Saturday, 27 February 2010

Top Five: Playstation Games

I feel I should point out that I am not the most avid of gamers, so my knowledge is somewhat limited. And also out of date (hence the list being of games playable on a pretty outdated format - although I own a PS2, pretty much all the games I own involve microphones). I think it is also worth a mention that I do not have 'mad skillz' when it comes to computer games. Games that involve karaoke (as mentioned above) or keeping to a musical beat, I can do. Shoot-em-ups and action adventures, not so much. That said, all the games I am yet to mention are all the in the second category of games. I might not be very able, but I am enthusiastic. While I am still confessing to my gaming sins, it should also be noted that I have only ever completed one console game all on my lonesome. And that was 'Happy Feet'. A game made for ten year olds.

5. Bubble Bobble
This was a game I never actually owned, but was in my household for a short amount of time. I don't really remember the point of it, other than there being a substantial amount of bubbles involved. I do, however, remember playing this game with my buddy Claire and thinking it was one of the best things I had even seen.

4. Tomb Raider 3
Before the game pretended to come to an end and moved to a more sophisticated platform, I reckon this was probably the best game in terms of graphics and story. However, I have never actually owned it myself and have only really experienced the game by watching others play on it (by others, I mean Laura), and making token contributions which are most likely ignored by the those with the controllers in their hand.

3. Croc: Legend of the Gobbos
This is one of those games that I am only really familiar with the first few levels. As mentioned a fair few times by now, I am not very gifted in activities that involve the use of a controller. This game is no exception to that rule. As a result, so that I am able to pretend to be a small, but perfectly formed crocodile and make awesome sound effects (ka-pow! ka-splat!), I have to keep playing the same levels repeatedly. I am awesome at the first island. Do not doubt it.

2. Spyro The Dragon
My Wikipedia research has just informed me that there are 13 games in this series. Who knew? Although I am not really that surprised. Who would not want to be a cute, little purple dragon with attitude? Just me? Okay then. I pretty much spend most of my time playing this game charging round and round in circles looking for sheep. I would like to to think, that if I had more patience, I would be able to complete this game. I suspect I am in denial.

1. Tomb Raider
Hey, guess what? I am pants at this game too! I put this game above all others though for several reasons. For example, although she isn't actually a real person, Lara Croft is a bit of a heroine. It is also pretty cool to roam around raiding tombs in a highly athletic manner. Of course, I also do this for real in my down time, but when my shorts are in the laundry and my satchel is at the repairers, I still need the practice.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Top Five: 30 Seconds To Mars Vids

There are three reasons for this blog.
Reason One: I am a little bit in love with this band and their epic scale videos. They are more than just pictures to accompany a song. They are mini-movies.
Reason Two: I went to see this band last night and they are now fully embedded in my little Emma-sized brain, so I am now trying to set them free.
Reason Three: I have noticed that whenever Jared Leto gets mentioned on this blog, my viewings go up.
Anyway, these are my five favourite 30 Seconds To Mars (or 30stm as I shall now refer to them as) videos so far, even though there are only seven to chose from. This is not necessarily my five favourite songs, just the videos which I think are the best.

5. Kings & Queens
The best bike ride ever. Literally all I have to say.

4. The Kill
Probably the most well-known of all the bands videos, and definitely the one that looks like it has had the most money thrown at it.

3. Capricorn (A Brand New Name)
30stm get down and dirty. I don't really understand this video, not gonna lie, but it looks cool so I like it.

2. A Beautiful Lie
Not many vids can lay claim to having such epic backgrounds as this one (with the exception of Westlife who have shamelessly copied this video), and the sites of Greenland coupled with slow-mo shots is pretty damn cool.

1. From Yesterday
One of my most favourite videos, not just by these chaps. It's dramatic, there is a bit of facial acting, a hell of a lot of flags, fighting and, for the Leto-obsessed amongst us (you know who you are - thanks for checking out the blog btw!), a brief shot of Jared in his topless state. I'll save you from the 11 minute version.

While I'm at it, my top five favourite songs are:
5. Capricorn (A Brand New Name)
4. This Is War
3. A Beautiful Lie
2. The Kill
1. The Fantasy

Monday, 1 February 2010

What I've Watched: January

This Christmas
Sherlock Holmes
I Love You, Man
The Boat That Rocked
Sisterhood Of Travelling Pants
Wild Child
I Am Legend
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach
Guess Who
Table For Three
G.I. Joe
Just Married
Fireflies In The Garden