Sunday, December 16, 2007

Game of the Week. Um..

Well, in the plugged in world, I guess still College Hoops, but that was also last week's GOTW and I can't bring myself to say Hellgate because I think it's monumentally mediocre even though I'm technically playing it. So we'll stick with College Hoops. Things are just dying down now that the holiday rush is over. I still cannot wrap my head around how they screwed up Hellgate.

It's...boring.

I still think that even with all my bickering it was a very good year for games as a whole. Any year with BioShock, The Witcher, Mass Effect and Call of Duty 4 can't be bad. We hashed out our end of the year awards for GameShark, and The Darkness made the Top 5 list. I didn't play it. If you did, and feel that the choice is totally insane, blame Brandon. He's one of my freelancers. He posts here. He'll read this. He is Champion for The Darkness!

Personally, any shooter on a console sucks. There, I said it.

Last night we got drilled with snow, rain, sleet, and 50 MPH winds.

Oh..wait, NO WE DIDN'T.

I have no idea how it is where you live, but in central Ohio, winter storms make the front page of the paper and lead the 6 PM news. This "huge" storm was THE story in Columbus for like 3 days.


We were expected to get 3-5 inches of snow, layered with rain, then more snow today. We got maybe 2 inches of snow max, a lot of rain and today all winter storm warnings have been canceled. It's windy; I'll give them that. They were telling us to stock up on supplies as if we were in a time machine and back in 1978 when we actually had a blizzard.

This happens a lot here. People drive 20 MPH when we get a dusting and snow plows sell out when they predict 3 inches of snow. No wonder people in Minnesota think we're wimps. It's December. There's a ground covering of snow on the ground. Why that is the top story in the state for 3 nights running I'll never know.

Anyway, last night Ashley went next door to a slumber party (next door in the country required a drive) and Mary and I played Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage and watched the first episode of season 1 of Dexter, the Showtime series about a serial killer cop. Groovy.

Big game for the Browns today. A win over Buffalo and a Titans loss = PLAYOFFS! For the BROWNS!

2 comments:

Brandon said...

One of your freelancers? Dude, Mr. Binky answers to no one. Except Mrs. Binky. And you. Ok, so that's two people.

Yes, I loved The Darkness. Sue me! Any game that has an achievement for consuming the still beating hearts of your victims is A-ok in my book. And console shooters don't have to suck. Medal of Honor Heroes 2 for the Wii has the most PC like shooter controls I've ever played. So there! Pfffttt!!

Joey Knuckles said...

You may be letting whatever medication you are taking for that ankle do the talking today. Some of the best shooters I have ever played have been on the Xbox 360. A few years ago I would have agreed with you, but things have changed. I'd rather play Call of duty on the 360 then on the PC.

Oh, and we'e getting nailed by that snow now. Fun Fun.