So maybe I have been slacking a bit. The regularly kept journal I am meant to be doing this summer is not being kept all too regularly. But this was completely predictable, so s'all good really. I'll get there.
Cool things of recent times.
I went to Latitude Festival and saw bands like Sigur Ros, Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, Elbow, Interpol, Blondie, Joanna Newsom, The Breeders and comedians like Bill Bailey and Ross Noble. There was lots of other cool arty stuff, theatre groups, an awesome sideshow freak show puppet show, nice tree-ridden scenery and pink sheep.
WALL-E! I thought it was amazing. Maybe Pixar's best. The animation was mindblowing and it was entertaining and touching throughout.
I bagged Of Montreal tickets.
Sam & Max. I was bought Hit the Road many years ago and it was probably the first game I ever finished. I finally played through the episode you can play for free on Gametap and it was great and has replenished my love for the freelance police. I shall be purchasing soon.
Psychonauts. This was recommended to me by someone here a while a go and I happened to notice it was playable for free via also Gametap. It turned out to be one of the most entertaining games I've ever played and I played through the whole thing over the last few days with my girlfriend. It's a straightforward platformer at heart, but the quality of the level design, writing, voice acting, humour, artwork, characters and animation are stupidly high and make for a very entertaining experience.
Everyone should check out gametap [link]
. You can pay for a years subscription and have access to a massive library of games at your disposal. However you can download it for free and there is a decent selection of games you can play full for free, including the amazing Psychonauts, an episode of sam and max, tomb raider anniversary, hitman, thief, bloodrayne and loads of arcade oldies.
Or maybe it's best to avoid that kind of thing and just do your work.