Now that the GOTY article is live I thought I would share my favorite "moments" from 2013. Not necessarily the best games, just the most prominent WTF or "holy shit that was cool" moments from games I played this year.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon: Meet the Dragon. Coming to in a cave on an unfamiliar island, Rex Power Colt hesitates as he exits the cave, just as a blob of viscera drops in front of him. He looks up to see what made the mess and the Blood Dragon's big fucking head is hanging directly over the mouth of the cave finishing off his snack.
Bioshock Infinite: The first 5 minutes of the game is holy shit good, like visiting Rapture for the first time but at a higher altitude.
Forza 5: Prague in a Hennessey Venom. Pulling a clean lap with a Venom on a speed track like Le Mans can be difficult, but pulling a clean lap at Prague with that 1000+ horsepower ass-happy, straight-line monster was top-tier gaming nirvana for me...I'll understand if you don't understand.
Tomb Raider: The battle for shantytown and the boss fight against the pottery samurai...good shit, amigo!
Fast and Furious: Showdown. Demanding my money back for a game that I rented...I won't forget that soon, and neither will the guy at the video store.
Metro: Last Light. Troglodyte surfing...catching a ride with that fisherman guy across the underground lake, only to find out that the Commies had already crossed and stirred those things into a frenzy. What the fuck were those things, anyway?
Ryse: Son of Rome. Storming the English beach while the Roman ships are being destroyed in the surf...it was D-Day with finishing moves and giant chains.
AC IV: Black Flag. I got to be a pirate...and I was fucking good at it.
So Ive done the gym 4 days straight and have burned all together 1,347 calories and did a total of 8 miles on the treadmill . I gotta say I'm very impressed with myself, also to boot I lost 9 lbs of water weight and discovered I was 25 lbs liter then what I was telling people so there's a huge ego boost . I went to a party this past Saturday night and saw some friends I hadn't seen in a few yrs abd said they could help with my job situation in fact they pretty much said I would have a job once they spoke with these people .. Ive been in such a good mood it's not even funny other then spilling a drink and getting slightly annoyed shits been great ..I bought a small $15.00 blender cause I'm starting to juice my foods . I'm hoping to lose the 60lbs by April 1st and if things keep going this way I just may or at least be close either way I come a winner . Oh by the way when I spilled that drink it was with the blender and hit the button with cover off so it went every where ...lol
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Yup, I bought this game as my first game acquisition for XB1. I bought it because I wanted something to fill in time between the real games I play like Halo 4, TITANFAL, Destiny and the next Halo (teasing, a bit). It seems like the kind of game I can just pick up and beat around a track, then walk away from for months.
So it's an incredible racing experience. The graphics are so good it even got my Wife watching and commenting positively. I'll never be a racer. I'll leave all of the assists on until the cows come home, but that's all I need. I never played more than a few games of any previous racer. They just didn't seem real enough to me. This game does. I even went into multiplayer for one game. One guy chatted to me about stuff and I mentioned this 2old2play forum (the XB1 chat set is incredibly clear). Didn't even crack my windshield while coming second last. Not a bad experience.
Currently, I'm beating up on Old n Achy's and Edie Kaye's Drivatars. Pisses me off to see Dr Killinger roar by. That's been fun and it actually makes me want to race just a little bit more. Cool concept.
Painting? Maybe. I don't know if I'll devote the time. Kind of makes me think of the time I've put into Forge. A LOT of time. Must be cool though, to wear your own rags around the track.
I want to get the Halo 1969 BOSS Ford Mustang and drive it around. Because Halo.
So let's see I've gone to the gym 2 days in a row couldnt go today had to help the fam but back in tomorrow . I decided to try to learn a song since I'm getting back into playing guitar and it's gonna be a Pink Floyd song "What shall we do now/Empty spaces" nothing crazy just the main rythm I got some friends that can handle the rest ,,but I may add some vocals , this is a long shot but something worth trying for . I also went to a birthday party for a friend I had't seen in like 2 yrs and saw some other friends which was awesome cause got to catch up ..I'm still trying to get my diet straight eating wise I know a lot of stuff get's cut out and I'm willing to do it but some of the healthy foods were always kinda gross to me . I'm willing to try protien shakes and do egg whites but I'm also concidering looking into a juicer cause I heard those are good . You guys have any advice/ info on this stuff?
I went on a job interview today, responded to add what I thought was for a customer service position and ended up being for a sales position ? Well no biggie I stayed and did the interview and knew they wouldn't call back which is fine with me cause I'm no salesman thats for sure but oh well better things will come along
So after 5 years I just broke out my music gear that means Mini Vox amp,Boss GT 5, Pro co Rat 2 and my Boss DS-1..I haven't played in so long and my ring & pinky finger on my right hand don't really straighten out from an odd injury or tendon issue. I play lefty if no one knew Anyways it took me about 10 mins to set everything up,figuring what went where and after a little while I pulled out a few riffs very roughly I might add, but I was very impressed with myself. I did manage to play "Im gonna be your god by Slayer but is really The Stooges I wanna be your dog and it didn't sound half bad I must say
I guess there's still some magic left in this old boy who turns 40 this year
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Haven't blogged in a while. Figured I'd do a brain dump on what's been going on.
Christmas - went up to Massachusetts with the lady and kids for a few days. It was a good time. Scored a few interesting books - Star Wars Frames, The Making of Star Wars and The Making of Empire Strikes Back. Unfortunately, Frames was hella heavy (or wicked heavy as they say up there), so it's being shipped back to to GA. My lady bought me a foam Han Solo in Carbonite prop. It's only the Han Solo part, so I'm going to have to build the enclosure and all of that. Should be a very fun project. All in all, it was a Star Wars-y Christmas.
On the subject of Star Wars - I picked up the radio dramas from the 80's. Putting some of the voices asisde, I thought Star Wars was very well done, and they did a good job fleshing out some of the backstory. I'm only about a third of the way through Empire, but so far, it doesn't seem to have as much extra stuff in it as Star Wars did.
Video Gaming - I haven't done much with the PS4 in a while. After numerous issues with my save file in Battlefield 4, I just shelved it. Killzone Shadowfall didn't float my boat. Speaking of boats, I kind of got bored with them in AC4, so I haven't played that much.
On the Xbox One side, I've been spending most time in Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Peggle 2. Max is a bullshit, cheap as shit game that relies on shitty design. The game is punishing, and just makes you die by trial and error. The visuals are top notch though. Peggle 2 is just Peggle. It gives that "just one more try" feeling, even at 2:30am. I haven't been back to Dead Rising 3 in a while. Had fun with Ryse. Still suck at Madden even on the Xbox One. Haven't played Forza in a while.
I picked up a lot of interesting stuff on the Steam sale. I try to avoid early access games, but Darkout seemed very interesting. It's kind of like Terraria with a sci-fi angle. Still looking to try out Nether and 7 Days to Die. Yes, zombies aren't really my thing, but damn it, they're freakin' everywhere.
Board Gaming - I ran the woman and kids through Dead Panic the other night. I dumbed down some rules a bit as the kids haven't played Castle Panic yet. I'm not really about zombies, but the game does the whole Zombie swarm very well. I kind of screwed us from the start when I picked a very bad event card that essentially doubled the zombies in play. I feel it is a lot tougher to win than Castle Panic. Castle Panic, while fun, can be easily dominated by one or two strong personalities playing. Dead Panic, on the other hand, really puts you behind the 8 ball from the onset, and you're almost playing catch-up from the start. Also ran the kids through Munchkin. I keep forgetting what a fun game it can be.
Painting - I'm not an artist. I like creative writing, but I can't draw to save my life. The other night, my lady took me to a painting class. I have to admit, it was a lot of fun, and my painting actually came out quite well for a first effort. I'm looking forward to doing some more, and have a couple ideas for some new projects.
I pondered talking about some of the results in college football, but it's been such a buzzkill.
I've been halfheartedly investigating the possibility of getting a vintage pinball machine for the house. My research seems to indicate that maintenance can be a bear.
That's about that. I'm ready for spring to spring.
2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 priced At $75,000
Expensive, Hell yes, but does it perform, umm, Hell yes!
"The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has been priced at $75,000, including a $995 destination charge and gas guzzler tax, making it one of the most expensive cars ever offered by the bowtie brand. The asking price is certainly quite the leap over the more powerful Camaro ZL1’s $55k sticker, but the Camaro Z/28 comes fully equipped and features some of the best performance items money can buy."
"The key stats of the Camaro Z/28 are a 505-horsepower 7.0-liter LS7 V-8, a Tremec six-speed manual transmission, a limited-slip differential with a helical gear set, carbon ceramic brakes, Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires wrapped around forged 19-inch alloys, Recaro seats and a 300-pound weight advantage over the 4,120-pound ZL1." (This is pure car porn)...
"The Camaro Z/28 is also one of the first production cars fitted with race-proven, spool-valve dampers, which allow four-way damping control, enabling engineers to precisely tune both bump and rebound settings for high-speed and low-speed wheel motions. Additional chassis changes include stiffer spring and bushing rates for improved cornering response."
"Extensive testing was done at Germany’s Nürburgring, where the car posted a lap time of 7:37.47 in the rain. Despite the wet surface, it still beat the times of cars like the Type 991 Porsche 911 Carrera S and Audi R8 V10"
dose anyone have F1 2013 i am thinking about getting it but i dont know