The 3rd time in the Zone

2 August, 2010

If you’re an avid fps game fan, you’re bound to know the series of games called S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developed by the Ukrainian team GSC Game World, beginning in 2007 with the truly epic Shadow of Chernobyl, continues in 2008 with Clear Sky and hit our screens for the 3rd time last February (2010) with Call of Pripyat.

The series is based loosely on the film Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky and the same titled novel of the Strugatsky brothers. The main story behind the STALKER series, in very short, is that after the disaster in Chernobyl in 1986 the Soviet Union continues experiments in secret labs located in the now deserted area around Chernobyl. A second explosion in 2006, creates the Zone, an area of  30km in radius, unique for it is host to extreme anomalous activity in nature and mutant Read the rest of this entry »


Snow in Athens

17 February, 2008

Well chaps! It has happened again! It is snowing! Pouring white cool flakes in the middle of the dirty old crappy city!

I love snow! Basically when snowing one can’t do much, the roads get really slippery and very dodgy to drive (unless you own a bulldozer that is!) so all you can do is stay in and enjoy the view outside!

Last time that we had such a heavy snowfall in Athens was in 2002, then again we had some snow last year (or was it the year before that?) but not so much; it is snowing since yesterday (Saturday) and it has stopped later on today’s afternoon, correct according to the national forecast.

Still, I think I won’t be able to make it to work tomorrow 🙂

UPDATE: It is now 03:30, Monday morning and it is snowing again! (and if you’re wondering what I’m doing up so late in the night then read this)

Wooohoooo! As Sinatra sung once: “Let it snow, let it snow let it snow!