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Cliff jumping, Camping and a new DS lite for my Nintendo addiction

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can also been seen at my blog -http://snowboardgamer.blogspot.com/

BREAKING NEWS GUYS --- I GOT A DS LITE!

The above may not be groundbreaking for any of you, but it is for me as the last handheld system I had was almost bigger than the Wii system itself haha. You may think im trying to be funny ( I am), but its also true. My parents bought us a Game Gear system back in the day (maybe 1994?) which was the first colour handheld system, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. That thing was a beast...took up like 100 batteries and used them up faster than Lindsay Lohans career failed (zing). Anyway got it off a guy used, so cut out the store trying to over charge me as I got a Black DS lite w charger, and 3 game (GTA chinatown wars, Final Fantasy 3, and a Dementium) for $80. The guy even delivered it to me, so I was quite pleased. I then found some sick games for great prices used.... Zelda minish cap for GBA ($20), Zelda Phantom Hourglass ($25) and Mario and Luigis: Bowsers Inside Story ($20). So I have enough to tide me over for however many trips I go on in the next year or so at least!

Game Gear

Lots of other stuff going on in my life as well, just got back from a long weekend camping...I had been dying to go as it was my first camping trip of the year. Good times drinking with friends, boating and cliff jumping! Check out this quick video edit I made from the trip and posted on my youtube channel....Fun times in the Canadian Summer.

http://youtube/jb0gNPEcLZA

I have also been really binging on Zelda games...so not the worst addiction but still on a bit of a overload. I finally beat Twilight Princess, which ended up taking me about 3 years to complete! Well worth it in the end, epic ending to say the least. The reason it took me so long was because of the damn Wolf portions, and me losing interest (mostly due to confusion of where to go next in the biggest Zelda game world created thus far)

Im now replaying on of my all time favorites, Zelda the Windwaker for Gamecube. Love the art soo much, definetely one of the most epic journeys, even with a bit too much sailing.

All this Zelda has been great...some of the greatest adventures in Video Games IMO...if you have played a Zelda, or multiple what is your favorite? Or why do you think the game is so highly regarded, or overrated?

hope all is good with everyone, take care and hope to hear from your comments

Windwaker

Im a Bully!

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Its not all about the newest games, and most popular games....this is something I have learned time and time again playing video games, especially since I got older.

When I started playing video games the gaming industry wasnt as mainstream, and the internet wasnt commonly used as it is today, so it wasnt as much of an issue. But it is these days...As a gamer I dont know how you wouldnt be aware of the fanboyism, and competitive nature of people on the internet. example: COD vs other shooter, and 360 vs PS3 on comment boards ahha....the list goes on.

The latest game that I completed really hammered this home, and that game was Bully Scholarship Edition for the xbox 360 (originaly released on the PS2 and xbox). It was original released in 2006, but re release with the new edition back in 2008 for the PC and 360. Its a Rockstar sandbox game, very similar to GTA, but from the perspective of a high school student. This makes things seem a lot more innocent, as there is no car, guns or hookers...but under the surface there is quite a bit of adult themes and jokes. Lots of funny missions to do, 7 different school subjects to pass and side missions. Quests you usually do for a certain group, and it affects your relationships with each (nerd, bullies, jocks)..nothing new there but really fun because the voice acting is really well done and reminds myself of days back in school when you really had to deal with similar types of people in real life. Of course theres bike races, go kart races, and side jobs as well like paper routes to make cash. blah blah blah, right?


Bully

The first couple hours playing it felt a bit awkward, but I figured that was because it was last gen and doesnt hold my hand like a lot of current games do. But i pushed through and very happy I did because once those credits rolled I was almost sad it was over...a great journey and game world rockstar created with ton and tons of hidden fun. I finished off 100% completion last night, with all achievements...so that goes to show how much I enjoyed it as I dont really 100% many games.

Final Review Score - 8.5/10

Vacation, never enough and always too fast

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original blog post athttp://snowboardgamer.blogspot.com/

quick blog update, on vacay for a about a week in a half...so thought i would drop a line or two. If you work a job and have vacation weeks, you know these all too well...as you look forward to them all year...get them and its over before you know it haha

ANyways I will be missing Canada Day in Ottawa for the first time in years, so kinda sad i guess cause its always a wild time in the streets. Now on a real sad note I will miss be missing Prince William and Kate visiting Canada for the first time as a married couple....but really who cares about that besides girls and gossip mags/websites!

**edit**

forgot to tell where i am going...ottawa to kingston for a couple days - then to Toronto for Canada day - then next day down to Niagra fall/st catharines for the weekend...then back up to kingston. Thats only the first week...

anyway going to see some family I havent seen in year, should be a lot o fun

leaving on a musical note, this song is going to be rocked all vacation long...and its to oldie, but a great video game....can you remember the name of the game? (easy trivia alert for nerds like myself)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oECMdFpMp-c

pls leave comments....i love that stuff!

To sell or not to sell...that is the question

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Deciding to keep or sell games can be tough!!

as originally seen athttp://snowboardgamer.blogspot.com/


Anyone else have trouble selling games? Feel like you might want to have it for your collection or library of gaming, that Tyou may want to play it again sometime 10 years down the road? Well I do...and I think im the worst for it...well not the worst as Im sure there are some video game hoarders out there haha (thinking chairs made out of old SNES cartriges, half the room buried beneath PS1 and PS2 cases lol)

Anyway Im gettting much better lately as I always used to hang on to my old games, never trading them in for money or credit....but now I have found a way to at least get something back, instead of a dust collection of games that seemed much better years ago.

Ive been using a site called Kijiji, which is a used website...you probably have something like where ever you live, as it a great way to avoid getting ripped off at places like Gamestop where they will give you like $5 for a $70 game you just bought a week ago. Anyway so far I sold COD Black OPs (35$) and Alan Wake ($20) to random people...not bad i think.

I was so tired of Black Ops, and still got more than 1/2 what I paid for it 7 months after release...Winning. As for Alan Wake I was really considering keeping...but honestly wasnt that great of a game and the ending still has me confused. The best part of Alan Wake for me personally was that I got the free DLC by photoshopping a reciept and emailing it to a guy from the company, as it never came in my game case when i bought it.

So im improving my bad game hoarding habit haha, and getting some of my money back that I would usually let wasteaway. Especially if its not all time great that I would to want in my collection.

What about you guys, keep or sell? Do guys still used game stores to return games? If you do try looking at used online community site, it may take a bit more effort but you will most likely be able to double the value of the return!

Ted out

Boston Wins the Stanley Cup

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Original post at http://snowboardgamer.blogspot.com/


Canucks fans erupt in anger after loss - British Columbia - CBC News



Ya that happened after the loss....of course, right? Im Canadian and it still seems too cliche.....

The Bruins deserved to win...Vancouver just seemed to quit when the tough got going, which is not how hockey works. I think the series really was won right here in this clip.....and this is the Captain of the team????? Yikes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2OdInJOcpo&feature=player_embedded

Boston is a great sport city, and as an original 6 team I have to give respect, where respect is due....

The best part just starts right here...Tim Thomas...Vezina Winnner...best GAA (goals against) all time this season....most saves EVER in the ENTIRE PLAYOFFS!....and not to mention he only made it to the NHL when he was 31......parents sacrificing everything including there wedding rings to help him make it his dreams happen.

anyway even Steve Nash is on Twitter plead for Vancour to stop burning ****......really its not the fans tho, just criminals, living out gang mentalities they dream of.......weak.

anyway I love the NHL Playoffs, best sport IMO.......altho the Mavs beating LeWeaksauce and the Heat was pretty saaaweeeeet!

Ted out

Now Playing one of the best games I missed out on.....Chrono Trigger!

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Original Post onhttp://snowboardgamer.blogspot.com/

Tonight on the nintendo Wii virtual console, Chrono Trigger arrives. This is a game I passed on when I was much younger....I believe I was about 11 years old at the time and was faced with one of the most difficult decisions of my young life.

Games were about $90 for my first system, SNES (super nintendo) and I decided to go with a game that had much cooler box art, and even came with a soundtrack! Now that I think of it, they might have been the first ever to do this....correct me if im wrong. Anway it was mid 90's and this might have been a bigger decision than I knew. I ended up chosing a fighter (Killer Instict) over a RPG (Chrono Trigger), after much consideration and my dad making sure I wanted to drop my life savings at the time on a game. This choice pretty much moved me away from RPG games and into others...and at that time it would have been a great time to get into JRPGS, as some of the best RPGs ever were produced on SNES.

Chrono Trigger

I had never played a rpg before, but I had loved the Mortal Kombat and Street fighter games at friends places. Being new to SNES I figured the fighter was the right choice. I spent hours playing Killer instict, and I dont think I have ever been as good at a fighter since it, but ever since that day I have been hearing how Chrono Trigger is one of best game ever made.

Anyway tonight I get to go back and go thru Chrono Trigger...im trying not to have high expectation, because I dont even know if I will like it...but im excited for the opportunity to give it a shot. And plus I save a bunch of money haha...Its only 10$ now instead of the 90 back in 95/96...so with inflation I saved over 140 bucks! what a deal and I only had to wait 15 years

side notes:

The Gears 3 beta is over, and it was good times while it lasted...cant wait till September! ALso got back into Zelda Twilight Princess for Wii...kinda tough because I stopped playing 24 hours in and trying to figure what to do next was tricky. I just crossed a desert and im sure i got some dugeon ahead.

This is the Tale....of Captain Jack Sparrow!

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Got a awesome song in my head today, and you may have heard it already but if not you need to know about it....cause its aawesome. Its by the lonely Island guys (Im on a boat song, Andy Samberg from SNL) and features a really special guest apperance. Anyway....enjoy it

YouTube - Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton)

Also recently Ive finished Portal 2 and got 100% on it, loved that game played thru it twice...cant believe how many times I laughed out loud playing that game, I was expecting some laughs but they did a really good job and I dont regret dropping 60 on it..especially with free DLC coming!

Also finished up my retro (if you can call it that) playthru of Half Life 2....and still a really great game that does story better than 90% of games these days, but it definetely is starting to show its age. Still, fun replaying thru that game and I may now go play HL2 episodes again....as we wait upon news about half life 3.

whats new with you guys? I was thinking about getting Brink, but Ive decided now to wait as it will probably be pretty cheap used in a month or so.

Meet my gaming cat! Gears 3 beta and Portal 2 + NHL Playoffs

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Hey Guys hows it going?

Ive been loving the Gears 3 beta, and playing Portal 2...good times all around although they are not very similar type games at all!

The gears 3 beta is so good, Im having one of the best times of any gears MP game and the graphics are so much better than the originals. I didnt think it would be that much different, but so far the character models are much better and the lighting in the game has been improved to make everything that much more beautiful...and gory at times! Gameplay is at a great speed, not too slow, but not too fast either. Cant wait for september

Portal 2 is a lot of fun as well, I beat the co op campaign with a friend on xbl, and am about 3/4 thru the single player. Such a memorable experience, but im not sure there will be any replay value on it...as its just the same puzzles again. I could wait for DLC, but may trade it in.

Also NHL playoff are wild right now, Vancouver just beat Chicago last night in game 7 OT...and there the montreal Bruins game 7 tonight.....there were 4 game 7's in the first round, that hasnt happened since 1996! If you dont know much about hockey game 7 is where a winner moves on to the next round, and the loser's season is over.

On a final note I will leave you with a picture of my Cat, Bert! Hes a persian silver shaded kitty, about 1 1/2 and addicted to late nights on xbox live Hes at home right now probably on a 15 kill streak on Gears 3, quite the gamer hes become with all his free time!

Berty Boy my kitty

Spring Sprang Sprung, End of my COD days

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Spring is finally here in Canada, and it feels great! After a long winter, its really nice to be able to go outside my igloo without my jacket and touque. haha just joking, but it is nice to feel the sun again and not have to be all bundled up outside. My trip out west was extremely epic, great times out in Whistler and even last days snowboarding here in Ottawa were great. Im trying to put up some videos so please watch them and enjoy, Ive probably watched them like 100 times already!


Also finally sold a COD game for the first time ever...sold Black Ops for the xbox 360 to a local random, who was buying it for his son. Not a bad return at all as I got 35$ for it, and originally bought it for $60. I sold it 6 months later than its release...and I think im finally done with COD games. Just playing NHL 11 with my online team and went back to play some Half Life 2 again, as its one of my all time favorites and bring back such great memories!Also, just started a blog on blogspot, so if anyone else blogs let me know as I will follow your blogs and comment....also click on the ads so I get moneys!

http://snowboardgamer.blogspot.com/

thanks!

Whistler trip, What game to get??

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Hey guys, hope 2011 is going great so far!

its going good here, winter is coming to an end, the weather is getting nice and I havent been playing too much video games....but Im looking to change that! I just dont have any new games to play right now, but am looking for a new one to get into. Any suggestions? Last game I played was Dead Space 2, which i really enjoyed (except for the multiplayer).

Still been playing NHL 11, trying to get 250 games online and Im finally getting close at 207 or so....even played some online HUT as well.

I just posted a new video of myself from my vacation I took to Whistler in B.C Canada, I had a great trip. If you ski or snowboard Whistler is one of the best places in the world, so check it out....so huge compared to the small hill i usually ride on. They have had over 13 meters of snow already this year...pretty crazy.

watch the video, it was pretty intense and hope someone enjoys this half as much as I did...its also on my youtube page

http://www.gamespot.com/users/volcomstoner180/video_player?id=InRnnjSv5bMPszLa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAFv-7Exfds