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Long time, no post

Posted in Gaming, Movies, Personal on July 14, 2010 by Aunion

Well, it’s been a while since last I posted and much has happened since. Let’s start with PC news: still playing WoW on occasion, though I guess I’ve been struck a bit by pre-expansion hiatus. Currently leveling a tankadin with heirlooms, solely through instances, lots of fun though rather slow going. Beats running up and down STV anyways. Oh… and while speaking of WoW… I’m going to BlizzCon! Ticket price for that isn’t THAT bad… at least not compared to how much it’ll cost me to fly from Helsinki to Anaheim… but I guess you need to do some crazy stuff every now and then, it’s only money after all ;p. If you’ve got any suggestions for questions to ask the devs if I get a chance, feel free to post them in the comments section, could use some ideas for that.

Also had time to try out L4D2 and while I still don’t think it deserves being called a new game, but rather an expansion to L4D, I do admit that it’s pretty great. Especially versus mode, though if I could I’d never play as human in versus, playing as zombies is SO much more fun.

Biggest news is probably that I got a PS3. I’m a console hater by nature, always get very indignant when some popular PC franchise move to the consoles… like Outcast or GTA etc… but I finally caved. Too many games I want to try which are never gonna see the light of day on the PC. So far I’ve had the chance to play through God of War 1-2 (still waiting on a good amazon deal for 3), Uncharted (got 2 sitting on the shelf, but need a break after first one, it’s rather hard for someone used to the easy aiming on PCs :p), inFamous (played through it as a hero, can’t wait to do as villain, but has same aiming issues as Uncharted) and Army of Two – 40th day (great fun, especially getting to replay campaign with all the weapons you collected first time around). Also played a bit NHL10 and Smackdown vs Raw 2010, though those aren’t really games you can “play through”. Tried Little Big Planet, but I guess it’s more of a multiplayer game which you have to play with the right person to enjoy. Played through first boss in Demon’s Soul; that’s one hell of a hard game… I’ll probably get back to that later, but for now I’m more in the mood for fast & easy games :p. That’s it for the PS3 for now, expect more updates on that in the future.

Movies? Went to see Prince of Persia last week, was better than expected, maybe on par with second Pirates of the Caribbean movie… not great, but entertaining. Also seen Iron Man 2, pretty entertaining and pretty much what you expect these days from a Marvel summer blockbuster (though it was waaay better than Wolverine Origins, which was just crap). Gonna go see Shrek 4 tomorrow; hopefully it’s more like Shrek 1 & 2 than 3, loved the first two, but hated the third one. Then there’s Predators and A-Team… at least I can’t complain that there are no good movies this summer (well, can’t say if they’re good yet, but stuff I go and watch anyways :p).

So… I’ve been told that I don’t write anything personal here… guess I’ll try to add something. Got home to Helsinki from my vacation in Algarve, Portugal last week, was really looking forward to a bit cooler weather, but guess what? Hottest summer in quite a while, my apartment was just too hot to live in. So, second day I got a portable air conditioner and it’s been a bit better ever since. Also had the bright idea today to go on fencing practice today despite the heat, I mean surely they’ve got the big air conditioning systems running in this weather? Well, actually they don’t and this was the sweatiest fencing practice I ever had, even though I only fought 4 matches up to 5 points… I just hope the weather cools down after this :p. Anyways, that’s it for personal stuff for now, maybe more on next time I post (God only knows when that’ll be :p).

Oh… one last thing. Those who have read this before (who am I kidding, I’ve got 2-3 readers at best, all of them close friends :p), might have noticed a bit of a change, namely that I haven’t linked any of the game titles or movies. Well, so sue me, I’m lazy :p. If there so happens to be a popular outcry for me to being back the links that may happen, but if as I suspect there’ll be no comment about it one way or the other they’ll just stay out in the future.