Crash, XCOM and a little bit of Ken

July 28th 2013 is a day I will always remember because I finally beat Crash Bandicoot today. Its been 15 years, 15 years of failing at this game even the team work of my dad and I back in the day couldn’t best Crash Bandicoot. I spent hours and hours dying today but in the end it was totally worth it. This game has a lot of bullshit platforming in it but at least the last boss fight wasn’t hard. 
After that I went back to the training room in Street Fighter 4 with Ken. I didn’t feel like switching up characters today so I just decided to work on my inputs and this one medium kick into throw combo for an hour, With the confidence I gained from the training sesh I went into arcade mode and got shit on by Yun lmao. That skate boarding chocolate milk drinking fuck is so god damn fast, I can’t do shit. I just rage quit from that and decided to play another game. 
The game I started playing is XCOM: Enemy Unknown which I got free from PlayStation Plus. Its a SRPG about fighting aliens who invade the earth and its pretty awesome. I thought I hated all SRPGs but XCOM proved me wrong and gave me hope for this genre. My biggest issue with SRPGs is that things just don’t make sense because nothing is explained well enough or its just too hard for someone new to the genre. XCOM does a great thing and holds your hand for an hour and after that hour it slowly releases its grip on you. Another thing that got me to like it is that its an easy thing for me to understand. You can shoot aliens you can see, pretty much no bullshit and weird things you have to learn. Upgrading your base and doing research and buying other things are also really easy to understand even though it looks confusing for the first hour. I also love the fact that you can fully customize your soldiers in every possible way so you can get this real connection with them. I haven’t lost anyone important yet thankfully but when I do I’ll be pissed and I might throw my controller haha. I’m about a month into the game so still early on. I have a feeling this game gets stupidly hard later on when more alien types come into play. XCOM is my main game as of now so move aside Street Fighter and Gravity Rush I got some E.T. niggas to hunt. 
  

A perfect day in the world of Anthony

I wasn’t hyped for today because I didn’t think I would be doing anything but o was I wrong. My day started off a bit weird with me going shopping for some clothes. I never go shopping in stores anymore but my dad wanted to go so I went with him and I discovered the power of retail therapy. I will never question a girl who wants to go shopping to make themselves feel better because I want some really good looking pants and I feel amazing. The feeling of just looking good is honestly powerful and I have to shop more often for sure. After that I played more Crash Bandicoot and I got past that bullshit bridge which I could never beat before. Then I went even further and beat the second island which I have never done before as well. Right now I am halfway done with the last island and of course I am on an absolute bullshit bridge level again. I swear to god the boars on the bridge are like heat seeking missiles. Next time I play I will make that level my bitch and make childhood Anthony even more proud! 
Part 2 of my day begins at my friend’s house where I brought over my PS3 and SSF4 AE 2012 so he could teach me the ways of Street Fighter. A couple of other friends came back and we played for a total of 4 hours and holy shit do my fingers hurt! I started using the stick instead of the dpad and its really weird how I can do moves better but also totally worse but I guess that is because I freak out haha. I’m still playing as Ken and I did pretty well today I learned some combos and won a bunch of games, I’m proud of myself. I honestly thought I would of given up by now. Next time I play I’m going to mess around with a bunch of other characters since I don’t think Ken is my type of fighter even though I enjoy most of his moves. Of course we had to take a break in the middle of our sesh for that crucial Taco Bell run where I discovered they took away everything I love. Where is my beefy crunch burrito and all the volcano items?! I feel betrayed I should of enjoyed it more while it lasted. Lastly we started to watch Stein’s Gate which is a really great anime about time traveling. I’ve seen it before and I love it passionately so I had to get my friends to experience and so far my friend seems to really like it!
Sometimes the most random day can be the best day.