THE SAMURAIS STING
September: September got off to a great start with XWA Last Fight at the Prom. The show including a match between the team of Deadly Serious as they take on Johnny Phere, Phere eventually won the match and was reinstated into British Wrestling, FANTASTIC, I mean Johnny Phere is my favourite British Wrestler. Also a match was held between the British Flyweight Champion Spud against the British Heavyweight Champion Sam Slam to which Sam Slam lost due to interference by some of Spuds Pals. Also in September the Phenomenal AJ Styles won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at TNA No Surrender. Also Fantastic, AJ Styles is a fantastic Wrestler.
Also in September was one of the worst television shows of the year. It was about this bloke called Gareth as he tried to make a town choir. Ok its better than shows like the X FACTOR (I remember when the X FACTOR was an ingredient in washing up Liquid). What I did not like about this was the fact that they were not singing any descent music. No Aerosmith, no ZZ TOP, no Motorhead, that’s it really.
Talking about bad television, September also saw the return of everyone’s favourite popularity contest Strictly Come Dancing. This is not a dance contest this is a show where celebrities are told to dance and put on a show to see who the best dancer is, but what this show really is, is a show where the viewer can vote for their favourite celebrity and not their favourite dancer. OK there may be some people out there that actually vote for the people who are good dancers, some. Also this show has no imagination, its all ball room dancing that’s it. I have actually come up with a better idea for a program like this. Its called Strictly Come Fighting where we get martial arts experts to teach Martial Arts to a group of celebrities and get these celebrities to fight each other and who ever loses leaves (No Phone Votes). Or if that idea does not work I will just bring back the greatest game show in the world, ROBOT WARS.
During September I went down to Liverpool to go and see a friend who had recently started at John Moore’s University and I had a nice look round the city. Also on that day I signed up to FACEBOOK. After signing up it was easier to get in touch with friends who I hadn’t heard from in a while. Its pretty interesting.
In September I went to see what is in my opinion the 3rd best film of the year, DISTRICT 9. I would recomend this film to anyone who likes Sci-Fi films like Independence Day and Cloverfield.
Half way through September I went back to college to start my second year in Video Games Development. So far I have made a game using Flash, made a website and I am currently designing a level in Unreal Tournament. The Level for Unreal Tournament is the assignment I have most been looking forward to and I am really enjoying it.
September also saw the pilot episode for Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe, It works alongside his other two shows (those being Screenwipe and Newswipe). The show included a look at game genres as well as celebrities talking about some of the Video Games they have played. A full series of the show has not yet been confirmed but I am hoping it will because the pilot for the show was very good.
October: After almost a year with no word on a series a trailer for GAME DAMAGE (WWW.GAMEDAMAGE.NET) finally went on to the website meaning that a series should be on its way. GAME DAMAGE is a show hosted by Ben “YAHTZEE” Croshaw (from Zero Punctuation), Guy “YUG” Blomberg and Matt Burgess (from Australian Gamer) who present a show that talks about games and some other things that other gaming shows don’t do including some funny funny clips.
Also in October UP came out at the cinema. Another Pixar film involving a house with hundreds of balloons attached to it to make it fly. A very funny film and the first film I have seen in 3D at a VUE cinema (in Lancaster).
During October one of my favourite events of the year returned. The British Musical and Fireworks Championships in Southport. 3 displays on show with my favourite probably being the second even though it was close between both the second and third demonstrations. This was the third year I went and since going to this almost every other firework display I see outside of the British Musical Firework Championships (in Southport) are quite disappointing really, why? There is no music. Hopefully I may go and see next year’s fireworks.
In October a brand new wrestler arrived in TNA from London, his name is Desmond Wolfe. Desmond Wolfe made a huge impact taking on Kurt Angle as soon as he arrived. It was good to see another British Wrestler go to TNA alongside Brutus Magnus, Doug Williams and Big Rob Terry.
Towards the end of October I started to fill out my UCAS form for University (University not College, I am already at College). I went for an open day at Bradford University and I got to have a go in a MOCAP suit (Motion Capture), it was quite fun.
In the end of October I went to the EUROGAMER EXPO in Leeds (across from the Royal Armouries) where I and my class and some other people from the general public got to play video games that hadn’t been released yet. These games included New Super Mario Bros Wii, TEKKEN 6 and MAG. It was one of the best days of the year for me. I hope I get to go again someday.
During October James May started his program called James May’s Toy Stories where he built amazing things out of some of the most popular toys ever made. His programs included a full scale spitfire made out of Air Fix, A full size garden made out of plasticine, A full size bridge made out of Meccano, A 2 and a half mile Scalextrick Track, a full size house made out of LEGO bricks and my favourite; a Hornby train set 10 miles long. The show was very good fun. I wonder if it is going to come out on DVD