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Because not a single person asked for it, I present to you:
 

The Wandering Thoughts of the Lonely Vagrant (1st Edition)

 Hola, ladies and gents. If you are reading this, you probably took that left at the fork instead of taking that right. It's no problem, it happens all the time. Oh...wait, you actually came here to see what I have to talk about. Cool, I was not expecting that. Here is where I keep some of my thoughts on what going on in the video gaming world: my own video game world as well as the video game world in its entirely. But I'm not going to keep you in suspense, I'll just get this party starting and begin with....
 

The Mind of the Vagrant

    The PS Jailbreak

  
UPDATE: While I was trying to write this up, Sony has finally made its presence known, and got the federal court to cease the distribution of the PS Jailbreak for a temporary amount of time.  Sony has until August 31st to make this temporary cease and desist a permanent one.
 
So apparently the PS3 has been hacked finally, allowing you to backup your PS3 games onto your external hard drive and play them off of that. You can only backup PS3 games, unfortunately. That means no Blu-Ray movies or DVDs can be backed up. That's pretty cool. What's not so cool is the price it's going for, which ranges in between $130 to $170, from what I've seen. But if you compare that to the price you had to pay to mod your PS and PS2 back when it was popular, it seems to be in the right ballpark.  I know most people have already heard about this by now, but I am just curious to see what else comes out of this. I also want to know if it is really worth the effort to back up your games on a hard drive for what might considered "quicker" speeds. I only saw a few games being tried so far, like GTAIV, which seemed to run a tad bit faster on the hard drive so I'm curious about other games. One game that comes to mind is Metal Gear Solid 4. How would that work? Would you still have to install after every act to your PS3 hard drive or will it run completely on your external. That was just one thing that came to mind, but consider me intrigued about all of this. 
  

Sonic and Knuckles 3D and Sonic 4


This video is a couple of days old so I know most have seen it already. But I'll post it anyway, for those who haven't seen it yet. It is pretty darn cool and most of the Interwebs seems to agree.
   
Watching that video made me think about Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and how that game is coming along. It's been pretty quiet for the most part about tha 
  t game. I've been hearing mixed buzz about it, which is probably the reason why the game is now delayed. Personally, I was excited to hear that they were, at least, taking it back to its roots. No more Werehogs is always a plus. But I am hoping that the game at least garners people's hope about the fate of that blue, spiky-haired hedgehog. It makes me hope that the amount of  work that was shown in this very brief video is shown in the new game.  That's all we can do these days: hope. The video also made me think of other thoughts of maybe the original Sonic games given the 2.5D treatment similar to the look of what was being played above. I don't know if the world could take ANOTHER compilation of Sonic games, but the idea is out there.
 

Portal 2 (Or "Do I Really Need to Say Anything About This?")

 
Seriously, do I really have to talk about this game at all? It's Portal 2, sequel to (and I'm hope I'm not blowing it too much of proportion) one of the better games to come out in quite some time. I can't see how this game can do anything wrong. Clever puzzles and a very intelligent sense of humor is all you need from a game like this and I couldn't want this game anymore than I want it right now. That's it. I don't even know what else to write about it. There's some new videos roaming about the Webs, basically showing off some of the new elements that you'll be dealing with in helping you solve these fancy new mind riddles. (Mind riddles?)  Most of this has been seen already since E3, but that doesn't stop them from making you want the game more.
 
 
  
 
 
       

I don't care if the cake's a lie. Just give it to me, already!
 
That's basically what has been on my mind. It's not much...but I am figuring this all out as I go. But now it's onto:
 

The Playing Quest of the Vagrant

  
What I'm Playing Now:   Final Fantasy XIII, Dragon Age: Origins (kinda), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (kinda), Persona 3: FES (again, kinda), Just Cause 2 (barely) and Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (God, help me...)
 
Okay, so yeah...this is a bigger list then before. If anyone notices, I got rid of Uncharted 2 because I did manage to finish that on Crushing. To be honest, I thought I was going to lose my head over it like the first one, but it wasn't that bad. Of course, I died a lot but I seemed to push through without much frustration. Lazarovich was the only exception, but I sort of expected that. But there was a good feeling when I did manage to beat him after about the 10th time fighting him. So I accomplished that and then I moved onto FFXIII. The story behind that is a long one, but to keep it short, let's just say, I had it when it came out and had to stop playing it for a while. But now that it's back in my possession, I went through it again. I made it up to Chapter 10, after being stuck on Chapter 8 for a while, and that's where I left it last. It's right at the very beginning of that Chapter. 
 
My thoughts on that game: Despite it being somewhat linear in the very beginning and middle, I find it to be a enjoyable game. The combat system alone is worth a look at the game, if you haven't played it. It seems simple, at first, but it does get a bit more complex and very strategic in later fights. The story's good, but it might be just a little hard to follow at first, especially if you've been away from the game for a while and forgot certain things. The datalogs and the recap given before your game loads up does help you a effing ton. So thank you for those. But I'll be trying to push through that game some more. The other games I mentioned are the games that I need to work on, or decided in my head that I would try and work on, at a time. The one I know I'll be done with is Scott Pilgrim. I should be playing that now. Persona 3: FES...I should write up a separate blog for that or something. It's just terrible I haven't finished that game. Just Cause 2, I'm really just playing to mess around and sky dive. I barely touched the story mode yet...but maybe I'll get to it. Eventually. Probably.  And Eternal Darkness...hah, yeah. I just always wanted to play that game and I think I was close to finishing it...but I wanted to play through it again to remember what the hell was going on, so that's what I'm doing now. Smart. It's old, I know...but it is a good game and was a good game at the time. Which reminds me...I still have Resident Evil Zero...that I never beat. *facepalm* Ugh...now I'm beginning to realize why I wanted to this stupid blog.
 

End of the Journey (For Now...)

 

 That's it for me. As usual, if you're reading this, thanks for reading my jumbled mess. And I'll leave you with this quote that I heard very recently. Take care and all of that jazz.
 

"When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."



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Because not a single person asked for it, I present to you:
 

The Wandering Thoughts of the Lonely Vagrant (1st Edition)

 Hola, ladies and gents. If you are reading this, you probably took that left at the fork instead of taking that right. It's no problem, it happens all the time. Oh...wait, you actually came here to see what I have to talk about. Cool, I was not expecting that. Here is where I keep some of my thoughts on what going on in the video gaming world: my own video game world as well as the video game world in its entirely. But I'm not going to keep you in suspense, I'll just get this party starting and begin with....
 

The Mind of the Vagrant

    The PS Jailbreak

  
UPDATE: While I was trying to write this up, Sony has finally made its presence known, and got the federal court to cease the distribution of the PS Jailbreak for a temporary amount of time.  Sony has until August 31st to make this temporary cease and desist a permanent one.
 
So apparently the PS3 has been hacked finally, allowing you to backup your PS3 games onto your external hard drive and play them off of that. You can only backup PS3 games, unfortunately. That means no Blu-Ray movies or DVDs can be backed up. That's pretty cool. What's not so cool is the price it's going for, which ranges in between $130 to $170, from what I've seen. But if you compare that to the price you had to pay to mod your PS and PS2 back when it was popular, it seems to be in the right ballpark.  I know most people have already heard about this by now, but I am just curious to see what else comes out of this. I also want to know if it is really worth the effort to back up your games on a hard drive for what might considered "quicker" speeds. I only saw a few games being tried so far, like GTAIV, which seemed to run a tad bit faster on the hard drive so I'm curious about other games. One game that comes to mind is Metal Gear Solid 4. How would that work? Would you still have to install after every act to your PS3 hard drive or will it run completely on your external. That was just one thing that came to mind, but consider me intrigued about all of this. 
  

Sonic and Knuckles 3D and Sonic 4


This video is a couple of days old so I know most have seen it already. But I'll post it anyway, for those who haven't seen it yet. It is pretty darn cool and most of the Interwebs seems to agree.
   
Watching that video made me think about Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and how that game is coming along. It's been pretty quiet for the most part about tha 
  t game. I've been hearing mixed buzz about it, which is probably the reason why the game is now delayed. Personally, I was excited to hear that they were, at least, taking it back to its roots. No more Werehogs is always a plus. But I am hoping that the game at least garners people's hope about the fate of that blue, spiky-haired hedgehog. It makes me hope that the amount of  work that was shown in this very brief video is shown in the new game.  That's all we can do these days: hope. The video also made me think of other thoughts of maybe the original Sonic games given the 2.5D treatment similar to the look of what was being played above. I don't know if the world could take ANOTHER compilation of Sonic games, but the idea is out there.
 

Portal 2 (Or "Do I Really Need to Say Anything About This?")

 
Seriously, do I really have to talk about this game at all? It's Portal 2, sequel to (and I'm hope I'm not blowing it too much of proportion) one of the better games to come out in quite some time. I can't see how this game can do anything wrong. Clever puzzles and a very intelligent sense of humor is all you need from a game like this and I couldn't want this game anymore than I want it right now. That's it. I don't even know what else to write about it. There's some new videos roaming about the Webs, basically showing off some of the new elements that you'll be dealing with in helping you solve these fancy new mind riddles. (Mind riddles?)  Most of this has been seen already since E3, but that doesn't stop them from making you want the game more.
 
 
  
 
 
       

I don't care if the cake's a lie. Just give it to me, already!
 
That's basically what has been on my mind. It's not much...but I am figuring this all out as I go. But now it's onto:
 

The Playing Quest of the Vagrant

  
What I'm Playing Now:   Final Fantasy XIII, Dragon Age: Origins (kinda), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (kinda), Persona 3: FES (again, kinda), Just Cause 2 (barely) and Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (God, help me...)
 
Okay, so yeah...this is a bigger list then before. If anyone notices, I got rid of Uncharted 2 because I did manage to finish that on Crushing. To be honest, I thought I was going to lose my head over it like the first one, but it wasn't that bad. Of course, I died a lot but I seemed to push through without much frustration. Lazarovich was the only exception, but I sort of expected that. But there was a good feeling when I did manage to beat him after about the 10th time fighting him. So I accomplished that and then I moved onto FFXIII. The story behind that is a long one, but to keep it short, let's just say, I had it when it came out and had to stop playing it for a while. But now that it's back in my possession, I went through it again. I made it up to Chapter 10, after being stuck on Chapter 8 for a while, and that's where I left it last. It's right at the very beginning of that Chapter. 
 
My thoughts on that game: Despite it being somewhat linear in the very beginning and middle, I find it to be a enjoyable game. The combat system alone is worth a look at the game, if you haven't played it. It seems simple, at first, but it does get a bit more complex and very strategic in later fights. The story's good, but it might be just a little hard to follow at first, especially if you've been away from the game for a while and forgot certain things. The datalogs and the recap given before your game loads up does help you a effing ton. So thank you for those. But I'll be trying to push through that game some more. The other games I mentioned are the games that I need to work on, or decided in my head that I would try and work on, at a time. The one I know I'll be done with is Scott Pilgrim. I should be playing that now. Persona 3: FES...I should write up a separate blog for that or something. It's just terrible I haven't finished that game. Just Cause 2, I'm really just playing to mess around and sky dive. I barely touched the story mode yet...but maybe I'll get to it. Eventually. Probably.  And Eternal Darkness...hah, yeah. I just always wanted to play that game and I think I was close to finishing it...but I wanted to play through it again to remember what the hell was going on, so that's what I'm doing now. Smart. It's old, I know...but it is a good game and was a good game at the time. Which reminds me...I still have Resident Evil Zero...that I never beat. *facepalm* Ugh...now I'm beginning to realize why I wanted to this stupid blog.
 

End of the Journey (For Now...)

 

 That's it for me. As usual, if you're reading this, thanks for reading my jumbled mess. And I'll leave you with this quote that I heard very recently. Take care and all of that jazz.
 

"When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."