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31 December 2008

Added the WoS Console Of The Year 2008 feature, free to all!

30 December 2008

Review round-up of 2008 DS racing games added to subscribers area. (Games from the year 2008, that is. Not 2008 different games.)

25 December 2008

23 November 2008

Return To The Revenge Of The Curse Of Scorpion Software. An overdue upgrading of the early and primitive original Scorpion page on WoS, in celebration of the imminent appearance of all the Scorpion games on the "other" WoS, World Of Spectrum.

18 November 2008

Why Valve Are Actually Rather Splendid.

15 November 2008

Top 10 Racing Games You've Never Heard Of feature (from Retro Gamer), or Why I Hate Gran Turismo, added to subscribers area.

13 November 2008

Why I Hate Americans travel feature added to subscribers area, as the second (or arguably third) part of WoS Hate Week.

10 November 2008

Why I Hate PC Gamers, Parts 1-10 (Total PC Gaming) added to subscribers area.

9 November 2008

Ketsui Death Label (Nintendo DS) review (extended remix) added to subscribers area.

25 July 2008

Here we, here we, here we fucking go...

22 July 2008

Metal Slug 7 (Nintendo DS) review added to subscribers area.

1 July 2008

Guest review: Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3).

30 June 2008

Driv3rgate Returns.

29 June 2008

Subscribers area updated with the keynote address to the original Game On exhibition at the Barbican in May 2002.

28 June 2008

Subscribers area updated with reviews of seven different puzzle games for the DS.

27 June 2008

Subscribers area updated  with "In The Forest, We Are Hiding" (music/politics).

26 June 2008

Subscribers area updated with "Looney Tunes Cartoon Conductor" review (DS).

25 June 2008

Subscribers area updated with "The Complete Indie Zone" archive feature.

6 May 2008

Subscribers area updated with "Billy And Susie - The Early Years" photo-feature.

27 April 2008

The Magical World Of Bruce Everiss.

10 April 2008

Subscribers area updated with "The PFB Factor" archive feature, originally written for a book but never published.

28 March 2008

Subscribers area updated with "Gender Benders" archive feature, originally published in Total PC Gaming.

26 March 2008

Subscribers area updated with "The Art Of C&VG" archive feature, originally published in Retro Gamer.

Easter Sunday 2008


WoS is now a subscription-only site. Old content will remain available for public view, but for access to new additions and future feature content, please see the subs page. (News of the latest new features and archive updates can always be found here.)

2 September 2007

"I kept so many old things/
And never quite stopped hoping."

8 June 2007

Mainstream match-up.

7 May 2007

An open letter to my MP.

4 May 2007

11 March 2007

In the event of fire, do not use elevator.

16 February 2007

Leave it, Hiroshi-san, he's not worth it.

14 February 2007

A DS puzzle-game round-up for Valentine's Day, because I love you all.

2 February 2007

"Running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday/
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday"

25 December 2006

Ascending Christmas Steps.

29 November 2006

A song to learn and sing.

30 October 2006

So You Want To Be A Games Journalist?

7 October 2006

Double Servings.

24 September 2006

A sense of closure.

18 August 2006

Cultural aware(z)ness.

15 August 2006

Choking away the memories of failure.

14 July 2006

The official WoS Tribute To World Cup 2006, courtesy of your host and the ace Dr. A.

14 June 2006

Sense and Sensible-ity. (Sorry.)

5 June 2006

Stu's Super Summer Triple Trip, Part 3.

4 June 2006

Stu's Super Summer Triple Trip, Part 2.

3 June 2006

Stu's Super Summer Triple Trip, Part 1.

24 May 2006

WoS - official home of Goal Club!

6 May 2006

Batman stamping on a human face forever.

14 April 2006

Barrel-end, more like. (Warning: contains fruitier language than usual.)

7 April 2006

Looking through my hard drive for something totally unrelated, stumbled across possibly the creepiest and most disturbing videogame screenshot of all time.

3 April 2006

"Ba-ba-ba-baaa, who loves the Sun?"

18 March 2006

How else do you characterise "depth", other than as a measure of immersion?

24 February 2006

Cannon Fodder 2 The Untold Story: Epilogue

23 February 2006

Lost? Confused? Befuddled? Dirt-poor? Then you may well need the Official WoS Semi-Complete Guide To Poker For Idiots.

20 February 2006

Touching Zombies Is Disgusting.

15 February 2006

Days Out With WoS #2: Battle Not With Monsters.

15 January 2006

"What I Did On My Holidays", by Stuart Campbell, aged 38.

24 December 2005

One last shmup for Christmas.

13 December 2005

An embarrassing pun heralds the unveiling of the WoS Game Of The Year 2005!

8 December 2005

Update, and a slightly new look, for One Line World. The more exciting news, though, is that from here on in, OLW will feature a new review every single day. Unless I run out of games, obviously. Which isn't very likely.

15 November 2005

Last night, I went to see Sandman author Neil Gaiman give a reading of his new novel at Waterstones, and learned something I didn't know about a PC game. Weird!

13 November 2005

Photo-feature: "Travels With Trashman"

15 October 2005

Some more single-stringed updates.

25 September 2005

I really wanted this one to have some more pictures. Oh well.

9 September 2005

The final instalment of "The Now Pretty Damn Comprehensively-Told Story". If there's anything left that you want to know about Cannon Fodder 2, you're on your own.

8 September 2005

It's getting less and less accurate to be describing this story as "untold". More like "The Three-Quarters-Told Story".

7 September 2005

The Untold Story, Part 2.

6 September 2005

Telling the untold story.

4 September 2005

Thunder, Lightning, Strike.

2 September 2005

A full-length review? Blimey!

30 August 2005

As Morrissey once wisely said, such a little thing can make such a big difference.

27 August 2005

A sudden, inexplicable more-than-doubling in size for One Line World.

23 August 2005

Well, what d'you know? It IS possible for a beer to be too chilled after all.

18 August 2005

Days out with WoS #1.

17 August 2005

An overdue update.

13 August 2005

Some people shouldn't be allowed near beautiful things.

24 July 2005


14 July 2005

Photo-feature: "Bright Signs (Don't Do It)"

12 July 2005

Photo-feature: "Me And My Shadow"

11 July 2005

I call this one "This Is Britain".

2 July 2005

Pinball Dreams, so hard to beat.

30 June 2005

Are videogames art? A definitive answer at last to the age-old argument. The difference is, this one's in under 1,000 words!

27 June 2005

Stu's Glastonbury Diary.

21 June 2005

Gimme some truth.

18 June 2005

Little reviews: elsewhere.

12 May 2005

Because music is bigger than words, and wider than pictures.

11 May 2005

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. And, in keeping with that theme, there's also an exciting and dynamic new WoS sidebanner courtesy of the often-splendid J Walker.

10 May 2005

Join the Campaign for More Acronyms.

4 May 2005

I was going to bang on about the election, when I stumbled across this classic movie (20MB Realplayer version - email if you're interested in the full-length one), that summed up the situation we're all in much more precisely than I could have.

The phone box (red, helpfully) represents another big Labour majority. The bloke in the suit is all of us. What happens in the film is where we're all going if we don't do something about it tomorrow.

Vote, chums. Please. Vote tactically, even if it means doing the unthinkable and voting for a Tory this time (don't worry, they can't get a majority, Blair is just lying because he's scared). Don't cynic out of it because you think they're all the same. Don't vote on trivial "local issues". Vote for a government. Nothing less than our freedom is at stake.

28 April 2005

Not playing World Of Fucking Warcraft a prerequisite. Really ought to go without saying, shouldn't it? Bloody nerds.

12 April 2005

You ARE all keeping track of your WoS Challenge Points, aren't you?

3 April 2005

Viewers! Go and see this. That is all.

29 March 2005

But sometimes the answer is in the place you least expect it.

28 March 2005

You have to look closely if you want to do the job properly, viewers.

14 March 2005

A review? Blimey, it's been a while.

5 March 2005

The New Games Journalism.


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A collection of work published in a dizzying array of publications since January 1991, concerning, in roughly descending quantity: videogames, football, comedy, pop music and late-night cake shops.

In association with TV legend J Nash, a comprehensive and frightening record of the life and times of infamous 1990s games magazine Amiga Power.

Between Planets
Computer games fanzine from 1989/90 that was technically the first time your reporter ever (deliberately) wrote about videogames for cash money.

In association with J Nash and K Gillen, the short-lived but tremendous games mag inexplicably published using a recreation of the Teletext display format. A full set of back issues can be purchased at the link.

Emulators for Xbox
The web's only known direct-download site for console and computer emulators for the (chipped) Xbox.

Emulation Zone
A comprehensive (but no longer ongoing) archive of emu columns from PC Zone magazine.

Excellent World Of Pocketeers
Minisite devoted to the famed series of Tomy handheld mechanical games

Campaign organisation dedicated to the pursuit of increased fairness in all areas of the gaming industry.

Fruit machine downloads
Related to the above, but more fun - game files created by me for use with the MFME fruit machine emulator.

The Gentlemen's MAME Parlour
Old and sadly-dormant site devoted to encouraging rather more gentlemanly competitive play in arcade games. (Prettier, but still dormant, version)

MAME bezel downloads
Over 300 graphic files designed to make vertical-screen games look prettier in MAME. (Made specifically for Xbox MAME, but work with any version.)

One Line World
Like game reviews, only shorter.

Pinball downloads
Game files created by me for use with the superb pinball emulator system Visual Pinball/Visual PinMAME.

Scorpion Software
Tribute to the short-lived publisher of games for the Sinclair Spectrum and Dragon 32 home computers.

Songs For Your Heart To Sing
It's a big list of songs, guy.

(A) Scot's Non-original Miscellany
Stuff that doesn't go anywhere else.





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