On Monday SOE will be releasing their third Everquest 2 expansion entitled Echoes of Faydwer. I am far more excited for this upcoming expansion than I have been probably for the last two expansions combined. Neither of the previous two I even bothered buying until a couple months after launch, I have already preordered EoF and am already setting up plans to play some hardcore gaming come launch day. So I thought I would take this opportunity to kind of explain what Sony did wrong with the previous two expansions that they finally got right in the third.
So a few weeks ago I went to a meeting for the IGDA Madison Chapter. In doing so I volunteered to work on their website. I’m not sure if I blogged this before so I’m recapping it. All this goes to fulfilling my game design goal of getting into the industry. Going to the meeting helps me meet people in the field and maybe learn some things about the industry, and volunteering makes me look interested and gives me resume fodder. So hopefully this will help…
I got Sims 2 Pets a couple of weeks ago and I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on it.
Overall, I’m a bit disappointed by the expansion as a whole. I love the pets themselves, I think that Maxis did a great job with implementing them with their own DNA, and oh my god the number of breeds included is just astonishing! You can really get some unique looking pets and you can get exactly what pet you are looking for! Read more “Sims 2: Pets”
Today was a bit of a waste. I basically used the day to de-stress from what was a pretty hectic week. I played Civ 4 most of the day playing around with the religious aspect of the day as I was told by some classmates that you could really do quite well with the religions. Read more “Online Personals”
After two straight nights of 5-6 hour sleeps and a weekend of running around doing things with my daughter, I decided to be a bad student today and take the day off from classes. Most of my day has been playing video games, mostly X-Men Legends which is a most excellent game. I did try to get some homework done, but honestly my mind wasn’t in it. Anything I read was going in one eye and out the other. I realized fairly early that my mind wasn’t into it which is why I really didn’t get far, though I am going to try more later tonight.
The day wasn’t a complete wash though, I was able to go get change to do laundry, I closed my old bank accounts out because I am switching to a new bank, and I started my laundry. So I at least got some stuff done. For some reason I really haven’t been wanting to take a nap though that may be upcoming still. I would think that given how little sleep that I got over the weekend that I would be more than a little eager to go take a nap but it just hasn’t been there.
A couple of weeks ago I sat on ebay for almost the full week buying up gamecube games. I decided that since the Wii will allow cube games to play on the system that I could probably buy up some cheap used games and be ok with it. So I bought several games at dirt pricese.
I bought SSX3, X-Men Legends, Final Fantasy: Chrystal Chronicles, Tony Hawk American Wasteland, Mega Man Anniversary Collection, and Geist. For those titles I probably paid around $75 shipping included, some were like $2 plus $4 shipping so I basically got a couple games at $6 each, not bad. Over the bunch I think I shouldn’t have bought Geist. I had heard a lot of good things about the game but I guess I didn’t realize that it was a full on shooter which is not my type of game at all. Plus shipping on that title was $15 since it was from Canda!
I’ve played a ton of the SSX3, had rented tricky before and loved it so I wanted to own a copy and am happy with it as well… I’ve beaten a few bosses on Mega Man 1 (it has Mega Man 1-8 plus a couple other fighting games on it), and have played a small amount of Tony Hawk. I just recieved FF & X-Men today so haven’t had a chance on those but am looking forward to them and I think they’ll compliment my collection nicely.
Now I have a TON of gamecube games. I’ve always been in the habit of buying a few games for each system. I think my Gameboy systems have the most games but that is cause they’ve all been backward compatible to some degree… but I think I have close to 20 games for the Cube and could probably pick up another 10 that I have my eyes on if I wasn’t careful. Yet I haven’t really finished any of them.. I really should put aside a weekend or something to finish some games up just so I can say that I’ve done it. Wind Waker I stopped playing when I was really really close to completing, just never got around to it(think I played over winter break one year and just never got back in it after school got out the following summer). In the meantime though I think SSX is a great pick up and play game that I can put back down fairly quickly. Good short bursts.
I forgot another goal when I was doing goals a couple of days ago so I thought I’d talk about that one today. Essentailly my 4th goal is to build a totally new computer for Windows Vista. I know I know, Vista is just OSX, but damn that OS is pretty and I’m SICK of the 9x look, it is just so stale by this time. Honestly I wish that they would take a cue from MMO games and winamp and just allow people to skin the entire OS to make it look how you want it. But alas they don’t. Read more “Goal #4: Computer Upgrades”