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Omar Hafeez-Bore


Omar Hafeez-Bore is apparently a medical doctor, but definitely bearded.

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Or the special whatness that makes them so special.

FeatureExploring the peculiar magic of screenshots

In praise of gaming's other kind of DPS.

Sure, they may be called video games, but I was brought up on the pictures. The screenshots. Split-second snaps of moving, musical, playable things; peering into worlds somehow changed through being fixed to the page.

FeatureThe epic in the edgelands

Or: Why Shadow of the Colossus belongs in the Midlands.

I may be a city-boy, but I'm still a fan of The Great Outdoors. I've conquered all three of the national peaks, surviving only on service station flapjacks and chocolate Yazoo. I've enjoyed failing to make campfires as much as any modern half-man. Nostalgia for the romantic bucolic? I've felt those pangs, too. I'm particularly fond of the Yorkshire Tea 50-pack because of the stone walls and green-pastel fields printed on its foil bag; it reminds me of a more innocent time. Not one that I remember personally, mind - I was brought up in Birmingham.