When I was a young lad, I used to play a mind numbing amount of games. At some point I thought it would be an awesome job to build a game. So I chose to do Computer Engineering, to learn the nitty gritty basics of building software and ultimately to build a game. Three years later and I still have no idea what I’m doing.
If you didn’t know already I have started one of those 30 day challenges that people seem to be getting into nowadays. This challenge involves giving up one of the things I love doing most. Playing games. It’s been almost a week now and I just want to give you guys an update.
Starting a challenge during uni holidays is probably the worst time to do so. I have an ample amount of time on my hands and I’m also working at a shop that sells games. I can feel the game gods conspiring against me. Every time I work, I’m reminded how much fun Skyrim is or how good it feels to smash a purple dildo over someones head in Saints Row. After a long week I found out that I could borrow games from the store. Imagine having a library of games that you could just borrow for any reasonable length of time. It’s gamer heaven.
It’s okay though. I know I won’t give into this temptation. Who needs gamer heaven when you can spend your time outside in the burning sun, doing physical activity that makes you really sore in the morning. I certainly don’t.
Six days over 24 to go. Are you giving yourself a challenge at the moment?
- 30 day challenge: No gaming (foodlifegames.wordpress.com)
Alright if you guys don’t already know, I’m a very big fan of Elder Scrolls Skyrim, and as I was looking through Skyrim mod videos on youtube today I found this gem.
I’ve always wondered what Skyrim would look like in real life and here it is. Absolutely awesome!
Okay this post might seem pretty contradictory to the whole idea of my blog being about games, but somewhere during my 8 hour session of defeating snow bears and dragons in Skyrim to shouting FUS RO DAH around the house, I realised that I needed a break.
Playing games is fun and rewarding but in the end all you do is sit in a chair for hours upon hours staring at a computer screen moving your fingers. That’s valuable time spent doing other things like watching youtube videos, catching up with the latest episode of Community or interacting with real people! So I decided to do one of those 30 day challenges that Matt Cutts has done.
This has been something I’ve wanted to share for a while. My friend received this wonderful toy as a 21st birthday present and it has been haunting our house ever since. During parties I like to use this as a conversation starter “hey have you seen our penicorn. It has two penises”. It either really works or they look at me in disgust and walk away. After a quick search for “penicorn” in google, I found out the NG store stocks these babies at $15.00. The real story of the penicorn begins with:
The “Magical Penicorn” is known to grant its owner wishes and long-lasting virility.
If this doesn’t want to make you buy one I don’t know what will. Again this was just a post with one of the weird item that are floating around in our household.
The first week of a new year marks something momentous for me, the arrival of buddies. No more lonely nights, no more bored afternoons and no more alone time. There’s a fine balance between being excited to be alone, to being alone and buying 5 cats to keep you company. Near the end of 2011 I was erring on the latter. Nevertheless, there are some things that I will miss about being home alone.