GeekDad vs. ‘Funny Ladies’

July 22, 2011

Header: Wired UK - GameDad

As mentioned previously, I’ve been doing a little bit of guest-blogging over at Wired UK’s GEEK DAD blog.

This time, my post’s about the age-old tradition of geeks supplying ‘tech support’ to family members. You know, removing 391 viruses from a single machine.. or in this case, making a PC a little more ‘kidsafe’ so little Johnny doesn’t learn too much about anatomy at an early age…

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Bit more guestblogging – and a surprise

March 24, 2011

Header: Wired UK - GameDad

It’s funny how one thing can lead to another, on the net.

About a month ago, I spotted an interesting tweet that someone I follow had ‘retweeted’. I followed the tweet back to the writer, to read more of what they had to say. They happened to be a writer for Wired UK, the anglo offshoot of the famous US magazine. And they’d mentioned something called a ‘GeekDad’ blog, which was looking for contributors.

I sent a few emails, wrote some demo posts, and recently had my first GeekDad post published.

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Our Politician Gamer story is front page news

October 18, 2010

Header - Tas Premier story featured on SMH & The Age

Now THIS is a cool surprise.

Last week, Fairfax Media blogger Jason Hill suggested I edit the J-OMG “Politician who Pwns” story into something more suitable for Screen Play’s YOUR TURN segment. I did so, and used a few quotes from David Bartlett that didn’t make it in their original article.

The story was published today on the Fairfax network, and I thought that was it.

Not quite.

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Check out J-OMG’s old gameroom

September 2, 2010

Recently, Aussie game journo Jason Hill posted some fascinating photos of his ‘game setups‘ from 1998-2003 on his Screen Play blog. He then asked people to contribute their own ‘gaming setup’ photos, and I thought I should try sending something a bit different.

If you pop over to yesterday’s Screen Play ‘You show off‘ blogpost, you’ll get to see my arcade gameroom/mancave circa 2008. Yes, there’s my Australian 26″ Neo Geo 6 slot machine; sadly without its lovely ‘mini marquees’ – which are pictured below. You’ll also see my beloved Terminator 2 pinball machine. (Not pictured is my Hankin cocktail/tabletop arcade machine, which I’ll be restoring soon.)

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Guestblogging: Brand Extensions

March 11, 2010

Oh dear. Player 3 (aged 8 months) has his first cold. Very sad little fellow. And sadly – not much sleep for mum & dad. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…….

Which may be why I forgot to mention yesterday that I’d done a bit more guestblogging on Jason Hill’s Screen Play blog.

The subject was ‘brand extensions’… when a game series try to do something radically different to what they’re known for. Check out my guest blogpost & don’t forget to leave a comment. 🙂

If you’ve got a suitable videogame-themed piece to submit, visit the link above, and you could win a Playstation 3 for your efforts.

MORE guestblogging: Opposites attract

February 23, 2010

While I’ve been quietly working on a few ‘long term projects’ for JOMG (which you’ll love) – I’ve also done a bit more guestblogging on Jason Hill’s Screen Play blog.

This time, I’m talking about ‘opposites attract’. What’s that mean in videogames? Check out my guest blogpost today & don’t forget to leave a comment. 🙂

Oh, and if you’ve been reading JOMG for a while, and wondered if blogging is for you – Screen Play’s YOUR TURN initiative could be right up your alley.

Just visit the link above, submit a suitable blogpost, and (a) You could be published on the Fairfax blog network around Australia with (b) The chance to win a Playstation 3 for your efforts.

Guestblogging today: How embarrassment!

February 16, 2010

Once again, I’m doing some guestblogging today over at Jason Hill’s Screen Play blog. I do this now & then, with any piece that’s more “general videogames” rather than the retro/indie/coinop stuff you expect, here on JOMG.

This time around, I’ve charted the history of ‘videogame coolness’.

  • Are games still for nerds?
  • Or have we passed that?
  • If so, when did it happen?

Join the debate at How Embarrassment!