Saturday, October 8, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
My Gears 3 Midnight Launch Experience
I looked down at him and while he's avoiding eye contact I said to him "Yeaaaah, you're not getting ahead of me" and he goes "why don't you say that to these guys?" pointing to the four guys in front of me. My first thought was maybe he needed more help than just that parking space. I replied "because they've been in line for 2 fucking hours," slightly annoyed by his hubris and absurdity. Still not looking at me he said "Whatever. What are you gonna do? Push me out of line?" I looked at him and said "I'm not going to touch you, I'm just letting you know." Then he started mumbling "... tough guy..." and other wonderfully endearing terms. Two hours I had been standing there in the freezing, pouring rain, and suddenly this arrogant prick comes out of nowhere to insult me? What. The. Fuck.
After a couple minutes, he took a step behind me and waited there in front of two other guys who had been there for just about as long as I had. About ten minutes later, the employees opened the door to the store to let some people out and they let the 4 guys in front of me and myself in. We waited in the store for about another 10 minutes before the line moved at all, not that I minded, being out of the rain was nice. Once more than a few customers left, they opened the doors to let in some more folks.
When I left, the guy was still standing in line, looking at his phone as if nothing had happened. I seriously feel bad for the guys who were working at the GameStop last night. Why one self-entitled asshole like that has to ruin something that they are doing for everyone is beyond my comprehension. Are you that much an asshole that you're just going to try and piss off all these people so you can buy your precious videogame 20 minutes earlier? I wonder how many other times and places this crapweasel has pulled that stunt and gotten away with it. I'm guessing plenty since he is apparently still thinking he can.
Anyways. Gears. Hooray.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Vive La Resistance
There were about 12 or so TV's set up, each with different configurations for playing. Some had the game running in 3D with Move controllers, some in 3D with regular controllers, some normal with Move and some Normal with controllers. Having never used the gun peripheral for the Move, I gotta say it was more than a little awkward the first time. I opted out and went to find a station that had a regular controller.
Once I was settled on the grey footlocker that was laden with a spray painted "Resistance 3" logo, I was off and running, killing more Chimera than you could shake a stick at. The gameplay was fast, fluid, and furious, and having never played a Resistance game before - I know the gist of the story- I was impressed with how the game played over all. Mind you I did only play for about 20 minutes or so, but what I played, I liked.
After some talking to friends and watching a bit more of the gameplay, it was time to take off and head home, but not before grabbing this little ditty to add to my wardrobe. Christ this shirt is bright.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Killzone 3: The Helghast Edition
The Killzone 3 collectors edition is one I wanted to get from day one, but the price was just too much at the time. I do so love special editions that feature large items like the Halo 3 Legendary Edition and the Halo Reach Legendary Edition, which included Master Chief's helmet and a sculpture of the the Noble Team, respectively.
The Killzone 3: Helghast Edition came with a large Helghan Helmet and a smaller figure of a cloaked Helghan Sniper. Both pretty cool, along with an artbook, soundtrack, ingame items and so forth and of course, the game itself. GameStop has Daily Deals, most of which are usually nothing to write home about, but last week they had dropped the price on the Helghast Edition from $129.99, down to $29.99.
That's one hell of a deal and just too hard to pass on. So now as part of my collection, I have a pretty awesome looking Helghast Helmet sitting on my shelf and my only second PS3 game.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Less Chatter, More Splatter
I personally have never been to paintball before so I was under the impression you would need to bring a change of clothes in case you get shot and so forth. With my gym bag full of clothes, I took the two hour bus ride there only to find out that they give you overalls to cover your clothes. Oopsie scoopsie.
After we did the brief explanation of how the guns work and whatnot, we got our gear and headed to the field. We were put on a team with about 10 other people and went to it. I think we played about 5 rounds and then called it a day. It was seriously disgusting in the arena, with slime covering just about every surface, but all in all it was a fun time. Although I never shot anyone, at least not to my knowledge, I didn't get popped either, so I'll call it a win.