Fallout 3 DLC And A Cute Puppy

Hey guys. Just another quick update for now. I'm sorry this blog isn't more substantial, I promise some pretty lengthy, interesting entries are on their way. I've just been a little busy with University over the last week, and a nasty bout of head cold didn't exactly help matters either. Next week will bring more meaningful content, I promise.
 
So, on to what I've been playing lately: 
 

Now Playing

1. Fallout 3

I decided to return to the Capital Wasteland earlier this week. A major factor in this was my coming into a nice helping of Microsoft Points, which I used to flesh out my collection of Fallout 3 downloadable content. Now I have all five add-ons, I think this is the best possible time to jump back into Bethesda's post-apocalyptic open-world RPG. I'm steering clear of the main quest line for now in favour of finishing up some of the side quests early on. My speech-focused character is currently Level 8, and I'm endeavouring to stay at the good end of the Karma spectrum. I'm just about to embark on the quest 'Blood Ties'.

2. Lost Odyssey

Just because I'm diving into yet another lengthy RPG doesn't mean I've forgotten about this one. Lost Odyssey is still seeing a fair amount of playtime. I've just emerged from the Ice Canyon at the start of Disc 3. My party's average level is about 32.

3. Pokémon Crystal

Rounding off this RPG-heavy list is this second-gen Pokemon title. I've just won my sixth badge in Olivine City and I'm now heading off to the Lake of Rage. My party's average level is 38.  

 
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Along with the Fallout 3 DLC, I also bought a few Arcade titles off Xbox Live Marketplace. For anybody who's interested, they are: 
 

Arcade Titles I Bought This Week

1. DrumKit

A pretty cool "game" that converts your Rock Band drums into a more conventional digital drum kit. You can configure the kit in any way you fancy, and even play along to the songs on your 360's hard drive. This should ensure I keep on top of my drumming, and at 80 Points, it was a steal.

2. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

I've always had a soft spot for retro arcade shooters, although I don't play them very often. Geometry Wars cost me 400 Points and offers a fiendishly difficult (and fiendishly addictive) dual stick shooter.

3. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Despite already owning a copy of this as part of the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, I went ahead and spent 400 Points on a second version of what I deem to be the best 2D platformer I've ever played.

4. Worms

I've always been a big fan of the Worms franchise, and a remake of the game that started it all for a mere 400 points isn't something I could pass up.

 
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In other news, my mum sent me some pictures of our new dog earlier today. Longtime readers may remember that we lost our last dog back in March to a sudden and aggressive illness. Well, my parents got a new dog just after I moved into my new flat in August. Her name is Mya, and she's seventeen weeks old. She's half border collie and half Alaskan malamute, so she's going to get pretty big. For now, though, she's one of the cutest little bundles of fluff I've ever set eyes on. Here are some photos. Anyone who disagrees clearly isn't human.   
 
 Once again, sorry for the lack of any real content to this blog. As I said, expect some compensation next week. Take it easy, and I'll see you around. 
 
 
DanK 
 
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Currently playing - Fallout 3 (X360)
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Posted by dankempster

Hey guys. Just another quick update for now. I'm sorry this blog isn't more substantial, I promise some pretty lengthy, interesting entries are on their way. I've just been a little busy with University over the last week, and a nasty bout of head cold didn't exactly help matters either. Next week will bring more meaningful content, I promise.
 
So, on to what I've been playing lately: 
 

Now Playing

1. Fallout 3

I decided to return to the Capital Wasteland earlier this week. A major factor in this was my coming into a nice helping of Microsoft Points, which I used to flesh out my collection of Fallout 3 downloadable content. Now I have all five add-ons, I think this is the best possible time to jump back into Bethesda's post-apocalyptic open-world RPG. I'm steering clear of the main quest line for now in favour of finishing up some of the side quests early on. My speech-focused character is currently Level 8, and I'm endeavouring to stay at the good end of the Karma spectrum. I'm just about to embark on the quest 'Blood Ties'.

2. Lost Odyssey

Just because I'm diving into yet another lengthy RPG doesn't mean I've forgotten about this one. Lost Odyssey is still seeing a fair amount of playtime. I've just emerged from the Ice Canyon at the start of Disc 3. My party's average level is about 32.

3. Pokémon Crystal

Rounding off this RPG-heavy list is this second-gen Pokemon title. I've just won my sixth badge in Olivine City and I'm now heading off to the Lake of Rage. My party's average level is 38.  

 
--- 
 
Along with the Fallout 3 DLC, I also bought a few Arcade titles off Xbox Live Marketplace. For anybody who's interested, they are: 
 

Arcade Titles I Bought This Week

1. DrumKit

A pretty cool "game" that converts your Rock Band drums into a more conventional digital drum kit. You can configure the kit in any way you fancy, and even play along to the songs on your 360's hard drive. This should ensure I keep on top of my drumming, and at 80 Points, it was a steal.

2. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

I've always had a soft spot for retro arcade shooters, although I don't play them very often. Geometry Wars cost me 400 Points and offers a fiendishly difficult (and fiendishly addictive) dual stick shooter.

3. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Despite already owning a copy of this as part of the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, I went ahead and spent 400 Points on a second version of what I deem to be the best 2D platformer I've ever played.

4. Worms

I've always been a big fan of the Worms franchise, and a remake of the game that started it all for a mere 400 points isn't something I could pass up.

 
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In other news, my mum sent me some pictures of our new dog earlier today. Longtime readers may remember that we lost our last dog back in March to a sudden and aggressive illness. Well, my parents got a new dog just after I moved into my new flat in August. Her name is Mya, and she's seventeen weeks old. She's half border collie and half Alaskan malamute, so she's going to get pretty big. For now, though, she's one of the cutest little bundles of fluff I've ever set eyes on. Here are some photos. Anyone who disagrees clearly isn't human.   
 
 Once again, sorry for the lack of any real content to this blog. As I said, expect some compensation next week. Take it easy, and I'll see you around. 
 
 
DanK 
 
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Currently playing - Fallout 3 (X360)
Posted by Claude

I just got a new puppy after losing one of my dogs this past June. A homeless guy gave him to me, and I named him Skinner. He's not as pretty as Mya, that's a pretty puppy. My wife says Skinner looks like he lived in a trash can. Why you be hatin' on him, woman?

Posted by ElectricHaggis

After 60 hours the combat in Fallout 3 really begins to grate.  Great game though.