Wednesday 2 January 2008

So this is the New Year

Happy New Year, one and all. I'm just back from family visits, and facing the dread prospect of work again tomorrow. Oh well.

This was the way the world (of Warcraft) ended: not with a bang but a whimper. The scroll of resurrection faded, along with any great desire to keep playing. I hardly saw any old friends, what with all the real life Christmas-type stuff going on, so never got near an instance, and ten days of battlegrounds and daily quests is plenty.

One thing January brings is sales, and I've picked up a couple of new games for the new year; firstly Steam were offering a veritable boatload of discounts, I could've picked up a bunch of stuff there, but restricted myself to X3: Reunion for a whole $10. Initial impressions are that it really needs a tutorial, chucking you in the middle of an entire universe without even a suggestion of what keys to press is a bit much. Still, found a couple of helpful user guides over on the forums, so we'll see how that goes. Wandering around town, I found Unreal Tournament 3 discounted as well, so grabbed that for some frantic FPS action. I've only played a couple of the single player "campaign" missions so far, and don't really know what's going on as leaving cutscenes to play results in the PC freezing, irritatingly. Quite why they needed some invasion story (I think, maybe), I don't know. Just make it a tournament, like the others, the clue's in the game title!

Anyway, time to see if I can remember what I'm s'posed to do for this "job" thing...

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