The Rants of a Scotsman

Saturday, July 29, 2006


What a powerful tool isn't it?

It's nearly my annual "Gut out my room while my parents are away on holiday because I get peace to do it time" And I was just rummaging about to see what I could keep and what to throw out, etc

Anyway while I was doing that I found my highschool year book from 2001. Even though I was never the most popular person at school and such it still give me a warm feeling just looking at the photos and thinking "If we all knew then what we know now........" and "God we were all just punk kids"

But it was such a good feeling just flicking through the book and seeing friends that you still see and friends of yore long gone somewhere out there.

Well on with the gaming bit.

On monday I popped up to edinburgh (again) and picked up Prey and King Kong at gamestation Prey has already been completed and it was a bloody fun game story line was good if predictable but hey I enjoyed it. A pretty funky FPS with you having to crawl through boxes to get other parts of the level and going up elevator type walls and hanging upside down. Great stuff.

Kong while it's an old game in terms of the 360 (so not that old really) It's fairly linear and the enemys are event triggered meaning they wait for you to cross and invisiable line before attacking. And of course if you go back across that line they turn tail and head to the respective activation points so you can kill them with ease. Thats when you're playing as the hero jack but with kong is a basic mash em up which are fun sections that break up the game!

If you can get it cheap like I did for the 360 £16.99 go for it!

Thats me out folks

Monday, July 17, 2006

Well time for another post eh!

What a torrid two months is has been peeps. I mean it's been hell with the odd sprinkle of heaven. But more hell than heaven!

New contracts are gonna be starting at work soon due to somerfield buying up a lot of other shops for other companies they want to merge all the contracts to this one horrible one, which is excludes time and half on Sundays the horror!

Anyway it basically means my position is also up for grabs but I'm NOT being made redundant oh the joys eh! Of course it's not just me it's everyone and some are losing their jobs which sucks so you can imagine the atmosphere in the place is not the best!

And the new manager as whole just can't manage, which bodes well for all. There was a mini staff argument the other day, luckily for the manager in the back of the shop where the customers didn't hear.

In the good side of things I've been out a lot, trying to get out with one of my workmates friends albeit it's been a less than successful task so far but it's been cool getting out drinking and generally meeting new friends along the way. So that's been good.

Staff night out this weekend I'm sure that will be fun! Sarcasms at 100% captain!

Anyway gaming wise been playing a lot of live arcade stuff and need for speed most wanted which has now broken on me. Teach me to by second hand games eh? I dunno how people can treat games or stuff that costs them £50 a pop it's crazy!

Anyway I can't think of anything else to say but good bye!