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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.
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.
Occasionally you get to catch the odd Leeds game on Sky. It’s a rare and great occasion as a fan who doesn’t go to many live games. Now it looks like in the next couple of years, sports on Sky will be changing. BT are coming in strong and taking a great many things just yesterday news that they have won the £900m Champions League TV rights from Sky and ITV.
Add that to the Premier League and no doubt more when the contract runs out in a couple of years and BT look set to be the Sport kings. Currently I am a Sky customer and have been for years, but if I lose a good chunk of sport unless it’s replaced with full Championship games I might have to scrap it. Movies and TV box sets can now be easily streamed, I have been catching up on some great ones through my Blu-ray player recently with Netflix. The only thing I would miss are the great new US shows I like, however there are ways and means to download these from the states and watch even before they are on here.
However I’m not sure I would move to BT. They pissed me off royally when I changed to sky broadband, continuously charging me despite cancelling. They ‘had no record’ of me cancelling, twice and then took them six months to refund me only for them to take a payment through DD which I had cancelled. So I am really unwilling to go to them for footy.
The option of easy streaming does it for me if I could stream the sports I wanted from one source, movies from another, TV shows and also news from different places, but at a fair price, with the option to save to a hard drive then I’m all for it over just paying for Sky. However with streaming you need a good internet connection. Currently although I don’t have Sky fibre their broadband aint bad.
Anyway all this footy talk and I forgot to mention our win yesterday. I was out and about with the wife after a temporary reprise of back pain, luckily I had 3G coverage so got my updates on the go! My phone buzzed before halftime and although in the lead we lost it just before the break. However it looked like on the up after second half with the second Leeds goal interrupted me whilst talking to a salesman in a shop with a goal from a penalty, boo yeah! However as we were relaxing with a coffee, it looked like Leeds were on their usual form losing a lead, when Charlton equalised after 69 minutes.
My worry turned to hoping we weren’t inline for a defeat and hopeful could stop them scoring again. But then again Ross McCormick was here to save the day, making a hat trick after 72 minutes and me yelping in delight in the coffee shop embarrassing the wife. With minutes to spare on the car parking we got back just as the game was heading into extra time, which saw McCormick get his fourth and final goal of the game. Few it was intense but great, would have been better to see the game, but it did make my afternoon out better!
My only worry now is that we can keep hold of McCormick, there was chattering in the summer of him going to Middlesbrough (yes Boro that shite team in 16th) I think he will want to stay put especially as we move up the league. Currently sitting in 8th with a GD of 4 aint too bad for us really. We just have to keep striving and keep winning and getting all those clothes.
I am currently sat in an ibuprofen haze, after managing to f**k up my back helping a mate out. The wife is playing nurse maid, but not in costume as I requested but she does keep bringing me hot and cold compresses as and when I need them. I haven’t hurt myself like this for a long time, well not when doing work, I have when you know…..
Anyway I now have a large amount of time to reflect on life, because currently it’s too bloody painful to even play Xbox (good god how will I cope). So I am making the most of Sky Anytime and my Netflix account and watching back to back box sets. On Sky the Wire full collection just came on, I missed a number of episodes along the way and the final ever episode so I am having a good catch-up. Netflix is proving useful for the odd movie I haven’t got round to seeing and the odd old classic.
I did have a Love Film account, however I cancelled that a while ago, due to being frustrated with their constant mix ups. I swear it’s like the Data Label they use on the discs was just screwed up. I kept getting different films to the case. However cancelling that means I no longer have access to their instant services and between Sky, Netflix and Lovefilm there is still some shows I can’t get. So I have to go and try and pirate them from the US, ssh….
The auction for which I was lugging furniture to and fro is happening tomorrow, hoping my mate makes a ton of money, so he can compensate me for my injury and thus the fact I can’t play Xbox. A few grand seems suffice!