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The emerging trend of non-violence in video games


There’s definitely more to gaming than violence. Lately I’ve been mulling over purchasing A LOT of simulation games. Euro Truck Simulator 2 for instance seemed like one big Internet joke but it’s become an inexplicable darling in the gaming circles and all you do is drive a truck. And that’s it — the mundane can be rather interesting. More interesting than fragging and perhaps even more interesting than playing online games like bingo (join now for free bingo), slots and the like

I’m back with the OMGeek crew with Episode 5 where we talk about non-violence in gaming. As a parent, I’ve come to the epiphany why these LEGO games exist. LEGO Batman, LEGO Star Wars — they’re all there to add a less violent spin to the more visceral titles us adults are used to seeing in the market.

Have a listen: OMGeek Podcast Episode 5: Non-violence in gaming

N.B. Early into the show, my audio went really wonky. This was my first time recording on a PC so I couldn’t quite get the levels right. Oops.

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Under the hood: Digressions with the iPad mini (w/ LTE)


Ah, the executive class. There’s nothing like a technopreneur toting an iPad mini as he strides down confidently to a business meeting. With the sophisticated wallpaper (that’s my crinoid squat lobster and it helps break the ice sometimes) masking the reveal of the huge bag of digital tricks, the iPad mini is ace for bringing just about anywhere.

What could I possibly have under the hood? My creds deck? A ton of other presentations? QuickOffice documents? Well. There’s that. But 80% of my iPad mini has ….

[brace yourselves]

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OMGeek Podcast Ep II: We talk about video game marketing and go on a retro trip!

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Hey geeks! If you’re a gamer like me who has recently had life cock-block you in the face (i.e. spell RESPONSIBILITIES), you’re not alone! There are many like-minded children of the 80’s who grew up with video games and some of them have started an amazing podcast over at The show is currently ranked at #10 in iTunes’ Top 10 Games & Hobbies category and I’m a special guest in Episode II where we talk about video games marketing. Drop by and have a listen. Or better yet, subscribe! Here’s how:

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Mostly Everything — South East Asian PC Gaming Community

Nice to know there are more and more organized SEA based gaming communities sprouting up from the Interwebs. Despite whatever Internet connection you have at home, ping will always be an issue due to the locations of dedicated servers for gaming. For those who don’t understand, gamers like me are always on the lookout for “dedicated servers” — computers that have the sole purpose of hosting online game matches. If your game is being hosted on computers such as these, you won’t experience as much lag.

OMGeek has a bunch of dedicated servers and the group is dedicated to gaming in South East Asia, which means that you’ll always be in the same time zone when you come home from work to play. One of the biggest hurdles of gamers around the world is that coming home from work, you realize that everyone you play with is asleep because you’re on opposite sides of the world!

Right now OMGeek has two servers up for Red Orchestra and Terraria, with a Battlefield 3 server coming soon when the game launches this year!