I’m not just about Film though. Although my Christmas wish-list is dominated by films from Chaplin to Deadpool, there’s a lot of music on there from the ’50s onwards and loads of video games, too, for various devices – PS4/3/2/1, PSP, PC (and soon, PS Vita).
Over the years, my favourite games have changed. When I was really young, not even at school, it was Batman on the PC – an educational version because parents always start with good intentions 🙂 and I remember another PC game about a haunted house and some socks – a few years before I knew of Dobby’s obsession in the Chamber of Secrets book (oh yes, I read too!)
I think I was 5 or 6 when Santa brought me a PS1 with Toy Story and Spiderman games. This Xmas, for the first time for ages, none of my favourite games had new versions out!
In recent years, my favourites have alternated between Red Dead, GTA, Assassins’ Creed and, occasionally, FIFA. These account for more than 80% of my past 5 years’ gaming hours (especially when I was away at Uni). I am so at home in Los Santos, I know it far better than my own home town!
We took a family holiday to Tuscany a while ago and went to visit the same places as Ezio: Florence, of course, but also San Giminano and Monteriggioni.
When I’m not gaming, I’m often entertained by Achievement Hunter and, my favourites, the guys at Rooster Teeth playing Minecraft. I’d love to work in an environment like that!
End of break. Thanks for joining me.