Archive for April, 2008

Rock Band

April 20, 2008

I am stupidly excited for the UK release of Rock Band, perfectly arriving (Royal Mail willing) on my birthday, May 22nd. I love Guitar Hero, the rhythm-action game where you play along with rock anthems on a guitar shaped controller. It’s one of those games you keep going back to and can genuinely can make a musically-inept person like me feel like a rock star.

Rock Band steps it up several notches and adds drums, vocals, and bass guitar to the mix. The tracks listing looks fantastic, with 58 songs from the likes of Hole, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, R.E.M, David Bowie and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to name but six. There’s also over 100 downloadable tracks available at approx £1 each, with new tracks released every week.

All this comes at a price though. The RRP for the instrument pack and game disk is £180, controversially over double the price in the US. Although my pre-order at Play.com works out at £135.

I suspect it’s going to be a great laugh. I’ve already organised my first Rock Band party on my birthday weekend – photo’s up here shortly after, I’m sure!

Flashmob randomly chasing after people

April 20, 2008

A very funny clip I found on YouTube…

Twitter

April 20, 2008

Twitter is the new big thing on the internet. Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. You can update your Twitter from any computer or mobile phone.

It works much like the status updates on Facebook, but with the opportunity for other users to respond to your comment, creating converation. Millions of people across the globe (including the likes of Barack Obama) are keeping everyone informed of their every thought.

So who am I to miss out on a new internet phenomenon? I’m giving Twitter a try out. A great iPhone app called Twinkle, allows me to blog whenever I like. So why not sign up and get in touch? My Twitter username is JohnStuart.

The new site

April 20, 2008

I’ve changed the website again. It’s now hosted by WordPress rather than using my own database on a dodgy free server. Should be faster, and nicer to work with and allows me to link video etc.

I’m gonna try to make a lot more posts to my blog. Not just about things my family and I are up to, but also about anything that interests me. Internet stuff, games, music, gadgets, whatever. Hope you all find it interesting. If not, you can view just my family news by selecting ‘personal‘ from the categories list on the right.