This is the seventh edition of a monthly recap of interesting posts from my photography blog and my video game blog.
I started off 2008 with a post containing my 8 favourite photographs I took in 2008. It’s bee more than one full year since I bought my camera and it was interesting browsing through the thousands of pictures I have taken since then and cutting down a favourite list of about 50 to go with a “8 favourite of 2008” theme. I hope I remember at the end 2009 to do a similar post with the 9 favourite photographs of 2009. Who would have thought that the photographic products of my idling on National Heroes Day last year would have inspired a group activity in my favourite Flickr group. January was almost renamed Obama with the buzz surrounding the new president reaching it’s peak leading up to his inauguration, I had to post a copy of his Presidential portrait which partially inspired my “Barack Obama is my President” post here..
There wasn’t much action on Infidel Gamer last month and it’s the off season in the gaming industry. I did however blog about a very cool Nintendo commercial and laughed my ass off when I read how Sony responded to IGN.com’s speculation post on the features and functionality of the successor to the PSP. Responses to rumour and speculation stories to major video game websites by industry players are usually generic but Sony’s response is now a classic. I thought I’d share it ^_^.
â€œClearly, being a quiet time of year, many, what we thought to be credible websites, are making up stories about stories about PSP2, and how it allows you to teleport across the globe, travel through time, and will be powered by the horns of baby rhinoceroses,â€ Sony explained. â€œHopefully, you can sense a mild tone of sarcasm, which should hopefully indicate how â€˜on the moneyâ€™ IGN are. Needless to say, we donâ€™t comment on rumour or speculation, but this is nonsense.â€
A couple friends from my high school table tennis team( and 1 from a rival school) met up for somepractice in early January. It took me about a week for the muscle aches to stop, but it was a lot of fun.