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BHGamer moves to www.bhgamer.com

All new posts will be posted to the new site. Come on over!

After about 200 posts and (at the time of writing) 8,060 views, Busy-Handed Gamer will escape the tyranny of WordPress by moving to …well, a WordPress blog.

Please, point your browsers to the new and improved http://www.bhgamer.com for the same gaming news you know and hopefully love. Those who follow the BHGamer RSS feed shouldn’t even have to lift a finger!

See you there, folks.

(Picture credit: ProBlogger. The author does not feel that WordPress are tyrants.)

[Busy-Handed Gamer]

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Steam Holiday Sale, Day 3

With a long Christmas Day over and done with in Australia, we can rest, clean up, and probably watch some sports. But in the US, the celebrations are just beginning.

Naturally, Valve’s gift to us all is another batch of daily deals:

Battlefield 2: Complete Collection – $7.49 (75% off)
Cogs – $1.99 (80% off)
Elf Bowling: Hawaiian Vacation – $1.00 (90% off)
King’s Bounty: Armored Princess – $9.99 (75% off)
Red Faction: Guerrilla – $9.99 (75% off) ($17.49 USD in AU store)
Resident Evil 5 – $24.99 (50% off) ($27.99 USD in AU store)

The inclusion of yet another EA game makes me almost certain that this is their means of involvement in the sale, as their catalogue has seen no sweeping reductions across the board.

[Steam]

Introduction

Welcome to Busy-Handed Gamer!

Here, you will find reviews of games both old and new, as I trawl through my backlog and acquire fresh meat, as well as comments on news I find especially notable.

What will you not find? To-the-minute updates on every piece of gaming news. Exclusive previews! Interviews with CEOs and top developers! All this (and more) can’t be found here!

Why did I start to do this? Partly because I’m eager to develop my writing and communication skills, partly because I’d love to get into the industry of game journalism (which admittedly feels pretty full already), and partly because I had the month off, giving me a nice chunk of time to play some games. Writing about it seemed to make the time spent feel slightly more productive.

Why the title? I have (two) hands, and I play games. They are almost always utilised somehow in this process, for you and I. Thus, it seemed a relevant pick. Also, my hands tend to be fiddling with something or another when they’re not grasping a controller, portable, or other input device. (Oh, shush.)

It is my hope that you will find something worth returning here for, and provide feedback on both the content discussed and the quality of the articles.

Thanks,
Andrew Smith.