Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you my once yearly blog post. Three days later than the usual December 9th, better late than never though. Not much to say really, life has been life. Battling depression, growing up, doing stupid stuff, being a teenager.
Every year I look back at this website, see what has changed, look at the small mark I left here. Its not much and in the big scheme of things probably isn't even related to important. Who knows... this place is only a shell of what it used to it.
Something has happened recently that I never thought would happen, video games have almost departed from my life. It has been at least 2 months since I played any game with any amount of seriousness. It is something I actually hate, its only recently games have really been recognized by modern media as a respectable art form. And just as this starts to happen, and arguably a new era of video game development and appreciation being ushered in, I fall out of it.
I don't want to think that video games were just a stage of my life but everything recently has just been pointing to that. Sad.
Okay I just lied. I haven't stopped playing video games, I just play only one anymore.
Anyone wanna guess? If you have known me for long enough this won't come as a surprise.
Microsoft Flight Simulator.
I have pumped thousands of hours into that game as a virtual pilot. Literally. Thousands. Just today I flew, in real time, to King Khalid from Heathrow in a 747-400. I am very active within the Flight Simulation community and I really enjoy it. Luck struck upon me a couple years ago and I was given a chance to give back to that community. Through Co-Hosting the popular Flight Sim podcast FSBREAK I have gotten to know the community behind that hobby even more.
So hey, wanna hear me and some other dudes talk about airplanes? www.fsbreak.net We do bi weekly shows and they can be downloaded via iTunes.
In real life, I am getting close to finishing my private pilots license. Which is super exciting.
Anyway, I figure that gives a pretty good idea about me. Flight Sim and wondering what happened to my addiction to Xbox. Lord knows...
As I say almost every year, special shoutout to those who remember the glory days and still part take in whats left of our antics here. We still are the best and tonight I raise my glass to us.