Monthly Archives: February 2012

So little time, so many games (and so much uni work!)

I don’t really have much to talk about this week. I have loads of work for uni to do, just three weeks left of project and plenty of assignments to be getting on with. So I thought I’d write a post about the books and games I am currently enjoying.

Since I just bought a PSP Go last week (That’s another story I’ve yet to share with you…) I bought a few classic PSP games on the PSN (Both GTA games, Disgaea, and Final Fantasy 1) and so far I’ve been playing Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Disgaea.

I can’t quite get my head around the fact that LCS game out in 2005. When I was fifteen. Seven years ago. It’s just as awesome as I remember it being, and it looks lovely on the Go’s screen.

Disgaea 3 was the reason I was going to buy a Vita (since the remake will be released in April) but I saw that the first two Disgaea games that I have yet to play where both on PSN for about £8. I still have so many DS and PC games that I’ve yet to play so it seems rather silly buying yet another launch console.

I tidied up my shelf last week, here is my DS and 3DS nook:

ds games

Out of all these games, I’ve only really completed… none of them fully except I guess the Pokémon games. Shameful I know. And yet I continue to buy games…. I’m not even going to look at the percentage of Steam games I own that I’ve actually played….

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Android O2 MMS Settings

My Galaxy S2 has been failing to receive picture messages (MMS) since I flashed it with CyanogenMod a few months back. Not a big deal, but it was kind of annoying. No amount of fiddling with the APN settings seemed to help, and I was at a loss.

Along came ‘Tweakker’ a free android app that promised to correct my settings. And it did. First time. I rebooted my phone, and the picture message I had received earlier in the morning downloaded immediately!

Worth a shot if you flash custom roms, or your settings just flat out do not work. It’s free from Android Marketplace.

Lack of caffeination, day 12.

Short post this evening! It’s day 12 without energy drinks. Thankfully the headaches subsided a week ago, and I’m sleeping much better according to the alarm clock on my phone (which sits on my bed whilst I sleep). I haven’t really missed energy drinks that much, except late in the afternoon when it sometimes hits like it did today at work at around 5pm.

Overall, I’m pretty glad I cut out the energy drinks. Perhaps I should work on all fizzy drinks next? I just wish I cut down more gradually than I did: those headaches were a bitch.

So much for posting every day.

Well that lasted for about four days. Oh well, it’s hard writing something vaguely interesting every day. I might just summarise my week for the poor souls who (don’t) read my blog.

You may of seen my post about Why I wasn’t going to preorder a PS Vita? That didn’t last very long, I’ve preordered the Wifi model since my parents are giving me some money towards it for my birthday. And Amazon are bundling an 8gb memory card and Lumines for an extra £15. It just made sense, even if I won’t be able to play my PS One Classics at launch. Who knows, maybe by the European launch I’ll be able to. Disgaea is out on the 20th of April and I would of bought it for that anyway, so again: It just made sense. Disgaea and Lumines, how could I refuse?

I managed to get hold of a copy of Tales of the Abyss this week for the retail price (rather than the inflated double retail Amazon marketplace price) and have played that through to the first boss. Having never played a Tales game before (I didn’t even look it up on Wikipedia before I dived into the game) I have stumbled across a rather funny active RPG. The battles are based on combos within a 2D plane (but you can move freely, if you want). It’s hard to explain not having played it for terribly long, but if you get a chance and you like JRPGs give it a shot.

I’ve even been playing games on steam this week. I know, right? What an (un)productive week! Turn 375/400 in a Civilization 4 game, and a few weeks into my first season in Football Manager 2011 (which I managed to pick up for 97p!). I should probably go and read some stuff for uni, but what sounds better? Civ 4 or Reactions of Benzene and Aromatic Molecules? Yeah, I thought so too.

I still feel like I should play through my backlog before I buy new games but… it doesn’t seem to work that way. Off the top of my head I really want to complete Skyrim, Saints Row the 3rd, Fallout New Vegas, and Cthulhu Saves the World (just on the PC). On other consoles the list exponentially grows. Such is life I guess? Maybe I should win the lottery and spend my days just playing computer games…

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