Xbox One Revealed

Microsoft has today unveiled the next version of the Xbox: the Xbox One, which will be launched later this year.

Xbox One

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Back from Holidays

Just spent a fantastic 10 days with friends in the Netherlands, seeing the sights, eating out, and relaxing, watching a bunch of TV shows and playing some games on the PS3, including Guitar Hero, all on the projector which took up a large portion of one wall!  Our 26″ TV feels small now..

There were also some new shows for me to sink hours on: Big Bang Theory, Chuck, and How I Met Your Mother.  I don’t know how I missed these, but I’m going to catch up, time permitting.  We also caught up a bit with Heroes, and spent many hours watching House, curled up on the couch with a cozy American quilt and sometimes a small tortoiseshell handwarmer too 🙂

Quite enjoyed playing Worms on the PS3 too, getting a little competitive but still loads of fun.  We’ll be picking that up shortly ourselves, but otherwise we’re putting spending on hold for a bit.  We spent rather a lot 🙂

We also have some more outgoings, though due to a much less fun reason than holiday..
We arrived home at midnight, to find our boiler has packed in – no hot water and no central heating!  One very cold house.. and to cap that, when it came to calling the gas man, we found the landline isn’t working either..

Earliest we can get anybody out to either the boiler or landline is Monday!  So till then, we might well be playing more Wii games to keep warm!

Flash Forward

Interesting and very cool TV show tonight on Five – Flash Forward.

Pretty much – everybody blacks out, but during this time they all get visions of their futures.. and it turns out that they all had visions of the same time and date.
Cue lots of meetings and discussions as to what exactly is going to happen at that time, including the future of the investigation they’re currently undertaking..

I’m not going to hurt my head by thinking about the whole “are they doing this investigation because they saw themselves investigating when they had the flash forward, and if they’d not had the flash forward would they even BE investigating”.. yeah..

Both Tim and I thought it reminded us of Stephen King’s “Cell”, which we both read recently, in which a mobile phone signal is used to turn most of the Earth’s population into mad, flesh-eating zombies.. 😀  Something about the catastrophic outcomes for some of the people, and “no more good days” thing, maybe..

I also love the idea of Suspect Zero, a mysterious guy caught on CCTV, who is unaffected by the blackout!  Bring on the next episode! 🙂