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Time to shake the dust off and get back to blogging!

Posted in Life with tags , on 18/05/2015 by arthur1977

Wow, its amazing how fast time flies.

Life can get hectic to say the least but I want to try and put a renewed focus on expressing my thoughts and experiences through this blog.  Considering I am a shy individual by nature, blogging is a great way to help me express myself.  I am hoping to expand my blogging topics, moving away for my video game focus that originally sparked my interest in blogging.

I want to thank everyone who read my blog before and hope there is continued interest in what I hope to transform this blog into.

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Happy Birthday Little Man!

Posted in Life with tags , , on 22/02/2014 by arthur1977

Well it was a year ago today that my son was born. It signalled a monstrous reduction in my free time to blog and play video games but would not change it for the world.

I hope you had a great day my little Monster 🙂

My 3 year old Artist

Posted in Life with tags , , on 09/01/2014 by arthur1977

We got my Little Princess a black board for Christmas this year and she has fallen in love with drawing on it.  I love just watching her explore what she wants to draw and how her art has its own style already.  Normally she asks us to help her but we always make sure to follow her lead and ask her what she wants up to draw.  She was so proud of this picture of her brother with one tooth I just had to share it.

Little Princess Art 1

Final Fantasy XIV… I am sorry…

Posted in Final Fantasy with tags , , , , , , on 25/08/2013 by arthur1977

I have been a believer that Final Fantasy XIV has the ability to become an amazing MMO experience and with all the recent changes and updates I think its well on the way there.  Unfortunately with the release of A Realm Reborn and the PS3 version I will not be able to enjoy the changes.  Its not that I do not want to play the game or that it has a monthly fee, its that real life is keeping me out of the MMO sphere for the time being.  I really enjoyed the experience of playing Final Fantasy XIV when it was first released on the PC long ago. I bought the Collectors Edition and got to start my adventures in the world of Eorzea meeting a lot of great people who were friendly and helpful. The newer version looks even more beautiful then the original and as a life long Final Fantasy addict this game shows that Square Enix can learn from its mistakes and produce a better product.

FF-XIV-A-Realm-Reborn

I was hoping with the release of the PS3 version I might jump back in and start a whole new adventure but the timing of its release could not be worse for me.  With 2 little ones and me starting to take correspondence courses in the fall my free time to say the least is limited.  Even with that I still want to run to the store right now and pick up my copy and work my way to becoming a Legendary Dragoon or Black Mage!  I am still holding out hope that someday not to far in the future I will find the time to jump back in and explore the lush work that has been created.

Until then I will just have to be happy playing games that I can pause and to go check on the little ones, who are well work the sacrifice.

Black Thursday at the Widget factory

Posted in Life with tags , , on 08/08/2013 by arthur1977

About four weeks ago (July 11) the company I work for announced that they would be reducing the amount of wage roll employees by 5-8%. When the full extent to their announcements hit a total of 290 people got letters informing them that they were going to be reassigned and/or regressed in pay while about 60 people got notified that their last day of employment will be sometime in September.

I got one of the nicer letters saying that in 3-6 months I will be reassigned and/or regressed in pay. I admit is sucks since I have been employed at this factory for around 12 years but I cannot complain to much since my sister and brother in law got their termination notices. I realize in today’s day and age the job I have is still good, I get an hourly rate, vacation, and a pension.

I feel bad for all the people I know loosing their jobs and hope that they find a job they enjoy better than factory life, even I the pay is not as good.

Since the announcements there has been a lot of bitter and frustrated people in the Widget Factory. I am not sure how well our workforce will recover, it’s unfortunate but where I work most people feel entitled to their paycheck rather then having a need to earn it. With more changes coming in the near future it will be make or break time for a lot of people there.

It’s hard remaining positive at times like this, but I am stubborn and will continually move forward with a smile on my face.

Beep…Beep…Beep… Wait there is still a pulse….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 29/07/2013 by arthur1977

Due to events in real life I needed to shift my attention away from blogging. Some of the events have been good and some bad but that’s just the way life goes.

Now that I am back on shift I should have time to get in the swing of writing again. I hope to write about Black Thursday at work, experiences playing Guardian Cross, recent pre-orders, and just life in general.

All the best everyone and thanks for dropping by!

In a gaming rut…

Posted in Games with tags , , , , , on 22/05/2013 by arthur1977

It seems like I am going through a rut when it comes to gaming. When ever I turn on my PS3 I gravitate towards Netflix more than and game in my library.

I am wondering if I am getting burned outing dark, grinding, difficult games like Skyrim and Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen. I really enjoy both games but with the time required to fully get immersed is just not possible right now with two little ones.

If anyone has suggestions on a light hearted fun games please leave a comment letting me know what it is so I can check it out.

Thanks!