Today the Sony PlayStation 4 came out in the US, we will have to wait until November the 29th. Next week the Xbox one is being launched, however Microsoft will be launching it in their most popular gaming countries which luckily and unsurprisingly features the UK. So the US, most of Europe and other countries will get the new console on the...
I bought a new phone the other day, it was time as my last one was just bout hanging in there. There was a part of me which was tempted with an iPhone however I ignored the devil on my shoulder (my wife) and opted for a Sony Xperia Z1. I wasn’t 100% sure about sticking with Android devices, but as there is little else out there I thought I...
I have spent most of my time playing GTA V like many others, I have pretty much completed it, barring some of the smaller games, no spoilers here I won’t ruin the ending. So for a change of pace I picked up a copy of FIFA 14, I got some money off as I traded in a number of older issues (they really weren’t worth that much). I kept FIFA 13...
I’m not always a fan of TV shows coming out as console games, however when AMC ventured out to the console with its Walking Dead game I was pleasantly surprised it wasn’t shit. And now it looks like another popular TV titles is heading the same way. Telltale games have announced a Game of Thrones story driven game which will feature a number of characters from the hit show.
So far it’s only in the early stages of conception but I still have high hopes for it as they are following a similar formula to the Walking Dead game. You can choose to save a character rather than killing them off. I think it will definitely suffice whilst the TV show is off air. I’m currently heading back to the Walking Dead game as on Friday we hit a mid-season break and left with a bit of a cliff-hanger and Saturday night whilst there was nowt I fancied watching on telly I thought I would play a game as I was already missing it.
Anyway I won’t give away any spoilers for that ep, but instead enjoy a video of Game of Thrones video game announcement.
And yes I am glossing over Leeds 3 all draw against Watford. It was close to being a loss early on, we brought it back, took a lead and then drew. Less said about that the better. Onwards to the next game away next Saturday to Doncaster.Read More
Apparently there is a list to show that when have made it in life. If you have/own these things then you know! Great huh? I thought I would have a look and see how I compared!
A detached house – Check
A high end car – Check
A range cooker – No the wife can’t cook so would be a waste
A Jacuzzi – No
Private Gates – No
A gold card – Probably
A bathroom television – I wish
A swimming pool – Nope
Queen-sized bed – I have a king (more space between the wife and I)
A boiling water tap – What?
Apparently having a detached house makes people feel like they have made it or like me, being a miserable git who doesn’t like to hear his neighbours. A high end car, yes I suppose, however high end for me is a BMW or Merc and that’s more to do with the car than the status of owing it. A Range Cooker, perhaps, if it was a case of keeping up with the Joneses, however my wife can’t cook and spending that sort of money would be a massive waste.
Things like Jacuzzi’s and Swimming pools I suppose could be considered a statement for the rich, however it seems every Tom, Dick or Harry has one of those cheap blow up ones in their garden nowadays. Private gets well I suppose they keep the undesirables out but as I have found in the past myself as well when the electric fob breaks.
I’ve tried asking for a TV in the bathroom before but the wife doesn’t want to spend money on that not when we already have 3 TV’s in the house. Also I don’t take baths and a shower only lasts 2 minutes, however if I could watch TV in the shower I’m sure certain shows would extend my shower time…
I have a gold card that came because the wife spends a fortune on my credit card, which I pay off regularly. I also have a fancy bank account, for the rich, not that I spend much money in there. I’m not sure why a queen bed would be a sign of making it, a king sized one is bigger, but I suppose queen is bigger than a double bed. And then a boiling water tap, what the feck is one of those, don’t people have kettles?
Anyway, I must head out into the garden and assess the damage by the winds. The wife keeps nagging me because the wheelie bin is rolling off down the street and her bird table has more lean to it than the tower of Pisa.
As weekends go I’ve taken it easy, Friday night I had a few down at the local with the guys. Most of them had, had busy weeks at work, so never really like listening to me go on about what I do, or as what I don’t do. It’s not like I don’t know what hard work is, I worked bloody hard when I was young and partied even harder. And now I’ll help mates out if they need it provided the cash is in hand. However as money isn’t an issue anymore I don’t see why I should be a slave to the wage if I don’t have to be. Anyway the wife works part time to keep me in beer and Xbox games.
Still I don’t find going down to the local as enjoyable as I once did. It’s changed, not just the price increases but I think we have lost some of the atmosphere we once had. Either from the smoking ban or just because no one goes out anymore because they are skint. It’s not too bad because we can still play pool although I have slacked off being in the pool league recently. I think it’s a sign of the time, many people state the great British pub is declining.
Many boozers now are turning into gastro pubs and bistro bars, as selling food along with drink is the only way to stay viable. However not all of us like this gastro pub food and like our boozers. One of the other pubs near us which I used to frequent was turned into a fancy gastro pub. Don’t get me wrong the food served was excellent however you could never get a seat unless you booked in for a meal, because most seating was taken for eating.
It was a close shave though with Leeds when we played Boro’, after our one nil lead, they managed to draw equal with us in the second half. But we managed to go ahead again five minutes later thanks to a header by Jason Pearce. We then managed to keep the lead till the end of the game, would have been nice to net a few more though! It did help though that Boro’ were down to ten men just before the end of the first half, when Jason Steele was sent off for a foul on Dexter Blackstock.
Anyway all that matters is where are creeping up the table, in 6th place, in the playoffs. We do need to keep on this winning form and get our GD back up. But I think we may be within a fighting chance. We are in a much better position than we have been in the past and I and other fans are a lot more confident under the manger ship of Brian McDermott. Our next game is away against Blackburn, who were stuck with a goalless draw at the weekend against Reading. Their draw was our gain, which saw reading drop from the play off zone. Hopefully we can just keep on form!
Whilst having Sunday, dinner (rather late) this afternoon, I had the Citeh game on. And bloody hell wouldn’t have thought they were playing against a team which is considered top flight! Think Tottenham just laid down and let Citeh to take them. Not a bad match to watch, if you’re a fan of neither although it was getting a bit boring by the end, when Tottenham completely gave up the goose. And to top off my footballing weekend Manure drew after winning for most of the game ha ha!
So watching the news today and they were talking about how we Brits are pretty crap at speaking other languages. We have all been tarred with the same brush when it comes to travelling abroad, we are rude, drunken and unable to speak anything other than English. Which may be the case for some Brit holidaymakers going to the Spanish Costas but to be fair there are a lot of British people who are bi-lingual and some multi-lingual.
I myself am multi-lingual, well bi-lingual would be fairer as I can speak French, Spanish and German, however my German is pretty flaky now as I haven’t used it in a number of years and my Spanish mainly gets me to a bar, or ordering food at restaurants and getting around a bit. But I can’t speak full conversations much anymore. When I worked, my job saw me travel a lot around Europe, every other week I was in Paris for Lille for a meeting with bosses so I spoke fluent French, which I learnt in school. Trips to Germany saw me take this language on to help me whilst working over there occasionally. And Spanish was gained from lad’s holidays, hence the basic alcohol involved knowledge.
Learning languages is best done when you’re young. I started French in primary school, followed it to High School and took it GCSE gaining pretty high marks, considering the rest of my results. However sometimes you can have a natural ability which helps as I have mentioned learning it when young. One thing that can be tricky is the writing part, speaking does come easier, however there are places you can look for help on writing here. When it came to picking up German in my twenties it was much harder, I only got around because as I was learning it I was using it. However it hasn’t ‘stuck’ like French has so there defiantly are benefits learning it when you’re young.
So focus needs to be on early education in my opinion. According to the British Council most Brits cannot hold a conversation in one of the ten most important languages. I’ve found many of my mates round here don’t speak any other language but English (well Yorkshire) whereas when I lived in London many people in my circle of friends spoke a different languages. Some could speak as many as five! However the need to be bi-lingual in some walks of life is more important than others. The jobs my mates have round here wouldn’t need them to speak another language so after school they never bothered to carry on what they learnt.
I just hope we can improve languages in schools, although I think that’s going to be harder that they think!
I may not be a PlayStation fan but even I can see microwaving one is plain stupid and a waste of money/dangerous. At least he states during the video do not attempt but still I personally think he is an idiot even if it’s in the name of ‘Art’. Watch it below if you wish.Read More
You can read the full story here, but basically QPR are looking at being fine by the Football League £60million because of the financial fair play rules! It’s about time they clamped down on this. QPR made a loss of £80million during the 2012-13 Barclays Premier League season, they were also relegated despite massive signings. Their weekly wage bill for players was huge with some on over £100,000 per week.
They won’t get the fine now though, they will have to wait until they get promoted back to the premier League. They are currently in third position level on points and GD with Leicester. Their next game after the international break is on Saturday against Charlton, where they will be playing at home. Leeds next game will be Saturday against Boro’ at home. Hopefully we won’t lose any of our momentum now after winning against Charlton last week.
Today the Sony PlayStation 4 came out in the US, we will have to wait until November the 29th. Next week the Xbox one is being launched, however Microsoft will be launching it in their most popular gaming countries which luckily and unsurprisingly features the UK. So the US, most of Europe and other countries will get the new console on the same date.
So far the PlayStation 4 has had a few problems, these have been unearthed by people who had them to review i.e. journalists. It includes problems connecting the console to the TV and receiving a picture to a Sony ‘ring of death’ where they have a pulsating blue light rather than the white glowing light which you get when it works. So not all good but there are always hiccups on release.
I’m not a Sony console fan, currently deciding on whether I need to buy a new Xbox as mine will suffice really and with Christmas coming up the wife doesn’t really want me spending that much money on myself! Anyway, I really should get out and about more and not play on my Xbox all day, or my laptop or my new phone…
I need to get out a bit and use my new lens which I got to work on my new Sony Xperia Z1. I have taken a few shots around the house, not really very arty mainly cups of tea, beer and a cranky wife but I haven’t been up to much to take any great outdoors photos with it. Now probably isn’t the best time as we head into winter and the weather takes a turn for the worst! However this weekend I plan on heading out whilst the weather looks fair, gets some exercise and play with my new toy especially as my back is now on the mend.
Plus as there is no football this weekend, I thought why not get out and about. Tonight England play Chile at Wembley no doubt we will lose, because we are shit! Our second international game is against Germany again at Wembley. Even with the home advantage I smell disaster in the air….. oh no wait that’s England’s smell. I know I should be supportive of the national team, but it is rubbish. It’s lacking in so many areas, experience, teamwork and generally ability! This is the problem when you have a Premier League dominated by foreign players. And now these foreign players are making more appearances in the Championship, that we have no hope of fielding a good team in the future if it carries on like this.