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Maybe some sort of deal should be struck between developers/publishers and individuals streaming horror games. To offset the sales that don't occur. A trade of maybe free games for a certain percentage of revenue? Or, perhaps some advertising for the stream?

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I'm pretty sure the fact that I began a draft yesterday of last week's rundown but saved and never returned to finish writing it means I'm done with it, at least for now. There's just not the amount of interest to justify it,and I've lost the interest to write it for just myself. Maybe someday I'll feel like doing it again, but, as it is right now... meh.

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Games this week:

  • Xbox 360 - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Limbo, Super Meat Boy
  • Playstation 2 - Final Fantasy X-2
  • Game Boy Color - Pokémon: Silver Version

Short and simple. I don't feel up to typing this today, and since I basically do this for my own enjoyment as only Mr. Grape reads these, I think... yeah, short.

Assassin's Creed... same as last time. I'm stuck in a part where I can't figure out what it wants me to do, and it's being very specific in its mission parameters. And it's a story mission, so, yay, I can't just ignore it! Must complete to continue the game!

Final Fantasy X-2... played it for five minutes then turned it off, didn't even save.

Limbo and Super Meat Boy I played shortly to show them to a friend's new boyfriend.

Pokémon... it's Pokémon. I'll give you a better update next Monday, maybe, but, come on...

And that's it! I think the problem is I'm in the middle of games I don't really care about at all, Final Fantasy X-2 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and it's killing my will. But I have a difficult time not playing a game to completion, even if I'm not enjoying it.

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So, Monday morning keeps being busy right from the get-go. Anyway!

Games this week:

  • Xbox 360 - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • Game Boy Color - Pokémon: Silver Version

It was kind of a slow week for video games. I basically just played Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, as far as current console games go. I'm enjoying it a lot, much like Assassin's Creed II, but there are issues. Much like Assassin's Creed II. Mainly, sometimes Ezio just doesn't do what the hell you want him to do. I assume some of it is just forgetting how to handle him, but until I get the hang of it again, he's running up walls I didn't want him to run up, he's jumping in the wrong direction, and not countering when I tell him to counter. As far as the countering is concerned, I think that's because I'm holding the right trigger before combat is actually triggered. I need to let go and resqueeze, but, that doesn't make it less irritating. But it's still fun and well-written. I just assembled my courtesan, thief, and mercenary crew. Wicked.

And I switched over to Pokémon: Silver Version. Go tired of leveling in Blue. Anyway, I chose Chikorita to start with, and named him Dee. Grass starter for life! I've beaten Falkner, Togepi hatched, and I'm currently making my way through Union Cave! My team, currently, consists of Dee (Chikorita), Omar (Hoothoot, though, I didn't realize it was a female Hoothoot when I named her. =X I'm going to rename her Olette first chance I get), Ladyboy (Ledyba), Glen (Wooper), and Rocky (Onix, not my name, traded a Bellsprout for him). And the sixth slot is held by Pi (Togepi) right now, but that'll change once I have a six Pokémon I want to roll with.

And that was it, really. See y'all next week!

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Games this week:

  • Xbox 360 - Borderlands, Portal
  • Playstation 2 - Persona 3 FES

I almost forgot again! Still Monday. My weekends are very busy lately, and probably always will be, so I forget by the time Monday rolls around. I'm bad about it.

Anyway! Borderlands continues to be amazing, nothing much to be said there. I'm level 28 and I just killed Reaver. On my way to have a little chat with Krom. w3rd!

Played some Portal with the little lady, because I feel it's important to show that game off whenever I get the chance. Being short, we're almost done with it, though. I'll have to go buy a copy of Portal 2 so she can see that game with me, aussi.

In a similar vein, started a New Game Plus of Persona 3 with my ladyfriend so I can show that off and gauge her interest in such games. We named the character Wally Fushigi, 'cause why not, and we'll see what kind of person he develops into. So far, it seems like a nice guy because Rebekah doesn't want to choose the mean dialogue options.

And that's it. More gaming this week, I'm sure! Borderlands is too great not to keep playing.

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Game this week:

  • Xbox 360 - Borderlands

It's still Monday. Shut up.

So, all I've played this past week is Borderlands. This game is great, y'all. I am level 24 and whoopin' ass. I played a little multiplayer with Tebo on Thursday, that was exciting. Local co-op is weird, though, the way the screen is split vertically instead of horizontally is a very odd choice. But still fun, although he had some 20+ levels on me, so, he could one-shot pretty much everything. Still wicked fun. Plus watching them explode whenever he shot something was damned funny. Nothing much more to say on it, though. It's a really, really good game. There's level progression, loot lust, a big world, satisfying kills, entertaining writing, and a really pretty art style. It's just good.

And that's it. See y'all next week.

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Games this week:

  • Xbox 360 - Borderlands
  • Wii - Kirby's Epic Yarn

Almost forgot about it today. How awful!

So, Borderlands, ja? Holy crow, yo, that's a good game. I finally just sat and put the hours into it, leveled up to 15 or 16, and geez. It's that kind o' game where I keep saying to myself, "One more level. One more mission. Just one more, then I'll totally go to bed." I'm a sucker for a leveling system, though. You let me rack up experience points and give me a meter I can watch fill and I'll probably love it. The actual mechanics feel a little bit loose, but, serviceable. Certainly hasn't stopped me from playing it. I do wish that the lower level enemies would just go away or give way to ones that offer more experience. Once they start only giving me 1 XP per kill they're just a nuisance.

And Kirby's Epic Yarn may be the cutest thing in the whole gods damned world. It's just so pretty and adorable, you guys. Unfortunately, it definitely seems to be designed for kids. It's really easy so far and you literally can not die. But it's cute, so it's worth it. Oh, my gods, the dinosaurs!

And then that's it for this past week. More to come!

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Games this week:

  • Xbox 360 - Borderlands, Shadows of the Damned

Yeah, I got struck with a social life this week. Started a new relationship with a new, wonderful young lady. Went to some shows of a local band, Brian Wolf Band, that were pretty great. Saw some friends I haven't seen in a while. So, I barely played anything. But... here we go.

I started Borderlands. Quite late to the party, but, what're you gonna do? I tried to jump right in the co-op, but, that was a little much. Plus there's a whole opening video that seems to only play in single player. So, I started the single player and played about half an hour.

Also played a little Shadows of the Damned to show it to the new ladyfriend, because I'm cool like that. That game is so crazy and funny, I'm thinking about just playing it again anyway. Anyway, played that for about half an hour, aussi.

And that's it! Perhaps more gaming this coming week? Hard to say, what with them holidays coming up. We'll see, take care 'til next week!

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Games this week:

  • PS3 - Portal 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, DJ Hero 2
  • PSP - Persona 2: Innocent Sin

It's been all Playstation this past week. I'm super excited for tomorrow because when I get home from work there should be a box containing BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY. And I can't wait.

But looking back, I decided to replay Batman: Arkham Asylum on Hard mode and clear up some Trophies/Achievements I didn't get when I first played it. And it's as great as it once was. Obviously more difficult on Hard mode, but, not terribly difficult.

I played a little bit of Portal 2's co-op campaign earlier in the week. Hopefully I'll get to touch on that. It hasn't become too difficult yet, but I keep hearing that all of the brain-bending puzzles are contained in the co-op. So, I'm looking forward to that. It's funny, though, and super cute. You can make the robots play Rochambeau. Too cute!

I went shopping at Big Lots on Saturday and I came upon a copy of DJ Hero 2 for $20. So, obviously, I picked that up. I've been curious about it, but, haven't seen it for a price to make me try out another plastic instrument. But I got it home and it's freaking great. It's so much fun! And even songs I don't like are okay in this remixed format. Great fun. I don't know how much multiplayer I'll get out of it, since I don't think any of my friends care, but, I'm still enjoying myself.

And finally, I played a little bit of Persona 2: Innocent Sin. Not much. 'Bout an hour. I'm not sure how I like it, yet. Conflicted. We'll come back to that another week.

And then that's all! Sort of light week, I've been sick. Next week will definitely be all about Batman: Arkham Asylum!

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Games this week:

  • Playstation 3 - Portal 2
  • Playstation 2 - Beyond Good & Evil
  • Xbox 360 - Lost Odyssey, Halo: Reach
  • PSP - Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Happy Monday, everyone. Holy crap, I made up for the light gaming last week.

To start with, I finally played the cult classic Beyond Good & Evil. And there's a reason it's so beloved: it's a pretty effin' good game. It's obviously not without fault, like some incredibly punishing stealth sections and flip-flopping the camera controls when you switch to first-person mode. But there's nothing game-breaking and there are is some great writing. The characters are well-written, the story's interesting, there are laughs, and there are somber moments. There are NPC characters with dialogue that implies a history with the main character, Jade, and the world just feels legitimate. But I played it this weekend, so, that's out of the way. I don't know how I feel about a sequel, assuming it ever actually escapes Development Hell and gets a release. I almost feel like you could cut the stinger after the credits and just have the game stand on its own.

Another game I started and finished this weekend was Halo: Reach. Another game I kept hearing great things about. And, frankly, I do think it's the best Halo game. The Noble team is comprised of some great, albeit a little cliche, characters. The gameplay is tight, as all Halo games are. I do think some of the things added are superfluous, like the armor abilities, but it doesn't harm anything. It's just extra. The story does get a little ridiculous with the constant noble deaths of the Noble team, though. It loses its sting when they happen one after the other. The final one is definitely something, though. Definitely something. Also, maybe I'm remembering the Halo universe incorrectly so feel free to correct me, but, did they pull the whole "Cortana is Forerunner AI technology" thing out of their ass? The whole tying Cortana into the Halo: Reach story doesn't quite make sense. Assuming I'm remembering the previous games correctly.

Another game I finished last week, Portal 2. I really like Portal 2. The puzzles seemed a lot easier than the first one, though. More about the characters in the second. I've heard that all the brain-bendy puzzles are in the co-op stuff, but, I haven't found a partner to play them with yet. But as for the solo campaign, Wheatley is amazing. Cave Johnson is also very funny. The writing is just hilarious. Also, SPOILER: my favorite character, aside from Wheatley, is definitely the space sphere from the end. Love it! END SPOILER Also, I completely love the lack of a cake reference. I'm extremely pleased that they didn't feed those particular twits.

Lost Odyssey is proving to be pretty entertaining. The story with Kaim is great and the whole struggle with being an immortal. The dreams are definitely the best part. I already missed some, it looks like, which is going to be frustrating I bet. We'll see. I'm stuck right now, though, I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do to move forward.

And finally, Persona 2: Innocent Sin. Haven't played it much this past week. I'm honestly starting to think I am just over the handhelds. I'm also tired of the conversation system that's present in the first and second Persona games. There are so many variables involved that I basically need a FAQ because I can't memorize it all.

And that's all for last week. See y'all next Monday! Also, worth noting, this took me three hours. I am so very sick and easily distracted. Sadface.

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