JOMG – the interview!

May 14, 2010

Recently, we highlighted the new(ish) Aussie gaming podcast Game Taco.

Episode 5 of Game Taco is a roundup of Australian indie gaming writers into two parts:

Part 1: Ben Abraham from Ben Abraham dot Net
Part 2: Duncan Fyfe from Life Starts Here
& Gabe McGrath from Just One More Game.

Wait a minute, that’s me!

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Gaming talk with extra chilli – Game Taco!

May 13, 2010

Sorry guys, this is overdue.

Four members of the Screen Play community have set up their own podcast, and its showing great promise.

Game Taco is devoted to Borderlands stars James “DexX” Dominguez, Mark “Mr Ak” Johnson, Tim “Wall” Saitta and Steve “Smoolander” Smoothy

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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!


Guestblogging today: Avin’ a go at Avatar

February 4, 2010

Sorry for the brief break in transmission.
Life just got hectic for a bit, but to make it up to you, I’ve got a *great* surprise coming up for you this weekend!

In the meantime, I’m doing some guestblogging today over at Jason Hill’s Screen Play blog. It’s a timely piece, concerning a certain film with blue people in it. (Sadly, no Smurfette)

Jason’s called it a ‘rant’ – you be the judge! (Rant? You shoulda seen the 1st draft! Enough to strip paint off the walls!)

If you missed my earlier Screen Play guestpieces, here’s one from April last year, and one from March 2008.


Upside down, Miss Jane*!

August 13, 2009

Melbourne’s Age (& Fairfax’s newspapers/websites elsewhere) does a lot of great stuff for videogaming.

I grew up reading C64 reviews in The Green Guide on a Thursday. In the 90’s I read the Icon liftout on a Saturday. And these days, I never miss a post on the fantastic Screen Play blog.

But did all the Age staff get the memo that “near enough isn’t good enough” for covering videogames?

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