It's been a long while since the story section last had any attention. A while back, I gave up on the idea of ever finishing my Star Wars stories, so instead have typed out a rough outline as to what may have happened during the rest of the saga. I've also expanded the names & characters section with images where possible.
Did some work behind the scenes of the game blog page so that the game filters now work much better.
A couple of months back I found loads of old notes about all the old Epic Space Marine games we played, starting from back when I was in high school. I thought it would be a good idea to type them all up as best I could, and upload them all. While I was at it, I also converted the Epic-S and 40K battle reports from their PDF state to HTML, and they can be found on the Warhammer 40K page.
This is where you can read any of my irregular wafflings about computer gaming. The whole point of this blog is to help motivate me to properly finish games, whether they be recent ones or older ones I played when I was younger that I never managed to beat.
Been checking t'interwebs for fun and cheap games I can have a bash at, and I came across the Humble Indie Bundle. This is a great idea: a bunch of indie games you can buy with some (or all) of the proceeds going to charity. What's not to like?
In the current bundle (which is the fifth one they've put together) you get Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Limbo, both games I've fancied playing in the past, and 6 other games I've never heard of, which I may or may not get round to.
First up I got stuck into Limbo. I'd seen a bit of footage of this game on Youtube a few months back, so had a rough idea of what to expect. It's basically a platform puzzle game where you control a little kid in a strange black and white landscape filled with machinery, giant spiders and brain-burrowing bugs. It's a fairly short game, made quicker by the fact that about three quarters of the game can be breezed passed very very easily. But then near the end I ran into several brick walls and the puzzles got a lot harder and more frustrating. The hardest puzzles were definitely ones that involved inverting gravity, and took quite some pulling out of hair and gnashing of teeth to get passed them.
But still, it's done now.
Up next will probably be Amnesia, which will be a very intriguing change of pace for me indeed. I doubt even all the Resident Evil I've been playing will prepare me for that one.
To inject a bit of insanity I really fancied buying Saints Row The Third and playing through that maybe as a co-op, but then I found out the PC version only works on Steam, and that software can just go suck on a hairy poo. It's not really the kind of game I'd fancy playing on console as I can't aim for shit on a joypad. Though I did end up semi-decent at Ghostbusters after playing it a whole bunch. Maybe I just need more practise. Hmmm.