Thursday, December 23, 2010

Random Shots: Downbeat

  • I wish I had a lot to talk about today, but the truth is I haven't been doing too much gaming lately. Real life intervenes, as it will. So I've had little time to do more than to enjoy myself vicariously through all of your posting and comments. So thank you all for writing and sharing. It has been a great comfort.

  • I woke up early on Wednesday morning so I decided to get a little game time in before work. I logged into WoW only to discover that it was down for maintenance. Okay fine. New expansion and all. So I tried EQ2X. Down for maintenance. LotRO? Just a nice patch to download before I could play. At that point, I figured I might as well just go to work.

  • Although I haven't done much gaming, that doesn't mean I haven't been planning for it. The daily special on ended up being an 250GB Xbox 360 hard drive for only fifty dollars. I've had the same 20GB since the console came out, one I had to buy separately since only the Core package was available when I picked it up after launch. I wasn't about to spend $130 on a stupid hard drive, but this seemed like a perfect deal. It will be nice when I don't have to free up space every time I want to try a new game.

  • So, Angry Birds huh? Downloaded it on my Incredible, showed it to my wife, and she had to download a copy as well. When a game crosses that threshold, I know it's going to be big.

  • And that's it folks. Happy Steam Sale Season.

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  1. Dang it, wish I had know about that deal. I'm still using the crappy 20 gig one on my 360. Though to be fair, it's less than half full...I could probably keep using it for a good long while.

    It's been over a month since I logged into LoTRO, mainly because of that big patch I'd have to download. Of course all I would do is pay maintenance on my house in all likelihood. Word on the street is that the new Christmas quest hub is very well done.

  2. LOTRO, EQ, WOW, any other MMOs you are playing this year?

  3. @ Yeebo - I don't check the site regularly so I only found out about it because of a random Tweet. Funny enough, the drive showed up with a PEGI rating and two instruction manuals in 14 languages. Which means they were European drives. Worked just fine, at least.

    @ Bronte - Actually, I do have Guild Wars, Free Realms, Champions, and EVE installed as well, but I was well and done trying by that point.