
Are You Dave Gorman? I almost was.
May contain boobs. Apologies for the poor quality of the photos. And the boobs.
Spoilers: Sean Bean dies. Again.
Spinny Spinny Spinstick
Buy all the things.
The most BASIC of text adventures
I remember chemistry. A bit. Maybe.
Found this today, floundering on my old Google Video account, so transferred it to YouTube. And so, I present to you, a man making clogs! I made the video in 2004 when visiting Zaanse Schans, Netherlands.
Inspired by the FANTASTIC piggy I drew earlier, I decided to have a look for the previous “pixel art” I’d done about 12 years ago on the Amiga. I shouldn’t have bothered – they were far worse to look at than I remembered. There was a system on the Amiga for higher quality (than standard) icons for programs, games, files and folders called NewIcons. I’d installed it on my Amiga, but couldn’t find icons for a few things. So I …
It’s been a while since I “reprinted” any of ugvm. In Issue 07, the last under my editorship, we looked at multiplayer game etiquette, the CD32, the NeoGeo Pocket Colour, and about ten million game reviews. Including Knights of the Old Republic, a pre-cursor to Mass Effect – a game I’m currently enjoying very much. Anyhoo – the magazine! [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true documentid=090519133535-166ea91bc05f483a9fc42ff552b154d3 docname=ugvm07 width=420 height=297 unit=px]
(Two Wii posts in one day! It’s like Wii Friday or something!) Remember this? It was the day I bought my Wii.¬¨‚Ä† I’d lined up outside Game at half 6 in the morning, and finally – at just after 8am, I had my launch day Wii and was running home as fast as my little legs could carry me. But there was something that happened that day. When I bought my Wii, I paid for it with my credit card. …
Time for another one of these, I think. There was a bit of fallout from the text adventures feature in issue 03, and the cover art was stepped up a notch. Reading it now, I’m reminded of a couple of great (but probably forgotten) gems – Doshin the Giant and Pac-Man Collection. Ah, fun times. [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true documentid=090519133013-4f9b1db7c9264937af38dd09375a7388 docname=ugvm04 username=deKay loadinginfotext=ugvm%20Issue%2004 width=420 height=297 unit=px]
I think with Issue 03, our retro issue, we really hit the big time. The ugvm site got slashdotted, the bandwidth costs spiralled to ¬¨¬£244 for just one weekend, and we were swamped with emails. Mostly complaints about Tim saying interaction fiction was dead, which he didn’t quite say, but still – the publicity took us to over 10,000 subscribers. 10,000! Thats more than many print-based magazines! [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true documentid=090519132232-8fafbec832be47149b8cd797e636fcc0 docname=ugvm03 username=deKay loadinginfotext=ugvm%20Issue%2003 width=420 height=297 unit=px] EDIT: Oh, and …