Life – November 2016

Hey guys, remember when I said I was going to try and blog once per week?



The past month has been a really steady routine of going to work and then coming home to eat and smash out some video games. In rather typical fashion I went from basically nothing to play to all of a sudden just too many things to play. I was already pretty hooked on Battlerite but then last week there was a free weekend for Rainbow Six Siege, I gave that a bit of a go with uni friend Ed and I think both of us were just completely sucked in from the start.

R6 Siege to me just feels like Counter Strike 2, it takes a bunch of the innovations that counter strike made – the ability to shoot through walls and light materials, multiple entry points, a 1 life per round system, no healing, tactical smokes and flashbangs, and an asymetrical map – and just really combines it all together with the modern tropes we’ve come to expect like exp/money, cosmetics, gadgets, perks and so on. The wall breaching stuff really makes it so that there is never a defined expectation and you’ll very rarely find yourself in exactly the same clusterfuck mess twice – as enemies can breach and shoot through most major areas.

And then, at long last, tomorrow we have Planet Coaster coming out, which i’ve been eagerly awaiting for months.The launch trailer¬†looks super awesome and I really cannot wait to sink my teeth into this one. I feel a bit sorry for the girlfriend who is inevitably going to be completely ignored this weekend.


I’ve started trying to do a bit of christmas shopping, but as usual i’m throwing up some blanks already and am not sure what to get for people. I’ve grabbed gifts for my brother and father already, but typically all of the women are going to be harder to shop for.

Perhaps i’ll find something in Austria or Prague when I go? It’s shocking to think that my holiday is only 2 weeks away now, and will technically be my third holiday of the year and 4th consecutive one with the gf. I’m surprised she isn’t fed up of me by now. That said, I’ve only managed to do small cheap european holidays this year, changing jobs mid way through the year didn’t really help as I didn’t have sufficient leave to book anything long. My leave refreshes on new years though, and I think we’ll be looking at maybe Taiwan as a destination? Given that it’s been almost 5 years now, maybe Japan is due a revisit soon as well?¬†Not sure i’d do central tokyo again next time though, as there’s just so much to see in this world, and so little time to see it all!