I think I mentioned it a while back but if I didn’t, my step dad’s daughter has moved in yesterday. It was a long time coming; something I’m not happy about honestly. For starters, when I was younger we didn’t move because my mother decided to help my step dad(her boyfriend at the time, well technically still her boyfriend but whatever, that’s not the point) open a business, she invested in him is other terms. So because of this we had to live for nearly 7 years in a cramped apartment and my brother and I definitely got the short end of the stick, our room was basically a closet. We had to share a bed a single twin bed, and this continued till eventually we out grew the bed and bought one of those couches that turns to a bed and so we shared that. After 7 tedious years we finally moved, and not even two years have passed and they want me to start sharing a room again!? To a girl who I’ve never even met and has had quite good living conditions if my mother is was telling me the truth. That obviously didn’t go out as they planned as I flat-out refused it, after all, I also help pay rent and go to school, it’s not like I’m some sort of free loader.
Speaking of free loaders, did I mention that he also has another kid; a 21 year guy who doesn’t go to work OR school. This guy literally spends all day partying and we’re constantly sending money to him and for what, for this cunt to go out and have fun? If bringing his daughter over here wasn’t bad enough now he wants to bring the free loader son?! I just hope to God that some miracle happens and I get into RIT and am actually able to get a scholarship to pay for it and live over there, because this apartment is going to become too crowded for my liking. Especially with his two OTHER kids(yes, he has 4 fucking kids. It’s extremely annoying, since 2 out of the 4 are spoiled pieces of shit. Only one of them is a good kid as far as I know. I’m not too sure about the girl who just came to live with us since I’ve never met her before) who will be coming more frequently during the weekends since their sister is now here. No bueno, my friends. No bueno at all.
While trying to remember my lines for my final acting scene I got bored and started looking at things I’d like to buy but simply don’t have the money for(something I do very often, to ignore doing my homework). With my graduation approaching in about two weeks my parent’s told me they’d get me something. I told them not to though since I’m already old enough to just work and buy whatever I want myself, but they’re insisting so who am I to argue with them, eh 😛 ? So back on topic, I googled the Surface Pro, a tablet I’ve previously mentioned that I wanted. unfortunately it’s still a really expensive piece of kit and has flaws that I simply cannot forgive for the asking price. Then I went to look up some android tablets and after a lot of research and debating I decided that I’d much prefer Galaxy Note 8.0 over the Nexus 7. The pen is what really sold me on the Note, I was worried about it thinking my palm was the pen but it apparently has excellent palm rejection so that’s great for when I want to draw or take some notes. As a super gaming nerd I spend a lot of time doing game related things, and while I don’t know much about coding that doesn’t stop me from writing down some game ideas and refining them as time goes on. While I’m not the greatest artist, the pen would also be nice to draw characters as well, to get the basic idea of what I’d like them to look like. The only negative about the Galaxy Note 8.0 I’ve found is that it’s a tad expensive for an 8 inch tablet. Luckily good ol’ Amazon has ’em for $25 cheaper than their normal price(which is $400). So I guess when I get it I’ll share my experience here, but I don’t expect getting it anytime soon, maybe mid June or early August.
As I said in a previous post, I’verecently completed Sleeping Dogs and moved on to the DLC “Nightmare in North Point,” and lets just say that add on wasn’t was what I expected. Sure, it was funny and added some extra missions, but it was really short. I completed the entire thing in like an hour and a half. But I can’t complain much, after all, I did buy the game and the dlc back during Steam’s Spring Sale pricing error so in total I believe it was like $6 something. I got 18 hours of gameplay in total so I’d say I got more than my money’s worth.
I know I said I was going to go back into Soul Sacrifice but I’ve been rage quitting a lot in that game recently. I’m up to the mission where you have to solo a Cyclops, the most I’ve done was gotten it’s health to orange before I died. It’s the god damn spider’s and their annoying web skill that keeps fucking me up; the Cyclops’s spinning move doesn’t help neither. So instead I’ve decided to just tackle another game on my Steam backlog, I decided on playing Bastion, a game I picked up during a humble bundle deal(by the way, the game plays like ass with mouse and keyboard in my opinion.) I don’t think I’ll be playing much this weekend because I have my final scene due Tuesday for my acting class and I still don’t got my lines memorized, plus there’s also some writing work I got to do as well for that class.
On another note, RIT finally got my transcript so all that’s left now is for them to review my application. I don’t think I mentioned it before but I applied for game design and programming. I spend most of my time doing game related things, so I figured I might as well make a living out of making games. Yes, I know making games and playing them are two completely different things but honestly nothing else inspires me so yea. Hopefully I get accepted, it’s a really expensive school, plus I’d have to move and live on campus since I live in NYC, but I’ll worry about that once I know if I got accepted or not, NYU already rejected my application so I’m pretty bummed out about that.
I was literally expecting nothing good from that conference. In fact the only reason I was even semi interested was because as a hardcore gamer I can’t help but get even the slightest bit interested for gaming hardware, even if I have no intention of ever buying one(Oyua for example, thats a piece of shit but when it was first announced I was quite curious about it.) So basically anything could’ve excited me, but I still ended up disappointed. Holy crap they spent SO much time talking about sports, SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH TIME! first the fantasy football crap then EA and then even more sports crap. Personally I don’t like sports, well, what I mean is that I don’t watch them or play video games about them. If I wanted to play sports, I’d go out, and you know, actually play sports. More of the Call of Duty + Microsoft exclusive timed DLC, EA also cuddling with Microsoft with some exclusive DLC and so on. Does timed DLC really make people buy said game on 360? If anything it makes me simply rather not buy the game at all since apparently to Activision my money isn’t worth enough to receive content the same day as 360 users. But I don’t care much about that since I tend to ignore games with timed dlc or simply just have an excessive amount of DLC. Microsoft also seems to be biting the hands that feed them, blocking used games, requiring internet connection, kinect required and maybe one or two things that I’m missing. Oh yea, apparently you still need to pay to play online as well. Well fellow consumers, I hope you make the right choice and not buy the Xbox One. It’s clearly designed for publishers instead of consumers, which I don’t get the point of that since its us that they’re trying to sell the One to, not the publishers.
Oh yea, hey Sony, I just thought of the best slogan for you guys: 4 is better than One. You’re welcome. 😛
So the Xbox reveal is tomorrow. Unfortunately I have school so I won’t be able to watch it live 😦 . However let me share with you what I hope is in the reveal tomorrow; I honestly want the always online rumor to be true. For those not familiar with the rumor apparently the next Xbox will require an internet connection to do anything with it. It doesn’t help that a Microsoft employee was also defending always online as well, even going as far as to mock people who live in areas with a shitty internet connection. Now allow to to explain why I want the rumor to be true.
This generation has been extremely anti consumer. with certain parts of the games blocking mulitplayer or some single player content unless you buy it new, Diablo 3 and Simcity requiring internet connection to play the game as a form of DRM, and so on. Now making a system that only works with internet connection is taking it a whole step further and is probably one of the most anti consumer thing you could do with a system. So why exactly do I want it? for the market to flat out reject it and the system to fail miserably. To teach game corporations that they can’t walk all over us and the only thing we can do is “deal with it.” I want a nice thick visible line to be drawn for these corporations so they know what they can and CAN’T do. Well anyway that’s my 2 cents. It might be poorly written since I’m extremely tired and still got a lot of work to do but I hope you get the basic gist.
I’m about two missions away from finishing the main story, boy what a ride it’s been. The game does have some weird little issues, like a few bugs here and there and the “girlfriend system” which is nothing more than little awkward missions(and one makes Wei look like a stalker). Luckily I have one of the DLC’s, the zombie one. Which I’m happy I bought since I’m not quite ready to move on from this game. Most likely what I’ll do afterwards is give Soul Sacrifice my full attention as I’ve been neglecting that game recently. Two of my friends are already max level so I’m way behind(If I remember correctly both my levels combined equal about 40).
Oh yea, I just found out there’s only two more weeks of school left, when I originally thought there was actually 3 so you could imagine how excited I am about that. 😀
My god what a complete waste of time. No wonder people say the WiiU is in trouble. They announced what, like 2 or 3 new games and we only saw 1 of them? If that’s the best Nintendo has to offer this year I feel bad for them. I have no doubt in my mind that next year it’ll be better with Zelda and Mario, people eat that up, but boy was I disappointed. First time I get to watch ND live and it just had to be the one dedicated to the Wii U. Hopefully they’re E3 Nintendo Direct is better than what they showed today. Really disappointed in them, man. Glad I didn’t buy a Wii U when I had the chance, really dodged a bullet there.
Yay it finally came! The good news is that it came with all its original packaging which is sweet, but unfortunately there is also bad news. DS3 tool doeskin detect it as a ps3 controller so i cant emulate it as a 360 controller through that. Also no game seems to natively support the controller, Sleeping Dogs for example opens up the map when you press either r2 or l2. I cant seem tp find a way to fix it either so I’m quote disappointed. I know, i know, if i wanted it for pc gaming why get the ps3 version instead of the 360 version? Well for one the ps3 version was 30 bucks cheaper and i kind of wanted a new ps3 controller so why not hit two birds with one stone? Anyway its pretty late so I’m just going to go to bed and try again tomorrow when i get home from school. Wish me luck.
EDIT: Finally after hours of fiddling around with x360ce I got it working with Sleeping Dogs! Now I can play the game with my awesome new controller during the weekend! Can’t wait.
Aww, my controller didn’t arrive this weekend so I didn’t really play my PC much. Plus my step father brought his annoying kids over without a heads up so I wasted my entire weekend entertaining his kids while he locks himself in his room watching tv. My mom was even more upset since she had to take care of his kids as well on mothers day. Now why didn’t he just leave them over at their house so they could spend time with their mom is beyond me. Well the good news is that they’re gone. Hopefully they don’t come next weekend; I truly hate it when they come, always have to cancel all my plans for them as if they’re my fucking kids.
Well not much going on this weekend. Most likely I’ll continue playing Sleeping Dog & Soul Sacrifice. I must say, Sleeping Dogs is quite a surprise. The story is really enjoyable and there’s a lot of content in the game. Unlike other games that has a bunch of collectables that do absolutely nothing Sleeping Dog actually does, either by rewarding you by increasing your max health or finding new clothing. Pretty sweet, really underrated game if you ask me. Soul Sacrifice just continues to be amazing.
I still haven’t completed the main story, I’m up to the Cerberus boss, I forget which chapter it’s on but its amazing. The story is great and pretty sad. My favorite story so far are the side stories though. The one about the man raised my a monster is both depressing and sweet. The reason I’m not that far in story mode though is because I’ve been play a lot of co-op with my friends. As soon as I get on my Vita the first thing I do is check if my buds are online. Currently I’m level 32 light and 7 dark, my friends are nearly max level though so I tend to be more of a burden on the team but it’s all good. They help me level up and I keep the heat off them, I react quite quickly so it’s not like they revive me much unless I get 1 hit ko’d. Lately I’ve also been having an itch to get back into LittleBigPlanet Vita again, been feeling like getting my creative juices flowing and making a level. I’m not sure on what exactly, but it’ll hit me once I start playing. Most likely it’ll be a challenge level since those are the easiest and my favorite to make.