Blog 382: Mass Effect 2

I had been looking forward to Mass Effect 2 for a long time.

I remember when Mass Effect was all the rage. I heard it was an XBox exclusive that would never come to PC and stopped caring immediately. That was a long time ago.

Then it came out on the PC. Jack was all “lol this is teh awsum”, so I bought it hardly shy of release day.

Luckily there were no such shenanigans for ME2. A pre-ordered Collectors’ Edition arrived last Thursday morning, a day before true European release. Despite being unable to get my DLC entitlements due to the internet fiasco, ME2 did not require internet activation and I was able to get started… While I wasn’t raging at BT tech support people.

Very minor spoilers may ensue, but I don’t explicitly discuss plot details so you should be okay.

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Blog 371: The Blogging Principle – Gary Numan LIVE 2009

Those Pleasure Principle tickets had been sitting on my for months. When I get a whiff of a concert, I damn well get my oar in as soon as possible (and in the case of Ultravox’s Return to Eden tour, I placed my order under a minute after they went on sale). Of course this leaves a lot of time for tension to build.

So Gary Numan played The Pleasure Principle at the ABC last night (which has been remodelled, and no longer has a cloakroom?!).

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