Author Archives: Adam Randall

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

I really enjoy novels which tell stories on a grand scale, things which span a character’s entire life and give you a chance to see them, the people in their life and the world around them change over time. Memoirs … Continue reading

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Infectious Selfishness

Today the Conservative government voted against a policy to ensure that children had access to free meals during the ongoing pandemic. I’m not going to get into the specific details of why I think this was wrong (in case it’s … Continue reading

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Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Advance)

I make no secret of the fact that I absolutely adore all of the Donkey Kong Country games and the original is no exception. Rare did later make a Game Boy Color version of it, but, sadly, it wasn’t that … Continue reading

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Toxic Loneliness

There’s a certain type of content that I see shared on social media which reflects what I consider to be a very unhealthy attitude: it’s what I call toxic loneliness. So what do I mean by this? Well, I’m sure … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Love and War by Paul Cornell

In order to stop the Doctor Who series of novels from stagnating, the writers decided that it was time to mix up the cast of characters a little, just as would happen every few years or so in the TV … Continue reading

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Health Emergency

This time last week, I was starting to feel not quite right. I’d barely been able to pee at all, which is strange, because I love drinking delicious water and so I’m normally able to go fairly regularly and easily. … Continue reading

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

This is the sixth Mario vs. Donkey Kong game and the fifth to focus its gameplay around the Mini characters. I feel that when this game came out, a lot of people were getting tired of the series and weren’t … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Moment

Last week Sony held a video showcase for games people could look forward to playing on the PlayStation 5. To be honest, it wasn’t really on my radar because I’ve always leaned more towards Nintendo and Xbox consoles – not … Continue reading

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Mort by Terry Pratchett

Upon reading Mort, the fourth of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, I felt that the series had reached a new height. I’d enjoyed the three books which came before it, but this one felt like it had a little more heart … Continue reading

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Game & Watch reviews:

Year Game Score 1980 Ball 6/10 1980 Vermin 6/10 1980 Fire 7.3/10 1980 Judge 6.5/10 1981 Manhole 2.9/10 1981 Helmet 6.8/10 1981 Parachute 7.2/10 1981 Octopus 5.9/10 1981 Chef 7.4/10 1982 Snoopy Tennis 4/10 1982 Oil Panic 5/10 1982 Donkey … Continue reading

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