Monthly Archives: January 2014

Vikings: Season 1

Finished watching this series the other day, and I enjoyed it. Written by Michael Hirst (of ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Elizabeth’ fame) for the History Channel, ‘Vikings’ depicts the world of the Norsemen before their conversion to Christianity, at a time when Europe … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“By my troth, I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death…and let it go which way it will, he that dies this year is quit for the next.” William Shakespeare.

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Paradox Provides

Paradox Interactive – developer of a plethora of amazing Grand Strategy games including the hugely popular Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV, and Hearts of Iron III – have announced a swag of new games and content. http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/01/23/paradox-announcement-round-up-hearts-of-iron-4-runemaster-and-expansions-for-ck2-and-eu4/?ns_campaign=article-feed&ns_mchannel=ref&ns_source=steam&ns_linkname=0&ns_fee=0 Most exciting … Continue reading

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Mother of Cities

I’ve said it before, but I’m somewhat obsessed at the moment with the history of the Byzantine Empire. It comes as no surprise then that I’m enamoured of this project: http://byzantium1200.com/index.html Byzantium 1200 is an effort to digitally reconstruct the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“If thou knowest only what it is to conquer, and knowest not what it is to be defeated, woe unto thee; it will fare ill with thee.” Ieyasu Tokugawa.

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Working on the Bucket List…

Had a chance to see Pearl Jam live recently, and I took it! I’ve been fan since the 90s when my brother used to play their early CDs (and before that, their tapes!) without pause, filling the house with their distinctive … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting.” Sun Tzu.

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Game of Thrones: Season 4 Trailer #1

Well, here it is… Some good glimpses of what is to come. And I love that last line from Tyrion (Peter Dinklage): “If you want justice, you’ve come to the wrong place.” ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 premieres on April … Continue reading

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A Game of Thrones: The Board Game

So, managed to pick up this little baby recently… It’s actually the Second Edition released in 2011 by Fantasy Flight Games, designed by Christian T. Petersen and based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire rather than … Continue reading

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Finales

What does this… …have to do with this? Besides the fact they were both hotly anticipated final episodes to ground-breaking modern drama series’, almost nothing. It’s taken me a long time to finally watch the last seasons of both ‘Breaking … Continue reading

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