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#1 Posted by jimb0 (128 posts) -

@TribalPlague: I do have it pre-ordered and I figure I'll try it out. But I am reluctant to get involved in another time sink!

#2 Posted by jimb0 (128 posts) -

Besides playing video games, I like to make things, like LEGO sets, videos and enemies. I recently listened to an episode of Radiolab about Loops.

http://www.radiolab.org/2011/oct/04/

I also recently went to the Texas State Fair this past weekend. Combining both these influences, I made this lil' diptych:

Now, I've been playing Rift lately, which (as you may know) is an MMO. MMO's do not necessarily mix with my obsessive personality as I tend to sink way too much time into them. When this happens I forsake my personal video projects as well as playing other games. With the fall releases already starting to trickle in, I'm at in a rough spot.

I get great satisfaction out of playing Rift. I'm currently in a guild that is progressing in some enjoyable raid content. This being my first endgame MMO, I'm trying to soak it up just for experience sake. BUT I also have an unimaginable amount of other games that I have not played or started playing or, in some cases, haven't even opened that I REALLY want to play as well. On top of this, I have about 3 personal animation and video projects that have been on the back burner for far too long.

All of this is blowing my mind right now. Finding a balance between all of these things is troublesome! I feel like I'm in my own personal series of loops. I'm stuck in a loop of playing one infinitely long game (much as I did with CoD and Counterstrike back in the day) and also in this repeating problem of trying to catch up on other games. Perhaps furthering my creative outlets should be more of a priority than playing games but virtual activities like killing zombies and saving the world are too much fun to pass up. You know how it is.

Ironically, being out of school finally solved zero time issues that I figured would disappear once I graduated. Granted, there are a million other problems that I am more than thankful I don't have currently but trying to prioritize between multiple passions is taking its toll.

Maybe I should just drop everything and move to Japan. After all, They have Takoyaki there.

#3 Posted by jimb0 (128 posts) -

So far I'm really diggin' it. It's got a classic feel with a spectacular atmosphere. I'm a sucker for upgrades and I love the way the game handles that.

I haven't had an issue with the quicksave so far; the checkpoints seem to be rather decent but I'm only on level 4. Enemy variety is also starting to ramp up a bit as well. I just want to play more!

#4 Posted by jimb0 (128 posts) -
@7Force: That's too cool! I dig me some music!
#5 Posted by jimb0 (128 posts) -

This is too cool.

#6 Posted by jimb0 (128 posts) -
@Claude: You're too kind. Thanks a bunch!
 
@AgentJ: Haha, Voodoo makes it allllll worth it.
#7 Posted by jimb0 (128 posts) -

Right on! I went to PAX and made a video.

#8 Posted by jimb0 (128 posts) -
@Marino: Right on! 27th floor of the Sheraton here. Solid location.
#9 Posted by jimb0 (128 posts) -
@DeeGee: Why thank ya! 
 
@Surkov: Thanks! Yeah, I had a ton more PAX footage I should have crammed in there. As much as I love the sensory overload of PAX though, I found myself wandering around Seattle a bunch this year and enjoying the road trip up from Portland so I decided to include more of that for this. Such wonderful cities!
#10 Posted by jimb0 (128 posts) -
@LiquidSwords: Well thanks! 
 
@Vito_Raliffe: Thanks so much! Those lil' GoPro cameras are pretty nifty, aren't they?? I probably spent a good 10 hours editing at least. I'm not really sure, I get sucked in and lose track of time!  
 
@TonicBH: You sure were! Still can't believe how perfect that worked out. 
 
@PeasantAbuse: Thanks! Haha, not this time. I never had a Maple Bacon Bar so I snagged one this go around. Soooo gooood. 
 
@Kenshin: Your mom is so proud of her gnomes, I can respect that. 
 
@Sweep: Much Appreciated!
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