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#1 Edited by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

I've been poking at Mass Effect 3 since New Year's. I enjoyed ME 1 & 2 so much, and I feel like I should just plow through and finish 3, but it's really dragging with these mid-game fetch quests.

#2 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

I took some notes while playing Skyrim. Lists of components for crafting, mostly. I like how note taking makes the process of playing a game seem more deliberate, slower-paced, and thoughtful.

#3 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

I'm kinda on a hiatus myself. At first it freaked me out, like I suddenly stopped caring about games or something, but that's just not the case. After spending the better part of two years with an almost daily intake of video game websites and podcasts (on top of actually playing games) I just need a break. I'll probably scale back a lot when I start getting into games again. I don't have to play every new shiny thing, and my life isn't going to spiral into a black hole of self-loathing and doubt if I don't play every single game I ever buy. I don't have to be on the bleeding edge of gaming news and culture for games to be a meaningful part of my life.

Sorry to ramble, but it's pretty liberating to be apathetic towards the mostly dumb requirements we place on ourselves. I say no worries, man.

#4 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

I listen to Bombin' the AM in podcast form, so I think it's a great idea to throw Vinny in with Scoops and the Wolf. He just needs a sick nickname.

Scoops and the Wolf and the Vin-Dawg.

#5 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

Around 15-20 minutes. I basically turn left out of my driveway, and then left again into the parking lot at work. Traffic is usually not terrible, but there's quite a few red lights that can really slow things down.

#6 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

I think the only thing I truly regret in my past is throwing away my Sega Genesis box about 6-7 years ago. It was in immaculate condition, having stayed in a closet since my Dad bought it in 1993.

Never again...

#7 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

Skyrim and Sim City 2000.

#8 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

I'll be picking up an Xbox One when the Witcher 3 comes out. There isn't really anything on the PS4 (so far) that I couldn't get on the Xbox One, and there are enough Microsoft exclusives that interest me to stick with that eco system for now.

My wife really likes Zelda, so I'll probably pick up a Wii U sometime soon as well.

#9 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

I'm playing through the first Witcher right now, and will move on to the second one afterwards.. I decided the Witcher 3 is going to be my system seller for the Xbox One, so I want to finish these two before it's released.

#10 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

Wow. Best of luck, Vinny! I look forward to whatever you end up doing.