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Cape Town Skyline @ 20:00 on 2022/01/09

  Thought the sky looked particularly pretty this evening
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Archvale - Indie Game Hidden Gems

Like RPG's? Like pixel graphics? Like loot? Like crafting? Like a challenge? If you answered yes to all, or some, of these questions then Archvale might be for you. Available on PC Game Pass and the Microsoft Store at the time of writing the game is also available on Steam.  Archvale brings back memories of 16 bit console games, the game world is made up of 'rooms'  (individual screens) and you clear a screen to move onto the next screen. Possibly best described as an RPG / bullet-hell mashup, the game revolves around running around killing monsters, finding wands, swords, armor, gold and materials to craft other items. Once you are powerful enough then you can fight bosses to move onto other areas or access other upgrades and then repeat the process until you have found all the pieces of the 'arch' referenced in the game's title (I am still in the process of completing it as I write this so cannot divulge anything further). It may all sound 'very run of the

Instacart Ad - Mom's Short Ribs

Thought this had a good underlying concept which was well realised

Noita - Indie Game Hidden Gems

 Before anything is said about Noita and you consider buying it, this is a difficult, difficult, difficult game and certainly not one that everyone will be able to get into. Noita is a rather unique game and not easily compara ble to many other game titles, an action/adventure roguelite game where you play as witch (or maybe a wizard) and must navigate your way through the game using wands, potions and various other odds and ends that you find along the way. Noita is a game about going down, you start each level at the top and must make your way through the caverns/levels till you reach the warp portal which ends the level. To progress through Noita you need to find and upgrade wands. Each wand you find has a certain number of slots in which you can place spells. These spells are then fired when you use the wand, meaning that the type and order of the spells that you find or buy in the game determines your attack power. This is a very simplified explanation of the main game mechanic as

Volkswagen Up with Extras

A Volkswagen Up with a bodykit in Cape Town, South Africa

Mercury Insurance Ad - Art Gallery 'Connect the Dots'

One of the funnier, more original ads I have seen in a while

Wingstop TV Ad - "Student Driver"

Worth watching for a laugh - short, sweet and rather clever