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Why games journalism and travel journalism is the same thing

I have been working as a games journalist and a travel journalist in 15 years, and to me, it’s the same thing in so many ways. I visit a new and unknown area, I explore the landscapes and I write back about my findings and experiences. If I’m excited about where I have been, readers […]

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“CounterStrike is a bit like chess”

The Danish CounterStrike team Astralis just won the world championships (or an equivalent). I spoke to Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz right after the final – on the phone directly from Atlanta. “CounterStrike is a bit like chess”, he said. Amongst other things. You can google translate the article here: Danish team has won the world championships in CounterStrike

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The art of dying in virtual reality

The most scary thing I have ever tried in virtual reality was a ski jump. Whauw, that felt so real. Virtual reality is an amazing tool for exploring your phobias, but the technology can also be used for many other things. The hyper focus of the VR headsets can be very useful for exploring meditation and altered […]

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Reaching the new audience (and why that’s important)

On  Nvemebr 17th 2016 I did a talk at the Player – Game-seminar at Cinemateket in Copenhagen. The talk was about my work as a gaming journalist, and I managed to squeeze in four (!!!) screenshots from Aztec Challenge (a favourite from he 80s) and three pictures of Nathan Drake (of course) – and several (true) claims that […]

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If you LOVE your keyboard (like I do), this is the game for you

100.000 games fans will get their hands on the newest gem from the Danish game developers Triband this week – if they buy the Humble Monthly. The game is called Keyboard Sports and it’s this month’s Humble Original – available until Friday at midnight. I had A LOT of fun playing this Karate-Kid-meets-keyboard-tribute. The better […]

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Hunting zombies in the second-oldest amusement park in the world

Tivoli in Copenhagen has launched an augmented reality game for their Halloween-themed autumn season. You are attacked by hordes of zombies between the carousels and joyrides of the old amusement park. It’s a lot more fun than Pokémon Go – and playable until November 6th. My review (in Danish) here: Tivolis nye forlystelse kan kun prøves via […]

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This VR game is a cosmic experience

This (below) is what the Land’s End area in San Francisco actually looks like (when you stand on halfway down the stairs, with a iPhone): Yes, I know, it looks like a magical adventure puzzle, like Myst. But Land’s End is also the name of a virtual reality game made by the magnificent studio UsTwo […]

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The new Danish game Inside is a nightmarish masterpiece

I took tons of screenshots while playing the new game Inside by Playdead – the Danish game studio that released Limbo 6 years ago. And there are plenty darker pictures of ominous events that I would like to have posted here and in my review. But they would sort of be spoilers, so I will make […]

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What happens to your brain, your body and your neighbourhood when you play Pokémon Go?

What’s going on with Pokémon Go? Why does everyone love it, kids and parents alike? What happpens to your brain while you’re playing? What’s the connection with CIA? Why is it happening now? Should you be worried or thrilled? I have written an article about the phenomenon in Jyllands-Posten – google translate here: Sensationally popular pocket […]

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“The PC is the LSD of the 90s”

FINALLY I got the chance to quote Timothy Leary in one of my game reviews. Two decades ago he said “The PC is the LSD of the 90s”. I have the quote marked out with a neon yellow pen in one of my old The Face magazines from around 1992. If he only knew what […]

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