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Game Guides for Non-Gamers: Hitman

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"Game Guides for Non-Gamers: Hitman"

Posted on Saturday 8th February, 2014

So you don’t really “get” video games? Perhaps it’s a generational thing, or maybe you’ve never seen the appeal. That’s fine, I’m here to lend a helping hand. I know that sounds patronising but I’m being honest, there’s a lot of people out there who just hear about games whenever they break some sort of taboo or cause a controversy. I’m going to attempt to explain video games on their basest levels, and maybe give some insight into why people like this relatively new medium so much. So what’s “Hitman”, then? Unlike a lot of games, Hitman does what it says on the tin. You take on the role of a professional hired killer (or “hit man”), and you are given hits (or “contracts”) to fulfil. These contracts can be carried out in any manner you see fit, but usually you’re rewarded for keeping them “low-key”; the person paying you...

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The Hitman’s Tale – 1.00 The End of the Dalminetti Mafia

Latest Tales of Sin Entry:
"The Hitman’s Tale – 1.00 The End of the Dalminetti Mafia"

Posted on Monday 31st March, 2014

THE HITMAN’S TALE Once upon a time, a thousand moons into the future (or something like that), there was a small system of planets that had been warring for decades. The two sides were both equal in power and were locked in a stalemate. It appeared as though the two opposed sides would be trapped in an ongoing battle for the rest of eternity. The two sides were opposites in every way. On one side were the dark and corrupt beings that had crawled out from the depths of their swamp-infested homeworld. Their technology wasn’t great but they possessed other means of power in the mysterious art of magic1. On the opposing side were the beings of light that were considered morally and technologically superior2 to their rivals, and yet they were just as trapped in the stalemate. Their war seemed to be taking them towards the direction of incredibly...

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The Right Brothers

In a little British town, twin brothers Duke and Luke Right try to eke out a living while surviving the colourful and eclectic locals; there's the pair of local mad scientists who keep accidentally unleashing their experiments on the town, the big asylum up on the hill with the revolving door policy, the military camp that specialises in experimental weaponry and a whole menagerie of troublemakers - wannabe gangsters, other (more evil) mad scientists, cinema phantoms and salesmen, to name a few.

Follow the Right Brothers in this typically British comic, a whimsical series of tales in the style of Saturday morning cartoons and British comics like the Beano and Dandy.

Detulux Incorporated - A parody comic about arms dealing

It's not easy being an arms dealer. You've got policemen, secret agents and vigilantes to worry about, and those are just the good guys. Then you've got assassins, rival villains, mercenaries, mad scientists and even the odd environmental protester to consider. And that's not even mentioning the risks of your own hired help...

British criminal Mr. Pain just wants to deal some weapons. Is that so much to ask?

The Two Doctors - A comic about villainous mad scientists

Dr. Ralph Smiffington the Third is a megalomaniacal hunchback with an evil eye and a chip on his shoulder. Dr. Ivanovich Gregori Romani Gyrode is an ageing ex-KGB scientist with a sweet moustache and a passion for disco, along with a penchant for putting small animals into robots. Together, they make the diabolical duo known simply as "The Two Doctors".

Follow the dastardly duo as they cause mischief and havoc in the name of villainy in tournaments such as Steel Nation and the Inter-Dimensional Derby, and then in their own world tour.

Discworld Noir Playthrough

A.k.a "Let's Annotate Discworld Noir" - most people talk over the top of the game when they produce a Let's Play, but since DWN is all dialogue I just annotated the hell out of it instead using YouTube annotations.

Follow the Discworld's first (and possibly last) private investigator as he tries to solve a massive conspiracy that threatens the entire Disc in my Discworld Noir playthrough. Discworld is copyright © Sir Terry Pratchett.

Tales of Sin

Documenting the Great Salmanic Revolution of the future, the Tales of Sin are stories from the future. They crash-landed in my back garden inside a little box, and since then both myself and Sam Dyer have taken it upon ourselves to transcribe them.

These stories are free to read - find out more about the Tales of Sin here or read the most recently archived Tales of Sin here.

Labb Rat - A text-based adventure game

My university final year project, an old-school text-based adventure game.

You're a private investigator, and during the course of your investigation you become trapped. Can you escape the lair of the evil Dr. Labb?

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The Mercenaries' Tale

A work-in-progress science fiction adventure by myself and Sam Dyer, following the adventures of Doug McCracken, Blaise the gunslinger and Gratin the mage as they take on a job for Salmanic Inc, the biggest corporation on their planet. Little do they know that the job may very well prove to be their last...