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The (Not So) Amazing Race Australia: Where’s the game design?

The Amazing Race can be great, if slightly mindless TV. The latest Channel 10 season of the The Amazing Race:Australia… isn’t.

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Posted in Games

Classic Famicom ads are just the BEST

Time for a quick history lesson in the way games used to be advertised, methinks. So, as part of some ongoing retro gaming writing I’m…

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Posted in Published

Hey, what happened to February?

It passed, that’s what, in a flurry of published work of mine. Here’s what I’ve been up to professionally in February 2021.

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Apple G4 Cube
Posted in Opinion

Is Apple really going to revive the G4 Cube in 2021? Probably not.

Lots of news sites are breathlessly reporting that one of Apple’s upcoming desktop Macs will be a “reimagined” G4 Cube. Only Apple knows for sure……

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Posted in News

5 interesting stories I’ve read today

Hey, it doesn’t have to entirely be about what I’m writing or thinking about. I also read a lot, as any good journalist should.

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One does not simply walk into Mordor. Jogging, though — that’s a pretty good idea!

I love me a cool, geeky idea — and what could be geekier than plotting your exercise journey through Middle Earth or Narnia?

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Quick thoughts on Facebook’s Australia News ban

So this morning’s gotten off to a wild start, with the news that while Google’s cutting deals with the big players around the News Media Bargaining Code, Facebook will cut off the ability for Australians to share news articles at all.

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Reflections on 23 years of tech writing

I swear it was just last week that I started working as a tech journalist. But it wasn’t, and over the years I figure I might have picked up on a thing or two.

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Reminder: Do not bite phone batteries. Like… ever.

Is that a reminder you really need? It seems so, at least according to online reports that purportedly show someone biting into a phone battery “to give it a little nibble”. A dangerous little nibble, really.

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January 2021: I’ve been busy(ish)

The start of the year in Australia is traditionally a less busy one for most offices… including mine. Here’s what I’ve been up to in writing, podcasts, video, radio and more in January 2021.

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