Grand Theft Auto IV

Ah yes its that time again Grand Theft Auto perhaps one of the most controversial gaming series as of this Tuesday has been released to the general populace I got my copy [and thats why this hasn’t been done earlier] and i have to say it is sublime.

I am no where near the only person that thinks so either Metacritic which takes the review score of many many reviews and gives an average has at time of writing the Playstation 3 version with the max 100 out of 100 from 19 reviews [Here] and the Xbox 360 at 99 out of 100 from 31 reviews [Here].

The story so far has been very interesting don’t worry I’m not going to give any spoilers. It looks amazing even if you like me are stuck with a standard def TV, and even with the upgraded graphics it still looks like GTA. I have played now for around 8 hours and have still not made it off the first island there is so much to do and see even on the first island. I spent around 40 mins just watching the in game tv in my apartment and that was only one channel. There as always is a wide selection of radio stations and anyone should be able to find something that they like. If you have an xbox or ps3 and don’t have this game and of course are over 18 you need it now!

As I said before the GTA Series has come a long long way in six years. Who would have thought that they would be where they are today, I came across an old BBC video from 1996 that the BBC have put on there website. Its of what was to become Rockstar North working on there very first GTA game. Its pretty Interesting and does go to show how far they really have come.

Take a look at the link below

Bet they never imagined that there little project would become the mammoth it is now.

See ya in the city!

Innocent photographer or terrorist?

The BBC has a very intresting article on its website discussion about this very thing its a very intresting read and I suggest that you all go Here to read it.

Misplaced fears about terror, privacy and child protection are preventing amateur photographers from enjoying their hobby, say campaigners.

Phil Smith thought ex-EastEnder Letitia Dean turning on the Christmas lights in Ipswich would make a good snap for his collection.

The 49-year-old started by firing off a few shots of the warm-up act on stage. But before the main attraction showed up, Mr Smith was challenged by a police officer who asked if he had a licence for the camera.

After explaining he didn’t need one, he was taken down a side-street for a formal “stop and search”, then asked to delete the photos and ordered not take any more. So he slunk home with his camera………

I dabble in a little bit of photography myself which any of you that have gone to my flickr account will know. As of yet I have never had any trouble but It doesn’t surprise me at all that some people are. It depresses me that this sort of thing happens as its exactly what the terrorists want they want us to live in fear.

Its good that this sort of thing is brought to people attention its also nice to know what your rights actually are.

Enjoy the article and tell me what you think!

Feel My Wrath…..

Or at least that was my Intent.

A week or so ago got hold of Kane’s Wrath, The expansion pack for Command & Conquer 3 and I decided that it would be a good idea to Record a skirmish and show me teaching the computer a lesson in how to play.

So I started a game as Nod against GDI who was an AI opponent on medium difficulty and begun my battle. [First video]

As you can see in the second video it didn’t go to plan.

I have learnt a couple of things from this Experiance

1) Don’t Jump into a skirmish of an expansion pack straight away especially after not having played the original game for sometime.

2) Running Fraps and C&C doesn’t seem to be a problem.

3) The YouTube blogging feature could be better.

You Have To Burn The Rope

Computer games are getting so hard these days…

Or at least they are according to the creator of the game You Have To Burn The Rope

Its a little flash based game which is to say easy and yet somehow very charming and addictive.

How do these games capture people’s hearts so easily?

Anyway its pretty awesome go and check it out. And after that you may want to try the text version of it which you can find Here

If you do happen to get stuck with the game you may also want to check out the complete walk throught which can be found at Rock Paper Shotgun or directly via this link