Tag Archives: Jeremy Hogan

Biography is better

Did you know that Admiral Nelson, bastion of the establishment up on his pillar, was married but spent most of his life living in sin with a dishy Cheshire lass, whom he picked up in Naples and her aged, aristocratic … Continue reading


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Twilight Struggle

“Now the trumpet summons us again — not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are — but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight … Continue reading


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Indiavid and Codliath

Do you remember when PC gaming was in terminal decline? It was gaming’s own day of days, a ‘squirrel flu’ so irreversible, you were advised to disassemble your PC and bury each bit in its own hole in the garden … Continue reading


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I’ve never heard so many grown men gush in unison. The office is awash with swooning artists and designers gazing longingly into the middle distance. Love is in the air. The object of their fawning is Skyrim, an RPG set … Continue reading


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A Noble Quest

I am reading The Calligrapher by Edward Docx and absolutely loving it. Like all the best 20th century fiction; it is erudite and informative but also very hard to put down. You can nourish your brainy bits and have a … Continue reading


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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

After a long wait, Deus Ex: Human Revolution arrived and despite the weight of expectation, it acquitted itself rather well. In games (and in life), I struggle to remember the bad bits after a year or ten. What I do … Continue reading


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Documentaries are the new films

Since I have now watched all the films, I have been filling the film-shaped hole in my life with documentaries while Hollywood makes some new ones for me. The thing is, like a lion who has tasted fresh human, I … Continue reading


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Advance Wars: Bringing strategy to the small screen

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, an early 20th century writer and aviator, said “a designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” This is never truer than … Continue reading


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‘Browse’ is one of those words that starts to look wrong if you write it too many times. ‘Use’ is another, oo-se, us-ee. Don’t even get me started on ‘rhythm’. Anyway… My uncle put me on to The Browser the … Continue reading


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You are some of the first brave explorers to wander this barren tract of internet. This is in fact new internet. The equivalent of some rocks off Iceland. So well done and thanks for coming! This website is part blog, … Continue reading


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