Quake, Mods and Me

Quake, Mods and Me

It is a dark night. I’m sat in my parents room with a chat window open, one eye on the fast paced dialogue of thirty or so strangers and another on the download progress. We’d buckled and restarted several times, the servers were being hammered. The IRC channel abuzz with hype. Counter Strike 1.6 was […]

Things To Do When Zelda Gets Delayed

Oh no! Another high profile game is pushed further away from our clammy hands! The culture of Now, consistently pushing for more information, more gameplay, more content, now, on time, throws its hands in the air and the rumblings of social media spray hot bile filled steam into the void. Yes, Zelda on the Wii […]

Using Technology to Work Smarter

For the Communities 2.0 Conference in Cardiff, Feb 2015, myself and my colleague Adam Telford-Williams, were asked to present lessons we had learnt from our 4 years as Circuit Riders (Business ICT Consultants) on the programme. My section focused on websites and design, explaining how organisations need to focus on maintaining standards, make sensible decisions […]

It Has Never Been Easier To Learn About Code

Rolling off my last post about how the new Raspberry Pi 2 has the potential to be a great tool for Digital Inclusion and my colleagues and I’s Pi talk at the Communities 2.0 Conference at the end of February, is the news that the BBC will be giving out over 1 million Micro Bit […]

Founders Hub Arduino Workshop

Founders Hub Arduino Workshop

A cold Thursday evening in Cardiff can be a miserable place. The coffee shops are closing, your laptop battery may be low and the city is clearing itself the of the day shift and preparing for the last gasps of the muted January night life. Without time to mull the late winter night, I on […]

NES Sound Mod Guide : Get Better Audio From Your NES

This article initially ran on the Alone website in 2011. A few weeks back I became the proud owner of the mid-80’s première games console, the NES. This would be the second time one has come into my possession, although the last one was sold in 1994 due to my then current obsession with a new […]

Death of an Acquaintance

*note: I’ve changed the names in this piece* Children tend to be fairly binary, or at least they were, I’m no longer a child so can’t comment on the ‘kids of today’. When a child says yes, you can almost be 100% sure they mean yes. They are the same with friends. They are either […]

The Raspberry Pi 2 Could be the future of Digital Inclusion

The Raspberry Pi 2 Could be the future of Digital Inclusion

Time to Pi Since 2012 there has been a tiny revolution happening in schools, hobbyists labs, under TVs and in computer clubs across the globe. In a bid to highlight the need for code and development skills, the Raspberry Pi, a tiny credit card sized device that costs £25 has been on the rise. This […]

Nintendo Creators Program, Let’s Play Who Owns What

Nintendo Creators Program, Let’s Play Who Owns What

Today Nintendo announced a program, after several months of back and forth between themselves and YouTube/Google and the respective channels therein. The Nintendo Creators Program allows users to sign up, and receive a 60% cut of ad revenue from video featuring Nintendo content. This is primarily aimed at large Youtube Channels and celebrities who indulge […]

Triple A Gaming in the Year 2014

Triple A Gaming in the Year 2014

So, this holiday season I revved myself up. After nearly 6 months jumping on the spot and thinking “wow, no games this year are truly exciting me”, I hopped in to some of the ‘big’ titles for the holidays. Well, three of them. Playstation controller in hand I sat with each of these for a […]