Arrrrrrrrrgh! Piracy be a tricky business!

Today I wanted to share an interesting video from the Escapist’s Extra Credits series. For quite some time now, these guys have been covering a variety of topics relating to games in the hopes that it would help to advance the medium as a whole. If nothing else, the discussions are fascinating and well-reasoned so I heartily recommend checking out the rest of their stuff! Anyway, on to the topic at hand; piracy.

Now you may be wondering why I chose to post this particular video. Well, allow me to be forthright in admitting that when I gained access to the internet for the first time as a PC-savvy teenager, I was guilty of pirating a number of games. Despite working casual hours with a student’s income, I would still attempt to justify the act in a variety of ways.
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Onwards! To the Land of the Rising Sun!

The Modern Techno Life of Tokyo

Those of you who know me are likely aware that I have been wanting to take a trip to Japan for quite some time now. After some careful saving, I’ve finally amassed the necessary funds to make that wish a reality. My tickets are booked, and so on February the 11th at 4:30pm, I shall be departing the Australian shores for the first time since I was just three years old.
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