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April 22, 2022
MattyRasker on Dune

Planet Arrakis - known as Dune. The early 90s saw me introduced to two things - PC Real Time Strategy (RTS) gaming, and Dune, Frank Herbert's fantastic universe. Both at the same time, thanks to Westwood Studios and their masterpiece Dune 2: Battle for Arrakis. The Games As a kid, I used to go and […]

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December 11, 2021
The 2021 Annual Raskup

Yes. It only it seems like a matter of weeks ago I was writing the 2020 Annual Raskup. Unless of course you define 'a matter of' as '48', then that statement is factually correct. It also seems appropriate to be writing this as I've spent a week trying to shift an illness that, according to […]

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May 9, 2021
MechWarrior Online and the perils of Steam Reviews

Those of you who are regular watchers of the channel will know that I have come to enjoy MechWarrior Online. A lot, in fact. So much so, hardly any other game in my library is getting a look in. Which is unusual for me - an individual who loves his real and turn based strategy, […]

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April 26, 2021
Minor changes to the channel - May 2021

Firstly, a massive thanks to those who support the channel, both in terms of followship and subscriptions. The last 3 months has seen a record number of you subbing, which *does* help the channel run, so if you do enjoy the content you see and you feel I'm worth it, hit that sub button. Remember, […]

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March 14, 2021
Alice in Borderland - A Japanese Series on Netflix

If there is something I admire about the Japanese, it is their ability to tell a moving story based on some absurd Science Fiction ideas. All the while, they are able to kill as many people as they deem appropriate, no matter their age, sex or relationship to the core characters.

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January 1, 2021
New Year, New Schedule

Happy New Year everyone! 2021 marks my 6th anniversary streaming. In that time, I've changed my schedule a few times. Notice though it has always been evenings. The pure reason for this is because that was the only time I could fit it in the day. This was OK 6 years ago. As time has […]

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December 29, 2020
The 2020 Annual Raskup

Yes! Another year has gone by like a Formula 1 car on amphetamine, but not without its fair share of great games that have not only featured on the channel but I have also enjoyed in private. As we come to the finish flag of 2020, a supernatural year of sorts, allow me to reminisce […]

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November 4, 2020
The Flower Kings - Islands, carries an important message for us all

It wasn't long ago when I was posting about how we haven't seen any new Flower Kings albums in some time. Since, then we've had two in two years. This year's release comes in form of Islands, a two CD concept album with an important theme for us all. Listening to a TFK album once […]

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October 29, 2020
Twitch Integration needs to be more of a thing

A streamer who I have got to know a fair bit is a guy called Solaar Noble. An all round good guy, he used to host Friday night Jackbox Parties. They were always a hit, for a very good reason - audience participation. Viewers could vote on questions, opinions and the best T shirt design. […]

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October 1, 2020
A Comparison of my Top 3 Roguelike Deckbuilders

Here is a genre I had no experience in until last year, and I very quickly fell in love with. Better still, it appears that the roguelike deckbuilder appears to be here to stay. Just when you think the hype over one game has started to drop, another comes along and the train gets going […]

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May 11, 2020
Kards - my favourite cards (so far)

Kards is an outstanding free to play CCG with a good community and supportive developers. Matchmaking is fair, with new players playing other new players, while those with tons of experience play with others at the top. As ever with these kind of games, time and patience will unlock a wider range of cards, allowing […]

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April 22, 2020
Superfan Reviews - the comical, the sad, and the downright complexing

As users of Steam, we all do it. We peruse the gazillion amount of games in the catalog and a game catches our interest. Once you've seen the trailer, read the description, you then want to read the reviews. You've already seen that most of the reviews are positive, but you soon drill down to […]

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