December 2008


It’s that time of the year again when gaming sites the world over start releasing their year end ‘best of’ lists for 2008.  As I was reading through a few of them I thought to myself why not compile a list of these links in the one place…and so this post was born.

As I’m a big fan of handheld gaming I’ve started with a few lists from a couple of portable gaming sites I frequent.

Pocketgamer

touchArcade

PALGN

Eurogamer

Metacritic

VideoGamer

GamePro

Gamasutra

I’ll be adding more sites to the list as they are released.  Feel free to notify me of any you may come across yourself.

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I took the plunge today and purchased a few titles from eReader.com to test out my iPod touch as an ebook reader.  I’m hoping that in a small way the touch might help me out in reducing the number of physical books I own.

As a sample I purchased the January and February issues of Asimov’s Science Fiction as well as the January – Febrauary 2009 edition of Analog Science Fiction and Fact.  It’s been a while since I’ve picked up either of these titles at my local newsagent so I thought they would be good titles to test out the device.

Asimov's Science Fiction January 2009 Asimov's Science Fiction February 2009 Analog Science Fiction and Fact, January / February 2009

Also, in keeping with my 100 Books… project, I purchased a copy of the first book in the Christian Jacq ‘Ramses’ series, The Son of the Light.

Son of the Light

If your already an iPhone or iPod touch owner you may have noticed a plethora of ebook applications (including those only including stand alone titles) in the App Store.  Over the coming weeks I’ll be testing a few of these out.

In order to read these titles on the iPhone you need to download a copy of the free eReader application.  Once downloaded they can only be viewed with this reader – either on the iPhone itself or on your computer of choice.

Downloading the titles to your iPhone can be done directly through the application…or you can purchase titles while browsing on your computer and download them directly from your iPhone at a later time.

Continuing on from earlier today here are the second half of my recent purchases from emusic.

This part is a little longer than the first and I’ve endeavored to provide relevant links with each title.

God is an Astronaut – God is an Astronaut

God is an Austronaut - God is an Astronaut

Ill Gates – Autopirate

Ill Gates - Autopirate

Kode 9 – Bad / 2 Bad

Kode 9 - Bad / 2 Bad

  • Current rating at emusic.com is 4/5
  • Official Website
  • MySpace

Ladyhawke – Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke -Paris is Burning EP

Ladyhawke - Paris is Burning EP

  • Current rating at emusic is 4/5

Ladytron – Ghosts (Blestenation Mix)

London Elektricity – Syncopated City

Luomo – Convivial

Mark Farina – Best of Mushroom Jazz, Vol 1-5

Mark Farina – Mushroom Jazz 6

Quarta 330 – Homeless (by Sabacco) Quarta 330 rmx

Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins – Clutch of the Tiger

Starkey – Ephemeral Exhibits

Taylor Dupree – Landing

Tim Hecker – Radio Amor

Various Artists – Big Freeze Volume 3

Zomby – Where Were in ’92

Instead of my normal monthly up date for emusic purchases in December I’ve decided to list both this months and Novembers in a two-part posting.

I had a lot of fun yesterday burning up my credits (thankyou Xmas people and your presents) so this list is considerably longer than average even with the addition of my November buys.

Again, its a fairly eclectic mix of styles…all with an electronic feel.

Update:  The second part of this list has now been posted and can be found here.

A Setting Sun – Empty Sound

A Setting Sun - Empty Sound

Alex Metric – Deadly on a Mission EP

Alex Metric - Deadly on a Mission EP

Beats on Canvas – Beats on Canvas

Beats on Canvas - Beats on Canvas

Belleruche – The Express

Belleruche - The Express

Deadbeat – Roots and Wire

Deadbeat - Roots and Wire

Distance – Repercussions

Distance - Repercussions

Dorian Concept – A Trebleo Beat Tape

Dorian Concept - A Trebleop Beat Tape

Dorian Concept – Maximized Minimalization

Dorian Concept - Maximized Minimilization

Evil Nine – They Live!

Evil Nine - They Live!

Evil Nine – You Can Be Special Too

Evil Nine - You Can Be Special Too

Fennesz – Black Sea

Fennesz - Black Sea

Girl Talk – Feed the Animals

Girl Talk - Feed the Animals

Girl Talk – Night Ripper

Girl Talk - Night Ripper

Well another Xmas has come and gone and I’ve spent the afternoon recovering from an overdose of Turkey, Chocolate and the hyperactive activities of sugar influenced children.

While I’ve been lounging around I’ve taken the time to pick up a few new purchases from emusic and itunes.  I’ll be adding these to the blog this evening.

At the moment I think its time for a little more rest.

*** I can’t believe its been so long since I’ve made a post.  Time to get back into the swing of things I feel.