On Monday this past week I finally won money on the Play Monday lottery. Started about a year ago, it promised more winners, better odds, bigger winnings for 3, 4 and 5 numbers, plus more of each pound going to real charities than the National Lotto. Despite this its taken all this time of semi regular play to win anything; it was only £10, but its restored my faith in this lottery. Also, at the moment they're offering 100 free lines if you buy 5 in one go! 105 chances to win 10 million: I'm in!
I learned this week that the game Manhunt 2 has been banned from sale in the UK as the BBFC has refused to give it a certification! The first Manhunt, which came out some 3 years ago, like Tomb Raider, was one of those iconic, memorable games for me that I go back and play occasionally just to recapture that original vibe.
For those not familiar with the game, you played James Earl Cash, a death row inmate, who's death is faked at the point of execution, only to find that while the world now think you dead, your actually fighting to stay alive. Similar in premise to the old Arnold Schwarzenegger movie The Running Man, you have been thrown into a series of arenas;(whether they be graveyards or abandoned villages or old hospitals or shopping malls) with the objective of getting through without dying at the hands of the gangs of psychos, of ex army, or fellow criminals (on the promise of freedom), all patrolling each arena and all armed with meat cleavers, axes, baseball bat etc etc, and out to get you. By using stealth you could sneak up on these gangs one by one and kill them in varying degrees of violence. For example, with a carrier bag you could just suffocate the guy; suffocate, throw a few punches and a knee to the head for good measure; or suffocate, punch, knee and then twist his neck off! (and that's just with the carrier bag!)
I'm not happy! Manhunt 2! Manhunt 2!!
I tried out a new class at the gym called body pump. Kinda like doing an full workout in routine form with weights and music. It was very good, although my legs hurt for 2 days after from all the squats and lunges we did. Need to get that summer body in time for my holiday to Barbados at the beginning of August. Oh yes!