Category: Games

[These 'thoughtful' posts are usually much more free-form and a-wandering than my other blog entries. You are more than welcome to jump in and finish a particular train of thought, or challenge something you think is false. This is as much about me getting my head around something as it is for you! You probably want to read yesterday's entry on 'Single-Player Immersion' before you read this.] We know that our imagination is powerful — it is as powerful or…

… it’s because I’m busy playing video games. If, for some Godforsaken reason, you still don’t play video games, let me tell you something: Winter is gaming season. The summer blockbusters have been and gone. The warm, hazy friend-filled nights spent outdoors have dissipated with the first chills of September. Slowly but surely we retreat to our warm, cosy caves, fall to our sofas, plump our pillows and… turn on the TV! Autumn is when most big games and TV…

(I submit this report to you, loyal reader, while I am still at the LAN. I may yet not make it back home — 2 a hour drive separates me from my usual abode. A 2 hour drive in a car full of dribbling and slavering sleep-deprived goons. Hopefully, service will continue as normal tomorrow!)

(This is Seb’s friend, Daniel, writing this introduction. ‘Dr Sebbykinspoopoo’, as he insists on being called now, has seemingly… left the building. I took the liberty of posting his report — it seems complete, but being just a mere gamer, and not medically trained, it might not be accurate. I hope Seb will be better tomorrow, to finish his report… I will let you know.)

(This is the continuing report of my cousin’s LAN party experience. It is now day 2, and things have started to… slide. This report has been recorded as accurately as humanly possible, though some ‘seepage’ is inevitable. This report is being kept in the hope of one day better understanding the ‘LAN Party Phenomena’ — I hope to draw up some suitable conclusions after the LAN… but 2 days still remain… will my cousin — or I – make it?)

Just a small introduction to the doctor that’s performing this strict, empirical analysis on his cousin through the 4 days of LAN party. I’d write more, but I need to play in a tournament… Meanwhile, enjoy my… anime hair… I knew that late-night shower was a bad idea. The day 2 report is coming soon… ish!