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"Git Gud"

This post is about my attempts to improve my performance while playing Call of Duty Warzone which I’ve been doing for the last three weeks. However, many of the examples I reference are equally applicable to other games. Also, I want to clarify what my overall goals are. I’m not aiming to be the best of the best. I just want to be more accurate when aiming, learn some basic tactics and not make too many obvious “noob”...

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A Month in Gaming

April has been an usual month. The ongoing lockdown here in the UK (and elsewhere in the world) has afforded me more gaming time than usual. The policy of social distancing has reduced my caring duties to just three hours a day. Hence I and many others like me have much more leisure time available. I initially thought that this situation would be the perfect time to try some of the many of the games that I have stockpiled over the...

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Gamer Motivation Profile

As so many Blapril contributors have posted their Gamer Motivation Profile, I thought I’d follow suit and write about mine. The survey is provided by Quantic Foundry who according to their own website are a “a market research company focused on gamer motivation”. Their aim is to “combine social science with data science to understand what drives gamers”. It’s all presented in a very slick and comprehensive fashion. As...

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Classic Movie Themes: The Pink Panther

If you mention The Pink Panther (1963) I’d hazard a guess that most people will instantly think of Inspector Clouseau (and possibly throw in a quote in faux French about “Minkeys”) or hum or whistle the iconic theme tune. It’s blend of cool sixties Jazz and Lounge is both classy and evocative. Henry Mancini’s contribution to the Pink Panther franchise is commensurate to that of Peter Sellers and Blake Edwards. If you...