Night in the Woods

Have you ever finished reading a book and been left feeling not quite the same?  Maybe it’s a feeling of emptiness, possibly sadness or even depression. You’ve been welcomed into a story — a world, which unfolds around you, presenting characters and people who grow and develop the more you delve in. It could be fantastical or relatable, or both. Discovering more and more until you realise that, sadly, it’s all coming to an end too soon. Then it’s over. It’s gone. The experience you’ve been welcomed into, the thing that was growing before you, has stopped and you know that you’ll never experience it the same way again. The words don’t change. Your interpretation might, but still, it will never be a part of your life like it was that first time.

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Going to a Video Game Store used to be Fun

When I was a kid going to a video game store used to be fun. Yes, that’s correct, just as the title suggested. Actually, it doesn’t suggest it — it downright states it. I guess I should explain this in two parts. First, why it used to be an enjoyous activity and finally (which is redundant in saying as it’s only a list of two things) why it sucks ass nowadays.

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I Heart Jack

It wasn’t until the mid-to-late ’90s that I had semi-regular access to a PC. It was a rather big thing. Sure, I had used them at school and at friends’ places but this was a computer I could access more often. It was my grandparent’s computer, and frankly, I don’t really know why they bought it.

I remember my grandma (a.k.a. Nanna) telling us that she got it by calling a number on the back of a magazine advertising them for sale. When she called the SUPER AWESOME PERSONAL COMPUTER HOTLINE the salesman asked

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The Girls of Nintendo

Not so long ago I posted a video about how WarioWare came up with the idea for Fruit Ninja. I casually commented, just in passing mind you, that one of the characters in the game was hot. No thought about it, just a random attempt at humor.

But then I thought, what if I actually put some consideration into it? What if I was a sexist pig and decided to rank my top five hottest female Nintendo characters. Well, I wouldn’t do that. I’m too much of a gentleman. Then I thought, why don’t I do the guys too! That’s right, I’m a plain old pig. No sexism here!

However, we’ll start with the girls today and tomorrow we shall check out the guys. And you know what I mean when I say  “check out”. *winky face*

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I suck at NBA 2K16

I’ve been playing NBA 2K16 for a few weeks now. The first thing I did was make my favourite team, the Perth Wildcats. If you haven’t yet, you can see all about it here.

I do suck at this game, but not in the conventional way. At first I was playing on the difficulty of Rookie. I must admit, even though this was my usual habit of choosing the easiest difficulty possible, I kept winning games. And I don’t mean just winning games. I was beating the absolute crap out of every team I versed.

To try and rectify this and make the game a little more interesting I changed the difficulty setting to Pro. I’m about nine games into my eighty-two game season and I still seem to be winning pretty much every game. The exception being when I verse a team who is known to excel, such as Golden State, who Steph Curry plays for or LeBron with the Caveliers. I’m not just losing these games. I ‘m getting my ass handed to me on a silver platter. Actually it’s not even a silver platter. Or bronze platter. More like a ‘did not place’ platter.

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