I present to you: an alternative to sports.
I always thought sport was bullshit. Ever since my high school P.E. days when I was made to play football against people who were better at it than I was, I've held an unnaturally high resentment for most forms of competitive physical activity. Don’t get me wrong, I can understand why loads of people enjoy it, and I am all for keeping in shape, but even with this outlook I still find it hard to be enthusiastic about it.
Note: Extreme Ironing isn't on this list for some reason, so I reckon Joe is talking shite - Mike
Luckily for people like me, being alive in 2015 means we aren't just limited to the run of the mill sports which existed in yesteryear. While football, cricket, and beating your spouse is still alive and well in today’s world, we’re also treated to some of the weirdest, most bizarre and downright pointless excuses for physical recreation.
I present to you: an alternative to sports.
I thought it was ready. Joe thought it was ready. We sent it to play testers.
It wasn't ready.
Thankfully there was nothing major to be fixed. There was a tileset issue, whereby it was entirely possible to walk over everything inside the CCC hut. Fortunately that just took ten minutes to fix. There were stylistic issues that me and Joe disagreed on. It wasn't that we disagreed on how it should work, we disagreed on if it should be implemented into the demo. On the day before it had to go out. We ended up leaving it undecided, with a view to decide on a final style for the final demo version.
Regarding the stylistic issues, we don’t usually have many disagreements regarding the design of towns or interiors. It should be mentioned that my taste and style is impeccable (just got myself some pretty rad leopard print curtains) whereas Cunt lives in a disused warehouse with three other men.
I love video games. I've genuinely been playing them for as long as I can physically remember. I teethed myself on a Sega Mega Drive, have preserved every single console and game I have ever owned, from Streets of Rage 2 right up to Destiny. Before I had to go to work like a normal functioning human being, I would spend every waking moment with a controller in my hands, and the experiences I've played through have been some of the most emotionally engaging, fun and challenging experiences I have ever witnessed. Hell, I'm even working on a video game!
And recently, I haven’t wanted to go anywhere near games.
Welcome shaggers and shaggees, it's that time again where I answer your desperate cries for help/attention.
This week, I was inundated with various rope burn and broken cable tie issues. That means only one thing; Fifty Shades of Grey is out at the pictures. Now as I have documented here, I am not a fan of that bulbous pile of piss poor soft porn. So, I threw all of those fucking hack letters in the bin, along with nine copies of Fifty Shades of Plagiarism and a copy of The Stand. That last one may seem confusing, and I can understand why. It confused me too, it wasn't about a night-stand that was next to a bed where loads of shagging went down; it was a fucking horror book! I was glad in a way, it meant I didn't have to write about how I hated Steven King, because the night-stand book was my idea first!
Pictured: Bare good book
Anyway, on to the letters. Hit the 'read more' button, you numpty.
Zack Snyder, director of the current DC Cinematic Universe tweeted a picture this week of our first good look at Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. This version of Aquaman will make his debut in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, alongside pretty much every other Justice League member (Apart from The Flash and Green Lantern, because reasons). The look has been pretty divisive, bringing about the age old argument of Aquaman’s usefulness and believability within the DCCU and in general pop culture.
And, as usual, there is much more to dive into with Aquaman. After the jump, we break down some thoughts about our new King of Atlantis.
This week I am getting into my favourite thing currently: Stack Overflow.
This diary should be posted about four weeks after it was written, which means that the first version of the demo is now out. We've taken a very bold decision in releasing our first play version to the public. Normally, it should go through vigorous in-house testing on a first play, but that isn't how we roll. In all honesty, it's not because we want to give something back to our fans or any bullshit like that. We won't be charging for the finished product, it will be free on this site as the demo is, so if that isn't giving back then I don't know what is.
This seems to sum it up nicely.
No, it's because we want feedback; we want to know what is working, what is shit and where we have dropped massive Steve-sized bollocks (our mate Steve has massive bollocks). If we trusted our friends and family to do it, we would get sugar coated versions of what they think. Whereas you, our audience, you have no such qualms about hurting our feelings. So if you have played the demo, then drop us an email with what you think of it. Either use the site email address, or (and I would recommend this one as this is the one me and Joe check more often) email Jary directly. Now all that shit is out of the way, here is the actual entry.
There is an unwritten rule throughout social convention that one should never outstay their welcome. Over the years, we have learnt that there exists a mutual code of conduct which should result in all parties going their separate ways once everything which needs discussing has been addressed. This time last year I was dating a girl who regularly came to my place and refused to leave, to the point where I began studying techniques to prepare for her eventual dismissal. I felt like a complete shit afterwards, and I knew that I shouldn't have to revert to off-hand tactics to get people to go away. But this got me thinking; maybe the unwritten code isn't so universal after all? Had the rules changed in the past few years and I wasn't aware? Maybe we just do the whole thing online now?
But then I think; no, surely not? Maybe the goal posts are just slightly altered depending on your outlook on things? Even when notoriously out of touch with reality celebrity asshole Louis Walsh understands the concept, it can’t be that hard for the normal people of the world to fathom?
Or maybe I spoke too soon.
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