Monday, 30 May 2011

Eternal Sonata, the JRPG puzzle and guilty gaming pleasures

Look at me. Waltzing into Well-Rendered as if I haven't neglected to post any original content for the last month. Such cheek. I've been playing Eternal Sonata this weekend. It's a JRPG set in the subconscious mind of the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin as he lies dying of tuberculosis.

Yes, you did read that correctly.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Fable III PC Review

More Well-Rendered is in the works, and it has something to do with this madam.

But for now, here is my review of Fable III on PC for GodisaGeek.

Monday, 16 May 2011

GodisaGeek Podcast

Last week I made my debut on the GodisaGeek weekly podcast, but my desire to self-promote was overwhelmed by my embarrassment at the sound of my own voice, so I didn't mention it on Well-Rendered.

This week's recording went much better, and you can stream it for free from the site.

All the podcasts can be streamed from, so there's no need to download iTunes.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Image manipulation and some excellent news. For me.

I've just been introduced to a great piece of free software called Paint.NET. I'll explain how and why in a minute.

But first, here's a Half Life 2 screenshot I took of Alyx Vance and her father Eli. I played with the "photo soften" options and now it looks like a bad MySpace avatar.

Hours of fun.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Them’s The (Beer) Breaks: What Sex And The City Says About Plot In Gears of War

I guess this is the kind of silly nonsense you've come to expect from Well-Rendered, but GodisaGeek doesn't usually talk about Sarah Jessica Parker vehicles, so kudos to them for having a sense of humour.