Saturday, 23 October 2010

Oxford Gold (Brakspear)

Oxford Gold
Name: Oxford Gold
Label: "The Oxfordshire Beer - Craft brewed with a zesty aroma & fruity flavour - organic beer"
Brewery: Brakspear (Marston's)
ABV: 4.6%

Rating: Drink this for a completely organic experience. Remember that Organics shampoo advert that said a similar thing? I think its supposed to imply orgasm or something. A breach of the Trade Descriptions Act if you ask me.

Game: Just realised Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is out on Friday (woo!).  I have it on pre-order with Game this time due to and Zavvi's past pre-order failures. It's going to be game-tastic now because Fable III should be arriving Tuesday as well!  If only I could get some time off work.  Annoyingly I'm being interviewed for my own job in a few weeks thanks to a stupid dumbass restructure so I guess I'll have to concentrate on that instead... for now, mwah ha ha ha....

Friday, 22 October 2010

Tibbie Shiels Ale (Broughton)

Name: Tibbie Shiels Ale
Label: "Tesco drinks awards winner 2009, Scotland"
Brewery: Broughton Brewery
ABV: 6%

Rating: Complex dark malty flavour but probably one of the scariest labels I've ever seen on a bottle of ale. Sorry, Tibbie...

Game: Paid 400 Microsoft points for Dead Space: Ignition. Unlike Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, this is not a taster of the gameplay for the upcoming sequel, it's an animated graphic novel interspersed with three different types of puzzley mini games. Its nice, quite cheap and has multiple endings and achievements to be earned. Worth a look 7/10.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Ruddles County (Greene King)

Ruddles County
Name: Ruddles County
Label: "Proper country ale"
Brewery: Greene King
ABV: 4.7%

Rating: Tastes great. Used to be brewed in Rutland (the land of mammalian sexual activity).

Game: No new games for a while, so achievement whoring Mafia II and replaying Dante's Inferno at the moment. Dante's Inferno still looks and plays great. It's the only game ever that you'll be able to see babies with scythes for arms climbing out of a giant Cleopatra's puss filled nipples. Yes, it's as horrible as it sounds.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Hobgoblin (Wychwood)

Name: Hobgoblin
Label: "The unofficial beer of Halloween - Brewers of character"
Brewery: Wychwood
ABV: 5.2%

Rating: October means Halloween is on the way. A good excuse to get this seasonal version of Hobgoblin then.

Game: Finished the main story mode in Dead Rising 2, including Overtime. Managed to rack up over 5000 zombie kills during my first play through, most of which I ran over in the sports car that's on show in the mall area. I may have possibly played it too much recently because I was in our town centre shopping mall thing today and like in the game, there was a car on display. This got me thinking about driving it around the shopping centre, and as it's Warrington, the town centre is replete with its fair share of zombie look-a-likes. Oh no, the lines between gaming and reality are blurring.