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Hey guys. It's been a pretty hectic week here at Dan Towers, what with essay deadlines coming in thick and fast. Nonetheless, I've still managed to break free from my busy schedule and write up a quick update on what's happening with me.
But it's not all Fallout 3 on the agenda as we come close to the end of the year. There are a few other games that I'd really like to spend some time with and hopefully finish before 2009 comes to a close. So, with a new year (and a new decade) on the horizon, I proudly bring you...
The Official To-Do List - 2009 Edition
| 1. Fallout 3 |
I received Fallout 3 as a Christmas present last year, and played the hell out of it back in January and February, but never actually finished the main quest line. Now armed to the teeth with all five DLC packs, I've returned to the game with hopes of clearing out everything I didn't manage to do first time round.
| 2. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City |
Actually this only refers to The Ballad of Gay Tony. I downloaded it on release day, and I intend to play through it before the year's up. Grand Theft Auto IV is my favourite game of all time, and I loved The Lost and Damned, so I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into this second piece of episodic content.
| 3. Lost Odyssey |
As a huge Final Fantasy fan, Lost Odyssey delivers where Final Fantasy XII left me feeling a little short changed. I'm currently at the start of Disc 3 of this mammoth game, but I'm confident that it'll get finished before we see in 2010.
| 4. Pokémon Crystal |
After playing through Pokemon Yellow earlier this year, I decided to give in to my nostalgic urges and finally picked up a second-generation Pokemon game in the form of Crystal. With seven badges under my belt right now, completing this before New Year shouldn't be a problem.
| 5. The Secret of Monkey Island |
I've never played an adventure game before in my life. However, I've heard so many great things about this game (largely from that dear departed hustler, SuperMooseman) that I felt compelled to buy it on Steam. I intend to pop my point 'n' click cherry before the end of this decade with this little piece of history.
In other news not related to those video game things, I went out with my girlfriend last night to a comedy night on the University campus. This wasn't a spur of the moment decision, mind. I bought my ticket almost a month ago after finding out who was headlining the show - my favourite stand-up comedian, Jon Richardson. As a long-time listener of his BBC 6 Music podcast, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see him perform live for a mere four pounds. I think I identify with Jon because we have such similar outlooks on life - we're both grumpy young men who've adopted the philosophy: "The world is shit, so you might as well laugh about it". His set was ruthlessly funny, as he poked fun at relationships, student life and politics in his trademark fashion. At the end of the show, I even got to have a quick chat with him and shook his hand. To draw a comparison in the gaming industry, I suppose it'd kind of be like shaking hands with Gabe Newell. Or maybe even Jeff Gerstmann. All in all, it was an awesome night that I shan't soon forget.
I think on that note, it's about time I wrapped up this blog. I have a hungry girlfriend who I suspect is expecting me to cook dinner tonight. Thanks for reading guys. Take it easy, and I'll see you around.
Currently playing - Fallout 3 (X360)