Sea Port Pub Lament

Hebridean Princess lays bow to the wind

Grey clouds scud across the sky
Old face, eye blackened, greets by the pub door
Pint poured as I enter
Money traded for amber, fair exchange
Weak bulbs light the gloom
Bass guitar and Platinum records on the wall
Tiffany style lampshades on the bar
Garish colours advertise Coca Cola
Lifeless painted faces stare from below the bar
One-armed bandit flashes in the corner
Pool table slumbers in the back room, green and brown
Pub slowly wakes
Remember when fishermen stood thirsty and tired at the bar
Now the pub stands almost deserted since the port died
Old Bob’s crutch leans against the window ledge
Another draught of amber, music changes
Tobacco beckons
Friendly wolf peers out from my Zippo as I light up
First drag
Weak yellow light from blackened bulbs shines on brass beer pumps
1664 was a good year…

Sniper Ghost Warrior PS3

At long last! For the first time in the history of video games, someone has finally produced a game where those of us who like the idea of sniping within a game are catered for.

 Most fps(First Person Shooter) games grudgingly give your character a brief opportunity to snipe at a target. Sniper Ghost Warrior is, as the title suggests, created around a sniper and his spotter. And guess what? This excellent game is not made in the US of A, but in Europe.

The maps are a joy to roam about in. There are none of those annoyingly stupid beat the clock scenarios, except when your character has to beat a hasty retreat on a couple of occasions. Rather in both cases it is beat the bullet.

Another good point is that you have full posture control, meaning that you can crawl on your belly, remaining hidden from the opposition. Most other fps games only allow you to kneel – very annoying and totally incorrect.

I can see this game will not appeal to the idiots who cry foul if you hide from them when playing this online, once that is, the latest hacking attack on Sony is rectified. Thank god someone has finally stopped pandering to those aforementioned idiots.

By the way, if you are wondering why I have loaded the PC link, the reason is simple, the Amazon Associates window only shows it, the Xbox360 version and the PC download – sorry.