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About will'

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  • Birthday 11/11/83

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    Games, Driving, F1, Internet
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    DS, Wii
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    360, PS3, PSP
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    1915 3055 1423 3512
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  1. What Have You Bought?

    Got the Mega Drive mini plus tower add on.
  2. Apple Arcade

    I've been playing a few of the games as I now have a longer commute to work. There is a good selection, and I've enjoyed most of what I've played so far. I've been mostly focussing on making my way through Chu Chu Rocket which I feel like I've been waiting forever to play. There is a small fee to join the developer program, but you don't have to pay to list apps. Generally, iPhone users are better off, use newer devices and spend more. Some of it is down to Google's pricing system being more customizable. With the App Store you pick a tier and whatever the price is for that tier will automatically be applied. On Google, you can pick any price as you see fit. This looks awesome - I'm going to give it a go too. Right now it's completely controlled by Apple so it will probably be a few games every week throughout the rest of the year. The games are all individually agreed with their content teams rather than you being able to put whatever you want up whenever you want to so it will likely be a much smaller set of titles released on a regular timescale for at least the first six months or so.
  3. Job woes/wins

    I'll be based in Singapore mostly with regular travel to Manila.
  4. Job woes/wins

    I'm not sure if this is a good stuff, bad stuff, or this thread post as it contains elements of all three. The overall wrapping element is the job so I guess this is the best place for it. The company for the job I was offered a few months ago have taken a crazy amount of time to get my visa sorted. We're talking two and a half months vs. the usual one week it should take. This means I'm the same amount of time late in starting, which is very bad for them as the project I'm leading is due in January, and very bad for me as it is a huge pay rise which I've now missed out on for two months. On the good stuff, it's meant that my notice period is extended and I'm currently sat in an airport lounge waiting to fly to Tokyo for TGS. I have no meetings, obligations or any official business to take care of while I'm there. The last week of my current job is basically an all-expenses paid holiday in Tokyo to catch up with my friends.
  5. What Have You Bought?

    Decided to join the 3D printer club: Bought an Ender 3 but they sent me the Pro version. Running the first test print now and I'm very impressed. Looking forward to making some proper stuff with it.
  6. What Have You Bought?

    I used to love model trains as a kid, it was probably my main hobby. When I was in Tokyo last month I went to the Kato Hobby Centre and picked up a few things to start up the hobby again. Managed to get quite into all the different stuff available for it. I'm sure before too long more will be added to it.
  7. Job woes/wins

    Things have been going downhill at my current company quite dramatically. This has been both with my role moving into areas I have no interest in and the shockingly bad overall performance of the company. So I've been searching for something new for a while. I've just started a three week holiday and have been sent two offers - such a good feeling. The roles are Senior Director of Platform for an animation company that wants to run a casual games platform and the other is COO for a game developer startup some ex-colleagues have set up. They both come with a 50% pay rise which is great and both roles I'd be happy to do. Now I'm off on holiday, my visa should be approved while I'm away and I'll be able to hand my notice in the first day back - time to celebrate!
  8. good stuff thread.

    Once I've found someone good I just make sure that I can book that particular person every time I go for a haircut. I currently go to a Japanese Barber who doesn't really speak much English - I get a good haircut while also keeping up with my Japanese skills.
  9. Brexit 2019

    Given the current mix of the house it's really not a surprise nothing can get done. We have majority of MPs who ideally want to remain but don't want to be see to go against the will of the people to leave. There's no government majority at the same time as having just enough rebels to destroy any deal that is close. I don't know why we continue to bother with trying to get anything through based on this. The UK has a strong economy and things will be fine no matter what happens. If it was up to me I'd leave without a deal and then start negotiating as needed with Europe, we'll be in a much stronger position if that happens IMO. Short term there might be a few difficulties but I think over time it would work out for the best. It really seems at the moment that any "deal" that we do basically leaves us with too much European control yet no seat at the table to change anything - that would be the worst situation possible following all of this.
  10. Exercise & Fitness: 2019 Edition!

    Hit my target running distance for March ahead of schedule which I'm pleased with considering I was behind target in February. Yesterday I had to tighten my belt a notch as I've slimmed down so much over the last couple of months - feels like good progress.
  11. Travelling to Japan

    Don't get me wrong, it's still much better than you'll find in most other places. It's just been surpassed by a lot of the other stores in that particular area. I wouldn't worry about this at all. There are way more non-seafood places than there is seafood.
  12. Travelling to Japan

    I was living in Tokyo for a few years and have probably visited more than the average person over the last few years too. Based on the geeky side and going to Akihabara I would take the electric town exit from the station and turn left once you're through the ticket gates, get to the main road and turn right. From here you want to walk up the street to the next main cross-roads and then come back down on the other side. Things to check out on the way up: AKB Theatre at the top of Don Quijote The weirdly posh Carls Jnr The toy store on the opposite corner of the crossroad and on the way back: Retro, this is a doorway going downstairs, they're usually playing Zelda music outside. Best selection of retro stuff now Trader HQ, there are a few but this is the best one, first floor has a good retro selection GoGo Curry - this is the best curry there, buy the ticket for what you want and they will bring what you order to you Then take a turn away from the main road but walk parallel to it and see: Mandarake - probably the most retro stuff, but tends to not have much unique stuff Super Potato - not a great selection of games and overpriced, has a lot of touristy "things" you can buy to bring back though Other things to check out: Maid Cafes - try a themed one and then Maidreamin AKB Cafe - near the station Yodobashi Camera - on the other side of the station, huge general electronics store Other things really depend on your tastes and budget. Are you big on eating out? I'm sure I have tons more I can share on anything specific you're interested in.
  13. VPN

    I use Express VPN. I also bought a router to go with it so that everything can make use of it. My main use is for things such as iPlayer and other services from the UK as the TV here is terrible. I had planned to switch between different regions to get other things but I haven't really done it thus far. I think I paid a hundred quid or something for a 3 year subscription. I'd definitely recommend it. The speed has been fine for streaming video and online gaming, we can watch whatever we want, and it overcomes a lot of the internet restrictions here which is an added bonus.
  14. Tetris 99 -- Available Today

    Never been a huge Tetris fan but I've really been enjoying this. The additional gameplay elements to make this work are quite interesting and I spent a bit of time understanding the impact of KO's this morning which finally allowed me to win a game. Feel I need to take a bit of a break for a while.
  15. Exercise & Fitness: 2019 Edition!

    Managed to run 50km in total in January, already a quarter of the total I managed last year. Hopefully can keep it up for the rest of the year.