Posted on Feb 19, 2013

Ten food ingredients more disturbing than horse meat

While those of us living in Europe were lucky enough to get some free extras with our lasagna, there are other less enjoyable ingredients in modern foods. After looking closely at those crafty E-numbers one should take a moment to imagine who the fuck came up with these “special” ingredients. Any fans of strawberry ice cream might want to stop reading at this point. With the exception of people who enjoy beavers ass and human hairs , this list will not be pleasant. You have been warned!

Yep, that's what they put in baking goods.

Yep, that's what they put in baking goods.

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Posted on Sep 12, 2012

The Guild Wars 2 Drinking Game

Guild Wars 2 is a huge game with a vast array of activities that you and your friends can participate in from the comfort of your home. Still, some of your friends  (or if you’re at college, all of them) will insist on getting hammered. If you want to keep your friends off the streets and safely logged on to the servers – you will have to bring some rules to the drinking. I heard somewhere that the individual will grow with structure and that is also true in MMODGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Drinking Games). We all know doing it by yourself is wrong – so put on your gaming pants and go “out there”!

The Legend of the Golden Capital

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Posted on Aug 14, 2012

My Week as a Game Tester

Some kids want to become rockstars, firefighters or supreme leader of a random nation. But at some point most of them grow up. Before I learned about paying your bills and stuff my dream was to become a professional game tester. And despite everything my parents told me – it is an actual career choice.

The Daedalic Headquaters in sunny Hamburg.

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Posted on Jun 16, 2012

Neuromancer

No, it’s not the class they have forgotten to introduce in Diablo 3 – it’s a book of certain significance to modern culture and, more important, my favorite one. It was written by William Gibson in 1984 and time had been kind to it (Okay he did’t anticipate mobile phones but really, who cares?) It’s a great piece of literature and it’s opening sentence is one of the most qouted lines in modern fiction. “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. ” Everyone living in a major city should be familiar with that thought – the faint and lurking glow of life at dawn.

The Cover of the Brazilian release

 

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Posted on Jun 3, 2012

Today I Die with Elina Kalis

The independent game Today I Die by Daniel Benmergui is a beautiful piece of art that would had deserved a review all by itself. I played it about a year ago and kept on showing it to my friends afterwards. I can even remember starting it on my phone just to have the soundtrack running. Minimalistic in graphics and everything else, this game delivers a raw form of emotions – in eight bit.  It still managed somehow to sink so deep into my subconsciousness that I nearly forgot about it. But then, recently, I discovered the pictures of Elena Kalis and the idea resurfaced. The similarities of the emotions transported in the game and the pictures convinced me to share them both with you. Immediately.

Raw emotions, packed into silence.

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Posted on Jun 1, 2012

The Art of Flight

You liked that didn’t you. The Art of Flight is a highly cinematic snowboard documentary. It introduces some beautiful scenery, crazy stunts and of course sick snowboarding skills. I’ll get into details in my review but if you’d rather skip the reading and the video convinced you, here you go straight to the source.

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