Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Posted by Willie at 3:41 PM
Monday, October 17, 2011
I think I'm probably the 5% remaining players online that is still below level 10 in experience in the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta. Every online match is a crapshoot with me; I either run to survive, or make meager kills while everyone else is doing superbly and resting comfortably on the level 35 cap.
I did, however, progressed one level to level 9 and am quite close to hitting double digits and reaching the goal I've set during the Extra Life marathon. Will have to come back to this, however, when I don't feel so defeated.
Posted by Willie at 9:16 PM
I never thought I'd get caught up in any single game during the Extra Life hours, but Big Bang Mini is just so easy to switch on and engage. Plus, most of the time I'm away from the TV, so my portables are the way to go. But the extra 3 hours is all I needed to finish the game!
And what a journey to finish the game it was! There was this one random time when the game actually went to this completely random "retro mode" where everything was all in 8-bit, then exited saying that it may never return again. I've done some research and found it's a rare occurrence, and that it truly comes at random.
Still have more hours to clock out!!
Posted by Willie at 8:56 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Wow!! I've only started my contribution 2 days ago in Extra Life with a goal of $100, something I wasn't sure I'd be able to achieve. Well, not only did we reach the goal, but we surpassed it! I clearly underestimated what could possibly be done in 2 days. Imagine if I had started this earlier! For certain, I'll be contributing to this next year, with an earlier setup and bigger goal.
All you gamers should be proud of yourselves!! $123 will be going to the UC Davis Children's Hospital! Thanks to all who donated!!
If you still haven't donated yet, there's still a little more than an hour left to contribute!!
Posted by Willie at 10:33 PM
A third of the way there!
Posted by Willie at 10:17 PM
Onto the next game!!
Posted by Willie at 8:13 PM
Spent the next 2 hours playing DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, a game whose original I couldn't put down for a while. Perhaps because there wasn't much change in the sequel did I eventually tire of those long swarms of enemies time and time again that made me stop playing for a while. But the past 2 hours reminded me of the fun of discovery as I trekked through new terrain and fine-tuned my combat skills!
Gonna have to pace myself. Moving on to the next game!
Posted by Willie at 3:47 PM
Friday, October 14, 2011
Probably one of the bigger sleeper hits on this portable, Big Bang Mini is a modified bullet-hell SHMUP on the DS that has clever gameplay and an upbeat soundtrack (which was free last year but sadly their site is now down). Plus, it's a game I haven't touched in a while, which is why playing this game easily sunk my first hour into the Extra-Life 24-hr challenge.
Each section contains 9 levels, with the last level being the boss. During this time, I finished up the final 7 levels and boss of section 3, and completely finished section 4.
After you make a donation, pick up this game. There's no excuse not to. Big Bang Mini is probably in many bargain bins everywhere for roughly $15, and the game is just crazy fun overall. I might just finish the game after another couple of hours...
Posted by Willie at 2:13 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I've been donating to Extra Life for 2 years now, and I figured I should just jump in like everyone else. Really, we're ALL gaming at one point or another, so why not do it for a good cause?
Posted by Willie at 2:49 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Let's face it, gamers nowadays are extremely frugal; we save money on any sale we can get, we buy used if necessary...heck, there's even a dedicated site for us cheap bastards. Over the years, you've probably saved hundreds of dollars waiting for game prices to drop, price-matching incorrect ads, and finding the perfect combo to use that buy-two-get-one-free deal.
So there's no real excuse for not donating to a good cause, especially if it involves video games.
Posted by Willie at 10:12 PM
Monday, October 3, 2011
Posted by Willie at 12:29 PM