There was food and alcohol and good times to be had. All the kids were outside playing in the garden, all the adults were inside watching Disney films. Aw yiss.
Yesterday yesterday’s book purchases.
We were supposed be birthday-shopping for my dad. We did, but damn it, I need book presents too, birthday or otherwise
One of my coworkers thinks the moon-landing was a fake.
This now needs be the first question I ask anyone new that I meet for the first time.
Everytime a character says the word “Pokemon” in Episode 13 “Mystery At tHe Lighthouse”
That’s it, that’s the show.
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes
First things first, it’s an epilogue. Part one of hopefully a much longer story, Ground Zeroes presents you with one map and a single objective (initially). How you achieve that is up to you, and with replays encouraged and scores recorded there’s a lot of different ways you can do that. As a slice of Metal Gear it is too short, but as a game it definitely inspires sandbox gameplay and fun- i’m not sure I would pay full price for it again, but it is enjoyable, if a little sparse.
It starts out fun, exciting and filled with possibility before falling into the same trappings of it’s predecessors; becoming an uninteresting slog and not helped of course by the change in difficulty- it’s a game that’s now much easier. The story is copy/paste, but the sheer diversity of Pokemon on offer is incredible, and the new 3D worlds and graphical upgrade mean they all look lovely. Well, all except for Garbodor anyway.
Infamous: Second Son
A next-gen outing for an existing franchise, Second Son is the initial reason I bought my PS4. A showdown of superpowers the game looks stunning, with particle effects and lighting in particular being enhanced by the new-gen power. Set in an otherwise real-world Seattle, the game boasts an impressive art-direction, and while the story could be better, jumping from roofs and taking out bad(or good) guys is never anything to be scoffed at gameplay wise.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Set in a cyber-futuristic dystopian 2007 (no, not a mistake), Blood Dragon abandons the quasi-realistic tones and locales of other previous games in the series and embraces the insane. Coated in a VHS filter and with a 80s future inspired soundtrack, you play as laser-wielding cyborg Rex Power Colt on a mission to "get the girl, kill the bad guys, and save the world". Full of cheese, full of one-liners and full of awesome, the game is a bad-ass simulator fully aware of itself and hella fun, particularly when it involves wrestling laser gators.
I can’t look at this without laughing. These look
—Mark (Peep Show)