It was my birthday earlier this week, bringing me to the tender age of 42 years young. I can honestly say it’s been the nicest and most relaxing birthday I’ve had in a few years, and it’s certainly been the geekiest. These two elements may be related.
Possibly in response to my ongoing battles with my aging XBox 360, Lady M has treated me to one of the new build 360s released at the same time as the Xbox One. Not only does this mean I’m not fighting to get the disc player to work any more but the complementing case designs just look better side by side.
I therefore spent a happy few hours transferring saved games to player profile cloud storage and resynchronising the saves to the new box. Not only was there a quiet satisfaction in working through the logistics of the transfers, but there was also the excuse to indulge in some nostalgia over games I’ve not played in a few years.
All I need to work out now is how to transfer the Games for Gold downloads that I don’t have discs for. I shall see if external harddrives hold a solution.
On the games front, I’ve been treated to Assassins Creed 4, Batman Arkham Origins, Lego Marvel Superheroes. I’m sure I’ll write about them and other games soon; suffice to say I’m a happy bunny.
On the non-geeky front, we also fulfilled a longtime promise to ourselves and went searching for fine dining. We found it at Gauchos restaurant at Westferry Circus near Canary Wharf. It’s down by the water, about ten minute’s amble from Canary Wharf tube station on the Jubilee line, and well worth hunting down.
It’s an Argentine cuisine restaurant, so of course this means some of the finest/expensive steak to be had. We had a lovely evening, just the two of us in a corner with excellent service, food, drink and the comfort of knowing we’d budgeted carefully for it. A little luxury can and does go a long way.
This afternoon and evening we’re having a quieting gathering of the unusual suspects. I’m not entirely sure who will be there or when, and am planning to just let it all unfold as it will. An exercise, if you will, in letting go to task the inner project manager.
And if no one comes, I have family, games, food and drink to enjoy, as well as the Elder Scrolls Online Beta, which this week has no NDA covering it. I have that in writing 🙂
See you later.