Christmas Lunch and HIVE Games

We had our departmental christmas lunch today. The meal was good and so was the company (of course). Previously we have eaten at lunch time, and woe betide any students seeking help from me in the afternoon of that day. I'm very sympathetic to whatever problem is brought along, but not usually in much of a state to do anything about it.

The good news is that the meal started in the middle of the afternoon and so there was no need to stagger back to the office and do any work. Instead we staggered back a bit later and played some stupid games. Never played four player Halo 2 on a screen 12 feet tall? Never lived.

I reckon that there is no point in having a "Hull Immersive Video Environment" if you can't play games with it every now and then. Even though I got shot a lot.