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The next-generation of consoles has arrived (at my house).

By March 9, 2014 video games

I’m finally a next-generation console gamer. Wait. Does the Wii U count? Hmm.

I’m finally a next-generation Xbox gamer. This is after canceling my Day One preorder a week before launch, and then months of near purchases at random retail outlets. Basically, I decided that I needed more time to play my Xbox 360 games while waiting for the next-gen games that I actually wanted to play. I eventually hatched a plan to “get my console in time for Titanfall.”

Titanfall isn’t even in full HD. I know this, and have accepted the irony of the situation. However, I’m okay with a lower resolution since I’ll be able to live stream on Twitch. (That is if people would like to watch a stream of how terrible I am at FPS games).

I’m not an Xbox Fanboy. Actually I am, but I’ve also owned the first three Playstation consoles and will buy the PS4 once it seems like the killer apps arrive (perhaps ESO or Destiny?).

Okay. Can’t wait to get this thing hooked up and and ready. LoveKnife needs to get his game on!

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Crisis moment this afternoon in the Costco

By December 6, 2013 video games

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Without getting into too much whiny gamer drama, I’ll just start by saying that I had a moment of crisis (or was it clarity?) and cancelled my Xbox One preorder a few days shy of launch. I’m regretting the decision, if only because I want something new and shiny. There are zero games right now that I need or want anyway.

I’ll either cave in and get an expensive Netflix machine, or wait until March when Titanfall drops.

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VaultTec engineering at its very finest.

By June 24, 2010 geekery, Orlando, video games

A sure sign of the impending nuclear holocaust is when you start seeing “Pip Boy” the Vault-Tec logo appearing on industrial machinery, like this generator in West Orlando. I noticed the large sticker on this industrial generator on the way home during our boring-ass commute last week and made a mental note that I absolutely had to take a photo before it was gone or vandalized. I’m crazy fanatic about the Fallout games, so to see some random thing like this is pretty rad.

Vault-Tec generator in Orlando

Taking the photo was a real pain. It was off the road, in a place where parking is wholly impossible. I trekked through high, grassy weeds that were crawling with lizards, in ninety-degree heat. Then I found that I had nowhere to stand that wasn’t on an ant hill – which gave me a ninety second window to snap some shots before the little bastards started biting my ankles. It’s sorta funny, considering that in Fallout 3 one of the first things I did after leaving Vault 101 was murder dozens of irradiated mutant ants. Virtual karma is a bitch.

I still ended up having a fun, spontaneous adventure tonight, and was completely floored when I got back home and realized that there’s a perfect robot shadow on the right side of the photo!

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Are blogs dead? Maybe just mine.

By November 16, 2009 geekery, Meta, video games

Anyone else having trouble updating their blog lately? It’s not that I don’t have any content, or random stories to share. I think that I’ve just become more adept at sharing them elsewhere (like the Facebooks and the Twitters). Sometimes I think I might just turn this thing into a Tumblr page and go mobile. Anyway, I’ve saved up enough bite-sized content for a regular sized blog post, so here goes:

1During a freak accident at a video shoot, my Blackberry plummeted several feet to its demise. All the more surprising, it actually wasn’t me that dropped it. I was forced to kick into “Operation Upgrade” several months early, and got myself an iPhone 3Gs (32gb). I no longer have all that “app envy” coursing through my veins. Quite the opposite. I think I need to download an application that will occasionally shock my hand, forcing me to put down the iPhone and pay attention to my surroundings.

2All these videos games are killing me. The crazy, pre-holiday momentum has really kicked-in, and I’ve done a great job of staying ahead of all the new Xbox game releases that I want to get. Which has been about one a week as of late. Thankfully, it’s over for me until the new year, and my real problem now is when to find time to play any of them. Currently I’m rocking: ODST, Borderlands, Dragon Age, Modern Warfare 2, and Left4Dead 2.

3I take too many photos of my toddler and robots (though rarely in the same photo). Looking to also break the mold was my friend Hangry, who invited me to start up a joint photography blog. I was going to wait until we had more posts going to mention it, but I needed more stuff to pad out this list. You can follow our semi-random photo-awesomeness at our newly minted site, Crop and Bracket.

4Somehow I’m still making time for television. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by V, considering that I’m crazy-possessive about the original mini-series. (I plan on writing a full nerdcore review of the show after the initial 4 episode run concludes.) Also, I’d like to give props to FX for awesome season’s of Sunny in PA and Sons of Anarchy.

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