May 16, 2006

A wierd gaming day.

I had a bad day yesterday. Speeding ticket and then a city ordinance fine! No sense in breaking into the details... the day just sucked. So today I just wanted to game and that's something I haven't done in a while.

I kicked things off by canceling my EVE Online account for a month due to my expiring credit card. I will resub next month to keep those oh so valuable skills training. I'm taking a break from EVE because the game is just too intense for my RL situation at the moment. I will be back.

Next I grabbed some lunch and a funny thing happened. My PS2 stared me down right as a Kingdom Hearts II commercial danced across the TV screen. Without hesitation I finished up my lunch and grabbed my copy of Kingdom Hearts (the original) and popped it in. I jumped right into the beginning and made it past the first few save spots. This game is fun and I forgot what fun can be had outside of the PC gaming world!

Next I came upstairs and jumped online. I had wanted to resubscribe to World of Warcraft for a while just because the game can be fun if you stay away from the parts you hate. I put down another three month subscription and jumped back online. I forgot how painful the game is without your UI being tweaked out so I spent some time getting it up to snuff. I've rerolled an undead mage on the Whisperwind server. It's PvE (which I usually stay away from), but there is a nice guild I want to play with there... The Pod People.

After a triumphant return to WoW a game sitting on the floor caught my attention. It was Rebel Strike for my Gamecube. Having not played it at all since I bought it I decided to give it a spin. It's a bit tougher than I had imagined, but after all this PC gaming I'm still adjusting back to a console controller. Sadly my roomate moved out and took the Gamecube memory sticks with him. Unable to save I only made it through the training and called it a night.

It's no secret... E3 2006 got me jazzed up about consoles again. The Nintendo Wii has me more than ready to plop down cash. It's a great time to be a gamer... finally. I see a bright future between a Nintendo Wii and Warhammer Online :)

Update: 15 Nov, 2009 - Edited spelling, applied label, and removed broken link.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.

Anonymous said...

Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.

heartlessgamer said...

Ha...

Anonymous said...

Glad to read you popped Kingdom Hearts back in. I did the same thing right after breezing through the sequel.

The original was definitely harder, but I enjoyed both of them honestly. I just thought I was getting a surge of PS2 superiority and had to bring myself back down to reality with KH, version 1. As it turns out, I was definitely better at it the first time around. HA!

So are you playing WoW anymore? Don't say you quit :(

I haven't registered yet. I guess I should do that, huh?

Oh well. Anon for now.

Anonymous said...

Glad to read you popped Kingdom Hearts back in. I did the same thing right after breezing through the sequel.

The original was definitely harder, but I enjoyed both of them honestly. I just thought I was getting a surge of PS2 superiority and had to bring myself back down to reality with KH, version 1. As it turns out, I was definitely better at it the first time around. HA!

So are you playing WoW anymore? Don't say you quit :(

I haven't registered yet. I guess I should do that, huh?

Oh well. Anon for now.

Anonymous said...

Well duh! I would have seen you are playing again IF the stupid Counterstrike Ad wasn't covering what you wrote.

I really hate having what some of these blogs do. I had to copy the text and shove it into notepad to read that part! Annoying.

Anyway, so uh, you were right about Vanguard. You got a little soft after the initial gut feeling, but the instincts were right on the money! It's definitely going to be another grueling timesink with corpse run punishments for screwing up coupled with experience debt. Sadist-gamers everywhere are singing Brad's praises. It's their idea of fun.

Of course I only see 10 of them doing that.

The rest just kind of sit there and play with the WoW sucks endoctrination for starters. They'll get to the loving punishment later after they've skilled up on the hate a bit more.

Anonymous said...

Well duh! I would have seen you are playing again IF the stupid Counterstrike Ad wasn't covering what you wrote.

I really hate having what some of these blogs do. I had to copy the text and shove it into notepad to read that part! Annoying.

Anyway, so uh, you were right about Vanguard. You got a little soft after the initial gut feeling, but the instincts were right on the money! It's definitely going to be another grueling timesink with corpse run punishments for screwing up coupled with experience debt. Sadist-gamers everywhere are singing Brad's praises. It's their idea of fun.

Of course I only see 10 of them doing that.

The rest just kind of sit there and play with the WoW sucks endoctrination for starters. They'll get to the loving punishment later after they've skilled up on the hate a bit more.

heartlessgamer said...

The format is fubar somewhere so it displays off sometimes. The adverts will disapear whenever I stop being lazy and change the template. Someday... someday.

I am playing WoW again on Whisperwind with my undead mage... level 19 and climbing fast :)

Lucky7 said...

I think it is the size of the Mario pictures messing up the template. Trying making them smaller.

heartlessgamer said...

Thanks! Fixed the problem :) I keep forgetting that I have a widescren monitor -_o