Archive for September, 2012

I’ve started watching people play games either via Youtube, or live streaming through Steam. With the advent of the youtube video app on Xbox360, it’s never been easier to watch youtube on your console (although inexplicably, navigating youtube has never been harder #firstworldproblems).

I totally found this skull without any help because I am 1337.  image credit: www.coolbh.com

It used to be that i’d only venture into gameplay videos on Youtube if I was stuck on some difficult and obscure task like finding that one elusive skull in Halo, or to laboriously track down all those goddamned pigeons you had to cap in GTA4.

Thanks Youtube! image credit: www.fhm.com

But lately, i’ve been finding myself watching Youtube videos of games that I don’t intend to play, or can’t be bothered playing, or maybe started playing years ago but then had to abandon as work commitments, study, or life in general intervened and sapped my precious gaming time.

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DayZ

Posted: September 29, 2012 in Let's Play A Game
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DayZ is a mod for the PC game ArmA 2. Designed by Dean Hall, it’s been around for a few months and has become something of a cult hit among PC gamers. Essentially, DayZ is a zombie survival game with a twist – there’s no storyline, no cut-scenes, no missions or quests, no achievements – no set structure at all. In that sense, its the closest you can get to a true Zombie Apocalypse (and frankly, as close as I want to get).

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Fantastic infographic created by Jessica Hichesee the full image at http://shouldiworkforfree.com

Working can be fun, frivolous, frustrating… all sorts of F-words come to mind when contemplating “work” and what it means to me; but “free” is not usually one of them.

As an aspiring blogger, i’ve worked both low-paid and no-paid jobs… hell, mainly no-paid jobs. So, here’s my thoughts on working for free: frankly, I don’t recommend it. Unless you are doing it entirely for yourself, it only ends in tears – well, in my experience anyway.

If you’re studying, starting a new business, have little or no experience, changing careers, young, old, or just aren’t an assertive person, odds are you’re in danger of falling into this unpaid work trap at some point. And since I fall into most of the aforementioned categories, I found myself facing the unpaid work dilemma recently.

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