I think it's time for a little update on my life since the last post is a bit aged. Plus I also picked up gaming again after my girlfriend and I broke up last May so this blog is relevant again. Sorry all of you hardcore gamers out there, I know I make it sound like games are for lonely people (and they kind of are :P) but those of you with non-gamer girlfriends will understand.
Anyway, besides its **** beginning, most of my summer was pretty good. I managed to get a job in a genetics lab as a (paid!) summer student. Combine that experience to the 2 more scholarships I got and my flawless transcripts from last year, I doubt I'll ever have to take a **** job ever again :lol: So I'm well on my way to do research in the near future. I just have to find a good subject to study. Genetic engineering of microbes perhaps? (Venter's work is making me dream) I still have time to decide though. And 2 years of undergraduate studies to get through :x
As I mentioned, I've picked up gaming again somewhat. I haven't played much of my wii although I've really wanted to try Mario Galaxy 2. And of course, I'm avidly waiting for LoZ Skyward Sword :D ... In the meantime though, I've mostly played Serious Sam TSE HD. I have to admit for a while I was addicted to the coop survival in that game. Bear city is my favorite map by far. I haven't finished the single player mode yet though (not on HD anyway). Last time, I think I was stuck in a room full of kleers with nothing but shotgun ammo...
There are also a number of games I've been thinking of buying. As I promised myself in my last post, I tried to get acquainted with Steam over the summer and I have to say I really prefer this service over the old hassle of buying games in store. For a start, there's just no way stores can compete with Steam's prices. The fact that the service is online seems to allow them to indulge in "micro-sales" where a game becomes a super bargain for a day or two. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to profit from this. I watched their "Perils of summer" sale go buy without buying a single title because I thought this kind of event happened often (until I read on a forum that christmas would be my next opportunity). I shan't make the same mistake again.
Until then I have my eyes on the prices of:
- And Yet It Moves
- Half-Life 2
And of course, sale or no sale, Portal 2 will be mine ;)