Simply Pointless

But hey, why not?


Next Friday Is Gonna Be Dirty

Just a quick note that episode 09 of Dirty Beats Done Dirt Cheap is wrapped up and scheduled to air this Friday in Leigh Stone’s Friday Social radio show on Kick Radio. Tune in around 8 PM (GMT) and join the chat!


Knee-Deep In The… Eucalyptus Oil?

Today’s addition to my shelf is one of the classic video game releases – id Software’s Doom. While in rather good shape for its age, the box came with some sticker residues on it, but I successfully managed to get it all off without damaging the box…

I love the smell of a hot herbal bath in the morning!

… thanks to a suggestion I read on a forum of fellow video game collectors. Applying a bit of eucalyptus oil to the residue makes it easy to remove it while keeping the box intact. And it doesn’t smell too bad either.


WCRI – A Round-Up

Now that we have a thread about collecting old PC games over at the RPS forums, I decided I should upload some pictures of the current collection rather than posting a long list of names.


We Can Rebuild It – January Edition

More goodies to fill up shelf space. Seems like the only big box edition of Turrican II was the PC release, but that’s misssing some of the outer artwork. Also, Golden Axe, North & South and a still shrinkwrapped box of Machines (“Rrrrreaper online!”).

Size doesn’t matter.

Furthermore here’s the (new to me) long box edition of the first Command & Conquer which I think looks much better than the Worldwide Warfare edition. The latter comes with Red Alert (+ expansions) and the soundtrack, but since I already got the latter and want a proper box of Red Alert I gave in and bought this one instead.

Three’s a crowd.

February is off to a good start as well – Dungeon Keeper and Crusader: No Regret should arrive soon.


My Latest Mashup: Adele vs. Pendulum

Get it while it’s available. 😉


Well, About That Mayan Prophecy…

To celebrate last December’s promised end of the world, me and Nicolaj Jensen decided to put together one last DJ set to go out with a bang. Unfortunately for the Mayans the prophecy didn’t happen, forever damaging their reputation as fortune tellers. Lucky for you, the internet is still around for you to enjoy our set.

As always, thanks to Leigh Stone and the folks at Kick 106 for airing this set.


They Are Watching Me

After realizing that people actually visit this page (hello RPS) I furthermore realized that maybe I should post some more regular updates. Brace yourselves!


ISIS Canned For Now

Looks like there won’t be a finished version of ISIS anytime soon – after putting some more work into it, I had some of the more important mechanics working, but realized that it just wasn’t fun.

Back to the electronic drawing board.


Dirty Beats .08 goes live

Better late than never – after taking a long break, occassionally interrupted by a mashup or two, there has been a new episode in the not yet overly famous Dirty Beats series of mostly rhythmic noises.

Seth Orin “Sound Ignition” (hironimous bosch remix)
Hironimus Bosch “Dubstep Made Me Blind”
Beta & Hironimus Bosch “Reality Grinds”
Xen Ochren & Ben Moore “Tensions” (beat rangers remix)
Quadrat Beat “Chasing Stars” (kid panel remix)
Mord Fustang vs. Thomas Bangalter “Lick The Scratch” (elite force revamp)
Quadrat Beat “Lights”
Beta “Feel”
Alfoa “Origami” (mdk remix)
Beta “Headspace”
Deenk “Back Again” (beat rangers remix)
Destroyers “Is Any Men”
Deenk “Pump”

I know having three consecutive tracks by the same artist is the direct path to DJ hell, but I had to rearrange things and they worked so nicely together.


We Can Rebuild It

In my late attempts to rebuild my once glory collection of Amiga and PC game boxes, I made some progress recently – since yesterday, both Syndicate and UFO: Enemy Unknown are on display in my bookshelf. Finding a copy of UFO wasn’t exactly easy since the rather unspectacular UK packaging gets sold pretty regularly…

X-COM Ufo Defense "Interceptor" Box


… while the alien box rarely makes an appearance on eBay.

UFO Enemy Unknown Alien Box


Surprisingly, the almost equally hard to find Syndicate came as a bonus from the same seller, so I even saved on shipping costs.