I read Pax Romana. The Vatican sends time-travellers back to the Roman Empire to change the modern day into something more their cup of tea, with
A while back, Nick bought me Dear Esther. Which is part of the modern movement of computer games that aren't games, what with there being no challenge involved. They're more computer experiences, and as close to the old idea of interactive movies as you can get. Washed up on a beach you wander the island, intermittently hearing fragments of letters that you wrote to Esther, concerning tragic events in your shared past, as well as bits of the history of the island, and the odd people who had previously been involved with it. It was gorgeous in parts, very well put together, but ultimately felt a little pointless to me. I didn't really care about the characters or the journey, and the whole thing was overlaid with a miasma of depression. Which is fine if that's what you want out of your experiences, but I persevered largely to see the next bit of gorgeous Hebridean landscape, or amazingly lit cave, rather than because the narrative itself pulled me in at all. Interesting and worthy, if it's your kind of thing then it's only £6.99 on Steam.
Ticket to Ride - the computer-game version. Julie bought this so she could practice and get the hang of it for next time we visit my parents, as they like the board game. And I bought it so that we could play together without having to set up the board. I actually found it flows more easily (and faster) than the board game version, as well as it being easier to keep track of the score. A game only lasts 15 minutes, and we're getting better at about the same speed as each other, so I suspect this will keep us going for a while. Recommended if you like board games, but aren't co-located with the people you'd like to play with, or don't have a lot of space/time for setting up. Also, £6.99 on Steam.
And lastly, this epic piece of awesomeness:
You may want to turn down the volume if you're not a fan of thrash vocals, but the video is a work of genius (hang on for the first 45 seconds, you won't regret it.)
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