A morning of boredum, thanks to Nero Burning Rom

Sigh, I was all set up to try and stay up this morning until at least afternoon so I can could try to re-align my sleep schedule this week and next. So my morning was going to consist of long hours of Xenosaga 3 and a Monster Lo-Carb energy drink. But that was all destroyed by one stupid program.
 

 My collection of Xenosaga. Top 2 are old and too scratched, bottom  are new.
I played Xenosaga 1 and 2 a long while back and was pretty fed up with what these games were. Excited that they were going to be related to Xenogears, I delve deep into that fiction hoping to be rewarded by tying into one of my favorite RPGs ever. But when it was officially declared that Xenosaga (made my Monolith, headed up by former Square Enix Xenogears creator Hirohide Sugiura) has nothing to do with Xenogears because of Square Enix holding the rights to all the characters, my heart sank a little. But here I was already absorbing tons of info about this universe, which by the way was an enormous amount, and I wasn't going to just abandon it without seeing the end of the series. So I hunted down some new copies of 1 and 2, and ordered 3 from someone off of ebay. I quickly pounded out 1 and 2(of which my rants about these 2 games will have to hold off for now) so I could get to 3. 
 
 
 
 
US box art
But alas not everything goes 100% perfect for me. My ps2 is pretty old and the laser is starting to "weaken" I guess? It has trouble playing games that are not in mint condition. So sometimes what I have to do is burn a new copy of it, and do a quick swap mid-load once the game has booted so that I can play the game without any freezing. Not owning Swap Magic, I have to do it this way. I had been thoroughly enjoying this game to a great degree, I was putting in some long sessions for RPG standards of which I have to take frequent breaks to not lose my sanity. Trying to stay on topic here, I'll hold off on my "review"-like thoughts about the game until another time.
 
I get to disc 2 tonight finally and go to put in the official disc 2, but alas it's a bit too scratched to play correctly on my system. So I get ready to burn up the disc 2 ISO and look up and realize I only have 1 DVD-R remaining. Not thinking too much about it, I put it in joking thinking to myself: "I hope this doesn't fuck up..", which has NEVER happened to me before with an ISO. I start up the burn, and browse the web for a little bit. I tab back and it's sitting at 77% and the Buffer bar turns gray and


It pops up a window: "Burning process failed at 18x. Save logs?" Nooooooooooooooooooooo. Of all the times for that to happen. I have no more DVD-Rs available at the moment, and may not even be able to get some this week. So here I am typing out this blog because I don't feel like playing Bad Company 2 right now, and totally awake from the energy drink.
 
 what
On a side note: Who ever decided that Giant Hershey's Kisses were a good idea? They're impossible to eat, and just a solid block of chocolate. I'm about to throw these out..
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Sigh, I was all set up to try and stay up this morning until at least afternoon so I can could try to re-align my sleep schedule this week and next. So my morning was going to consist of long hours of Xenosaga 3 and a Monster Lo-Carb energy drink. But that was all destroyed by one stupid program.
 

 My collection of Xenosaga. Top 2 are old and too scratched, bottom  are new.
I played Xenosaga 1 and 2 a long while back and was pretty fed up with what these games were. Excited that they were going to be related to Xenogears, I delve deep into that fiction hoping to be rewarded by tying into one of my favorite RPGs ever. But when it was officially declared that Xenosaga (made my Monolith, headed up by former Square Enix Xenogears creator Hirohide Sugiura) has nothing to do with Xenogears because of Square Enix holding the rights to all the characters, my heart sank a little. But here I was already absorbing tons of info about this universe, which by the way was an enormous amount, and I wasn't going to just abandon it without seeing the end of the series. So I hunted down some new copies of 1 and 2, and ordered 3 from someone off of ebay. I quickly pounded out 1 and 2(of which my rants about these 2 games will have to hold off for now) so I could get to 3. 
 
 
 
 
US box art
But alas not everything goes 100% perfect for me. My ps2 is pretty old and the laser is starting to "weaken" I guess? It has trouble playing games that are not in mint condition. So sometimes what I have to do is burn a new copy of it, and do a quick swap mid-load once the game has booted so that I can play the game without any freezing. Not owning Swap Magic, I have to do it this way. I had been thoroughly enjoying this game to a great degree, I was putting in some long sessions for RPG standards of which I have to take frequent breaks to not lose my sanity. Trying to stay on topic here, I'll hold off on my "review"-like thoughts about the game until another time.
 
I get to disc 2 tonight finally and go to put in the official disc 2, but alas it's a bit too scratched to play correctly on my system. So I get ready to burn up the disc 2 ISO and look up and realize I only have 1 DVD-R remaining. Not thinking too much about it, I put it in joking thinking to myself: "I hope this doesn't fuck up..", which has NEVER happened to me before with an ISO. I start up the burn, and browse the web for a little bit. I tab back and it's sitting at 77% and the Buffer bar turns gray and


It pops up a window: "Burning process failed at 18x. Save logs?" Nooooooooooooooooooooo. Of all the times for that to happen. I have no more DVD-Rs available at the moment, and may not even be able to get some this week. So here I am typing out this blog because I don't feel like playing Bad Company 2 right now, and totally awake from the energy drink.
 
 what
On a side note: Who ever decided that Giant Hershey's Kisses were a good idea? They're impossible to eat, and just a solid block of chocolate. I'm about to throw these out..