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Posts tagged “Ridealong”

Feature: Lives of the rich and towerful

Ridealong: The bizarre resort town of Tower Unite

In Ridealong we send Brendan into game worlds to meet the inhabitants that dwell within. This time, the bony condo owners and anti-social gamblers of Tower Unite’s casino town. He never blinks. The red, glowing eyes of KrazyKillerSheep are transfixed on his widescreen television, and he never blinks. I’d like to say it’s because he never wants to lose sight of what he’s got. His…

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Feature: Raising your heckles

Ridealong: A real comedian goes to Comedy Night

In Ridealong we send Brendan into game worlds to meet the inhabitants that dwell within. This time, he introduces a professional comedian to the hecklers and horror of Comedy Night “I hate this,” says Glenn. “What an absolute hellscape.” Glenn Moore has been a comedian for years. He has written for TV and performed on panel show Mock The Week. Last year his Edinburgh Fringe…

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Feature: *cough cough*

Podcast: The Sick Day ‘Special’

Don't come any closer. Brendan has some sort of illness. Because of this, there's no Electronic Wireless Show this week. However, we didn't want to leave your earphones completely unsullied, so went down to the audio archives and requisitioned an older recording. It involved talking to Hollow Janice, our beastial archivist with dense wiry hair who lacks both eyes and a soul. She told us…

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Feature: "It took that shit about an hour ago"

Ridealong: Stalking a wounded deer with the hunter

Ridealong is our monthly feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within. This time, a real-world hunter takes him deer tracking and duck shooting in theHunter. There’s a man making duck noises in the swamp. He raises a tubular horn to his lips and makes the duck sound again and again, looking at the…

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Feature: The kid who would be king

Ridealong: The Last King Of Wurm Online

Ridealong is our monthly feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within. This time, the 13-year-old urchin of Wurm Online who swore to become King and lived up to the oath. The man arrives, riding a white horse and clad in splendid armour. When I hover my mouse over the man, his username is…

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Feature: Learn to fly

Ridealong: Going Under The Wing Of A Flight Instructor

Ridealong is our monthly feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within. This time, he meets a flight instructor for a ‘virtual airline’ and sweats as he learns his way around the cockpit in Microsoft Flight Simulator X. We are at 2000 feet when we begin to stall. I am absolutely certain I am…

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Feature: Of Kings and Avengers

Ridealong: Playing The Professionals At Rocket League

Ridealong is our regular feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within. This month, he takes on a pro singlehandedly in a game of car football, as teams around the world prepare to fight for their place in the Championship.

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Feature: You are listening to Los Santos

Ridealong: The Filmmaker of Grand Theft Auto V

Ridealong is our regular feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within. This month, he explores the movie studios and urban sets of Los Santos with one of its filmmakers, while they try not to get randomly murdered in the process.

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Feature: Bow before you strike.

Ridealong: The Underground Fight Clubs Of Dark Souls III

When Dingle arrives at the circular ruins outside the old church, the first thing he sees is a man in a crown, holding a flaming torch - it is the man he must kill. But the crowned man shows no fear, he simply waves and beckons him over. Dingle is curious. He approaches with caution and looks into the grassy arena below, where he sees…

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Feature: Future War Correspondence

Ridealong: The Generals of Planetside 2’s Forgotten War

Ridealong is our regular feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within. This month, he visits the war-torn plains of Planetside 2 [official site] and meets the commanders still fighting for prestige, glory and XP in a war that can never be won.

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Feature: And those trying to preserve it.

Ridealong: The Ruin Of Minecraft’s Most Obscene Server

Ridealong is our monthly feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within. This week, he dives into the most notorious and offensive server Minecraft has to offer to meet an archivist who is trying to save as many creations as possible.

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Feature: Visiting the galactic abyss

Ridealong: The Flotilla That Will Cross The Galaxy

900 pilots in Elite: Dangerous have banded together to undertake a three month expedition to the far side of the galaxy. But such a long journey into deep space has its dangers. Breakdowns, accidents, fuel shortages and even player-led pirate gangs will mean many of the pilots won't make it. In this Ridealong, I met up with the organisers on the day of departure to…

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Feature: Arma's best roleplaying mod explored.

Audio Diary: My Ridealong With An Arma 3 Bandit

Altis Life is a mod for Arma 3 [official site] where players take on the role of paramedics, police officers, taxi drivers, salt miners and many other ordinary occupations. You start with a wad of cash and try to make your own way in the world. Maybe you start running minerals and metal between mines and refineries. Maybe you become a humble fruit picker and…

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Feature: The Mittani's efforts to rule another sandbox

Ridealong: The EVE Online Invasion of H1Z1

Ridealong is a new monthly feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within. This week, the EVE Online pilots that are plundering H1Z1. The Goons are invading. They're coming over the top and killing everyone in sight, without remorse, without even a word of warning. But this isn't an invasion into one of the…

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Feature: A day with Arma 3's roleplaying mod

Altis Life: My Ridealong With A Rebel

Altis Life is a roleplaying mod for Arma 3 [official site], featuring police, ambulance crews and outlaws. We sent Brendan deep into one of the UK servers to see what the populace is up to. Hank receives a message. ‘Raise your altitude or be shot down’. Before either of us have time to consider it, we can hear the telltale crack of gunfire beneath us.…

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