You know what sucks, being ill. I've caught my first cold of the year so most of my day has been spent polishing off several tonnes of painkillers to keep my headache under control and desperately trying to complete the now notorious final stage in Tekken 6's Scenario Campaign. Yes if you've had the misfortune of experiencing the horrific Nightmare Train then you know what I mean. Fortunately all it took was about 60 attempts and a lucky shot to blast Devil Jin out of his misery and clear the mode, gaining myself 75 gamerpoints in the process. Then I took on the giant robot that forms the Arcade mode's bonus stage. Trust me when I say that winning that fight was the most hardcore fighting game experience I've ever had. Dodging, blocking and constantly beating the living crap out of the always deforming robot until with a slight piece of life left I took the fucker out (45GP). Now I only need to have 15 more online fights and for the first time I'll be able to say I have taken the full 1000 gamerpoints from a game. That's a major thrill for me.
If you're in the UK and figured you could leave preordering the Black Edition of Assassin's Creed 2 until the last minute then you can just about fuck off. Both the 360 and PS3 versions are now listed as Sold Out on the Play.com website, so if you fancy that sexy dark Ezio figure and the conspiracy book then you're shit out of luck. In other news, I suddenly realised today that AC2 will be the first PS3 game I've bought which'll have the new PS3 logo on it. Small details but I think the new PS3 banners on the boxes are damn sexy.
Also, by the time I write this next week you Americans will have L4D2. When I wake up I'll have L4D2 as well, so you'd better believe we're throwing it the fuck down on Thursday night.
Before I let you get on with the blogs I want to ask a question. We supposedly need multiplayer in every game, but what is going to be named as people's game of the year this year? Will it be a primarily multiplayer game like MW2 or L4D2, or could it be a pure single player game like Assassin's Creed 2? I think we've seen some truly fine single player games this year, so don't think multiplayer is infecting everything.