OverHeat is a thing I have been making

So, over the last year or so I’ve been learning to code. I’ve had to do this very much in my spare time for the most part, but I’m now ready to show what I’ve been working on to the world!

If you want to skip the explanation and just have a go, you can find the latest test version here: https://benjrose.itch.io/overheat. Be warned – it’s still unfinished!

Otherwise, read on for more!

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From the Depths – Hotline Miami

GamingDaily was a fantastic website, where I learned a lot about games writing. Many brilliant writers got their start here, and I was very lucky to be able to work with some of them for a time. 

Unfortunately, a few years ago, it was shut down. Much like this very blog has lay dormant for an age. So, in an effort to bring myself back into writing, I’m going to post some of my favourite things that I wrote from way back in the day.

Up first: My preview of Hotline Miami, from the very first time I played it. Warning – i may have done some swears.

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Why I’m A Feminist, And Why You Should Be Too

Ok, sure, so this is supposed to be a gaming blog, but that doesn’t mean this article isn’t going to be worth your time. In fact, if you think that, then you’re exactly the kind of person that needs to read it. Put it this way – if you don’t at least skim read this, you’re literally making the problem worse.

There is a gaming link, of course, but we’ll get to that later.

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How Burial At Sea Redeems Bioshock: Infinite

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After watching my significant other polish off the campaign from Bioshock: Infinite last week, I found myself itching to play the DLC, which I’d hitherto ignored on the basis that I thought it’d be mediocre at best. The first episode of Burial At Sea was, sadly, almost exactly that. If you ignore the plot, it’s basically just the combat from Infinite transplanted into Rapture, really nothing more than a change of scenery.

But Episode 2 is something else entirely.

Fair warning: I’ll be discussing plenty of mechanical spoilers here. I’m not going to discuss anything story related, but if you’re really keen to stay spoiler free then I’d recommend finishing off the episode before reading on.

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