It's very late.
I've just finished playing Halo, and managed to have a massive laugh for the first time in ages on that game.
Yet, I can't sleep, despite the fact I've got to be up in a few hours for work.
Maybe it's the thought of the bi-sexual girl (see previous blog).
Maybe it's the sudden realization that tomorrow, technically today I guess, I will be selling copies of Gears of War 2 and the new WWE game while i yearn to play them myself. I may only be working a 4-hour shift, but i get the feeling it's gonna be a long one.
Either way, something's keeping me awake.
On the note of new games...since I bought my 360 I've noticed a huge increase of the frequency of new games being released that I really want. When i had my PS3, I would focus on a few different release dates throughout the year, but since I''ve converted to the seXbox, I'm constantly checking "coming soon" lists on various websites and I'm always finding a new game that takes my fancy.
Tomorrow/Today, it's both Gears 2 and the new Smackdown vs. Raw games. I never played the original Gears, so maybe I'm being drawn in by the hype. After all, I read recently, "forget Halo, Gears is now THE exclusive game for 360." Them be very strong words. I'm assured by friends though...i need this new game.
I've always been a WWE fan, and in fact I'm going with friends to see Smackdown in Manchester in less than a week, so I know I'll probably like the new game whatever happens, even if I'm not buying into the new focus on tag-teams that they're constantly going on about.
Then there's the new Football Manager game being released soon...and new C.O.D...and Guitar Hero: World Tour...I really could go on for a while here.
However, before I do, I'll go back to what I know you've been thinking about since I mentioned it...the bi-sexual girl.
People who read my previous blog know that her first words to me at my new workplace were, "Hi, I'm Roxy, I'm bi by the way!"
Slight twitching in pants occured at that point.
Someone requested more about her...so I shall be kind.
She's blonde...she's a DJ...she's hot.
Anything more you want to know?
Maybe it's better to leave things to people's imagination a little more...
I think that'll about do it for tonight, this blog has been longer than i meant again, and I probably haven't really said much.
In summary: 360 has more exciting games than the PS3. Feel free to discuss.
firstly, sorry in advance...long blog is long
also, lack of pictures is due to laziness
Game is full of games
i started my new job this week, at Game.
now, i applied for it for the usual reasons...desperation, lack of money, and a couple of fit girls working in there
so, i had my induction, which involved the usual horrible dvds of health and safety, and about not serving 12 year olds Saints Row 2, just in case it influences them to go out killing random people for respect
on that note...ever since i've been playing guitar hero, i'm convinced i can play the entire solo of Free Bird, but then when i pick up my actual guitar, i end up playing something with 3 chords. maybe there's more to this games influencing kids argument than i originally thought...
on Tuesday, i started my first proper shift. i say proper shift...they wouldn't trust us with the tills just yet. so after yet more health and safety advice, i got stuck in. Well, as much as i could while mindlessly staring at the girl who works there who's first words to me were, "Hi, i'm bi-sexual by the way."
my job for the 4 hours, was the work the shop floor. Now, Game has a policy which states, "every customer should be approached within 2 minutes of their arrival to the store." Personally, if i was the customer, i'd have told me exactly where to go when i came up and said "hello there, can i help you with anything?" to be fair to some of them, they did. however, there were a few that gave me a little bit of credit, and asked me for a specific game, or asked about the various Wii bundles.
However, my best moment of the day? I would estimate one customer, an elderly man, to be about 75 years old. Despite this, he managed to come out with a line that never gets old, and one that i have uttered many a time...
"Excuse me, i'm sorry to say this...but i need a Wii!"
and now, usually i'd mention my Halo 3 online matchmaking/co-op campaign moment of the week. However, i haven't been online that much really, so i might have to skip it.
ahhh go on then, but instead it's replaced by something similar!
so, here's my:
Project Gotham Racing 4 online ranked race and/or offline idiotic A.I moment of the week!
just the one entry this week
and the winner is,
1) i was lagging behind in a 3 person race, the leader was milessss ahead. However, as i turned the last corner and overtook the person in 2nd, i saw that the leader had tried to spin round and finish in reverse in a virtual "f*ck you n00bs!"
in response, i passed him on the line and won by about 0.5 of a second.
and that's it from my second blog...a day late, but once again anyone who has taken the time to read all the way to the bottom...thank you. and here's your e-cookie*...
the name's Rob, though I go by Casey Jones in my various online disguises.
I'm not too sure what I'm doing here, but i thought I'd join after seeing a good friend of mine bare his gaming soul week-in week-out, and thought I'd have a go too. Only problem being, he's good at making people laugh, and good at things like photoshop to keep you entertained...i tend not to be. But in the immortal words of Keenan & Kel, aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh here it goess!
so...my first blog, what to write about?
Well, I thought I'd do a little Q&A first, so anyone reading this can get to know me:
Where: Maidstone, Kent, UK
What: Uni graduate, with no job.
Why: I'm not sure
Music: Stereophonics, Motion City Soundtrack, The Starting Line
TV: Scrubs, American Dad, Family Guy, Futurama, Mock The Week, Top Gear
Consoles: Xbox 360, Wii, PC, NES
Former: PS3, PS2, PS1, DS, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy, MegaDrive.
Games: Halo 3, GTA IV, Fifa 09, PES 2009, PGR4
so yeah, that tells you a little about me, and now onto my gaming week!
It's that time of year again...
yes yes! it's that fateful time of year....Pro Evo vs. Fifa: This time it's fully next-gen compatible!
Now, a little history lesson for those who don't know...Fifa used to be the king of football games, then a young pretender called Pro Evolution Soccer turned up, and took over at the top, mainly thanks to it actually playing like a football game. However, gloves are off this year with the new 2009 releases....which just happen to be released in 2008.
Now, I currently own both, thanks to my forgetfulness to cancel my pre-order for PES, despite having no funds in my bank accounts...i blame the credit crunch...
However, I'm glad i do, because I've very quickly reached this surprising, yet true conclusion: Fifa is back.
It not only looks better, and has all the licences, but for the first time since Diana was alive, it's actually a good football game again! New modes are brilliant, and just scream longevity, while PES' seem tired and lacking in ideas. Take the two new, not similar in the slightest at all, "Be a Pro" mode on Fifa, and "Become a Legend" mode on Pro:
Pro's seems last-minute rushed, while Fifa's take on the career mode makes you think like a footballer...wanting to be the best player in the world, but actually happy when the team scrape a win, even if you had nothing to do with it.
The other modes are the same story, Fifa's get you involved, and make you want to come back for more, while Konami's PES series just hasn't seemed to have changed since the early days.
It makes me wonder if Konami and EA Sports have actually had a bet to see if we'd notice if they made each others games this year...but whatever happened behind closed doors, EA Sports have clawed their way back on top, with an absolute cracker.
Now, that's more than enough about football games, but honestly it's all I've done in the last week. Well, that, and my obligatory 4 hours of Halo matchmaking a night, which leads me onto my...
Halo Match-making and/or online co-op campaign moment of the week!
which this week is in a Goal of the Month style top 3!
in completely the wrong order:
3) sticking Johnson in the face while doing co-op campaign!
2) driving a mongoose on standoff, and having a warthog spawn on top of me!
and the winner...
1) shutting a Canadian up with just 7 words:
"You don't know what you're talking aboooot!"
fantastic, thats it from Halo match-making and/or online co-op campaign moment of the week!!
and that's it from my first blog...i hope you enjoyed my blog, even if I don't really know what I'm doing, but thanks for reading if you made it this far, which i highly doubt. If you did, i'll send you an e-cookie!