My PS2 broke down in Octoboer '05, and I was so irritated because that was the 8th time that had happened, I swore off systems. Fast forward to December '06, and my friend and I wanted to find an activity to do, but I live in Detroit and he lives in Houston. I broke down and pursued an Xbox 360, and I came out of my year long retirement from gaming.
I dig mostly on sports games, but I fell in love with sandbox GTA games. I don't spend too much time playing, as I try to divide my free time up as much as possible. But because of my narrow gaming tastes, it does not mean I'm closed off to other game types. No WoW though, I'm geeky enough as is.
Away from gaming, I love sports, comics, cartoons, anime and movies. I don't watch as much television as I use to, but I keep up with what I love as much as possible. Cartoons are all I watch on tv besides sports anyway. I also love to write. I write leisurely and sometimes I utilize blogging. I stick to short stories more than anything. I gotta find a spot to slap a link to my myspace, if that's an acceptable action around here. I'm still unsure.
In a minimalist world, you scrape and claw to enjoy the good things in life. As a Batman fan of troubling levels, I haven't even been able to secure myself a copy of Arkham Asylum cuz of horrid economics. In the recent days, my ability to afford a used copy has been a reality, but now that two potential GOTY candidates are ready to unleash, I'm putting AA on the back burner.
Modern Warfare 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 are games that will have to be in most gamers' libraries by Christmas. I'd like to believe that Black Friday will offer us deals on these two games, but I'm not holding my breath. It wasn't till the Sunday after Christmas in 07 that CoD4 was on sale at Target for $37. I can't hold out that long, that's just crazy. The sound of NEIGHBORS through the basement walls let me know that they enjoy modern gaming as I do. I know those guys are gonna have a copy. Plus, my online homies are already setting up nights for long runs of multiplayer.
I know some people can get these two games on the drop dates without batting an eye, but folks like myself usually save up on shillings for a while just to get ONE game. I remember back in the day when I would bust 2 games at a time. I saved a receipt with Final Fantasy X and Max Payne on it for the F of it cuz I paid full price and could afford it. Oh, the ignorance of youth. Now, I save a receipts if I pay full price for Big Macs.
I guess taking the previous winter and summer off of gaming stuff was a smart idea, as I can now indulge in games this Holiday season via gift cards and puppy dog eying moms and pops.
OH, and my Xbox Live subscription is up December 1st.