Noun – the act of bringing something that had disappeared or ended back into use or existence

So where have I been for the last few years? Well I went to University and started studying Computer Games Programming, and it’s been the best decision of my life. It’s not perfect, nothing ever is, but it’s been worth every second. I could have taken things a little more seriously last year and i’m sure ill really appreciate that in a few months when the stress and crunch hit.

And why am I writing this? Honestly I want somewhere to build myself and keep my thoughts focused. Too many times I procrastinate the time away and the panic monster fails me. I’ll be sharing my work (both uni and private), talk about music/games/movies if I remember to listen/play/watch some. Often though i’ll talk about an amalgamation of it all and whatever else crosses my mind.

Recently I started working on my own serious project, both as a means of personal practice but also as a project to eventually sell or at least be proud of to include in my portfolio. I don’t have anything worth showing yet, but hopefully within the next few months i’ll be showing the progress that’s been made.

As for playing games, I played some of the Battlefield 5 Open Beta which was disappointing, which is unsurprising. The graphics and sound design are on point, the Stuka’s are genuinely scary- when flown in the right hands. But the gameplay loop lacks. None of the guns felt like they had any power- whoever landed 3 shots first wins regardless of the gun they are using. It’s unfortunate that its exactly what I was expecting: shiny explosions with little substance.

Apart from games, I really fallen back in love with Formula 1. after not watching for a few years I decided to catch the final round of 2016 in Abu Dhabi. It was agonising- it was incredible. It was one of the best GP I have seen, and my words won’t be able to do it justice so I highly recommend watching it yourself. After that, I’ve been glued to it and watch every practice, qualifying and race when I have access to a screen.

This weeks Banger: Raleigh Ritchie – Time in a Tree