Blog 378: Alpha Beta Gamma

Some of you might have noticed the This Wreckage button that has appeared on the navigation bar above the blog. You might also have noticed it was password protected for a while, because according to my blog stats quite a lot of you have clicked on it since it appeared.

This page is, naturally, in preparation for This Wreckage Version Gamma, which is, as I’m sure you’re all aware, still under construction. Since RDZNet has been empty and useless for a considerable period of time, I have decided to wind it down. There are 95 days left on the domain, but the site has been pared down to little more than a redirection to here.

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Blog 377: Through the Borderlands

I got Borderlands with crimbo money. I bumped into Jack in Waterstone’s, then we picked up the last two copies from the Game in the Buchannan Galleries. For ten pounds apiece less than the Game on Sauchiehall Street, for some reason.

I have to say, it is a thoroughly enjoyable game. It is a breath of fresh air in a world of serious business. It’s so lovable.

I was initially skeptical because of its comedic nature, though. I read a preview that said it was hilarious fun, but only really if you’re playing cooperatively — and that’s quite a serious downer for me, a dedicated loner. Then I discovered it was all very stylised, with huge comic-book black borders around things, and I somewhat switched off (because I do tend to be into the whole serious business jig). Kilbirnie decided to get it, so I waited on his opinion (because we all know how well he can be trusted, right?). He said it was good. People on the internet said it was good. Since at least a few people I knew had it for the PC, that meant that I had good backup for cooperative play as a last resort.

Assuming one of us could get it port forwarded.

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