Weekend Note: Velociraptor Bear
Yeah, I’m kinda in a disarray because of finals. This meant way less content coming from me last week, though our other lovely editor “Tom” stepped up and didn’t let everything die. Congrats Tom, you lose the Zombie award.
I’ve been reading a lot of Hyperbole and a Half this weekend and frankly its the only thing keeping me sane right now. You see, where finals kicked me in the ass and pushed me into the dirt, Mass Effect 2 on insanity mode has pretty much raped my mother and slaughtered my children, then forced me to eat them. As you can probably tell I’m pretty delirious right now, after the 15th try to inject Mordin’s cure into the fucking air supply because then people I don’t know or care about might die a death which frankly sounds appealing to me now. Jesus. Christ.
Video game related things I’m looking forward to:
-Getting my first fightstick and learning how to walk again in SSF4
-All the hype around Alan Wake
-Teaching myself the theory video game design this summer
-The possibility of buying a PS3 and LBP so that I can design stuff using something simple
This summer will be the summer of many improvements, so I’m very excited. Also 4 months off what the christ.
Now for what our other writers are up to:
I’m finishing up playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and moving on to San Andreas. I’m also playing The Legend of Zelda in anticipation for 3-D Dot Game Heroes, which comes out next week!
This weekend I just finished The Darkness and started playing Bionic Commando. The Darkness is a cool game, despite some blatant plot problems. I really enjoyed how methodically the world was constructed, the emphasis on old people and how everyone gesticules when talking – you know, like REAL people (which ends up only compensating the fact the characters move their mouths like marionettes). The game also has one of the most inspired recreations of hell (ok, so it is not really supposed to be hell, but who cares?) I have ever seen.
Despite how cool your “Darkness powers” are, this is another 1st person perspective game that made me wish for more moments without any shooting involved.
Still on mass effect although i’m nearing the end. Also fooling around popping zombies with headshots in the Borderlands DLC.
Everyone else is probably dead.
Onwards, to next week!