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The Backlog Project: Lara Croft and the Guardian of the Light = Completed

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It's been a pretty good week of attempting to overcome my backlog with a ton of progress in Fallout: New Vegas, Torchlight, Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition, and the absolute destruction of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. That means that 1 game has been overcome of my current 5 and only 4 remain until I check out something new.

I started the week hell bent on finishing Torchlight but a few days ago decided to check out Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. I was addicted right from the start. If you haven't checked out LCatGoL (????), it's basically a twin-stick shooter with some great platforming and a bunch of Mayan gods running around. It's pretty far from the norm of a Tomb Raider game and I think that's what makes the game so great. There's a ton of collectibles and if you can only sit down for an hour at a time to play games, it can be picked up very easily. I actually think I'll be going back to check out a little more of LCatGoL for some of the achievements and collectibles so I guess that's a pretty good indication of the quality and addictiveness.

My gaming goal for this weekend is to try and take a chunk out of Dragon Age: Origins . I had only really played DA:O on the Xbox 360 and now that I'm playing it on the PC I'm starting to realize just how good the game really is. I really didn't enjoy it on 360 due to the controls but I'm finding that using mouse and keyboard make the game infinitely better.

So far so good on the backlog but at some point this month I'm going to be getting myself a GamePass from Blockbuster. I got a ton of gift certificates at Christmas and I can check out a ton of new games (Dead Space 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, etc.) without spending a cent. My goal for 2011 is to not actually BUY a retail game with actual cash - trade-in credit is fair game. Easier said than done in a year with so many great games.
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About KFidone of us since 12:12 AM on 08.18.2010

Hey Destructoid!

My name is Kim Fidler, I'm Canadian, and I've been playing video games for over 25 years. Yes, you can calculate that and you'll probably realize that I'm kind of old. Not REALLY old but old enough to have 1 or 2 gray hairs (around 10 at last count). I'm 30 and even though I should be bogged down by all of the bullshit that comes with being an adult, I still love games and the gaming industry.

I don't really know what it is about games that I like so much but I think it has a lot to do with the community that surrounds them. I'm not talking about the fanboy jerk offs that populate every single gaming website, but the great people that keep this hobby a viable way to spend your free time. Take a look around at all of the people making community blogs on Destructoid and I can guarantee that every single one of those people is a great person in their own distinct way. They all have something to say and while you might not always agree with it, we as gamers are always willing to listen to different opinions.

That is why I have decided to start a blog on Destructoid. Over the past decade I have written for several gaming websites but it's come to that point in my life where I no longer want to be a member of the gaming press. It's a cool job but I have a career that I absolutely love and, well let's face it, I can't hang with all of the big names in the gaming media. I'm looking at you Jim "Big Comfort" Sterling.

So that's me. I'm a pretty normal guy that probably likes a lot of the same things that you do. I have a shaved head because it makes me look tough and I run about 25 kms a week. That's about it. Thanks for visiting my blog!
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