Sunday, May 30, 2010

Oh the dilemma

I have a dilemma this weekend. There's double experience points in Modern Warfare 2 but triple experience points in Gears of War 2. MW2 has brought out all the campers, snipers and glitchers. GoW2 we're just rusty on. What should we ever do?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Poll - Do you like to host games?

Okay here's my new poll. It refers to games and parties (for those games that allow it).

Do you like to host games?

I host so I can play what I want to play
I host because everybody else is too lazy
My connection is too shoddy to host
I would host but nobody wants to play with me
I need that "host advantage"
I would but someone always beats me to it

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

How about a (couple of) quickie(s)

So here's some quickies for you for your "afternoon delight".

1) Yes, I do know the difference between laying prone on the ground and bleeding out while playing Call of Duty: World at War. Sometimes when you go down a friend will get you up right away and with hell hounds charging at you you just might flinch and push the prone button before you even notice anything. Can you blame a girl for being a little skittish around the dogs?

2) My super powers have been discovered and labeled. Now I've just got to design a super power cape to wear when I activate my powers. What would those powers be? Have you ever heard me say "just one more map"? Well, it actually works. It takes superhuman strength to resist my dulcet tones when I ask someone to stick around for another map. You don't believe me? Well, we'll just have to play something tonight then won't we.

3) DAIN IS BACK! Yes, my long-lost-World-of-Warcraft brother has returned to the Xbox Live fold. How? Well, I bought another 360 when I had to send my elite back for repairs. Once my elite came back I gave him my spare 360 to borrow and play on. Now both of my brothers have one of my spare 360 consoles. Hopefully I'll never have to buy another console again. (Yeah right, like that's going to happen.)

4) I'm finally getting my games organized again. It's nice when you can find the game you want to play without too much trouble. And even nicer when you actually own that game again too. I haven't replaced all of my games but I'm slowly getting there.

5) Genghis Khan hasn't dropped off the face of the planet. That's always nice to hear.

6) Zenra hasn't dropped off the face of the planet. That's also always nice to hear too.

7) There is no number seven. Move along.

8) There are new maps coming for Modern Warfare 2. YEAH! Although I still think we can freshen things up by playing other game modes instead of Deathmatch all the time, but then again I rarely host.

Those are some quickies for you. Enjoy your day.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A nicer limerick

Here's a nicer limerick for Weasell. Enjoy!

There once was a Weasell from Hell
Who had a Canadian accent as well
If you asked him, he'd say eh?
In that Candian way
but we all liked him just as well

(Robert Frost eat your heart out)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Poll Results - Organizing my games

Here's the poll results for organizing my games:

How should I organize my games?

alphabetical (regardless of system) = 1 vote
alphabetical (by system) = 5 votes
52-card pickup = 0 votes
alphabetical (by genre) = 0 votes

The way I had things organized before I got robbed was alphabetical regardless of system. This had some ups and downs. When looking for a particular game I got easily distracted by other games. If I wanted to play a PS game I might find myself pulling out a PS2 game instead. And there was the whole alphabetical problem. How do you file all those Star Wars games. Since "Star Wars" is usually first they would all go together. But I don't think of Bounty Hunter as "Star Wars Bounty Hunter". Those games were all filed by the game title; I left the Star Wars out of it. And that was the same for the Lord of the Rings games.

Some sequels had alphabetical problems as well. Chrono Cross is a sequel (of sorts) to Chrono Trigger, but alphabetically Chrono Cross would get files first. Of those games that had the sequels close in name to the original (Abe's Exodus vs. Abe's Oddysee another example) I filed those chronologically instead of alphabetically. But that created a problem with Final Fantasy Tactics. It's not a sequel to any Final Fantasy game, and is, in fact, a different type of game entirely. where does that one go? I could have put it after Final Fantasy XII (the last one in number order that I owned) but that didn't seem right to have an original PS game after the newest PS2 games. I could have figured out when that game came out in the series and put it there but I didn't want to bother. So Final Fantasy Tactics was filed first. Of course I do have a couple of games that when I think of the title I think of it differently. Like "The Legend of Alan D'ar" I only think of as "Alan D'ar". Makes it hard to find sometimes.

What I liked about filing alphabetical regardless of system was that all games of the same story could be filed together no matter what console you played them one. That way Serious Sam I and II for the original Xbox could be filed with Serious Sam: The Next Encounter for the PS2. The two Hunter: The Reckoning games for Xbox could be filed with the abysmal one for the PS2. If I was in the mood for a particular game world I could flip to those pages (I keep all my games in a disk binder) and then decide which version I wanted to play.

This time however I'm filing them alphabetical by system. Hopefully this might encourage me to play some of my older games for the Playstation since those games are filed first. Unfortunately I'm still replacing games so my filing system isn't accurate. I leave spaces for some games but forget to for others. I guess I'll wait until I've gotten everything back before I put things in their proper place. But then I have to decide what to do with the duplicates. when I started rebuying games I didn't have a good enough system to keep track of ebay auctions bidding/won/paid for so I ended up with several duplicate games. I'll probably sell them back to Gamestop for credit to buy more but I'm really not going to get much for them. One of them will go to kai to try out (Rainbow Six: Vegas 2) and maybe we can get a match together sometime along with anyone else who wants to play.

I have picked up some new games that I didn't have before but I'll wait to list those once I'm done shopping. And I've started the process of redownloading all my Arcade games to my new hard drive. Unfortunately I've got DRM issues with some of them so I have to change the rights to my new machine. But if there's anything you guys want to play with me just send me a note or an invite. If I've got, I'm game.

Poll Results - Favorite avatar outfit

Here's the poll results for your favorite avatar outfit of mine.

Which avatar outfit of mine was your favorite?

current one - 1 vote
school girl = 0 votes
rocker chick = 1 vote
winter warm & fuzzy = 0 votes
sports jersey = 0 votes
tavern wench = 2 votes

Yes, I know I should have figured out how to include pictures. I guess everyone can't have a picture perfect memory. Of those choices I voted for the rocker chick. Why? It's an outfit I would probably wear in real life. It was a toss up between that one and the sports jersey. I like the oversized jersey look but I think I would wear that more around the house than out and about. What inspired this poll was that Kralon gave me the code for the female outfit from Final Fantasy XIII. Can't complain about that. That was the "current one" I was wearing at the time the poll was open. I got another clothing code from That Sam Guy that I'll have to show off sometime. I wouldn't mind if other free avatar codes came my way too. There's nothing wrong with free and a girl likes to get gifts every now and then.