Around 1 year and 4 months since I last made a blog post on Gamespot but here I am. I'm doing pretty well, I'm into my second half of my second year at university studying Computer Games (Software Development), it's going pretty good now; if you remember my last blog post from 2010 then you would remember I said I hated the course, it's starting to grow on me now. It's a short course, only being in 3 days a week - 2 of them, I'm only in 9 till 1 - and there's only around 9 weeks left before I finish for the summer. Right now in the course, I'm doing a 12 week coursework involving making a platform game between 6 people (2 programmers, 2 designers and 2 artists), it's only been 3 weeks in and it's already looking promising and up to speed so hopefully this project wouldn't drag me down under the next few weeks.
Regarding my gaming life, I'm starting to branch out a little and try different games, I never used to like FPS until I played Modern Warfare 2 and now I've tried a few more such as other CoD games and the surprisingly difficult Bioshock but now I'm really enjoying FPS and won't hesistate as much if one comes out and I'm unsure wether or not I would be any good at it. I've also said I would like to try RPG's so I bought Skyrim for Christmas and I got Fallout 3 around 2 weeks and still none of them have entered my xbox yet, I think Skyrim still has it's cellofane wrapper still around it; hah I'll get round to it. Lately, I've built up a huge to-do list of games, movies, tv shows, books over the past year and I've started going through them one at a time and trying not to buy anything new until I finish everything (which could be a long time away).
I've purchased quite a few other games over Christmas which I've yet to play or complete such as Mario Kart 7, Mario 3d Land, AC Revelations, Saints Row the Third and Batman Arkham City. I completed Arkham City within a few days after starting it, I really enjoyed it and to anyone who hasn't played it yet, I would highly recommend it to fans of the first game. Tv shows, I've started watching Heroes on Netflix (UK netflix is pretty poor), I also started watching How I met your mother over Christmas and the other day, I've finally caught up - watching 150 episodes within a few weeks I find is pretty impressive. I've still got other things to watch like the new season of Family guy & South park that I also got over Christmas.
So on Gamespot, how is everyone doing? I've recently set my blog back so anyone tracking me can view it instead of having to be friends, I know some people starting tracking me recently and I haven't been friends with them so they never seen my blog but hopefully they can get some insight into my life. I know I haven't been on Gamespot much, making no blogs and a whopping 13 whole forum posts in 2011, I do use GS to watch E3, read game reviews and casually browse the forums though so I might start making the odd forum post again here and there.
It's coming up to my 5th year on Gamespot anniversary soon (not including another account I made back in Jan 2006) and out of those 5 years, I've probably been active for around 1-2 of them but I have met some really good fun people and I don't know if they still remember me but if you do and are reading this ridiculously fun fact filled blog then feel free to send me a message or leave a comment if you want to chat/catch up or if anyone just wants to get to know me better then feel free to also message/leave a comment.
Chris (I no longer like my username of Dj-Dark-1, I never use it for anything anymore :()