My Favourite Computer Games – Part 3

For the final part of my nostalgic look back at my favourite computer games (following on from Part 1 and Part 2), I’m now going to look at games I enjoyed on the first 2 PlayStation consoles. I spent many happy hours playing on these, meaning there’s quite a few games to mention. So in this post I’m going to mention a few of my favourite platform and adventure games.

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Journal – September 2004

December 2020 Introduction:

Welcome to another instalment of posts from my old journals. From this month onwards my journal was a private document on my PC, as I’d left the Bolt social media site. I didn’t write about myself online again until I started this blog in 2016.

However, I continued to write about the same topics, in the style that I’d become accustomed to. The only difference was the inclusion of more private information about me, my family, friends, work, etc, so I’ll have to edit out some of those things as we go along. But there will still be plenty for you to enjoy here.

This month was basically spent looking for work, getting hooked on a new PlayStation 2 game, and buying more DVDs and CDs. So it’s nowhere near as eventful as the previous month, but I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – August 2004

December 2020 Introduction:

Welcome to the next instalment of posts from my Bolt journal. These were my final set of posts on that old social media site before I left, as it had changed a lot by then and I’d lost interest. The fact I was starting a new chapter in my life probably meant it felt like the right time to move on as well. However, I was able to copy all of the posts on to my computer, and continued to keep a personal journal offline from the following month onwards, so I’ve still got a lot of posts I can share with you yet, though I’ll naturally edit out anything too personal of course.

Unusually for summer, I had rather a lot to write about this month. I got my full list of university results while I was continuing my search for work, Dad fell ill and had to go to hospital (he was fine eventually so don’t panic), we had some work done on the house, the Athens Olympics took place, I celebrated my birthday, and I continued to enjoy more new music and DVD purchases. So this is probably my longest journal post so far, and I hope you enjoy it!

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Journal – July 2004

November 2020 Introduction:

This latest batch of posts from my old Bolt journal marks a significant moment in my life, as I graduated from university and started looking for work. Plus there are the usual mentions of DVDs and music that I’ve continued to buy, and one or two other things that caught my attention. So I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – February-March 2004

November 2020 Introduction:

Here’s the next bunch of posts from my old Bolt journal. I’ve combined 2 months together here, as my entries for both were fairly short while I was busy with university work. So here you’ll find out about my latest exam result, more DVDs and music that I was buying, and which of our sitcoms were voted the best by the British public. I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – January 2004

October 2020 Introduction:

We’ve made it to another year in my series of journal posts from the old Bolt social media site. And 2004 was a particularly significant one for me, with the conclusion of my university studies and my subsequent search for a job. But that’s all still to come, as we need to get through the first half of the year before we reach that new chapter in my life.

This month I stayed with a friend at Bournemouth University for a few days, continued my own studies at Exeter University including another exam, got addicted to another video game, and bought a few more DVDs. Plus there’s another top 100 list, for which I take no responsibility if you willingly explore the links and come away with any unwanted earworms. So let’s crack on with it, and I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – July-September 2003

October 2020 Introduction:

Here’s another batch of posts from my old Bolt journal. Thank you as always if you’re still reading these!

We’re now entering the second half of 2003, and with another year of university complete, I didn’t end up writing a huge amount over the quiet summer holiday. So I’ve combined all 3 months together, in which I mention the outcome of my second year at university, a college reunion, other meetings with friends, the music I was enjoying, my birthday, and some of the stranger news stories that caught my eye. I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – June 2003

September 2020 Introduction:

Welcome to another instalment from my old Bolt journal, as we approach the halfway point in 2003. Here I’m getting ready for the summer, by taking my final exams in my second year at uni, socialising with friends, buying various DVDs including particularly good ones by Queen and Led Zeppelin, and getting hooked on the latest Grand Theft Auto game! So I hope you enjoy this latest selection from my past!

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Journal – October 2002

August 2020 Introduction:

Here’s another look back at an earlier period of my life, 18 years ago when I was starting my second year at uni, in my latest set of Bolt journal entries. So here you’ll find out the subjects I’ll be tackling on my course, and more of the DVDs, TV, music and video games I was enjoying at the time. I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – September 2002

August 2020 Introduction:

Welcome to the next batch of posts from my old Bolt journal. This was the last month of my summer holiday before returning to university, and as such there wasn’t a great deal to mention. But I did have a nice lazy break in London with relatives, during which I got a big haul of music with my birthday money, plus I got hooked on a couple of new PS2 games. So I hope you enjoy this little collection of entries!

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