I was just
Was wondering past wonderland and noticed
Looks like GCHQ (think the UK version of NSA) are hiring by putting ads in video games as ...
A spokesperson for GCHQ described the potential recruits that it wanted to reach as â€œcomputer-savvy, technologically able, quick thinking.
But would potential recruits mum's appreciate this? I mean if I was a parent I wouldn't want little Johnny to be staying up past their bed time hours on end, trying to translate some cryptic message when they still gotta do their French homework!
On Monday 22nd October at the South Bank Royal festival hall, there was (IMHO) the highlight of the games calendar (no not Halo 3 release I'm afraid), the Video Games Live concert. Essentially it was an evening of classic video games music played live! Well to be more precise there was the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing game tracks.
It was hosted by the two creators Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall. Both are gaming composers who team up a couple of years ago to create an event drawing in music from the 30 odd years of gaming. So we got to hear music from Frogger, Tron, Halo, Metal Gear, Civilization, Chrono Cross along with others.
The night started with a group of us DS:london crowd meeting in hall of the South Bank center. I was really looking forward to this night given that I been meaning to check out the South Bank Center hall since it's refurbishment, plus last year was just bloody good fun when it was at the Hammersmith Apollo. There was a nice cos play in the hall whilst we waited for the show to start. When it did, I think the sell out show (the first sell out show since the refurb) was enjoyed by everyone. The cencert was comprised of the cosplay comp (nice) ,the blind folded pianist's of youtube fame (brilliant) who could play the tracks thrown at him at amazing speeds, the composer of outrun (was ok), a couple of stage comps (frogger and space invaders) along with just a whole bunch of tracks. My personal favorites was the Final Fantasy, War Craft, Halo and Tetris tracks. Simply amazing.
Can't bloody wait for next year.
On the 19th September, on a school night, in a little pub near the all so trendy area of Hoxton/Shoreditch in East london, it was the first
Handheld videogames, multiplayer madness and sweet, sweet game-related music to the backdrop of DY's anti-traditional nu-future night.
And it certainly was that! A nice mixture of DS's and PSP's was on display through out within the rather charming pub, The Macbeth. Our group arrived fairly early before the intended time of 9pm to do some warming up before hand. The real party kicked off closer to 10pm when the 10 player bomberman kicked in on the projector. As one would hope, it was mayhem! There is just something about playng bomberman with a bunch of people. Ofcourse the DS players were near the pool table at the back of the pub enjoying some rather loud games of tetris and mario kart as well. Gotta love it!
There was also much merriment of chit chatter between a whole host of different characters with different interests in gaming including a Phd student in games of some sort (hi allie!), a Gamestation store manager (hey Daniel!) along with his posse and the famous
All in all, a damn great night and round of applause for the organisers. Can't wait for the next one!
PS it would have been a better night if it wasn't for the fact my camera's memory card corrupted and I lost ALL my pictures I took!!!! Not happy joey at all (
Every once in a while, just when I pull some decent beats on level 5 of Tetris on the DS. I find people like the following....
If you get bored at the beginning, check out the last quarter of the clip.
It was once said that great wisdom can be found in a few short sentences, well this aren't particularly great but has a little bit of humorous insight into the the next gen consoles. Brilliant.
Posted on August 2nd, 2007 by thiswayup.
Categories: Other gaming.
Game and Watch! I remember having one of these when I was a 8 year old kid playing on the donkey kong chucking down barrels plus the
Listening to: 5-8-6,New order, John Peel sessions
Posted on March 25th, 2007 by thiswayup.
Categories: Other gaming.
Display ya adoration to your gaming roots..and buy the tshirt! A real nice selection of both classic and gaming themed tops from Tshirts, long sleeves and hoodies. All seem to have a real nostalgic tocuh to them or is it just me? [Source:
Tune of the moment whilst writing this blog: Outkast vs. The Streets : Ya Mug