Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Little Miss and Ice Tea


I've have always, always, wanted to try ice tea... Don't know why, I just have.

Tried it for the first time tonight... The verdict???? Absolutely lovely... Does this make me odd? Or at least odder?

Film Watched:

Little Miss Sunshine.

This film will not win Best Picture.

It should, but it won't. That will more than likely go to The Departed.

Little Miss Sunshine, however, has to be the best film I have seen from last year out of Hollywood (Best film overall from last year would have to be Lady Vengeance). This is a touching, funny, smart and just damn enjoyable movie. What more can you ask for really?

At least I have something to support now in the Oscar race, even if it is the underdog, but what the hell, Crash won last year and nobody saw that one coming! Maybe, just maybe they'll give the Best Director nod to The Departed and look elsewhere for best Picture?


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Zelda complete..........

Yep - just finished it... In just over 50 hours play. Phew.

Time to rest now!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Perverted gaming and Oscar noms

I really wasn’t planning on putting this on my blog, but after speaking to a friend last night, he persuaded me to add the link…

Before looking, I must warn you, this is about as perverted and explicit I have ever seen a computer game go to. It makes Dead or Alive Volleyball look like a Carry on Film in comparison. Only in Japan could you possibly find something like this!

It's from a japanese game called Sexy Beach 3 (I guess there must have been 2 games before!) I'm guessing it's for the PC, but to be frank - I don't have a clue. Bear in mind that this is actual gameplay footage!

I’m warning you again, do not look if you are easily offended… Also, this is definitely NSFW!

Perverted gaming to the extreme!

I also stumbled upon another clip of the game that is much MUCH worse... That I will not put on this blog

Well, it’s that time of year again… Oscar nominations.

This year is a little unusual in that, in my opinion, there are no standout films. There’s also no particular film that I feel like I can rally behind, then again, at present of the best film nominations, I have only actually seen one of the films (The Departed). Maybe if I get the chance to watch a couple more before the big date, my opinion will change.

I’m a little disappointed that United 93 wasn’t nominated as Best film, as this was probably one of the most powerful films I saw from last year. Oh well!

I know it’s been said time and time again, but I really think that this year may be the year for Scorsese. While I may not have liked The Departed as much as I’d anticipated, it’s still a good film. Nowhere near as good as the likes of Taxi Driver or Goodfellas, but it’s about time that little Marty got his Oscar.

I’ll probably make my predictions in the coming weeks and post them here. I anticipate that I may not be as successful as previous years, but we’ll see…

Anyway, here is the list in full:


Friday, January 19, 2007

Ex-boss, VC and Osu! Takake! Oendan!

Recently, my ex-supervisor (of about 5 years ago) has been assigned to me as my assistant. This is, to say the least, a little odd. I have to assign any lessor, or more menial tasks to her to deal with rather than me deal with them myself, and I tend to feel rather guilty asking her to do this. As I said, the situation is, well a little odd.

After a few boring weeks on the virtual console of late, today we have one of the greatest games of all time to download, none other than Street Fighter 2. Yes, that’s right, the best and only fighting game that you ever need to own.

I would download it myself, except for the fact that I already own it on my SNES.

Talking of great games, I just got a copy of Oendan through the post today. For those not in the know, this is the Japanese game released by Inis prior to Elite Beat Agents. It’s basically the same game mechanics, but with J-pop songs, even more bizarre stories, male cheerleaders and maybe a little less polish than Elite Beat Agents. The most fun is trying to figure out what the hell is going on (it’s in Japanese)… Tell me again why a race horse is trying to capture a burgler?????

I’ve only had a quick game so far, but it seems every bit as addictive as Elite Beat Agents, which is a good, good thing. I happened to beat Elite Beat Agents on the normal difficulty setting the other day, and I’m now playing through it on hard mode. I’d love to be able to get past this and unlock very hard and with it, the Elite Beat Divas.

Friday, January 05, 2007

You what!!! (2)

Okay, so I know that the DS has had it's fair share of odd games simulating strange occupations... Lawyer... Cook... Surgeon... Detective... Stock Market Trader...

Isn't this, however, a step too far?????


What's next? Porn Star DS.... No, don't even go there!

You what??????

Take a look at the link below (from from Tory MP Boris Johnson ...

"Just say no to Nintendo,"

Really... I'm at a loss for words...

Hell, get a kid to play Phoenix Wright and it will teach him or her how to read AND teach a little about the legal system... When will MP's realise that games are not just violent GTA clones and can actually stimulate the mind as well. Hell, Advance Wars and Disgaea give me no end of brain ache.

What. A. Prat.