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Who Says Men Can't Multitask?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:54 — CiaranORian

I know how this soldier feels.........

Bone Impressions

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:17 — CiaranORian

Ok here are some early xbox one impressions.

Set up is simple. I plugged everything in and it worked first time. I downloaded the update and queued FIFA, BF4, Killer Instinct and Skype. By the time the kids were in bed everything was done.

Kinect seems to work well. Xbox works without the Kinect plugged in. Voice recognition is quite reliable. I sit about 4 feet away from the TV and it has no problem recognising my face for log in and the QR code reading was impeccable (and useful).

Snapping and doing two tasks at once is useful but will take some time to adjust to on a console. I found the video recording unintuitive so far. It has recorded some of my game play clips, but why? Did I press a button by accident or do something so awesome the xbox decided to record it? Not a major problem and I haven’t really explored this feature yet.

The three games I have played are FIFA, BF4, and Killer Instinct.

Although I love soccer I hated previous iterations of FIFA. I’m loving this so far though. Graphics are a marginal improvement but the ball play seems more natural and less mechanical. More random events happen.

I’ve mainly stuck to campaign with BF4. Graphics are very nice and the campaign is a solid 7/10. I need to work up to 64 players multiplayer after spending so long with only 32.

Killer Instinct looks good. I only played the free game so I’ve only tried one character. He is basically Ryu from Streetfighter – the moves are almost identical. The tutorial is good though and if the kids like it I may get the full game.

Overall very smooth opening weekend and may the games continue.....


Mon, 11/04/2013 - 11:05 — CiaranORian

Battlefield 4 is out today

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:03 — CiaranORian

New Arrival

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 08:52 — CiaranORian

Here's the latest arrival to our family. Baby Sarah arrived happy and healthy last week. She's enjoying the Battlefield 4 beta so far and looking forward to the game launch later this month..............


Filling the wait....

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 09:59 — CiaranORian

To pass the time until Battlefield 4 and the new consoles come out I decided to try my hand at a new hobby. Since my two boys are crazy for Star Wars at the moment I thought I'd try to create some models of the sets from the movies. After a little internet research I discovered the proper term is "diorama". Anyway rather than follow a preset blueprint I jumped right iin at the deep end with my own custom Mos Eisley cantina. It's about half way through and I would say I've put about 30 hours in so far. Obviously everything takes longer to create from scratch. Here are a few pics of progress so far.

Happy Saint Patricks Day

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 07:23 — CiaranORian

Lá Féile Pádraig daoibh go léir!

Have a good one on Sunday and don't overdo it!



Everyone Loves EA Cookies!

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 08:02 — CiaranORian

With the latest Simcity fail and all the talk of microtransactions from EA I thought I'd post this cartoon I did a while back.  If it's too small you can see a larger one here.




Oprah Interviews

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 03:59 — CiaranORian

Was anyone else fascinated by the Lance Armstrong interviews? Some of the stuff he came out with was jawdropping. Not that he was doping of course but as an insight into the way his mind works.  Talk about a meme goldmine.

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