It's Friday everyone and you know what that means! More news, games and rants!
First off, I wanted to say that some of us got the lucky opportunity to attend the MEM 2005 exhibition at Earl's Court yesterday and the day before. There were lots of cool developers there and plenty of interesting games as well! We got to check out Paperboy, 3D Pool 2 and Croc 3D which were all great games. And some even more lucky people got to attend the launch party for Glu
who are the new name for Sorrent and Macrospace in case you didn't know. Apparently a great time was had by all with free flowing food, drink and stimulating conversation.
Onto the games and in the last week we've managed to review the cheeky Bikini Machine
, the fun shoot em up Burning Skies
, the cool Alien Hominid
and the outstanding Ancient Empires II
. This is a must have for mobiles and we're still playing it in the office even though we've clocked it a few times! The skirmish mode is excellent. We have more great games coming your way, especially after some of the good folks at Mem were keen to see how their games fared. Keep coming back for more quality games here at Mobile Game Faqs.
Onto my rant which is a timely one as Wimbledon is starting next week. I enjoy watching tennis and think Wimbledon is a great spectacle but I think I may be one of the few people in the country who really hates Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski. I mean really really hate. I cannot stand watching Henman or Rusedski play in Wimbledon, fair enough the weight of an anxious and not very forgiving nation rests on their shoulders, but they get on my nerves something chronic!! Let me explain. The reason I hate Henman is I cannot stand a person who gets really excited and passsionate about losing. It's so frustrating!! Ok, he's pants, but after every loss he says 'well, it was very useful, I learned a lot about my game and can take it forwards'. How much more do you have to learn?!?! You always lose so you must know everything there is to know about your game by now? I remember seeing him on TV with Hewitt several years ago at the final of the Stella Artois. There was no sound so we couldn't tell who won. Henman was beaming and Hewitt was looking dour faced and my friends said that Henman had to be the winner. I begged to differ because Henman was smiling so much and lo and behold when the sound came on it turned out he was a loser yet again. I really hate a man who gets so passionate about winning a point after a 15 minute rally by pumping his fist in the air and motioning to the crowd on a point he should have bloody won in the first place! And then he goes and loses the next 8! Henmania is ridiculous and Henman has no real heart or courage. I preferred to watch Barry Cowan take Sampras to 5 sets a few years ago, at least he showed some grit and determination. And it's a sad state of affairs when the Williams sisters second serves are faster than your first serve Tim. He can't raise his game and doesn't have the mentality to hold it in tight situations. If you look at the winning mentality of Federer, Roddick, Hewitt, these are people that have the will and the drive to win. Henman is too busy promoting Ariel and funny that he gets more money from advertising than tennis. Does that remind you of any other tennis stars? And to top it all off, the pants play, the fist pumping on easy points and the loss to complete unknowns the next day, anyone called Tiger Tim will get shown no mercy from me. Tiger Tim? Pfah! And as for Rusedski, apart from the fact he's not English and has never done anything good, the man spends months and months training and then always comes out in the press saying that his game is perfect now, it can't be beaten, he will make a big impact and then he'll lose to some unknown 14 year old argentinian kid the next day! No personality and a big serve. What a proponent for the English game. The man may be slightly more humble now after his ban and ok, I haven't heard any cosmic claims lately, but you can't change your ways that quickly! Anyway, I hope you all enjoy Wimbledon in the next few weeks and I'll be supporting the person I've supported for the last 4 years, Andy Roddick. He may not have the class and sheer natural talent of Federer but this may be his year, after all, if Goran can do it....
Take care until next time,
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