Sunday, April 29, 2012


Normally listen to punk/grunge/desert rock style music but listen to classic rock on the radio on drive to work. Have Beatles, CCR, Black Sabbath, Doors, Zep and Jethro Tull but beyond that only hear whats on radio. Trying to listen to full discography of bands in order. So far have done The Who, Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Mountain, Ram Jam and a few I forgot.

Currently working through Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Genesis, Van Halen and Ozzy solo.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dark Sector (2009)

One of my Target bargain bin nabs. Dark Sector was a fun enough game as it reminded me of Timeshift mixed with some Tomb Raider (Though wasn't as good as either of them). Not a fan of 3rd person games but this was enjoyable for the 10hrs or so I played. Made it to 2nd to last boss before throwing in the towel. Mouse set up was weird as I still prefered it for zoom/gun but ended up using spacebar for the krull like weapon. Not greatest game but not worst. Enjoyable unique throwing star weapon, especially once you can control it in flight.

PS so far not a fan of new blogger format.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Mass Effect (2008)

Long after this was released I picked it up. Enjoyed it but think I like KOTOR better, though I did enjoy ME1's combat system. I played for a bit then stalled at the Citadel. When I came back to the game just went through mostly the main missions and skipped all side missions. Still took a decent 20hrs. Think my favorite part was the end battles except the final boss where I just did the strafe and shoot method to beat it. Do like that its SciFi as opposed to the usual Sword and Sorcery RPG that is usually made. Have ME2 to play but want to get through some other FPS or other RPG worlds first.

PC on Android (HP Touchpad)

While I enjoy the android style games on my touchpad, I still prefer PC games. Have come across a few ways to play PC games on it: Gemrb to play old Bioware RPGs (Baldurs Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment) [Was tricky to get BG1 working with widescreen mod due to needint to take android menu bar into account when choosing resolution - 1024 by 720); Heroes of Might and Magic 2 for strategy goodness using Free Heroes; Scummvm for old school adventure games (sierra, lucas arts, etc.); Infocom text adventures using different apps (twisty, zmpp); and dosbox variants to play some old school dos games (prefer dosbox turbo to andosbox so far, didnt mind paying as free adosbox is slow to update) [Can use wiimote to control it if I dont want keyboard but haven't found a way to quick switch between the two].

Borderlands (2009)

Got this on a steam deal and was hoping it would scratch some Autoduel itch since it includes car combat. Liked the cell shaded style and it was fun for the 10hrs or so I played but after a while I got tired of it. Just not enough single player there to keep me playing, but I could see how MP or Coop would be fun. I'm also not into loot drop games so getting random weapons with special powers doesn't pull me in. Still fun for the $5 I paid for it, just not enough to play through the whole thing.