Eating, Gaming and Miniature Painting!

Heeeeeey, that title kind of rhymes?

So, I’ve been ridiculously stressed out lately. University Exams were on, at the same time as my job get’s super busy, at the same time as a number of my friends suddenly dissapear off the face of the Earth (Not dead, just avoidant!) and yea – you get it.
*First world problems, right?*

Well, I explained that because when I’m stressed out I cook – so the other day I find a fishmonger selling Moreton Bay Bugs, so I nabbed a few and did them in a garlic, butter and parsley dressing, sprinkle of rock salt and optional lemon.

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Yea, kinda tasted like … fish prawns. Very meaty.

Another stress release, painting up my new Malifaux miniatures! Arrived safely in the mail the other day and I’m having a crack at painting up Myranda first.
Now, please keep in mind:
1. I am not very good at this
2. Any level of ‘success’ I achieve is because I’m planted next to a professional painter who’s saving my arse every time I stuff something up hahaha.

So this is her with skin and blue fabric done so far.

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Oi, El…You’re not leaving me GREY haired are you? This is awful.

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With the FLASH on looks really bad, but wanted to show that I’d painted on shine…even though, yea it kind of looks like smudge like this hahaha.

Other than these two activites, got in a little Neverwinter time, kind of dull now that the Event is over – but either way got to questing.

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I was sent into this dungeon when a lot of sections of roofs have caved in and you walk up the debris to get tot he next ‘level’ of the dungeon and I discovered a somewhat glitch.
Was stuck here for a good 10-15 minutes trying worm my way out of the crack.

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Don’t step on a crack, or you’ll fall and break your….ability to move forever.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition

So stoked, can’t wait!! …Now to finish Origins hahahaha.

XBox One – Still Sucks

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I don’t care about any of Microsoft’s recent backflips. They didn’t stick the landing on this at all, 1/10 for effort.

U.S. Military speak out against Xbox One!

Independent military magazine Navy Times has published a new report blasting the Xbox One and its various policies that the publication describes as problematic for those on active duty.

The Xbox One will require users to connect to the Internet once every 24 hours, something Navy Lt. Scott Metcalf believes will be a “showstopper” for those serving downrange, in the field, or at sea.

A past report claimed Microsoft was working on a solution for those in Internet-free scenarios, though the company now says no such plan is in place.

In addition, the Xbox One will be supported in only 21 countries. Those stationed in major military regions like Germany, Italy, or Great Britain will not have a problem. However, service members in Japan, Kuwait, Afghanistan, or other areas are in a bind.

On top of this, since Xbox One games are region-locked, service members who import games won’t be able to play them on their local machines. And as Navy Times points out, those who buy games locally will be out of luck, as Xbox Live accounts are tied to regions.

The publication also calls out potential “serious” security concerns for the Xbox One, involving the system’s Kinect camera and/or microphone recording conversations not meant to be heard outside of the military. Microsoft has said that the Xbox One does not record idle living room chatter.

“Microsoft has single-handedly alienated the entire military,” naval aviator Jay Johnson wrote in a Gamasutra piece. “And not just the U.S. military–the militaries of the entire world.”

Johnson added that the Xbox One’s Internet requirement is “the single greatest sin Microsoft has committed against all service members.”

Xbox executive Don Mattrick last week offered an alternative for those without an Internet connection, such as military members and students.

“Fortunately, we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity; it’s called Xbox 360,” Mattrick said. “If you have zero access to the Internet, that is an offline device.”

 

Source: http://au.gamespot.com/news/navy-publication-blasts-xbox-one-6410382

Mirrors Edge? or Dull reflections?

I have to admit, I love Mirror’s Edge‘s graphics. They are slick, realistic, and I get excited when there are flashes of sections of faces and a tattoo gun.
But overall, is it just me, or is this trailer really really boring? It DOES NOT make me want to rush out and purchase the game in anyway.

PS4 Highlights for the Aussies

Playstation Australia however now released some highlight details for us Aussie audience:

– PS4 is coming and you can experience the next generation in gaming at the remarkable price of $549.
– PS4 supports used games.
– Disc based games won’t require you to check-in online.
SCE Worldwide Studios has more than 30 PS4 exclusive titles in development, 20 of which will launch during the first year of PS4.
– The line-up of games on PS4 includes 12 completely new titles, including The Order: 1886 from Ready at Dawn.
– We also provided updates to other exciting PS4 titles #DRIVECLUB, inFAMOUS Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall and KNACK.
– Some of the best teams in the world displayed their groundbreaking games, including live gameplay of the highly anticipated Destiny from Bungie Studios for the very first time, as well as presentations from Ubisoft featuring Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Watch_Dogs, Square Enix showing off Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy XV, plus Warner Bros. presented the world premiere for Mad Max.

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– We reinforced our support for independent and smaller developers with nine new titles that will debut exclusively on PlayStation 4.
– Overall, there are more than 140 games in development for PS4, including over 100 that will be available within the first year.
– More than 85 games will launch by the end of 2013 on PS Vita.
– We announced that PlayStation Plus subscriptions will carry over to PlayStation 4, so subscribers will have access to all of the benefits across PS3, PS Vita and PS4 for one price.
– These benefits include the ability to seamlessly start playing games and join your online friends while spectating gameplay or enjoying cross game voice chat, as well as exclusive discounts, cloud game saves and Instant Game Collection.
– To celebrate the launch of PlayStation Plus on PS4, we will offer #DRIVECLUB PS Plus Edition as part of the Instant Game Collection.

PS2 + PS3 = PS4

Sooooo, who else thinks this bad boy looks like they merged the PS2 and the PS3 designs?

I don’t mind it, but it’s a little…er..dull, in my opinion.

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What does everyone else think of the design for the Playstation 4?