7 years ago
It's been over a year since I have made an entry here. I keep an online journal already though and since I can't link an RSS feed to here, I forget about it mostly.
My life isn't that interesting anyway. I did move to the US recently though.
I'll be getting Married in May, I guess those are the most important news I have :P
9 years ago
Notice: I made this post on the xbox forums. The post I made before this told how I bought an Xbox 360 premium or whatever the most expensive package is called heh. I had Lego Star Wars II and Dead Rising for it at the time I made the post which I copied below, but I now also have Marvel Ultimate Alliance. I'm copying it here because it seems appropriate, and I'm bored.
Hey, sorry I've only just got around to replying, as I said I don't use forums much, I'd rather do something more constructive than sit and read/post on forums all day ;)
The only reason I'm on is because I'm looking up stuff on Lego Star Wars II.. stupid bug.. grr.. ahh well.
Thanks for all the replies so far.
I would have Marvel Ultimate Alliance.. but the only place that actually sells games within a decent driving distance from here is a WalMart.. and it didn't have it in stock today (small town..). I may have to get somebody to drive me further out.. bah.
I still haven't been able to play or test my headset yet, but that's because I've not been on live recently.
So far here's my thoughts on LSWII and Dead Rising - LSWII, I really like it, I would get all achievements, except for the stupid bug which is stopping me from getting the 100% achievement. I'm frustrated with the game right now due to that. But I have been playing it a lot, over and over to unlock or get different things.
Dead Rising.. I've not really got into it, I used to like Survival Horror games way back when, but then I got tired of them. I bought this thinking it'd be good, and based on reviews and opinions (Such as Penny Arcade's opinons). I don't know if I'd buy it now that I know it. I'd definately rent it though. I think the game is cool enough, but it's not very OCD friendly.. I'd have to play through it over and over and over again to get everything, since the 5 or 7 quests in addition to every stage of the main quest, all on different countdowns, and on opposite sides of a zombie infested mall, and therefore impossible to do it all in time, doesn't help. Games like LSWII I don't mind playing again and again to unlock and get everything, but then I don't have to keep loading and reloading everytime I die or something doesn't go my way, plus as I said I am burnt out on Survival Horrors.
I'm hoping that once I am done with LSWII I can get into it (Dead Rising), because that would be a waste of $60 if I didn't. Which brings me to my next point.
For the first time in my life, I'm going to have to start renting games before buying, or renting at all! Games are just too expensive these days to buy on faith.
Some games I'm reasonably sure I'd like though are Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Elder Scrolls IV and Prey, maybe F.E.A.R too.
I'll probably rent GRAW, Just Cause and Rainbow Six to see if my attention span and easygoing manner can hold with those. I did like the demos of Just Cause, Prey and F.E.A.R. The demo for Rainbow Six, not so much, but that's because I didn't play it much and I was frustrated with the game telling me to aim at something that didn't exist.
Why am I telling you all this? Because I'll copy and paste this into my LJ, which hasn't been updated in weeks, and because it might give you an idea of what kind of games I might like. I am still looking for friends, but I'm reasonably certain I'll pick those up anyway. Just send an invite if you're interested.
Take care all.
10 years ago
Hey there all,
I got to meet Neil Gaiman today. It was really cool. He was signing his newest book, Anansi Boys at Forbidden Planet in Birmingham (England).
I took time out of work specifically to go to this, had a long lunch. I love Flexi time.
Okay, the signing started at 1 pm, I was there about 12:40, and I was inside the store close to the stairs, he was signing upstairs. It took me almost 40 minutes once the signing started to get to him.
He's pretty cool, he has this mop of hair and was unshaven, stubble all over his face. He's quite a charming person, funny too. I was listening to his other conversations with people in front of me, and he is fun to talk to. He did look slightly tired though.
The conversation after mundane stuff went something like this (I don't remember it exactly but this is close enough):
Me: There's a thread in a forum online about you.
Me: It's called the Neil Gaiman hate club
NG: oh *laugh*
Me: Yeah, we hate you because of all the money we spend on your stuff.
NG: Oh, that's a good reason to hate me (smiling)
Me: Yeah, and because you're a genius with regards to storytelling, and you are modest too.
NG: (long denial where Terry Pratchett is also mentioned) I've met geniuses, I would say the Douglas Adams was a genius, though he's very sad.. or unhappy. Alan Moore is probably a genius too, but me and Terry Pratchett, I don't think we are geniuses, though we are probably more happy than Douglas Adams.
He also said 'Nice American edition' when he saw my copy of American Gods! Hehe.. I explained I got it while I was in America about 2 weeks ago, and the comic under it.
He asked me which comic convention I went to when I told him I got A Midsummer Night's Dream from that..
I bought Anansi Boys, and Smoke and Mirrors, he signed those plus Sandman: Dream Country (the 3rd Sandman collection), A Midsummer Night's Dream (comic) and American Gods.
And then I went back to work, but it made my day much better meeting him. He's pretty cool.