The Geek Biker

Rambles of a geek that rides a bike

Monthly Archives: July 2010

Bioshock retro land thingy….

This weekend I endured another shopping centre trip. While waiting in a store I overheard a conversation between to woman. (Aged around 20-30) One baught a few PS3 games and was showing it to the other. I noticed she baught Bioshock….apparently the other girl also noticed it.  So the conversation went something like this:

Girl1 shows games to other

Girl2 :”What’s that!? What’s that!? What’s that!?”

Girl1: “Oh, it’s Bioshock”

Girl2: “I don’t get it….what is it?”

Girl1: “You are marooned on a 1920s retro land and you have to go around, like, save the girl…”


So I thought I would compare the descriptive explanation and plot summary to that of Wikipedia. (Surely that is where she got it….right)

Wikipedia: BioShock is set during 1960, in Rapture, a fictional underwater dystopian city. (1920…retro land….not quite….Let’s move on to “saving the girl”) Tenenbaum found that ADAM could be mass-produced by implanting the slugs in the stomachs of young girls (“Little Sisters”), taken from orphanages founded by Fontaine…(blah blah blah) Atlas tells Jack that the only way he can survive is to use the abilities granted by plasmids, and that he must kill the Little Sisters to extract their ADAM. Overhearing Atlas’ words, Dr. Tenenbaum intercepts Jack, and urges him to save the Little Sisters instead, giving him a plasmid that will displace the embedded sea slugs in each Sister. (OOOOHHHHHHH, so you don’t have to save the “girl”s but you can harvest/kill them…).

I’ll give her half a point for actually including the fact that you can save a girl in the game….but then again…I’ll have to give her a few more points for trying to explain Bioshock to someone who has clearly never touched a computer/console game in her life…


Becoming a celebrity

I generally don’t like people….I know the feeling is probably not mutual (probably is)….wait, there was a story in here somewhere.

O yeah…I don’t like people and a lot of them. So needless to say, a shopping mall is like a mini hell to me. People everywhere. People falling into mall-syndrome. That is where they go utterly stupid as soon as they walk into a mall and do things like stop right in front of you, or walk in zig-zag in front of you, feel that you have the need to listen to their conversations over the phone, etc etc etc….

So I complain every time I see a mall, see people, have to go to a shopping centre … in general. So after listening to endless complaints from my side, my wife turned to me and said….you need to become a celebrity, so they can clear the shopping centres for you to be all alone.

Now that idea I like!!!

Only problem with being a celebrity (apart from their personalities) is that you still need to interact with people. Media talks, photos and then some.

So I need to become a celebrity that doesn’t need to talk to any one who can go to a shopping centre and get it cleared to be able to shop alone.

Apart from that, I’m easy to please….oh….just one more thing, I would like my water to be 16 degrees exactly.

PAge changes…I’m bored

Right…So you’ll notice a few changes to the blog…the first is the top banner. I though to myself: “Myself, I need a banner that represents at least a few things I’ve written about in the past.” Some of which includes, games and metal … So I quickly grabbed  a few images of the net and used  a simple image editor to create the above… It looks ok… I’ll probably change it again.

Anyway, in other news, I’ve added an RSS feed right below my mug shot to my facebook status updates…interesting to those how have nothing better to do right now.

That’s all for now.  Back to the PS3