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100% but not the end

Published April 15, 2019

100% but not the end

Just a celebratory post to have reached 100% completion on the main Spider-Man game. I think this is the only game that isn’t Tomb Raider that I’ve played to completion. And yet somehow there is still more to do with three DLC expansions to get 100% on. It’s not like Marvel to have more content than it’s possible to keep up with!

Don't call me, call Kevin

Published March 24, 2019

Don't call me, call Kevin

A while back I stumbled across the YouTube channel of Call Me Kevin, a gamer who posts ten minute videos of how brilliant he is at doing badly. The commentary makes it all, of course, hilarious thoughts as he manages to create sprawling Sims houses with grumpy adults bumping into each other, or horrifying zoos with enclosures stuffed to the brim with hippos and the occasional keeper trying to keep a lid on the madness.

I wasn't in a purchasing mood, so I left empty-handed

Published May 23, 2009

I wasn't in a purchasing mood, so I left empty-handed

Over the past couple of days, Mr C and I have found ourselves at a loose end whilst waiting for a call on Skype. This is new territory for us, we’re normally in a constant state of disarray rather than relaxed anticipation. Mr C, who has experience of such things, says that a lot of working in the media industry is like this. You wait for hours for your small part in proceedings, but you have to be there just in case.

Get control of the traffic

Published May 12, 2009

Get control of the traffic

A while ago, I pointed out one of the few online flash games that grabbed my attention, which was no doubt due to it’s bright colours and crazy ideas. I’ve found another one, and this redeems me as it is much more sensible: You have to control the flow of traffic. It sounds kinda dull, but it’s really quite fun - the game is called I Love Traffic, after all. The cars zoom past and you’re in control of one or more traffic lights.

One more thing to add to the list

Published March 19, 2008

One more thing to add to the list

Official details of The Sims 3 have been released. Whilst I’m flipping out with excitement, I’m also desperately sad, because I just don’t have time to play anymore. Maybe I will by the time 2009 rolls round… ha.

Learning to share

Published August 15, 2006

Learning to share

We’ve managed to come into possession of a Nintendo DS Lite, and we cannot stop playing it. Or maybe that should read “I” cannot stop playing it. We fight over it like people fight custody battles. “I want to take it to work today.” “You won’t have time to play it.” “Lunchtime.” “I want it. Give it to me.” “It’s half mine.” “It’s half mine.” There’s no easy answer and we’re just going to have to draw up a schedule to share it.

I was up late last night with a very pretty brunette

Published April 11, 2006

I was up late last night with a very pretty brunette

Today we got up feeling a little bit tired. The reason for this is a little thing, it’s called Tomb Raider. That’s right. Another game we’re obsessed with. It came out on Friday, and whilst I was at work, Mr C purchased it, played it and sent me an email saying how it was. It went something along the lines of “Controls a bit better, but not great. Graphics a bit better, but not great.

Portable

Published January 23, 2006

Portable

As usual, when I proclaim that this weekend we will spend no money at all, we go out and find something to buy. Perhaps one day I will say “You know what? Spend all the money you can,” and I will not come home with anything new. (This is not a good idea.) Thankfully, I didn’t buy the bulk of it, and merely adopted the toy as my own: A PSP.

Electric avenue

Published November 20, 2005

Electric avenue

We have purchased a laptop, something Mr C has been talking about and thinking about for way too long now. We looked at one, we walked around a bit, looked at some more, and then went back to the one we first thought of. But either way, I was pretty excited about the new and shininess of it. So, because he would be playing on his new toy for the rest of the weekend, I was granted permission to purchase some new games for the Playstation.

Two disappointments from Electronic Arts

Published September 21, 2005

Two disappointments from Electronic Arts

Firstly, the Sims Nightlife is not as good as I thought it was going to be. It’s alright, adds a little bit of colour to the game, and it’s always nice to get new wallpapers and clothes etc, but it’s a half-hearted attempt at an expansion pack. The only thing that makes it worth the money is that the Sims now get to own cars, the rest of it I could live without.