Saturday, 10 July 2010


Model version 2 of Badinage has now begun its life over at the blogging platform, Posterous.

I have merged ALL the posts from here, over to the new platform. All there is for you to do is bookmark the new URL & add yourself to the new subscription feed link:


Feed - feed://

Am hoping that the new platform will be a better environment to blog in; as it includes quick email posting and a better social media integration.

Signing off from Blogger in 5,4,3,2,1...

Friday, 9 July 2010

Bright Falls all cut-up

Have used words here from the Alan Wake game manual in a cut-up style to form a summary of the game as I currently see it during my play through. Just a bit of fun that I may make into a regular feature...


If view limited, when on roads, use lanterns.

Will of revolver and shroud are with you...

Friday, 2 July 2010

Social gaming utility poll result

Votes have been counted - thanks to those who took the time to click a button or two and expect more polls in the future.

In total there were 9 votes cast on:


6 votes for Raptr

1 vote for Playfire

2 votes for other

I did kinda guess this would be the case, based on my small readership. I had expected a few more votes(as I linked the poll to my Twitter account) but for a first effort, it's not too shabby.

The results did throw up a few further questions that I have begun to consider:

  • 0 votes for GamerDNA - Am I not alone in the opinion that this isn't as accessible as Raptr?
  • Do we as gamers think that, 'social gaming utilities' have any real benefits to our enjoyment of videogaming?
  • How can these utilities be improved?

Anything to add?

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Ask Palpatine

As a child growing up in the '80s, I loved TV puppets. The Muppet Show, Sesame Street and Spitting Image were some of my favs.

If you want a modern day fix of puppet madness then click over to Hoggworks Studios - Ask Palpatine is just one of their creations.

[Thanks to Brain Needed Space]

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Poetry Retrospective #3

England on the plane back to the UK next Thursday...let's fucking hope not.

Sun Downer*

It's bloody,
whole generation.

This generation
is vain,
sun drown.

When everything burns
against you,
society blankets
and begs...
hold onto the feeling
of the time.

This generation
is vain.
Orange shower
sun drown.

*first published 1995 in a limited edition collection, 'Polarise'.