By IceColdGamer 1 Comments
Hey there! I'm a 20 something male from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I'm currently going through College for Primary Care Paramedicine. Choosing a career in Paramedicine is a gruelling adventure and even getting through the school program is a rough journey.
I came up with the idea of documenting the journey of someone involved in a full-time school program that has so far cost me a girlfriend, a job, and many friends. Our group started with 64 and we've lost 24 people to the program's gruelling fitness requirements, academic scoring minimums and psychological stressors.
I'm in my 2nd year of the program and will be hitting the road soon enough to get my required 600 hours of on the job training. After that I can graduate, and take the Provincial exam to finally try and get a job as a Paramedic here in Canada.
Ever since I could walk I've been a gamer, starting with the NES and currently equipped with the latest and greatest gaming has to offer. I figure this blog could show people what it's like to try and balance a demanding career with an extreme passion for gaming. So without further banter, I present, Video Games 911.
Video Games 911 #1 - November 23rd, 2015
I recently came into a quick $1000.00 cash for helping a friend out with some problems and I knew exactly what I'd spend it on. Having money in the Paramedic program is rare as most of us have had to quit our PT or FT jobs to focus entirely on school. Off to EBGames (The local gaming store here in Ottawa) to burn some green!
I've been wanting an XBOX One for a while now, I've had an XBOX 360 since launch and I've got a Destiny Glacier White PS4 sitting pretty beside my TV. So I knew that when I got this money that the XBOX One was going to end up in my possession.
I came out of EBGames with a 1TB Elite XBOX One with a Free Copy of Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and Fallout 4. I had the new Tomb Raider in my hand but I decided that I could pick it up once I've burned some time on these new titles that I've been interested in.
Having to wait 2 days until I could actually open up the box and get everything installed was a chore in itself but exams in Emergency Medicine hindered my process. Finally, 2 days ago I tore open the box and hooked up the HDMI cables. Everything updated pretty quickly and my Live account synced up perfectly. I was good to go!
Always wanting to expand my library I quickly grabbed the 2 free "Games with Gold" XBOX One games "Pneuma: Breath of Life" and "Knight Squad". I haven't played these yet but they are installed and good to go if I get some good recommendations.
So that's the basic setup of my blog! I will be updating it when I have time to show progress in all aspects of my gaming career and will hopefully get recommendations to further improve my library and to get some new experiences. Plus, I love talking about video games and all the lore that's buried within! Maybe I will add my favourite series/lore/games in my next entry but for now...Here's some progression from the last few days!
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (XBOX One)
I haven't currently opened this one yet, looking forward to it. The retail copy that came with my One Elite came with a copy of Nuketown that I will add to my account whenever I get to it.
Max Payne 3 (XBOX 360)
I've had this one on the shelf for a while now and I figured it would be nice to knock out a mission or two here and there whenever I have a break from the books (rarely!). So far I've completed Part I all the way up to the end of the first flashback. I was hoping for a Mona Sax cameo but did not get my wish! There's still a lot more to go in this one and the story of revenge/kidnapping has a very Man on Fire feeling to it. Save the girl, kill the bad guys. I love it.
Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void (PC)
I pre-ordered my Collector's Edition months ago and was happy to tear it open when it got here. Again, because of school I've only been able to play a few of the campaign missions but I'm thoroughly enjoying it and I'm not in a rush to finish.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PC)
Been playing this one whenever I'm not playing anything else. Currently working my way up the ladders (slowly) with my Level 70 Paragon 130 Witch Doctor. I've been able to complete a Solo Greater Rift up to Level 26 but it's starting to get hard balancing my Tanking with my DPS. Working on Collecting a Helltooth Harness Ancient Set and I'm currently at 7/8 Achievements for the "Slayer" Season 4 achievement. Last one I need to knock out is to complete a Nehalem Rift at Torment 6 in less than 7 minutes. Rough. But I'm bad at this game.
Fallout 4 (XBOX One)
Fallout 4! You're here! I was going to wait until Christmas to pick this one up but I caved when I got the extra money for the XBOX One and knew that I could get it for free.
I'm really enjoying it so far, I went with a Male, and once I made my way out of Vault 111 heading directly in the opposite direction of where it told me to go. I got my hands on a 10mm Pistol and some bullets and encountered a bandit camp with 4 Raiders and an Attack Dog. They won't be bothering anyone again.
After clearing out the surrounding area I made my way to Sanctuary where I met Codsworth and received my orders to head to Concord to see if anyone is still alive. On my way I hacked into a computer in an abandoned home which led me to some drug caches and a "Hidden" safe under a bed in Sanctuary.
Immediately after my drug snooping I headed to the Red Rocket gas station where I met Dogmeat and got ambushed by a bunch of molerats. My 10mm pistol easily took care of them but I used up most of my ammo. I headed to Concord to stock up and hopefully meet some comrades.
After meeting the Minuteman and grabbing a set of Power Armour (with Minigun!) I fought off an invasion of Raiders and one really pissed off DeathClaw. I decided to escort them back to Sanctuary and start cleaning up the streets of my new stronghold. I started with Tires, Lightposts and Fallen trees, slowly building up my Cache of Supplies. I made my new friends some beds and loaded my Power Armour onto it's holding station. Back to school in the early morning so I'm gonna leave it there for now...
I will of course be tweaking my blog in the future to avoid this massive wall of text. Please give me some constructive criticism and recommendations on things to do/play! I will updated my Giant Bomb Lists in order for people who are interested to see my current library of titles.
Thanks for reading all the way here if you sat through it all! You're awesome!
Until next time! Stay Safe and Happy Gaming!!!
Achievements Unlocked This Update
- Fallout 4 - Future Retro - Play a Holotype Game (10G)
- Fallout 4 - War Never Changes - Enter The Wasteland (10G)
- Fallout 4 - When Freedom Calls - Complete "When Freedom Calls" (10G)
- Starcraft 2 LoV - Pull The Plug - Destroy 6 Tal’darim Gateways or Warp Gates in the “Forbidden Weapon” mission on Normal difficulty.
- Starcraft 2 LoV - Danger Zone - Don’t let the Tal’darim Displacement Beam destroy any of your units in the “Forbidden Weapon” mission.
- Starcraft 2 LoV - Complete the “Forbidden Weapon” mission in the Legacy of the Void campaign.
- Starcraft 2 LoV - Solar Powered: 50 - Acquire 50 Solarite for the Solar Core in the Legacy of the Void campaign.