Archive for January, 2010

Some years ago, when I was still young enough to be regarded as a child yet still had the responsibilities of an adult,  I took leave from the Clocktower Institute of Thaumaturgy.

This was not a conscious decision, but one of necessity. I found myself injured, crippled in a manner that would render me incapable of continuing my education for my last year of study. The remained of the money I used to pay for my years of study was redirected to surgery after surgery, in hopes that I could somehow reverse my injury and return to the Institute and finish out my last year.

But in the end, the only thing I was greeted by was the overwhelming weight of disappointment.

It is the immensity of it, I believe. The immensity of knowing that everything you wished to accomplish could be halted so easily due to the frailty of the human body. The crushing darkness of having a dream that could never be fulfilled that leaves you bitter and unsatisfied for the remainder of your years.

Forgive me, I did not intend to make this a pity party. My feelings on a broken dream have nothing to do with the story I’m trying to tell here. I do not claim to be any sort of literary expert – I simply wish to tell the story of what happened after all this.

It’s when I stopped my impromptu self hatred that I found myself in need of lodgings. After living in the Institute’s dormitories for so long, I knew not where I could find a place to stay abruptly with the remaining amount of money I had. I couldn’t bear to return to my parents, as they were against my attending the Clocktower to begin with.

That was how I met the strangest little man. Searching the local paper for a place to stay while at a small little diner I had fallen in love with, I found myself joined by the strangest man.

“You strike me as a Clocktower student,” was the greeting. A rich voice with hints of an accent that spoke of Northern England spoke to be from behind my paper. Not exactly a questioning tone, but one of amusement. “You don’t often see your type roaming around town so freely. May I ask what you are doing here, my dear?”

I initially intended to ignore this man, but I was also curious. One cannot tell what a student of the Clocktower looks like at first glance, but this man could spot me even without seeing my face. I lowered the paper and…

…Found myself greeted by the most unusual individual I’ve ever laid eyes up.



So, 2009 is over and with it goes the last decade, which ended with the explosion of fighting games out the ying yang making people like me, fighting game loves, muy happy. And when 09 became 10, a new year and new game releases came rolling in.

Me, being a man who buys new games like people buy socks…I decided to put down some reservations for the year as I saw things that caught my eye.

Then I saw a list of releases and realized this is the best year in gaming since 1997.

Let me say that again: This Is The Best Year For Video Games Since Whenever You Think The Last Best Year For Video Games Was.

Just look at this list!

You Might Wanna Click That

Hell, I’ve already spent too much reserving as it is.

With Bayonetta already in Hand (and review already typed!) and Mass Effect 2 only two weeks away and Heavy Rain right after that and–oh dear I’ve gone cross eyed.

I hope my wallet can handle this. What’re you guy and gals looking forward to this year?

Happy New Years

Posted: 1 January, 2010 in Blogging by GWT

And for my New Years Resolution, I intend to update this thing more often.

Enjoy yourselves people. I’m off to work in a few hours 😛