Saturday, November 22, 2008

Out of Date

Catastrophe. So far, I've been managing cheerfully enough with my Playstation2. This is well out of date, but I don't much care, because I don't mind playing older games.

However. The new Tomb Raider game is now being released for PS3 and other games machines, but the PS2 version won't come out till January! I really love Tomb Raider. I don't want to wait.

As you can imagine, this is quite a crisis. I'm very unhappy at all this. It feels like I'm being punished for being behind the times. I suppose I could just wait patiently till it comes out. Or wait impatiently, and complain all the time. Or - and I feel this may be the best alternative - use credit card in reckless Kamikaze fashion, and buy a new Playstation, despite the danger that this may lead to total fiscal disaster.

Hmm. It's a difficult dilemma, one which my life experience has left me ill-equipped to resolve.

I recently did an interview for Colleen Mondor, for her site Chasing Ray. This interview was part of the Winter Blog Blast Tour.

I've just noticed that Colleen's site is named after Ray Bradbury, which makes me think that's it's a long time since I read any Ray Bradbury, but I do remember really enjoying his books, so I should read some again.


  1. get the ps3 and be happy with the upgrade. you'll forget the ps2 soon enough.

  2. Anonymous5:12 pm

    Hope enjoying the PS games can't distract you from writing novels, mr. Millar. :)

    And as a PC gamer I can't understand you. PS is for those who don't have money on mouse and
    mouse pad. :)

    And one more - so long as I've already come here... The best thing I like about the blogs is that no one can shut your mouth :), so I'd just like to say thank you for doing that great job. Finding your books in Ukraine is not easy, as the Russian editions are not always imported here. Still when you find and buy a book, it's worth of time and money spent (though, of course, they're awfully expensive!). :)

    By the way, you're very lucky with Russian translations - they're just brilliant. You should have been born Russian - you'd have liked writing in this language. :D

  3. Thought about you this weekend, marin. I was in Amsterdam and at the waterstone bookshop there, Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me had been picked as favourite book by the store manager.
    Took pictures for you and they are there and there respectively.
    Thought you might like to know...

  4. Cassandra, I wish I could just upgrade... but there are money considerations...

    Anton, thanks for your message, it's very good to know that the Russian translations are good, and I'm pleased they appear in Ukraine too.

  5. Thanks for these pictures Spacedlaw, they're great, I'm sending the link to my publisher.

  6. oviously not only your werewolves who are conquering europe...

  7. If you spring for a PS3, you might want to check out this game:

    Sony Counts On Sackboy For PlayStation 3

    I'm a spaz at games and would probably mess up even something as simple as that!

    Good luck!