Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, Xbox 360 - £27.99 delivered
Me and a few other British folk who are going to be going to PAX this August (including my Mum!) thought it might be a cool idea to all meet up before we go. We decided that a good venue for said meet up would be Omega Sektor in Birmingham, Europe's largest LAN and Gaming Centre. Then we thought, "why not invite a whole bunch of people, the more the merrier!".
All the readers of SavyGamer are officially invited to the 'Pseudo-pre-PAX Birmingham meetup 2k8'.
The vague itinerary so far is:
1. Meet at Omega Sektor around 11:00 a.m. have a mooch around, see what's what and where it is.
2. Play various games for around an hour or so.
3. Have lunch somewhere - probably not in Omega Sektor, but depending on prices.
4. Play for 4/5 further hours.
5. Find a pub.
6. Drink alcohol until it's time to catch our train home.
We only officially started planning this a couple of days ago, but already there's about 6 confirmed attendees, and if we get a big group of us together, it might even be worth trying to get some bulk discount, and split into teams for some big games.
If anyone in the Birmingham area, or anyone who fancies a trip to a cool LAN centre to play a bunch of games, then let em know either by email or a comments here, and I'll keep you posted as the plan develops.
APZonerunner (resident Brummie) has given a great (albeit slightly outdated now) write up of Omega Sektor here and here if you want to read more about it.
It would be great to meet any/all of you guys face to face, and I'm sure it'll be a wicked day.
Update: It's probably useful if I tell you the date isn't it. It's on Saturday the 26th of July.
Ninja Gaiden 2, Xbox 360 - £28.77 delivered
If I have done this right, I should have updated to a new RSS feed. The new feed can be found here, and it is also on the right sidebar. This feed should have slightly faster performance, but the main reason I have switched is that it will give me a better idea of how many people read SavyGamer just by RSS, which beforehand I had no idea about.
I guess it's market research to some degree, but I hope no one minds. If anyone has any trouble with the new feed, or if anyone would like to not be counted, send me an email or comment here and I'll see if I can keep both feeds going, one completely anonymous, and one which gives me some pretty basic information (literally just numbers of subscribers and clicks, that sort of thing).
Or possibly I completely misunderstood how this works. Don't change anything yet, gimme a minute to check I have done this right.
Yeah, ignore me, I have updated the old address to forward to the new feed, you don't need to change anything at all. If any of you would prefer to stay completely anonymous, I recommend checking out ANObrowse, which includes and anonymous RSS reader.
Let me know if any of you experience any problems with the changeover.