2009 Top 10: Jasmine

Last, but by no means least, it’s Jasmine. June 14th was a very special day, David and Katie’s little girl, my niece, Jasmine Eve Stewart was born. She’s got the most beautiful big blue eyes, and gorgeous chubby cheeks, it’s always a treat when I get to see my favourite …

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2009 Top 10: Threefest

An amazing, absolutely amazing weekend. You know, when I started all this Random Fury! stuff I had no idea it’d go so far as to gathering people from all corners of this little island (and some from over the other side of the water) to Coventry on a lovely Summer …

2009 Top 10: Moving House

Twice in one year no less! While not exactly a highlight, I feel it is significant enough to warrant a mention in the Top 10. The preparation for the move started way back in 2008 with me getting rid of pretty much everything I owned. I got rid of loads …

2009 Top 10: Street Fighter IV

3D graphics on a 2D plane – why did no-one else do this? Well, other people did, but not as good as Capcom. The visuals are amazing – the characters are so full of… well… character, I’m glad Capcom waited until the technology was there before they committed the main …

2009 Top 10: Batman

Batman: Arkham Asylum. Incredible game. Incredible story, incredible atmosphere, incredible fighting system, it had it all. It’s rare for a game to actually convey the feeling of being powerful – Batman has such meaty punches, the slow motion final hits of combo attacks sound and look so painful. It also …

2009 Top 10: Phantasy Star Universe relinquishes its grip on me

The gist: PSU gets rubbish and I don’t feel like playing it any more. Why is this a highlight of the year? Surely it is some kind of mistake? Nope, it means I can play other games instead! The full explanation: There were a number of factors actually, it didn’t …

2009 Top 10: Gran came to visit

My Gran and her sister Margaret came and stayed with my Mum for a couple of weeks at the end of September/start of October. First, some explanation – it seems nothing is ever straightforward! My Gran, Jean, is actually my Dad’s adopted mother, and her sister Margaret is my Dad’s …