February 26, 2008
One of the great things about Half Life has always been the way in which you often get to see the story from different points of view, especially with the expansion packs for the original game.
Well with that in mind, take a look at this video of Gordon Freeman calling into a radio call-in show before the incident that happened at Black Mesa in the original Half Life – you’ve got watch out for these kind of signs, it never bodes well!Continue reading »
February 25, 2008
I used to watch Fraggle Rock all the time as a kid back in the 80s – though I didn’t have any Fraggle Rock toys at the time. Recently I started looking up some of these old shows for nostalgia purposes after watching the ‘Do You Remember the 80s‘ video I posted a while back and these were one of the shows I found.Continue reading »
February 24, 2008
1. I’m someone who is finding that he’s been plagued by junk! I’m now making real efforts to reduce the amount of clutter that I have and more importantly stop buying it in the first place when I don’t have anywhere to put it!
2. I like my movies and as such I found this guide to the movie sequels of 2008 an interesting read, there’s plenty of films I’m looking forward to seeing this year, how about you?
3. As you may have figured out from some of my previous posts, I’ve always been a fan of Lego ever since I was a little kid and spent hours building stuff with it, so that being the case as well as being an avid viewer of the Stargate shows, this Lego Stargate really appealled to me!Continue reading »
February 20, 2008
Well Blu-Ray has officially won the high definition disc format war over HD-DVD!
The writing was on the wall last month when Warner Bros announced that they’d only be supporting Blu-Ray after May 2008 (Sony paid a lot for this commitment from them), given that they sell between 20-30% of all DVDs, that’s a huge chunk of the market! That was followed by the literal silence from the HD-DVD camp at the recent electronics shows, so it’s now no real surprise to hear that HD-DVD is now officially discontinued.Continue reading »
February 19, 2008
Sports Interactive gave us Football Manager 2008 addicts a real treat of an update for Valentines Day – the second official patch for FM 2008, namely patch v8.0.2! Now I bet there was a decision for some people to make, no doubt not wanting to upset their other half!
Since this Football Manager 2008 patch comes after the end of the January transfer window, it means that it also contains a data update which provides you with all the latest player moves to have happened up until the end of January – which is always much more fun to have when starting a new game of FM 2008!Continue reading »
February 16, 2008
1. Have you ever wanted to be on the front cover of a magazine? Do you want that kind of fame? Now anyone can by using Mag My Pic!
2. Tina Su writes about ways to think and live simple on her blog, this particular post has really made me think about things and inspired me somewhat – live the simple life, de-clutter and don’t rely on possessions to define you and provide a sense of satisfaction and achievement.Continue reading »
February 15, 2008
The Writers’ Strike in America is now over! It’s taken around 3 months to resolve the situation which has left this year’s American TV shows all over the place, so where does that leave us?
It’s good news that this has been resolved for the writers, but the viewers have been left with scraps in terms of their favourite TV shows with many of them having cut-short their seasons. They’ve either just stopped mid-season in the case of many (hoping to see out the strike and get back to it), drawing a line on what was to be covered (Heroes stopping at the end of Volume 2 instead of the planned 3 this year) or having their story squashed into fewer episodes such as the case of Prison Break.Continue reading »
February 12, 2008
“Welcome, welcome to the 3rd installment of Blog Banter, the monthly blogging extravaganza headed by bs angel! Blog Banter involves our cozy community of enthusiastic gaming bloggers, a common topic, and a week to post articles pertaining to said topic. The results are quite entertaining and can range from deep insight to ROFLMAO. Any questions about Blog Banter should be directed here. Check out other Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!”
I don’t think you’re an open book to people just from the type of games you play, I mean just because I, Simon Barker play a Grand Theft Auto game, that doesn’t necessarily make me a threat to society does it? Despite what certain people would have you know about games such as these.Continue reading »
February 10, 2008
I’ve been thinking about visiting Disneyland Paris, one of the rides there is called ‘The Twilight Zone: The Tower of Terror’ which is based upon the TV show; The Twilight Zone and takes it’s theme from the fictional Hollywood Tower Hotel.
The ride itself transports passengers into a simulation of a phantom lift that shoots up the liftshaft and then plummets back down – this kind of sounds like one of the rides in Blackpool, but only done a lot better.Continue reading »
February 5, 2008
Jericho is a TV series about the inhabitants of an American small town in Kansas called Jericho!
The basic premise is that nuclear bombs have been detonated by forces unknown in all the major cities. The first season basically covers the fall out (quite literally) from such an event and how day-to-day life in a small American town is affected.
Throw in some conspiracies, the breakdown of law and order, the fighting for resources in what is the end of world, you’ve got a great show that is very compelling series to watch! Take a look at a season 1 trailer:Continue reading »
February 3, 2008
A new Lego online game is in the works called ‘Lego Universe’, its going be an MMO game, so think World of Warcraft style gameplay all set in a world of Lego!
In recent years we’ve seen the Lego Star Wars games re-create all 6 episodes of the Star Wars films, a Lego Indiana Jones game and there’s also now a Lego Batman game in the works, but with this Lego online game you’ll be able to create your own Lego characters and join a world-wide set of players in Lego Universe.Continue reading »