Post Apocalyptia & Comedy Genius

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.
 

DEATHCLAWS!!! 
The main point of conversation right now with regards to what I've been playing is obviously Fallout 3. In between my excursions into the Capital Wasteland I've played some Rock Band and a little Geometry Wars, but for the most part Fallout 3 is where it's at. Things have really come along since my last update, so I'll do my best to fill you in on my adventures across the wastes. My character is currently at level 25, with a focus on both combat and social skills that seems to have served him pretty well so far. I'm a fair way through the main quest line, having just finished the quest The American Dream. I've also finished up quite a few of the side quests in the game and played through two of the DLC packs, namely Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt. I've just decided to break away from the main quest yet again and head over to Point Lookout. I'll be giving a much more thorough account of my opinion of Fallout 3 (including all the DLC) when I eventually finish with the game, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, I'm still having an awesome time with the game and can't wait to see what Point Lookout has to offer.
 
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.

  
This man is very, very funny 
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.
 
 
Dan 
 
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Currently playing - Fallout 3 (X360)
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Posted by dankempster

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.
 

DEATHCLAWS!!! 
The main point of conversation right now with regards to what I've been playing is obviously Fallout 3. In between my excursions into the Capital Wasteland I've played some Rock Band and a little Geometry Wars, but for the most part Fallout 3 is where it's at. Things have really come along since my last update, so I'll do my best to fill you in on my adventures across the wastes. My character is currently at level 25, with a focus on both combat and social skills that seems to have served him pretty well so far. I'm a fair way through the main quest line, having just finished the quest The American Dream. I've also finished up quite a few of the side quests in the game and played through two of the DLC packs, namely Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt. I've just decided to break away from the main quest yet again and head over to Point Lookout. I'll be giving a much more thorough account of my opinion of Fallout 3 (including all the DLC) when I eventually finish with the game, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, I'm still having an awesome time with the game and can't wait to see what Point Lookout has to offer.
 
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.

  
This man is very, very funny 
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.
 
 
Dan 
 
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Currently playing - Fallout 3 (X360)
Posted by Claude

I haven't been to a comedy show in ages. I need to work on that, maybe the first step is to get out of the house every now and again.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Something about Monkey Island feels familiar to me. Oh, right, we're in the same position, sort of.

Posted by natetodamax

Point Lookout is a fantastic piece of DLC, but it's mad hard. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Posted by ElectricHaggis

I bought The Secret of Monkey Island a few weeks ago, but I haven't got around to playing it yet.  I will eventually.