Sunday, October 30, 2016



Today it looks like I’m staying in yo have an amazing day of retro gaming. The CD burner is warming up and hot off the press is…


Rez, is it as good as the PS2 version. I’m not sure. What I do understand though is that the Dreamcast format CD’s or as know GD’s had 1000Mb of data capacity on them so, to fit a game on a standard high capacity CDR 800mb doesn't actually go. To do it, some fiddling goes on. ie they are not straight copies of the disc. The game itself is good, but is all the music there?


Next we have Crazy Taxi 2. Everyone goes mad about Crazy Taxi, but Crazy taxi too doesn't even seem to get a mention.


ooohhh wow it is good.


Now this exercise isn’t just about getting all the games. IT about finding the games that are worth buying the originals.


However some games on this website never actually made it to the shops. Here is one of them, Half-life.


Next Hellsgate, a multi player games really that, well really needs online multiplay. Otherwise it appears to be pants.


Then we have Gauntlet Legends. Hack and slash, but really at its finest.


Then I come across this little Starwars game.


Its racing pods, and this game is subtle fun. Yeah I enjoyed it.


With so much flat screen watching I decided to try my helmet on and attemp my first cycle ride. I wasn’t sure where I was going to go, so I took my OS map. Then got my bike out. Erm two flat tyres. Eventually worked out where the pump was and blew them up. So where did I head off too?


Well what I decided to do was head north up the road going upwards towards the Pye Green Tower. Then when I got tired all I would have to do would be to turn around. As it happens I carried on over the top of the hill and down to the mountain bike area in Cannock Chase. It took me some 30 minutes to get there, which was mighty quick.


Here I sat down at a bench and relaxed, listening to the children play in the background with one ear and the infernal racquet from other. Will I ever get used to it? What was scary was not hearing the cars on the right hand side of me! And while like most things there is some kind of sensation missing I enjoyed the cycle, I enjoyed the fresh air being pumped into my lungs.


So this is where I have come to. I live just off the bottom left of the map. Amazing or what. However I left it until late to come out so it is time to head back but before I do I need to check to see if my lights work or not.


A while latter very tired I’ve nearly made it back up to the tower. All down hill nearly from here on.


And yeah once back home I can confirm the lights did work.


Great I need a quick shower and change because


It’s my parents wedding anniversary and


we are going out for Sunday meal togeather as a family.


AS it happens the meal is really nice. I have a starter before this


And really enjoy it.


And with that I settle in for the night watching another episode of Teabag or is it Fleabag? Amazing, I just can’t remember.


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 Near The End Of The Rainbow

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