Gaming Makes Me Stupid

I’m very close to finishing that last row on AF4. I have about 20 more rows to do until it’s completed. I didn’t do a photo update because I’d like to just have it completed first.

A very special thanks goes to Elheyl from Black Cat Stitches for the wonderful information on how I should stitch upwards. Without the wonderful advice I would’ve wasted a lot of time in the process. Thanks Elheyl!

In reality, I could have finished this column before this post. My mind is preoccupied by two new mind-numbing video games I bought during the week. There was a 80% off sale in the PlayStation Store for two digital games I could not pass up on. Those games are Tomb Raider, the 2013 version, and South Park : The Stick of Truth.

I haven’t gamed since…*think think think think*…2010? Back then, I was a hardcore gamer. There wasn’t anything not to like about it. You could waste 6 hours of a boring day feeding your television and still have a mass amount of fun. Not only by yourself, but with friends! Those were good times.

My gaming preferences are game consoles. I did like Starcraft, which is played on a computer, but consoles are my forte. My favorite gaming console is PlayStation.¬† I own all of them, except the PS4 and I really want to get that. I’ve played on a friends Xbox a lot of times, but I don’t like the controllers. I’m not a fan of the way the graphics come off either. It’s not a bad systems, I’m just a hardcore PlayStation fiend haha.

Guess what? I still have my old Sega Genesis II from the 90’s. I still play it! You just have to blow on the underside of the gaming block and then press/smack it in. Every now and again I like to take it out and play Tekkan, Golden Axe, Sonic, Ecco the Dolphin, and Street Fighter. Omg, I love me some Street Fighter on the SG II. I also have the Aladdin and Lion King. There’s more, but I don’t play them. I’m just surprised she’s still working.

When I look back on it, I remember all the systems and old games I played. I remember the first Nintendo system where you could play Duck Hunt that had those cute gun controllers. Then there was Nintendo 64 and the freaking Donkey Kong games! I grew up playing video games. I can’t think of the name of it, but I remember my dad had this system, I don’t think it was as popular, and it was the first time Mario was 3D in nature. I wonder if he still has that console. I’d like to have it (^_^).

I’m only 35% into Tomb Raider and noticed a pattern that can get old. I like the graphics of the game. I just don’t like the repetition. Not to spoil anything for people who haven’t played this and want to, but it’s like she’s in peril and escapes, then there’s a pause to explore, she sobs a little about what’s going on, then gains courage, and it repeats. It’s all very predictable. I enjoy the fact that you’re watching her origin story and you get to watch her do things she’s never done. I just expected it to have a little more. I’m still really enjoying it, I just hope it picks up.

South Park: The Stick of Truth is a hilarious game. It’s a hidden secret that I quite enjoy the South Park TV show haha. I like the over-the-top and grotesque humor that comes with it. I can’t help it. Then the game is like the show and that’s freaking amazing. I did get it digitally and noticed some glitches; such as, the map is a bit off on where you are in the town, it gets laggy after you move to the next section of the screen for a little bit, and sometimes when you press the correct button in fight mode the character just doesn’t do anything. Yet, even with these glitches I still like the game very much. If you get bored and don’t want to stick to the main story there’s other side quests you have available. I love that! Keeping with the South Park fashion, you’ll enter weirdness and see some crude things, but that’s all the fun of the game.

I’ve been missing at least 4-6 hours of my day when I get home to game, *ahem*, but I’ve enjoyed the downtime of not thinking seriously. I think about going home to game when I’m even at work now haha. That is the part of my Gamer Nerd brain I don’t like. Here I am at work and I’m thinking, “I need my fix mannnn”. Lol.

I know of one gamer out there, Leonore, but anyone else like playing video games?

 Have a great week everyone.