Daily Blog 05/02/2013

  • The ruins pictured are those of The Ancient Mariner pub in Workington, Cumbria, which was extensively damaged in 2003 after a gas leak caused a massive explosion followed by a fierce blaze. Since the 1970s, the pub had been given the dubious nickname ‘Honky Tonk’ and was allegedly popular with sailors in the merchant navy who docked in the nearby port.

    tags: pub cumbria ruins

  • GTA V is the first full-sized new Grand Theft Auto from Rockstar since 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV. It’s been in development for several years and it’s coming out in less than five months. But we know about as much about the game as we do of a book whose cover we haven’t cracked. That’s normal. Rockstar keeps most of the surprises and many of the features of their sprawling games secret until gamers can discover them with controller in hand. Until then, as is tradition, Rockstar reveals small portions of their games through trailers and through the occasional one or two-hour-long demo. They usually play the game in front of the press, as they did with me, proving that their game really runs though understandably not yet letting a nosy reporter just hop into the action and drive anywhere.

    tags: GTA videogames

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