This week I've been mostly sorting out my house and recovering from University. Also had a pleasant house warming party for a friend of mine, although the BBQ didn't go as planned. Haven't had as much time as I thought to devote myself to some projects or pastimes but that isn't a huge deal. I have managed to start working on this blog though, which is a bonus. One thing I did do this week was go through a lot of my old stuff and found my old SNES and NES games, whats left of them anyway. I still have my trusty first game, Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt. Lots of fun memories between 4and 8 years old. Also, for the SNES, I still have The Lawnmower Man and Mystic Quest. I believe I played them until I left secondary school!
Outside the bubble
I'm pretty unaware of whats happening in the world this week. I just try to remember "Politicians are crooks" when I miss a week.
Guild Wars 2 being the focus of my video gaming mind over the last several years has lead me to the soundtrack. Someone extracted the files from the .dat presumably. I've just had it on shuffle/repeat most of the week and haven't even bothered to listen to anything else in particular. I will provide a link to it at the end of this post.
Being the slow reader I am, I finally started reading Ghosts of Ascalon last night. Only one chapter but I'm already feeling good about this book. I'm also trying not to be too biased when judging this book. I may review it in a later blog when I eventually finish it. A book I got for my wife has also been something I've been glancing at. Its called "If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit". Although I'm not biggest fan of the spiritual mumbo jumbo, this book seem really interesting coming from a writers perspective. Will be looking into this more.
Besides making money very slowly in Guild Wars, I've been looking around for some interesting games. One in particular that has caught my eye is Dear Esther. It seem people are hard pushed to actually call this a game and more of an interactive experience and I find this facinating. I have only just begun playing so I will talk more about it in the future. Games I'm also spying right now are Mount & Blade and 0 A.D. 0 A.D. in particular look highly interesting with its open source ideas. Will definitely be checking that one out. Finally, Civilization V has been calling me recently therefore I may need to give in soon. It has been a while...
As far as art is concerned:
Video of the Week
Stereo Skifcha a.k.a. Dubstep Hispter Cat
This has been going for a few months now but I just keep coming back to it! Try the hour long loop version!