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My Adventure in Kenshi - where I spend a lot of time beaten unconcious

I picked up this early access game called Kenshi which I had seen floating around a single player sandbox rpg survival game. Rockpapershotgun did a thing on it and it intrigued me so I gave it a go and found it a combination of compelling and frustrating.

It's one of these open ended affairs where you can do a lot of things and like those games it suffers from throwing you in the deep end. It has some ingame tutorials but they often miss out whole swathes of information.

Pirate Games

It was a while ago now, but I suspect we all remember Air Bucanneers, and the discussions around a pirate/steam-punk game that could come off it.

Seems like in teh next year there may be three, all with different takes on the concept.

Postcards from the Lack Of Minecraft Server

There's a place I call Evil Gorge, sandwiched between The Evil Mansion and the Enchanter's Tower. To the South is Disco and to the north is the glass mountain. It's such a cool (natural) place but has been ruined by Endermen over the years. It's also ruined by lag thanks to the up-draft of the melon farm. I decided to take the plunge during my lighting mission to tidy it up.

You can see some grass still propagating. The glass mountain is rather sad with the farms pushing through it. I'm tempted to take it down and give the farms some medieval shells.

Summer Project - Hydroponic Strawberries

Day 1

I've been wanting to try this for a while, and Ikea have made it a bit easier by releasing a series of items that allow you to create a DIY indoor hydroponics garden/farm. Last night I picked up a set of items that have allowed to start. The end goal is to have an indoor farm producing strawberries (A bakers favourite fruit...think jam!), though I'm starting a little smaller and more basic.

Excited for Minecraft update 1.12 - World of colour - out now

YAY! This is a great update for me.

First of all the colour palette of MC has been a bit naff for some time. Yellow wool has been a sort of sick colour. Well they've sorted that out, added patterned glazed terracotta (renamed from hardened clay) blocks and concrete (which acts like sand until it comes into contact with water). Beds can also be coloured now. YAY!

Thoughts on the Switch

I'm off on a wee European jaunt next week and I didn't want to take my laptop, but I will want to game. How to escape this conundrum? With a Switch ofc.

I picked one up retail 3 weeks ago, but only really had the chance to get stuck in over the weekend, so this is based off a few hours with Zelda.

Setup was a breeze as you'd expect. It did forget the Wi-Fi password once, but otherwise was just dandy. The TV to handheld transition is seamless, although I understand the screen can get scratched if you're not careful.

Postcards from Los Santos #spoilers

We're rolling again! Naomi is now big enough to make Sunday nights a possibility once more and Lack-Of Inc, Plc, Ltd and MC were once more out in force. Let's start with some classic EMW flying.

This image is the correct way up. I'd died early on in this "nick the titan" mission and was watching in 3rd person applying various filters for a laugh. EMW decided to go knife edge through the city but only managed to go a little bit knife edge and into a building. Nice.

I missed GTA V

Got back late from visiting the rents last night and fired up GTA for some criminality with EMW. 50% doing stuff, 50% buggering about.

I particularly liked turning a bus into a battle bus and trying to outrun the rozzers. It all went well until EMW decided to offroad!

I missed the place. I missed the scenery and the car hand bike handling. I missed cruising along a road trying to stay with EMW. I missed "it's not a race, (IT'S A RACE)" when getting merchandise back to the we farm. Was mucho chuckles and will try and be on again next Sunday.