Tag Archives: Games

Valve and Steam forces Europeans to pay in Euros

As some of you might have noticed, my real life has taken precedence over my blogging the last half  year. Ever after having started my current job, it’s been a long process to adjust to a new life with new working hours and a totally different job than what I was used to. For those of you that have been with me for quite a while, know that I used to work as a bartender in a sports pub and worked the really odd hours. But at least at that time, my work was close to home and I had way more free time than I have now. Today, I work the usual nine to five scheme, and pretty happy about that. But seeing as my new job is quite a distance from home, I’m using roughly three hours of every day getting back and forth to work. And let’s face it, more often than not I work more than my assigned eight hours. So on most days, I’m way from home for no less than twelve hours. Many people like to jump into the couch and turn on the telly when they got home, but I need to do something, something that makes me interact and get my load off, something to preoccupy me. And for this, I have gaming.

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Gamespot fires Jeff Gerstmann

[singlepic id=5 w=320 h=240 float=left]If you’re anything like me, you like to fire up a game every now and again. It’s a great way to relieve stress, as well as an excellent way to waste some time. But not only that, playing games can be both very entertaining, educating as well as highly social. There are many ways way people are attracted to playing games. The modern gaming industry is far away from the way the industry was in the early days of computing. Back in the good old days, a game could be made be a single person sitting in his bedroom on late nights burning the midnight oil. And that was in fact how most games were produced back then. That was before the gaming industry became a multi million dollar industry, where the money governed and the production line has become more and more similar to any given Hollywood production.

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Arrived in the ship

As some of you may know, I’m attending as crew at a large computer party in Norway this easter called The Gathering. I just arrived after a two hour train trip, which was spent on IRC and sending off a few e-mails using my cell phone over GPRS. The party has almost 5000 people attending, […]

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Olympics or theater

Ah well, the summer Olympics has been launched with a huge open ceremony as always with modern Olympics with well trained athletics just bursting to prove that they’re the worlds best and to set new world records. I have to admit, I’m not overly enthusiastic with this years Olympics, not at all. It might be […]

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