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Come in, put your feet up. Would you like a drink? Why, yes, I have been away, thanks for asking. I went to Orlando, Florida.

It was incredible. I was fortunate enough to go there ten years ago, and now I’ve gone back. It’s perhaps twice as good as I remember, simply because this time my brother and I hit all the rollercoasters we could. The Hulk – a big, bad mother that launches you away at 60 mph – was utterly brilliant. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was also fantastic, featuring Hogsmeade, Hogwarts and several other key locations such as the Three Broomsticks. It was also the first place everyone chose to go as soon as the park opens, meaning that, if you don’t get in there asap, you aren’t getting in there for, oooh, hours.

So, yes, now I’m back. With a post-holiday bank balance to match. Eeesh. Happily, there is plenty of work going at the moment, so something resembling normal service can now resume.

So… where have I been?

Posted: June 25, 2011 in Musings
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It’s been a mental month.

Firstly, changes to the house. Two out, two in. The house still looks like a bombsite a week later. No access to the living room – therefore, no Wii or Xbox. Mercifully, I made sure to keep my 3DS out of the carnage, otherwise I would be going spare.

Loads of people have been ill or on holiday at work, so I’m now working as much as possible. These shifts tend to be the most unsociable hours going and leave me little time to do anything else.

That Gaming Site has shut down. Connected Consoles appears to be beginning its own death spiral. So I’ve decided to focus on this portfolio for the time being. I’ve written a bunch of reviews for this (Doctor Who, several 3DS games, etc), but haven’t had the time to do anything with them. So now they’re all going to get the posting treatment. Yay.

I’m making a deal with myself to try and update this at least once (preferably twice) a week. There you are, it’s on record now.

Stuff what I have done lately:

Wii Remote Plus Dated For Europe
Wii And DS Sales Tumble
Professor Layton Vs Pheonix Wright Announced

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I Review
Left 4 Dead: The Sacrifice Review
Alan Wake: The Writer Review
Dead Rising 2 Review

Box Office – Paranormal Activity 2 Has Biggest Ever Horror Opening
Vampires Suck Review (Ungraded)
Guess How Much Money Resident Evil: Afterlife Has Made?
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Pt 1 – Now Not In 3D

And we’re back…

Posted: September 28, 2010 in Musings
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Yes, sorry, got busy again. Trying to write for a multitude of different websites while working overtime at my paying job and spending time with the girlfriend leaves me with very little time to do anything else.

Alltern8:

Sherlock: A Study In Pink
Iron Maiden: The Final Frontier
Alpha Protocol
Sherlock: The Blind Banker
Sherlock: The Great Game
Resident Evil: Afterlife (the edited version)

Connected Consoles:

Lego Harry Potter Sells 2.7 Million Copies
Wii Sells 30 Million Units In US
Metroid: Other M Cutscenes Reduced Sakamoto to Tears
Why Did Red Steel 2 Fail?
Nintendo Release Overload
Just Dance 2 Track Listing
Metroid: Other M Reviews Are In
Conduit 2 Delayed Until 2011
Nintendo Already Know What The Next Console Is
Capcom’s 3DS Titles Not Available At Console’s Launch?
Hilarious ESRB Rating For Super Scribblenauts
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Out November 29th
Ace Attorney Investigations 2 In The Works

ThatGamingSite:

Is Resident Evil 6 Coming Soon?
LucasArts Sacks 80 Staff
Batman: Arkham City Nearly “4-5 times bigger than Arkham Asylum”
Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Announced
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Review
Halo: Reach Becomes Best Selling Xbox Exclusive In UK
Pokemon Black & White Break Japanese Sale Records
Bobby Kotick Challenged By Insulted Indie Dev

Movie-Moron:

Will Ferrell Beats Off Christopher Nolan
Box Office: Expendables Slays All, Toy Story Shatters Records, Pilgrim Fails
The Expendables – Our Review
Karl Urban Cast As Judge Dredd
Box Office: Expendables Slays Five, Pilgrim Gone
New Live Action TMNT Gets Michael Bay & Iron Man’s Mouth
Toy Story 3 Becomes 7th Billion-Dollar Movie
Resident Evil: Afterlife – Review (the full version)

It’s worth looking at the Movie-Moron Resident Evil: Afterlife review if only to read the hysterical comments from people disagreeing with me.

Told you so.

Alan Wake
Death At A Funeral
Doctor Who: The Big Bang
The Cleveland Show: Episode Twenty-One
Top Ten Best Doctor Who Episodes (Part 1)
Top Ten Best Doctor Who Episodes (Part 2)
Toy Story 3
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
The Expendables

Hey, how’s it going?

Sorry I’ve been away for a while, things have been hectic. I’ve got a new position at ThatGamingSite where I need to post game news everyday. I was also recently appointed the lofty position of Nintendo Editor over at ConnectedConsoles, something that’s hugely exciting for me (even now, two weeks later.)

I will be posting more stuff here soon – I have a few more Alltern8 links for you, as well as a buttload of game reviews. I’ve recently seen The Expendables, The A-Team and hope to see Inception (all of which will get the review treatment) and I’m listening to the new Iron Maiden album – again, review as soon as I can find the time to squeeze it in.

Stay frosty.

Liiiiiiinks

Posted: April 9, 2010 in Musings
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Here we go again:

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
The Cleveland Show: Episode Eleven
Sonic Classic Collection
Pure Pwnage Teh TV Show: Episode One
Ashes to Ashes: 301
Doctor Who: 501
Red Steel 2
Pure Pwnage Teh TV Show: Episode Two

I know you might not be interested in reading all of them, but if you pick one and click on it a few times a day (you don’t even have to look at it, just open the page a few times), you’ll really be helping me out.

Moar Links

Posted: March 31, 2010 in Musings
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Sorry about this current cycle where I vanish for two weeks, reappear, post loads, then vanish again. As always, I’m playing catch-up with a bizarre workload I’ve managed to produce from nothing. Here are some links until more things appear without warning:

The Cleveland Show: Episode Ten
Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll
The Cleveland Show: Episode Nine
The Nerd Zone: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (Act 3)
The Nerd Zone: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (Act 2)
The Nerd Zone: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (Act 1)
The Cleveland Show: Episode Eight

I make no excuses…

Posted: March 9, 2010 in Musings
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…but my laptop died. I blame Vista wholeheartedly. Some new things to browse if you feel like it:

The Cleveland Show: Episode Seven
The Cleveland Show: Episode Six
The Cleveland Show: Episode Five
The Cleveland Show: Episode Four
Bioshock 2
The Cleveland Show: Episode Three
The Cleveland Show: Episode Two
The Cleveland Show: Episode One

Things are coming, but I can’t say when. Still debating the future of any potential comics, as I’d rather just get stuck into some writing. Eat your greens.

Alive!

Posted: February 6, 2010 in Musings
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Hello there! Thought I’d better come on and explain why things have been so dead as of late. I’ve been dividing my time quite unhealthily, you see. I work 39 hours a week, then I come home and spend several hours playing games and then reviewing them. Just in case you think I’m lying, you can read my childish scribblings here:

Need for Speed: Nitro
Hasbro’s Family Game Night
C.O.P. The Recruit
New Super Mario Bros Wii
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition
Dead Space: Extraction
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilised
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

GUMO is not dead, it is on its way back. I’m just trying to decide what I want to do with it – do I keep it based on real events, make up a story, learn how to make comics look more professional or turn in a page of dribble and call it art? Anyway, that’s all from me for now. Next up: another bloody Heroes review. More games as and when. Stay safe.