Author Archives: Daniel Roy

Daniel is a writer, backpack foodie, slow traveler, and endurance runner. He is the author of the upcoming book, "The Way of Slow Travel: A Hands-On Guide to the Best Travel of Your Life."

My Second Skin

BioWare, being the awesome, nerd-friendly company that it is, has treated us to private showings of Second Skin. The documentary on the lives of a few MMORPG hardcore players has received positive reviews from the MMO community, so I was ...

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Non-Exhaustive List of my Evil Clones

Daniel Roy. I realize this is a pretty common name… And it does make it much harder to Google myself than if I were named, say, ‘Jelatinous Marcelathon’. But Google myself I did… And I found out there are many, ...

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The Orange Box: Best Achievements Ever?

Whether you think Gamerscore is relevant or not, X360 Achievements are now part of the console gaming landscape. Yeah, they can be gamed, and no, a Gamerscore is not an indication of anything besides time spent playing games. But there’s ...

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A Toothbrush for Nerds

I don’t know about you, but there are days I wake up and feel like I’m living in my own future. So lately I’ve been plagued with gum problems because of plaque. My dentist recommended I get an electric toothbrush, ...

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Making games for taxi drivers

I developed a financially unhealthy habit of taking cabs in Shanghai, and have been unable to shake the addiction once in Montreal; even here in Edmonton, I still cab on occasion. Thing is, I love taxi drivers. They meet all ...

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