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The life of a full time video game addict
So I picked up dead space two weeks ago and played the first 3 levels or so. Since that point I've been pretty busy and just generally sidetracked. However a co-worker of mine bought a 360 that same weekend and has been catching up on all of the AAA titles that have been released for the console (GTA IV, Orange Box, Bioshock). After speaking to him for a combined total of around 3 hours last friday and this monday I found myself wanting to play my xbox more and more.
So after telling him a bit about dead space I realized that I have not even scratched the surface of the game. Only 3 levels in I was not even at the "good" parts yet. I have made it my mission to finish the game by next weekend and catch up on all the great titles I have bought but never finished (GTA IV, Assasins Creed, Devil May Cry 4) and rebeat the fabulous titles like COD4 and Halo3 on a harder dificulty.
Since I bought my 360 last fall I realized it has taken a back burner to my pc (nothing wrong with that) but specifically it has taken a back burner to WoW, then TF2 briefly, and now Warhammer Online. I have been able to devote less and less to WAR and more and more to the pick up and play style to 360 games. I was a major console gamer from the sega genesis to the sony playstation, n64, playstation 2, xbox, gamecube and after that generation I dipped into pc gaming. But now I'm back to the console world, and I have a need for some space zombies to explode!
Sadly my sleep schedule is going to get the bad end of this deal, but thats why they have starbucks and offer energy drinks at work. Right?..........
Years ago I constantly found myself slowly sliding out of bed into the set of clothes that I had tossed onto the floor no more than 5 hours ago. My eyes blurred from the lack of sleep, my stomach aching from the extremely late night snack I had wolfed down. Drudging out the door to school / work. This was my morning routine, this was extremely unhealthy, but i would not give it up.
Now the time has come, the return of the game that had stolen so many hours away from my life. The passion that fueled my original online gaming addiction...this is Socom : US Navy Seals.
Since the launch of the PlayStation 3 I have been wanting to buy the console. There has been no less than 10 times where I was standing at a game shop, wallet in hand ready to tell the next associate that walked by that I would like to purchase the console. But I would talk myself out of it. The sticker price, the lack of a solid library of games, the potential of just collecting dust, and the lack of sequels of previous games that dominated my world. Nothing made me NEED the console, everything just made me WANT it. That coupled with the fact that I already own a Xbox-360 kept me away....for a while.
But now, Socom has returned. I find the urge to buy a PS3 stronger than ever before. With Metal Gear Solid 4 in stores, Resistance 2, MAG, and little big planet around the corner I feel that the console is finally worth the money. But nothing makes me want it more than the new Socom title.
As an ex gamebattles competitive player, nightly scrimmer, and all around junkie I have been begging for another Socom 1 or Socom 2 since Socom 3 let me down. The developers and designers stated that the latest socoms maps would be more like Socom 2 than 3, which I LOVE. The introduction of vehicles and huge maps to 3 made the matches long and un-eventful. Vehicles added a new un-needed addition to the series. I don't want to play battlefield, I'm playing socom. Leave it like that. Similar to the way that the expansion to COD1 added vehicles (hated that too) it just did not feel right.
There's a long list of reasons to why I should NOT buy a PlayStation 3 such as most good games are multi-platform, I don't play my 360 enough as is, I have been more of a PC gamer recently, it would make me want to buy blu-ray, no one I know owns a PS3, I have been playing Warhammer Online and lastly.... price. Money has been getting tighter recently, with the purchase of a new car to replace my completely dead car and the added expenses attached to that. I would feel extremely irresponsible to drop the money on this console strictly for 1-3 games....but I still want to.
My PlayStation 2 got more than 5 years of hard core gaming out of it. I have a ~25 game deep library for it and I loved it. I bought just about every attachment to it that I could (Yes....the hard drive. Don't mock me!). I played that console almost every day for 4+ hours a day. It was the single best electronic purchase I have ever made.
Sony's business model makes me want their products more than the competition. The way they sell their console is much more appealing. The quoted lifespan of almost 10 years, the innovative way they try and get the most out of their console. They are truly a corporation, and they treat their console as such. Their convention shows are straight to the point, exciting and very professional.
As of now, I'm holding strong against the urge but its a constant struggle. I would not be surprised with myself if I was blogging about my PlayStation 3 experiences before Christmas
There's a reason they called it SoCrack, and I'm fixing for a relapse
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