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December 31st, 2009 — Gaming, PC
Here we are at the list Now Playing for the year, maybe I’ll get it posted on time. It’s all going to sound pretty familiar since I’m still playing most of the same games. It’ll be nice and short this time around – have to go get some dinner before ringing in the New Year.
I’m still slowly grinding my way through the gound below Torchlight. I had a bit of a setback when they released the Steamworks update since I needed to start over to get the new achievements.
Street Fighter IV (PC)
Just picked up Street Fighter today as part of the Steam holiday sale. $9.99 is just too good to pass up. Now I just need to get my PS3 controller working.
I’ve managed to squeeze in a bit of inFAMOUS here and there. I’m not sure how far I am through the game though. Still enjoying it – it’s the only PS3 game I have at the moment so that’s good.
Happy New Year.
*Twenty Ten Update* The PC port is so good it’s just as cheap when you get to Seth as the 360 version.
October 1st, 2009 — DS, Gaming, MMO, Now Playing, PC, PS2
Back in the beginning of September I had a chance to finally sit down and play some of the Aion open beta. I had been kind of following the development and wanted to get in and play. Once the open beta started I set aside a few hours to see what the buzz was about. Overall, I wasn’t super impressed. Sure, the game looked nice but, it didn’t really grab me. Honestly, I already knew I wasn’t going to be buying the game since I don’t play MMO’s with monthly fees. It just wouldn’t make any sense when I already seem to struggle to find the time to play. Anyway, I managed to work my character up to level 12 or 13. During my play session I mostly saw the same old MMO-ish stuff “kill x of y” and “fetch” quests. Another thing that kind of disappointed me was the large wall of text at the opening of some of the quests, most people probably won’t even read it, other quests had a brief cut scene that didn’t seem all that great to me. I did have a fun time playing it just wasn’t enough to convince me to pay for the game and then the monthly fee. Maybe I’ll give it another shot once it goes free to play.
Scribblenuats has done something no other DS game has managed to do so far – convince Kris to pick it up and turn it on. I showed her the game one night and the next day she’s wandered into my office asking where the DS is. For me the game got old really fast, I probably won’t ever pick it up again, and Kris has since moved on to Peggle DS. So is Scribblenauts her gateway to gaming? Probably not, I think it just shows what a good concept the game was too bad it’s so boring. Oh, and Kris just unlocked Peggle Nights.
Plants vs Zombies (PC)
A friend of mine has been playing Plants vs. Zombies for quite a while now. Well, not as much playing now as tending to his Zen Garden. For some reason I had resisted picking it up from Steam. I’m not sure why, I just never bought it. Browsing through my RSS feeds while on a conference call the other day I read that PopCap had released a Flash version of the game. It was then that I realized this is the perfect work companion so, I immediately bought it through Steam. I finished my first run through adventure mode a few minutes ago.
The Witcher (PC)
Seeing the leaked video of The Witcher 2 made me want to jump back in and continue working my way through the game. It’s such a good action RPG, I really need to finish it up. I spent a couple of hours working my way through a few quests I had open. I’ve still got a way to go in the game but I’m working on it.
Persona 3 FES (PS2/PC)
The day before picking up Plants vs Zombies I found myself with some downtime at work and really wanted to play some Persona. However, I didn’t feel like dragging out the spare TV and setting it up in the office. I knew I should have bought that TV tuner card. So, I made an ISO out of my Persona 3 FES disc and started playing with the latest build of PCSX2. I didn’t even play too far in since I really wanted to continue the game I have already started but still too lazy to drag the TV into the office. Now I’ve got too saves and still have 100+ hours of RPG to go through…
I’ve been hearing about Dominion and never really knew what to think about it after all, the descriptions I heard were pretty odd. Well, I finally had a chance to sit down and play a couple of games and it was pretty fun. Fun enough in fact that we may even play it again.
September 2nd, 2009 — Gaming, Now Playing, PC
It’s still August right?
Fallout 3 (PC)
I’ve got two quests left in the main game, the last story line quest and the one known as Nuka-Cola Challenge. I haven’t played in since I reached that point, the benefit to playing the game so far after release is that I know that the end of the game is not that great something the Broken Steal download-able content tries to take care of. Not playing is taking it’s toll on me though, I really just want to jump back in and run through the wastes some more. Hopefully, the add-ons will be released one Steam once the Game of the Year edition comes out.
Dawn of War Gold (PC)
Once, I put Fallout on hold I switched over to some real time strategy. Having already beaten the single player campaign in Dawn of War 2 I figured now was a good time to go back and see the beginning. It’s a great game, I didn’t even mind the base build and tech trees. Graphics wise everything holds up pretty well, even though I had to manually set the resolution to 1680×1050 and it didn’t stretch. I almost wish I had kept a bit more track of how long it took me to play through, it felt like the first campaign flew right by. I quickly moved on to the second campaign and unfortunately it didn’t quite grab me the way the first did. I think it’s because I wasn’t really expecting it to introduce a new faction and force me to flip between playing that faction and one of the others. I’ve put it on hold for a little bit…
OK, so PAX isn’t actually taking place in August and neither is this post so… It’s coming up this weekend and I’ll be taking the short trip up with a couple friends to see what all the buzz is about. Just what I need a bunch of new games that I may not get to play for months.
August 1st, 2009 — Gaming, Now Playing, PC
Fallout 3 (PC)
I swore I would finish up a couple of game – I did. But, what happened instead? Fallout 3 went on sale on Steam a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn’t pass it up. Now, I’m 48 hours into that and the few titles I was hoping to finish before starting something else haven’t been touched since. To make matters worse I also picked up Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 and it’s sequel Earned in Blood, when they were on sale, adding two more games to the pile. At this rate it’s looking like I’m never going to finish another game – ever – and as proof of this concept, I bought the Dawn of War: Platinum Edition pack this morning. Please, Steam/Valve stop making it so easy to buy games.
I loved Oblivion when it came out so it’s not too much of a surprise that I’m enjoying Fallout. It also helps that I’ve got a couple of friends playing at the same time, we’ve had a couple discussions which really highlight the many possible ways to play the game. Each of us have employed a different play style which has lead seeing the story progress differently. Ultimately, the main game story line leads to the same place (which is tweaked a bit with the addition of the Broken Steal add-on) but, it’s nice to see a few of the paths to get there.
I purchased the PC version of the game and just before starting it I looked around the internet hoping to find some sort of journal style add-on so I could have the game keep track of what was going on. The idea was to keep a log of sorts here on the site as I played through. I wasn’t able to find one unfortunately so, that never happened. Anyway, even as I’m closing in on the end of the main story line Bethesda has just released the fifth (and final?) add-on, Mothership Zeta. I really want to check that out but, I’m not really happy with having to buy the downloadable content from Games for Windows Live. It’s the “Microsoft Points” I just can’t stand the thought of using them. I’ve never even bought any add-ons from the 360 Live service. Hopefully, when the Game of the Year edition of Fallout 3 is released on Steam we’ll be giving access to the DLC either for free or through Steam itself at a discounted price. Of course, I’ve got a bunch of other games I should be playing before I even thing about starting on the DLC.
Forgot to mention, I also picked up Men of War last weekend.