Monthly Archives: April 2012

Too many languages..

..yet it’s only two! My inability to speak German has found its way into several blogposts before with the most notable one being this one. Things have somewhat changed since then. A couple of months ago I started a new job in marketing which required me to only speak English with the very occasional checks […]

Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 completed

I recently completed Mass Effect 2 and then straightaway played Mass Effect 3. In fact, Mass Effect 3 and my worry about being unable to avoid spoilers for any longer were the reasons I decided to buy a new 360 back in February and I am still surprised I managed to avoid spoilers for this […]

“This is my opening negotiating position” – L.A. Noire review

I recently completed L.A. Noire. The game had been on my radar since it was first announced, but a lack of console and/or time made that difficult up until recently. The game starts off really well. All the initial cases are well done and feature just as much slick yet tawdriness as to be expected […]

Splinter Cell Conviction was a bad purchase

I bought Splinter Cell Conviction as I felt that, as a Splinter Cell fan, I really should play it. Two levels in and I am incredibly angry at the game, the developers and mourning the loss of a fantastic series. I should have listened to myself.

The lack of choice in gaming

Choices feature more or less in some games. There are games that are truly linear offering no choices [such as the excellent Beyond Good & Evil], games that offer some choices [such as BioShock with the little sisters which affected the finale] and games that are all about choices [such as the Mass Effect trilogy]. […]

Telephone Preference Service (TPS)

This year the amount of cold calls on our landline became unmanageable. There were at least five PPI calls a day, as well as others promising holidays or other things. None of them were actually made by real people and pressing whichever number to unsubscribe never worked. It’s not even like we gave out the […]

Gaming weekend

As I am on my way to work after a four-day blissful Easter weekend I’m torn between the guilt of not doing anything constructive that I planned and remembering the fun I had playing games for most of my waking hours. On Friday I spent close to 12 hours playing LA Noire, most of this […]

“London smells like my grandma”

Tonight I saw ‘The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists’ at the cinema. The film probably would have passed me by had it not been for a friend and mine’s decision to go to a cinema, as well as the process of elimination of all the other terrible films that are out. Pirates! was fun […]


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