HoC Random Six Days! of the Day - 06122019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 12 June 2019

    We just broke a week and I am starting to have some hope

    Forever is starting to seem more managable. I can almost see myself playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

    Special thanks to ArtOfI-Icy for the "borrowed" graphic.

HoC E3 2019 Update: Xbox Elite Controller Series 2

By Blackwalt - Posted on 12 June 2019

Much more exciting than the upcoming Scarlett Console

At least to me...

When I told Guba about the new Xbox Console she quickly responded, "No, not until christmas!" Once I finished inwardly crying (and outwardly I admit) I remembered that the new console isn't releasing until Christmas. Hah! "No problem, Guba, I will totally wait..." until Christmas 2020! Wait, what? Yes, Christmas 2020 is the actual release date which I hadn't bothered to notice. This time there was no inward crying, it was all outward. Loud, damp, and, face it, a little messy.

Fortunately, the new Elite Controller (Series 2!) will be launching on November 4, 2019! Which, for those keeping track, is before this Christmas! Whoot!

Ihave yet to find a pre-order link for Canada but I am sure they are out there!

CNet has more: Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 brings Bluetooth, Scarlett compatibility

HoC Random One Week of the Day - 06112019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 June 2019

    It's been one week since you looked at me
    Cocked your head to the side
    and said I'm angry

              - Barenaked Ladies

One week left until I can play Assassin's Creed Odyssey. It just seems like forever.

Special thanks to wlop for the "borrowed" graphic.

HoC E3 2019 Update: Xbox Project Scarlett

By Blackwalt - Posted on 10 June 2019

Why am I the one covering this? From Greece?

    Xbox Project Scarlett - E3 2019 - Reveal Trailer

    Introducing Project Scarlett.
    Unmatched power and speed ushers in a new level of game play performance and the future of gaming. With four generations of content that looks and feels unlike anything before.
    Launching with Halo Infinite Holiday 2020.


HoC Random Eight Whole Days of the Day - 06102019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 10 June 2019

Eight days! That's, like, more than a week!

It is possible that I might be starting to regret my totally awesome purchase of Assassin's Creed Odyssey while in Greece.

Particularly since the promised Discovery Tour made so popular in Assassin's Creed Origins has yet to be released. The Discovery Tour option being one of the primary reasons I picked up the game. The chance to tour the actual locations I am visiting back when they were not ancient. Or ruins.

Special thanks to Ronan Toulhoat for the "borrowed" graphic.

HoC Random Nine Days Left! - 06092019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 09 June 2019

Nine days! Am I ever going to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey?

Special thanks to youknowwho77 for the "borrowed" graphic.

HoC Random Cows of the Day - 06082019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 08 June 2019

The kitchen for our Greek Cooking Class in Nafplion had a theme


These were the first cows I spotted (which I also tweeted) on the main fridge:

Enjoy even more cows after the break. And yes, some bulls.

HoC Random Reminder of the Day - 06082019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 08 June 2019

Just a reminder that Herd of Cats is tweeting from Greece

No real reason for the reminder except for the time that I tweeted some of my best stuff from the New York Makerfaire and none of you even noticed...

Click anywhere on this line in case you can not figure out the link on the right of the page.
You know who you are...

HoC Random Ten of the Day - 06082019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 08 June 2019

Ten more days before I can even play (or install) Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Special thanks to FALLENV3GAS for the "borrowed" graphic.

HoC Random Oh-oh of the Day - 06072019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 07 June 2019

So, everybody remember yesterday when I bought a Greece based game while in Greece?

It took a while to sink in but I am in Greece.

My Xbox One is in Canada.

This seems to be a problem. It will be eleven days until I can even start installing it, let alone playing it.

Eleven days!

HoC Random Spam of the Day - 06062019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 06 June 2019

I did not respond or click on any of the dubious links...

    Dear friends,

    This is a quick note to tell you that Giulia and myself will be wed on Thursday June 13, 2019, in the afternoon at City Hall in Ottawa. It will be a mini-ceremony lasting all of 10 minutes. My cousin Revek and my father will be present. There won't be a reception that day.

    We will be taking a video of the ceremony, as Giulia's father, and my mother, won't be able to attend. We will put the video on Youtube.

    Q-Bert

I put this right next to my Nigerian Prince emails.

HoC Random Video Game of the Day - 06062019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 06 June 2019

It somehow seemed appropriate to buy this game in Greece

    Described on the Official Web Site as Assassin's Creed Odyssey, embark on an epic journey in Ancient Greece to become a legendary Spartan hero.

Ancient Greece! See, appropriate.

We had our own epic journey in Athens to obtain this legendary artifact.

HoC Random Video Log from Greece of the Day - 06042019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 04 June 2019

Our on the spot reporter, Rolly C, shares his first day update


HoC Random Fixer-Upper of the Day - 06032019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 June 2019

The last owner really let this place go, I hope they find a good realtor

I did not make an offer.

Apparently, despite it's decriptitude they gave it an ostentatious name, The Parthenon.

I mean, really, how is ever going to sell now?

Herd of Cats goes to Greece

By Blackwalt - Posted on 02 June 2019

So I may not have mentioned my June plans

Reached Athens today. So far lots of old rocks and street cats.

Am posting to the official Herd of Cats Twitter feed (link to the right) and you can also catch our adventures on Guba's Facebook.

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