Ersatz Culture

Video games, TV, films, and other nerdy stuff

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Yep, another blog to add to the billions of words of largely ignored content floating around the net...

One of my informal New Year's Resolutions was to spend some time writing about things that are of personal interest to me. I already (infrequently) maintain another blog that's more about work-related material, whereas this will hopefully just be about 'fun' stuff.

The majority of posts will probably be about video games, but I also intend to write a bit about films, TV, anime, books, music and other media. Most of the time I'll probably steer clear of 'real-world' subjects - not that I have no interest in that sort of thing (far from it), but I don't see this as the right venue for that sort of thing.

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About the author

I'm a bitter and twisted old man living in London. By day I pretend to be a serious and respectable member of society, but in private I'm just a slovenly nerd who's still into all the same stuff as when I was 14 years old.


About this blog

This blog is an outlet for me to gibber on about all this stuff, without people who know me in the 'real world' being aware. There's no connection with a similarly named Tumblr that appears to be abandoned.

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After an hour or so's play, I'd say XBLA #Quarrel is definitely worth buying, but the iOS version is nicer (e.g. controls, opponent art)
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Nintendo will send a replacement Kid Icarus download code if the original claims to be already used, if you mail them.
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Let's see if I can post more frequently here than to my "real" account ...