goodbye roses of england
May you always grow in our hearts
you are placing your own grace
where life is torn
you call our country
You whisper to those who are in pain
now you belong to heaven
The stars spell out your name
As news of Diana’s death spread across everyone’s home in the UK, royalist tears flooded the carpet, wet the underside of the sofa, and some were thinking of something else.
Getting a teen out of bed on a Sunday morning takes a lot of time, and more if money isn’t involved.
“Princess Diana is dead,” Mom said as I stumbled down the stairs, sleepy from playing Dungeon Keeper too late.
“Has that snooker practice been cancelled?” I asked, without actually reading the room.
“I don’t know,” Mom said. “Nobody said anything. Diana is dead.”
A car honks outside after a bowl of crunchy nuts.
Diana is dead. But snooker practice is in progress. As a teenager, I loved snooker the way modern kids love Fortnite Nerf guns and YouTube videos someone blowing up £1 million.
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The best game you were hyped for as a teenager
This is the subject of episode 11 of VG247’s Best Gaming Podcast Ever. Here’s a rundown of who chose what.
Tom – Formula 1 (1996)
F1 is just something that always seemed to be there when I was a kid. It airs on the BBC in the UK, and every weekend we sit and watch it over our Sunday lunch. So the first game on the PlayStation was a huge deal for me, and I was super hyped. Turns out I’m not very good at it, but it looked incredible that day.
Alex – Rise of the Dead
The Xbox 360 had some truly killer games early in its life, and Dead Rising was the best of them all. A brand new zombie game Capcom, the master of the zombie genre, where you have seemingly endless ways to kill undead monsters. Few games of that era lived up to this level of hype, and the game itself didn’t disappoint.
Kelsey – Resident Evil 7
After Resident Evil 6, something had to change, and Capcom (for the second time this week) has officially delivered the goods. Resident Evil 7 is a masterpiece of game design, player progression, and horror. Carrying the weight of the franchise, Resi 7 propelled the series to the upper echelon of modern AAA releases and ushered in a new era of high-quality Resident Evil releases.
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