Sunday, May 22, 2005

Nokia 6600 for sale!

Quick! Quick! Snap up this little puppy at a ridiculously cheap price:

Once it's gone, it's gone! You've got to be in it to win it! There's nothing in this game for two in a bed! Insert other clich├ęs here!

After being landed with a 6 month backdated broadband bill by BT (whoa...alliteration overload), it has come to my attention that I'm rather poor. As Blackadder once put it, I'm as poor as a church mouse, that's just had an enormous tax bill on the very day his wife ran off with another mouse, taking all the cheese. So here starts my drive to increase funds before my trip to Greece. This does unfortunately mean that I'll not be able to attend Collette's birthday in Lancaster since, as these things always seem to come in threes, not only do I now have to find money for a bond for a new house, but my car has suddenly developed a puncture. I'm a big believer in karma - and if something is not meant to be, then I'm damned if I'm going to fight it. Not that I could afford to fight it right now. So, I'll be missing another Milton meeting; hopefully when Msr. Huby gets his house in order (literally), we can arrange a decent housewarming party in Huddersfield avec BBQ, football and merriment.

As much as I despise moving house, I'm looking forward to getting a place with (hopefully) a bigger room. Either a bigger bedroom, or a bigger reception room. Just somewhere I can practice Bushido without falling over chairs, CD cases or wires. This will have been my 4th house move in 2 years. With the majority of letting agents only giving you 6 month rolling contracts, there's no guarantee that come January I won't be out on my arse again. Joy.

Heroes 4 is developing nicely. Initial impressions have given way to somewhat begrudging admiration in how 3DO have vastly improved on the 3rd game but with little loss to the gameplay. The differences between 2 and 3 were negligible, but this third sequel (albeit with a confusing and hectic three-quarter down view during battles) seems to have totally revitalised the main component that holds the series together - fun. You fight leprechauns who toss their hats in the air when they're not fighting. The world screen is littered with hundreds of different things to collect, and the new lick of paint accompanying the game means that the wonder of finding out what's in the next chest is back again. The crucial update though, is the ability for your Heroes to fight in battle. This adds a certain attachment to your army that was lacking in the previous games, as you strive to keep your Hero alive and kick ass at the same time. Just one more game...


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