Friday, 17 August 2012

Julian Assange and the Embassy Siege

I, like my two fellow blog mates, live in the UK, and as you may or may not be aware, there is trouble in the state of England. Julian Assange, who has remained in the UK whilst he appealed against extradition to Sweden for quite a few months now. The official line in all this, is that Mr Assange is wanted for the questioning in Sweden to do with some trumped up Sexual offence, which surprisingly only came to light after the wiki-leaks scandals. The UK, up until this point, had been acting in an officious way, and rightly so, preventing the calls by the US and Sweden for denied appeal and letting it run its course, they even granted him limited bail.

Whistle-blower, Cyber Terrorist, Bond Villain, people call him many things he is not, me and just call him Mr. Humphries from are you being served. 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Skyrim. A Game That Taught Me How Boring Greatness Can Be

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a massive open world action packed RPG. It's massive, packed full of content and can give anyone who plays it an overwhelming sense of scale and adventure as they brave awe inspiring snow covered mountains and grand fertile valleys. You can traverse the most decayed landscape or some of the most beautiful and alive environments which I have ever experienced in a game. It's reconnecting with nature, but without the effort of actually going outside. It's stunning, it's long and it will become addictive enough that even when you leave Skyrim for the outside, you'll crave to be able to get back home and play it some more.  

But, it's also exceptionally boring and one of the most repetitious games that I've ever played, forcing me to grind more than if I was a mule working in a mill forced to pull a grindstone all day until I go lame and buckle under the futility of it all. But obviously I can't stop playing. So what the hell is in the water in Skyrim? On that note then let's jump randomly between thoughts until we can pull a conclusion out of our asses.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Mann vs. Machine and the state of TF2

The TF2 update machine rolls on with the official announcement of Mann vs Machine, along with the recent Sleeping Dogs tie-in.  So why don't I care?

Sunday, 12 August 2012