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Poem: She, my mystery

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Hey every one, I just wrote this song/poem and just wanted to share. Hope you enjoy.

I have loved her, a mystery
So deeply from my first breath
An enigma, unbeknownst to me
Disguised, a tree among the forest
I look but know not where to find
To discover her among the rest

Love flows through my veins
It pours from my heart towards she
The girl in my fantasy
I know one way to love
With all heart, mind and soul
I have known her not
But love her so
She, my mystery

Lead on oh heart, where my love rests
Pain has caused ache to crave the greater
Search oh eyes, find the beauty of dreams
Nightmares have deepened yearning for this angel
Discern oh mind, separate counterfeit from genuine
Illusions make the desire for authentic more potent

Love flows through my veins
It pours from my heart towards she
The girl in my fantasy
I know one way to love
With all heart, mind and soul
I have known her not
But love her so
She, my mystery

Hearts whole, cannot be grafted
Only broken hearts can join
The pieces mended into one
Hearts, as the phoenix, rise from ashes
In common pain, souls are united
Take my hand and receive this broken heart

Love flows through my veins
It pours from my heart towards she
The girl in my reality
I know one way to love
With all heart, mind and soul
I have now known her
And still love her so
She, my mystery

3 days, 16 hours, 48 min till christmas, and new Lv

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You can almost taste it, Christmas is almost here! Not to mention it is fri which is another fantastic thing. There is going to be very little work getting done today, manifest in this blog post. So any one know what they are getting for Christmas? Did you ask for every awesome title that came out this year for games, or are you looking for that new snow board and gear? Im still not sure what I want for Christmas...I am mainly just looking forward to seeing my family.

*ding* new level! Lv 23, what should I do with my new abilities? Hmmm...oh wait nothing really happens with the new level. Maybe I will just take a long lunch...

Merry Christmas every one!

Only 7 days, 16 hours, 45 min till Christmas!

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Ive had a really cruddy christmas the past few years but this year is going to be great. My parents are coming down to stay for a week, I havent seen my mom in half a year now. All this is great, but there is more...Ive started to see this drop dead gorgeous girl, if it all goes well I think Ill have a great new years as well :)

QQ People are leaving the site because of this?

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Seriously people. I know its all sad that someone lost their job, but come on. Every gaming news company has reviewers that frankly suck...which is why I have rarely even read a review by a paid writer. If you want to know what a game is like I go to the community reviews and look at an average, that has always given me a better opinion. Reviews written by people that want to take their own time and say what they think about a game after playing it for many hours if not beating it first, will always have more in them than some company who is financially backed by a company that made the game. Community reviews run the risk of fan-boys but thats what looking at the average is for.

Any gaming news site is good for exactly that, news and updates on games not out. If you want to know about a game that is out go somewhere else. Any site you go to after this one will have the same problem, they will have the financially backed fan-boy attitude towards one genera/company or another. Get over yourselves and stop overreacting and go play something.

Hitman and some nestalgia

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I went and saw Hitman with my brother last night, and I have to say I am pleasantly surprised and impressed. Ive never had the chance to play the hitman series, but they have always looked pretty good. After seeing a few trailers for the movie it looked good but at the same time I had the feeling that it was going to be under-budgeted and not be what it has the potential to be. It has great action, cool story, and some decent nudity.

On another note, I finally got to play God of War for the first time this weekend. I have to say that ive never been a fan of the playstation, Ive just never played a game on it that made me go Wow! God of War has bumped me a little more towards the PS realm. Talk about an awesome game, I love action adventure games and God of War has all that I love about gaming. Dam it, this might mean that I need to get a PS to play the rest of it and its sequels. Im just so broke...*curses the gods for lack of money*

ahhh, so many good games, so little time....

Why have a party on a monday night?

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God I am exhausted! It was a good party, drinking games and good times were had by all. But dam, a monday night? I was out till 1ish and still had to wake up at 6 to get to work :( But hey, they girl whos house we were at was really into me, she pretty much sat and talked to me all night. Well, time to take a nap at my desk and ponder that thong she kept flashing me.....

What happened to my life?

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The way the gaming industry is going right now, with the release of so many great games, the lives of many have gone a little crazy. There seems to be at least one good game for every platform and genera either coming out or has been release in the past few months. But if you own multiple platforms or like more than one genera then you probably have a dilemma on your hands: have a social life, stay in shape and possibly work to stay alive, or game until you pass out from lack of nourishment.

The former is more likely your choice if you tend to be as addicted to games as I am (I still work so the power stays on but I would call in sick if I could). So how is one to balance the intense influx of awesome games and the life that exists outside our screens? There are a few things you can do to ease the addiction while you go about the levels, um I mean areas, of your life.

1) Pretend you are in the game. This might sound a little nerdy, but let me assure you it is REALLY nerdy. If you are into Guitar Hero, listen to alot of music and try and make up the note patterns in your head. First person shooters? Pretend that your friends are the Flood (you dont want to actually act it out, just think what you would do). Role playing? Make up a mystery and try and solve it by talking to people to figure out clues, if you get some odd looks just ignore them.

2) Get the sound track. Your new favorite game have a sound track? Get it and listen to it while not playing. You may be having withdraws but at least you'll have something to wet that appetite.

3) Use a controller. When you walk, drive, skip, etc...pretend you have a controller in your hand and move the controls as if you are moving yourself.

4) Speak like you are online. "pwned!" "lol, total n00b" "Frag Out!" Say things like this to friends, co-workers, or total strangers. This will keep that competitive spirit up for when you get home.

Now if you use these steps you will probably destroy any social life you ever hoped to have, thus freeing up more time to play those games you were pried from in the first place.

Graphics or Gameplay?

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It seems to me that games are getting shorter and shorter. Many of the games Ive played recently take me under 10 hours to beat, and that's if Im taking my time and not rushing. I remember spending weeks if not months playing one game on some of the older systems, and still having many more hours of play time. Now at the same time MMOG's have endless of hours of game play. My complaint with MMOG's is that there is no real end. You always have more quests to take, a new raid to go on, and another dungeon to explore. What happened to all the games that gave us 40-60 hours of solid game play and still had an ending? However since MMOG's are mainly PC games, and I am looking mainly at console games, we'll put them off to the side for now.

With the ever expanding capability of technology, better graphics and physics have become a standard that the mass of gamers now demand from developers. Which as a result, have driven up development time and costs. So in return, we the gamers receive these visually gorgeous games, but the majority of the time we are cheated on good story lines and character development, or we get games that take less time to beat than tetris.

Who remembers The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the N64? An amazing game, the game took me easily a solid month to beat. The story brought you into the world, and made you care about the characters. Now lets take for instance Gears of War. A truly visually stunning game, which I don't think any one can deny. However, there was absolutely no story! Who were the locust? How long had that war been going on? These questions and more I had when I finished the game (which took my brother and me to finish in maybe 10 hours). Don't get me wrong, Gears of War was a great game, but it was so short and had little to no story. Ive heard the multi-player is good but I just cant bring myself to play it for issues I have with the controls and action responsiveness, which is just my opinion so don't flame me for it.

Developers either create these games like Gears of War which have great graphics and lack story and play time, or these games which have no story, and incorporate highly repetitive actions to unlock something new that you can use (i.e. Pokemon, Guitar Hero, etc). What makes those games so addicting? Is it the graphics? I highly doubt that, they can use 2D side-scroller methods and they still sell games. Is it the story? Well if you count ascending to become a rock star to a virtual crowd a story, you might have a problem and should get that checked out. ;)

Then what is it? I think its the little rewards you get for beating the next boss, or acing that song you love. Now you can flame Microsoft all you want, but they came up with a system of these little rewards that not only help get us all addicted to the games we love, but also add longevity to these short games: Achievements. I have to give Microsoft some props for coming up with the whole achievement system. Achievements may not be that big of a deal to a lot of gamers, but to some it's an obsession to obtain these astronomical gamer scores for their profiles. I fall in the middle of these two, where Im not obsessed with obtaining these huge scores by playing ridiculous amounts of lame games just to increase my score. But at the same time they are fun to get, and will spend a good amount of time trying to get them on the games I like.

I am the type of gamer where I like to find the little easter eggs, unlock the extra equipment, and explore the entire game (which has created a problem for me in MMOG's and open-ended games like Oblivion). But by adding these small achievements to their games, developers have added a huge margin of extra game play time with minimal development and implementation. While some of the achievements are not well thought through in some games, others are really fun to try and get and can take just as much time to get as it did to beat the game.

My feeling is, is that if we are going to be required to pay upwards of $60 for a game, I am going to want to be able to play the game for a good long time, and not just have it look pretty. I have four games for my 360, and I have beaten them, but still have enough game play time still available in each of those games to keep me occupied for the rest of the year, even if I wanted to play non stop. When it all comes down to it, its how much bang for your buck you are getting. Graphics alone do not produce a good bang, its how many hours of fun game play time there are. I know I don't want to slip into a gaming world of virtual reality where I hate every thing but the stunning lifelike graphics. It's about fun not graphics, and lets hope the industry keeps it that way.

Guitar Hero 3

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My brother and I went to the midnight release for guitar hero 3 this weekend, and picked up the reserved copy I had. We then proceeded to play for a good solid five hours straight till we were exhausted. Then first thing sun, when we got up, was to rock out some more for the rest of the day.

I think Neversoft did a pretty good job at keeping the series goin strong. The game definitely has some fall-backs that I dont care too much for, but overall they kept the good things and added some cool new stuff. The battles, online play and new co-op career is pretty sweet. And aside from a hand full of abysmal songs that I cringe at every time I play, it has a good playlist.

Now if only they would get guitarhero.com up and running so I can link my gamertag to my online account Ill be pretty dam happy.

Politically Correct

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I am so sick of how 'political correctness' has saturated our society. I am all about getting rid of racism and double standards based on sex, race, or lifestyle. But we have gone the other way and turned women's rights into oppression of men, politically correct language into censorship, civil rights against racial discrimination into a social segregation enforced by all races. All I am saying is that every one needs to get over being so dam sensitive and grow some balls. Maybe then we can accept ourselves and others as equal human beings.

Where is the line that crosses from harmless language to oppression? So many people it seems, draw that line so close to 'harmless language' that something that is not even close to being racist, sexist, etc, is made out to be just that. What kind of retarded society are we living in when we squash a benign comment and yet real racism, sexism, etc, is prevalent is other areas that get no attention.

It seems one group is apologizing to another, for events that happened before most were even born. Or we accommodate a group because they are so whiny and vocal for things that are asinine and ridiculous. Im sorry but life can take a dump on you some times, and it takes a strong person to get back up and trudge on without complaining. But we live in a society that gets a splinter and then cries bloody murder for the rest of eternity. Granted, there are things that are very legitimate out there, but they compose a small percentage of all the bull that people cry wolf over. My conclusion: people are stupid. There are individuals that are intelligent but most of society has **** for brains.

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