30 May, 2006

*Pokes with stick*

Yes, I'm still alive. Now stop poking me.

No... I'm not playing World of Warcraft.

Actually I lied about that last bit, damn.

08 January, 2006

A new year! Huzzah.

Oh, not much going on here. Just passing the time over the holidays, keeping myself amused enough to wake up for the next day. Every weekend I pop over to my favourite cybercafe Double-Cross (www.double-cross.co.uk) and play in the tournaments as Riddled, a name which has become my username to the end of time, if you see me around on a game give me a holler and I'd probably be more than happy to talk to you about anything as of now.

Few days ago I ordered Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, kind of mandatory considering I purchased the last two so I really need to see how it finishes up. I might post a review of it on my blog if its worth its weight in gold.

Games I have been playing last month...
-Deus Ex: Invisible War
-Vampire: Bloodlines
-Gunz the Duel
-Unreal Tournament 2004
-Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness
-The Sims 2
-Guild Wars

29 December, 2005

My problems seemed to have disappated over the Christmas month. Not much to report except that a game I've been anticipating has indeed been delayed (as per usual, happens with 80% of all computer games). Still alive and all, may post big next time.

08 November, 2005

Not much to report except that my hands are currently suffering from RSI and will probably take many weeks (or months, if I'm unlucky) to get back to 100%. I've managed to keep on top of my College work despite having a whole week off incapable of using computers. My hands still hurt when I type and click, but it's bareable now. I often wonder to myself if programmers and typists suffer from this condition regularly?

I've changed my posture and have a mousemat designed to prevent me from grinding my wrist against worksurfaces. I will continue blogging when the pain has gone.

16 October, 2005

I was recently exposed to high-level doses of mmorpg from Guild Wars, but managed to deattach myself long enough to avoid total addiction. Now looking back on what I did, I felt dirty and stupid. Why on earth do people play such repeatitive games? What keeps them hooked? Simplisity? The fact that a fresh player has as much chance to kill a veteran as everybody else?

Addictions aside, my College days are flying past. Weeks are feeling like days, hours like minutes and whilst everything is rosy for me, my friends have having shitty days. Daniel was wrongly accused of stealing booze from catering and recieved a fist to the face. Gemma has dropped out of childcare after reliasing that it wasn't what she wanted to do after all. I've been swinging by the Legionpharma website (which is now owned by Sintek) in hopes that it has remotely changed or a clue has been introduced... No such luck.

Also, the only game that seems to be worth getting from what I've seen so far this year is SiN:Episodes. I'm just glad that Ritual have given the positive on a SDK on or after release, hopefully a sizeable amount of mods, maps or models will be processed in the months after. I want to be an active member of the community, and my intention is to do that by helping out Chris at www.sinepisodes.net in my free time (Which I seem to have alot of nowadays). Right now I'm just waiting for an all-clear message from him.

10 September, 2005

Hey, guess what? I really can't be arsed updating this thing at this moment in time. Why? Because College is so perfect and there really isn't anything to rant about! The lecturers are great, my main tutor is awesome and the college itself is sickeningly friendly despite all my previous fears as a young child several years back.

At the moment, my bestest female friend has probably just landed somewhere in Turkey and kipping in a nice hotel (I hope). This nice sounding holiday could not have come at a worse time, as now she will miss the first week of College and that can only mean one thing for her, CATCHUP CATCHUP CATCHUP. Oh dear. She'll probably hold me responsible for it and give me a new set of bruises, which always appear after remaining in her presence for longer than an hour (but I don't really mind, it's a minor problem).

On the side note, I am currently blogging this from my shiny new computer which me and my father put together with a great struggle yesterday, today.. erm, 3 in the morning? Ok. No wait, four. Here are the specs:
  • 1.8GHz AMD Processor (Clockable to 3.0GHz)
  • RADEON X800GT (256MB)
  • 512 RAM
  • Onboard Sound
  • 80GB HD
  • DVD/CD RW x16 x48

*Cough* I was... still am a Windows 98 SE loyalist, but times are pushing us into the warzone known as XP (AKA eXploding Penis). Hopefully this computer will last a few years (3 if I am lucky) before game developers start churning out games with EYEBLEEDING graphics or YOU NEED A BETTER SOUND CARD noises. Also, for the week ahead... I'm going to minimialize my gaming... I need to rest my fingers before they fall off.

11 August, 2005

I'm not dead yet... It's just that it is the holidays, and yawn. Not much going on since the whole SiN ordeal which seems to have come to a complete stop for now (they gave the bright sparks something impossibly difficult, I'd try to figure it out myself if I could be arsed). But that's not really important at the moment.

Soon I'll recieve my GCSE results and be set for college. Until then, not much.