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Marina – Splatoon 2 Pixel Art

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I did an Inkling way back in 2015, and I have to say, I’m pretty pleased with how that ink blaster gun turned out. Not so much the legs, but oh well. Marina has been causing a stir on social for being a colour other than white, which is pretty cool. I can never decide […]

Check on Yo’ Bud

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For the upcoming issue of M2 I wrote an intro for the Health section. Consider what I’m writing now as the intro for the intro. I thought it was important enough to share here. A few months ago a raw message was delivered to us guys from Jono and Ben of all places. Jono Pryor […]

Prey – High Res Screens

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So I played Prey a couple weeks ago and promptly forgot about it. I should probably get back into it because there’s plenty of game to be explored. However the Switch has been making its siren calls slightly to the right of my PC. What follows is my “first impression” write up I knocked out […]

Twintelle – Arms 8Bit Pixel Art

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Want a sticker of this? I can do that! Twintelle jumped onto the scene recently as a newly announced character that will be available in ARMS, the upcoming Nintendo Switch game. ARMS comes across as a little bit of a gimmick game, even though I’ve been told by someone who’s had first hand experience with […]

How to Shade and colour and shit, for noobs by noobs

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I’m writing this for Kristof, who splashed out on a Bamboo Pen & Touch. Aaah, I remember when I got my first Pen & Touch (and I invented Red Face out of frustration). Anyway, feel free to follow along as I run K-dog through some basics. Ok so I’m going to assume you spent some time […]

Never Look Into The Void

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I quite liked the jester in Kristof’s comic last week so I got him to write a little bit more for him. Never look into the eternall darkness silly billy! Also while I was at it a did a mermaid for #mermay. I decided to opt out of going the cute route and instead went […]

How The Nintendo Switch Has Fucked Me At Every Turn

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Becky and I are now husband and wife, and one of our wedding gifts was the much coveted Nintendo Switch. What follows is a language ridden unvarnished review of my experience with it. Let me stress that although I’m a total negative nancy about it I still love the hell out of the Switch. My […]

Letters From The Editor

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I don’t talk about my job much here. I don’t kiss and tell. But in this case I’m making an exception. Andre the editor at M2 magazine was smitten by my cover story I wrote about Zac Efron of all people. I’m not exactly a high school music fan but the cover story eventually turned […]

The Sponsored Account of Tongariro

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I originally wrote this for the magazine, with our sponsor Under Armour in mind. They hooked me up with some clothes and a pair of high tech $200 shoes. This version differs slightly with the mention of rum. Updating the firmware on your shoes doesn’t sound like the usual sort of pre-hike ritual you might undertake […]

Our Cat Hates Us, and That’s Fine

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I didn’t say it in the last post (but I was thinking it pretty hard) that I’ll be releasing smaller videos more frequently in a weird effort to step this blog up into ’05 levels of vlogging. This is mostly because I have a perfectly good camera going dusty and a ton of ancient content […]