Rarely do I get super excited about an upcoming game, argh who am I kidding I love it and the next must have game (for me anyway) has to be Titanfall. It is released in just over a month and is one of the most anticipated games of the year since it was unveiled at E3 last year. This could well be a big console seller for Microsoft as it...
The wife and I haven’t been to the cinema in a while. Time and being bothered is what has stopped us really and well, nothing has really caught my eye in a while. Some of our friends suggested going to see 12 Years a Slave at our local picture house, and although I’m not big on historical type films, it has had a lot of press. Not sure if...
Some things really get my goat in the news, on Friday it was an article in the Guardian (I know not the Daily Mail) that bugged me. Apparently some people (chief of the UN’s climate science panel to the economist Lord Stern) want to tax meat. Thus to encourage us to eat less of it and reducing global warming, because cows fart too...
Today Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella announced that Titanfall is getting a season pass and the comments section lit up like a light bulb. The general consensus was that people don’t want DLC’s and would rather have a finished game with all the content added, this got me thinking.
DLC’s have been a popular way for developers to produce new content for a game after its release for a while now, and it’s obviously making them money, so I doubt it will stop any time soon. I personally think that if you want the extra content then you should pay for it (at a reduced price of course), but people are so selfish that they want everything for free.
Take for instance Battlefield 1942, the original game was great and packed full of content, but they still released expansion packs (which you had to buy) to provide players with new content. These expansion packs not only bolstered the amount of content in the game but also served as a stop gap until the next game was released.
Personally I’m happy that developers are producing new content for their games as well as providing ongoing tech support for bugs and so on; it would be easy for them to ship a game then just start on a sequel and not really bother with fixing glitches etc. DLC’s provide longevity for a game, hell I was still playing Battlefield 3 until Battlefield 4 was released and that was two years later!
At the end of the day if people feel like a DLC isn’t worth it then don’t buy it, but I’m all for it as long as the price is right and the content is the same quality as the original game.
What do you think? Are DLC’s a good or bad thing, leave your comments below:Read More
Mobile phone network Three has revealed their latest advert and it’s great. A follow up to the award winning #DancePonyDance advert of last year, the #SingItKitty advert has a girl on a bike with a cat both singing the Starship’s 1985 hit ‘We Built this City’.
I actually paused the TV and called me wife into watch it when I first saw it, check it out below:Read More
Oh to be a Leeds supporter! It’s funny, one of my friends said the other day that he now knows what it feels like to be a Leeds supporter (he’s a Manchester United supporter), but in all honesty its not funny at all. Leeds really need to start putting together a decent run if they are going to get into the play-offs this season.
Things were looking up a couple of weeks ago after the 5-1 drubbing of Huddersfield and 2-1 win over Yeovil after being behind, but this went back to normal last week with a poor display against Brighton. We all know that Leeds are capable of beating any team in the league, but their inconsistency is a real problem.
We play Middlesbrough in the early kick off today, which I’ll be watching (through my hands probably) and anything less than a win could prove to be a massive problem for getting into the play-offs.
Leeds actually have a good recent record against Middlesbrough in Teesside and have won three out of the last four meetings, although they have not kept a clean sheet in their last 10 games. Hopefully that will change as Jack Butland is expected to make his debut for the club after joining on loan from Stoke this week; Cameron Stewart is also available after missing last week’s defeat to Brighton.
I’m predicting a Leeds win, obviously, but will be watching with baited breathe.Read More
I watched a program on 4OD over the weekend called Double Your House for Half the Money and it has given us some great ideas on what we could do to our house.
Space is the main concern with our home, although there is only two of us we seem to have so much stuff that it’s slowly starting to look like a hoarder’s paradise. There isn’t much scope to extend the houses exterior as it is a terraced house with a relatively small garden, but luckily we do have a basement which we could utilise to make some more space.
At the moment the basement is full of, well to be honest junk and non-essential items such as old work files, cycle parts and bags of old clothes. What we could really do with is an office space and the basement would be the perfect space. It would then free up our spare bedroom to either make into a guest room when we have visitors or a dressing room making more space in our master bedroom.
The TV episode had two couples, one who built a big extension on their house and the other who converted their basement to make two more bedrooms. It showed us that there is potential to do something with our basement, so we’re looking into it at the moment.Read More
Yep, that’s right I do the odd bit of cooking once and a while, and one of my wife’s favourites is my chicken noodle soup. We are having some friends round for dinner at the weekend and my wife asked if I would make the soup for the starter, so I decided to share it on here too.
Ingredients (serves 6-8):
- Chicken breast 500g
- 3 carrots
- 4 sticks of celery
- 1 onion
- 2-3 hot chillies
- 1 chicken stock cube
- ½ pack of medium noodles
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Chilli powder to taste
Start by chopping up all of the carrots, celery, onion and chillies whilst gently heating a pan with a tablespoon of oil in it. Put all the vegetables in and let it simmer for around 10 minutes until it softens.
While you’re waiting chop the chicken breast into cubes approximately 1 inch big, once the veg is softened put the chicken breast in and stir quite frequently so that the breast gets nicely seared.
Add approximately 1 litre of boiling water into a suitable jug and add the chicken stock cube, stir until it is fully dissolved.
Pour the chicken stock into the pan and leave to simmer away for approximately 5-8 minutes. Add the noodles to the pan and cook as per the instructions (usually around 4 minutes), you may need to add some more water to the pan.
Add salt and pepper to taste and if it needs a bit of an extra kick add some chilli powder.
Serve immediately or divide up into plastic containers and freeze.
Hopefully my friends will like it, I might not put as many chillies in the soup this time as I don’t know how spicy they like it; FYI me and my wife like it hotRead More
You know me, anything for a laugh (and to have a bit of a skive), so when my wife tweeted me this funny Grand Theft Auto Cornwall video spoof I just had to share it.
Made by Cornish comedian Colin Leggo, this spoof video combines actual game footage with some West Country voiceovers. Whether it’s Michael searching for pasties, Trevor talking about parking tickets or Franklin buying ice cream, this video will crack you up.
Check it out below:Read More
I came across a news article today about a survey of holiday home guest’s bad behaviour and it got me thinking about the time when me and my friends went on John’s stag do in Portugal.
We had booked a villa for the weekend just outside Lisbon and turned up at the holiday agent’s office to pick up the key. The girl behind the desk said that the villa wasn’t ready as they had had a hen group staying during the week and they had left it in a mess, but there was a team of cleaners cleaning it up as we spoke.
Understandably a bit peeved off that the villa wasn’t ready we decided to head to one of the local watering holes for a quick drink. That drink turned into a 4 hour drinking session until we were able to get the key and we stumbled down the road with our cases in tow to the villa.
No sooner than we had opened the door, the stag (John) decided that he wasn’t feeling too good and was sick on the floor. Not a big deal you say, although he had been drinking Vodka and Red Bull all afternoon and decided to choose a nice looking white rug to be sick on.
One of our more sober friends started to clean the mess up, but it soon became apparent that the Red Bull wasn’t going to go in a hurry. The next day we headed to the hypermarket and along with a healthy supply of alcohol and snacks we also bought some cleaning products, Marigold’s and some scrubbers.
Again we tried to remove the now dry Red Bull from the rug to no avail. We even made it into a drinking game where whoever lost had to scrub the rug for 5 minutes (as well as having a penalty drink).
The weekend came and went, and it was time to check out. We admitted that we’d stained the rug to the receptionist and headed home. We didn’t think anything of it for a month or so until the best man (James) got a bill for a new rug in the post. €80 wasn’t too bad between seven of us and we still laugh about that holiday today; John however, has not touched a drop of Red Bull since, lol.
All this talk about holidays has got me thinking about this years; we’re heading to the US to drive Route 66.
Have you got any funny holiday stories? Tell us below.