Between Class Coffee Break (Entry #3)

Wow, has it only been a week since my last entry? I've been soooo busy with work and school it feels like a lot longer. I feel bad for missing a Friday but I've just been way too busy. Anyway, with saying that I'm going to assume that you guessed that I haven't had much time to play any games. I did sign up for a free trial of Netflix though. I've decided to not order any DVDs from them until I decide that I want to keep the subscription so I don't get caught with a bill when the DVD doesnt make it back to them in time and I get charged. The instant streaming is incredible though. So much to choose from and so easy to access it and I great quality! Its just awesome. I'll probably end up keeping the service and adding Bluray to my plan. This will be fun...
This week I've been listening to some music from Immediate Music. They produce a lot of orchestral and choral music. I'm listening to a CD by them that is all "epic" tracks. Basically music that you would expect to hear in a trailer for Lord of the Rings of Clash of the Titans. Big epic sound with the monk chorus voices that you cant understand. It gets me really pumped. 
Not really much other news this time besides the beginning of my hunt for a Bluray player. Before you go recommending I get a PS3, I know, and I have one already. I'm looking to buy one for my paretns though who are definitely not gamers. It needs to have Netflix support and a nice feature set. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Anyway, this is a rather short entry but I have to go. Stay Classy!


Between Class Coffee Break (Entry #2)

Hello internet! Once again i find myself wrapped in a soft cushy layer of boredom whilst I wait for my equally boring History class to begin. So here I am to type up my second blog post in this bi-weekly series. I hope some of you are actually reading this. I'm really happy about the two (2) comments I got on my last entry but I think as time goes on I can move that number up. 
P.S. Constructive criticism is always appreciated.
Anyway, in this last couple of days since I last wrote I have discovered the wonders of Civilization. I read that review on Civ V that Ryan wrote and it really intrigued me. I was always one of the people that was too scared to even try and learn a Civ game. After that review I went and watched the QuickLook and let me tell you, that was exactly what I needed. It was really weird but watching someone play the opening 45 minutes to a game of Civ showed me that it really wasn't that hard to get into. So I went out, picked up my copy, and I've put about 8 hours into the game in the past 2 days. Let me tell you, that is a lot more hours than I usually put into anything in that amount of time. It was one of those times where you think it hasen't been that long and it has to be about 11PM. It can't really be too much later. Then you glance at the clock and flip out because its 3:30 in the morning. It was a really weird feeling. Time just flew by. I kept telling myself that I had to get up in the morning and that I could just finish this last turn and I would need to shut the game down but something always held my attention. 
Also, do any of you ever get that feeling like you just don't want to do anything? Like whatever you think of to do you end up just being like "nahh.... don't feel like that." Or maybe something you thought of sounds appealing but as soon as you set in motion to begin doing whatever that thing was you decide that maybe you don't want to do that after all? I dunno, maybe I'm weird but I get that feeling sometimes. I had it the other day. But I ended up forcing myself to load up my game of Civ V because I wanted to at least finish that one match that I had started. I instantly was hooked again. Just running through turn after turn slowly advancing towards world domination. 
Anyway, thats about as much as I have to say on that topic. Now for the "What I'm Listening to Right Now" segment. I'm currently rocking some Nightwish actually. Any of you ever head of them? Pretty interesting stuff. Mix of metal and orchestral music which I really dig. Anyway check out their "The Poet and the Pendulum". Gives me goosebumps.
For my closing statement let me just say that getting System Shock 2 to run on a modern system is a bitch. I got my dad's old copy of the game from him and I have been tinkering with getting it to work. With all the Bioshock Infinite stuff going on it got me interested in SS2 and there's no time like the present to play that game for the first time. I hear I'm in for a treat. Anyway, stay classy GiantBomb.


Between Class Coffee Break

Hey everyone. This is the first in a series of Blog posts that will be made my myself while waiting in the time I have between two of my classes on Tuesday and Friday. I've been thinking for a while now about what I should do with this time and rather than study or do something constructive I have decided to devote this time to bi-weekly updates on this blog. I'll mainly be discussing what has been going on in my life. What I have been playing and things like that. So without further ado, here is entry #1.
So this week some guys in one of my classes were talking about Dawn of War II and trading stories about their online adventures. Some of the stuff sounded really cool and so I made me want to revisit that game. I own it, and steam reports that I have played the game for 4 hours. But inevitably in my life new games come out and I get distracted. So I forgot about this little gem. It's a really great strategy game that is extremely simple to get into yet still provides for that depth that you want. Now, this isn't a review so I'll just say that I really like the idea of controlling small groups of units and micro managing the hell out of them. Pretty cool concept. I'm looking forward to playing a bit more of that. 
So, what else is going on... Well I'm currently rediscovering my love for Journey and listening to "Don't Stop Believing". So that's one thing. That's an idea right there. I now declare that I shall have a "What I'm Listening To Right Now" section of each blog post I make. Kind of fun to make up stuff as I go along!
As you might have guessed by looking at the post time I didn't actually finish this entry at school in between classes. Actually had something come up today and now I'm finishing it up here on the east coast at 11:30 PM. But this is really fun. I'm already looking forward to Tuesdays entry. Don't know what is going to happen and what I'll write about but I'm sure it's going to be fun. 
Ok, last thing. I just had my birthday a few days ago on the 18th. So if anyone reads this please feel free to leave me a quick birthday wish in the comments. It would mean a lot to me and It would also be cool to see that people are actually reading my stuff. I hope someone does. even if it's just one person, that would be amazing. Anyway, stay classy GiantBomb.