Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Update and Championship Manager 01/02

With Wigan Athletic, abject failure has never been so much fun!

Absolutely nobody has been asking where the heck I've been
, but I thought I'd best update the people out in Internetland as to why I haven't posted for 2 months.

Well, I go through 2-3 week phases where I feel like rambling about video games and then stop almost as soon as I've started. Doesn't mean I've disappeared completely (unlike the selection of retro games in local second hand shops), just temporarily while I'm pursuing other projects. And real life, which sucks, but what can you do?

Recently I've rediscovered the wonders of Championship Manager 01/02 for the PC, which, to my surprise, still has an extremely active community of gamers. There's something magical about taking Mudhuts FC through the divisions to the Premier League and European glory, though I have to admit I've got nowhere near that as yet. Still, I'm a lot better than I used to be.

Better yet, the game is available for free download on one of the official Champ Man websites. I really can't find which one, but take a trip to your local games shop and you'll probably find a version for fifty pence or something. I can't comment on its quality in comparison with the newer versions as I've only played the 2007 incarnation briefly, but I have to say I'm really enjoying it.

About a month ago I was mildly addicted to Popcap's Zuma, and started a video review on that but who knows if that'll ever see the light of day. Speaking of which, I do have a couple of almost-completed vids up my sleeve to come, and I plan to upload a slightly elongated version of the San Andreas commentary over on Blip.

That's all for the future, though. Right now, I have other stuff to attend to, so until next time, don't step in front of moving vehicles and do what your mother tells you.