You can hear it in my accent when I talk…

It’s perhaps a reflection of my mental state at the moment, but I’m heartily amused by the fact that a Russian-sounding town name I just made up a for something I’m writing turns out to be a real place: Birsk.
Not only that, but it’s near what has to be the archetype for all Russian-sounding place names from now on: Blagoveshchensk. That’s just an awesome word in its own right.
Anyway, more publishing fun and, in this case, games, with 3DAvenue’s oft-delayed publication of one of my reviews:
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (Xbox 360): “It’s undoubtedly very satisfying to take down your foes in an online setting, especially if you’re working as part of a group effort, but it’s here that the game’s most mystifying bug takes hold…”

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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