choices

When a choice isn’t really a choice at all

Having attained the platinum trophy on InFamous Second Son this past weekend, I couldn’t help but feel as though the whole karma system was a massive let down. Mind you, this is nothing new. The illusion of choice has been prevalent for years with a large number of games declaring that game changing decisions can…

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Collectibles rant *updated*

*** Update *** Well this is awkward. Turns out you have to enable the multiplier bricks, not just unlock and purchase them. Probably something that should be made more obvious as I only found out after a throw-away comment from a friend: “Do they still have that annoying thing where you need to enable the…

Wolf Run – Training update

Got woken up by a freaky dream and for some bizarre reason decided to use the early wake-up call to go for a run rather than go back to bed.  Today’s effort was 3.3km in 20mins 40 secs.  With less than 12 weeks to go now, I really start to upping my game and going…

Twitter question of the week

This week’s question comes from a rather amusing retweet I spotted: There are a couple of things that could be occurring here. The first instance is that the lift (that’s an elevator to any US viewers) is situated, rather foolishly, directly above a fault line and when an earthquake hits it is likely that the…

The inevitable 2014 New Year’s resolution blog post

A blog post to start the new year.  Everyone does it, or did it. Maybe now they upload a Vine of them twerking to Tumblr, demonstrating their plans for the future via the medium of non-dance. I don’t know. Quickly becoming a relic from a bygone age I’ve decided to stick to the good old…

Twitter question of the week

This one comes from @SheriffONothing. My immediate Twitter friendly response was, of course: “Velociraptor. I could at least use colleagues as human shields & decoys to make good my escape!” My lunch hour gave me time to think about this in more depth and come to a more reasoned answer, which thankfully was startlingly similar…

Wolf Run 2014

Wolf Run 2014

Thanks to a large consumption of alcohol, the desire to get fitter and the gentle goading of friends I decided to join a wolf pack and enter into the Wolf Run. Training has started in earnest with 2 and a bit solid weeks of Nike+ training on Kinect before the Christmas spirit got involved and…

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Review round-up and saying goodbye to the current generation

I’ve had a busy few weeks on the gaming front! First up was a review for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Here’s a snippet: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag made me really sit up and take notice of the franchise once again. The story, although slow to start, soon got going and the events outside…

Xbox One UI demo video

I was glad to see how the new interface for the Xbox One works and some of the fully rounded features debuted at E3 panned out. There is no denying that, even without the US centric TV stuff, the Xbox One interface is a massive improvement on the Xbox 360. I actually like the current…

Winter blues

It’s been one of those periods where I just can’t get motivated about anything. The attempts to kick-start the weight loss have faltered resulting in a constant reading on the scales. At least I don’t seem to be gaining, so that’s something. On top of that the surgery I had over 4 months ago still…