I'm currently downloading two PS3 games over the PlayStation Network from the Welcome Back Package. I picked Infamous and Little Big Planet. The E3 trailer for Infamous 2 looked really good and since I never played the first one I picked it and you can't beat the price...lol. I heard a lot about Little Big Planet and I'm looking forward to playing it and seeing what all of the hype was about. There is also a free music service membership that I'll probably download as well. Like I said you can't beat free. I saw in the email that there was also a selection of over 100 free items to get in the marketplace, but I haven't seen anything about that in the Welcome Back section in the store. I signed up for the free 30 day subscription to PlayStation Premium or whatever they call it. I then received an email that said I will be charged after the subscription time runs out IF I don't go in and cancel the subscription. Sony you sneaky devils, but at least you warned me. All in all I was very impressed with the whole thing and I think Sony handled the situation in the best way they could have given the circumstances.
Who wants to post on a site where the simplest question or post can get negative comments and then locked by the staff mods...ugh. I'm done with this site...again. By the way all I posted was that I had hit 5000 posts on the forums.
After a very busy 2010 I finally reserved a day to sit down and finish MGS4 and I'm glad that I did. I forgot just how much I love this game series and getting to see how MGS4 wrapped up was really nice. Even though I'm probably the last person on the face of the Earth to finish this game I still will not post any spoilers. I thought the ending was beautifully done and teasing at the same time, which it wouldn't be and still be a Hideo Kojima classic. I'm excited for Metal Gear Rising to get the in between story on what happened to Raiden. I'm sure there will be some Snake cameos in the game just like there were in Sons of Liberty. Now I have an urge to play Snake Eater....I can feel my addiction resurfacing, lol.
I recently, per the suggestion of a friend, downloaded a new addon for WoW called Mob Map. After downloading it and then going into WoW to adjust the settings for the addon my computer decided to implode. I think what happened was that my poor excuse for a graphics card couldn't handle me stretching its limits any longer and faded away. So after trying without success to download new drivers for my card I took it up to this local guy to have him diagnose....prognosis new graphics card needed. I made the decision to put a 9 series monster, an upgrade from my 7 series Nvidia, into my computer. Unfortunately, my computers power supply couldn't handle the card and I was forced to go with an 8 series. I had also decided to put a couple extra gigs of RAM into my system, but for some reason it wouldn't recognize it. So I'm stuck in my Dell...for now. I figure it appears I have upgraded my current system to its full potential and will run it for another year and then make the big decision of what I want to upgrade to. So while Dell makes some nice systems, they are unfortunately difficult to upgrade so I will most likely not be a repeat customer.
Well after weeks and weeks of issues with my computer I finally found the culprit.....my dad's router that I had setup a wireless router off of for my room. Something got into that router and corrupted it so that I wasn't able to update Windows or any spyware programs. It was also blocking certain things on the web and causing some adware problems as well. I am so glad to have my computer back up and running with all of my stuff (music and games) back on it and WoW is waiting for me to return. I know...I know it will take over my life, but I don't care I've gone without that obsession for too long.
See you guys around.
Sorry that these blogs have been short and repetitive, but when your PS3 and your 360 both crap out at the same time there is little more to report than shipping updates. I sent my 360 back via the "coffin" that we have all, unfortunately, come to know and lov....hate. I hope to have it back soon, my xbl account misses me terrribly. But I do have my PS3 and MGS4 back at the tip of my fingers once again.
....just a note for all you Elite owners out there who might be tricked into thinking yours is a cut above the rest......there not. Mine was an Elite model too.
UPS just delivered my PS3 about 20 minutes ago and I am stoked to have it back home safe and sound. Now I'm still waiting on the coffin for my 360 to come so I can get back into my usual playing schedule.
.....now i'm off to play MGS4!