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Next weekend Team StubbledGamer will be taking part in GameBlast16 to raise money for Special Effect – The Gamer’s Charity. Starting at 5pm on Saturday evening stubbledgamer & greatmuerte will be setting up camp on our sofa and gaming non-stop for 24 hours.

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Meet msaveragejones

First of all, an apology. The blog has been quite quiet over the last few months. Blame work. Blame a last minute house move. Blame whatever. We’re sorry.

Second of all let me introduce myself, I’m msaveragejones – the other half of stubbledgamer. I’m the one that takes the photos and does the designy bits behind the scenes on the blog.

Until I moved in with stubbledgamer, I didn’t really game that much. Apart from my PS1 when I was in Primary School (I bloody loved that thing…but I don’t know if Toy Story 2 counts as hardcore gaming?) and some horrendous drunken experiences on Just Dance. However, when you live with someone who’s that passionate about gaming it’s hard not to get involved too!

I’m a Graphic Designer and currently work in Digital Development so you are more likely to hear me saying ‘ooh nice font choice’ or ‘I love the way that menu is structured’ rather than ‘Wow! Amazing gameplay!’. My appreciation of gaming is very different to stubbledgamer and greatmuerte so I will be writing posts from a different angle to those guys.

First up you can read my post about GameBlast16 and why we’re getting involved…

Virtual becoming Reality, with PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR

Picture the scene. It’s12:59. My hand is trembling with excitement as I press the refresh button on the web browser. 13:00. I hit refresh again and the link to the registration form appears on the laptop before me. I have never ticked boxes so fast in my life. It was done. The confirmation screen in front of me; I was booked in for a Playstation VR trial session at #EGX2015. A quick screen grab for proof on the day and I was ready, all I had to do was wait…

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It’s September, Goodbye social life, Hello Phantom Pain

Another month gone. Its true what they say the older you get the faster time flies!! In the last ‘monthly update’, I was planning to buy Until Dawn, in the end I decided against it. it came down to several factors in the end, the first being that I decided to spend my money on a tablet this month in preparation for EGX (this way I can stay connect through out the day I’m there). The second being that I felt that paying  full price for this game may not be complete value for money, sure I am intrigued by its premise and its style of game play, but for 9-10hrs of playthrough time, £50 is just a bit too much for me to be able to justify to myself. Instead I decided to increase my non existent FPS collection for the PS4 by 1, and go with Battlefield Hard-line instead for the reasonable price of £20. This month however will be a different story, there is only one thing that I want and nothing will side track me from getting it…

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The changing times of mobile gaming

We have a lot of mobile games these days (greedy gits!).  What started as free, preloaded games on our devices has now evolved into a huge juggernaut; devouring our free time, whether on a bus waiting for the driver to pull his foot out and get on with it, begging the hours of the day to drift by at work as you send assorted characters on their daily tasks or swiping at that small screen as you hack n’ slash your way to greatness. That’s right ladies and gentleman; we are talking about the changing times of mobile gaming.

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When it comes to gaming I tend to be fairly up to date with the new releases, buying the games I want on their release dates. However this isn’t the case for me with box sets. I don’t have Netflix or an account with any other video streaming company (having a capped internet usage prevents it from being a viable option) and a full price box set can be fairly pricey, so instead I tend to wait patiently for the next season of a series I want to watch arrive in CEX. I know, games cost a lot more than  box sets, but new gen games tend to hold their value for a lot longer than a box set, and like my internet my patience is limited. I can always watch TV if I feel like watching a program where as there isn’t an equivalent option like this when it comes to gaming. So  this week on my #WednesdayWishlist are box sets for the next seasons of series I have enjoyed and am waiting to arrive in my local CEX!

Stubbled Gamer Boxsets Wednesday Wishlists

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Never go back (…to games of your childhood)

I’m sure we have all harped back to those days when we were younger; when the grass was greener; when the air was fresher; when you could buy two pints of beer for less than a fiver (damn I miss that); and when video games seemed so much more important; more impressive.  It was as if the games had one cheeky hand on your bottom whilst dancing with your imagination; your very being… but these are lies, my friends.  Do not let your rose-tinted glasses fool you…

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