Posts tagged Half Life

It Should Be On TV

“I like the idea in “Archives of Pain” I took from Michael Foucault, when he advocates a return to nineteen-century values of execution and capital punishment. You know. It appeals to me, but you shouldn’t only bring back capital punishment. It should be compulsory that your body be kept, have oil poured over it and be torn apart with horses and chains. It should be on TV, and four- or five-year-olds should be made to watch it. It’s the only way. If you tell a child: “That’s wrong”, he doesn’t really learn. But if you show a body being ripped to shreds, after Blue Peter, he’s gonna know.”

- Richey Edwards

Oh how I was looking forward to a day off, but it was not be, having already taken a morning and an afternoon off to receive the Brice’s Laptop it was another day at the office for me. What made it even worse was that Gran Turismo: A Spec was released today, so I bought it (& Half-Life: Blue Shift) in the morning and had to wait until 4 to actually play them; knowing that on Saturday morning they, along with everything else I had in the house, would be gone.

Bought a book, Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau. This, and the rest of Everything… will be my entertainment next week.

Too Many Times

Things just seemed to go too wrong too many times

- Tony Hancock’s suicide note

Completed Half-Life: Opposing Force., The ending is in the same vein as the original, which I suppose keeps things consistent, but it’s a bit of an anti-climax to be honest.

Henman is playing Ivanisavic today, am I the only Brit who wants Henman to lose, come on – he has no personality. I hope Ivanisavic wins the tournament too – he has character, something ol’ Tim never will have. Go Goran, Go!

Housemates planning on a big weekend by the sounds of it, but I can’t be bothered with the shake-and-fake of it all.

The Freeman

Completed Half-Life, at last. It’s definitely one of the longest games I’ve played (excluding the Final Fantasy series of course); I like the ending, it’s very cool, but not all that satisfying, I won’t say too much here ‘cos I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who’s playing the game through [...]

Unreal Tournament Tournament

Went to the Hursley Network Gaming Event; knocked out in the first round of the Unreal Tournament tournament, but won a few of the single matches. Dropped round Paul’s house on the way back (and a very nice house it is too), met Shelly & had a few beers with Paul before heading back home. I’m [...]

It Comes Soon Enough

I never think of the future, it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein, 1930 Recorded my entire Radiohead catalogue into mp3 to burn onto a single cd, unfortunately at 160 kbps they won’t all fit on a single CD so I have to redo the lot at a lower bit rate tomorrow. On the plus side of the weekend, [...]
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