After what I would imagine to have been something of a noticeable absence I would first and foremost like to apologise to my readers. I return to you slightly older but to be perfectly honest not a whole lot wiser. However, I do bring with me plenty of new opinions and stories about the world of gaming and technology in general that I hope you will find to be both enlightening and entertaining. As always there will also be pictures of me aplenty. I’m still the same old vain little duck after all.
I would like to start off this brand new chapter in our friendships by telling you about the horrible atrocities that I committed yesterday afternoon. After skirting around the issue for far too long and with no other options left to turn to I finally deleted all 5.4GB of Skyrim saves from my hard drive and ever since the world has seemed like a slightly darker place. After all without Skyrim I literally wouldn’t be who I am today. I would just be plain old Bill Duck. An ordinary duck in a very silly hat.
Way to kick me when im down internets. So, as I’m reading my way through the web this morning all I’m seeing is custom made Duck Hunt pinball machine this and rip off Android Duck Hunt game that. Well do you know what I say to all this. I say it’s rabbit season. Now bugger off and leave me in peace.
After months of waiting for news regarding the release of any new dlc for Skyrim I was one particularly disappointed duck today when Bethesda announced that they are putting Skyrim to one side to concentrate on new projects. I’m sure you will all join me in this period of mourning and what is for me a sad sad time. Farewell Skyrim I shall never forget you and the times we spent together.
So I know it’s been a while but with two great arcade games out in the space of just two weeks I’ve been a very busy little duck. Before Terraria and BattleBlock Theater took over my life there was Easter. I spent the whole of the Easter weekend watching KingDuck play Bioshock Infinite followed by a couple of hours of Terraria. Add that to no work and it was a great weekend all round really. Bioshock turns out to be one of those games that I thoroughly enjoy watching but I don’t really fancy playing myself. I was absolutely dying to know what happened in the end. Even though I hadn’t played I was still invested. So even though I can’t comment on how it is to play the story is fantastic. KingDuck says he thinks it’s easily game of the year 2013 regardless of what else is released this year. Funny story about that. 10 minutes into us playing BattleBlock Theater and that was his game of the year. He’s so fickle. That game is beyond fun though. However I’ve got a feeling that before I get to the end it’s going to reach meatboy levels of frustration and I’m going to love every minute of it. So between dying endlessly in BattleBlock and dying but not quite so often in Terraria there’s not a lot of time left for much else in my life at the minute.
It turns out that the problem with Terraria is actually more of a problem with me. The fact that I’m obviously an idiot to be precise. As I predicted KingDuck grasped the game immediately and couldn’t understand just what it was that I couldn’t understand. As it happens building houses is really easy as long as you build an actual house and not just a back wall. It’s a shame nobody thought to tell me this. Oh well, the only way is up. Or down as the case may be.
As you’re probably aware by now I’m somewhat of a fan where Minecraft is concerned and the best way to describe the newest addition to the xbox live arcade marketplace Terraria is that it is a 2D Minecraft. However, I’m currently playing through the tutorial and I am stuck. I’ve always liked Minecraft because it’s fun but it maintains a simplicity and on the surface Terraria appears to be exactly the same. At the minute it’s trying to teach me how to build a house but even following the instructions is getting me nowhere fast. I’m hoping KingDuck can shed some light on the matter for me. I bet I’m going to feel like a right div when I realise what I’m doing wrong. One thing I have to say about Terraria so far though is that I wish mining wood in Minecraft was that quick.
PirateDuck here. Plunderer extraordinaire and general menace of the high seas. You will probably recognise me as one of the most feared pirates ever to sail all seven of the seas. However there is a side to me that very few know about. Secretly I am somewhat of a book worm.
Now before you stop reading in disgust let me tell you that this is not going to be boring in the slightest. There will be no book reviews here. No sir, not even one. It will be all action action action. Much like my pirate life really. And to kick it all off I combined this dog…
with this book…
and the results will be up very very soon. How exciting.