Tuesday, 26 April 2011

56 Days With 0 Video Games

Today, I am beginning a challenge which I have set for myself, and it's a challenge which I never thought I'd find myself doing. That's right, I'm giving up video games for a whopping 56 days: 56 days in which I can't attempt to get through World 8 in Donkey Kong Country Returns, collect more Gold Rings in Pilotwings Resort, or even pass a bit of time on Chu Chu Rocket. With the Wii unplugged and the 3DS "taken away", I'm left with a laptop and a pile of revision - which brings me to why I've chosen to embark on this seemingly impossibly adventure.

56 days from today marks the end of my GCSEs, and to celebrate? I expect to indulge in some Black Ops Zombies, or some Super Street Fighter IV; but that's not really worth talking about, unless I want the upcoming months (which were already destined to last for an eternity), last even longer.

And to add insult to injury, the time in which I would usually be gaming will be filled by the delights of scrawling messy handwriting onto A4 paper, highlighting it, and re-reading it over and over again: revision.

Today hasn't been too bad. My first "gaming sesh" generally begins at around five o'clock, but I'll have to make do with reading the latest issue of ONM and the fourth book in the Darren Shan saga. That and revision, of course.

This time next week, I'll write another post about how things are turning out, and whether I've suffered any withdrawal symptoms!

Seeya then!

PS: Any donations to fund this admirable attempt at doing what was thought to be impossible would be greatly appreciated. ;)

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

My Blog and Nintendo Invader: What's What?

Hi there guys! Since there's been a fair few months between posts, I though that I had better explain my intentions - so here goes:

My Blog

If you want to read about what I've been up to, how things are going, and my general opinion on random topics, be it gaming-related or not; then come here for all of the said subjects. If you were wondering how often I'll update my blog, then I'm afraid that you'll be left wondering. I plan on writing a new post between once a week and once a month, depending on how busy I am; but only time will tell if I actually update this as regularly as I'd like - and of course, I have other commitments to... erm... commit to!

Nintendo Invader

A while back, I decided to experiment with Wordpress, and here's the outcome: http://nintendoinvader.wordpress.com/ Although I've posted very few articles, you can mainly expect Nintendo-related news stories; but time-permitting, I'd also like to post the odd review or preview - or maybe even get somebody else to write the reviews... but we'll have to wait and see.

So keep your eyes peeled in the near future for new posts on both my blog, and Nintendo Invader; follow me, and add me to your bookmarks. Thanks!