Sunday, April 02, 2006

Please Forgive Me

Blogging hasn't been on my mind over the last week. Lots of exciting personal stuff going on. Some of which includes regressing into the me that was me from fifteen years ago. Thanks to the wonders of interest-free purchasing plans, I am now the proud owner of an uber-geeky toy known as the Xbox 360.

How does this fit in with crime writing?

Funny you ask, because I downloaded a demo of a game called CONDEMNED: CRIMINAL ORIGINS. In it you play the role of an FBI agent that--apart from having the job of beating up everyone into a bloody pulp--is in the possession of 'forensic investigation tools'. One of them is a UV light, and the other is some kind of 'laser' device. Your agent gets to use these tools on gruesome crime scenes where people have been murdered over a game of chess. You run the 'tool' over 'evidence' and that gets 'sent back' to 'headquarters'.

Or something like that. Anyway, it's got something to do with crime.

But the real reason I haven't been blogging is because of this:

I'm hooked. THE ELDER SCROLLS IV: OBLIVION is one of the most amazing computer games ever made. It's as geeky as you can get: a single player RPG (Role Playing Game). Yes, lots of lonely nights of sweaty hands and blurry vision, with not a single second of social interaction.

So I'm lost in this world. I'm coming home after work and playing it, resting, then playing again.

Hopefully I'll come back soon. And blog about that exciting personal stuff that's going on.

Until then, Mary, please forgive me. All is not lost.


Mary said...

Uh huh, please forgive you but you do it anyway hey...boys :-P

M said...

Ahh bugger - just when I thought Chess would be a safe sport for the boys to play.

jamie ford said...

Can you imagine a future where porn is finally ported to the Xbox? World productivity will grind to a halt.

Daniel Hatadi said...

Jamie, it's possible RIGHT NOW, thanks to Microsoft Media Center. You just need a decent router.

Router. That's a funny word.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Ah, porn on the XBox. So that's why Daniel isn't getting any work done. For shame, Mr. Hatadi. For shame.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Porn on the x-box?

(Eyes her husbands games suspiciously. No wonder he doesn't mind if I'm locked in my office for hours bloggi..I mean, working.)