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Well apart from all the usual dull stuff that most 24 year old scottish guys do I'm going to be starting uni in sepetember, I'm going to abertay in dundee to study computer game technology. I just really hope it will be more useful than my physics degree.

Oh and I'm a bit of a liberal socialist nutjob which means I find more things offensive than Christians do but I can turn the other cheek... most of the time. If you ever see me calling anyone a neo-fascist bastard I'm probably just having a bad day.

Playing now

Final Fantasy 3 (or 6)
Mariokart Wii

Console History

Commodore 64

My top 5 list are not with the benefit of hindsight and not roms
they are just from what I remember playing at the time. Yes I
wasn't exactly wealthy as a child, or now actually. I'd just rather do this than have the same top 5s as everyone else.

My top 5 commodore 64 games

5)Fantasy World Dizzy
3)BMX simulator

My top 5 NES games (the only 5 games I owned as a child)

5) Castelian
4) Teenage mutant ninja turtles
3) Totally Rad
2) Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
1) Super Mario Bros. 3

My top 5 Gameboy games

5) tetris
4) kirbys's pinball land
3) Pokemon Red
2) Sensible Soccer
1) Super Mario land

My top 5 SNES games

5) Mortal Kombat
4) Wing Commander
3) Unirally
2) Super Probotector
1) Tiny toons buster busts loose!

My top 5 N64 games (Bought this with my own paper round money and all the games)

5) 1080
4) Goldeneye
3) Perfect dark
2) Zelda ocarina of time
1) Mario 64

My top 5 Dreamcast games (bought right at the death cause it was cheap)

5) Virtua Tennis
4) Metropolis Street Racer
3) Phantasy star online
2) Shenmue
1) Shenmue 2

My top 5 Gamecube games (now it's getting hard, off to uni and sharing a console so I played everything)

5) Animal Crossing
4) Skies of Arcadia legends
3) Tales of Symphonia
2) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
1) Resident evil 4

My top 5 DS games (left uni now and back to being broke)

5) Final fantasy 3
4) Pokemon pearl
3) Sonic Rush Adventure
2) The Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
1) Elite Beat agents

My top 5 Wii games (well there ain't that much choice, yet)

5) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
4) Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
3) Super mario galaxy
2) Mario kart wii
1) No more heroes
Following (21)  

3:38 PM on 04.29.2008

I just saw this ad on the telly and i don't think it's too much of stretch for me to say it's the best thing iv seen on ITV in years.

Now compare that to any recent game ad. Televised game ads today generally show some in game footage and have some ultra macho voiceover and i'm thinking is that really the route they should be taking. Almost every game company is always talking about how they are trying to appeal to the non-gamers and for me television is the only medium they have for that, non-gamers will never read a gaming mag or go to a gaming website so what's left. Even the internet fails as an advertising medium compared to Tv, with Tv you have a captive audience for 30 seconds which you will never get with a banner on a website. So why don't their television ads cater more to the mainstream?

I've never heard any of my non-gaming friends talk about the call of duty ads but those old ratchet and clank ads with the guys in their backyard messing about with weapons, hell everyone found them funny.

So yes this was really just an excuse to shove up that awesome pot noodle ad

5:31 PM on 03.14.2008

Yeah that's my Pc...

Little history first, it's almost 5 years old I got it from ASDA's and it was made by tiny who disappeared almost 3 years ago.

Ok now for the toilet roll. Yeah down the left hand side off the case at the front that's toilet roll. It got to the stage where the fans weren't cutting it any more but if I opened up the side a bit it was enough to stop it continually resetting itself and the toilet roll well its there cause well it gets dusty.

I could have a long list of things that are wrong with it but I wouldn't want to bore anyone with what is basically a begging letter so i'l just list one, it's not the worst but it's definitely the most annoying.

The button to open the DVD drive has stopped working and now every time I want to open it I have to actually right click on the drive and tell it to eject. Not the end of the world I know but it still bugs the hell out of me.

Oh and why is the pic so fuzzy well I got a crappy camera phone.