Archive for October, 2007

Atlantic Crossing

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Hot Rod

Being as I find myself home alone (more on that later) I have decided to be frivolous and carefree for the entire duration. Kind of like Lennon’s lost weekend I will do all those wild and wacky things that I could never do under the constant 24 hour observation of my wife. One of these things (and as rock and roll as I get these days) was to join Xbox live. I put it off as much as I could and, to be honest, I wasn’t in the slightest bit interested previously and still really wasn’t as I plugged the LAN cable in. I’m old school dun and I figure that games should be purchased from a shop, put into your console and then played. Multi-player? Go find some friends and sit on the sofa playing Mario Kart or something. Games were always self encapsulating experiences and had all you needed in the cart or disc. What other way was there? Well I seem to have missed the boat and now what is on the disc is only part of the package. So yesterday, kind of skeptical, I plugged my 360 into the internet just FOR THE HELL OF IT AND BECAUSE I CAN.


XBox 360 review

Sunday, October 7th, 2007


Found this in my hard drive written a while ago. I thought I’d post in case somebody is still interested in a review of a console that has been out nearly two years…

My 360 was purchased last month. It was a toss up between which of the next gen consoles (PS3, Wii and 360) to go for but the 360 won out. Firstly, an most importantly, the 360 has far superior games. It’s really that simple. Both the Wii and the PS3 simply do not have strength in gaming depth. Of course, it depends on your tastes but I’m too old to be waving things at the TV playing a tennis game on the Wii and if I got a PS3 i’d have no games to play such is the dearth of anything decent on it. It’s a no brainier as far as I’m concerned. Plus, I’m a big FPS fan and the 360 has billions of them. I had a look around Times Square at the consoles in the flesh and my opinion of the PS3 was reinforced – it’s ugly and rushed. Anyone want to bet me when the proper ‘slim’ ( i.e. finished PS3) will be released? I’ll give it 2 years. Mind you, in sexiness terms, the 360 is no looker and the Wii wins this somewhat superficial contest.


Ooh Baby Baby

Monday, October 1st, 2007

smallSo my son has reached 24 weeks in the womb. This is great because now it impossible that my wife can miscarry which was a huge fear after the airport incident. I’m relieved and now quite happy it’s all progressing as nature intended. If was born now he would have a chance of survival although those chances are greatly increased after 28 weeks. We have a picture of him in 4D and there he lies asleep in his rubber room. His face is kind of formed and he looks so peaceful and so innocent. This child has no idea how cruel this world will be to him and no comprehension as to man’s utter hatred to man. I feel guilty about bringing him into being and I’m not sure if this is normal but I do. I’ve said it. We purchased some baby clothes today, the first things we have bought. 0-3 months old. These clothes are so amazingly small and I could almost feel him in my arms when I unfolded them from the packets. Why I am telling you all this is hard to fathom. I feel I should document my feelings now so I remember how precious he is when he is screaming and shitting all over the shop. 3 months to go…