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The A-Z of Video Games

The A-Z of Video Games

Well who’d’ve thought it? A blog update! This update takes a celebratory tone, marking the very day I regained access to the website after locking myself out with some overkill, Edward Snowden-esque security updates.

Today we’re sharing something I completed in a period of downtime – a period that I probably should’ve spent preparing some new portfolio pieces – the A-Z of video games.

Now, this was a surprisingly tough one to complete – have you ever tried to think of a video game for each letter of the alphabet? It’s a challenging task – something akin to an NG+ Orphan of Kos run with suboptimal stats (that’s a massive clue for ‘B’ by the way). Thinking of a suitable candidate for each letter was significantly harder than drawing them out.

I’d be seriously impressed if anyone was able to get all of the letters – let me know your guesses in the comments. Note: I’ll be deleting the correct answers!

Classic white on black – one for fans of contrast. I made sure to play all of these games for – ahem – ‘research purposes’. Even ‘L’. What a massive nerd…

Red and white – my personal favourite and one for fans of the vibrant. I may have played all of these games but I can’t say that I enjoyed all of them – I’m looking at you ‘L’…

Right, that’s enough for now. I’m off to play with the mega-powerful gaming PC I’ve just installed in my office. Believe me, it’s been a productivity master-stroke.

If you’re interested in purchasing this piece as a print (the digital versions here really don’t do it justice) please feel free to get in touch – push start on the conversation here.

Famous Last Words: P. T. Barnum

Famous Last Words: P. T. Barnum

At last! A fresh corpse to be laid to rest in that cobweb-choked crypt of a project named ‘Famous Last Words’. Today we’ll be celebrating 19th century circus entrepreneur, enthusiastic hoax-pusher, master humbugger and showman par excellence Phineas Taylor Barnum. P. T. Barnum was born for the business of show. He embraced all that was… Read More

Famous Last Words: Bobby Fischer

Famous Last Words: Bobby Fischer

Today we welcome American chess legend Bobby Fischer to the burgeoning boneyard that is the “Famous Last Words” project. Fischer is widely considered to be amongst of the most talented chess Grandmasters of all time. Rival pawn star Mikhail Tal considered him “the greatest genius to have descended from the chess heavens”. A prodigious talent,… Read More

Famous Last Words: Frederick Valentich

Famous Last Words: Frederick Valentich

Today’s entry into the “Famous Last Words” project takes the form of the last recorded transmission of an Aussie aviator named Frederick Valentich. In October 1978 a 20-year-old Valentich was piloting a light aircraft over the Bass Strait when a strange green-glowing object appeared in pursuit. Before contact with Melbourne air traffic control was broken, he… Read More

Famous Last Words: R. D. Laing

Famous Last Words: R. D. Laing

You’ve made an appointment? Wonderful! The doctor will see you now. Get comfortable on the couch because today’s ‘exclamation upon expiration’ comes from the controversial psychiatrist Dr. Ronald David Laing. R. D. Laing is best known for his unorthodox style, his rejection of traditional therapies and his contention that clueless clinicians were harming their patients… Read More

Famous Last Words: Domonic Willard

Famous Last Words: Domonic Willard

Snap the magazine in place, cock your rifle and take aim at the latest entry into my award-dodging “Famous Last Words” project. Our latest drop dead funny example of gallows humour comes from an unusually-monikered mobster named Domonic Willard. Willard was a low-level bootlegger running bathtub gin (other liquors, indeed other bathroom fixtures are available) around America… Read More

Famous Last Words: George Miller Beard

Famous Last Words: George Miller Beard

Welcome, one and all to the latest entry into the ever-expanding “Book of the Dead” that is my “Famous Last Words” project. Today’s subject is 19th century anomalist and neurological pioneer Dr. George Miller Beard. Dr. Beard spent a career in close contact with cranial contents and is best remembered for defining neurasthenia, a medical condition… Read More

Famous Last Words: James French

Famous Last Words: James French

Shoes and socks. Ketchup and fries. Hitchhikers and murder. These things are inextricably linked in the collective psyche. We all know a story about a hitcher disappearing into the disconcertingly plastic-wrapped interior of a friendly motorist only to reappear in a ditch a few days later. She was never reunited with her head. The humble hitchhiker. So… Read More

Famous Last Words: Joseph Lucas “The Prince Of Darkness”

Famous Last Words: Joseph Lucas “The Prince Of Darkness”

Joseph Lucas founded Lucas Industries as a Birmingham-based lamp works in 1872. The company would eventually become a leading supplier of electronic components to the motor trade. By the mid-20th century Lucas systems had found their way onto the roads of Britain and beyond. Unfortunately for Lucas-lit motorists, the brand’s electrical components were extremely unreliable. A Lucas system… Read More

Famous Last Words: Victor Morrow

Famous Last Words: Victor Morrow

Today’s entry into the “Famous Last Words” project comes courtesy of Victor Morrow, an American actor who met a nasty end on the set of the early ’80s blockbuster Twilight Zone: The Movie. In this particular serving from the silver screen Vic takes the role of an embittered racist catapulted through time and dropped into the shoes… Read More

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