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Sportsmanship and Rules

Posted 18th January 2012 at 12:20 PM by Rage

A lot of things in TOG, as with life, are very black and white. We do not tolerate cheating, hacking or glitching games. We frown upon disrespect towards other players, whether they are TOG members or not. There are also rules to abide by when posting in our forums. And we have an AUP and TOG guidelines to ensure that these rules are understood and followed. But I've come to realise that there are also area's of grey at times, that we can't just sweep into one category or another. As a DC, this...
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Beliefs, Opinions and Respect

Posted 28th April 2011 at 02:53 PM by Rage
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It's been a while since I've posted to my blog but I'm feeling like I need to just get something off my chest so I'm going to take this opportunity to have a huge vent/whinge. Just post up some thoughts and feelings into the world wide intraweb for all my fellow older gamers to read and perhaps comment on

Five weeks ago, we were blessed with our 3rd child. A little (well not so little) baby girl. Something that I've not told everyone is that it was a VERY difficult birth for my wife,...
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True Freedom + TOG

Posted 4th February 2011 at 11:05 AM by Rage

In our western society, freedom is something we often take for granted. Something that was paid a high price for, by our grandparents and great-grandparents. A freedom that (ironically) when you think about it, was taken from them as they were conscripted, in order for it to be given to us A freedom that allows us to work wherever we want to work and even not work if we're unable. A freedom that allows us to believe what we want and speak out against things we disagree with....
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The "randomness" of gaming fun

Posted 14th January 2011 at 11:35 AM by Rage

It's surprising how "closed doors" provide reasons for us to explore other avenues or even reignite past passion. This proved to also be the case in the gaming world for me recently. I have recently discovered the joys of the Call of Duty series, in particular, COD4 - Modern Warfare and with the recent release of Black Ops, I've been chomping at the bit to get my hands on it and start "ranking up". Unfortunately though, my hopes were dashed when I loaded it up and found it to...
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Computers and Children

Posted 17th November 2010 at 10:28 AM by Rage

I remember when I was younger, watching a 2year old get on her dad's computer, start it up, go into windows, load the game she was after and start playing. I was pretty impressed with her computer skills at such a young age and I always thought that I'd like my children to be very computer literate. Both of my children have shown very little interest in the computer until recently and now, they can pilot it even in ways I've never shown them. They just learn things so quickly. But how young is too...
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