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Huh? What? Oh, cripes, you lot again! Well it would appear the blog hasn’t updated itself in my absence. Rude. Anyway, better get back to work! Will catch up with you all later!
I seem to have been once again bitten by the gaming bug. The mobile gaming bug that is! Currently, I am working my way through the two Dragon Quest games for the DS (review for DQIX en route! Watch this space!), I’ve been playing (a bit) iShot Pirates, and have reviewed it, for my dear friends and fans at midlifegamer.net (check out my affiliates page). And now I’ve got a fantastic little Castle Defence game for the iPad/iPod/iPhone called War Grimoire (HD version for iPad).
And then Resident Evil: Mercenaries arrives on the scene and my hands go into meltdown! Seriously though, I’ve rarely played this many games at once, if ever, but with them all being more mobile/handheld games, most of which I can just pick up and play for a short time before putting it away again, I seem to be juggling quite well.
Just FYI, my review for War Grimoire HD will not feature directly on my blog, but for GamersDailyNews.com (again, see affiliates for more details). This will be similar to what I do for MLG. I review the lovely games that they have provided for me, on their site, but I will link through any reviews back to here for you guys to find!
I’ve got some days off coming up shortly. Next week I am having a catch up radio show, so will be able to play catch up with my blog reviews too. You’ve all been very patient. Unfortunately real world job has been a tad busy this week (major flooding and summer sale launch, very fun), so my focus and time has been spent there.
Right, the iPad has a bit more charge again, back to WG HD!
I’m a fickle one, see! ;-)
Anyway, just a short post before I go to gym-land. My second game review for Midlife Gamer is now up on their front page, but to go straight to the review click here and it’ll take you right to the page!
Please leave a comment and check out the rest of the site, it’s a great place for everything gaming, so nose around and register yourself if you like!
See you all after my session! Bye!
Unfortunately I won’t be presenting on the radio today, as am feeling rather under the weather. Sitting in a tiny studio talking for two hours probably won’t do me any good. I hate missing a show, but I don’t want to burn out at the moment. So for anyone who does listen in, you’ll be treated to a repeat of last week’s show.
Anyway, on the bright side it gives me some time to catch up on a few bits and pieces. Long day at work yesterday meant very little chance for posting. So expect the full works today- plenty of reviews, news and bits and pieces!
Right, I’m off for some porridge and a banana. Am watching Another Year, which I missed at the cinema, so am looking forward to chilling out with it for a couple of hours before writing up my missing reviews.
On another note, why is Johnny English getting a sequel? Answers on a postcard, thanks!
Okay I’m all for Rowan Atkinson being back on screen, and maybe if I rewatched the first film I’d remember it more fondly than I do right now. If I can find it in a bargain bin somewhere I will pick it up and give it a go!
Final gasp: Bridesmaids and Transformers tomorrow! =D
Yes the iPod Touch is very pretty and shiny, but it is needed for work! I promise.
Okay, mostly work. First new title for me to review on it is iShot Pirates for iPhone, iPad, iPod and so forth. It’s a neat little game but need to spend a bit more time with it. This is a review for MidLifeGamer.Net so will not feature directly on this blog, but I will link through to it.
It’s been quietish on the news front, I am looking to do daily updates of mini-bulletins (like I do on my radio show) and am in the process of planning this out. So every day there will be one main news blog, with a bit of movie news, game news, music news and anything else that might be of interest.
Reviews still to come this week: The Fighter on DVD (I promise this will appear at some point), Bad Teacher and, if I get through some more of it, Dragon Quest IX, and of course the aforementioned iShot Pirates.
Next week is a little quieter on the movie front, as I only need to catch up with Bridesmaids, and then of course Transformers 3 hits down. But there is a lot of new music next week from Beyonce, a live album from Biffy Clyro, and plenty of DVD reviews I can get up as well, including Never Let Me Go, amongst others.
All this and a new 12 hour a week gym regime. Wunderbar.
No idea who sang that lyric, it’ll come to me at some point.
I am currently writing to you from my bed, because I feel like I slept on a pile of bricks as oppose to anything resembling a mattress, but I must make haste and travel to Felixstowe for my radio show this week.
Special features LIVE today will be my reveiws for The Dragon Haven, The Beaver and Dragon Quest VI, which of course many of you will have read here on my blog, but feel free to listen to this week’s feature review- Green Lantern, which will be posted shortly after the show if you do not get a chance to tune in.
107.5fm if you are local, or Here for the link to listen to me stream live through Media Player/iTunes etc. I am Live from 2pm GMT/BST, and will be featuring my reviews, as well as news from the entertainment world this past week, the Buff Releases for the coming week, the Mailbag and the Trailer of the Week!
I will be on Twitter (@buffreviewshow) and Facebook (/buffreviewshow) throughout, so feel free to ask for shout-outs and song requests if I can slip them in! See you at 2pm!
Hitting the gym pretty hard at the moment. Don’t quite know where I am finding the time, but it’s happening. Anyone finds out about any extra hours going in the day, please let me know, I could do with at least two extra hours for being witty and generally charming alone.
Anyway, gym session meant less writing/reviewing done today, however I have picked up a copy of The Fighter, so I think it is only fair I give it a re-watch (the opening credits are rolling as I write this blog), and then post a decent review for it tomorrow!
Also on the chopping block this week: The Beaver (seeing it at the cinema tomorrow), Green Lantern and Bad Teacher (seeing both of them on wednesday) and Dragon Quest IX (I’m making good headway on it, much faster than DQVI was). So that’s three film reviews by week’s end and a DVD review, might give a good week of my time to DQIX before reveiwing it, and of course there may be other DVDs/Videos that will crop up. Another Year, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and City of Lost Children are all on the ‘Hurry Up and Bloody Well Watch Me Pile’…
New poll went completely out of my mind, so will stick one up tomorrow morning. Need something nice and juicy to get the voters coming in!
Ooh, choices for tonight are:
City of Lost Children on VHS (special review request from a friend)
Another Year on DVD (courtesy of LoveFilm)
The Day The Earth Stood Still on TV (bleh…)
And failing all of the above,
Dragon Quests 6 and/or 9 for the DS.
Ooh, decisions decisions! =D
(Also, Battlestar Final Season is sitting in the DVD player already, so might just give that a go!)
Anyway, last bit of business for the night. ‘The Fighter’ is also out on DVD tomorrow, but my computer has lost my review for some reason. Will try and rewrite it as best as possible, and get it posted by tomorrow evening! Night all!