Thursday, July 27, 2006

One last Hurrah!

If you have been reading this blog for a while then you know that I do a lot of gaming with my brother. Sadly, in two weeks he is moving to Colorado for graduate school. We will still be able to play Battlefront 2 online, but that is not the same as being in the same room as someone. Last night we got in what will probably be our last major game session before he leaves, and naturally we had to use 360. I even got a second controller for the occasion. We started off by playing Perfect Dar Zero.
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Splitscreen multiplayer is totally how that game was designed to be played. It was my first time to play the Darkops game modes and those were really cool. I have only played two levels of the single player and I can tell it is farily ho-hum, but I think I will be playing this game alot online or by myself against bots.
After a few hours of Perfect Dark we switiched over to Table Tennis and he beat me, because it is technically a sports game, and he always beats me at sports games. Then we played Full Auto, and I won all of those.
Then we closed out the night with Call of Duty 2. Sadly Call of Duty 2 does not support bots or splitscreen online multiplayer, so we did what we could and had 1 on 1 sniper matches.
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Which turned out to be a brilliant idea! Most of the maps are perfectly designed for sniper matches. There were lots of intense moments where we played cat and mouse, and then there were other moments where we would inadverntly end up standing next to each scanning the horizon with our scope and then have a panicked pisto shoot out when we realized we were so close. Needless to say it was a lot of fun. It is a shame that such gaming exploits will now only happen around the Brickyard 400 and Christmas each year.

In a random but semi-related note, my X-box has it's very own blog

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Finally a post!

Wow, I have never gone this long without updating ever. . . sorry again.

So the update about the mission trip that I promised is coming, but first I wanted to share something that I find personally exciting.

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I took the plunge, and finally got a X-box 360! I was on tap to get one in late October, but a deal (found while glancing through the EGM message board) was too good to pass up. I was able to get the 360 Preminum pack for a total price of $331.69 from Once tax is included to the normal price, it is a savings of about $92. I found out that Abigail had an elaborate plan to surprise me by secretly getting one and having it all hooked up to shock me. However, she decided that saving $92 was better than the surprise factor.
Of course, having a system is not much use without games. So today I took in a TON of games. Gamestop still had a deal that for every three traded in, I can get an extra $10. When all was said and done I had $220 in store credit. My brother also hooked me up with a buy 2 get 1 free coupon for used games. I was able to take that credit and buy Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Call of Duty 2, Full Auto, Table Tennis, and Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires . On top of that I got an Intercooler fan, because I read on multiple boards that it was a must. The last of the credit was used to all but pay off my Lego Star Wars 2 pre-order (which I went ahead and switched from PS2 to 360).
I am so excited about this, and I can not wait to get going on X-box live. It is going to be a long few days as I wait for the 360 to come in the mail. I am already super pumped about playing Halo 2, Call of Duty 2, and Table Tennis online. All of you who already have a 360 stay tuned and I will post my gamer tag as soon as I get one.