Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Sorry!


Through various reasons, today's post has been delayed.
 The wee man starts school on Thursday, so safe to say, we're freaking out a little!

Can't believe he is going into Primary 1. It honestly feels like it was just yesterday that he was a baby, yet here he is, about to go into P1, and he has a little baby sister now. Crazy how time flies, eh?

So the post that I did have planned for today will be done tomorrow, as it is now too late to record as the lights are off and Eva is sleeping. I will however do a couple of quick posts on here anyway, as Allan's little brother is staying over, so I'm just taking refuge in our bedroom anyway (as I don't think I can deal with watching the two of them play Fifa all night long) ha ha.

SO...

What things do you guys want me to post about? I'll do a couple of posts of my own choosing, but also if you guys give me any good suggestions, either in the comments below or via CE.org, or on Facebook, then I'll be sure to try and accommodate you :)

Should it be a quick review of a game, or an edition? My opinions on a certain release, or a piece of news?
So let me know in the comments below!

- V x

Monday, 10 August 2015

Updates!

After a very hectic, emotional and draining couple of weeks, as briefly explained in my last post, I'm back. Well... tomorrow. Ha ha :)

I'm going to be recording a video walkthrough of the new house and the collection, of course. I know you guys have already seen photos, etc. but I'm gonna do a video as then you get to hear me talk about stuff and also you'll get a better feel for the house and the layout, etc.

I tried to take a video a few days ago for you all, however, the second I switched on the camera, Eva woke up - typical. So I will get one recorded for you all tomorrow (and posted tomorrow). 

I apologize in advance for the state of the house. It's still a work in progress, and I'll say this in the video anyway, but it really is a mess in some parts. The hallway - as a whole - needs a lot of work. It needs flooring, and it needs the walls painted, at least. There was carpet down before we moved in, but it had to be removed, and we haven't yet been able to get it sorted. Same goes for the kitchen, although we have semi-sorted the walls in there, they've had their first coat of paint.

So ignore all of the ugly bits, like the ugly-ass flooring in the hallways and kitchen, the walls in the hallways and the cupboards.

Anyway, catch you all tomorrow! Make sure to check back for the video :)

- V x

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Lack of posting.

Hi guys,
I know in the past I've been pretty bad at keeping this place up to date, through various different reasons. I am aiming to change that, but need to make you aware that there are some outside factors causing a lack of posts this week. It may end up actually causing more posts than usual, in an effort to take my mind off of things, but either way I thought best to let you know.

In October, my granda passed away. He was a huge part of my life, he was like a dad to me. I have been struggling, big time, since his death, and to some extent I always will. And now, less than a year on, my gran is slowly slipping away, too. 

They were/are both very old, and have lived long happy lives, so I am trying to remember that, but of course it is hard.

I am a bit of an emotional wreck at the moment, as we are all just waiting for my gran to pass, and it is horrible. 

I know that everyone goes through the loss of a loved one in their lives, and it is such a difficult, heartbreaking experience, and I'm struggling with it majorly right now.

So if there are fewer (or more) posts than usual in the next week or two, then that is why.

Hug your families just that little bit tighter, and remember that life is short, so enjoy the time you have with your loved ones.

- V x

Monday, 27 July 2015

Redbubble

Allan has always been a keen drawer, and likes to create mash-ups of various characters/things from games, movies, tv shows, etc. that he loves.

One he did a while back (and I'm not sure if I've already shown it on here) was Link Voorhees - combining Link, from The Legend of Zelda, with Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees.


And now it's available for sale on a variety of items on Redbubble!

So head on over and have a look! And hey, listen! 
Feel free to buy ;)

Let us know if you buy anything, and we'll be sure to post pics of you with your items when you get them!

More designs will be added soon, so keep checking back!

- V x

Call of Duty Black Ops III Juggernog Edition


Recently announced for the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, was the Juggernog Edition, which includes a fully functional mini-fridge.

Yes, you read that right. A MINI-FRIDGE.

It also includes a variery of DLC. as well as a Steelbook, art cards and coasters in a cool little tin, as shown below:


At first, we assumed that this was a very late April Fool's joke, as... well, it's got a freaking mini-fridge in it! But that certainly didn't stop us hunting everywhere for concrete proof, and definitely didn't stop us from preordering it as soon as it went live on GAME (where it is exclusive to in the UK). 

Retailing for £179.99 in the UK, this edition has now sold out everywhere, so unfortunately if you missed out, you'll have to wait until after release for any potential returns, or else pay over the odds on eBay due to scalpers :(


Shown off at SDCC, we can see that it is definitely real, and just wow. Although it still ranks highly in our "what the fuck?" meter of CEs, it is definitely one that we're excited for - and is making us buy a Call of Duty game on release for the first time in a few years - as it will look fantastic either within our bedroom along with the collection, or in the livingroom.

What do you think about this edition?
Have you managed to get one preordered?

Let me know in the comments below!

- V x

Fallout Anthology

As most of you will know, this week at Quakecon, Bethesda announced the upcoming release of the Fallout Anthology.

Packaged in a mini nuke bomb - which makes nuke sounds - it contains the following five games from the Fallout series:

- Fallout
- Fallout 2
- Fallout Tactics
- Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition
- Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition


It looks pretty damn sweet, and for a fantastic price, too. $49.99 in the States, and £39.99 here in the UK (exclusive to GAME). It even has space in the packaging for the upcoming release of Fallout 4, so you can keep all of your Fallout games together. We preordered it the second it became available, and we really cannot wait for it to be released.

Fallout Anthology will be released on PC on 29th September in the US, and 2nd October here in the UK.



Are you looking forward to this release?
Have you managed to get a copy preordered?

Let me know in the comments below!

- V x

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

RIP Satoru Iwata, 1959-2015.

A sad, sad time in the gaming world right now, with the legend that is Mr Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo, passing away on the 11th July 2015.

Thank you for all you brought to the gaming world, and for your character and spirit. Nintendo, and gaming in general, would not have been the same without you, Mr Iwata.


I was so shocked to hear the news of his passing, and initially thought it to be some cruel joke. It truly will be sad to not see Iwata-san's happy face, and fun, friendly charm in future Nintendo Directs.


He was a great man, and will be missed by many. I have shed many a tear for him already, and the images in this post have not helped with that - so I apologize to anybody else who ends up in floods of tears after reading this post.



“On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.”




Thank you, Mr Iwata.
1959-2015.

- V x