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2013: Day 36

Today’s been what people sometimes call a “rollercoaster”…

Meeting this morning to discuss an event that’s one month away, and still not close to being off the ground :P
Then an even longer meeting where a lot of stuff was said that had nothing to do with me, so I tried putting in my two cents, and got shot down pretty hard. Oh well.

On the plus side, I got to spend my afternoon making tacos and playing basketball with a bunch of awesome students! THEN when I went shopping for a white shirt (for our fundraiser this Saturday) I found a bunch of amazing discounted clothes!
And of course I end my day with a bit of Skyrim and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo :)

I’m…missing people…today. Blerg.

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2013: Day 27

Woke up to join a dude for coffee, he wasn’t around, went back to sleep…accidentally slept through Church.
Upside - when my roommate got home he made me brunch!
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Then we spent the day playing Skyrim together! I finally used the last of my MSpoints to download the “Dragonborn” So worth it to be back in Morrowind (but now I really want ElderScrolls3 so if anyone has it for Xbox/Mac and wants to give it or sell it for cheap or trade…)

Manda came down with some beers of both the barley and root variety. Obviously we ate pizza, and I shaved her head.


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There are so many things I could talk about regarding women. But I’ll just leave it at “I don’t understand, never will, who cares”

Coffee & Multitasking v.106

1. COULSON LIVES!!! [Marvel.com]
The Avengers have a TV show coming out called “SHIELD” and our beloved Agent is returning to warm our hearts :) 

2. XBOX UPDATES
Skyrim: Is getting it’s 3rd DLC, which rumors a return to Morrowind…just when I was out, they pull me back in! [Kotaku
Dashboard:
 As of today console history has been made; InternetExplorer is now available on your 360…so…yay? [Gizmodo

3. MOAR APPLE RUMORS [Gizmodo]
October 23rd is scheduled to be their next big announcement. And apparently it’s dead set that the iPad Mini will be unveiled…

4. HAPPY BDAY SEGACD [IGN]
haha I’m just putting this here for fun :P

THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE [trailer]


I feel like Bethesda just screamed “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!” 

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: Dragon Slayer
3 months and 140+hrs later, I finally conquered The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.That is to say, I finished the main story line (killed Aldiun) and the “main” sidequests involving the different factions/guilds. I have to say, Bethesda, you dropped the ball on the ending here. With ES4:Oblivion the build up towards the final battle was epic! Here, once I learned a few magic shouts I was fighting the boss with a bunch of random NPC’s…and then *poof* he was dead. No party, or rolling credits, or any acknowledgment from characters in the game!!!I saved the flippin world, and nothing in-game changed? Bogus! However, I do like that I now feel like I’m really enjoying the experience. Without any must-do quests I’m free to fully experience the beautiful landscape and in-depth side-stories. 8 more achievements to unlock, 4 more cities to gain “Thrall” status in, and a few more skills to hit 100% on.

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: Dragon Slayer

3 months and 140+hrs later, I finally conquered The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
That is to say, I finished the main story line (killed Aldiun) and the “main” sidequests involving the different factions/guilds.
I have to say, Bethesda, you dropped the ball on the ending here. With ES4:Oblivion the build up towards the final battle was epic! Here, once I learned a few magic shouts I was fighting the boss with a bunch of random NPC’s…and then *poof* he was dead. No party, or rolling credits, or any acknowledgment from characters in the game!!!
I saved the flippin world, and nothing in-game changed? Bogus!
However, I do like that I now feel like I’m really enjoying the experience. Without any must-do quests I’m free to fully experience the beautiful landscape and in-depth side-stories.
8 more achievements to unlock, 4 more cities to gain “Thrall” status in, and a few more skills to hit 100% on.

MY WEEK ON INSTAGRAM

1. Confirmed that I’ll be moving back to WinkCity after 3.5yrs. Going to miss my fire escape getaways…
2. Finally watched all 6 parts of the Millennium Trilogy
3. Finally finished reading “Catching Fire”
4. Caught up on my achievement hunting
5. Free’d up some time to do a few more sketches
6. Ate bacon, duh!

My weekend starts early on account of speaking at a martial arts class tonight :S haha

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Daily Thoughts…

Band Name: “Dragonborn”
Album Title: The Elder Notes
First Single: “Fus Ro Dah!”
Genre: Metal-Core
Inevitable Side Projects:
"The Blades" sXe hardcore
"The Greybeards" folk metal
"The Stormcloaks" indie synth pop

Someone with talent make this happen!

Daily Thoughts…
It’s Thursday, my “blah” day. I finished tomorrow’s Bible Study a day early, my roommate is gone, and the only “work” I have left is some sketches. I’ve decided today will be a me day; continue reading through Book 2 of The Hunger Games, hopefully finish the Dark Brotherhood questline in Skyrim, and go over Purpose Driven Life for some future plans I have at The Bunker. Lately I haven’t enjoyed days off, I like to keep busy and goal oriented to avoid becoming lazy. But, some news was dropped on me this week that could once again change the way I live…so…for now I’m relaxing, preparing, and enjoying the things that are in front of me right now.

Daily Thoughts…

It’s Thursday, my “blah” day. I finished tomorrow’s Bible Study a day early, my roommate is gone, and the only “work” I have left is some sketches. I’ve decided today will be a me day; continue reading through Book 2 of The Hunger Games, hopefully finish the Dark Brotherhood questline in Skyrim, and go over Purpose Driven Life for some future plans I have at The Bunker.
Lately I haven’t enjoyed days off, I like to keep busy and goal oriented to avoid becoming lazy. But, some news was dropped on me this week that could once again change the way I live…so…for now I’m relaxing, preparing, and enjoying the things that are in front of me right now.


Christmas Holidays [2011] Week 1
I think this post to Instagram sums it all up nicely. Lots of food, Skyrim, and Jonny’s Java. Highlights thus far: Taking my mom to the [symphony] our family [gathering] checking out a couple [concerts] and seeing old [friends]

Christmas Holidays [2011] Week 1

I think this post to Instagram sums it all up nicely. Lots of food, Skyrim, and Jonny’s Java.
Highlights thus far: Taking my mom to the [symphony] our family [gathering] checking out a couple [concerts] and seeing old [friends]

My Top5 [games] of 2011

It’s December! Which means I need to release my picks for best games of the year. Keep in mind, these are just the games I played.

5. #SWORCERY [iPad]
An 8bit homage to sidescrolling adventurism, this game makes you feel nostalgic even though you’ve never played it before. It’s cool mix of music and motion blend well with the simple graphics and fun storyline. Even though it’s very short, it doesn’t give you any clues as to what you should be doing. I had many of those “aha!” moments after solving it’s little puzzles. Don’t play unless you have good headphones or a quiet room. 

4. GEARS OF WAR 3 [Xbox360]
This was 2011’s “don’t sleep until I finish” title. Definitely a good cap to the series, and left me wishing it wasn’t the end. I’ve fallen in love with the characters, so there were some real tear jerker moments, as well as those scenes where I was screaming and jumping up and down in victory. I really think this is one of the best storyline’s in a video game, ever. Definitely underrated by those who enjoy a real cinematic experience, but prefer to grab cleaner games like Assassins Creed.

3. HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED (ANNIVERSARY EDITION) [Xbox360]
My “must buy even if it sucks” title. The best way to spend the 10th anniversary. Nostalgia through the roof, no sleep, 100% fun. Not much to say about this game other than it’s fun.

2. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM [Xbox360]
I’m still playing this, but other than WoW I haven’t played a game this expansive in a long time. While it hasn’t gripped me as much as Oblivion did, I definitely love being back in the world of Tamriel. By far the most experiential game out of the series; the different classes, races, even jobs, give hours and hours of gameplay far beyond the main storyline. Would definitely be my #1 if it wasn’t for…

1. …

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This is what all games should strive to be. It’s not just an FPS, or a puzzle game, it’s an experience to be lived. Think of it this way; it’s a game where there are no enemies to fight, you don’t get weapons or power ups (not even your own fists), all you do is try to find your way from one end of a room to another. It’s such a simple idea, that requires so much time and effort. And along the way you end up (accidentally) unraveling this massive storyline that crosses into other games (go play Half Life series). I thin I’ve played through it like…eight times…and that’s not even including multiplayer!
This is the kind of thing studios should be striving for. While the “in” thing these days is giant MMORPG’s to compete with World of Warcraft (DCU, StarWars:OR, etc) Portal snuck in with a tiny game that made a giant impact. It’s not a game you have to be in the mood to play, it puts you in the mood to play it. A big seller for me is that I can pick it up at any time and feel comfortable. While the story isn’t affected if you haven’t played #1 it adds a LOT more to it, also, check out the HalfLife and Left4Dead series for lots of extra info/easter eggs.

Honorable Mentions:
Marvel vs Capcom 3, Dead Island.

WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE GAMES OF THE YEAR?
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Coffee & Multitasking v.90

1. R.I.P JOKER [i09.com]
Jerry Robinson, creator of Batman’s nemesis Joker died this morning at the age of 89.

2. 2011’s BEST APPS [via iTunes]
Game of the Year: Tiny Tower
App of the Year: Instagram

3. iSKYRIM [Kotaku]
Now there’s an Elder Scrolls V app that acts like an interactive map. Track events and places you need to revisit, and eventually you’ll be able to interact with other players!
(Thanks Czar for the heads up)

4. TWITTER UPDATE [Gizmodo]
Have you checked out the facelift (if you don’t use it on your phone)? They’ve implemented smoother ways of including things like pics and videos in your tweets. They also installed a timeline…hmm a lot of networks seem to be doing that lately…

ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM [game] Review
Alright, I’ve been able to play for a couple days now, I feel like I have a justified view of the game. First things first; why is this such a popular game with…everyone! I’m seeing memes posted from the most unlikely sort. I hate to be one of those dorks to say it, but is it popular just because it’s popular? Have any of these people played any of the other ES games? /rant
Let’s start, at the beginning. The intro, while intense, I felt was too fast paced. Like Oblivion you’re a prisoner who gets thrown into battle. However there comes that point where you eventually have to head off on your own. In Skyrim I felt like when that time came, it was too open ended. I didn’t know enough about the history of the game to make any evaluations as to what I should do next. Oblivion did a great job of telling you about the history of Tamriel, thereby helping you understand your own character.
Gameplay wise, it’s great. They simplified it enough that the button layout works smoothly. And I love that instead of choosing a Class, you can go to different shrines to imbue yourself with Class Blessings (I used to spend hours in 3+4 choosing the “right” class). I like the cue from other games that involve jobs/tasks aside from quests. Smithing, skinning, metalworking, all great time fillers for the game. Before, you’d collect troves of useless items that now have a purpose! Also, you can definitely tell Bethesda took what they learned from Fallout3 and applied it to this game.
Fighting is still pretty much the same. The new magic/shouts are so much fun, and you really have to work at your blocking…I’ve never been into archery in ES games :P And there is no better feeling than standing on the edge of a cliff with a dragon circling you overhead; axe in hand, destruction magic at the ready, shouting a battle cry and readying yourself for the onslaught that’s about to happen!
As with Morrowind and Oblivion I really need to explore the entire map before I feel like I’ve made it anywhere in the game. My only complaint is that it feels like this game is smaller than the last. Almost as if they knew they wanted a wider audience so they pulled a Blizzard and simplified their game too much.
Disclaimer: Be ready for hours of exploring and talking with NPC’s, and if you don’t even know what that means just put the game down…If you haven’t played Morrowind or Oblivion then this game won’t make sense to you. And don’t talk to me about it if you’re one of those people that started with this game, that’s like starting with Halo 3 because of the multiplayer and talking about it like you know Halo.
If you’re into RPG, fantasy, dragons, vikings, Elder Scrolls…definitely pick this up!
I play a Nord / Warrior

ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM [game] Review

Alright, I’ve been able to play for a couple days now, I feel like I have a justified view of the game.
First things first; why is this such a popular game with…everyone! I’m seeing memes posted from the most unlikely sort. I hate to be one of those dorks to say it, but is it popular just because it’s popular? Have any of these people played any of the other ES games? /rant

Let’s start, at the beginning. The intro, while intense, I felt was too fast paced. Like Oblivion you’re a prisoner who gets thrown into battle. However there comes that point where you eventually have to head off on your own. In Skyrim I felt like when that time came, it was too open ended. I didn’t know enough about the history of the game to make any evaluations as to what I should do next. Oblivion did a great job of telling you about the history of Tamriel, thereby helping you understand your own character.

Gameplay wise, it’s great. They simplified it enough that the button layout works smoothly. And I love that instead of choosing a Class, you can go to different shrines to imbue yourself with Class Blessings (I used to spend hours in 3+4 choosing the “right” class). I like the cue from other games that involve jobs/tasks aside from quests. Smithing, skinning, metalworking, all great time fillers for the game. Before, you’d collect troves of useless items that now have a purpose! Also, you can definitely tell Bethesda took what they learned from Fallout3 and applied it to this game.

Fighting is still pretty much the same. The new magic/shouts are so much fun, and you really have to work at your blocking…I’ve never been into archery in ES games :P And there is no better feeling than standing on the edge of a cliff with a dragon circling you overhead; axe in hand, destruction magic at the ready, shouting a battle cry and readying yourself for the onslaught that’s about to happen!

As with Morrowind and Oblivion I really need to explore the entire map before I feel like I’ve made it anywhere in the game. My only complaint is that it feels like this game is smaller than the last. Almost as if they knew they wanted a wider audience so they pulled a Blizzard and simplified their game too much.

Disclaimer: Be ready for hours of exploring and talking with NPC’s, and if you don’t even know what that means just put the game down…
If you haven’t played Morrowind or Oblivion then this game won’t make sense to you. And don’t talk to me about it if you’re one of those people that started with this game, that’s like starting with Halo 3 because of the multiplayer and talking about it like you know Halo.

If you’re into RPG, fantasy, dragons, vikings, Elder Scrolls…definitely pick this up!

I play a Nord / Warrior

*NEW* Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [trailer]

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