Sorry once again for the late recap. Although a nice thank you to Wilbo, TYS, BunnyRabbit2, Flooky and Vlambo for some late night Skype cheering up last night. :)
As if a late recap isn't bad enough though, this is going to be my last regular Monday recap as I'm stepping down. I'll still be around to reserve as needed and will be as active in the community as ever (hopefully more so), but your weekly dose of a nice, satisfying ScottyGasm won't be happening anymore. :(
Given that, the recap team is now looking for a new regular Monday recapper, as well as additional reserve recappers. It's really a fun position and it lets you read cblogs that you may not have read otherwise, giving you a glimpse at a bit more of this great community. From my experience a recap typically takes 1-2 hours of work, depending on how many cblogs there are of course and whether or not you get distracted (which i've found can VERY easily happen :P).
As for me however, I managed to get a new apartment last week, which is very good as apartment hunting is almost as time-consuming/frustrating as job hunting. So many overprices places, crap-holes, and jerk landlords that are trying really hard to screw you over. I think I managed to get a good place though, and am moving in at the beginning of August. When I'm all settled I'll FINALLY post a setup post/video. :)
With that out of the way, I've been able to get in more gaming time than I've had for awhile. Picked up Battlefield 1943 for FNF last week, and had a bunch of good games with some amazing Euros like Gandy and Wilbo. One thing I did notice however is after enough games your squad eventually gets broken up and you wind up on different teams, which is kind of a bummer if you want to keep playing with the same people. In addition to that I convinced Pheonix Blood to actually turn on her 360 and play some Castle Crashers with me (she won't be getting BF1943 :(), which is always a treat. I do want to get back into SFIV again, so I look forward to playing with more of you. <3
Finally I've come oh so close to beating Mega Man 9. Just need to get the hang of the pattern of Wily's 3rd form. Probably not a big deal to many of you, but I only got it on XBLA a month ago and honestly haven't had a lot of time for gaming in the last month or so. I'd like to think I would've beaten it by now, but I'm also going for the "no tanks" cheevo, which is really messing me up. Several times while quickly changing weapons in the pause menu I accidentally used a tank, which obviously is rather frustrating as I have to quit out of the game and reload my last save. I do hope to beat it in the next day or two though, and with that cheevo out of the way I can actually enjoy the game more (I get the impression it's a lot less punishing if you can use e/m tanks).
Well, I've put it off long enough I suppose. This is ScottyG, signing off as the Monday CBlog recapper. I leave you with this video: