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Being the MC at a wedding isn't bad at all......once you get over the opening nerves and realise that everyone attending is on your side. Man, I was bricking it for the first couple of sentences, though. It was my girlfriend's brother's wedding, so my partner's parents and all of the (vast) family were there. But as the day went on, I really relaxed and got into it; by the end of the night, my performance was hammier than a troupe of talented pigs on a trapeze. Having people indulge in a steady stream of free booze obviously aided my charms. All up, I think I'd do it all over again, armed with some knowledge gleaned from my debut effort.
Vanquish is still aces in the relentless action department.Now that I've finished Fable III, I've really started to focus on Vanquish. I'd only dipped my toe into the splashy, sweary world of Vanquish before, but after finishing a couple of Acts last night I'm oh-so-keen to get back into it. I'll have to get as much of it in as possible over the next couple of days, because as of Wednesday morning I'm off to Thailand and Malaysia for a couple of weeks.
Oh, and this:
Driver has aged a LOT.Yep, I'm talking about the original Playstation game. For reasons that will become apparent in another forthcoming blog, I (re)purchased the game to play it all over again, but this time I'm gonna actually finish it.
Also, seeing as I didn't provide an entry for last week, here's the most important lesson I learned during that weekend...
DJ Hero Renegade Edition is an inconvenient item to walk/tram home.Seriously, that box is hefty as fuck - its weight and size make it goddamn difficult to carry down the street as you walk a few blocks to catch a tram. And then catching the tram with it presents a whole new batch of interesting challenges. But what could I do? It was cheap and I'd heard everyone say to get the deluxe version that came with the tabletop rig.
DJ Hero is also pretty entertaining.Despite actually having the ability to competently mix records for realsies (I love making mini mixes and mash-ups) I'd never actually played DJ Hero before last weekend. My verdict? It's fun enough, although I don't think it's as direct and natural a correlation to the activity it mimics as Guitar Hero and Rock Band are with theirs. This mainly comes from the fact that you have to press different buttons on the turntable which (obviously) you don't do when you're actually mucking around with real vinyl. But I certainly get the feeling I'll enjoy the whole experience more once I've mastered the way you read the highway and what different tracks expect of me.
Some of the mixes are very much on the ball, too, which is good. Plus there are a couple of instances where cussing has been excised through clever use of the cross fader, which brought a smile to my face. There are a couple of tracks, though, where the chopping gets a bit much, and it kind of muddies the core tune and makes it a bit of a mess. Also, as a fan of both Justice and DJ Shadow, I'm quite happily catered for, so the game wins some big points there.