Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
A little something about our son. More stuff from GTA V coming maybe in a later post.
When you have a child, you really want him to survive. That's a basic instinct, right? Then why does the feeling come out so negative when he's not eating? I've been stressing out lately with the fact that our 3 year old son doesn't eat that well when he's home. Well, if we'd give him only bread, then sure, he'd eat nothing but that! But a home cooked dinner apparently is never a good thing. And when he doesn't eat, I sometimes get really upset. I even get some really aggressive thoughts, that don't make any sense.
Louis C.K. really knows what I'm talking about.
I just have to accept the fact that he'll eat when he's hungry, and stop stressing out. Maybe he actually doesn't even know what a real hunger means, in our perfect society when there's always food available? My wife was talking about the third world countries, that because they don't have enough food to become fat and lazy, they have a better survival instinct and the smaller children probably don't have any trouble eating whatever.
Our son was complaining a stomach ache earlier, could it be that it was just hunger, but because he hasn't felt it that much, the instincts to eat have maybe dulled? I think that it's a thing that's hardwired to a human from birth.
Oh well, the situation will fix itself in time. I'm not going to starve our son on purpose!
Monday, September 9, 2013
5. Three protagonists
4. Story and the missions
3. Lots of activities
2. Big map to explore
When it comes to games, I'm truly an explorer. Nothing better than getting in your car or horse and driving off, never knowing what will come ahead. There wasn't much exploring in GTA IV, why the game wasn't that exciting.
I've always loved online gaming. MMO's somehow don't get a grip on me, I always get bored quite quickly (SWTOR was an exception), but nevertheless, I do love online gaming. And I've also been quite socially active on the internet, at least at the Pelaajaboard forums, and I like to play games with other people. This is truly the thing I'm waiting for most, as while it's fun to drive a car off a cliff, it's more fun to do it with a friend.
Sorry for the short explanations, I really have to go to sleep now.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Most people keep talking about the low sales of the Wii U, and keep on saying that there are no games for the system and that it's a complete disaster. I agree that currently there are not too many games in stores to be excited about, but people really don't think enough about the fact that when the new Mario Kart, Zelda and Mario platformer games comes out the system will start selling like methylamine to Heisenberg. Sure it has tough competition, but I'd say that the exclusive titles on the PS4 and Xbox One are really not so interesting at this moment that I'd personally buy those consoles. So long as one has a good gaming PC, most of the really interesting next-gen titles are available on that platform.
Monday, April 29, 2013
As a father, my gaming time is quite (understandably) limited. Our son just turned 3, so gaming is slowly becoming a part of our everyday life as I try to teach him some Mario on the NES or we play a little of some LEGO game. After our son goes to sleep we usually watch an episode or two of Stargate with my wife, and after that and a little internet surfing it's bedtime for us too.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I just wanted to get a few things out there, the first being that the gaming podcast I came up with a year ago has got it's own domain now at http://www.pelaajaboardcast.com
And that I've written two blog posts at one of the leading Finnish gaming news site (the site for the magazine Pelaaja) http://www.pelaajalehti.com, check out the posts (maybe Google translate can help?)
http://www.pelaajalehti.com/blogit/kayttajablogi-tervehdys-pelaajan-yhteisosta (just a general "hello")
http://www.pelaajalehti.com/blogit/kayttajablogi-fyysisen-median-kuolema-onko-se-tulossa (writing more about the digital media)
Sunday, September 23, 2012
If I haven't forgotten anything, here's the complete list:
- The Empire Strikes Back, Atari 2600, 1982 (loose)
- Star Wars, Commodore 64, 1983
- Return of the Jedi, Commodore 64, 1984
- Empire Strikes Back, Commodore 64, 1985
- Droids, Commodore 64, 1988
- Star Wars, NES, 1991
- Star Wars Chess, PC, 1993
- Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, SNES, 1993
- X-Wing (+B-Wing), 3.5" floppy, 1993
- Rebel Assault Demo, Sega Mega CD, ~1993
- Rebel Assault, PC-CDROM, 1993
- Rebel Assault, Sega Mega-CD, 1993
- Star Wars Arcade, Sega 32X, 1994
- TIE Fighter, 3.5" floppy, 1994
- TIE Fighter, Collector's CDROM, 1995
- Dark Forces, PC, 1995
- Monopoly Collector's Edition, board game, 1996
- Monopoly Collector's Edition, PC-CDROM, 1997
- Millennium Falcon Challenge, R-Zone, 1997
- X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, PC, 1997
- Masters of Teräs Käsi, PS1, 1997
- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, PC, 1997
- Rogue Squadron 3D, PC, 1998
- X-Wing Alliance, PC, 1999
- Phantom Menace, PSone, 1999
- Episode I Racer, Gameboy Color, 1999
- Episode I Racer, Dreamcast, 2000
- Super Bombad Racing, PS2, 2001
- Jedi Power Battles, PSone, 2001
- Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, Gamecube, 2001
- Obi-Wan, Xbox, 2001
- Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, PC, 2002
- Flight of the Falcon, GBA, 2003
- Knights of the Old Republic, Xbox, 2003
- Knights of the Old Republic 2, Xbox, 2004
- Republic Commando, PC, 2005
- Revenge of the Sith, Xbox, 2005
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, Xbox, 2005
- Empire At War, PC, 2006
- LEGO Star Wars: Complete Saga, Xbox 360, 2007
- Force Unleashed, Xbox 360, 2008
- Star Wars: The Old Republic, PC, 2011
Fallout. Oh how I love the game. I have never played the first part, but a hell of a lot the second. Love both of them. And I love GOG.com for giving the first game for free, thanks <3
The pop culture references have not been so frequent as in FO2, but I've seen at least one I recognized immediately to be a throwback to the Mad Max movies. Laughed out loud, check the screenshot for more.
Basic Fallout otherwise, love to build my talker/sniper. I just feel like the second game is more complete and with more features and things to do, but I've just started with this game, so we'll see what's to come. At least I already got the water chip, so there is no annoying time-limit.
Where can I get the time to continue my videos in Youtube...crap. Too many games.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Now, what I have in mind is to play through DA:O with 6 different characters. I've managed to play 3 through the Origin stories now, so we'll see if I get bored or not...
Dwarf female, Rowan, a noble and despises every other race than the dwarves. Was cast out from her city, hoping to get revenge, even with the help of other races.
Elf female, Lilith, from the city. Despises all humans and hopes to see them suffer as much as she can.
Elf male, Al'dur, from the forest. A naive young elf, who thinks that the stories of humans that his clan tells him are exaggerated. Has an interest in all races.