Name: Lee "Simmy" Simcock
Location: Wombourne, Wolverhampton, England
* Master System
* Mega Drive II
What I'm Currently Playing:
* Left 4 Dead
* Dead Rising
* Little Big Planet
* Various not emulated games (PC)
I'm still a tax dodging student bum, having already gained a HND in computing at Wolverhampton University. Now I'm doing a degree in Computer Science with Games Development. So maybe, just maybe, I'll be designing cool-ass games in a few years!
If I'm not at uni working then I'll either be at home playing computer games, working on uni stuff or going to Ju-Jitsu (I currently hold an orange belt in that)....Oh and drinking my alcohols of the month
Note: I realise this is my first dtoid blog in nearly 18 months. While this might seem like I haven't been a part of the great Destructoid community, believe me I've been here checking the site many times daily. I guess I've been keeping a low profile.
Anyway, whilst browsing my car news website of choice, Jalopnik, I came across this article. Here, a guy has created a Wipeout style track and races an R/C car around it. The best part is that there's a camera attached to the car and the cat is controlled via a steering wheel located in an arcade unit - how awesome!
It might look that great right now, but it shows proof of concept and I'd be interested in seeing what he does in the future with this
Since I can't get the embed video thing working I'll post a link to the page where I found said article
Vegeta, what does the scouter say about his Gamerscore?.....
..... IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!
After noticing my GS being around 8500 and having recently seen the most excellent DBZ Abridged series on YouTube, I thought I'd go for this special number
after weeks of meticulous planning, I managed to hit the magic number of 9001. What really helped me here for the achievements from Forza 2 worth just 1 and 2 points.
I'm pretty proud of the milestone just because of the work I put into making sure that I got this right, had I have gone to 9002, I would have been in a foul mood for weeks, but since I have this number, I'll be celebrating later on during FNF.
I should probably provide some evidence of this milestone, but since my SD card slot on the computer is broken, I'll have to make do with a picture of my gamerscore card thing before it changes to a new number, although it is tempting to keep this GS for a while.
Well last night, I was quite bored and fairly drunk when I decided to embark upon a Dtoid car design for use in Forza 2. Having seen some of the more exotic designs, I knew this could take a while especially since each letter had to be created from scratch to make it look like the DToid font we all know and love. Still, after a couple of hours, I came up with this. It sure isn't perfect (yet) but I'm looking to add some more stuff to it such as "ALSO, COCKS"and other related quotes sometime soonish. Suggestions are always welcome.
On a random note, thank god that Red Faction is out tomorrow, I was going insane playing the same games and again.
It's probably a little too late to remind those of you that live in the UK, that this weekend, there's going to be a NARP over at BunnyRabbit2's place, in sunny Wolverhampton.
Those of you that can go should get hold of either me or BR2 at either L dot Simmy @ gmail dot com or bunnyrabbit22 at gmail dot com. Failing that we should be in teh IRC room most of the day.
On a different note, I'd like to mention how awesome my mom has been to me. I casually asked her "how much do flights cost to the US" - of course this meant I wanted to go to PAX - since I have major love for Destructoid and the fact Ihaven't had a holiday outside of the UK in nearly 11 YEARS!
Anyways, she agreed to pay for the flights but only if I got my dad to contribute as well.Then he refused to help, didn't even offer a penny!. This of course pissed my mom off as well as myself as it seriously hindered my chances of getting to PAX.
So to spite my dad (she hasn't admitted that, though I can tell that that is the case) , she's going to get her credit card re-instated and pay for the cost of both the flights to Seattle AND the cost of my passport. The total cost of this should come to around a cool Â£500 or $600. I might not ask for much from the family but I NEVER expected something like this.
Now I just have to pay for the hotel and the spending money which puts me in a much better situation financially.
I can't think of many other people that I know that have been so damn genrous towards me.but DAMN! this is great. It now gives me something to look forward to this year instead of the pitiful existence I'm currently leading at uni.
Below, I think we should share out tales of how we provided our funds for the incoming event even if they are less awesome than mine.
So with the 3rd anniversary of our beloved Destructoid just around the corner, it's time for another NARP. Although there is an apparent reason for this social gathering this time around. Oh to hell with it, there will be a party, dammit!.
Note: Since BunnyRabbit2 has left the country / gone nuts / been arrested or exploded he's left it to me to sort out this post
Anyway, the festivities will once again be going down over at BunnyRabbit2's place in “sunny” Wolverhampton on the weekend of the 13th of this month and should last all weekend if people wish to stay and party with the likes me and everyone else then you can!
At the party there will be muchos drinking and the usual selection of fine video games to play on systems ranging from the Sega Mega Drive (that's MEGA DRIVE, not the Genesis!) right up to the modern stuff.
Also, we may eat at some place known only as Wetherspoons or get drunk at the rock pub of choice, The Giffard Arms
WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?
Since this is being held at BunnyRabbit2's place, you should probably speak to him at bunnyrabbit22 at gmail dot com. Failing that come into the IRC and at least one of us will be able to sort you out
Also, I don't fancy having to open the door at 3.30AM to the Environmental Protection Agency for making too much noise this time like at the HalloweeNARP
Since I keep dragging my PS3 into uni on a frequent basis, to make use of the HD screens and to obviously not work, the PS3 is getting a little scratched and battered.
Now having had stickers on the PSP and various other consoles, I thought some specially designed for the PS3. A simple google search later revealed several sites that provided such a service. A few allowed you to design custom skins. So I thought to myself, I love Destructoid so why not go and get a DToid theme for the PS3.
The main logo as I'm sure you'll recognize is a modified version of the main logo, along with the text.
I must say, however that in my excitement this morning, I made a less than good job of cutting the white bits of the sticker and applying it but still, the end result does look cool (even if I was lazy and took 1 decentish picture).
Oh and in the near-ish future, I WILL be constructing a DToid helmet PC case - I just need to find a cheap aluminum supplier here in the UK, either way it will amazingly epic.