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Call me Broseidon, Lord of the Brocean.

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I feel dirty. I�ve come to the realization that showers do not produce water hot enough to scrub this filthy feeling off. Even if they did make water hot enough, no amount of scrubbing will remove this feeling that I�ve got. What caused me to feel so dirty, guilty, and a little bit nauseated?

I actually bought this:


For some reason, I associate the Halo franchise with people like that. Halo seems to be one of those game franchises that try to appeal to the non-gamer crowd. This is of course ignoring the nerds (I use that term lovingly, as I am a nerd) who have all the Halo novels and know all the lore.

Recalling the Black Ops Round Table episode of the Rev3 show, Jonathan Holmes talks about how Black Ops is a game that was made for the non-gamer crowd to play. It was made for the guy who thinks gaming isn�t cool, but owns an Xbox 360 to play Call of Duty or some sports games because those are okay as far as he is concerned. That�s exactly how I feel about Halo games. I feel like the Halo franchise is one of those bridges, if you ignore the screaming 13-year olds that is.

Basically, it boils down to me feeling like a total bro by buying and playing this Halo game. Am I crazy? Probably.

�Okay, if you feel like the game makes you feel oh so dirty, why did you buy it?� Well, there were three factors that drew me into this particular game. One is the Gravity Hammer. I am a total sucker for the Gravity Hammer. I think it is a totally badass weapon, and is by far my favorite weapon in the game. The second reason is Hamza. I was watching him stream the new DLC and playing some multiplayer last night and I caught myself thinking �hey, that actually looks pretty sweet.� I think for the most part, it was the space-golf simulator that sold me on the game. Hitting giant golf balls with an equally giant golf club off of a space ship into space? Sign me up. Multiplayer looked like it could be fun too.

Finally, the price drew me in. A big title for the 360 for $39.99 is a good deal. Plus I have a year-long sub to Xbox Live and decided I needed something other than Netflix to justify that subscription.

So far I�ve only gotten a few hours into the campaign playing with a friend. I�m going to try out the single player campaign and get in some multiplayer matches in the next day or so. It still feels wrong to me to play a shooter with a controller, but hopefully I�ll adapt. The game is really not that bad. I�ve actually had a blast going through the campaign. It�s way better than Combat Evolved, and from what I�ve watched friends play, it�s way better (more fun, better written) than the other Halo games. Honestly, I don�t really have anything against Halo. I just feel like I�m doing it wrong without a popped collar or five.

-radiopools

(note: I'm not a serious person, and I don't hate anyone, regardless of race, religion, lifestyle and gaming tastes. I love everyone, and my posts are not meant to be taken too seriously. If you don't have a sense of humor, that's your fault, not mine.)
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About radiopoolsone of us since 9:43 PM on 09.04.2010

24, Cincinnati OH. Graduated college in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology but no idea what I want to do with it. I am extremely friendly and love meeting new people of all backgrounds. Being a sociologist will do that to you.

My earliest memories of life are playing the original Zelda game on NES.

I enjoy writing blogs about video games. I've written a few blogs here on Destructoid, and would love to eventually become a somewhat professional journalist in the video game industry.

My dream job, like most of you I assume, would be working in some facet of the games industry. That, or working at a beer brewery like Dogfish Head, Stone or Sam Adams.

I am a beer geek. My top 3 are Dogfish Head 60Minute IPA, Stone Ruination IPA and Heavy Seas Hop3 IPA (I adore IPA's if you couldn't tell).

I play electric guitar and bass when I'm not doing work/video game related things. I play a Gibson Faded Flying V (2004ish) and a Squier Classic Vibe 60's Jazz Bass through a Peavey Classic 30 amp.

Oh, and I go by "radiopools" basically everywhere, so look me up if you need me.
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