PAX 2015

It feels strange that the Penny Arcade expo is on again. Plenty has changed in that time, plenty has stayed the same. My strategy this year is more oriented towards a blitzkreig. Taking the early Friday morning flight, I went straight to the MCEC. There’s something customary about lining up for the keynote and subsequent…

Against Me! at The Basement

Against Me!

A long time ago my brother suggested to me checking out a band called Against Me!. The band he was in, Never In Doubt, was a supporting act for them in 2004 in Canberra, at the now defunct Green Room. Last night, at The Basement, they were back. This time though, with a frontwoman and…

Tycho Live

I almost missed this one. I hadn’t been paying attention and was a few weeks late to the Awake party, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Tycho. I’ve described them as a “sort of an accessible, upbeat Boards of Canada” in the past, which is a fairly big call. But then I just get asked who…

Vice City Players dot Com

We’ve grown enough to warrant our own domain, so I’m happy to present vicecityplayers.com. This year we’re running a public event for the first time. It will be the ACT Pinball Championship to be held at the Big Boys Toys Expo in Canberra. Running August 22 to 24th, the expo will feature a wide range…

For posterity: Little Eli

Eli when he was a kitten.   Pretty cute really. Little chum!

Vice City Players

There’s something about pinball I’ve always loved. It’s the lights and the sounds and the physicality of it that really sets it apart from video gaming. My first time playing a pinball machine was in primary school, when there was an Adams Family along with a few other arcade machines set up at the Jamison…

For posterity: Kingsley the King Parrot

I’m clearing out all the old videos from my iPad and archiving them on youtube. It’s going to be more stock footage than anything else.

Update required!

So there are almost a million things I need to post about but haven’t, yet. They include, but are not limited to, moving house, turning 30, publishing a book, being interviewed on the radio, seeing Tycho live and starting a new job. 2015! Chaos!

Cooking for Gamers

Cooking for Gamers: A Primer

Well, it had to happen at some stage. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been writing a cookbook and now I’m proud to say that it’s done. It took a lot longer than expected – maybe longer than it should have, some have suggested. Regardless, et fini. This is what the Silicone Valley…

PAX 2014

Recently they announced that PAX AUS has been locked in to run for the next 5 years. It is no doubt going to become an institution for the Australian gaming scene. The venue switch to MCEC has made all the difference this year. More space, more Options and more people. Kicking off with a talk…

CSO / RMC Hollywood Magic!

The weather last Saturday proved to be a classic Canberra afternoon – perfect for a matinee at Llewellyn hall. While not everybody’s cup of tea, the music of movies proved interesting enough to pull a big crowd. The demographic was expected, with a combination of (mostly) older people and very young people. The older generation…

Sonic Mayhem: Doomsday EP

I hadn’t spotted this teaser vid/track from Sonic Mayhem a.k.a Sascha Dikiciyan. Apparently due out sometime in 2014, he’s clearly still able to respect his industrial roots!

Beyond Absence

It’s great having a large music collection. I’ve been growing mine for years. Occasionally, not often thankfully, the collection has to be moved and or cleaned up, usually on account of my purchasing a new computer or faster haddrive. It’s now at the size where it’s difficult to manage. I haven’t made the call yet,…