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Vic B’Stard @Game Culture NZ

Vic B'Stard
Credit where credit’s due.

Due to an administration error, my writing credits got removed from the articles that I wrote on the Game Culture NZ website and accidentally credited to another author.

As I did the writing for free, having the author credit is pretty much the only reward I got for the job, so it was important for me to get the situation sorted out as soon as possible. Apparently the stuff-up was due to me being removed as a contributor to the site; other commitments making me unable to continue writing for them on a regular basis.

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I’m Baaack!

I’ve just moved the site from the comfort of wordpress.com to its permanent home at www.stateofplay.co.nz.

Please adjust your links accordingly, although wordpress.com will redirect you here for the time being. You may notice a lack of functionality and the old hiccup as I configure plug-ins and edit the CSS. Hopefully it’ll all be up and running nicely by next week.

Why have I moved host? Well, this site started out as a simple  Saturday afternoon folly. I see a fair amount of potential that wordpress.org simply doesn’t allow for. About a month ago I purchased the domain www.stateofplay.co.nz and it has just been a case of getting around to it/being brave enough to migrate.

There is a lot more that I can do now. So please stick around

Amy Winehouse

This isn’t the first time I’ve started a post stating that this isn’t a music site. And it isn’t.

I was saddened to hear of Amy Winehouse’s passing on Saturday. Continue reading Amy Winehouse

Musical interlude: Kurt Shanks…I know that man!

This isn’t a music site, I know. But I got a press release in my email box today that triggered a WTF moment that I thought I’d share.

Auckland singer/songwriter Kurt Shanks, who I used to work with when I lived on the Shore, has just released the video for We Shall Have Another Day, the featured track from his debut EP which will be out in the first week of August.

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New Laptop

Vic B’Stard is setting up a new laptop at the moment. So things will be slow this weekend. Normal service will resume soon.

We also have a new NZ URL to call home, so we are also in the process of switching over from wordpress.com to the new URL. More on this soon.

Be seeing you.

Blog done

After the best part of a year getting around to it my blog is finally up and running. Most definitely a work in progress. But at least it doesn’t look like a bag of shit.

Not enough time

Currently staring at an ever-increasing pile of Xbox 360 games that I may/may not get to start/finish playing due to:

1. the fact that I have an ever-increasing pile of Blu-rays that I may/may not get to start/finish watching

2. the fact that I have an everincreasing pile of comic-books that I may/may not get to start/finish reading

3. the fact that I am the praod owner of a 5 week old baby boy and a 2 year old lad.

4. the fact that I’ve return to play Eve Online after a six year absence and I’m spending to much time mining scordite.*

* I’m even mining scordite whilst writing this at 2am.