Author Archives: Paul Blackburn

365+ Days Later

It’s been a while. A really long while. So long, in fact, that I’m actually scared to post this incase the old, dusty frame of BCR collapses under the strain of this singular new post. Because seriously, more than a … Read More ››

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Me, Myself, and Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect has been one of the best trilogies I have ever had the privilege to enjoy from start to finish, and so I thought I’d write about how it’s affected me. While I haven’t written any specific spoilers, you may still wish to avoid this article if you care about that sort of thing.


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We’re nearly Back to Karkand…

Back to Karkand

… and we’re going to be able to fly harrier jump jets again! This excites me. This excites me a lot. See, I like flying helicopters, and I like flying jets, and in my mind a harrier is the best of both, and that means it should be helluva fun. If at least only because of the nostalgia I’m going to have when shooting the shit out of that big crane while a little guy tries running along it to avoid the hail of bullets from my minigun. Suffice to say, I can’t wait!


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Review – Portal 2: Peer Review

Portal 2: Peer Review

You may remember that a few months back, a little game called ‘Portal 2’ was released. It was no big deal or anything, just a sequel to an enormous cult success of a side-project game, which was only very slightly hyped up before release, so that a handful of people would be aware of it and maybe buy it later on. Of course – in true GLaDOS spirit – I’m lying, and it was one of the most cleverly hyped up games I have ever committed my wallet to. So naturally, when we finished that game, we did a review-thingy of the robotty co-op mode. Now, several months later, we’ve got round to trying out the brand new – and free! – Peer Review DLC, and spent roughly three hours completing the brain-melting puzzles that came with it.


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Betafield: Battlefield 3 Open Beta, Open Now!

Betafield 3

Today, the Battlefield 3 open beta is a go! Well? What are you waiting for? Get it downloaded on your PC, PS3 or Xbox 360 right fucking now! I for one am downloading it on both my PC and 360, and will be shooting copious amounts of men, profusely, with various guns. Ohboyohboyohboy. Read More ››

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Eurogamer Expo London 2011

So this year a friend bought me a ticket for the Sunday of Eurogamer Expo for my birthday, and since I’ve somehow never been to an expo before, I gratefully took my ticket and made my way to London.


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Flight Of The Pig – Minecraft Airship Mod

Minecraft Airship Mod

Whilst skimming through Notch’s twitter updates, I found a link to a Minecraft mod video. This is by far one of the coolest Minecraft mods I’ve seen yet, called ‘Zeppelin’ and created by blakmajik, and seems to let you turn any creation you want into a flyable machine of wonderment and joy, under an incredibly fair limit of 1024 blocks.


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‘The War Has Begun’ – New Mass Effect 3 Trailer

Mass Effect 3

There’s an awesome trailer for Mass Effect 3 I’ve just seen in my emails that I somehow never saw before, so I’ve borrowed it and placed it right here for your viewing pleasure. Spoiler: there’s effing huge robots, and smashing frozen enemies with a holographic sword. If there wasn’t so much pure awesome due out in the remainder of this year, the wait for this could be bloody agonizing.


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Battlefield 3 – Multiplayer & Jets… Yes!

Battlefield 3

Finally! This trailer of the Caspian Border multiplayer map shows – in lots of detail – the return of jets to the Battlefield series. This is one absolutely action-packed trailer, and my anticipation for this game has just quadrupled. Also, keep an eye out for what appears to be a little bomb-disposal robot who rather comically drives right into a wall…


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Buy One Minecraft, Get One Minecraft Free!


Notch got married this weekend, and to celebrate his sealing the deal and effectively splitting half of his fortune with another human being, he has decided that anyone who buys Minecraft this weekend should be allowed a second copy absolutely free. What a guy!

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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Trial is Insanely Fun

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Do you like 2D games? Do you like flying UFO’s? Do you like the ability to use a wide array of crazy sci-fi tools to achieve results in bizarre situations involving black and red tentacles that want to eat you, and then upgrade everything so you can do it even better the next time? Then after having a good blast of the trial of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, I can honestly say you will have a great time.


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MineCon 2011 is a Go!

MineCon 2011

It’s official; Minecraft is so popular that an entire convention all about Notch and Mojang’s cult success game has sprung up, and in Las Vegas, USA no less! Now I like Minecraft, but I certainly couldn’t afford to splash out on tickets to this quite yet. You couldn’t ask for a much cooler location to hold the event though, and if I have the money next year, I certainly wouldn’t mind attending. Read More ››

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