well, this year has flown by, and consequently i haven't bloged in a long (looooong) time. so, before i decied to get back into it in a few weeks with an interesting topic i have come up with (its to do with online multiplayer8)) i thought i would provide a quick catch up of what the 2nd half of the year has been like.
so, starting from the where my last blog left off. uni was good, well, the friends, but i began having second thoughts about the course. this became most evident to me when we had a study break in the middle of semester, and through the increasingly painfull lab on programming i had on wednesday afternoon (i could go for an hour and a half, but i got bored after that and got no work done, plus, i was rather hungry for some reason...). My exam marks reflected this, and i failed 2 subjects, the programming one by 5% which i though was a good effort, considering i only got 5 out of 30 in the 2nd test. but, due to it being a core subject i was forced to do have an interview, which by that time, i didn't really care, as i had decided to change courses and had decided which course to do (took me a few weeks to choose). and that course was...
Exercise and Sports science. yes, quite a change from computer programming, but it was the course i chose all of my elective at school for with out knowing it, and being quite a sports person (i know, i play lots of games, and i play lots of sports, im wierd, deal with it :p). the worst thing about this course the uni i was at didn't offer it, so i was forced to move unis, so have lost contact with a few of my mates, but still have contact with a few.
but, the new course is awesome, and i lasted an entire semester. its a lot more relaxed, im enjoying all of the units, and i have a unit thats 60% practical, which is awesome! needless to say, i scored a heck of a lot better in my exams, and went from 2 F's and 2 Credits to 1 Credit and 2 Distinction's and a HD (in the sport unit of course), with out an aweful lot of study, because this stuff just seems to stick with me.
and in the gaming world:
not much, i have picked up a few games, i grabbed AC1 and finished it, loved it, as i knew i would. have also picked up Fifa 10, which, i was having 2nd thoughts about for while after buying it, as it just seemed to much like the old ps2 versions, and by my 4th in a row, i just got sick of it. but after playing my friends ps2 version, it has given it a new light. now if only the real world liverpool were playing as well as my ps3 liverpool team are.
have also picked up MW2, which, i am glad i did, i nearly didn't after playing MW1 first at a lan, in HC, getting my but whooped and thinking the game was incredibly unbalanced, but MW2 isn't as bad (and i finished MW1 whilst studying for exams, study during the day, play at night). the campaign is pretty good, but short, the MP is great fun, but i am struggling to get into spec ops, possibly because im doing it all SP so far, which makes it very very hard (you actually die).
and lastly, in every other part of my life, we won our Hockey grand final, which was awesome, was a great game, managed to stay dry, and it just happened to be my 18th birthday as well, so had a beer as well (which, im not really liking, i can take 1 bottle, but the taste aint super). then we had our wind up, which involved a boat trip out to rottnest island, some beach cricket, and getting back, which was an awesome day.
thats all i can think of, and is pretty long, so i'll sign it off for now, may give a quick chrissy wrap in a few days. but until then,