Friday, 3 August 2007

Hot Pixel

I like gaming but don't have the time or inclination to pad through a 30 hour in-depth game. I love the missions in GTA San Andreas but hate the repetitive nature of having to return to missions when I fail them, rather than just reply them. I'm sure many people love that immersive world but, for me... it's just repetitive. ERGO...I love my PSP, it's portable so I can play anywhere, including the potty which, I have to say, is a great place to sit and play a's got a nice bright screen which the GB advance lacks and although it doesn't have as many 'different' games like the DS does, mine's hacked so I can play (ahem) 'homebrew' games and it's got quite a few mini games nowadays. By this I mean a game that contains several simple stupid games with very few keys to learn and which last maybe up to 5 minutes each. Do well on a game and you'll unlock a new minigame and so on.

Hot Pixel is one such game, it's made by Atari and has several (200ish) mini games. Some last as short a time as 10 seconds, others up to a couple of minutes. Some can be repetitive, i.e. same thing, different difficulty level but all are fun. :)

I think games like this are great as they begin to open up the gaming world to people who otherwise wouldn't play games.

If you've played Hot Pixel and enjoyed it, I recommend Kazook, Ape Academy/Ape Academy 2, Hot Brain and Work Time Fun.

Music and Lyrics

I watched the film, 'Music and Lyrics' last night. Normally Hugh Grant always just plays himself and the only film that I thought he was ever any good in was About a Boy. As usual he's not exactly brilliant by any means but the film itself was quite watchable. Drew Barrymore is as cute as ever as well although... she's really starting to look a bit old nowadays...

Monday, 30 July 2007


Clerks 2! I watched the movie yesterday and it's very funny. Having seen Clerks many years ago, I was expecting the sequel to be disappointing but.. oh no, it did not disappoint.

It's not the funniest film that I've seen in years but, it's a film I wouldn't mind seeing again... and the term 'Inter Species Animal Entertainment' is certainly one I need to try and utilise in a conversation.