Today's been interesting. It's been an unproductive, productive day which sounds counter-productive (stop saying productive, gosh!) but let me explain.
I started the day at around 9am, watched some TV, ate cereal (I head coco pops they were great), then sat down with a coffee and did some work. After a few hours grafting on a website I'm working on for a client I decided to spend the rest of my day being as unproductive
as I could. In other words I became your average video gamer
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
has been sitting in my Steam Library since I pre-ordered it (in like, what, July was it?) and never played it. Don't ask why, I have no idea. I kept telling myself to make some time for it and then I had a few months hiatus from my PC (where I had like 70% more of a social life) and totally forgot about it. The point is
that I'm back now and playing it and it's bloody great it is. I'm actually enjoying listening to the developer audio commentary just as much as playing the game, some of the stuff they discuss (Captain Dread
for example) is pretty darn entertaining.
A light lunch followed (it wasn't light at all, there was a lot of bacon
involved) and an episode of 24 then I was back to gaming and ignoring all my work e-mails. This time, Minecraft
. I found a tutorial by Stardog
on using Google SketchUp
as a Minecraft building planner. So, in-between playing Team Fortress 2 and chatting to friends on Skype, I spent the rest of the day trying to work out how to use SketchUp and I came up with this:
Neat huh? I'll be making that tomorrow on the GTAForums Minecraft Server
which unfortunately is whitelisted (sorry guys and gals).
What else? Oh, yeah! Just now a friend of mine
told me that Alone in the Dark 1+2+3 are available on gog.com
for just $5.99
(that's about 10 Sickles 3 Knuts if you're a Wizard like me). The games are definitely worth it even if it's just for a face full of warm, sticky nostalgia
which I definitely understand since Alone in the Dark is the first PC game I played way back when
Thoughts / comments? I'd love to hear 'em!