It was a game blast

Good morning and happy March.

Last weekend FlyinPinkMunki and I took part in a gaming marathon called GameBlast to help raise money for the charity Special Effect. Along with 3 other people our team played for a collective  130+ hours and raised over £630 in sponsorship.

gb catPersonally I achieved my personal goal by setting up HItbox streaming for 24 hours, I then tacked some additional hours beyond the stream too in the remainder of the weekend. I covered the following titles as part of the event:

  • Left 4 Dead 2 (Group Game)
  • World of Tanks
  • DeadCore
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Rocket League (Group Game)
  • Audiosurf 2
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes  (Group Game)
  • The Long Dark
  • Orcs Must Die! 2
  • Team Fortress 2 (Group Game)
  • AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome
  • World of Warships  (Group Game)

I have to say it was really good fun and I plan on taking part in the event next year, hopefully with more players signed up so we can run some bigger gaming events and possibly relay timeslots to cover the whole event.




Games Galore

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been enjoying the delights of American Truck Simulator, currently with 2 states but more to come in the future. The game is similar to the previous title however there is more going on with denizens of areas going about their daily business  and the addition of Aircraft, tumbleweeds and police cars. SCS Soft also posted yesterday that their map team are hard at work on more DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2, with expanding  on Paris plus expanding on the more rural French countryside.

FlyinPinkMunki and I have keys to try out Black Something Online during the final closed beta test, the character creator is fun but almost feels like EVE’s character designer, with lots of things to tweak, but overall not that much changes. We are looking to see if this is a game we would like to pitch our MMO tent in the grounds of. The combat mechanics look to be quite fun, however the starting area I was playing in suffered due to large numbers of player stuck on Kill Ten Rats quests.

her_storyOver the weekend I played Her Story, which I have to admit I couldn’t stop playing. It was a great detective piece that required the player to give their brain a work out, I would love to type more about it, but I won’t as to avoid spoiling anyone else enjoyment of the title. Which you should really get around to playing.

I’ve played quite a lot of 80 Days on the PC port of the game that was released in the later half of 2015, I have to say it’s not what I expected, but is a rather fun title. It’s quite heavy on the words, so not one to attempt after a trip to the pub or a late night.
The game is a reimagining of Jules Verne’s novel but if that novel was in a parallel universe. With lots of differing tasks and adventures to enjoy, each playthrough is set to be fun and mostly-unique.

donate-button-2We are week from our GameBlast 2016 gaming marathon, The Digital Rogues are 5 strong and have raised over£500 for the awesome charity Special Effect. We are in the process of finalising our game lists and timings, we’ll post more about it in the run up to the big event. Hopefully we shall have some streaming running alongside our Discord server.


Having a GameBlast

After wanting to take part in a charity gaming event for some time, I decided that this was the year to stop talking and get doing. So rounded up a few people to take part in SpecialEffect’s GameBlast16 event.

GameBlast16_Logo_BlackSmallRunning between the 26th-28th of February 2016  it’s the UK’s largest charity gaming marathon weekend! During this period we shall be playing a number of games both solo and as part of a group, hoping to cover much of the weekend. We shall be publishing a more detailed schedule closer to the event with some streaming thrown in for good measure.

You can learn more about the event in this video:

Our team page can be found here and my page is

Any support you can give either by donating or sharing our link would be much appreciated.

If you are interested in joining our group please send me a message on steam or twitter.