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I was sitting in my living room watching football this morning when I got a call from my best friend.
A month after I first started here on GIO, I wrote a post about my inability to multi-task my gaming. I am a compulsive completionist in the sense that I can't play multiple games at the same time. If I buy two games at the same time, I most likely will have to finish one of them before I can start playing the other one. I will put the second game in to make sure the disc works, but I won't start the game. Too many times I've played just a little bit of the game to make sure it works, and this part includes the controls tutorial. Then, when I do get back to the game, I forget how everything works and I'm blundering around getting killed because the "X" button releases a grenade at my feet instead of jumping like it did in the first game.
We all know the basic story of the Assassin's Creed series: the seemingly never-ending conflict between the Assassins and the Templars for control of the world through some kind of metaphysical means, a motive I'm sure is as wholesome as Apple pie. Ezio Auditore is a man driven by what the Templars did to his family, and then by what he now knows they are doing to the world. He has spent his entire life fighting against their evil.
I think we all feel it sometimes: your friends are talking about something that they really enjoy, and you have no idea what it is. Or you know what it is, but you haven't experienced it or followed it, and so you can't join the conversation.
With all of the controversy regarding violence in video games, and whether or not the California law regarding the sale of violent video games to minors should be outlawed, another serious video game problem is flying under the radar.
We all know that this Fall has some awesome games coming out, if they haven't already. Everybody's anticipating the likes of Skyrim, already enjoying the hell out of Arkham City, or Battlefield 3, or Gears of War 3.
I wasn't going to be taking part in BlackHeartedWolf's Writer's Guild Weekly Challenge, mainly due to time constraints. However, he put a little poison pill in the very first challenge, one that's guaranteed to attract almost any writer: a chance to write about themselves. How devilish! How evil! How...effective.
One of the most common complaints I've heard about the PS3 is the seemingly constant need for system updates These updates are big and can sometimes take a bit of time to download and install.
I really hate this question.
This isn't a game-related post, but it alludes to a partial explanation of why I haven't been blogging here in the last couple of weeks (though there are other things going on as well). Also, I know some of the bloggers here have gone through some tough times, or know people who have gone though them, so I thought it might be relevant to at least some of you. In that sense, maybe it can be considered a GIO blog, even if it's not games-related.
Everybody is aware of all the so-called "big name" games that are coming out this fall. Gamers across the country and the world are saving their pennies, making harsh decisions on which anxiously-awaited game(s) will have to wait and perhaps be bought at a later date. The war between Battlefield fans and CoD fans will continue unabated.