Thursday, October 15, 2009

High-speed digital electronic time suckage device.

If I don't get a lot written today, it's this guy's fault.

I managed to exercise epic self-control and do no more than just slice the tape on the box last night, because I knew that actually opening it would put paid to my laundry chores. However, now I've actually sat down to hook it up and slay some pixels.

More later...

16 comments:

Chas S. Clifton said...

Will I have to say that I liked your blog quite a bit, back when you were writing it?

WV: "bratalat." Served at Starbucks in Wisconsin?

Weer'd Beard said...

What game(s) you get?

Wolf said...

Tried the link, my antivirus warned me that it was a dangerous site.

Caleb said...

I lurve my Gen-1 Xbox. The very best game for it is Crimson Skies, which if you want my copy I'd be happy to trade it in exchange for holsters and a draft pick to be named later.

T said...

I just ordered another X-Box to use as spare parts since my DVD drive went south. $50 for a gently used model these days. I may pick up a PS2 since they're down to $99 and still have a metric ton of games available.

wv:'ematehun' - virtual dating for nomads

LabRat said...

You can't run off before you at least tell us what you're playing!

pdb said...

I can unhesitatingly recommend Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Phantom Crash, Forza Motorsport, Halo 1&2 and Ninja Gaiden.

Also, if you can find a Logitech wireless controller somewheres, buy it. Best ur-Xbox controller evar.

Kirk said...

Wolf,

Second person that said they got an antivirus alert.

Hum...

I guess I will have to look around. But it is just a blog running expression engine...

K

Kristopher said...

Box needs a WoW client ... then the destruction of your free time will be complete.

Bill said...

If you have the room for the controller (and if used copies aren't too expensive) I'd look for a copy of Steel Batallion. It's as close to piloting a mech as you can get without being an angsty Japanese teenager, and the completely ridiculous controller (pedals and a 3 part joystick with dozens of buttons and switches, and an actual start up sequence) just adds to the experience.

Linoge said...

Personally, I recommend Advent Rising, Chronicles of Riddick, and Burnout (any of them).

And that you kiss your spare time good-bye ;).

pdb said...

ZOMG I forgot about Steel Battalion! It was way out of my price range when it was new, and it's only got more expensive as the ridiculously fragile controllers get older and breaks. But holy crap that was a hoot, even if the learning curve was on the steep side.

"Why does it have six pedals if there's only four directions?!"

Overload in Colorado said...

Full Spectrum Warrior. A quirky title where you play as squad of soldiers. The quirky part is you get to give orders, but never pull the trigger. The game is about tactics and orders.
The Brothers in Arms series has a similar tactical interface but I like FSW better.

Seeks said...

Seconding the Riddick game. Much better than the movie.

Noah D said...

Full Spectrum Warrior

Loved, loved, loved that game, and the sequel, 'Ten Hammers', was even better.

Between you and me, Overload, I think we were the only ones. When I finally got an Xbox some years ago, there was nobody online for that game at all, ever.

OrangeNeckInNY said...

Get Halo. I've played it so many times (on the old XBox and the new XBox360) that I could practically run through it blindfolded.

However, you need the 360 in order to play the other 3 Halo titles. Fun times to be had!