Saturday, October 2, 2010

With three times the underacheivment

Sleep is the enemy of a gaming blogger. I wish that I had the time and energy to write something every day but I am already staying up way too late trying to make my page “cool” and writing this post actually takes about two or three days. Plus sleep keeps me from doing my favorite pastime, gaming of course. As much as I try I cant seem to sink my teeth into Borderlands and my KH:BBS has been taunting me every day. Maybe by the time this actually gets posted I will have beaten BBS, probably not though. To be fair I have a full time job and a pregnant wife that take up a good chunk of my time so maybe I should not blame the blog-o-sphere. Maybe this is just a side effect of getting old but oh God in Heaven I hope not.

With all that complaining aside though its time to get down to brass tacks... who made up that saying? Anyway why does everyone hate Robin? I just do not get all the malice that people feel against this dude. Maybe my perception is off because the first Robin I ever saw was in the movie Batman Forever and so Jim Carey could have made him seem cool. This all stems from the news about Batman:AC and it having co-op with Cat woman. First off why the FUCK is there co-op!? This is a Batman game, I am The Batman, THE BATMAN, I can kill Superman why in the world do I need help from some S&M furry? If you are going to give me co-op then give me someone who will at least make me laugh, think Holy “insert cool bat-gear here” batman, ala Robin. I will agree that Robin is kinda lame but the whole thing is kinda lame if you ask me. The only way to make this idea of co-op in a detective action game is to just give me another Batman. But if that were to happen I think the disc would melt from the pure awesomeness inside it. Plus I do not think the world is ready for two Batmans... Batmens? Anyway if Batman thinks Robin is cool then so should we.


Remember last week when I raved about the Enslaved demo? Me neither but I am about to go off on a tirade anyway. http://enslaved.namco.com/order What the fucking fuck is this shit!? It seems like every time I turn around Game stop or Amazon are doing some pre-order offer about every damn thing. I do not want a powered up character or a billion dollars when I start the game, I want it to be the same all the way across the whole game and enjoy it the way it was meant to be played, not as some god character. I am playing this way in Borderlands and just selling the crap my friends give me because I deem it too powerful. Do not get me wrong I DO like pre-order bonuses but not when they change my game. I like the LBP 2 pre-order stuff for those very reasons, I get cool stuff and it does not change my game. Now that I think about it that would really suck for LBP2, if they were to split up the stuff in that game that mattered, “Amazon has magnetic switches but I really like GameStop's proximity switches,”I might just bust some vein in my brain. This whole race for the “exclusive” content by all the major retailers really gets underneath my skin. I want to get that cool shit no matter what place I order it from and I do not want it to interfere with my game.


So Minecraft, I hear amazing things about it and not just that game but lots of games that are PC only. It seems like just after Starcraft 2 that the PC has become relevant to the gaming community now. Now before you get all up in arms saying that the PC has always been the hardcore gamers choice do put into perspective the sales and success of the modern consoles and how hardcore MW2 sold on consoles compared to the PC ( you do not need citations right, did not think so) but the shift to consoles happened years ago. Either way I have been thinking more and more about changing and upgrading my setup for Civilization V, Starcraft 2, Minecraft, but mostly Amnesia. I want all these games but spending a few hundred bucks on a new rig is just not an option at this point, I already have to squeeze my pennies just to play anything anymore. So my proposal is... consoles! I want all these things on console and I think they could easily be done with the exception of Starcraft, and if developers really want to maximize their player base and profit then they need to start dong this across all platforms. Its not like Sony and Microsoft would not be happy to get these games on their system. Minecraft and Amnesia could be DLC and I would gladly pay fifteen for both. This may be all just a pipe dream but the truth is I am getting jealous of PCs today and I want some amazing DLC for my consoles... not Blade Kitten.

So with the “game season” just around the corner does anyone else feel the pressure or is it just me. It is probably just me because I am trying to write a good blog about games. Anyway it just seems like the gaming drought was almost non existent this year especially with game getting the length that the have these days. Running the risk of sounding like and old man, in my day games did not take you forty hours to get through the tutorial. I remember for Christmas one year I received Crash Bandicoot 2, several hours later I emerged from my basement cocoon to announce that I had beaten that game and wished for another. Needless to say my parents stopped buying me games after that I mowed a lot more lawns. It just seems as though there is too much to play and not enough time to do it in. Borderlands is taking a century and I have no commute time to play BBS. Plus when my last PS3 gave me the yellow middle finger I lost all my saves, including my seventy hour Demon's Souls in which I was barely half way through and have to start over from scratch! In the middle of all this I am a huge trophy whore and am in competition with my father over LBP to see who can platinum it first, my fifty something old dad is beating me in a game... this must be a nightmare. I would like to take this time to shamelessly plug my own LBP level, just search for Snickelsox under authors, and then add me as a friend because thats what cool people do. Anyway It just seems like there has been no break in the games we have been getting and I am afraid that a few gems are going to be lost in this glut and that is no good for anyone.


Hey if you have not already, buy this game! If just for the amazing music.

You can get it here...
...or here
Neither AverageJoGaming or its employees or affiliates condone or suggest the use of torrents... derp


And then Listen to this amazing song that is amazing in its amazingness





I keep hearing a lot about Dead Space 2 and the multiplayer, and I for one like this idea. First off its not team death match with Isaac vs Isaac vs Isaac, its not even Isaac vs Necromorph death match. Think Left 4 Dead but in the Dead Space world and totally lacking homosexual bikers and rednecks. I do not know about you but that sounds like a roaring good time already. The basics are you have to get from objective to objective all the while playing with four other Isaac clones and four other people are controlling some Necromorphs trying to stop you. While this is all well and good it brings out my true point of fuck you Sony! When I signed up for Playstation Plus I was promised beta access and I am sitting here now NOT playing the Dead Space 2 beta. What the shit Sony, why are you crapping on your hardcore fans? I realize that there are probably too many PSPlus member to hand out codes to but I am seeing non member playing... WHY!? Sony get your shit together because I am not the only one pissed off about this and all the other things you have not delivered to me yet. I am still “ in the black” when it comes to pure savings but stop giving me shit like Zen Pinball... and where is my cross game chat?

Well thats about all folks except for this one last thing. When I was in high school I wrote a ten page report on the history of video games ( obsessed I know) and I read several books and spent way too much time on Google. Anyway I wish that I had all the resources that exist now including the latest Retronaughts podcast which is about two and a half hours long featuring a TON of info on the NES and SNES that would have been useful in my report. Anyway since they are only doing another episode or two before they stop making podcast I suggest you listen to them if you like anything about video game history because they know their shit. As always my email is Snickelsox@gmail.com and I would love to hear from anyone that loves, hates, or like likes my little blurbs and bloops. I am always trying to get better at this and if you have any thought on how I could improve just let me know. Plus if you want your LBP level to be talked about to my astounding forty- something viewers then just let me know in an e-mail. Lame...

-Snickelsox


P.S. M8K8-T7BT-9C4P/ 5JJK-BPB9-FNN5/ 3B7T-9LBC-8QC6 Those are for your PS3, first come first serve. These were won from here by using these.




33 comments:

  1. hey, this is one of my more favorite posts from you :)

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  2. Wow man. This is incredible love the work you put into it. Defiantly going to follow and read more

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  3. i cant stop listening to your dido everything to lose music. so addicting aah

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  4. Loving the post/review man, and the song by Dido is great.

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  5. Not all Robins are created equal.

    Tim Drake/Wayne is probably the BEST Robin, but the problem is--everyone loves Dick, who was the first Robin, because he was the first--the most used...etc. Taking characterization into account, Tim is the most capable, the most LIKE Batman, and so, if some Robin is going to be in AC....it BETTER be Tim.

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  6. Heh, I think we're going to get along well.

    Good post. Cheers mate.

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  7. that scott pilgrim thing was awesome i havent seen that!

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  8. im so happy i spent a lot of money on my pimp computer. i have no lagging issues...ever

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  9. That was one long post lol. Great work though. Looking forward for more

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  10. Great point about Batman: AC. And I gotta check out the Retronaut podcast. Sounds pretty interesting.

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  11. Yeah, co-op in a Batman game, yeah...
    And I've heard some of the murmurs about Minecraft, too. I'll have to check it out.

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  12. I've always wondered what it would be like to play an rts on a console.

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  13. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  14. I'm glad someone thinks like me about video games, and has whole diatribes. This is great work here man, keep it up.

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  15. I've never heard Dido before, sounds good, definitely gonna have to investigate further.

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  16. Hey man. I'm really enjoying your blog. I'm a gamer too, although with school, work and keeping up with my new blog, I haven't had much time. I also like that you're a fan of electronic dance music / trance. =)

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  17. the sound tracks to that are cool, and agreed waldo ;p

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  18. I'm looking forward to your next post!

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  19. awesome stuff, do you think you could go into further detail about minecraft still?

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  20. Hey man, gotta run fast, but I have to say somethin. This is one really one f*cking cool looking blog. I usually have to tell people to get their shit together, but not this one.

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  21. Glad I popped by =D

    Your blogs coming along nicely.

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  22. good thing I visited your blog today!

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  23. No wonder it takes you 3 days to post a blog. :)

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  24. Good stuff. Pretty sure the PC was always relevant to gaming, bro.

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  25. Oh yeah, gaming time just around the corner. Hopefully I can afford to upgrade my computer before then, haha.

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  26. That amnesia game looked insane... Call me a pussy but I HATE playing games like that, Halflife 2 included. Scares the shit out of me. I'll take Daggerfall or Final Fantasy any day.

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