30 Days of Gaming - Day 19 [alongside some other stuff]

So... I may or may not have taken a near-two month hiatus on this blog series. There's a perfectly good reason for that-- one that I will go on about at the end of this blog because, really, you're probably here to associate to my taste in games rather than the series of events that comprise my college life. With that on, I am sorry I've been so neglectful, I hope you're okay with it, maybe I can move my clothes back into the drawers with yours and we'll just forget all of this ever happened. 


 Scenic!
There are many places in games that I'd be thrilled to go on vacation to but none that I think I would really enjoy... staying at on extended leave. The area of Red Dead is fascinating but I'd be six feet under within days and while I adore the modern day, crime-ridden streets of Kamurocho, I would be far too fearful to even walk the streets knowing what goes on there. No, instead, I pick the kingpin of intergalactical politics and home to our dear Commander Shepard, the Citadel.

There's something so... so futuristic about it that I find the locale hard to resist. It's guaranteed to have all the shopping and entertainment outlets I need and there are scenic views no matter which area of it you're on. It's the perfect place to live for an idiot like me who wishes Ghost in the Shell's idea of the future was real.

The Boring Part

So, why haven't I updated in so long? School is the only reason, fortunately. While I've gone great lengths to schedule myself a little more efficiently (I've started to use the Calendar App and Widget on Android which brilliantly syncs with Google), I've still found it incredibly difficult to find the time to sit down and spend quality time with the WYSIWYG editor I call home.

The past two months have been like a non-stop barrage of projects, from painting to self-portraits, from technical drawings of houses in perspective to storyboards and advert renderings. Heck, that advert project had to be started, sketched, approved, transfered, lined and rendered in markers within a single week-- a challenge unseen to the class beforehand. But, we pulled through it, as a group, and finished the semester with an Art History exam that went over like a turbulent breeze. (See what I did there)

Class ended on Thursday and I spent the better part of Friday sleeping and being lazy, something I sorely missed and needed. Saturday and Sunday were spent catching up time with my girlfriend, watching 30 Rock and playing PlayStation One games on her newly purchased PSPgo. Actually, since I have nothing better to talk about beyond what I just wrote, let me just say this: the PSP Go is a brilliant little device. It has a sleek design, a great screen, terrific buttons and layout and the slide-design is perfect for pocket-carrying. It's a damn shame that the downloadable future everyone thinks is going to happen is decades away from happening because I'd honestly be thrilled if the Go was a success. As it is now, though, it's a perfect system to pick up if you're way into playing PlayStation EBOOTs that you make from your PS1 discs. Which brings up another point: Spyro 2 is fucking awesome.

Anyways, now I am taking stuff easy and waiting for tomorrow to come already so I can go pick up my copy of L.A. Noire. I'm typing this after dropping my girlfriend off home and watching The King's Speech, of which I am kind of bored with. It's pretty good and there's some great acting in it from Geoffrey Rush but man, that is some pandering-to-the-Oscar-crowd business that that movie has going on. Life has gone on the breaks pretty heavily and it's... it's enjoyable. Time to myself, time to relax, time to sleep and eat and do all the great things I've wanted to do over the past few months but haven't been able to because homeworkhomeworkhomework.

So that's that. BE BACK TOMORROW GUYZ

Days of Gaming Recap!

Feb 13th, 2011 - Day 1: Your Very First Videogame
Feb 14th, 2011 - Day 2: Your Favorite Character 
Feb 15th, 2011 - Day 3: A Game That Is Underrated   
Feb 16th, 2011 - Day 4: Your Guilty-Pleasure Game     
Feb 17th, 2011 - Day 5: Game Character You Wish You Were  
Feb 18th, 2011 - Day 6: Most Annoying Character
Feb 19th, 2011 - Day 7: Favorite Game Couple    
Feb 20th, 2011 - Day 8: Best Soundtrack  
Feb 23rd, 2011 - Day 9: Saddest Game Scene  
Feb 26th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 1)  
March 11th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 2)    
March 12th, 2011 - Day 11: Gaming System of Choice    
March 13th, 2011 - Day 12: Game Everyone Should Play  
March 15th, 2011 - Day 13: Game You've Played Over Five Times   
March 16th, 2011 - Day 14: Current Gaming Wallpaper   
March 17th, 2011 - Day 15: Game You're Currently Playing     
March 19th, 2011 - Day 16: Best Cutscenes  
March 21st, 2011 - Day 17: Favorite Antagonist
March 24th, 2011 - Day 18: Favorite Hidden Secrets
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Posted by aurahack

So... I may or may not have taken a near-two month hiatus on this blog series. There's a perfectly good reason for that-- one that I will go on about at the end of this blog because, really, you're probably here to associate to my taste in games rather than the series of events that comprise my college life. With that on, I am sorry I've been so neglectful, I hope you're okay with it, maybe I can move my clothes back into the drawers with yours and we'll just forget all of this ever happened. 


 Scenic!
There are many places in games that I'd be thrilled to go on vacation to but none that I think I would really enjoy... staying at on extended leave. The area of Red Dead is fascinating but I'd be six feet under within days and while I adore the modern day, crime-ridden streets of Kamurocho, I would be far too fearful to even walk the streets knowing what goes on there. No, instead, I pick the kingpin of intergalactical politics and home to our dear Commander Shepard, the Citadel.

There's something so... so futuristic about it that I find the locale hard to resist. It's guaranteed to have all the shopping and entertainment outlets I need and there are scenic views no matter which area of it you're on. It's the perfect place to live for an idiot like me who wishes Ghost in the Shell's idea of the future was real.

The Boring Part

So, why haven't I updated in so long? School is the only reason, fortunately. While I've gone great lengths to schedule myself a little more efficiently (I've started to use the Calendar App and Widget on Android which brilliantly syncs with Google), I've still found it incredibly difficult to find the time to sit down and spend quality time with the WYSIWYG editor I call home.

The past two months have been like a non-stop barrage of projects, from painting to self-portraits, from technical drawings of houses in perspective to storyboards and advert renderings. Heck, that advert project had to be started, sketched, approved, transfered, lined and rendered in markers within a single week-- a challenge unseen to the class beforehand. But, we pulled through it, as a group, and finished the semester with an Art History exam that went over like a turbulent breeze. (See what I did there)

Class ended on Thursday and I spent the better part of Friday sleeping and being lazy, something I sorely missed and needed. Saturday and Sunday were spent catching up time with my girlfriend, watching 30 Rock and playing PlayStation One games on her newly purchased PSPgo. Actually, since I have nothing better to talk about beyond what I just wrote, let me just say this: the PSP Go is a brilliant little device. It has a sleek design, a great screen, terrific buttons and layout and the slide-design is perfect for pocket-carrying. It's a damn shame that the downloadable future everyone thinks is going to happen is decades away from happening because I'd honestly be thrilled if the Go was a success. As it is now, though, it's a perfect system to pick up if you're way into playing PlayStation EBOOTs that you make from your PS1 discs. Which brings up another point: Spyro 2 is fucking awesome.

Anyways, now I am taking stuff easy and waiting for tomorrow to come already so I can go pick up my copy of L.A. Noire. I'm typing this after dropping my girlfriend off home and watching The King's Speech, of which I am kind of bored with. It's pretty good and there's some great acting in it from Geoffrey Rush but man, that is some pandering-to-the-Oscar-crowd business that that movie has going on. Life has gone on the breaks pretty heavily and it's... it's enjoyable. Time to myself, time to relax, time to sleep and eat and do all the great things I've wanted to do over the past few months but haven't been able to because homeworkhomeworkhomework.

So that's that. BE BACK TOMORROW GUYZ

Days of Gaming Recap!

Feb 13th, 2011 - Day 1: Your Very First Videogame
Feb 14th, 2011 - Day 2: Your Favorite Character 
Feb 15th, 2011 - Day 3: A Game That Is Underrated   
Feb 16th, 2011 - Day 4: Your Guilty-Pleasure Game     
Feb 17th, 2011 - Day 5: Game Character You Wish You Were  
Feb 18th, 2011 - Day 6: Most Annoying Character
Feb 19th, 2011 - Day 7: Favorite Game Couple    
Feb 20th, 2011 - Day 8: Best Soundtrack  
Feb 23rd, 2011 - Day 9: Saddest Game Scene  
Feb 26th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 1)  
March 11th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 2)    
March 12th, 2011 - Day 11: Gaming System of Choice    
March 13th, 2011 - Day 12: Game Everyone Should Play  
March 15th, 2011 - Day 13: Game You've Played Over Five Times   
March 16th, 2011 - Day 14: Current Gaming Wallpaper   
March 17th, 2011 - Day 15: Game You're Currently Playing     
March 19th, 2011 - Day 16: Best Cutscenes  
March 21st, 2011 - Day 17: Favorite Antagonist
March 24th, 2011 - Day 18: Favorite Hidden Secrets
Posted by Claude

I would be a janitor on the Citadel just to have an opportunity to live there.

Posted by Yanngc33

The citadel would be too big. I'd rather live on the normandy

Posted by aurahack
@Claude: I would too, in a heart beat.
@Yanngc33: That's the great part about the citadel, though. It's so big, there's so much to see. There are billions and billions living on that platform. Imagine all the different areas to see... there's almost entirely a lifetime of travel on a single structure.
Posted by Yanngc33
@aurahack: Yeah but not all seems to be worth seeing. I mean, we've seen the Citadel's seedy underbelly, do you want to be taken hostage in a nightclub and get saved by shepard? I don't know the Normandy is big plus you get to hang out with all kinds of cool people