Hello! I'm Tom. I designed a game called Gunpoint about rewiring things and punching people, I'm on a weekly gaming podcast called The Crate & Crowbar, I wrote these two short stories in the Machine of Death collections, and I used to write articles like these for PC Gamer. I'm now prototyping two new games, Heat Signature and one about grappling hooks.
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Over at the PC Gamer blog today, the full story of my doomed attempt to play the one game I know for sure I’ll hate: Football Manager. It doesn’t go well.
Chris Livingston: Brilliant, hilarious article. Glad to see it unabridged! I love how you fine your goalie for getting injured, and that he sees this as reasonable, and that you get all your information from the newspapers -- just like a real manager!
Mike: On an entirely unrelated note - but one not email-worthy - did you notice that the Telegraph put Belle and Sebastian's front man up in the top fifty songwriters of all time? Despite it being fairly arbitrary, I was quite pleased to see Stuart there. Until I noticed Amy Winehouse was fourteen places higher.
The_B: Ah yes, Football Manager. I share in your distain for this series, except I've decided to make my initation humilation all the more public... I'm in the FM Live beta...
I SHALL BRING THEM DOWN FROM WITHIN USING ONLY MY WEAPONS OF INEPTNESS!!
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CloakRaider: Fantastic article. I literally laughed out loud at most of it. Good show, jolly good show.
Tom Francis: Okay, probably because it's six am, but that link confused the hell out of me for a minute. That's awesome.
Lack_26: Haha, I loved the article in the magazine. This is even better. I recommend crumpets and tea as a reward.
WeakLemonDrink: Excellent. I would've read the magazine version, but subscriptions.com currently seem to think it'd be a good idea to give me the latest mag a day before the new one comes out.
Dante: I love Football Manager, but I fully accept it's one of the most ridiculously impenetrable and un-user freindly games the world has ever seen.
If you don't know much about football into the bargain... well God help you is all I can say.
Joe 'Davik' Brown: Nice find on the Robin Walker thing! Oh, and I loved the article; the full version shouls have been in the mag.
Fever: Ha, I've actually been to Ruzomberok few times. It's not far from where I live.
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