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What Am I Up To

Well I figured I’d put down the various things I’m up to, what games I’m playing, what I’m reading, what I’m watching. Why not I figure.

What I’m Playing
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X3: Terran Conflict (PC) Awesome big space game where you fly around, fighting bad guys, making money and just generally doing what you want.  There are some specific storylines in the game from various factions that can lead to giving you some great rewards, but largely you make your own goals.  They recently released a big update for the game that added more content and have another one coming soon so it still gets great support.  There is also a pretty active mod community for it that can help fill in any of the gaps the vanilla came has.

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Street Fighter IV (PS3) This is another one that came out a while ago but I recently got back into playing it.  I almost competed in a tournament in Roseville the other day so I start practicing again and am enjoying it.  I usually main with Rose but also will give Sakura a try now and again.  This is very fun fighting game though it can be very frustrating as well, online play is basically all Ryu and Ken who everyone knows how to play decent.  Overall I dig it and even with losing a lot I still have fun.

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Disgaea 2 (PSP) So I picked this up for my PSP recently and have been enjoying it.  This originally came out for the PS2 in the past but they updated it a bit and sent it out on the PSP.  It’s a Disgaea game so it’s basically about grinding up characters and weapons to make yourself more powerful and beat everything in the game up.  Having it on the PSP in nice because I can play for a little bit and come back later, I don’t have to sit with it for a while to get any fun out of it.  It’s not the type of game for most people, but I like it.

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Brutal Legend (PS3) This is the big one I’m currently playing.  It just came out this week so I’ve only put a couple of nights into it but it is pretty epic so far.  Basically you are Eddie, this super band roadie who gets killed and gets transported to a world designed completely around heavy metal.  He has a giant ax that he can use to attack and a rad guitar that shoots lighting and fire when Eddie thrashes.  Jack Black voices Eddie and does a great job.  There are plenty of other famous rockers in the game as well, such as Ozzy Osbourne as the Guardian of Metal and Lemmy as a bass-playing healer named Killmaster.  The humor of the game is pretty good as it is pretty aware how ridiculous it is, but so far it hasn’t gone too much into “wink wink nudge nudge” territory.  The soundtrack is great too with both the original score working well and the licensed heavy metal tracks fighting in nicely.  I am very happy with the game so far.

I think that’s all I’m going to put down so far, I’ll go into what I’m watching and what I’m reading at a later time.  Blog posting takes a long time.

Street Fighter

So I bought Street Fighter IV last week and I’m having a lot of fun with it. One thing that became apparent real quickly is that the difficulty on it is a little higher then I expected, I can only get through about 4 or 5 guys on normal difficulty. After doing that for a while I went the easier route to unlock characters, Easiest setting with 1 round matches. Even then the last boss will still beat you, Seth sucks and is cheap as all get out. I have everyone except Gouken and Seth unlocked, I might go through to get Gouken unlocked one of these days, but I’m not as concerned about Seth.

I’ve started playing online as well. My main for that is Sakura.

Me playing as the cute young Asian girl, imagine that. I’ve been getting my ass kicked online as everyone plays as Ken or Ryu and not much else. I did finally get my first win this morning against a guy playing Abel, so that was nice. I might branch out to other characters to play online, there isn’t enough variety right now.

I also ordered a fightpad for the game last night, it was a little expensive but I think it will be superior to the PS3 controller.

Now I must jump into the shower before I head up to Blaine, it’s D&D day.