How many English words do you actually know?

I managed 26/30 (Vicious Vocabulary Viper) and had to guess more than I’d like to admit. It’s not everyday you see some of the words listed and nearly a third of them I have either never heard of or was looking at wondering if it was archaic and out of use, or some numpty word […]

Google ‘cheats’ UK and Europe out of billions in tax. Same old, same old!

In a recent article by Ars Technica entitled After moving money around, Google paid tiny amount in European taxes Basically the company created a shells company in Ireland to be its “European headquarters” and then set up a series of other shell company around the world – notably in Bermuda – and then charges its […]

Irony is lost on cold callers

I’ve just spent 6 minutes on the phone arguing about irony! The first couple of minutes to the initial telesales contact, the rest to her manager who was quibbling pedantically and accusing me of being hostile. It goes like this: Them: Can I speak to … Me: What’s it concerning? Them: Removing you from nuisance […]


Introduction Horseplay (©1987, 1989, 2011) Horseplay is a board game I developed in the 80’s with the intention of turning it into magazine puzzles, computer games and even a television game show. It is a blend of Scrabble®, chess, draughts and even far older games like Chaturanga, an Indian version of chess for four players. […]

Farming legendary plans and materials in Diablo RoS

In making this as authoritative as possible I’ve ‘farmed’ every possible recipe and legendary crafting materials including a frustrating few like the Gimmering Gemstone that I’ll never need (having preciously made the Staff of Herding). As such this guide is from a genuine players point of view – as opposed to a few pages of […]

Guide to farming legendary mats in Diablo RoS : Links

Recommended Diablo Links: Ackadia : Hellfire Ring Ackadia : Staff of Herding Ackadia : Diablo III, Reaper of Souls. Obsession and Grind? Master List of Legendaries [Guide] Legendary Crafting Materials – Drop locations & uses : Diablo blacksmith plans How the Rift buff works Reaper of Souls: Frequently Asked Questions Legendary items, sorted by […]

Diablo : What is wrong about enchanting and why

Why Blizzard are short changing players with the Mystic – and what they can do to fix it! Blizzard introduced the saucy enchanter in Diablo RoS and for some it was an instant hit, for others it remains at best frustrating, at worst a complete waste of time and, frankly, shoddy game design. Both camps […]

What career are you meant for?

Another fun Playbuzz for you, this time asking to a short series of questions to determine your ideal occupation. For me, not unsurprisingly it said I should be writer : You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all […]