Unwrap and Relax


Oh Christmas stash, oh Christmas stash, how patiently you wait for me,

Oh Christmas stash, oh Christmas stash, how shiny in your wrapping,

I rip you open on Christmas day, now it is time for me to play,

Oh Christmas stash, oh Christmas stash, finally it’s mine at last.


This year my Christmas stash contained a lot of DVDs. It was great to unwrap the complete set of Black Adder and the final Sex and the City seasons to finish my collection… but who cares about that when I also got games! There were three games that I really wanted this year: Tomb Raider Underworld, Prince of Persia, and Professor Layton and the Curious Village. I did one better than that, so Christmas was a success!

Sparkle sparkle.

Now to make it even better I have finally joined the world of clear gaming. A world where I can actually find relics by looking, not just by running blindly into every dark corner. A world where I can read on screen text and understand the underlying plot. A world where I would not just give up on Dead Rising. Yes you have guessed it I have finally gone over to HD. As of yesterday’s shopping spree my giant tube telly sits quietly in the corner and in its place there is a beautiful new Sony Bravia.

Glint-y super shine.

The worlds seem to have come together in a karmic gamer moment for me. I went away for Christmas and on my return I discovered that the shop just over the road had a Sony sale on, the weather became too cold to possibly consider leaving the flat and I am still on holiday leave from work. So I seized this opportunity to spend the whole day gaming. I am now flying through Tomb Raider (racking up gamer points that no-one can see as my Xbox Live has run out and I am too poor to renew it) and I discovered that at 23.30 following a whole day of Tomb Raider I have the brain of a 60 year old. Oops. Maybe I should leave the house today if only to wake my brain up a bit.







16 responses to “Unwrap and Relax”

  1. Darach avatar

    Part of me is delighted for you.
    But much of me is too jealous to share your joy. ;(

  2. NorfolkNChance avatar

    Yay, welcome to the Bravia club 🙂

  3. John.B avatar

    You got Layton…


  4. Tony avatar

    I got Tomb Raider for Christmas too, and invested in Prince of Persia shortly afterwards. Actually I got money from my Dad so I can call PoP a present too.

  5. dante76 avatar

    So did a day of Tomb Raider help your brain age or worsen it? 😉

    As with all new televisions remeber to restrain from throwing the controller around when losing…

  6. Michael avatar

    “Tomb Raider makes you even more stupider” should be like a health warning or something.

    Questions… Did you see the Blackadder special over Christmas then? What are you going to do with the old telly? And you’re too poor to renew your Live subscription? WHAT?! It’s £40 for a year woman!

  7. The Rook avatar
    The Rook

    Zaavi had been doing 3 month subscriptions for £7.50 went purchased with a game. Could be a cheaper way to get back on Live before Zaavi is gone forever.

    Congrats on the new TV. If I wasn’t too lazy to clear out my spare room, move the bed in there and make the bedroom the gaming room (entertain suite sounds better) then I might have a HDTV too.

  8. Jen avatar

    Didn’t they go into administration a few days ago?

  9. The Rook avatar
    The Rook

    They did, that’s why I mentioned the goe forever part. 🙂 Might be a good idea to buy what you can from the clearance stock,, might get a bargain or three.

  10. Jake avatar

    Surely people can see your gamerpoints if you’re just on Silver?

  11. Lorna avatar

    Nice haul. One of my gaming Crumpletime presents has damn near killed me, but I won out in the end and finished Mirror’s Edge victorious 😀 Though the shiny TV nearly didn’t fare so well when I almost put the controler through it after an eternity struggling with the last shitey section without shooting anyone. My neck is agony and I was shaking all over but now it is done. On to Layton and POP et all 😀

  12. arc14716 avatar

    Wow. Nice haul indeed. You finally, FINALLY, got your hands on Prince of Persia. Now, when are you getting back on Live?

    At least you have a nice TV to play them all on.

  13.  avatar

    LOL, too poor to renew XBox Live, but not too poor to renew to a BRAVIA class Sony.

  14. Eleanor avatar

    Errr… you have a point there… but yes, I like off line gaming and I made a choice, I now do not have £40 spare for atleast another month.

  15. Andrew123100 avatar

    Brill games 😀 also The WHO 😀 Luv them!!! 😛 BTW i swear i seen u before where u a gamer girl? and so was one of the other ready up girls im sure of it i think i have the gamer girl myspace 😀 get back to me please 😀

  16. Martin avatar

    I am currently moving into my flat and treated myself to a 40′ Bravia full 1080p , it’s like removing a layer of vasoline from my eyes. I can’t believe how good games look now.
    Foolishly I took lots of games up today when I should have been decorating and tidying so I got nothing done! oops.

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