It's been quite some time since I last posted around these parts. It seems every time I think of something relevant to say, I find somebody else has already done it and has done a better job than I ever could! Of course, I still love the site after all this time and will continue to do so for many years to come.
It might be a little hard to believe, but as of late I've become somewhat bored with video games. I'm not entirely sure why that is; probably my own personal issues, but I just can't put the dedication into playing games that I used to. And this is coming from someone who use to put many, many hours into getting everything possible out of a game.
Perhaps I just need to sink my teeth into something new - suggestions would be welcome!
That said, it's mainly the more modern games that I've had trouble putting the time into. I've been playing quite a few more retro games that came out 10+ years ago. One of these being Timesplitters 2. It's one of those games I keep coming back to on the account of it being so fun. I've set myself the task of earning more platinum medals than I have before - that should keep me busy for a while.
I've noticed that I have around 80 games on Steam, with many of these having been acquired through Humble Bundle sales. However, many of these games I've never completed and there's probably just as many that I've never even played. Therefore, my New Year's Resolution is to complete as many of these as possible. That should keep me busy for a while and is achievable now that I'm beginning to sort myself out.
Note: I realise this is my first dtoid blog in nearly 18 months. While this might seem like I haven't been a part of the great Destructoid community, believe me I've been here checking the site many times daily. I guess I've been keeping a low profile.
Anyway, whilst browsing my car news website of choice, Jalopnik, I came across this article. Here, a guy has created a Wipeout style track and races an R/C car around it. The best part is that there's a camera attached to the car and the cat is controlled via a steering wheel located in an arcade unit - how awesome!
It might look that great right now, but it shows proof of concept and I'd be interested in seeing what he does in the future with this
Since I can't get the embed video thing working I'll post a link to the page where I found said article
Vegeta, what does the scouter say about his Gamerscore?.....
..... IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!
After noticing my GS being around 8500 and having recently seen the most excellent DBZ Abridged series on YouTube, I thought I'd go for this special number
after weeks of meticulous planning, I managed to hit the magic number of 9001. What really helped me here for the achievements from Forza 2 worth just 1 and 2 points.
I'm pretty proud of the milestone just because of the work I put into making sure that I got this right, had I have gone to 9002, I would have been in a foul mood for weeks, but since I have this number, I'll be celebrating later on during FNF.
I should probably provide some evidence of this milestone, but since my SD card slot on the computer is broken, I'll have to make do with a picture of my gamerscore card thing before it changes to a new number, although it is tempting to keep this GS for a while.
Well last night, I was quite bored and fairly drunk when I decided to embark upon a Dtoid car design for use in Forza 2. Having seen some of the more exotic designs, I knew this could take a while especially since each letter had to be created from scratch to make it look like the DToid font we all know and love. Still, after a couple of hours, I came up with this. It sure isn't perfect (yet) but I'm looking to add some more stuff to it such as "ALSO, COCKS"and other related quotes sometime soonish. Suggestions are always welcome.
On a random note, thank god that Red Faction is out tomorrow, I was going insane playing the same games and again.
It's probably a little too late to remind those of you that live in the UK, that this weekend, there's going to be a NARP over at BunnyRabbit2's place, in sunny Wolverhampton.
Those of you that can go should get hold of either me or BR2 at either L dot Simmy @ gmail dot com or bunnyrabbit22 at gmail dot com. Failing that we should be in teh IRC room most of the day.
On a different note, I'd like to mention how awesome my mom has been to me. I casually asked her "how much do flights cost to the US" - of course this meant I wanted to go to PAX - since I have major love for Destructoid and the fact Ihaven't had a holiday outside of the UK in nearly 11 YEARS!
Anyways, she agreed to pay for the flights but only if I got my dad to contribute as well.Then he refused to help, didn't even offer a penny!. This of course pissed my mom off as well as myself as it seriously hindered my chances of getting to PAX.
So to spite my dad (she hasn't admitted that, though I can tell that that is the case) , she's going to get her credit card re-instated and pay for the cost of both the flights to Seattle AND the cost of my passport. The total cost of this should come to around a cool Â£500 or $600. I might not ask for much from the family but I NEVER expected something like this.
Now I just have to pay for the hotel and the spending money which puts me in a much better situation financially.
I can't think of many other people that I know that have been so damn genrous towards me.but DAMN! this is great. It now gives me something to look forward to this year instead of the pitiful existence I'm currently leading at uni.
Below, I think we should share out tales of how we provided our funds for the incoming event even if they are less awesome than mine.
So with the 3rd anniversary of our beloved Destructoid just around the corner, it's time for another NARP. Although there is an apparent reason for this social gathering this time around. Oh to hell with it, there will be a party, dammit!.
Note: Since BunnyRabbit2 has left the country / gone nuts / been arrested or exploded he's left it to me to sort out this post
Anyway, the festivities will once again be going down over at BunnyRabbit2's place in “sunny” Wolverhampton on the weekend of the 13th of this month and should last all weekend if people wish to stay and party with the likes me and everyone else then you can!
At the party there will be muchos drinking and the usual selection of fine video games to play on systems ranging from the Sega Mega Drive (that's MEGA DRIVE, not the Genesis!) right up to the modern stuff.
Also, we may eat at some place known only as Wetherspoons or get drunk at the rock pub of choice, The Giffard Arms
WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?
Since this is being held at BunnyRabbit2's place, you should probably speak to him at bunnyrabbit22 at gmail dot com. Failing that come into the IRC and at least one of us will be able to sort you out
Also, I don't fancy having to open the door at 3.30AM to the Environmental Protection Agency for making too much noise this time like at the HalloweeNARP