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Like I always do when a holiday rolls around, I took a look
at last year's blog to see what I posted and how things have changed. Sometimes
I'll blow the dust off of the old one and repost it as a REPLAY; and sometimes
I'll just start fresh and post something new. I think this time around I'm kind
of doing a little bit of both. I'm recycling the title and much of what I
talked about previously, but I'm rewriting most of the content so it's
original. I always feel a little guilty reposting and updating old blogs. If
you're interested in reading that blog you can check it out here.
Today is Labor Day and I pretty much managed to do nothing
all day. Mission accomplished. Isn't that kind of the point of Labor Day?
Labor Day is a United
States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 5
in 2011) that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.
This time last year
I was playing Uncharted and this year...hmm, let's see...I'm about half way through
Bioshock. It's the first time I've ever played it. I know, I know...I'm a little
late learning what everybody else has already been saying, but it is a
remarkable game. Besides that, I am continuing the never ending excavation
projects I have in Minecraft and logged another 4 hours of consecutive game
play on Saturday. Oh yeah, then of course there is Team Fortress 2 and the
recently released Mann vs. Machine update that just released. How does Valve
continue to come up with such addictive and heart pounding game play, I'll
never know...but they certainly do. I'm trying to knock out some older games
before some of these big Fall releases that are scheduled to release.
Despite many of the
former blogging regulars being absent, I think the blogging community is the
best it's ever been. With a steady stream of blogs of notable substance being provided
by a large able-bodied group of bloggers, the community continues to grow and
prosper. I know I have a few blogs in the works and look forward to what my
fellow bloggers are no doubt going to bring. We're getting some front page
coverage with Jeff M's latest blog, Why
You Should Blog At Game Informer and I also expect we'll see some new
featured bloggers soon. Stay tuned, more to follow.
I'm going to tell on
myself a bit, but I am in the middle of watching "The Lucky One" - a movie
based off of a Nicholas Sparks novel, or to summarize...it's a chick flick. Yeah
I know...go on, say it! It's true, I'm a big softie for these kind of movies. In
my defense, the lead male character is a former Marine. Don't knock it unless
you've seen it.
Well, besides Star Wars
Vs. Star Trek (yes, that's really a book)...I've been reading Uncharted: The
Fourth Labyrinth by Christopher Golden. It's a great book and you can expect a
blog about it once I finish it. I have another blog about a video game inspired
novel already in the works that you should see soon. It's probably the best video
game novel I've ever read.
In Other News
I recently had a
birthday and wasn't really feeling that much older until today. Maybe it took a
few days before it hit me. First, fellow community member Theora Craft and I
exchanged a few comments about our first systems and she was kind enough to
point out when her family had an Apollo 660 computer from the 80s, she was
And then...I see this almost inappropriate but ever so comical
banner at Game Informer...just what exactly are you trying to say Game Informer??
Please tell me this is residual effects from the spambots that have been
plaguing the website. Anybody else getting this ad...Hist or Kyle maybe (trying
to think of fellow old gamers)?
As the weekend winds
down, some of you who are students, know students or have children that are
students who will be headed back to school or college tomorrow. It's not
uncommon to see a decline in activity around this time. If this is you, I would
like to wish you well, and offer a word of encouragement:
"Setting an example is not the main means of
influencing another, it is the only means." -Albert Einstein
Okay, well back to
work and back to blogging tomorrow. I hope you all had a safe and lazy Labor Day
weekend and managed to play even more games than normal. Here's to good games,
fast respawns and extra lives.
i sadly worked my ace of today, apparently people really enjoy pizza on labor day.
Happy late birthday saint! I managed to do nothing today as well, and it was very satisfying.
BAHAHAHA oh boy that ad made me laugh. I still have yet to try out the mann vs machine thing. Also, woohoo for Bioshock, where in the game are you right now?
Those pop-up adds can be downright creepy. Star Wars vs. Star Trek? Never heard of it. (although I should have:) Which side does it favor?
Cheers! HaHa great blog Saint i really enjoyed it!
Hope to help uphold that high opinion of the current batch of bloggers. Got a few ideas in the pipes.
Don't feel too bad about The Lucky One. I'm actually looking forward to Silver Linings Playbook, but then I might be able to blame the urge to see a Rom Com on the testosterone poisoning that I'm sure the large amounts of Gears of War I've been playing lately has inflicted.
I'll be interested to see your video game novel blog given I've got a number of books myself. I was always surprised just how many of the video games novels I have turned out to be quite good, but being picky about the game having a good story first before picking up a book based on it helps.
The most ire the Apollo ever drew from me? My father would hide not just easter eggs around the house, but both mine and my sister's baskets as well. One year he put mine inside the tower. There was a surprising amount of space in that thing around the components. That was a WAY harder hiding spot than my sister's basket resided in, and she's the older one! XD
Labor Day... finished up Darksiders II, started a new playthrough of the original NES Legend of Zelda, played some Counter-Strike, watched the half season finale of Breaking Bad, drank a few beers, ate a giant pizza, and I got paid for it. Pretty awesome day.
Can I guess that the game-inspired book you're alluding to is the first Witcher novel? If not, you should read the first Withcer novel.
I didn't really do anything lol. Played a bit of Mercenaries 2 (still going for the trophies in that one). It's awesome to see you're getting into Bioshock. It's definitely one of my favorite games.
As a fellow Uncharted fan, I think I owe it to myself to read the novels. I look forward to your blog about them. That is one hilarious ad by the way haha! Oh, and happy belated birthday!
I already can't remember what I did on Labor Day, just like any other weekend I guess.
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I played a ridiculous amount of Darksiders 2 this weekend. It was awesome. :)
Meh, I was roped into watching The Lucky One- and must say I was surprised when it wasn't terrible. Decent, in fact. Also, yep- been seeing those ads as well...