Gamer diary #1

Seems as though recently I’ve been reliving the past couple of years all over again.  Groundhog year, if you will.  Naturally I’m talking about the unrelenting wall of re-masters, definitive editions and HD remixes that are flooding the gaming sphere at the moment. With so little new content flying about that is worth playing I’ve…

Doesn’t time fly?

Seems like forever since I last had the time to blog…oh, it has been forever, well, half a year. The reasons for not blogging are numerous. Ranging from a general apathy/embarrassment towards gaming brought on by things like Gamergatetm and a general over-exposure to marketing for games not even being released for years to come,…

EAmoney

EA Access: The beginning of the end?

You may have seen some ruckus about a new offering from EA (Electronic Arts) that’s available, for now at least, on the Xbox One.  It’s basically a subscription service that lets you play a small selection of games without buying them and giving preview access to upcoming games. Oh yeah, there is also 10% off…

Wolf Run 2014

Wolf Run 2014: Completed!

7094. That was my number. I’d expected a tough ordeal, especially after my pathetic attempt at training was more for a 5km run than for a 10km assault course. Two days later and every sinew in my body aches, any movement brings alive muscle groups I never realised I had and they all scream at…

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…