Thursday, December 28, 2006

The one about Him doing some music show...or something

They've let me off the leash to present a "specialist show" between 5pm and 8pm this evening! From The Beastie Boys to BB King, twill all be going on a little later!!!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

The one where your probably better off not bothering to read this late update!

Evening, Afternoon and Morning! Depending on where you are and to keep things all PC (for a change), Seasons Greetings to you and yours! Before I start blathering on with all kinds of shit, heres the best of 2006 for yours truly!!!

Movies I fancied this year:
V for Vendetta
Superman Returns
Borat
United 93
World Trade Center
Mission Impossible 3
Cars, Pirates of the Carribean - Dead Mans Chest
Clerks 2
Jackass 2
Jet Li's Fearless
Casino Royale

DVDs I fancied this year:
Family Guy Season 5
Sopranos Final Season
Superman Returns HDDVD
Batman Begins HDDVD
Corpse Bride HDDVD
World Trade Center HDDVD

Music I fancied this year:
Foo Fighters - Skin and Bones
Bob Dylan - Modern Times
Whatever people say I Am.... - Artic Monkeys
Scissor Sisters - Tah Dah
St.Elsewhere - Gnarles Barkley
A matter of life and death - Iron Maiden
Stadium Arcadium - RHCPs

Video games I fancied this year:
Gears of War
NBA 2K7
Call of Duty 3
Superman Returns
WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2007
Table Tennis

Moments of the year on a personal level:
Cork Talks Back being the number 1 show at night
Making the HotPress Annual
Keeping this blog upto date
Returning to the wonderful world of DJ'in
Forgetting most of the good things because Im useless at remembering them, hence this list is short!
HD-DVD
The new arrival to the household, Gus!

Highlights of the year from Cork Talks Back
Way too many to mention!

TV I fancied this year:
Rescue Me season 3
Sopranos Final Season
American Chopper
American Hot Rod
Simpsons
Family Guy
The Late show with David Letterman, until ITV 2 fucked off Sky

Reading material I fancied this year:
Breaking Vegas
The Teutls - The Tale of Orange County Choppers
Cook with Jamie

And finally, the usual Coolest thing of the year
For me, HD-DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Honorable mention goes to Britney Spears Vagina!

So there ya go! Another year, another list!

We decided to make a brave decision today and head out for some last minute strolling and shopping! Highlight of the day was some well to do mother in a particular department store, in Mahon Point snarling"FUCK OFF" at her 5 year old. The last few nights have been fairly mad! The night team night out didnt wrap till gone 7am on Thursday night / Friday morning and we hosted a dinner party last night that didnt end till 4am!

So thats it. Hopefully you all get what you want for Christmas and if you dont Santa lives somewhere in the North Pole!

Happy Christmas! They'll be an update or 2 before the year is out, so y'all come back now!

The one with no excuse about the lateness of the Xmas update

Its coming later on today! Ive been up to 110 all week and am still trying to

a) Catch up
b) Figure it if Ive bought enough wrapping paper
c) Recover from too many glasses of lemonade

Friday, December 22, 2006

The one with yet another dodgy picture and not much else!


Dont forget Im in Club Light tonight with Sleazy Santa and his 2 helpers who are pictured down below!!!!

The big update will be coming on Saturday, dont miss it!!!!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The one about the last show of the year and a lame excuse for a short update!

Its the last show of the year and its going to be spectacular! Fireworks, Drinks....afternoon tea biscuits...Well maybe not but its gonna be a liuttle bit mad! Im planning on giving away anything that isnt nailed down in the entire building and to boot Police Academy legend Michael Winslow one of the funniest Irish gentleman in the country, Jason Byrne will be in the house to bring a festive smile or ten! Tonight is also the night Im going to be giving away a Turkey, so if ya havent bought a bird yet, hold tough! Tonight could be the night! I was talking to Dan yesterday evening and Im sure theres gonna be a brand new festive "Tales from a man called Dan" in the show tonight as well as a very special "Twas the night before Christmas"

Thats about it for today as I have a billion things to do but check out the blog over the next few days for a massive Xmas update. This will more than likely be up by Saturday!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The one with excuses about wearing a maids outfit maid of PVC

If you scroll down the page, you'll come across a picture of me, in a PVC maids outfit. Over the last few years, Ive revealed many personal things about myself for better or normally for worse, on the air. Im a big believer in being honest on the air and its all for the good listeners! Thats what happened last night. The girls came in with their boxes of sex toys etc.etc. but point blank refused to do the Adult Toy Show unless I wore the maids outfit. There was no compromise, no nothing. Wear it and we'll do the show! So, for the listeners, I had to take one for the show (again) as it were. The rumours floating around today about there being a big fight and me not wanting to give back the outfit are untrue and rubbish! The Adult Toy Show went off with a bang, loads of response and the phone lines nearly melted to the desk for our "Adult" giveaways!

Theres 2 more shows left to go for me and things are a bit different Xmas week. The show is keeping with a festive vibe and we have tonnes of giveaways to sort out your stockings! Some of the highlights so far this week have been Karl Spain in a pool hall and Joe Rooney drinking an entire bottle of wine during his interview!

The secret Santa festivites kicked off in the station today and someone managed to get me an inflatable wife. Which is rather cool, but I must add I was disappointed to see no entry holes on the wife. Nothing a black and decker and duct tape cant fix Id imagine :)

Thats about it from me for today, I am going to be doing a major blog update over the next few days, which will include the best and worse of 2006. If theres something you'd like me to give some comedic writings to, leave a comment!

The one with some pictures that may offend or frighten you!






At some stage later on Ill give a proper update! But for now, dont bother asking any questions about the maids outfit. And now Im not for hire to clean anyone's gaf.................................well depends................................................

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The one with some stuff about Thursday show and other random musings


As its Xmas week, we're throwing a few different things at the show. Each Xmas week we always throw on a few celebs and this Xmas week is no different! The original Voicestrumentalist, Michael Winslow will be on the show Thursday night in our last broadcast of 2006! Yup, he's the guy with all the mad sound effects and voices, from Police Academy!

For those of you that are interested in bedroom activities other than sleeping, dont miss the Cork Talks Back Adult Toy Show later on!

The one with more "stolen" Xmas party pics








Stolen from Stevie Gs blog

Monday, December 18, 2006

7 days to go. At time of posting, this is the time where theTurkey is just hitting the back of your tonsils! Another year has flown by and its amazing how quick the whole thing is gone by. Its gone by so fast, there would really want to be a dope test!

The RedFM Xmas party was held last Friday night, with the main event taking place at the Fota Sheraton! I arrived home around 4am and contrary to popular belief I didnt kidnap a ring tailed lemur, from nearby Fota. I did attempt a few things in a nearby golf cart though! Im waiting to steal the photos from other people, but for some reason alot of the photos seem to be kept close to their chests! Probably a wise move!

Its Christmas week and its a weird week, as always. People scurrying around trying to buy anything that can be wrapped. Do take care though, when walking through Pana, as the annual Xmas child and buggy race seems to take place from early morning throught to late evening. Just have your wits around you and hopefully, your ankles and heels wont be crushed by some mad woman piloting a buggy down Pana, in the fastest time possible. Also be on the lookout for Tayto Snax and half full Ribena cartons, flying through the air. Get one of them in your eye and its CUH for Christmas!!!!!

As is the tradition on the show for Xmas week, its one big party. Well not really, but it takes on a lighter role for the week with a few celeb guests and major giveaways. Speaking of giveaways, on our final show of the year, which is this coming Thursday, I will be giving away a Turkey! How cool is that? Over the last year or so, Ive given away KY Liquid, Movie Tickets, Holiday vouchers, Lingerie, Tins of Polish and a piece of wood. Now, to top all that, if that was possible, I have a Turkey to give away!!!!! In the words of a few mad yanks....AWESOME! Karl Spain will be dropping by tonight, Joe Rooney tomorrow night. Speaking of tomorrow night, we will be having the Adult Toy show in the 11 hour! We will also have a few "bits" to giveaway!!! Who knows what and who will be calling in for the remainder of the week!




Theres more to come no doubt and Im hoping to get an update in here later on. Im just up the walls at the mo trying to organise a few bits for the show during the week :( :)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The one with a "simulated" incest pic!



13 days to go! Kinda hard to believe really isnt it! For some of you theres only 14 days of actual living left. No doubt quite a number of you will be out killing yourself with alcohol on St.Stephens night. Id be attempting the same too, but Im gigging St.Stephens night! Im still not feeling the Xmas buzz and at this stage I dont think Ill catch it either! Its not bah humbug or anything, Im just not feeling it this year....again! I managed to do some Xmas shopping over the last few days and take a tip from someone who was in town on Saturday afternoon, dont bother. Go shopping early mid-week! Or in the middle of the night! Theres still a few bits left to get, then it'll be time to send out as many Xmas cards as possible! Im still getting the question "What do you want for Xmas?". I still dont know! I am gearing towards a sat-nav though!

Im back on the air tonight for the first time since last Wednesday! A few days off are great, but its kinda hard to know what to do with yourself. Yes I spent some of it in front of the Xbox, Yes I spent some of it trudging around buying Xmas presents and Yes I spent too much time recovering from too many glasses of lemonade! On another note, I was in a far flung, cold place on Sunday and heres a photo from what I made! Big crowd turnout too!


I normally dont bother posting scantily clad people pics, as you all know too well where to find them, but on a different note, I came across this earlier (not literally!!!! fuckin pervs)

Its Paris and her sister! Im shocked actually, for once! I really thought those limos had taller ceilings! I hope no one farted! Well at least they cant impregnate one another! All thats missing from the picture is.....well I wont go into that today!

Besides all that, theres not much else going on, as usual! Back on the air tonight from 9pm!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pics, Pics and more Pics!

Late, Late Toy show eat your arse out!!!! Heres some pics with Val from World of Wonder who dropped in last night with some very cool toys and gadgets. Compliments of World of Wonder I also gave away everything from Poker Tables to Monopoly! We couldnt get a line out of the building for a solid 30 minutes. Reaction was off the charts for the giveaway!








Theres Xmas decor up all over the station


Ive already put a present under the RedFM Xmas tree


Balls on everything



More hard work being done!!!

Dave Mac helping in the celebration of Butlers chocolates picking up a major award. They were kind enough to give us a box of choccies, which we proceeded to eat on ear! Exciting stuff! I believe the other "individual" on the other station (the crowd that arent number one at night) opened a can of Tanora and ate a packet of cheese n onion on air, to compete!


Gus (taken earlier on today)

Xmas Moose that was also given away!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Toy show on the radio - Impossible?

Later on this evening, one of the good people from World of Wonder will be coming in with some gizmos and toys! It'll be a good bit of fun and Ill have plenty of pics up here tomorrow!

Im off tomorrow night, Sunday night and Monday night. Mr.MacArdle will be holding the fort while Im away. I havent had a few nights off in a while so its going to be strange. No doubt most of my time will be taken up getting the 5 million xmas decorations down from the attic. Last year we bought a fake tree, so twas grand and simple getting it out of the box and set up. Getting the thing into the attic was another story. I had to shove it UP a ladder for half and hour trying to get it into the attic. I should have listened to Hulk Hogan more when he was rambling on about drinking milk and taking vitamins and so forth. My big dilemma is trying to get the thing down. I feel it might be easier just to throw it through the ceiling.
Speaking of Xmas the Sky TV guide collided with my letter box yesterday. In between ad breaks on Sexcetra last night I had a quick fumble through it. Same oul shite for Xmas. Nothing good on from what I can see! Christmas night is movie night in the gaff, so Im hoping the HD-DVD version of World Trade Center arrives in time!

For those of you who didnt hear my rant about McDonalds on Sunday night here it is again, in a possible extended version!
Last Saturday I was in Mahon Point with her goodself wandering around! After much wandering and even more spending, the hunger pangs arrived and a trip to the food court was in order. All very well. After some thought we decidedon McDonalds. Herself wanders off, among the millions of abandoned children running around, to find a seat. Yours truly starts eyeing up the McQ's. There was about 4-5 people in the smallest q, so I hopped into that one. Big mistake. Some oul Bridy at the front must have been ordering enough food so she could send it out to Africa. That took some time! Meanwhile the largest q was been served at light speed. A warning for you all. The smallest q isnt always the fastest. You can apply this theory to any given situation! Size does matter after all. Anyway, the guy in front of me had his kid with him, and following a good 10 minutes and a truck for the oul Bridys african shipment he saunters up to the till. The girl behind does the usual spiel and he goes........."What do ye have?". Now I was already aggravated, plus the fact that I hate Q's (and P's for that matter) wasnt making me any calmer. What do ye have? Jesus H Christ, what did he expect to find at McDonals, Spaghetti Bolognese. I was really close to tapping him on the shoulder and saying "They serve Big Macs and Happy Meals, hurry the fuck up". Eventually he ordered a "Smiley meal" and a fish supper for himself. I shit you not (here comes the extended bit) he asked for a fish supper. Now McDonalds is one of the biggest brands in the world and heres some savage asking for a fish supper. Eventually he settled on that Fillet O Fish thing. Now as most people now and in my own personal McDonalds dining experience, the oul Fillet O Fish isnt very popular, so that took up even more time! That said, they pushed him to one side and took my order! I hope the toy is the "Smiley meal" was broken!

On a final nerdy note, all you Halo fans have a peek at this if you havent seen it already!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Blog now over 2 years old!

Just realised that this oul Blog is over 2 years old and this is the 426th post. While not technically an update every day, take out weekends, hospital visits and downright laziness, it aint bad!

A section of todays update is going to be a bit nerdy! Last Friday I bought the HD-DVD drive add on for the Xbox 360. 6 times better quality than standard DVD, it said on the box. It wouldnt be far wrong. In anticipation I started ordering a few HD-DVDs from around the web. Most of them have arrived and this morning I spent a good 150 minutes taking in Superman Returns. I didnt like the movie that much in the cinema, but its after taking a new lease of life on HD-DVD. The image quality draws you into the screen in a way Ive never experienced before. If truth be told, the last few months I havent been that pushed about watching DVDs or even making the cinema and as cheesy as it sounds, HD-DVD has reignited my passion for film! The HD-DVD drive comes with a copy of King Kong HD and I cant count the amount of times Im after watching the T-Rex scrap! I compared 2 copies of Batman Begins yesterday. The original DVD and the HD-DVD. The difference is vast, especially on a 7ft screen!

Its 20 days to go, to the day adn then its all over. No doubt at around this time in 20 days time, most of you will be stuffed to the gills with a good Xmas dinner! Its going to be around this time that the Quality Street are pulled out. 20 minutes on, the booze if flowing. An hour later it will still be flowing, but more than likely down the side of the chair! 2 hours later someone will do the inevitable.....Turkey Sandwiches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On a final note and as promised

Friday, December 01, 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006


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Sometimes I find things unbelievalbe, like this. What do I find unbelievable today? the fact that one of Irelands biggest retail outlets when it comes to DVDs and video games (including rentals, especially rentals) cant tell me jack shit about the HD-DVD drive addon for the Xbox 360. Plenty of you have been buying HD TVs and projectors over the last while. With the exception of Sky HD and a fairly sooooopppeeedddd up PC not many will have experience true Hi Def. Thats gonna change tomorrow with the arrival of the HD-DVD Drive for the Xbox 360. As many of you know, one of my many vices is movie collecting. Last Saturday night was my official last purchase of anything on DVD. I picked up the new Jeremy Clarkson DVD. What a way to end a vast collection of movies, Jeremy bloody Clarkson. From here on in, its gonna be HD-DVD. I have the drive pre ordered for the last 2 weeks, but I decided to ring around, just in case Shop A dont get it and so on. The rubbish Im getting is nothing short of mindblowing.

"Oh that wont be out till next February"

"The Hard Drive is it, oh yeah we have that alright"

"Hang on and Ill ask someone, actually there all mounting each other in the back room. Call back in 2 minutes!"

Bastards!

Kudos to Gamestop as they seem to be the only retailer that have a clue of whats going on! It shouldnt be that hard should it for the other places. Maybe its XTRA work to figure out whats what or what GAME goes into what machine, but for feck sake yer getting paid to do a job, do it...or sign on!

Bastards!

Snatch Comedy are going to be in the final hour of the show tonight, so make sure you dont miss that as well as the usual stuff, on the show where tis Your Opinion That Counts!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A whole 5 days have passed, I believe, since this was last updated. So I may as well make it worth your while today....



Keeping with all things video, I never across this one before, but for any of you famous types out there, I believe its an instructional video on how to conduct yourself in an interview. Ben Affleck is some teacher!



Ill keep it in mind for that big interview with Anne Doyle some day....Cmon Anne, sit on my knee!



Dont ask how I found the above pic! Theres a new site out there which features nothing but pictures of women with wine. I know the internet is full of bizarre things like trampling over frogs with high heels, but is anyone out there gonna take their pants off to some wan slugging down some cheap vino..............fair point, I shouldnt have asked

I think this one explains itself

The net has been awash with the above image all morning. Somebody has "leaked" an image / still from the new Transformers movie. If theres mass killing of humans in this one, it could be good
Some long ass bridge in china

Some fellas with a 500 tonnes catfish..or something

Our Cork Lights Back campaign, could well kick off over the next few days, so make sure you keep checking the blog and tuning in on a nightly basis.

People are still talking about the Late Late intruder. If they have any sense and more importantly the know how on making a good tv show, the Late Late crowd should get the mad man back on the show this Friday night. Yes, a few feathers were ruffled and Pat probably thought "A situation I cant possibly handle, what will I do...I know....Ill say thanks". To be honest I dont care what this guy has invented, but Im more interested in watching him, langers, calling Pat an arsehole or whatever. If it gets out of hand all the auld Bridys can storm the stage and form a cirlce around Pat, to protect him. Im serious in this suggestion, if theres anyone from RTE reading this (and I know there are...for a fact!!!) get the drunken man on the show! Someone text my own show the other night, saying the Toy Show is on THIS Friday. Not sure if it is or not, but get him on that. Having him singing with the obligatory Westlife appearance. Have him call all the kids arseholes. When he decideds to trample and smash all the toys, dont cut to the adds!!!!
I experienced a similar incident last night, when some drunken mad man stormed the studio at the start of the show. Unlike RTE, I decided there and then to let it run and not take a song or ad break!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

There seems to be a certain confusion out there about the latest radio ratings. Not that people care that much but it is causing a "What the feck is going on" when stations are saying they are number 1. No matter how bad a ratings book, a station can always put a positive spin on it. As for Red, its a no spin zone with the latest JNLR book. Heres what I posted on the gaff

Just to throw my five cents into the well. Market Share is based on how long people listen to a station. Listened yesterday is the actual body of people who listen. So as it stands from yesterdays JNLR, RedFM is number 1 in the 15-34 demographic during the day when it comes to the listened yesterday ratings. At night Red is also number 1 in both the 15-34 sample AND All adults (Aged 0-190) again in the listened yesterday ratings.

Confirmed as the Number 1 Under 35 Radio Station across Cork - Listened Yesterday

Confirmed as the Number 1 Under 35 Radio Station across Cork - Weekly Reach

Delivering more adults each day than RTE Radio 1, RTE 2FM, Today FM and almost twice as popular as County Sound 103FM

Confirmed as Cork’s most popular night-time station – 33% ahead of its nearest rival


Thats official.
There was some cakes (the pic, which Ive robbed off Phils blog, to celebrate and I think a few of the wilder ones will be going for a glass of lemonade something soon.

So hopefully thats cleared things up! Going back to last night, one of the topics covered was the Dance For Life event coming up this Saturday at Redz. Our own Stevie G will be getting the dancing started. Check out the Dance4Life page or hook up with the bebo page! Its a great event and is raising the awareness about HIV and AIDS big time! If your an Xbox 360 owner you can also donate by downloading the Dance4Life video on Xbox Live. Its 150 MS Points! Fair play like!!!

I can feel the Xmas moan coming on. At the moment its around my ears. Now that said, it doesnt feel like Xmas, regardless of the lights the Xmas trees going up around the place. I guess it doesnt really feel like Christmas until some ignorant Share collector is ramming a collection box into your jaw!

  • What do I wear?
  • What dont I wear?
  • Heels or not?
  • Me Cat boots or me new going out "black" shoes?
  • Armani or that aftershave from Next?
  • McDonalds or (what seems to Corks most popular destination for dates) Luigi Malones?
  • Black jocks or no jocks?
  • Chick Flick or boring flick which will lead to boredom and fumbling?
  • Do I say I was in prison for killing my neighbours or not?
  • Do I say I have 9 kids or not?
  • What the fuck do I do if they dont turn up?
  • What the fuck do I do if they do turn up and pretend to waiting for someone else
  • Do I flash my wallet, showing its packed with rubbers or be a bit more subtle?
  • Overall car valet or just get rid of the Tayto packets in the back seat?
  • Am I capable of eating in front of another human, who I hope will open their legs at the end of the night?
And so on and so forth. Some of the many questions that are and should be asked on a first date! Believe it or not Ive gone on a fair few first dates and Ive survived most of them. As I said on the show last night, be wide of the chicken wings, particuarly if they are covered in a sauce so thick theres no chicken, just sauce on a bone! They say that (look I have no idea who They are, who does) what restaurant and more importantly how you eat in front of someone gives them an idea of what your like in the sack! I was fairly destroyed with BBQ sauce, so Ill leave the rest of it up to your imagaination! No bone jokes please!

So on a final note thanks again for making the show where its YOUR opinion counts, number 1 at night!

Lapper clubs and Munster tickets are just some of whats coming up tonight!!!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Absolutely great news for the station. Check the results down below!!!!!!!!!



Confirmed as the Number 1 Under 35 Radio Station across Cork - Listened Yesterday

Confirmed as the Number 1 Under 35 Radio Station across Cork - Weekly Reach

Delivering more adults each day than RTE Radio 1, RTE 2FM, Today FM and almost twice as popular as County Sound 103FM

Confirmed as Cork’s most popular night-time station – 33% ahead of its nearest rival

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Gears of War on Xbox Live Today 3pm (GMT)

Bang on 3pm today, Im going to host some multiplayer games. Simply add vicbarry to your friends list and pm me before 3.

Between 3 and 5 Ill be inviting people into the multiplayer games in rotation. So have your Gears of War in yer 360 at 3pm and roll on the skull crushing!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Download Gears of War Special!

As promised

Download my Gears of War Special with Cliffy B here

Thursday, November 16, 2006

How to win Gears of War

All I need is for people to text in their gamertag and their name to 086 8273336. I will be drawing 3 gamertags out of a hat later on! You must be over 18 to enter!!!

Gears of War Special Tonight!!!

Tonight is the night! From around 23.30ish (GMT) we're stopping the show in its tracks and giving you an exclusive Gears of War special. Its basically gonna consist of an interview with Cliff Bleszinski, the lead designer of GOW and at the end of it all Im going to give away some copies of the game for the Xbox 360.

Ive had lots of questions wondering how to win GOW and its going to be really, really simple! The only rules are you MUST own an Xbox 360 and you have to be over 18. When I give you the cue later on, you will have to text, IM or phone in your gamertag and your real name. After the GOW special I will then announce the winners! Couldnt be simpler!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Im gonna have to get in some practise with Gears of War online! As many of you know by know Ill be getting my skull smashed between 3 and 5pm on Saturday afternoon! Just add vicbarry to your friends list!

The little oul special is nearly complete for Thursday night and make sure you wait till the very end, as you never know what might happen :) Another marathon session of GOW was put in last night when I crawled home after the show. 5am this morning I decided to turn off the 360 and Im only after making a minor dent into the game.

Lots of tear jerking stuff last night about Suicide. Its a taboo subject for alot of people with many callers last night asking for the topic to be ended. To be honest I was a little shocked with the amount of callers that had personal experience of Suicide! Lots of people out there and when 6% of the health budget goes on Suicide prevention it doesnt add up. Maybe Suicide is the wrong word, considering it has been decriminilised here and theoretically it is impossible. What sounds better, "Oh he done himself in" There is no nice way of saying it. Ill be following up on this later on!

Thats it for now, if your new to the blog have a nose through the archives. You'll never know what you might find!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Gears have landed


I have to keep this shortish as I have very important work to attend to (ahem). Gears of War arrived at my desk last night and the show seemed to go on forever! Ive been waiting for this game for 2 years and it hasnt let me down! Got home and tore into it for 2 hours and a bit this morning. I wont bore you with stats or graphical engine data but all I can say is

Graphics, Sound, Gameplay, Xbox Live Multiplayer - Fuckin Savage!

The game looks absolutely stunning. You can say the same about many super models. But looking good is only half the deal. The game plays superb, granted it takes a good 10 minutes to get used to the cover option, but once you get it down you'll be cutting locusts in 2 like a pro! Its one of the closet cinematic experiences in a video game that Ive come across. Ive been playing video games since I was 6. From Head over Heels to Commando and everything else in between! Gears of War ranks up at the very, very top. Cliffy B and the crew at Epic must be extremely proud as being one of the first companies to really deliver a true next generation video game!

Anyway Im off back to...work...ahem!