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Welcome to JohnHQLD.com!  Thank you so much for checking it out.  I’m John, and this is my site.  Mainly I will be talking about things that catch my interest, primarily in gaming but sometimes in other fields as well.  If there is anything you would like to discuss or would like my thoughts on, leave me a note on the Facebook page or comment here with Disqus!

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JohnHQLD

Castle Panic Deluxe is live on Kickstarter!

Sorry, I am a little late today folks – I thought it was Tuesday! But today an old favourite of mine Castle Panic hit Kickstarter for a new Deluxe version! New plastic castle, mini’s for enemies and wooden tokens. You can even just upgrade your existing copy! Check out more on the site!

Last Week’s Gaming – June 8th, 2020

Well, another week down. Where does the time go? Again, it feels like I just finished writing Last Week’s Gaming. No wonder I haven’t squeezed in as many games as I would like!

Today, most of Australia is enjoying a long weekend. Here in Queensland, we are back at work. I could have squeezed a few more games! As usual, I played more than I thought at least. What have you been playing?

Blood Rage Digital Edition Review (and physical game thoughts)

As I wrote last week, I was really excited Blood Rage was getting a digital implemntation. After having a few games up my sleeve both physical and digital, I thought it was time for a full review. At it’s heart, Blood Rage has been faithfully translated from it’s physical form.

But be warned – if you are playing solo, there are some quirks for the developers to sort out still. If you are playing multiplayer, there are many more severe issues to be sorted.

The Messenger sounds interesting, and Burnout coming to Switch

The Messenger Burnout Paradise

So the one Kickstarter project I was interested in this week, I can’t back. Delivery restrictions – they don’t send to Australia. But an old favourite is also coming to Switch this week. How to choose what to write about?

As the meme says – why not both? The Messenger looks like a brain busting puzzle time, and Burnout Paradise is coming to Switch for driving mayhem!

Last Week’s Gaming – June 1st, 2020

Animal Crossing Shooting Star

Here we are in June. End of Financial Year. The time all of the last minute requests start piling in. It’s going to be an interesting round this year. Last Week, I only really played Animal Crossing on the Switch. Well, video game wise. I did play a few digital board game implementations which was relaxing!

What about you? What have you been playing?