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    Mr Vikki's - For those that love hot sauces!

    Mr Vikkis Chilli Jam is incredible and knocks any other chilli jam into a cocked hat. Amazing with sausages! Perfect with a hangover fry up.
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    Oculus Rift (VR Headset)

    Very interesting 'oculus simulator' here - shows the impact of low persistence and improved resolution http://vr.mkeblx.net/oculus-sim/
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    Drop7

    So Drop7 receives a retrospective Edge 10. Richly deserved in my mind. I must have played an average of 5 games a day for the last 4 years. And what's amazing is that I keep finding new ways to play it. I'm now pretty damn good - but the kind of good where you know the game so well, and so only see your flaws not your ability. I know I can be better. Anyhow - latest scores:
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    Gone Home: My So Called Life + System Shock

    Just finished this. What an amazing game. The nostalgia was just pitch perfect - I loved the handwritten back and forth notes with the doodles. And the ending was properly tense.
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    The Greatest PC Games of All Time

    1. Doom 1. Everyone remembers the first time they played Doom. It just blew me away. Light years ahead of its time - not just the graphics, but the sound (Soundblaster cards were quite rare before Doom, and with one all the alien noises were just terrifying), and gameplay - mind blowing weapons that set the standard (I defy that anyone didn't get a shit eating grin when using the rocket launcher or chainsaw for the first time), hordes of monsters that took a decade to re-experience when full 3d came around, and alternating between gleeful wanton destruction and utterly terrifying (lights go out, lots of noises, trip a wall opening with a multitude of imps spilling out). Birthed an entire genre. Not only that but it popularised network play, level generation, modding (remember the Alien's total conversions?), shareware etc. Absolutely ground breaking in so many ways. Download a modern engine for this and play it again...it really holds up today. 2. Civilisation 2 I dread to think the total time I've put into this series. Steam say 294 hours in Civ 5, and I must have done the same in the others I owned (1,2,4). It's without doubt the most addictive and engrossing game I've ever played. Hard to choose amongst the series but I'll go with 2 as that solved all the niggles of 1 and was just utterly perfect in its day. What I love about Civ is that it's genuinely educational too. The amount of history I've learnt through Civ osmosis is quite impressive. 3. System Shock 2 Sublime; not been bettered by any of the Bioshocks or anything else. Hard as nails; genuinely terrifying, and the best RGP like stats building in a FPS ever - I carried around a rare assault rifle for half the game (using utterly precious inventory space) that I couldn't use until I have a certain weapons ability, and the joy of finally hitting that point and making mincemeat of the bastards that I'd been hiding from until then is one of my greatest gaming memories. 4. Portal Just sublime. Incredible script (first and only time I've said that about a game); hilarious; mind-alteringly amazing concept, makes you feel incredibly clever. You can't fault it. 5. Syndicate Wars God this game was good. Rock hard, with unbelievable tension towards the end of an epic level as you couldn't save mid level. I genuinely had dreams where I woke up and thought 'well I'm awake but where are the other 3 of me?'. Again amazing balance of action and building up your characters and weaponry, utterly engrossing. Can't wait for Satellite Reign. 6. Half Live. Hard to choose but I'll go with 1, mainly because I played network multiplayer in my student house for countless hours of pure joy. 7. Peggle. Casual gaming crack that appeals to anyone. 8. Deus Ex 9. Civ 5 - oh go one then, if we're splitting up the series this needs to be on the list. 10. Half Life 2 - ditto
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    We Want Your Soul

    So a good mate has just released a cracking funk album - check it out here http://funkgymnastik.bandcamp.com/ it's definitely good to your earhole!
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    The iOS gaming thread

    Found it!
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    Penn & Teller - Fool Us

    Holy moley - check out this video from the guy that did that 'sealed deck' trick...just astounding.
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    Steam

    Great job strangelight! OK, so the original font was Corbel The other slight difference is that the font's shadow has no offset rather than being down/right; and the font has no outline (just white, hence the drop shadow so it stands out) - but go with whatever looks good at that size!
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    The iOS gaming thread

    It's bollocks. Drop7 isn't inherently broken - it just that it features a good dosage of luck as well as skill. People complain that it's too luck based and in the later game you have no response to certain outcomes. But the more you play the deeper it gets and you realize that whilst luck plays a substantial role it's all about getting yourself into situations where your exposure to bad luck is minimized. I've had a number of points of playing where I've thought 'i can't develop my game any more; this is as good as it gets and I'm just down to luck now'. Expect I then have a play style insight and up my game again. It really does get deeper and deeper and you will get better and better; learning to embrace the luck and play the game with that in mind rather than curse it as 'broken'. I've played countless games over the year I've had it, yet all my high scores are only a couple of months old. It really is an awesome game. Thank god it still works on my iPad!
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    The iOS gaming thread

    Drop7 devs updated on the updated on the 29 June saying Curse the slow approval process - I'm now obsessively checking the app store for updates!
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    The iOS gaming thread

    Yes drop7 lite mode is not in the full game. Devs have said they are no longer supporting the lite version though, and considering it doesn't work in os4 it sounds like that means it's dead. Anyhow hardcore mode is where it's at. I'm utterly hocked on it. Os4 breaking the game has been real cold turkey. Keep checking for the update - devs submitted to apple a good couple of weeks ago but their being very slow to approve.
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    The iPad Games Thread

    What's really annoying is when free apps aren't universal - managing two is boring, and easy to miss there is an ipad optimised version - Shazzam I'm looking at you
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    The iPad Games Thread

    No there is an iPad version (orbital HD). It is no different at all, just higher res
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    The iPad Games Thread

    Plants vs Zombies HD is
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