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    • circadian

      pour out a 40

      3 years ago

      After 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.

    • circadian

      oh by the way...

      3 years ago

      If you're going to watch three seasons of RvB SOBER before going to bed, then you deserve every fucked up second of your dreams that day; up to and including all of that yelling you heard in Burnie's voice that you clearly remember but didn't make any sense.
      And the fire you somehow inadvertently started on the balcony of that hotel that was kind of like the one you stayed at in Vegas, but not really because Palms Place had a better view of the strip and this one was WAY windier on the balcony; which is kind of how the fire started in the first place because honestly who ever heard of a cigarette starting a fire on a goddamn concrete slab?

      Yeah, the wind makes all that so much more plausible.

      Also: Dreams are Weird

      who else needs a drink...

      or several...

    • circadian

      the importance of being honest

      3 years ago

      So i was on XBLA and saw Streets of Rage 2, which brought back a flood of memories from childhood. I download it and start playing through. It was then that I realized where I think my love of electro and fishnets came from.

      It also made me realize that there is something fundamentally great missing from games today: the unintentionally funny. As I played through, I read the names of the various baddies that needed to be beat on.

      Giant hairy boxers named Bear. Exotic feather boa festooned bad-ass bikers with equally bad-ass names like Gale, Tempest, and Frost. Large behemoths with names like Big Ben, Balloon, and Buffet.

      To me, the unintentionally funny part is where the bikers have the look and stage names of drag queens and, as far as the "big" characters are concerned, they may as well have given them names like Fatty, Neckbeard, and Diabeetus Machine. As far as the large boxers with facial hair named Bear; well, do i really need to go there?

      It's that combination of the unintentional and insensitive that I miss so much that only now as an adult I have come to truly appreciate.

      In retrospect, it's amazing what we got away with playing as kids.

      "Video games don't affect kids. If Pacman had affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills, and listening to repetitive electronic music."
      -Nintendo CEO-

    • circadian

      2015 years ago

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