Vacation: Over


The inevitable end of my holiday vacation has arrived.  Actually it arrived yesterday, since that was my first day back at work after a New Year’s four-day weekend, but I was feeling too lazy to post anything.  Technically, I guess my brain was still in holiday mode, so maybe it is right to say that my vacation ended today.  In any case, it’s the new year, I’m back on the blog, and I’ve got a lot of gameage to talk about.

I had a great Christmas at home – it was nice to spend an extended amount of time with my family, play (and lose horribly) at Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, and other non-electronic games.  We watched movies, and sat around talking and joking with each other.  I had a lot of fun hanging out with my mom, dad, and brother.  And later on, after Christmas was over, I had another fun holiday weekend spent with my girlfriend.  This included an awesome birthday (I’m 27 now, yikes!) with a nice dinner with my parents, a lunch the next day with just my girlfriend, a trip to the theater to see Yes Man (which was hilarious), and lots of cake and presents.  So maybe you can understand why I’ve neglected the blog lately!

Like many people out there, I’ve also been sucked into playing a lot of games lately, since I got a few of them for Christmas.  My mom and dad got me Fallout 3 and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, and my brother got me Prince of Persia, so I’ve had my hands full.  Of the three, I think my favorite is Banjo-Kazooie, since you can build just about any kind of vehicle you want, and thus, play the game just about any way you want, but I am enjoying all three for their own merits.  Fallout 3 is proving to be the time sink that is par the course for Bethesda games, and Prince of Persia has been a surprisingly fresh and fun experience, akin to the Sands of Time game, though with less frustration (so far).

I’ll write more about each game individually in the coming week as I continue to play through them, but for now I just wanted to drop a note to let everyone know how things are going for me.  Thanks for reading, and I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season!

Oh, and I’ll be raffling off the copy of Half-Life 2 + HL2: Episode 1 again soon – so stay tuned!

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  1. BenRK - Over a year ago

    Merry birthday, happy Christmas, and a New Year as well.

    I think I got some of that mixed up.

  2. Dmaster270 - Over a year ago

    We’ve been following you, and we have reason to believe your a terrorist.

  3. Yourself - Over a year ago

    Finish episode two and play TF2 more! I need to uber you for that medic achievement.

  4. darkshado - Over a year ago

    I got Fallout 3 and Prince of Persia for Christmas too. I’ve completed Prince of Persia (don’t judge this one until the end) and I thought it was one of the best games I’ve ever played though perhaps lacking in challenge. I’m just getting into Fallout 3 now which I’m also enjoying but I found that it was a little too hard to get started, it’s still fun but it could make life a little easier for the player at the start.

  5. Nailog - Over a year ago

    “it’s still fun but it could make life a little easier for the player at the start.”

    What’s interesting is that a lot of people on the Fallout 3 forums are working on making the game *harder* as they feel the vanilla game is too easy. I’m (re)playing on Hard right now and I’ve only died once or twice in 10 hours of play time.

  6. dangerous_dave - Over a year ago

    Happy Birthday Dude!

  7. darkshado - Over a year ago

    I’ve noticed that once you’ve managed to get your bearings in the game and you know where all the major cities are, the game becomes a lot easier. But wondering through the wastelands, looking for another city at level 2 only to run into some people from the Talon Company is frustrating especially if you’re like me and you haven’t saved it since you left Megaton.

  8. bikekid2222 - Over a year ago

    You’re 27?
    I thought you were, like, 50, or something
    happeh b day

  9. Yourself - Over a year ago

    If you add our ages together, then that’s almost 50 (I’ll be 23 in March).

  10. Dangerous_Dave - Over a year ago

    I have to say that this blog post changed my life. I had no intention of going to see Yes Man, but after reading what you had to say about it, I went and saw it. That’s pretty much the amount that my life changed, but anythings better than nothing (And the movie was, as you said, hilarious).

  11. FredFredrickson - Over a year ago

    Hehe, well glad I could impact someone’s life! And no, I’m not 50, hehe.

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