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Well its been a while since that I posted on this website. So I figured I should take a bit of time to sit down and type out some of my thoughts. In August I found out that I made Staff Sargent this year. Thats a very large deal for me as it was the first time I got to test for it and I made it. I love the fact I made it I dread the extra work itll cause me latter in life. But hey the extra 200 bucks a month will be nice. I started Airman Leadership School this month and that will last untill next month. I dont really mind it just time consuming and my class isnt really pulling together it seems. Other than that not alot going on. Jody bought a Nintendo Wii for Wii Fit. Thats a fun distraction. I rented the Legend of Zelda for it off of gamefly and that was a blast I almost had gone though the game over Memorial Day Weekend. I have played a few other games for it but the best so far has been Zelda I was accually a little sad when I completed that game. The Wii graphics are not really that great but the game play of most of the games I have played so far is top notch. Currently I have the Wii and the 360 hooked up to the big screen and my PS3 hooked up to the monitor I use for my PC. I honestly havent used my PS3 much but Im not going to get rid of it as God of War 3 is comming very soon and I want to play that game so bad. Last weekend I had some money from my birthday so I went on and got spore for my PC. Honestly Im very happy with that game and its the first game Ive played on my PC in along time.
Anyway if youve made it down here of this post here is something to make you smile. The opening Riff of Enter Sandman.
here is a link to hear the orginal by Meticalica
Rock Band has to be the most Wicked Fun a group of people can have while looking like complete and total dorks. I originally wanted this game so I could play with Chuk and his girl friend and maybe get my wife involved and playing games with me again. Needless to say I didn’t quite understand how much fun this game can be. I originally figured it would be like guitar hero. Man was I ever wrong. While the guitar hero games are good they just don’t compare to Rock Band. For starters in guitar hero its just you and maybe a buddy shreading on guitars and its about how awesome you can do the solos. The solos in Guitar Hero 3 where pretty tough and I never did complete The Devil Went Down to Georga mostly because I got so frustrated with it that I sent the damn game back to gamefly. Now in Rock Band its about just that the Band no one person can make a band. You can have a drummer a singer a lead guitarist and a bass guitarist. Thats what makes this game so fun playing with other people. I got the game friday afternoon played a little bit before my clans COD4 matches. That night Jody was drunk enough to attempt to sing and we started a band and went with it. We played Friday night and last night (Saturday night) Collecting stars and fans and having a good time. She off handedly mentioned maybe getting the drums as all we had was my 360 headset my Guitar Hero 2 controller. Well I went to the BX this morning and looked they had the drums as well as one of the wireless controllers for Rock Band and then went about geting our morning drinks ect. When Jody sent me out for lunch she also sent me after a guitar and drum kit for rock band. I’ve spent a large protion of the afternoon playing the drums on easy and trust me they feel harder than the guitar on medium as your using both hands and one of your feet to play this thing. But its the most wicked fun ever.
The Guitar I alot better than the Guitar Hero 2 controller. 1 its wireless witch is both a pro and a con as hermonix made it take 3 AA batteries and not be able to accecpt the rechargeable litium ion batteries for the 360 controllers. 2 its larger so its a little more comfortable to play it but also at the same time will take me some time to get use to playing. Now your probally asking yourself why did I need a new guitar controller well the whammy bar of my other one is having erctile disfuctions. Typically you can move the whammy bar to an angle you like and itll stay there mine no longer wanted to do that instead it likes looking at the floor. So well be ebaying my guitar hero 2 controller probally for around 50 bucks itll be the controller and the game as I dont really play that any more. Why should I when I basicly have Guitar Hero, Drum Hero and Karakoe Hero all in one?
As for the noise I was wailing on the drums for quite a bit while the girls was napping and didn’t seem to bother them at all. They are a little nosey as your basicly taking actiual drum sticks and beating on what ammounts to pratice pads. But some of these just might be in order.
That has to be the most cleaver title for a blog post that I have ever came up with.
Jody has been telling me to get into competive gaming for a while now and I have decieded to go for it here as of late. So far I have enlisted the help of Rob a friend of mine that I use to play WoW with and have played other games with over xbox live. I asked Rob for the simple fact he has a team mind set and works well with me. Some times we get a little cross and the smack talk between us gets colorfull but hey we are friends and I honestly enjoy playing with the guy win or lose. I would have asked Matt to join us but hes leaving for his assignment in Japan in a few weeks and wouldn’t be able to make the team practices. So for now its just Rob and I. For the time being I have just signed us up for doubles ladders though MLG/GameBattles.com for Army of Two and Call of Duty 4. We was going to go with Gears of War but after looking over the stuff for Call of Duty the game just appealed to me and it looked like a lot of fun and if we can get 2 or 3 more then we would be golden for the 4 man tournenment for some cash, The reason I would go with a 5 man team is pretty simple. 5 people would give us 4 to play and 1 standby j ust incase someone is sick and cant play that day or something else comes up. But honestly with we are playing for cash then I would expect people to show up and give their all at the game. Im not saying that anyone I would recruit wouldnt give their all Im just sitting here at work semi bored with nothing left that I really want to do other then rant on my blog.
So far Rob and I work well as a team in Army of Two we typically win more than we lose and if we lose its not really by huge ammounts and when we play better teams we do end up bettering ourselves in some fashion. Now Will that team work trasfer well over to Call fo Duty4? Well honestly that remains to be seen, I have every faith in Robs skills as a gamer its just that Call of Duty and Army of Two cannot be compaired to each other. I spent alot of time yesterday playing Multiplayer COD4 and they are two completely seperate games and style of games. Im sure Rob and I can learn the game and get to the point where we can do just as good in COD4 and AoT but its going to take ALOT of work to get there. But the challenge to both Rob and myself should be more than worth any headaches that come of this endovore.
Well once again I have left WoW behind. Mostly out of boredom, My raid has to many hunters and that has caused me to only to be a ble to raid once a month. Honestly that isnt enough for me so I left. I know leaving the g ame seems a little drastic for that but honestly after geting my dragon mount I have had little to no want to play any more. So oppon the recomendation of Rob I got Army of Two for my Xbox 360.
Now before I go into the game I want to talk a bit about xbox live. When I first got my xbox 360 now about a year ago I had an xbox live gold account for about 3 months as thats what came with the system. At the time you could download demos and play online with your friends you just couldnt host on a silver account witch is what my account went to after the 3 months. That was fine for me since most of my friends have gold accounts and are more than happy to host the games and all was good. Up till Monday night when Army of Two came in the mail from Gamefly. When Rob and I tried to play together a screen came up and said must be on a xbox live gold account to play. So I checked it out and found out that it is 8 bucks for a month or 50 bucks for a year. Jody let me get a year so I good untill 25 March 2009. Now it took a bit for the account change to accually make it to my system and after 5 minutes after Rob logged off to spend time with his wife it started working. Now my only other thought on this is why does Microsoft charge for Xbox Live when Sony doesnt for the Playstation Network? Odd I would think they would be priced the same aka free.
Now Army of Two is allot of fun. Its allot like last years hit Gears of War but more focused toward Co Op than single person experience. In the game you play as one of two guys
Over all I think it’s a fun game and look forward to finishing it.