Unlucky for some

Now this might be begging for trouble.

Friday the 13th Today is Friday the 13th.

But what is the big deal? This year I decided that I was going to try and give up superstition. After all what do magpie’s know about what is going to happen in the future. OrΒ  how does staring up into the sky and uttering a desire to a humungous hydrogen reactor actually make it manifest? Walk along a path, no worries. Put a ladder there and it’s bad Karma. But take away the ladder and spell is broken? Broken mirrors? Accidents happen for crying out loud. And then the weirdness concerning black cats. UK side of the Atlantic, good luck. USA side, bad luck. WTF!? So today is the 13th day of the month. And it’s a Friday. And?

On very loose grounds of science I purchased a lotto ticket. I’m yet to win anything on the Premium Bonds I brought 7 years ago. So I know my luck is purely chance. Yet it’s fascinating that the default state for the human condition is that of hope. Of optometrist thinking. Although it’s been a long week, and not a particularly good one. And next week is really going to suck balls deluxe. So that will be a test of positive thinking. Strewth I’ve had a grump on some nights this week. Take that program on Sky at the moment, Touch. All kinds of good. I think it’s the guy who was involved with Heroes. But that sodding kid. GRRR! I thought Newt from Aliens 2 was annoying. But that mute brat from Touch has just taken the award for character that is most likely going to make you arise from your chair like a vengeful dime-God and punch the TV. And breath and relax. At least I’ve got a weekend off to relax and unwind before next week arrives to continue the process of dissolving my soul.

Good luck everybody.

Firefall – Beta awesomeness

It’s really nice to find something that I can write about that won’t land me in trouble πŸ™‚

So I’m one of the lucky ones, I got a beta invite for Firefall. For those of you wondering “what the hell is Firefall?” go give it a quick Google. Go on, this will still be here when you get back.

Firefall screenshotFirefall concept artFirefall first person view


So now that the NDA has been lifted, it’s possible to talk about it in an open environment. In short, even in it’s beta state it solid. And deceptively enthralling. If you want your FPS death-match team games, then they got you covered. If you want an open world MMO style game, again you’ve come to the right place. The game seems to have something for everyone. If you want to go it alone and explore, then the world is big to start with. If you like the whole gather mats and craft stuff, then your gonna have a lot to keep you occupied. And if you want to group together with friends, then also not a problem. And the future holds Clans / armies, so big group fun is heading our way. And then there’s the price. It’s free.

Now I’m a skeptic at the best of times when I hear the word “free”. In the materialistic world “free” doesn’t tend to happen. Something for nothing is the work of fiction surly? But this is a free to play game. So where’s the money? Time will tell. But I would love to have my skepticism proved wrong.

All I need now are some invites so that I can send them out and get more people playing this awesome game.

Thank you Red 5 Studios πŸ™‚