As Gormash knows from my Facebook update the other day, I was pissing myself laughing at a YouTube video of someone playing – or trying to play – ‘Kerbal Space Program’. https://kerbalspaceprogram.com/ .I’ll attach the video down below, but in case you haven’t seen this game on Steam (where there is also a free demo), you essentially have to create space ships / planes by assembling parts in a hangar on Planet Kerbal, and then blast them into space along with your crew.
Last week I was looking around the HMV store in a shopping mall. They don't sell a lot of PC games in these shops - mostly console games, but looking through what they had available, I was astonished to see two copies of Tabula Rasa on sale.
Admittedly they were only charging £0.49p each, but they were new items (not trade-ins) and nowhere on the boxes did they state "you can't play this any more". At least I believe thats correct - there are no more active servers are there?
Not that I think anyone really cares, except that if you’re bored (like I am right now) you might find it mildly interesting or humorous (yes you Americans, that is the right way to spell it, just like mathematics can only be shortened to maths and not "math" which would be a singular of something if it existed).
Well I’ve typed it all out now so I’m damned if I’m going to delete it!
So currently I’m playing Guild Wars 2 (I have 2 characters in their 60’s now and my Guardian is going to be the first to get to 80…finally), and I am also playing Battlefield 3 (although TBH I haven’t logged in for over a month). Both of these games are technically Free To Play business models of the most common kind; you buy the game at the common retail price and essentially that is it so you can play as much and as long as you like with no additional costs or payments. Of course, the developers expect and anticipate to make additional revenue from the players by selling items in their in-game and on-line stores, such as XP potions, weapon and armour skins, and of course there are expansions.
As many of you know, I am a connoisseur of renown and a gourmet par excellence, with 2 Dunlop Stars and by appointment to the Pearly Queen of London ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearly_Kings_and_Queens )
Just read this - and at the time of reading the news couldn't be better!
And then there's this
At present it looks like its a long way off, but I can hardly wait. Although on the other hand these things rarely turn out the way they seem at the start. Can't help but get excited though.
This weekend gone was the final beta weekend before the games official release on the 28th August. This weekend the team made available the two final races; the Asura & the Sylvari so I was keen to play it and pretty much spent the entire weekend in-game. Sorry – no screenshots as they are all on my home PC and I’m typing this at work.
I was browsing through Fail Blog today and came upon this which I thought was a great idea and that it could be good fun for us to have a go:
Write a one paragraph story using at least three of the below characters. As per tradition, the best one will be decided completely subjectively and awarded 1000 internetz
Personally I don't need 1000 internetz and even if no one has a go I think the little characters are brilliant so worth posting here.
Yesterday was my eldest son’s birthday and finally I got to give him that Tsuro game I bought ages ago. He’d never seen or heard of it before so he was a little like “WTF?” and I was praying he’d like it because of the stupid mistake I’d made on the cost of the game with the postage.
Anyway, after I got home from work and we had dinner, we decided to play a round of it, just Chris, Ben and myself (Eastenders was on so Mrs Chunder was otherwise engaged!).
I was "up town" yesterday in London and quite close to Oxford Circus so I popped into the Nike Store and got me one of those new fangled Nike+ Fuelband's. To be honest, I've been debating for some time about getting one but as they dont seem to be sold online via the Nike website it'd been a moot point until yesterday and I got the chance to get my sweaty mitt's on one.