Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'm On A Boat, Motherf*****

In the absence of more interesting news, here's a music video. I'm on a boat, bitch!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More articles published at Pixel Hunt

Issue 6 of Pixel Hunt was released a couple of days ago, and I've got more of my work published within. Please do go and check it out. It's a good magazine with plenty of fantastic material. Especially mine (no points for false modesty).

My works:
  1. Empire Total War Q&A with The Creative Assembly, pages 17-18
  2. My Top 5 Games of 2008, page 21
  3. Overcoming Challenges: Combat and Progression in Videogames, pages 27-29 (I'm most proud of this one)

Just another day on the Werribee train

The 8.09am express train from Werribee to the City forgot to make a stop at one of its primary stations this morning. Instead, we drove straight on through.

Take your pick on which was the funniest:
1) The look on the faces of passengers waiting at the station as we sped past.
2) The 3 minutes we stopped after while the driver contemplated reversing the train back.
3) His embarrassed apology as he realised it would be far too difficult to go back. "Yea... That was my bad," he said.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Getting an arcade stick

I'm totally pumped for the Street Fighter IV launch, and I want to complete the experience by procuring an arcade stick. Having one is quintessential to the Street Fighter experience, and it's just not right I don't have one yet. It's just not right.

There's a pretty sweet new line of arcade sticks coming from Mad Catz. This baby here, for example, costs US$150:

But finding the damn thing has been frustrating. The shops I've contacted and visited either have no idea, or do not plan on bringing it at all. I've been to EB Games and all other retailers in the city, but I've been drawing blanks the whole way. It's disappointing to be sure. I'm hoping I'll be able to pick one up while I'm back in Singapore. Hopefully.