Posted by: Andrew Skelton | 24/06/2012

Hail to the king, baby!


Juvenile Baboons, originally uploaded by andyskelton-a Blog a day http://andrewskelton.net.

It’s odd, Dear Reader, that ever since I bought my new computer I’ve been doing something I haven’t done for around ten years…. looking to buy a computer game.  We do own a Wii which was originally bought as a present for me to try and get fit(and it did work for a good while, however now I’m blogging each day, I don’t seem to have the time) which in time seems to have become the Lego gaming system as we have almost all the games that have been based around the bricks, such as Lego Star Wars, Lego Harry Potter, Lego Indiana Jones etc.  It’s not something I play on my own though, my son and I play this together co-operatively (unless he gets his hands on a new weapon and then, generally, I’m toast) and it’s a great time to catch up with each other’s day. In the early days of PC gaming I did used to play a lot, Duke Nukem, Doom, Unreal – I’d battle away for hours until I either got stuck, hit a bug or ultimately beat the game.  Somewhere along the way I lost interest in gaming and started becoming more interested in installing operating systems for fun (I need to get out more) but that too doesn’t hold my interest any more.  With such a powerful laptop I’m interested in what can be achieved but so far have only installed one of the biggest gaming phenomenon – World of Warcraft.  I was a little disappointed to say the least, even with all the graphics set to maximum the game doesn’t feel as fluid as I thought it would (though this could be down to my ability to control the character… or inability more to the point). This wasn’t a genre I used to bother with though, I was much more interested in the First-Person-Shoot-Em-Up as mentioned previously so I’ll have to try and find a demo version of one of the latest. As the great Duke used to say “it’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum.. and I’m all out of gum”.

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