‘Dad, I did it.’
For twenty years the original Tomb Raider composer, Nathan McCree had been waiting to say this to his Dad. As every year I was told, he would tell him:
‘This time next year Nath, the tour will happen’.
And now it has.
It was a spectacular event.
With cues from the first three Tomb Raider games, narrated by Shelley Blond throughout, it gained three standing ovations, and the crowd wanting more.
Me and Nathan had been talking the past week on how it was going. Nerves were mainly part of this. Some dread also. But in the end, everything had worked out, and more.
Sometimes you just need to retreat and forget about everything.
To get away, to recover, or just because.
Some play games all day or just lay in bed instead. Whereas others listen to music to take them somewhere else, almost as if you’re plugged into the Matrix.
I’m never one for a clickbait post of ‘all time lists’, whether thats of embarrassing moments from ‘celebrities’, or your favourite benches found across Lincoln.
But there’s always those select few that you’ll repeatedly go back to, no matter what they are.
Number 4 in a series is always the risky one.
- Tomb Raider 4.
- Crash Bandicoot 4. (Albeit made by another developer.)
- Indiana Jones 4.
It could improve or hinder the series. But with Tekken 4, it was mostly disappointment for me.
Sept. 21st 2005 was when the first episode of the second season of LOST aired, eleven years ago today.
Ever since finishing Uni in 2014, I’ve purposefully avoided watching it, so it would be fresh in the mind when I next came to watch the series.
Last week, I decided to go back to it and watch them all on the iPad.
Watching the finale of Season 1; ‘Exodus‘, I was brought back to a time when during the summer of 2005, where all you would hear on TV news sites was:
‘What’s in the hatch?’
‘It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for.’
I didn’t like the 6 and 6S.
The design I didn’t like, with their thick border lines. I always thought it was a step back from the elegant iPhone 5 and 4 before it.
It even felt uncomfortable to hold to me.
I wanted to go back, and I did with the iPhone SE. The latest features alongside a great design in a smaller body? How could I say no.
But then on Friday, the iPhone 7 appeared in matte black.
This was a game that I needed to play as soon as I had completed the original back in 1999.
Metal Gear Solid 1 was the first game where it had a ‘post-credits’ scene for me, one that’s now a normality after the Marvel films.
It’s been a fun 6 weeks.
The release on iBooks came and went last week, with reviews all being positive. Now, I thought I’d speak of how it came to be, what happened along the way, and how I found the whole experience.
For years now, I’ve been in the mindset of believing that specs simply do not matter. Whether that’s a laptop or a smartphone.
If it can run Facebook or Candy Crush for you, it will fun fine.
Anyone who asks how many cores are in the latest HTC device is simply irrelevant and pointless in my eyes. You may as well ask how many slices you can get from a Hovis bread loaf compared to another brand.
But lately I’ve been looking at the VR headsets, and I’m changing my mind on this.
But only slightly.
“Relive the 80s when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches in stores on 11th November. The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console.
Plugging directly into a high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, the console comes complete with 30 NES games built-in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventure.”
Didn’t expect this to be announced. The ‘Classic Mini’ tells me this isn’t the last we will be seeing of a console re-release in this series.
I will definitely be buying one when it’s released on 11th November.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see a ‘SNES Mini’ appearing next year.
This is the start of something, and what else but Pokémon to start it off.