Thursday, May 25, 2006

Save Invasion!

Yes, quiet times. Didn't have much to write about recently and next week I'm going on a vacation for two and a half weeks so I'll probably write even less (though I might pop up with a mini Vacation Diary).

The only thing worth writing about is Invasion. The first series just finished in the UK and ABC decided not to pick it up for a second series. So there's a fan campaign to make them change their minds or find someone else to pick it up. Invasion was the best Sci-Fi series I've watched in a long time and it ended on a great cliffhanger. If you're a fan too please visit the website and sign the petition.


Friday, May 12, 2006

E3 2006

Another year, another E3. Lots of good games, but to be honest I'm a bit jaded with most of them. Seems like it's a new FPS or 3rd person shooter about a futuristic soldier for hire who fights terrorists or rebels or whatnot. And he's usually called Jake Drake, Sam Richards or Dave Flint. Same old games with HD graphics. I'm sure they'll be decent games, but it's nothing to get me excited about.

At the risk of sounding like a Nintendo fanboy, the Nintendo games did excite me and made me want to get a Wii console right now. Heck, make it yesterday! The new Mario, Super Mario Galaxy looks great, Super Smash Bros Brawl looks fantastic with Solid Snake as a playable character. Looks like lots of fun. And there's a delightful DS surprise in the form of Yoshi's Island 2, one of my favourite games ever.

So yay. All in all, it was a good E3. I'm not bothered about not going. Sure, I'd like to go once just for the sake of it, but I actually prefer sitting at home/work and watch the trailers on the computer than actually que up for ages to play the game for only five minutes. It's like taking just a tiny little bite out of delicious food when you're starving.


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Birthday report

Still alive. Not much has changed since I made the move to my 28th year.

It was a very nice party with a lot of people. In fact, I don't think we ever entertained more people at once in that house. There were snacks, pizzas, drinks (a lot of Champaign) and videogames (Singstar dominated).

My partner got me Guitar Hero and it really is that good. I don't know if the novelty will be as short lived as Donkey Konga's, only time will tell.

Oh, and there was cake. A FANTASTIC cake. Got a about two slices left - makes a very good breakfast!

Two years to go to 30. Yikes.