La Premièr Cadeau

17 10 2008

What’s this, you say? The first present? But it’s my birthday tomorrow! It’s true; I received my received by first birthday present early today, along with £65 early birthday money as well! What was the present? It was Spore Creatures for Nintendo DS. I haven’t had a chance to play it yet, but it looks good!

So, what will I get tomorrow, on my actual birthday? Who knows (except the people who bought the presents and then proceeded to wrap them up)?


Clunk, Clunk

14 09 2008

The mini 8.9″ laptop is back! I built a toy train track today, out of Brio, the wooden track. I made it fill the living room, getting in everybody’s way. I made it just to show Harry how it supposed to be done, but he didn’t come round, so I had rto put it away before he even saw it. Some statement that was.

Lego Star Wars: The Compete Saga has been on the PS3 for most of the weekend, not me playing, but sometimes I helped with some parts of it. One of the few times it wasn’t on was this afternoon, when we watched the Italian Grand Prix.

Oh, My Feet!

13 09 2008

This morning we went for a walk into Seaford to buy some onions, but ended up also buying a book, some sweets, some cakes, some biscuits and lunch. I had a cheese, ham and onion toastie for lunch, which was very nice. All that walking, however, has made my legs hurt! In a while, I’m going to help out in the garden by pulling up all the weeds on the lawn.

I’ve been playing Pokémon Pearl on DS lately, and for those of you that know what I’m talking about, my Monferno is up to level 35 – one more level up and it’ll evolve again! And my Magikarp, which was at level 5 when I caught it (and only knew the pointless Splash) has evolved into Gyrados Level 28 and knows a large variety of moves. Yay!

Boring, Boring, Boring

8 09 2008

Nothing, and I mean nothing, interesting happened today. I played a bit of Pokémon Pearl on my DS, but nothing else major. I got some reading homework in English, which involves reading a book called Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor. It’s a very, very old book – in the publishing info page, it says reprinted in 1988! I have to read an hour of it by Friday, which should be fairly easy; I like reading!

Tomorrow, I have ICT twice and then Media – that should be fun. I should point out that I don’t know whether it’s Core ICT or Digital Imaging, seeing as my timetable just says ICT or ICT GCSE each time, but either are good!

Another One For The Collection

1 09 2008

Apart from beating Harry at tennis and boxing on Wii Sports, nothing eventful happened today. However, as I looked into Harry’s fish tank today, I noticed yet another new addition – a snail. They didn’t buy it over the weekend, so I assume it was nestled in with one of the plants in the tank. We’re going to take it out, though, before it spawns hundreds of the blighters.

In other news, the August stats for this blog were as follows:

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Ninten-moan Wii

20 08 2008

All day I have been keeping a watchful eye on the Nintendo Wii Points Store, waiting for a restock so I can get the 100 Points I need to be able to buy Super Mario Bros. on Virtual Console. But no, as long as there are still some un-purchased 1000 Point cards left (which are out of my price range), the rest of the denominations are left at “0 Wii Point Card(s) of this type are still available”. They did restock once today. When? During dinner, and once I got back to my computer, the ones I wanted were sold out again. I’m not going to let that happen again – I have a plan. I’m going to stay up until just past midnight, seeing as they must restock at the start of each day, and nab one as soon as they’re available. In your face, Nintendo.

A Trip Down No-Memory Lane

18 08 2008

Today, I turned on the Nintendo Wii for a bit of classic arcade gaming action. I played a couple of games of our favourite nom-nom-nomming guy, Pac-Man, in which I doubled the previous high score, then shouted “Itsa me!” as I played Super Mario World and completed two of the boss levels.

These games may be fun, but I never got to play the real games, on the consoles they were designed for, seeing as I wasn’t born then. So the gaming session didn’t bring back any old memories, as I didn’t have any. Ah well, in years to come I will have memories of the soon-to-be “old school” PS3 games when they bring out the next revolutionary console.

To spice this post up, how about some facts about video games you might not know?

  • Nintendo started off as a company that manufactured playing cards.
  • When the first home edition of Pong was released, it cost $98.95 – ouch!
  • Mario was originally called Jump-Man when he appeared in Donkey Kong.
  • Around half the games created by company Codemasters were written by two 18-year-olds, who wrote their first game at 13.
  • It was believed that Atari’s Pong was actually copied from Ralph Baer’s patented game simply called Ping Pong created for the Odyssey console.
  • Pac-Man was originally called Puck Man, but was changed after vandals kept changing the name to something more explicit.

So there you go! Six video game facts you might not have known!