Clearing My Gaming Backlog Lets Do This

I buy far too many games. It’s pretty obvious what the problem is. I don’t play them enough, then I get bored and buy more. It’s quite silly really. I’m not the only person either! Anyway, it’s time to get this backlog under control! I’m going to take part in Four in February again like I did this year. And I’m going to aim to play through 1-2 games each month depending my available free time each month. I’m not sure if I even want to take my PS3 with me back to uni given how many Steam/3DS games I...

Easter The Shard And Netbooks

It’s been a while since I last updated with a new post. Since then I’ve been using Crunchbang Linux as my main operating system, visited the Top of the Shard, bought a cheap netbook to carry around with me at uni so I don’t have to spend ages looking for a computer when I (rarely, albeit) need one. I’ve also sold off quite a few of my old DS and PS3 games that although I wanted to play at some point the chances are that I never will. I even went for a bike ride last week… Crunchbang is awesome....

Animal Crossing New Leaf - One Week Later (Gaming)

Animal Crossing New Leaf - One Week Later
This has been a good week. The game I originally bought my 3DS for back in 2011 was released! Animal Crossing: New Leaf is awesome. There aren’t many other ways to describe it. In fact, in the days since release it’s now my 2nd most played game on my 3DS (Second only to AC:WW). I’ve played for 28 hours and 13 minutes at the time of writing this piece. That’s an average of four hours a day; considering I’ve been working 8 or 9 hours most days this week apparently I haven’t been sleeping much… What’s so special? Everything! My...

Connectifys Nxdomain Misdirections

I use Connectify Pro on my Windows box to share my internet connection to a wireless access point so I can access the internet on my Kindle, and 3DS. It’s simple and it allows me to play Mario Kart online so it’s great. I just didn’t expect Connectify to take over my DNS setttings and redirect me to pages filled with ads. I bought a new domain today, and was presented with a page filled with ‘Related Links’. Hmm. I did some digging and found out that Connectify’s default internal DNS server returns invalid responses. Take a look the screenshots....

Backlogs and Buying New Games.... (Gaming)

Backlogs and Buying New Games....
Backlogs and Buying New Games…. Damn, I really want Persona 4 Golden… but honestly will I get time to play it? Ignoring Four in February I have so much still to play (that I do really want to get around to at some point! Backlogs are a bad thing for motivation to play games. Here are just some of my outstanding games…. Professor Layton series on DS Dragon Quest 4/5/6 remakes on DS Retro City Rampage on Vita The various Grand Theft Auto games for PSP/DS/PC Chono Trigger The various Mario games for 3DS that are in differ stages of...

Four in February Progress 1/4 (gaming)

Finished my first game of Four in February! 7:28:36 and I’ve destroyed the One Ring in Lego Lord of the Rings. Woop! I won’t be continuing to 100% because that’s plainly ridiculous in a LEGO game with thousands of collectables to find. I had a lot of fun completing the story, and enjoyed the LEGO styling of the characters. All were done well, and were instantly recognizable. Going through freeplay with the cast of unlocked would be great I just wouldn’t get any of my other Four in February games completed (before June). You shall not pass! LEGO Randomness Little...

Four In February (Gaming)

I like the idea of ‘Four in February’. Complete four video games during the 2nd month of the year. It sounds like a fun challenge, and should get me 25% closer to my goals for 2013. The games I’ll aim to complete are: *Pokémon Black Version 2 LEGO Lord of the Rings *Half Life 1 Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (Only the main quest, which I’ve never managed to complete without being distracted!) None of these will be completed to 100%, rather just the main bulk of the story done and the credits rolling; this is now how I judge a game...

Early Christmas Presents

Since my girlfriend and I won’t be spending Christmas together (homes being half way across the country has a way of doing this) we decided to swap gifts this weekend before she left on the Monday. Sure it means we’ll have less to open on Christmas Day… but we got to open our presents together. Here’s some (not very Christmassy) photos… A Dr Who Shirt from Teefury! She saw this on the site a month or so ago and really wanted it… Aren’t I such a nice boyfriend? Something to keep my phone upright whilst watching stuff on Youtube. They’re...

First Impressions Of Windows 8 (Reviews)

I panned Windows 8’s modern UI when I first saw it, and then again when it finally came out. Now I’ve actually installed it on a desktop PC I’m starting to think differently. It’s actually pretty good and now I’ve played with it for a few hours I love it. Above is my somewhat customised ‘Start Screen’ that everyone seems to hate. It’s the first thing you learn about Windows 8 and it soon becomes the first thing you hate. Use it for a while though, and it starts to make sense. I have logged into my facebook, twitter and...