Monday, June 11, 2007

2K7 Game-a-Week Week #23: Ch-ch-ch-changes...

Alternately, I had considered calling this blog "The Pitfall of PC Gaming", but I liked the song reference better.

Some changes are in the wind for my late night gaming sessions, as I may not have ready access to my PC into the wee hours of the night anymore. At first I thought this was a bad thing, but I've been rolling it over in my aging gray matter and have come up with the thought that it isn't that bad. Why? Because for the most part, when i sit down to game on the PC, I'm more often than not, distracted by that 3000 pound gorilla - the internet. Many nights have been lost in aimless wandering around the endless expanse of words and pictures, while time ticks away and my games go unplayed. Conversely, if I power off my computers early and only have the consoles to play, I *gasp* actually play some games. I can't surf on a PS2, Xbox, or Cube. Even the DS, while having a basic web browser, is only really for playing (Go Pokemon Diamond!). So, while my gaming may have been focused on PC for awhile, I may have to redirect myself to the piles of console games I've built up. Hardly a tough burden to bear.

I did get to Oblivion this week, installing it and seeing where my save games were. Now, however, I've become interested in creating faces that look like celebrities using the editor. Not that it makes the game any different, but maybe a bit more fun.

Lots to do, so I have to cut it short here.

Monday, June 04, 2007

2K7 Game-a-Week Week #22: Before too much more time passes...

Well, this post isn't as far from the last as it was from the previous (was that in English?), so that's saying something. Again, however, I can only update in bits and pieces since I haven't committed myself to a particular game (yet):
  • We all made 70 in FFXI last week, and have almost all beat Maat. The Black Mage battle is a bitch and our little Mews is taking a pounding. In fact, I almost wanted to beat him up when I saw him at Kaiser this morning. Had to be him; same blue clothes, white beard and blue seaman's cap.
  • I've actually started looking for a Wii. I realized this week that it's only a matter of time before I get one. The price is right, the graphics are good (even if they only look like the 'Cube ones), and there are some games I wouldn't mind playing on it. Hearing about the Mortal Kombat finishing moves made me think there's something for me there after all. Now if I can only get lucky from Amazon again (no sales tax).
  • Have been playing more Pokemon Diamond. Good game, but I do wish they had put more touch screen interaction in it. I added a Nerf Armor to my DS Lite which makes it bigger than the old phatty but much easier on the hands to hold. Plus the neon green is easy to spot.
  • Finished up my hardware upgrades. I now have as much power as I can squeeze out of the P4 system (pretty much doubled my 3DMark score) and I added a 300gb hard drive to the AMD utility system, which is good as I've gotten back into newsgroup lurking. I have to be a little careful how much time I let that suck up. You can download crap forever if you're not careful.

That about covers all I can think of now. As for a particular game, I'm going to try and get Oblivion installed and start playing it. After all, it was that game that prompted me to upgrade my deck in the first place.