Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Gamespotting 035 - Such a great website that I have to share

I am one person who likes a good little website which would help them with their work on a daily basis and I think I have found the best one today which everybody should know about.

The website is called and is basically a series of free web applications that you can use anywhere and are of a good quality to be compared to free open source programs and in my opinion even some licence software.

There are six programs altogether, which can deal with most common design tasks with the exception of office tasks and are most importantly free to use. They are only in Beta at the moment; but I think you will look past that with the quality of the programs.

The Link is:-

I hope the readers of the blog will like this and use it as much as I have.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Gamespotting 034 - Living the Dream 10 Years Straight

I have waited to post on the blog until today for one important reason; its the 09.09.09. Now I am not excited about all the Beatles stuff that has came out today (Got the last one I need today; such a good Album)or all the films that are coming out today for some reason; but for one gaming milestone, the 10 year anniversary of the Dream cast.

Now I know that everybody is covering this at the moment; but I want to talk about this amazing console that I still have set up today to play on anytime I want to. I have been playing games for 17 years; seen some great titles and some extreamly bad ones but when I look back; there was only one console that I have always played on constantly and that is the Dreamcast. I just love the console; everything about it ranging from the Games (Shenmue, Jet Grind Radio, Crazy Taxi, Sonic Adventure), The Peripherals (Fishing Rod) and the ability to go online and play gamers all over the world; which did shape the way we would play games in the future.

In my opinion; it is the console that can't be faulted. I know that it got out-manoeuvred by the Playstation 2 when it was released; but I still don't know why the Dreamcast was taken out so quickly. Around the time, I thought the Dreamcast was so much better than the Black Box that Sony was releasing and the games could not be matched; but the popularity of Sega's Swansong slowly declined and third party support dwindled which spelt the death of the console.

But I will always have a place in my heart for this console as I still think its the best console ever made and has not been matched since; I know that consoles since then have offered so much more for the player and makes the Dreamcast look like a ZX Spectrum; but none of them have the charm that the Dreamcast does; but what it mainly is about the Dreamcast is that SEGA made a console for the fans of their games and the company itself; which is rare and personally I cannot see Microsoft or Nintendo doing the same sort of thing in the current market.

So I want to thank Sega for making such a great console; for the fans and I will always have mine set up ready to play any undiscovered gems that I have not heard of before (Skies of Arcadia on the way from Ebay), so to celebrate I am going to have a game of Lucky Hit and have a fight with Boris "The Bear".