Monday, April 14, 2008

Bucket List for gamers

So I'm just playing around on the internet when I should be working and I find some interesting articles at Game Informer's website. The first one is "The Gamer's 'Do Before Death, Marriage or Kids' List". It was published in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. It's a list of 150 things every gamer should do before they die, get married or have kids (all the same thing as far as I'm concerned).

I went through the list and crossed off all the things that I've already done. I was surprised that I had 67 of the 150 items already checked off. It beats the number of places I've been when compared to that "1,000 places you should see before you die" stuff. That was really depressing. Apparently I don't get out much.

Some of my favorite items I've crossed off were: 1) "Buy a game on impulse, without knowing anything about it beforehand" I've done that several times, 2) "Cry/Scream/Curse/Ignore bladder/Ignore Stomach/Ignore phone call during a cutscene. Done 'em all, most of the first ones came during Final Fantasy X. Most of the last ones came during Xenosaga I. 3) "Regret Purchasing a Game", there've been several I've regretted, but I used them for trade in value. 4) "Own more than one of the same console" thank you very much Microsoft. 5) "have your eyes glaze over playing Tetris" you could include Root Beer Tapper in that one too. 6) "Team Kill once" Yep! It was a blast.

Those are just some of the ones I've already achieved. Check out the list and tell me how many you've been able to cross off your list.

1 comment:

Zenra Nukenin said...

Interesting list. I only had 63. I would have had more if I'd ever played FFVII :p

Let's see... I answered yes to:
1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 (though it still wasn't scary), 16, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 38, 39, 41, 43, 47 (and had it published), 48, 50, 51, 53, 55, 59 (Kameo; though I didn't force her), 62, 64, 67 (at a Halo tournament), 68, 7576, 77, 79, 80, 81, 93, 100, 101, 108, 109, 114, 116, 121, 124, 128, 131, 137, 139, 140, 141, 144 (at least 25), 145, 149, 150