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6:13 PM on 01.14.2009

1 Month Gaming Free

So, now I'm on a one month hiatus from gaming. Where before I was pissed about not having time to play, I've committed myself to putting down the mouse/keyboard/gamepad/iPodTouch for an entire month. I got really sick back around Christmas Day and my wife seems to think that I don't get enough rest, so she suggested and I agreed to take a month with no games. No Gears of War 2, Fable II, Resistance 2, Left 4 Dead (PC). Oh well. I've even got a friend at work who keeps reminding me that we need to play through GoW2 co-op on Insane to get the achievement. Damn, well I'll have to post again once the ban is over. LAME!!!   read

2:09 PM on 12.17.2008

Never any time to game

Due to certain financial issues swirling around mi casa at this time of the year, I have been liquidating a large portion of my "last-gen" game library. At first, like in some kind of fevered madness, I planned to get rid of all of my games, systems, memorabilia, etc... and give up games until I had the money to start again. Thankfully, my wife isn't a heartless wench and after one short trip to eBay where she saw 5 year old games going for $50+ she told me to "just keep your games". I solidified my criteria for sale to those games I had played and was content to get rid of at a cheap price, with no plans to repurchase again. I'm a couple hundred dollars closer to economic stability, but now I'm questioning my collection and my complete lack of time to complete any game fully. Most recently, I have played through Mirror's Edge and made serious (but severely hampered) progress through Dead Space, Gears of War 2, Tomb Raider Legend (WTF? I know) Pixel Junk: Eden and too many others to recount here. I typically don't get more than 30 minutes to a couple of hours to play games at night, so with this complete lack of personal time I think it's a lost cause; buying new games only to have a stack of barely played titles staring me in the face for months to come.   read

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