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So I find myself here writing again in the very few hours of free time I get at the moment, and there is so much I wanted to write about however it has dawned on me that all games I have recently played are old and have been reviewed, all films I have seen will have been reviewed to death and the whole PS4 or XBOX One debate rages on from dawn until dusk right around the globe.

So since I would like to write about things but want to also cram in so much I think I’ll just touch on everything I have played and watched in the next few posts but just give a straight to the point, no babbling opinion rather than a review, first a few good bits, few bad in a sentence and leave it as that. Think of it as reviews for the TL:DR group ūüôā

So here we go.

Monsters University 

muWell it is not proper animation unless it is Pixar animations in my book and MU was no exception. The detail is divine and the  starting short almost had me in tears. The story is well put together and told, characters are loveable and well thought out.  It is arguably not as funny as the previous film however me and my girlfriend enjoyed it so much that we actually found ourselves shouting out at the film at one point.

Little kids or big ones like me? Go see it. It’s not going to write the way we tell stories but what it sets out to do it does very well. Highly recommend.

 

 

Pacific Rim

pacific rimOH Jesus H! What a film. I thought it was amazing, basically because it is a no bullshit film. No pretence that it is anything but a mad CGI filled monster mash. That is the films biggest feature! The sheer cheekiness to throw almost all twist, arching story or any “Oh but it will make it sell” bull shit into the film is an ingenious twist all on its own. ¬†Too many times have I gone to see a film that I need around 4 brain cells to watch, in the hope it will be Pacific Rim and too many times it has trudged through story I don’t give a shit about.

For a day when you just want to watch a ridiculous film with huge set pieces  , go see this, near flawless because it does exactly what it says on the tin.

 

 

This is the End

thisisendA good take on a tried and tested formula from the past. Get a bunch of famous people, put them into a stupidly over the top Scenario ¬†and make them¬†funny. ¬†It is clever at parts, it is daft in others however it goes together well. With a few off bits now and again this is still a solid film and I found myself laughing out loud on more than a few occasions on this film. ¬†If sophisticated humour, class and decency is what you’re looking for then stay well away from this one, if the opposite applies to you then go see it now.

 

 

 

 

Despicable Me 2

disp2An adorable film that is very good to watch. I would not say it is actually that funny but then again I was a little tired when I went to see it. The film does not really link to the first at all, or at least not in may way and I feel this could put some off. Never the less it was an enjoyable film that did make me giggle all the way through. Plus who can’t resist the little minions and their cheeky ways.

 

 

 

 

The Internship 

intershipThis is again is not a film that is going to blow you away. I found its silly houmor good at times however I felt the pacing of the film was just a little slow. I didn’t get bored but felt that at times more could be going on in the film to liven it up just a tad more. Altogether though it is well written and has some very nice touches. It will become apparent that Google paid for 95% of this film by minute 11 of the film however, very heavily advertised throughout, even though the placement in the film is at Google it did see at times if I was being punched in the face with a Google logo.

 

 

 

Now You See Me

nowyouseemeDidn’t know what to make of this film at first and was umm’ing and errr’ing over seeing it. Sat down with am instant scepticism¬†for it and it turned me around. I would love to see this film again with a far more open mind. See if I cannot full give it the go that this film deserves. ¬†The film is clever and intriguing, it draws you in and leaves you wondering how it could be done, just like magic shows themselves. It’s very well put together and expertly told. This film is different, its fresh and I really really enjoyed it.

Give t a go. give it a chance, I don’t think it will disappoint.

 

 

 

Croods

croodsI forgot to mention this before in anything else I have written but it is defiantly worth a mention. It is beautifully made, the visually stunning and the story is quite good. The main reason why I put this up here is simply the fact that not since UP have I cared for an animated character/s so much. I really felt there was peril, love, danger and loss in this film and for an animated film to do that, well it is simply amazing.

Go see it and see if you can stop from gasping or shouting out at the screen ūüôā

 

 

 

Well that kind of concludes my little blog today.  I hope you have enjoyed the simplistic review format and non rant like comments. Tell me if you like things this way or would rather full-blown spoiler ridden rants of a review.

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Hey one and all and welcome back to my blog. ¬†This is a little catch up on me, gaming, things going on in the world and anything else I’ve been up to ūüôā

So we start off this post with the news that I a now completely Linux based now. I found that I was gaming less and less with the so called¬†triple¬†A titles and that indie games along with a few other games worked great on Ubuntu which in my opinion is far¬†superior¬†to Windows 7 that I was using, plus I like the way it simply runs, uses far less sytem resources AND how much¬†quieter¬†my computer is when running it not to mention the fact it installs all it’s updates in one go and that’s it, nothing, nada, no more silly updates that need your computer to be switched off or restarted etc etc.

In other news I find myself wanting to get back into Minecraft after a number of months away from it, hopefully I can get into the Tekkit mod as I have heard it is a fun way to change the game up. Minecraft, and more over it’s community never cease to amaze me, their efforts in modding is¬†superb¬†and really brings a different¬†dimension¬†to the game. ¬†In general Modding communities are awesome anyway. ¬†An example of this is the breathtaking mod “Tiberium Essence” run through Desura for the game Command and Conquer 3 Kanes Wrath, it changes most of the units, looks and even particles in the game giving an old tired game a new lease of life. ¬†If you have an old game you loved but feel it has gone stale then head over to Desura and/or ModDB and see if your game can be brought back into the now with their¬†excellent¬†mods.

Now for a little personal news. As many of you will know I am currently taking my Ex partner to court for the right to see my son. ¬†I am unaware of where he is living and he has not seen me since 2 march 2011, well our first court date was on the 26th of June and we are a step closer to winning. ¬†The court voted in favour of a report to be done by social services which they have to complete by 18th September this year. This¬†decision was in favour of me and¬†against¬†my partners case that I should never, under any circumstances see my son again. ¬†This news, although slightly disapointing is still a step in the right direction and one that is giving me hope for the future. At least now I have a timetable of events that “should” eventually lead up to a happier child with a far more stable up bringing.

Well in this mix-mash of tip bits I bring you to the news that HTC and Apple have finished at least one of their court battles over here in the UK with HTC¬†coming¬†out on top. In the seemingly never ending mobile phone war on patents world wide, HTC’s and Apple’s “slide to unlock feature”, suing and counter suing was finally decided to be basically invalid with HTC coming out as the victor. Out of the 4 patents that Apple claim had been violated 3 where not valid and the forth did not apply to HTC’s devices. ¬†I just hope that this suing culture that the Americans seem to be slowly bringing this way does not stick and judges around the world just stat to use commen sense and start throwing these¬†useless¬†cases of blantent bullshit out and stop wasting time and money on it. Source – BBC News

And I think we shall end on a high (or maybe a slightly scary) note by introducing you to the technology of surrogates for those unable to move! ¬†Yep that’s right robots surrogates have become a little step closer today as scientists have managed to make a robot move via brain waves, also the person could see through the eyes of the robot that he/she was controlling. ¬†Previous attempts to control robots remotely have used joysticks or track pads where as this tech uses a brain being scanned by¬†¬†fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to monitor blood flow through the brain, this procedure can then pin-point actions such as movement. ¬†Now I am not sure about you but this tech does give me an¬†unsettling¬†feeling in the pit of my stomach although I am sure (at least at first) it will be used to help those in need, and helping those in need is always the right thing to do. Source – BBC News

Hey guys and girls I had a little break away from the blog as I had court to get ready for and my computer is now fully Linux so getting to grips with that but both of those things will be covered in other posts soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…………………………..

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Marriage eh!? ¬†Techy, geeky¬†be-speckled man like me is talking about¬†marriage? Yea I have been thinking about it and the more I am thinking about it the more I am coming to the conclusion that I don’t think I ever will get married. I came to this conclusion after looking at my life style, my future plans and how all my relationships with a woman to date have ended (Apart from the most recent) in the woman turning bat shit crazy and me legging it away from them like a Usain Bolt of bad relationships.

ImageSo I am thirty one now, rapidly coming on¬†thirty¬†two and it dawned on me that for me to marry someone I would want to be living with them for about 10 years, well at least be going out, then move in, say “Will you marry me?” then get to the point of marriage by about year 10. ¬†That ten year plan leaves me at coming on 42 and that’s if I meet this woman tomorrow! ¬†Now I don’t know about you but I’m not sure at 42+ if I could be bothered to get married, will I have used up my time on this planet to get married? Will I have passed my prime and lost the chance or will I simply be so used to not being attached that the very thought of it will scare me?! I¬†sincerely¬†hope non of the above does happen, it is something playing on my mind, I know I am in no position to do anything at the moment and I know that I would¬†defiantly¬†want to spend many years with a person before I popped the question but at the same time I could not stand to be that person on an over 50’s dating site looking for women, women that are probably just looking for a marriage material type of guy, it is an¬†interesting,¬†although¬†frightening position to be in.

The thing that frightens me the most about this whole thought process of mine is one of, “Will I be alone?” or at least classed as a loner, will I be cast aside from¬†society¬†because I never got married, never even came close? Sure I’ve had plenty of girlfriends but¬†marriage¬†seems to be the norm.Very rarely do you meet with a man or woman that has simply never married, it is far more¬†likely¬†that their partner has passed on or¬†devoiced, even out of the never married group you have a percentage that will have been going to get married when the other passed on, which kinda just leaves that small, almost uncounted percentage like me.

Why do people get married in the first place? Is it through love? or a need or because its good for insurance? My brother got married to his girlfriend because he was a¬†fire-fighter¬†and it made sense, no more or less deserving a reason to do it than “Because you love her/him” I guess but then that comment will no doubt be strongly argued¬†against¬†by people that feel¬†completely¬†different about this¬†ancient¬†ritual that we have. ¬†So what is it that brings two people together to spend the rest of their lives together? I am not sure I get it at all, not sure I truly understand what it is to make that¬†commitment¬†and I am not¬†entirely¬†sure I ever will.

However maybe this ritual of marriage is something that is slowly dying out or is at least something more and more couples do out of financial gain or stability, maybe I am becoming the norm, maybe, just maybe I am the hipster of non marriage?!

So I am looking through my messages, mails, pictures and general nonsense from the years of Facebook use and I notice a person in the pictures, in mentions, in almost all of my pissed up early twenties and that is a friend I thought I would not lose contact with.

Now this friend is a girl, but never a girlfriend! I slipped into the friends zone years and years ago and to be frank we were always going to be better that way. We used to go out, run around, get drunk, play games, snuggle up when tired and generally live out of each others pockets for a number of years. This is fine and dandy and for many years it was until this god awful thing called Facebook came alone with the might of the new Internet behind it!

This is where things started to go wrong!

From the moment that Facebook took over the roost from the likes of Bebo and MySpace was the day that everyone I knew as friends started to drift a little further apart. Now there was little or no need to pop over to someone’s house to chat the days away, no need to meet in person to tell another of your worries or dislikes of them. No, not anymore, now you could be writing away to a friend who would read your reply, misconstrue the whole comment and start defending his or her honour as if being attacked by a tactile, “real life” person.

The day I wrote those words was the day she read those words, was the day the awesomely stupid argument happened and I fearlessly took grasp of the situation and blocked her! That was two years ago and the day before yesterday I decided to write to her, to end the futile and ridiculous argument of years ago, I wrote that I didn’t even remember what the argument was about or why we were not talking, how I missed her and how it seemed silly to keep this up and how I was far to old for this shit. To which she replied, “I am just writing you the same mail!”

Been down to see her and we are getting back on track, nice to see her again and I’m sure I won’t be making the same mistake twice.

Just funny how things can get out of hand, how things can become so diluted over the Internet and how it should never truly stop us from actually seeing the ones we care about, for the Internet is a tool and if you’re not careful it changes you into a tool too.