Friday, June 12, 2015


So, I have been extremely busy at work lately. I interviewed for a new position...Toolroom Inventory Coordinator and i should find out this week if I got it. I think I have a good chance of getting it, but trying not to be too confident either.

I am also busy with SAP implementation. I was away for 2 days this week to learn uPerform software, which is the tool we will be using to create simulations and elearning courses. It was a pretty intense 2 days, and this week I will have to teach others in our plant the software. Then we will start to develop the training authoring for the MTS module, which is for maintenance and tooling. This will be a pretty big undertaking...and wiil take up a considerable amount of time.

gaming wise, I had a pretty good head of steam going in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt...and need to get back into that. With having today off...and it looking like it will be a rainy day, I think I should be able to get a good chunk of it done to catch up.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Masters Tournament

Every year after Easter, is The Masters golf tournament from Augusta Georgia. And every year there seems to be a crowning of a new golf icon.

This year if was 21 year old Jordan Speith. He led from start to finish, and put on a show of how to maintain your composure when so young, under the whole world watching and not falter. He rarely got into trouble, and when he did...made a shot that allowed him to save par. He had some players get close, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, all made charges...but couldn't get him.

Rory McIilroy played ok...but really didn't get going good until the 3rd and 4th round...he is still looking for his first green jacket and his career slam. Tiger Woods never really got it going, he played well...but was never really a contender.

I hope that Jordan can keep it up, as over the last 6 or so months he has been a very good player, and may even be the best and most consistent playing right now.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

MLB 15 The Show

In what is a yearly right of spring, the new MLB game from Sony has arrived.

This year, it has added many new features, which are quite cool. Of course there is the ability to save your file to the could, and pick up on a PS Vita, if you buy both versions. You can also pick up your save from MLB 14...which I did. It seems other games must have taken up some of my time last year, as I only had played 47 games with my Tigers. I picked up with that save, and have played a few games so far. The game basics are pretty much like last year, you can pick how you pitch and bat...I prefer the pure analog style, which uses the right and left sticks to control speed and direction. You can also use the buttons, a hybrid of both, and others, which I haven't investigated.

There is also an option to speed up the game, which after each out will pick up the next batter midway through, so you could come into a 2-1 count, and have to take it from there. I prefer to use the normal style of game.

Diamond Dynasty mode is the card trading game, similar to the Madden, FIFA, and NHL Ultimate modes in EA's sports games. You can buy packs of cards and build your team, and play against others online. So far I have only started building my team...but it seems pretty cool.

2015 is the first year for licensed items in The Show, so you will see Nike, Mizuno and others in the game, and as sponsors for replays, games, and commercial breaks.

This year also saw the addition of 30 MLB alumni in the game.

Graphically, the game has improved from last year quite a bit...shadows move a bit more realistically based on time day. The player faces look a bit better, but still a bit weird. The ballparks all are quite amazing compared to the real parks, adding that much more realism to the game.

If you haven't played an MLB game in a few years, are new to the Playstation family, or just looking for something different and fun to play while you wait for all the delayed AAA games this year, I suggest picking up The Show.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Life update

So, this blog wasn't what I meant it to be...and I need to start using it more. So I thought I would give a bit of a quick life update.

I work in Hamilton, for a company called A Raymond Tinnerman, it is a good place to work...and although my duties aren't that engaging, the people are good, I make good money, have good benefits and a great social committee that plans lots of events, including a great golf tournament every summer. I have put plans in place last week, along with my HR manager to get moving in a different direction at work, and am looking forward to it.

I was seeing a girl, but it turned out we were too different. I have different interests which are more solitary and she got fed up...which is ok.  I was feeling kind of trapped in the relationship anyway...and am much happier doing my own thing and being on my own schedule. Some of us just aren't suited to be with others and I am ok with that.

Gaming wise, I finished The Order:1886 a few weeks ago, and I enjoyed it. It is a story of and alternate version of Victorian London, around the time of Jack the Ripper. WhiteChapel plays a pivotal part of the story, as the Jack the Ripper story runs concurrent with the other story.

You play the part of Sir Galahad, I am not sure if it is the Galahad from the fabled Knights of the Round Table, but it goes a bit deeper in the story of how he may be.

The game starts off with you in prison, being tortured by guards. During this time, you find your handcuffs come loose, and you break free. After a stealth section, you jump off London Bridge, and then flashback in time to start the story.

This is where the story picks up, and during the story you will visit various places in London, and are armed with various weapons, which all have a steampunk feel to them.

The game is full of Quick Time Events, and that takes away some of the feeling of being involved in the game, and it has been said that the game is more like playing a movie. I didn't really feel that way, and even though the game was short, under 6 hours, I very much enjoyed playing The Order:1886

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


yesterday I finished Act 5 in Diablo 3. It was fun, short, but fun.

I am now exploring Adventure Mode and Rifts...which are dungeons set in different parts of the Diablo 3 world. It has bigger monsters and bosses, and along the way gives you new events that pay experience and gold.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Need to get back to this

So, here it is August 4 2014.

I haven't written much, with my last post being well over a year ago, so I am going to make a concentrated effort to get on and write at least once a day, with some rambling thoughts about games, movies, books, and anything else that tickles my fancy.

So, the first thing I am going to write about is my new phone. I picked up a Samsung Galaxy S5 a couple weeks ago, and am loving it so far. The bigger screen, live home screen, and interaction with my Google account, make things a bit more intuitive for me going forward. I am also thinking of picking up a Galaxy tablet to replace my iPad, but we will see how that goes.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Injustice: Gods Among Us

So, I have never really been that good with fighting games like Mortal Kombat, but do like the DC comics universe, so I thought I would pick up Netherrealms new title Injustice: Gods Among Us.

The game is set in a world where Joker has done something unthinkable (for most people,not for him) and Superman goes into a rage and kills Joker. This sets off a series of events involving alternate universes colliding, and just happens to make for some fights between DC characters, and some can be pretty fun.

The game has a decent, but not great, story but is very short...about 6 hours depending on difficulty level. There is also ladder matches, STAR labs fights, and multiplayer, but I haven't tied any of these modes.

I personally found the game to be too short, too dull, and not worth the full price.