More souln’

I wish I could say I did something real interesting today but I can’t I just played my Vita all day. It sort of sucks how this week my best friend is my Vita but to be fair it does deserve a lot of my attention. I haven’t played it religiously since Persona 4 Golden and I stopped that end of January. I would say I am about half done with the game and I am two chapters away from beating story mode. There are a stupid amount of side missions though so I’ll complete about 20 of those tomorrow. The good thing that happened is that I got 2 more basic enemy types and maybe like 3 or 4 new battle areas so I am not totally bored. I faced 3 new bosses today as well and I know I have like 6 more bosses I haven’t faced yet. I haven’t played online yet since I can solo all the missions myself but I’ll try it out later on for the harder side missions. Maybe tomorrow I will actually get to see my friends since I have the urge to play some magic. 

Attack on Hype!

If you haven’t heard Attack on Titan(also know as Shingeki No Kyojin) is the hypest anime of the season and you should be watching it, and then you will be reading the manga because you will fall in love with it. I’ve been in an anime slump for a while because there isn’t anything that really interests me. My friend Matt fixed that though and introduced me to Attack on Titan and I am thankful that he did because this series is very powerful. Pretty much humans live with in these 50m wall so the titans don’t come in and eat them. Its been peaceful for 100 years but one day the titans come and preach the wall and the titans just start eating everyone. The show does a good job of making the titans an actual threat like yea most of them are stupid but they are strong and fast and many people just get eaten. The show also does a great job developing characters which makes you get attached to them and then they get eaten, it hurts a lot. The art style is very different, like its very bold idk how to describe it well. I just love the whole concept how humans are not the best powerful thing but instead the prey of titans and how fighting them is a real struggle for the whole race. If you are mildly interested watch it on crunchyroll or some other anime streaming site and trust me it is worth it. I spent all of today watching the 8 episodes of anime that are out and the 45 chapters of manga. It was totally worth it, and also I spent the day playing Soul Sacrifice which just gets better and better. If there are any other new anime from this season or last season that are good let me know and I will give them a try!

Some portable souln’

Today has been a 100% Vita day. I have been neglecting my poor Vita and I got really bored so I decided to play Soul Sacrifice which I have barely played. I would say I’m about 30% done after playing today, I think I played for 5-6 hours and I had a great time. I wish the game had more basic enemy types instead of the 4 that I know of but they do reskin them for each element so it isn’t that repetitive. The bosses are really good though, I faced 5-6 different bosses today and they are all designed really well. I have a good understanding of the different types of weapons and how to combo different enemy weaknesses together. Still trying to figure out which teammates I want for combat with me since some of them will sacrifice you when you are down which is dumb for single player. I do like how you have to care who you bring to battle and not because each other has different spells but whether they will like it or not if you save or sacrifice the boss of the level. If they don’t like it they will leave you and then you have to pay using the in game currency to bring them back. I also really like how different side missions will open up based on if you saved or sacrificed a boss. The good thing is you can go back and do the mission and again and choose the other option so you can see how the different branches of the side quest go. It might not the Vita’s killer app but it is still a great game and I wish more people had the chance to play it. On a side note, I really wish Dark Souls was on the Vita and maybe just maybe Dark Souls 2 will come to Vita. I can only hope but hell I would buy two copies of the game because that would be awesome. I also can’t wait for E3 to see if there are any huge Vita announcements because there has to be or this system is dead…and I don’t want that.

Some salt.

Before I talk about how salty I am I have to talk about how perfect season 4 of Arrested Development is. It is my favorite season of the show and I have to say after a 7 year gap the actors still got it. There are a lot less scenes where all the characters are together because a lot of the actors have other projects they are working on and its a but weird at first but you don’t miss it at the end. The first couple of episodes don’t seem good at first BUT in all reality they are amazing the issue is this season is one giant lead up to one moment and each episode is through the eyes of one characters. The things a character does might show up in another character’s episode and then you can understand the connection. The season gets better with each episode and some of my favorites were the George Michael, Buster and Maeby episodes and Gob had by far the best story line. This season leaves things unanswered but this season is a set up for the movie they are going to make and I can not wait for the day that movie comes out.

Here is the salt. Here is my biggest problem with Magic and I guess any other thing you can do this in. My issue is that at the end of the day you are as good as the cards you have which means how much money are you willing to spend before you feel like you are at the right level. Some people don’t spend as much money as others so it does give a player a disadvantage if you are not willing as much as someone else. Also some cards just cost way too much like 10 bucks for a piece of paper is stupid purchase in my world but in someone else’s it makes sense. I reached my limit in Magic where the max I would pay would be 5 bucks and even that is still too much in mind but I have friends who would pay more than that. Honestly I wish I could do that but I can’t I have things to save up for and I don’t have a job right now. Its like a free to play MMO, I would never pay money to get better equipment or change my skin. In the end it isn’t wrong but it can kill the fun for others and I’m one of those people who’s fun is being killed.  I do want to say I really am glad I have this blog because if I didn’t I totally would of smoked today. I also feel like my friends have been a bit shitty to me today so yea I’m a bit pissed at them. Thank god for sleep and music so I can be over this in the morning. 

Long day of magic and AD

 

Well I got no sleep last night and I got out of bed at 3 because I played the most epic game of Magic the Gathering in my playing career. My friends and I did a 1v1v1v1v1 which took almost 3 hours to complete. It came down to the wire at the end. I could of won but I had one minor mess up where I should of summoned another creature on my turn instead of saving it for the instant that got countered by Joey. I did however tie for second which is awesome since I’m not on shit tier Bryan’s level. After I tired to sleep but the shit I was holding in all night from the Taco Bell destroyed my insides and at random times during my sleep I just had to use the bathroom. It was a horrible so horrible. I then started to watch season 4 of Arrested Development and I am currently on episode 12 out of 15. The season did start off bit crappy but with ever episode that passes by it gets a lot better. This season is like a story of a couple of weeks and you learn what happened through each characters point of view. I’m not done yet but I have a feeling this will be my favorite season yet. Even more good news is that I get a free month of Netflix again so I get to watch all of this for free since I hate spending money and the torrents that are up are not really good. I hope more of my magic cards come in tomorrow! 

Sweet sweet Taco Bell

Solid day I got the Big Box from Taco Bell which has is SOOOOO filling. I might die from all this food but I won’t since I’m a little bit buff. I am so tired like wow this food coma I am experiencing is too intense. ughhhhhh. I might explode or break a toilet. I also got some of my magic cards today which surprised me since they weren’t suppose to come in until the 29th. They did make my deck better but I lost in a 2v2 but honestly Bryan made us lose so fuck that kid. He just wants to attack for no good reason so I go all in as well because it would of done a lot of damage to them, it took them down to 8. I shouldn’t have done it but this kid was like na man I wanna do my own shit, why just why. I do wish my deck was better and even with the final build I don’t think it can stand up to the combo of Donnie and Conner. Blue is just so annoying…I just want to do 1v1s since I have full control of what is going to happen and I don’t have to deal with another opponent and a teammate who doesn’t want to work together. I hate when people don’t want to work together like if we don’t we lose don’t you see that?! Yea I am a little bit hurt but yea from now on I am just going to listen to my gut feeling and make sure stupid shit doesn’t happen. Anyways I am still dying from all this food…..ugh. At least I get to experience season 4 of Arrested Development. 

1 more day.

My body is SO READY! I just finished re watching all of Arrested Development and I can not wait for season 4 tomorrow. This has to be the funniest show ever, I guess its tied with the league but Arrested Development just has that unique feel and characters that I have grown with, The thing I am most excited for is if George Michael gets with Maybe like he is so awkward so I want to see how this plays out. Also what will the plot be of this season, I guess getting their mom out of prison? May 26 is about to be hype. 

I have an important announcement.

This means so much to me and maybe it will matter to you in someway or another. I did something that hasn’t happened in years, I can’t even remember the last time this happened actually. I won a game of Mario Party. I’ll give you a second to take that in and realize what has happened. I am really unlucky in general and Mario Party is pretty much a game all about luck. How the hell did I pull this off? The answer might be diligence or that I entered THE ZONE for a couple of mini games.  I was god of the dice roll, the numbers I needed always came out like I told the dice what to do. I got many a mini star which increased my lead to a stupidly high number which at the end became the perfect buffer to win it all. Even on the boss battle against and everyone teaming up against me I managed to pull out second place on the event. Marc who came in second won all the bonus mini stars besides the one he split with me which in the end matter. I won by 6 stars and if he had won that mini star bonus he would of won it all. I barely came out on the top but the stars aligned and I pulled a victory out from the heavens Gurren Lagann style. The year 2013 has been a great year and now I have another year to add to my list to see if this is the best year of my life. Now I’ll go back to season 3 of Arrested Development. 

I wish you a glorious victory in your life just like in mine. 

What a normal type day.

Just another normal summer day. I worked for my dad a bit which was pretty easy since I just programmed a few things for him. I watched a good amount of Arrested Development and I am almost done with season 2 so maybe I will be able to watch season 4 the day it comes out. Chilled with some friends and I played some magic, my current deck sucks right now but I’m getting a bunch of new cards soon so I can stay competitive with them! Talked about the Xbox One with them and I am still not happy with what they showed. All the new information on the used games are really putting me off from this console but maybe they will redeem themselves at E3? I think they will but I think Sony will just bring more to the table. Still waiting on my phone call back from Safeway…I hope I got the job if not I’ll just play video games all summer.  

The most disappointing console reveal in history.

Welcome to team Xbox.

Today has been a big day in gaming the Xbox one has been announced and shown. The conference ran an hour long and I feel like you can get the full experience from this video. I have many things to say about this conference so I’ll try to keep it short before I tire out my hands like I usually do on a rant like this. In short Microsoft does not give a shit about the core gamer any more. They spent the first 30 minutes without ever showing a single game and not a single second of game play for the whole conference. Lets start at the beginning though, the console looks good and the controller looks nice as well. They released the specs of it and its almost on the same level as the PS4 but close enough so that is good. Then we enter the realm of Xbox one being our cable box. TV TV TV TV omfg I don’t give a shit about TV. Here’s the thing this is gaming console so don’t spend 40 minutes talking about the TV apps that no one cares about, the people watching this conference live are the core gamers and they want GAMES, something to get HYPE about but yet I got some TV apps. My thing is one all that cool TV stuff is only for the US so good job Microsoft for isolating your audience. Another thing is you still have to pay for cable so its not like omg Live has cable now its more like hey if you are too lazy to switch to your TV to watch something now you can just do it on your Xbox. I mean it is cool but you can’t spend 40 minutes on it, gamers do not care. They mentioned the cloud for a sec which says to me they don’t have a plan constructed with the cloud yet and just want to say “o yea we have cloud gaming, next topic.” Then EA sports comes out and shows all their EA sports games which is cool but at the same time core gamers don’t care too much about them and also they are not exclusive titles so I can enjoy all of these on PS4 so why give them 10 minutes to talk about it? BUT WAIT THEY GOT AN EXCLUSIVE MODE IN FIFA 14, and that does not matter in the slightest. That will not change the fact that PlayStation is top dog in Europe. After EA Sports we get MORE TV TALK!!! I can’t wait to watch TV on my gaming console….another thing is less and less people have cable nowadays because they have subscriptions to things like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Itunes, HBO etc. They eventually show off the new Forza which is great, first exclusive of the show and we get a TRAILER not even game play. Car games are a great way to show off the power of a console and they couldn’t even use that to their advantage at least Sony did at their conference. Another game that they showed is Quantum Break from the people who made Alan Wake, yet again we get another trailer with no game play and I have no idea what is happening in it but thank god for a new IP. After that they say that Xbox one will be getting 15 exclusive games and 8 of those being new IPs, and they will all by out by the end of 2014 and 7 or 8 of those will be out launch day. GREAT NEWS FINALLY!!!! Too bad we didn’t see anymore games after that….o wait Call of Duty Ghost…yea…another CoD game. BUT it has DOGS! I’m so done after that. Yet again no game play and this game is coming for PS4 but the Xbox one gets exclusive DLC maps first just like before so nothing life changing. Comparing this to the PS4 conference Sony took the biggest possible dump on them. They don’t care about the core gamer and don’t tell me to wait till E3. They came in with a lot of negative hype and they left with even more negative hype. YOU HAVE TO SHOW US SOMETHING THAT IS COOL! Don’t tell me o we are too close to E3, fuck that just don’t show your biggest titles and stuff. My thinking on this is that they didn’t have anything to show that they really need everything they have for E3. Interesting news comes out after the conference like how they are going to deal with used games. It will read used games but if you want to play used games you will have to buy the game off the Xbox Live store. What. Why. Even more bad news remember when everyone said the console isn’t always online well they are VERY unclear about it, saying that you have to go online first in order to play offline. You also have to install every game you buy and you can’t replace the hard drive. Overall this is the EXACT opposite of what core gamers wanted. No games, no game play, all about TV, sports and COD. Also anyone who thinks this was a good conference needs to wash out their eyes, ears and stop being in denial because this whole thing is garbage. The console isn’t bad but how they presented everything is utter trash. Also people who say AT LEAST THEY SHOWED THE CONSOLE needs to shut up. It is a box who gives a shit its like saying when a new game is shit because they didn’t show the game case with the trailer. All that matters if what is on the inside. Also why is everyone having this Skype boner for the Xbox one? I can use Skype on my laptop, phone, tablet and even my vita like really guys its not a big deal.  Looking at E3 Microsoft has to turn things around or Sony is going to have no real competitor for the first year of the next gen. They have so much negative hype its stupid even the gaming press is like the fuck just happened and the whole internet is just SHITTING on Microsoft. I feel like Nintendo has their back against the wall but I am SO hype for their E3 Nintendo Direct because I know they have games and some new IPs. Sony for the first time in a long time is coming as the conductor of the hype train and they are not slowing down. I can not wait to see what they have in store. Another funny thing that happened today is that Sony’s stock grew by 9% during the time of the Microsoft conference. At this moment I can’t see a single reason why someone who cares about games would buy a Xbox one over the PS4. 

The Sony stock picture time lined with the Xbox one reveal.

http://kotaku.com/that-xbox-one-reveal-sure-was-a-disaster-huh-509192266
A good read. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY! From Microsoft’s Phil Harrison
 Here’s how the system works: when you buy an Xbox One game, you’ll get a unique code that you enter when you install that game. You’ll have to connect to the Internet in order to authorize that code, and the code can only be used once. Once you use it, that game will then be linked to your Xbox Live account. “It sits on your harddrive and you have permission to play that game as long as you’d like,” Well fuck the Xbox One for sure then. 

Pat from Two Best Friends Play review of the conference. “That was, without a doubt, the most flaccid, aggressively disappointing console reveal I have ever seen. Wired is reporting that the system uses a cd-key account system that blocks used games, the name is TERRIBLE, kinect for everyone! And they didn’t show any fucking games. Wow. WOW.” 

FUCKING WOW. -Pat

I also had a great job interview today at Safeway and I believe I will get the job! I also worked on my Green/White deck a lot today and by next week I should have a good deck going! Today has been fantastic!