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You Know The Routine...

Busy...Blah blah blah... I'm back again! I figure you guys are use to this by now. :P

Hope you've all been happily gaming! I got swept up with my new job and some other life issues so I let GS slide once again. I dusted off all my consoles today so I'm jumping back into gaming. :)

Splinter Cell: Double Agent

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Hiding in broad daylight just doesn't work...

On one of my breaks at work I saw this game in the discount bin at a local drug store. It's been out for a while so it's about time I got it :P It's pretty good but I'm a bit bored with it now. Guess sneaking around gets old after a while. I should get around to beating it soon.

Best moment So Far: Dragging an enemy underwater through a sheet of ice.

Progress: Just beat the cruise ship mission.

Next Goal: Beat JBA H.Q III

Achievements:

Red Dead Redemption

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Howdy.

I've been dying to get this game for a while now! I still haven't bought it, but a friend at work let me borrow it. I can't believe I waited so long to play this!! It got off to a bit of a slow start for me (rounding up cattle just didn't excite me :P), but eventually the massive game world alone was enough to get me hooked. It's so easy to head off on towards the next mission and get side tracked by helping random people. I'm not letting myself play it again until I buy it. Otherwise my friend will never get it back :P

Best moment So far: Everything!!! (besides rounding up cattle :P)

Progress: Just finished raiding Fort Mercer with a machine gun.

Next Goal: Buy it.

Trophies:

bronze

Beware of Kittens!

In September, I picked up these two cute little guys from a friend here. My landlord let me get them even though my lease says no pets. They've been keeping me pretty busy destroying stuff in between their many naps but they're too cute to be mad at! I didn't even mind cleaning up all the wires on my computer since they love chewing on them for some reason... Everyone at work says they're abusing me since I'm covered with scratches :P

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Here they are the day after I got them (8 months old). The black ones name is Thumper and the tan ones name is Stuart. Don't ask. I didn't name them :P

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Here they are a few weeks ago. They grow so fast!

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Here they are today and caught in the act of destroying my junk closet :P

I could ramble on a bit about work but I'm sure you guys don't want to here about lead free process design and surface mount PCB assembly :P

Have a good week guys! Feel free to point me in the direction of anything important I missed here over the last few months.

Quote of the Month: It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens. ~Cynthia E. Varnado

Charted!

Hey guys!

Hope you've all be doing well! I've been extremely busy with work... (so same excuse as usual for not being around these past couple weeks :P).

Multiplayer Madness in Liberty City

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Started playing GTA IV online. Kind of sad, but this was the first game I've actually played online with my Xbox 360 :P It was fun at first, but it's obvious that this game has been out a while and I'm just starting out. Let's just say getting one-shotted all the time isn't exactly fun :P Not a whole lot of decent people to play with either. I actually got in more fights than I care to admit (mostly with the annoying "girls don't play video games"idiots :roll: ). On the plus side, my rep went up a couple stars and I did meet a few cool people. I'm definitely more of a solo gamer, but it's fun to tell off a few people every now and then. :lol: If any of you want to help me go for a few achievements let me know! Other than that, I'm done with this game until I get the two expansions.

New Achievements:

"Of course it's locked... It's always locked!"

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Finally beat my second game of the year (after having it since Christmas): Uncharted 2! Love this game! Just the opening level alone was enough to get me hooked. I also loved Drake's sarcastic comments throughout the game. The ending was also really good. I've actually beaten the game 3 times (on normal, hard, and crushing) and I have all the single player trophies. I'm going online with it once I get a mic. Thanks to killerband55 for taking me into his clan. I'll be online soon! :)

New Trophies:

bronze

silver

gold

Almost beaten game #3...

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I'm just about done with LOZ: Spirit Tracks. I'm almost ready to take on the final boss. Just one last thing to do in that annoying spirit tower Link has to go to after every dungeon. Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed with the new Zelda games. They have their fun moments and mechanics but are way too easy and sometimes repetitive (that Temple of the Ocean King place in Phantom Hourglass and now the Spirit Tower in Spirit Tracks). Going back to the same place over and over again isn't very exciting...

None other than King Koopa himself!

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I've chosen Bowser as the winner for my All Time Greatest Villain bracket. I love that big Koopa guy! One of my earliest gaming memories was taking him on at the end of Yoshi's Island. You have to admire his tenacity as well. I mean what other villain could fail to kidnap the same princess over and over again, lose to a short fat plumber with a moustache, and still have the will to keep trying?

Other Stuff:

-I've snagged 3 new shiny GS emblems and gained a level since my last blog:

Comic-Con 2010 Pixel Watcher IconGreatest Game Villain Bouncer IconGreatest Game Villain Loyal Minion Icon

-Paying bills is a little more complicated than I thought so no new purchases. My 90 day newly hired period at work is almost over so I should be seeing bigger paychecks and new games soon 8)

Have a great week guys! :D

Quote of the Week: "Great, power's out, and a girl's trapped. I swear to God, if there's a zombie around the next corner..." - Nathan Drake, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Riding Solo

Thanks s_h_a_d_o... :P I'm sure you all know the rules by now but:

  • 1. Put Your iTunes (or other music player) on Shuffle.
  • 2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
  • 3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
  • 4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.
  • 5. Tag at least 10 friends.
  • 6. Anyone tagged has to do the same, because fun pointlessness spreads like a virus.

And now you're all going to suffer through my taste in music :twisted: :P

1. If someone says, "Is This Okay?" You Say:

  • Dynamite - Taio Cruz [It's okay so light it up :P]

2. How would you describe yourself?

  • Whoa Is Me - Down With Webster [guess I think I'm Whoa :P]

3. What do you like in a guy/girl?

4. How do you feel today?

5. What Is Your Life's Purpose?

  • Whatever - Godsmack [Guess I don't care...]

6. What is your motto?

  • Love the Way You Lie - Eminem Feat. Rihanna [Actually if I'm burning, please don't just stand there and watch me :P]

7. What do your friends think of you?

8. What do you think of your parents?

  • Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash [uh? :? My parents do like country music]

9. What do you think about very often?

10. What is 2+2?

11. What do you think of your best friend?

  • Now You're Gone - Basshunter [I moved away from her so I do kind of miss my best friend]

12. What do you think of the person you like?

  • Airplanes - B.O.B. Feat. Hayley Williams [Could really use a wish right now...]

13. What is your life story?

  • Not Afraid - Eminem [That would have been awesome for #19 :P]

14. What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • Run This Town - Jay-Z Feat. Rihanna [I would like to run this place :twisted: ]

15. What do you think of when you see the person you like?

  • Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner [My ex did think everything was about him :roll: ]

16. What will you dance to at your wedding?

  • Paper Airplanes - Ke$ha [No throwing rice at my wedding. Just paper airplanes insteaad :P]

17. What will they play at your funeral?

18. What is your hobby/interest?

19. What is your biggest fear?

20. What is your biggest secret?

21. What do you think of your friends?

  • Memories - David Guetta Feat. Kid Cudi [Some crazy times :P]

22. What will you put as the title?

  • Riding Solo - Jason Derulo [I was singing this at work last week :lol:]

Next victims to Gamespot's latest tagging virus:

  • @hush404
  • @HawkGamer2008
  • @Soulless4now
  • @zinoalex
  • @SonicHomeboy
  • @Platyphyllum
  • @Bozanimal
  • @David_lck
  • @armyman_22
  • @s84

You don't have to do it again if you've already done one. ;)


Sorry, suffering from bloggers block so that's it. To sum up the past week:

-Pigeons are now extinct in Liberty City! Working on some of the multiplayer achievements but I'm terrible so it's going to be a while :P

-Forgot I need to start paying my student loan so no Red Dead Redemption this week :(

Pigeon Hunting Season Is Open!*

That's right little flying rats... it's hunting time!**

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Nothing personal just business... the statues of Liberty City put a hit out on you.

The last thing I have to do to get the 100% Complete achievement on GTA IV is hunt down 200 pigeons scattered in various locations across 3 different islands. Easy enough, huh? To make it worse they seem to be on the endangered species list because every time I shoot one every cop in the city comes after me. :roll: Only 160 more to go!

That's about it for gaming. I've been hunting about 10 pigeons per night then falling asleep. Well, except for this one other thing...

I promised myself I'd never do this...

It's bad... I never thought I do this! It's so not me. What was I thinking? Guess the pressure from people at work finally got to me. I'm serious you guys will probably think less of me after knowing this but I've got to tell someone:

Someone at work gave me a book to read last week. I hate reading but I thought I'd be nice and just read a few chapters. Well, that turned into the whole book and then she lent me the 3 other books in the series which I just finished yesterday. That's right... I'm now a Twilight fan :cry: Who thought sparkly vampires and werewolves could be so addicting.

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No I haven't seen the movies (I will be though :P). And I'm definitely not obsessed over it. Trust me! :P In fact, I'm dying to see this new movie @naci_lobo introduced me to on his blog today. Looks hilarious!

Sneaky emblems (Random Thoughts)

- Apparently, I earned two new emblems I had no idea I got (thanks for the PM Gamespot. I was getting ready to complain about not having the Best of E3 one and I forgot all about the boxart one:P)

Box Art Aficionados IconE3 2010 Ballot Stuffer Icon

- Exhausted from my new job. They've got me doing everthing from conference calls with customers, meetings, designing circuits, finding parts, and researching stuff. I'm learning a lot though.

- Picking up Red Dead Redemption next Friday. If you're wondering why I'm waiting until then, I get paid plus car payments are expensive :P

Of The Weeks

Song most stuck in my head this week:"Find true love the fairytale kind..."

Quote of the week: "The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more."

Have a great week guys! 8) All the best.


*No pigeons were harmed in the making of this blog. Well, virtual ones but they don't count.

**I could never really harm a feather on an actual pigeon (no matter what they did to my car). I even waited for a few to get off the road on my way to work.

If anyone else is hunting them I highly recommend this interactive map. I'm finding it very helpful. And no, it's not cheating. I'm not wasting weeks tracking pigeons on my own.

A Moving Story 2: Movin' On Up!

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Happy Canada Day weekend (and 4th of July to my American friends)! :D Let's just say the past few weeks have been a blur! As I mentioned in my previous blog, I was looking at an apartment for my new job I got in a small town. The day I saw it I took it. Then everything happened so fast I can barely remember it all.

Moving is about my least favourite thing to. Thankfully, this is only the second time I've had to do it. The first time was on a Friday the 13th and let's just say it's a bad day to move :P This time was better but I had to leave the city and return to the country which was hard for me to do.

Chapter 1: My First Test Drive!

The day after my last blog, my parents drove me 3 hours to check out the apartment I had my eye on. I instantly loved it! It's a two bedroom upstairs apartment which is a huge step up from my little basement bachelorette box I had in the city. It has a huge kitchen, a living room, a full bathroom, and two extra rooms I had no idea what to do with The best part is that it's $100 cheaper per month than the little apartment box I was in. So yeah, I was sold and I signed the lease that day. Now that I had a place to live, I needed a car to get to work so our next stop was the car dealership.

I've had my eye on a Chevy Cobalt so that's what I ended up getting. I took it for a test drive (just me so I guess the dealership trusts people) and ended up getting lost :lol: I was thinking about flooring it to Mexico but I eventually found my way back to the dealership. My parents said they thought I wasn't coming back and the owner was looking a little worried :P Two days later, I drove my new bundle of joy 3 hours home to the city. I also took out a few traffic cones at a construction site... Oops :oops:

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Here's my new baby! :P It doesn't have all the amazing features it could but it's perfect for my first car. Took a while to get use to driving but I'm speeding just like everyone else now. 8)

Chapter 2: The Trials of Last Minute Packing.

Stupid me decided to pack the day before the movers came. This was also the day after my goodbye party so I was a tad hung over to top it all off :P I frantically threw stuff in boxes, wrapped up breakable stuff then threw them in boxes too. Then, to my horror, I ran out of boxes! :o So I threw stuff in garbage bags and crammed more stuff in my car (has a surprisingly big trunk). Then I realized my game collection still wasn't packed! This was the first time in my life I hated to be a gamer :P I was tired so I just went to sleep and set my alarm to wake up a few hours before the movers came. The next day, by some miracle, I found a box so I got most of my games in it. The rest went into a garbage bag and into my car. Garbage bags are totally underrated! :lol:

The movers came and I set off for my new little town. I was also sad to be leaving my old apartment. :( It wasn't much but I did live there for 3 years. The 3 hour drive was killer! Nothing but trees and gas stations. I had the radio cranked for most of the way. Alejandro and Love Drug came on like 5 times and were stuck in my head for a week after that :roll: I finally arrived and waited about a half hour for the moving guys to show up.

Chapter 3: I Need More Stuff...

The moving guys worked extremely fast! The cute one complemented me on my game collection and said he wanted to hook up my TV and play my games on the drive down :lol: Oh and My couch couldn't fit through the front door so they pulled it up to the roof without using anything and it was just two of them :shock: Once all my stuff was in, it only took up one room... So I had two huge empty ones. My landlord dropped by and jokingly told me I needed more stuff :P

Unfortunately, my cable and internet took a week and a half to get hooked up. They had to run a wire from across the street and I had to keep bugging them to show up :roll: For that week, I watched about 100 episodes of the Simpsons on DVD and explored my new town. And it just so happened to be E3 week so I missed out on all the new emblems once again... sigh.

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Killer stairs that lead up to my apartment. It's fun dragging stuff up them...

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The roof the two moving guys pulled the couch onto without any equipment. No idea how they did it :P

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All my stuff from my old apartment fits into one room. :lol:

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The view of the ocean about a minute walk from my apartment.

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Standing in the same spot as the last picture but different angle.

***

I started my job about 2 weeks ago. It's the first job I've ever had that I like getting up for. I may have broke an expensive piece of equipment though, but I'll worry about that tomorrow :P My boss is really nice too. He let us work overtime last week so we could have Friday off to make it a 4 day weekend. I have lots of bills (now officially an adult :P)but I have some money to spend on games now! My hours are great too (9am-5pm Monday to Friday) so I will have lots of time to play them too.

Oh and I got a few more achievements on GTA IV but I'll do a more game related blog next time.

Thanks for reading and have a great week guys! :D

Quote of the Week: "Be nice to your kids. They'll choose your nursing home."

It's Alive!

Hey guys!

Hope you've all been doing well! I noticed a few of you are taking a break from the site but I'm still here for once :P


Gaming Updates:

My Xbox 360 Lives!

I finally dusted off my Xbox 360 and connected it to Live for the first time in over two years! I was expecting it to take an hour to update but it only took like 5 minutes. :P I know this is old news to most of you, but I really love the new layout and avatars you can create. Here's mine:

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My Gamerscore is kind of sad but I've gained about 400 points this week from Grand Theft Auto IV. Feel free to add me if you're friends with me on Gamespot. Just remind me who you are.

Second Game of 2010 - Grand Theft Auto IV

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Finally, after having it since launch day, I beat Grand Theft Auto IV on Tuesday! The funny thing is that I was on the last mission when I stopped playing two years ago and didn't even know. I was totally shocked when I beat one mission Tuesday, and then the credits started rolling :P I'm really enjoying doing all the side stuff now for achievements. I also met one of the creepiest characters that I've ever seen on a video game doing the "No More Strangers" achievement: Eddie Low. Seriously, I've never been so freaked out by a character before. Some of the stuff he says is just plain disturbing. [spoiler] I was happy you get to kill him though. I emptied my entire shotgun on him I hated him so much. And the article on Liberty Tree after you kill him is hilarious :P [/spoiler]

I'm going to try and get all the achievements for this one. Not sure I can pull off the multiplayer ones but the single player ones don't seem too bad. I need to get the two expansions though. The hardest ones for me are going to be beating the game again in under 30 hours (I spent too much time playing around on my first play through), and getting 100% complete (I'm at 90% now). Right now I'm working on the stunt jumps.

New Achievements:

More Platinum - Assassin's Creed 2

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I also got around to getting the last four PS3 trophies I needed for the platinum. It only took me ten minutes thanks to smoke bombs and Youtube :P Assassin's Creed 2 is the perfect example of how a sequel should be done! It improved upon all the problems that the first one had and added lots of fun new elements. I'm not sure if I want to get the 2 DLC episodes for it or not.

New Trophies:

bronze---

platinum

The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks

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Okay so Link's a train engineer now... Where does Nintendo come up with this stuff? :P Loving the game so far though although it is a bit too easy. Actually, I find all the new Zelda games too easy for some reason. I also don't like returning to the Spirit Tower after every dungeon, but it's not as bad as the Ocean King's Temple from Phantom Hourglass *shivers* I'm on my way to the third dungeon now.

Random Thoughts:

-Can't wait for E3. I'm really looking forward to any information on the new Wii Zelda.

-I really need to pick up Red Dead Redemption, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and about 100 other games I missed :P

-Still playing a bit of WoW even though I said I'd quit :P The main reason is I "forgot" to cancel my subscription and another payment came out so I might as well play it. Still unhappy with the pay to use content but I'm excited to see what Cataclysm does to the game.

-The Wii is my new dust collector (My Xbox 360 is happy it's not anymore :P). I'm really disappointed with the game selection for the Wii. Beyond Zleda, Mario, and Metroid there isn't much. Nintendo needs some better 3rd party developers!


Life Updates:

College is over and army training is done until August so I've gone from incredibly busy to being bored out of my mind (that's why I got so much gaming done :P). But I did find a job!! The bad news is it's in a town 3 hours away so I'm going to have to move. I really love the city I'm in now so it's going to be hard to leave. :( The town I'm moving to is pretty much the middle of nowhere too. I also might have to leave the army since there's no unit close by. It's better than having to move to Alberta like a lot of my friends had to though.

I hate it when things change but that's how life goes I guess. My parents are getting me a car since I'm going to need one where I'm moving to. It's going to be my first car so I'm really excited ( I drive like an old lady though :lol: )!!! I can also get a new computer and buy all the games I missed out on with my new job. That should keep my mind off missing the city. Plus with a car I can come back whenever I want!

My new boss is really nice so he is waiting for me to find a place to live before I have to start. I think I've found a great apartment though. I'm going to go see it tomorrow so hopefully I'll be all moved in and able to start work next week. Oh and my college graduation ceremony is coming up so that should be fun too :P

Thankfully it will be a busy week! I found out I like being busy more than being bored :P

***

Have a great week guys and thanks for reading! 8)

Quote of the Week: "Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine."

6 Year GameSpot-iversary

Thursday marked the 6th year that I've been on GameSpot! It's also the first year I haven't been on one of my vacations during this time so I get to make a blog about it :P Seems like ages ago when 15 year old me came across this site while I was bored in High School keyboarding class (I just wish she would have thought of a more creative username :P). Now I'm 21 and an unofficial college graduate ready to jump into my career. The only thing that hasn't changed is I still love video games as much now as I did back then.

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Back in my day we didn't even have these fancy blogs or unions. We had to survive on forums alone and we liked it!

I know I disappear a lot (my level would probably be in th 50s if I didn't :P) but something about this site keeps making me come back. I've met lots of interesting people too. So to all my GameSpot friends thank you for making this site awesome :D

It Takes 3 Weeks To Break A Habit...

...so if I can go 3 weeks without disappearing again I might be able to stick around this time :P Yep, I'm back from my 1,000th disappearance from GS. Hope you've all been well!

Video games have really taken a back seat in my life lately. To be honest I don't really enjoy them as much as I use to. World of Warcraft has turned into one big boring gear fest and Blizzard has started charging real money for in-game vanity items which really turns me off. Having pay to use content in a game that already has a monthly subscription fee is just plain greed. After my subscription ends I'm probably going to call it quits. All 3 of my consoles have become dust collectors too. I haven't even touched Assassin's Creed II since my last blog. At least my Xbox 360 has company now :P

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You can keep your shiny $25 dollar space pony Blizzard. And ya know what? I'm keeping my $15 a month. We're through!! I can't believe I wasted my time on you... *sniff*

Does this mean I'm turning into non-gamer girl? I doubt it. I think I just don't have time for them. I finally got my project done so I'm a unofficial college graduate!! ("Unofficial" because they won't give me mah diploma until graduation in June. Always something... sigh) I've been job hunting and I have two interviews next week. With any luck I'll have my full time job soon! And when that happens I can stop worrying about finding a job and maybe, just maybe, I'll fall in love with video games again!

As for GameSpot, I'm going to try and kick my disappearing habit this time. And who knows, maybe reading about some games might peak my interest in them again. So yeah, I'll be lurking in your blogs again pretty soon :P

Almost to the Finish Line

Hey Guys!

Just wanted to pop in after another disappearance. 2010 is turning into an awesome year for me so far ( hope I didn't just jinx it :lol: ).

I've been focusing all my time on the college project I keep complaining about. It's about 80% done now!! I've got 26 pages of the 40 page report done, and the final circuit boards are almost ready to go. With any luck it will be finished in the next couple weeks, then it's job hunting time. I don't have enough for rent next month though, so I may have to live at school until it's done :P

Beat my first game of the year today: Assassin's Creed 2. Ubisoft really fixed all the repetitive problems the first one had. The ending and Subject 16's video really floored me! I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a story so much in a video game. :) I highly recommend it even if you hated the first one. Plus it's a great way to pick up some Italian words :P I'm planning to go for the platinum trophy now. Just need No Hitter, Messer Sandman, Sweeper, and Kleptomaniac.

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Speaking of platinum, I also got my second platinum PS3 trophy for InFamous. Wasn't too hard, but I never want to see another blast shard or electric sticky grenade again. :P

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See what I can do when World of Warcraft doesn't take up all my gaming time? :P I'll be moving on to Uncharted 2 once I'm bored with AC 2. Then, I swear, my Xbox 360 will be dusted off.

So yeah, having lots of fun gaming and doing lots of work on my project have kept me away for the site this time. Sorry I've been missing all your blogs too but I probably won't be around or another few weeks.

Quote of the Month: "Nulla e reale, tutto e lecito" - Ezio Auditore, Assassin's Creed II.

GG's Best and Worst of 2009 Awards

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Merry belated Christmas, Happy 2010, and whatever other holidays you celebrate! I hope you all had a safe and happy hoilday season! :D

I had a really great Christmas and birthday on the 24th! Although I do kind of feel old now that I'm 21. I didn't get everything I asked "Santa" for last blog (his car broke down and he had to pay over $1000 to get it fixed so I understand :P), but I'm really happy with my haul this year. I got Assassin's Creed II, Uncharted II, and inFamous (all for the PS3). For my birthday, I got The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks.

I managed to beat inFamous on New Year's Eve giving me a grand total of 2 games beat in 2009. It was dangerously close to only being one so I'm happy. inFamous was amazing, and the ending was a real shocker! (bad pun, sorry) I beat the game as good first, and now I'm working on the evil side/collecting all the trophies. I kind of feel bad making Cole evil though :P

Since it's a new year, I've decided to make my own best and worst of 2009 blog. Looking back, 2009 turned out to be one of the fastest and most challenging years I can remember. Surgery, failing my project, being stuck in debt, getting my wisdom teeth out, and worst of all: an even more dismal gaming year than last year.

So without further adieu:

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[Overall Best Game Played]

This is my favourite game of 2009. Since I only played a couple games this year, it wasn't exactly hard to pick the winner:

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Resident Evil 5 - I really enjoyed the story, the action, and the graphics were just simply jaw dropping.

[Boss That Killed Me The Most]

That one boss who just wouldn't go down, and inspired the worst "hurl my controller at the TV moment" of 2009:

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Ndseu, Resident Evil 5 - Sure, he's a pushover on easy/normal but try beating him on Veteran/Professional. A couple smacks with a light pole and a few annoying Majini rockets then it's game over.

[Best Game I Think I Missed Out On]

This is a tough one! 2009 was one of the best years for games and I never got a chance to play most of them:

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Batman Arkham Asylum - With amazing scores, and everyone saying how fun it is, I feel like this is the best game I never got to play. I'm definitely getting it this year though :P

[Biggest Acomplishment]

I'd like to say it was graduating college (stupid project... :P) but instead this award goes to my best gaming achievement of theyear:

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Resident Evil 5 Platinum Trophy -I had to play through the game 3 times, and tons of Lickers lost their lives to raise enough money to upgrade everythig but I did it!

[Best Virtual Item]

Sure it's nothing but shiny pixels, but this award goes to may favourite in-game item of 2009:

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Raven Lord Mount, World of Warcraft - I must have killed the boss that drops this at least 100 times but I finally got it in 2009.

[Most Annoying Enemy]

This enemy wasn't hard to beat by any means. This one enemy just had some annoying quality that got on my nerves the most last year:

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Scrap Crab Spider thingys, inFamous – It doesn't take much to kill them but they can really get under your skin. They tend to scurry away and hide, then track you down after you've forgotten about them. Don't get me started on their rocket launcher wielding master though.

[Biggest Dust Collector]

This award sadly goes to the gaming console that was neglected the most last year. It's really not its fault, I just can't seem to find the time to play the poor thing...

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Yep, it's my Xbox 360. Anyone who has me on Live will notice it's been over 2 years since I logged in. I vow to play it more in 2010. I just hope it doesn't go "Red Ring of Death" on me as its revenge.

[The "Just Plain Fun" Game of the Year]

This award goes to the game that I simply had the most fun playing. Blasting things, making decisions that effect the story, it was all just shockingly awesome:

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inFamous. I could go on forever about how much fun it is to zap people with lighting and surf on power lines. Let's just say I had a blast!

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I hope everyone has a great 2010! It's The Year of the Tiger so I have a feeling it'll be a good year :D