Thursday, July 28, 2005

Yesterday was my 22nd Birthday, which I celebrated about 4 different times throughout the day (midnight UK time, midnight USA time etc.) The day wasn't great since I had to go to school to do a presentation. Our group had to wait around all day since we were chosen to go last. I didn't feel much like working after busting out some late night work that week to get our game demo done in time. Neither did anyone else, so we ended up watching a load of movies including the new Family Guy straight-to-DVD movie out in September.
I got some nice presents, (Thank You everyone,) one of which was three tickets to go and see Franz Ferdinand at an MTV taping at Hard Rock Live! The show itself was pretty good, and there was a surprising amount of Scottish fans there. But before it started, they were making people cheer and dance to the CD so they could get some crowd shots and I thought that was utter crap. I went with Joe and Duke and got very, very drunk. In fact I ended up sleeping on someone's lawn last night.
In more sober news, I got to see NASA launch their new shuttle into space this week from the school car park. Incredible. There are people out there in space, how weird is that?

Sunday, July 17, 2005

I've just got back from watching The Wedding Crashers at the cinema and thought it was hilarious. There are so many great one liners in there it is incredible. Plus a Will Ferrell cameo, what more could be asked for?
I also saw Hitch Hikers Guide today, and while it had its moments, I'm sure it is infinitely better as a book, (now ruined for my by my laziness and the movie.)
Work is coming on strongly on our group project game, (at least mine is, not sure about the rest of the group yet until I see some results.) It has the potential to be quite good. An isometric, squad based mech game, which plays in a way similar to Desert Strike. I have been working on the tile engine and editor so far, and it is not too bad. Let's just see how it turns out in a month or so.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

As a Londoner, (living in the US right now, but I just so happened to be back this week,) I have to give my condolences to the families of those killed in this morning's bomb attacks. It was a cowardly act on a city while the world had its back turned, focusing on the G8 summit in Scotland. It is impossible for me to comprehend how you can hate a group of people so much as to try and destroy them. Why can't everyone get along? Seriously, its like these terrorists are children that need to grow up and realise we all live here on this planet together. We don't get a long run at life, so just enjoy what you have, not go out and hurt others.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

I've just seen the announcement that London have won the bid to host the Olympic Games in 2012. Great news!

Anyway, I saw War of the Worlds last night with Louise and thought it was absolutely brilliant. Gripping throughout I think it does a really good job of showing how useless a screaming mass of panicking people really is. A couple of questionable moments, such as the blatant product placement right at the beginning of the movie, ("You should get TiVo, its awesome!") or the fact that no-one dies in the tree (I don't want to spoil it, so I'll leave it at that and you will know what I mean when you see it) but apart from that, fantastic. A bit on the scary side for a 12A rating I would say though.