Switch it up

SwitchIn this topsy turvy world not everything makes sense and my purchase of a Nintendo Switch is one of those things.  Do I need it? No.  I could waffle on about how it’s important as a host of the Overseas Connection Podcast that I stay on top with new equipment blaa, blaa, blaa.  I just wanted one.  #dealwithit

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New #YOLG Members & Odd Picture of the Week.

Arthur DentHello Yolgers.  It’s been a very busy few weeks for me and this coming week is no different.  So, hang in there, re-listen to some of the older 30 Dirty Minutes Therapy Sessions and when I return from my business trip at the end of the week I’ll reopen the surgery.

You now number 40+ members all working away at a common goal…..to get them games finished.  It’s been great receiving feedback from you about how much you’ve enjoyed the games you have revisited.  This makes The Year of Living Gamegerously a treat to administer.  Thank you.

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Welcome to #YOLG & Weird Picture of the Week

A quick little shout out to the lovely folk who have added their Dirty 30’s over the past week.

If you want to join the challenge its not to late to send me your Dirty 30.  The start time will be when I publish your list and you’ll have 12 months from then to complete. Mail your list to bongo@ocpod.com

I’ve also picked out the weirdest submission picture of the week. It’s a doozy.

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It’s a hit!

Two months into The Year of Living Gamegerously and I am gobsmacked at how well you’re all doing.

Almost 170 games have been completed during this time with four Yolgers already with 10+ titles bagged.

It’s been amazing watching everyone enjoying their backlog.  Of course there will always be a few exceptions with a head banger of an old game doing your nut in.

So, just a quick work of encouragement and a mighty big thanks for joining in with your Dirty 30’s, listening to the 30 Dirty Minutes podcast and actively chatting about this crazy group we have going on social media.

Enjoy your gaming and keep those #VictoryAchieved Tweets coming.



Gis a gottle of gear.

Metal GearUpdated 22.03.17

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

To be totally honest the game scares me.  Not in a hide behind a cushion sort of way but just the scale of the thing, its daunting.  When I first bought the game, early last year, I played it for a couple of hours.  I was amazed and bewildered by the opening chapter but as it started to settle down and I arrived at the oil rig for the first time the amount of options and menus sorta put me off.

Between then and now many of my friends have raved about how good this game is. So, I took the advice of a bud and bought myself a guide.  I find myself now in the correct frame of mind to tackle this monster.  I think part of the problem was that I was trying to rush the game,  trying to understand everything and all the options from the outset.  My attitude has now been adjusted and I am enjoying slowly working my around the wonderful world that is Metal Gear Solid V.

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The Force of Bacons

Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens

Updated 14.01.17

What can I say? I love Lego games, I love Star Wars.  A match made in heaven.

The gold version came to me when it was on sale a few months back and I’d played a few chapters and left it.  Nothing wrong, just as per usual something new and shiny came a callin’.

This is a good Lego game.  There have been so so ones but this is solid.  Having the game based loosely around the movies is an extra pull for me.  It looks great, plays as a Lego game should and has a few new little wrinkles added when you’re building a pile of blocks into something useful.  Now you have the choice to build your MacGuffin in various spots to achieve different outcomes.  Neat.

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All Units!

Halo WarsUpdated 08.01.17

Halo Wars was released way back in 2009 and is a Real Time Strategy game.  I’ve owned it for donkeys and I always meant to continue with it but just never did.  I’ve only played the first couple of chapters as seems to be the case with many of these #YOLG games.

Well, the game was fired up in earnest last night and ‘now’ is the time.  The game is set twenty odd years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved and you control beautifully detailed miniatures of Halo soldiers and vehicles against the dreaded and somewhat purple Covenant forces.

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