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…

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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…

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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.

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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 completion
  • All the Zelda games I own (between Virtual Console, DS, and 3DS.. Link’s Awakening, Minish Cap, Ocarina of Time, Tingle’s Rupee Land)
  • Pokemon Conquest and Super Pokemon Rumble
  • Animal Crossing (Although one doesn’t really ‘complete’ Animal Crossing!)
  • Morrowind/Oblivion/Skyrim
  • All of the Fallout games (without getting bored 4 hours in)
  • Just Cause 2
  • Cave Story and Mutant Mudds
  • Faster than Light
  • Various Paradox Strategy games (although they are apparently very time consuming)
  • Leisure Suit Larry series (Damn you, GOG)
  • Orcs Must Die
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Stalker Series
  • Half Life series
  • The various tycoon games from GOG that I have amassed.
  • Baldur’s Gate and the remaining D&D games (once again from GOG)
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Four In February Progress 14

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.

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Four In February

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.

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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…

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First Impressions Of Windows 8

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.

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Been lazy lately, but some good news too!

I’ve slacked off the last week or so since I broke (and have now fixed) my bike, and now that the weather is awesome (and I have the day off work!) now is a great time to get back on the bike (and do some other exercises too).

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First Week With The Google Nexus 7

I’ve had my 16gb Nexus 7 for nearly a week now, and here are some of my initial thoughts from this first week.

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