All About Minishdriveby
I was going to talk about how I beat Machinarium over the weekend, and am currently 14 hours into Ni No Kuni. I could have talked about how I'm towards the end of Super Meat Boy or pre-ordered Animal Crossing New Leaf despite learning that Animal Tracks are in the game again; however, I have been enlightened today my what must be one of the greatest reveals in history.
The Xbox One. Here's what I've learned:
1. It's Always Watching You
Oh Kinect. Why would I ever want to turn you off? You're my best friend. You're my only friend -- after you sent that one guy adrift into the voids of space. I trust you are keeping me safe and watching over my oxygen supply while I sleep.
2. Using Bing to find pictures of "Xbox One" gives you pictures of Xbox (2001)
Really I couldn't think of a more perfect name for the console. It harkens back to older days when Microsoft was in their prime. When men mention the name Xbox One it will cause resentment to fester in the hearts of those who were not able to play the original. Microsoft is using psychological warfare here. It's a great name and typing it into Bing gives you images of a console that you could have had at sometime in the past if only you weren't so foolish. Don't make the same mistake twice.
3. XOne has a lot of TV and Sports
As a college student TV is a must. If I'm not up to date on my series knowledge well I'm just a plain loser. How is Breaking Bad going to end? How different will Game of Thrones be from the books -- which everyone started the series on the second one because why bother reading the first one after watching the first season, am I right? -- this season. How will Twin Peaks end? Is Lucy going to appear on BoardWalk Empire again? How will I know this if I don't have cable, netflix, or a internet connection?
What about my favorite Sports game pastimes? What will I do if I don't find out if the Miami Heat went to the World Series? How do I know where Wimbledon takes place this year? Did my favorite NHL team make it to the Superbowl this year?
I now have all the answers I need thanks to Xbox One.
4. It's not Always On-line
Why were you people worrying so much? Jeeze. Conformation right here: XOne isn't Always Online. It's just a requirement to use the console. Duh! #DealWithIt.
5. Call of Duty has advance fish physics
So the new engine now allows for fish to swim away as you come near them among other improvements including and possibly limited to:
- Dogs with Tattoos and Scars
- Leaning out from cover
- Jumping over walls
After 4.5 years and 2 days before summer semester starts my laptops harddrive bit the dust. One second it was working the next it wouldnt turn on. I'm now in the predicament of deciding whether it's worth paying $200 to get it fixed or if I should just shell out some extra money to get a better laptop or possibly invest in a gaming pc. Typing this on my phone is a nuisance.
I took about a 4 month hiatus from posting blogs, but alas I'm back with a plethora of actual news.
The Spring smester ended last week and I somehow manged to get straight A's again, keeping my 4.0 GPA feels great. I really thought I wouldn't get an A in Intermediate German, but somehow I managed to without studying for the class at all. All my time went towards Organic Chemistry; my grade going into the final for organic chemistry was a 98%. Unfortunately I have a week off and then have to go back and start the Summer Semester.
I bought a car during Spring Break, so I've been able to go places outside of my apartment and campus which is extremely refreshing. Because of this and lack of time I really haven't bought any videogames outside of Ni No Kuni and Fire Emblem Awakening in the past 4 months.
I've never actually played a Fire Emblem game. My girlfriend convinced me to buy it because she love the series, and I needed to breath life into my 3DS. It's one of the best games on the system at the moment. It's hard as hell though, especially when you're trying to keep everyone from perma death. I'm only on chapter 10 because I actually didn't start playing it until Finals week (last week).
Most of my gaming time has been devoted to the phenomenal RPG known as Xenoblade Chronicles. I've been playing that for about four months whenever I got a chance; however, I can finally happily say that I've finished the game tonight at 69 hours 11 minutes. Thanks to this break I've managed to play about 30 hours in 4 days. After about 50 hours I tend to get fatigue with JRPGs, so I'm happy to finally finish although that's not to say I didn't love the game.
My plan now is to finally get around to Ni No Kuni, a game I've been wanting to play since 2010.
Besides my Xenoblade marathon. I got a new flat screen because my old 19" died. This one is a fairly large improvement (32") and I only got it for $160. I've managed to see some local friends. We went to the beach yesterday and later played some mario kart. Hilarity ensued.
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May 22, 2013 5:12 am GMTMinishdriveby posted a new blog entry entitled What I've Learned Today.
May 21, 2013 8:28 am GMTMinishdriveby posted in the topic Bad news about Animal Crossing New Leaf :( on the Nintendo 3DS/DS board
May 20, 2013 1:49 am GMTMinishdriveby gave Machinarium a score of 6.5
May 14, 2013 3:24 am GMTMinishdriveby posted a new blog entry entitled laptop brokedown
May 8, 2013 4:41 am GMTMinishdriveby posted a new blog entry entitled Hello There Strangers
May 8, 2013 4:24 am GMTMinishdriveby gave Xenoblade Chronicles a score of 9.5
Apr 24, 2013 11:34 pm GMTMinishdriveby posted in the topic The Afterlife? on the Off-Topic Discussion board
Apr 24, 2013 6:06 am GMTMinishdriveby posted in the topic What's worse? Ambitious but Failing or Intelligence but no drive? on the Off-Topic Discussion board
Apr 23, 2013 12:30 am GMTMinishdriveby posted in the topic Let's just forget about the time the PS3 & 360 wasn't selling at launch... on the System Wars board
Apr 20, 2013 4:23 pm GMTMinishdriveby began Following NIER