Yes, hibernation is my excuse for the lack of updates this time. I suppose I could play on some religious subtext about coming back from apparent death to create a new post on and give a sly wink and a nod to Easter but that’d be a bit vulgar so I won’t bother. Ho ho.

Did you know that I’ve been working on a game for a little over twenty-three months? Two years of my life gone! As yet, the game has not been announced but I’m sure the world will learn of it soon enough. I’m genuinely excited by the game. Far more than I ever expected to be. A lot of that comes from the talent and dedication of those that I’m working with. I’m a total fanboy about it all and I feel absolutely no shame. I also think that the game has some genuinely cool stuff going on it it. It justifies itself as a truly next-gen could-not-have-been-done-on-older-machines game too. I’m fantastically lucky to be involved in such a title. There’s nothing more that I can really say about it other than it’s going to be awesome and that everyone should buy themselves a copy or ten.

Generally speaking I’m pretty chipper. I’m sure there’s a long angsty-ridden rant inside of me somewhere but right now I’m feel ok with most things. So, let me bring a few things to your attention.

Firstly – The timeline gizmo in my sidebar. I installed this at the start of my Christmas holiday in 2007. I realised I’d seen lots of movies and played lots of games but not really kept track of anything. This gizmo is actually very detailed and capable but I’ll mainly use it to plot of movies, games and other events. It’s not linked to posts made on this site (although I’m sure some tinkering could make that happen) but it’s pretty groovy nonetheless. Clicking an event opens a bubble with some details. All the movies and games I mark have a brief comment on them and a link where relevant.

To learn more about the timeline gadget, go to it’s site.

Secondly – I’m rather busy these days. Yes, yes, I keep saying that but it’s still true. Work is likely to becoming increasingly hectic/exciting and equally likely to impact on any extra curricular activities I engage in. Particularly those that involve effort. Like updating my website. It’s all good though – I’m having the time of my life.

Thirdly – stuff that I’m interested in at the time of writing:

  • Grand Theft Auto 4 – I became a huge fan of San Andreas and I’m literally counting the days until GTA4’s release.
  • ForumwarzIt’s very silly, quite rude, rather funny and a great lunchtime distraction.
  • Movies – How great is this year going to be? SO GREAT, that’s how great!
  • Metal Gear Solid 4 – I’ve loved all the Metal Gear games, I’m expecting to love this. If you were disappointed by MGS2 then this study of it may make you reconsider.

Finally – not that anyone should really care apart from me but I think I may have dealt with the influx of comment-spam that was drowning in.

And that’s it for now. All is good. I’m involved in one or two web-projects that are in their infancy but will hopefully turn out to be worthwhile. More on that soon. (ish).

2 thoughts on “Hibernation”
  1. Hey DFB

    It seems that R|Mail – the site that I used to push new posts into a subscriber’s inbox has changed into something different. I guess that’s why the email updates stop. To be notified of future updates (I promise there will be some!) I’d recommend using the RSS feed. RSS is awesome and today’s browsers and email clients often support it. My favourite RSS reader is the brilliant Google Reader – it’s well worth getting a Google login for.

    As for San Andreas / Vice City – No Vice City never grabbed me. I’m fond of the 80’s theme but the game never clicked when I played it on PS2. I tried again with San Andreas and, as much as I enjoyed it, I found the loading times intrusive. I got it on PC which solved the loading times issue but the controls sucked. When I finally sorted that out I fell in love. I guess I was fairly determined to enjoy the game anyway to keep trying alternatives. I recently bought the entire Rockstar collection on Steam so have GTA, Vice City and San Andreas sitting on my PC hard disk whilst I play Bully on my 360. Fanboy? Me? 🙂

    Movies – yes, it all looks fun. Iron Man has had universally positive word-of-mouth everywhere you look. I think Jeff Bridges looks like he’ll make an awesome bad guy – he looks great. Hulk, I’m not sure about. The trailer was nice and I’m a fan of Ed Norton. We’ll see. Batman could be stunning. We’ve heard lots about the Joker, obviously, but I’m hearing some very promising things about Aaron Eckhart’s portrayal of Harvy Dent / Two-Face. If the rumours are true, all his stuff has been shot twice and will be edited together to give a genuine split-personality delivery of his scenes. I think that could end up being more impressive than The Joker’s screen time. Either way, there’s much to look forward to.

    Other stuff on my radar is The Fall, David Mamet’s Red Belt and also Tropic Thunder. The last one simply for Robert Downey Jr’s performance. Can you spot him?

  2. Good to hear from you. I don’t seem to get email updates when you post anymore?

    I see that you bacame a huge fan of San Andreas, did Vice City not grab you at all? The soundtrack to that game really got me in the zone.

    Movie wise, i’m mainly looking forward to some decent hero type films. Still not sure about the new Hulk though, i just don’t understand why they have to use CGI, i just can’t get attached to it. (But i did really like the ape in King Kong, the facial were brilliant). The Hulk does have some win on its side with the inclusion of Ed Norton & Tim Roth. I wonder if Lou ferrigno will make an appearence again.

    I also obvoiusly want Batman as does everyone but i think Iron Man is going to be the best of the bunch.

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