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My Name is Stan and I am an Addict

On Monday in the UK, the BBC’s flagship investigative TV show, Panorama, covered video game addiction. I watched it with interest, expecting yet another media-mauling of the digital satan that is online gaming, but I was surprised and pleased that it was a relatively balanced and reasoned piece of journalism. Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
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Green Shoots

We’ve been quiet of late here at Freebooted. It was a symptom of a corporation-wide loss of interest in EVE which had a knock-on effect on this blog, sorry about that. But having stepped away from the capsule for a couple of months and enjoyed a period of holidays, bathroom-redecorating Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
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Bastard! / Our Health and EVE

“Bastard!” The Quafe can bounced harmlessly off the plexiglass viewport leaving a languid explosion of fluid to meander down the starfield. Eskrid quickly scooped up the container before it disgorged the remainder of its contents across the starbase command console. She glanced nervously toward the raging Brutor man standing next Read more…

By Mat Westhorpe, ago
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EVE – the Other Woman

I’m sure it’s not an uncommon phenomenon that EVE is widely despised by our fairer partners, probably more so than other generally unpopular husbandly pursuits. Even if you’re slouching on the sofa in your underpants, watching sport/sci-fi/documentaries or out drinking beer with the lads, the resentment EVE seems to generate Read more…