Lunchtime Discussion: Snow

Yes I am aware we already did weather. In fact most of the post is about snow, but I don’t care. It’s freezing (mostly because my jeans got wet when playing in the snow so I’m wearing a random pair of shorts) and there’s a good few inches of snow in Brighton right now, probably more by morning. With most of the country grinding to a halt, something that only the British seem to do even though it hits us most years, how could I not write about snow in games? Or snow in general in fact?

At this very second every bus service in the fair city of Brighton is suspended, and it looks like the trains are shut down as well. Essentially I’m going nowhere further than the corner shop, and even that will be viewed as a daring trek on par with an ascent of Everest. Nathan Drake never had these issues as he made his way through the snow, although I suppose it did look rather pretty. Then again it’s unlikely that Drake ever had to catch a bus in a British winter, he only had to defy death, a trivial activity by comparison.

Of course Roach and Soap probably had things a bit tougher at that Russian airfield in Modern Warfare 2, although it didn’t look quite as good as Drake’s snow. I don’t suppose it matters that much when Russians are chasing you down on snowmobiles, you probably don’t notice that marks in the snow don’t hang about quite as long. With all the snow blowing in your face it’s pretty hard to notice anyway.

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Where am I going with this? I’ve no idea really. How about some questions, are you enjoying the current snow? Do you have any? Is it irritating you? Do we have it tougher than Drake? Probably not in all honesty, catching a bus can be tricky but no-one is trying to kill me (most days).

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58 Comments

  1. snow in lost planet is the prettiest! Love it.

  2. about 6-7 inchs in Huddersfield, perilous looking foot long icicles above the door. I work from home anyway, so not really effect me, but not much is getting done as rest of company (offices all over UK) are effected to. As the missus is on maternity instead of leveling up on Blops i’m helping change nappies and watching loose Women.
    Oh and snow in Uncharted 2 was amazing! i spent 10 mins running round it in awe!

  3. Heres something funny. I live in Canada, no snow where I am ! :( Its sad actually cause were always the last to get it.

  4. I keep waking up in such a bad mood every morning this week because I’m not getting any calls to say work is closed, so the car is having to be dug out every morning, and then I’m caking myself on the way to work because the roads are so bad. I’m in Gateshead so we’ve had it pretty bad up here. Stuck at work now :( Snow day would allow me to catch up on some new vegas and GT5 action!

    (Also I’m pissed that we’ve made the effort to come in, after a big speech on Monday by the managers… managers which haven’t bothered to show up today or yesterday. Grrrr)

  5. Yorkshire = SNOWMAGEDDON

  6. good foot here in langdon hills essex. the snows nearly as deep too ;s

  7. I hate snow. For me it’s a reminder of a bad car accident, getting desperately lost in the mountains and I dread driving to work.

  8. We’ve got about 2 feet of snow in my road, haven’t ventured any further yet so not sure what the rest of town is like, I feel like I’m in a post-apocalyptic wasteland!

  9. Pretty snowy in Glasgow. Not awful but enough to shut some schools. I love it, but did feel sad when I realised my backgarden is completely untouched. I must be getting old, because before I’d of been out there like a shot.

  10. Uncharted 2 snow looks better than real life!

    • Uncharted looks better than real life full stop! :)

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