Once all of the pre-Christmas-day fuss is out of the way, I always find the Christmas break a good opportunity to get some gaming done. Of course, the temptation is to get rather too ambitious and start thinking you’ll get through all of those games you haven’t had the chance to get into yet. This is a mistake because a) Christmas means a few days off, not retirement or the equivalent of the school holidays and b) you have to do things like buy and wrap presents, play Cluedo and generally be jolly and sociable rather than lock yourself in a room for several days.

And if you’ve been a good boy or girl this year, there’s always the chance that Santa will have brought more shrink-wrapped gaming goodies on the day itself, meaning that you actually return more game boxes to the cupboard than you took out in the first place.

Still, I’m not complaining, and in case this is sounding like a long-winded way of saying there won’t be an FFG update before the new year, worry not – there definitely will be (yes, you can take that gun out of your mouth now – it’s all going to be okay).

[Edit: Actually, no there isn’t. My fault entirely. Feel free to go ahead with those suicide plans. Or wait another day or two…]

Besides working on that, I have managed to get a little way into Fahrenheit, a curious adventure/’interactive-movie’ style game from the makers of The Nomad Soul. I can see why it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, and some of the dialogue is a bit clunky, but it’s still compelling stuff, much more involving and focused than the Bowie-based caper.

Anyway, hope you all had a good one. We should have some new content for you soon.