Three Hundred: Pick up a royale with cheese...I mean indie bundle

 

So another new bundle website has graced the internet, this time with a slightly different price model when compared to those already out there.

The Indie Royale bundle created has been created as a joint venture by the team at IndieGames and Desura, these bundles of games start out at a set price.

Then with each purchase made at a low price means the lowest price that can be paid rises. This keeps on happening until someone pays an above average price which then takes a few pennies off the price that people then have to pay.

The bundle itself is up for a week and then in a week after the first bundle they're putting up another bundle and so on.

Also the first bundle features the great Gemini Rue so I urge you all to purchase the bundle and keep your eyes on the website for their follow-up bundle.

Two Hundred and Ninety Nine: Some new Ghostlight infused games

 

So Ghostlight for anyone that doesn't know are a small publisher based in the UK, specifically in Essex, which is my home county. They've got two new releases coming out which is the only way that these games could have ever made it over to the UK.

Those games are Persona 2: Innocent Sin and The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky, they have both had publishing partners in the US, however as Atlus don't have a UK publishing house I'm usually kept wondering if most games will actually ever gain a release.

Well that's exactly what Ghostlight are great for, they originally published the Shin Megami Tensei games on PS2 and now seem to release most Persona titles, after releasing Persona 3 on PSP.

Of course you can buy all their published titles from stores for a slightly cheaper price, however whenever you buy directly from them you will always seemingly get a pre-order bonus. For Persona 3 it was a t-shirt and once again for Persona 2 it was a t-shirt. However for Trails in the Sky you were given a massive A1 poster for the game, all in all persuading me to purchase them from Ghostlight.

Image courtesy of the GhostLight blog

I generally keep an eye on their website and I urge others too as they're trying to ramp up the amount of games they're publishing from the sounds of their posts on their blog and facebook. Asking fans to recommend games they'd like Ghostlight to publish.

Two Hundred and Ninety Eight: New shoes!

 

So after being enthralled by some previous Batman/Joker shoes that I spotted in Crawley. I did a little digging around and found some that perhaps aren't better by any means, but are definitely just as good and in some ways better.

Mainly because I prefer the low style converse and not high-tops, plus Mr E. Nigma is a pretty cool character, so I just had to get myself a pair.

Perhaps I'll get the Batman/Joker ones at some point in the future, but for now these are pretty awesome enough to keep me happy.

Two Hundred and Ninety Seven: The Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony

 

So one thing I had to be careful about mentioning since buying tickets was the Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony. I had to be careful not to mention that I was going as I also bought my sister a ticket as a birthday present and I didn't want to ruin the surprise. I imagine she must have figured it out at some point, but it'd be awesome if she didn't.

The atmosphere was amazing considering everyone there were diehard Zelda fans, the queue itself went all the way around the Hammersmith Apollo and further around the road, it was pretty crazy but it luckily wasn't raining or too cold.

The concert itself was amazing, sadly our seats weren't the absolute best, but they weren't too bad and at the time I bought the tickets they were the best I could get. So hopefully Charlotte didn't mind too much. The music selection was great, although I felt could have had a little more of the Ocarina songs could have been played for longer. However as they're short songs it's hard to make more out of them.

Overall it was an amazing night and definitely one to remember, and I'm very happy I didn't miss it. I probably enjoyed it more than Videogames live as it's less generic and focused on one series of games that surely everyone who has taste in games loves.

I am happy to of made a memory with Charlotte and only hope they do another concert at 50 years.

Two Hundred and Ninety Six: The imminent release of Wonton51!

 

So on October 25th a new game is going to be released for iOS, of course this happens very frequently and isn't something to be surprised about.

But this time round it's something I'm quite looking forward to, which doesn't happen much with iOS as usually it's almost impossible to find out about the development of iOS games prior to their release.

Well the game I'm looking forward to is Wonton51, the first game from Quarter Circle Punch Game Works.

Wonton51 is a horizontal/vertical side scrolling schmup, dependant on which way you prefer to play. The controls seem to be pretty simple which is slide to move and tap to shoot.

With a lack of schumps and games made for gamers out there I'm looking forward to see if I enjoy this little game, which will hopefully shine amongst the masses of crap on the marketplace.

Two Hundred and Ninety Five: Cookie attack!

 

So I felt like making some cookies today, which will be making their way with me into work on Monday to share the yumminess.

These were the first things I've baked with the oven in my new place, and it's a gas oven which I'm not 100% used to yet after these not coming out as chewy as I would have liked.

It also didn't help that I was missing loads of kitchen utensils that I hadn't realised; it then meant I had to make a few substitutions on the fly which increased the time to make them. These included not being able to melt butter in the microwave, mixing everything in a small bowl and being careful not to spill anything. Plus my favourite of all, using a tea strainer sized sieve to sift about 400g of flour.

Overall with the mess made making them and the very long prep and baking time they turned out ok.

Two Hundred and Ninety Four: A visit to Crawley?

 

So I decided to go on a little adventure and have a moop around Crawley, little did I know I'd for some reason come across some Stormtroopers.

I must say the shopping center and shops within Crawley all seemed pretty good and quite nice, I'd been told that Crawley was a bit of a dump, but I must say from spending the morning there I've been to much worser places and Crawley gets my thumbs up. Especially as it houses two GAMEs, a CEX, a Gamestation, TK Maxx and a Primark, all stores which can come in handy.

Also just before I was leaving I found a very awesome and sadly very expensive pair of shoes, which in a way were luckily not in stock in my size, otherwise I may have splashed out on them.

I need this pair of converse!

They've also got a lovely park in the town centre which looked lovely on the crisp autumn morning.

Two Hundred and Ninety Three: Batmans!

 

It's officially Batman day! Or at least I've claimed it!

Batman Arkham City is released today and I've got my fingers crossed my copy will be waiting for me when I get home.

Arkham City is of course the third title to be released from London based developer Rocksteady games, Arkham Asylum was a brilliant example of a game, and I only hope that Arkham City can fill it's shoes and be an even better game within the Batman Universe.

I of course had a taster of Arkham City at Eurogamer, which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I only hope that outside of the demo's vertical slice that I will enjoy the game even more when I get to explore Arkham City.

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