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pour out a 40After 16 months of loyal and rigorous service, the HDD in my Xbox Slim bit the dust (an E68 to be exact); just after the fucking warranty ran out of course. It's the way of things I suppose. At least I won't lose any data or content according to tech support. Just have to send it in and they'll repair or replace and transfer everything.

Now normally, I'd just say fuck it and buy a new one. Then I started thinking about all of the save files on there and changed my mind. Particularly my save files for Mass Effect 1 and 2 to be precise. Really don't want to do that again. Well I do, but you know what I mean.

The part that pissed me off (aside from a HDD that wasn't even two years old yet failing) is more the fact that I was about halfway through the Halo Anniversary campaign and I really don't want to go back and collect all of those skulls and terminals. There are some things in games you only really want to do once; at least for me. So I guess I'm going to take a break from that until it's repaired.

However, this has presented me with a unique opportunity to do something I've put off for some time. I've had a friend bugging me incessantly, for years, to play a Bethesda game. At this point in my life, I just don't feel as though I have the kind of time that a game like that requires. Every time that he brings up that I should play Oblivion, the next thing out of his mouth is that he spent about 400 hours playing it and still didn't do everything which, to be honest, is fucking terrifying.

I know how obsessive my mentality can be when it comes to certain games (I got all of those goddamn flags in the first Assassin's Creed; never again). So yeah, I'm a bit worried the same will happen here; that and it's just one of those games that requires you to kinda stay on your toes with decision making and inventory management. Needless to say I'm not good with these things when drunk, which is why I spend a lot of that time playing Reach multiplayer; poorly no doubt. On the other hand this may be a fun experiment.

So I went and bought a copy of the Oblivion GOTY edition and a bottle of absinthe. I figure this would be the best time since my other game playing exploits are kind of on hold til I get my shit back from Microsoft and, as a result, I am in a position to do this; partly out of laziness and partly out of...whatever. I will say I'm really glad you can use flash drives as memory storage now.

I guess we'll see how it goes, both with my HDD and Oblivion.
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