Archive for the ‘Life & Video Games’ Category

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Whoa… I’m back.

May 12, 2009

I haven’t touched this thing in weeks!  I’ve been working almost 40 hours a week, leveling up my Pokemon, watching the first season of Pokemon and Yugioh like a big nerd and falling behind on my Heroes.  I have no energy and am growing more exhausted every day.

The most exciting thing that happened was that I had an interview at the Sony store in Manhattan.  It went really well!  I first interviewed with the  store manager, and then she liked me so much she gave me a second interview five minutes later with the operations manager.  He really liked me too and said they were definitely going to call me back.  However, that was over a week ago =(  I called and checked to see if the position had been filled and it hadn’t so there’s still a little hope left.

I started playing the Fallout 3 DLC, “Broken Steel,” earlier tonight.  After less than an hour of playing, I grew tired.  What’s wrong with me?

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Looking for Tech Enthusiasts in NYC!

January 28, 2009

I’m planning on writing an article for my reporting class on technology and it must be on NYC residents.  The focus of the article is not concrete yet, and is still pending approval from my professor.  Upon speaking to anyone that is willing to be interviewed I will disclose more information about the article but at this point I want to keep what I say about it minimal.  But I would love to get to interview any NYC residents who feel technology (anything ranging from the web, to videogames to cellphones & iPods) has somehow changed their life.

So please if anyone out there sees this and is willing to be interviewed, just leave your name and email address.  I will get back to you asap!

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Taking My Baby to School

January 28, 2009

Today is my first day of school after a year long break.  I’m sitting in the classroom right now and while I feel misplaced, I’m glad to be back.

I’m majoring in journalism and for my reporting classes I was planning on covering video games.  Sadly, my professor has already stated in the syllabus that video games is a beat we cannot cover (insert frown here).  So I’m going to broaden it to technology and pitch it to him.  Hopefully he’ll accept.

I’m also taking a required music class.  For our first assignment, the professor wants us to bring in a song that we like and represents our music taste.  I’m going to bring in the main theme to BioShock, “The Ocean on His Shoulders.”  It’s such a beautiful song and I can’t wait to present it.

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I Heart Points & Rewards

November 23, 2008

When I add up how much I’ve spent on games and hardware since the beginning of the year, it totals up to about $1500. Ouch. But would I rather have put the money toward something else? Hell no!

More than half of that shit I bought at GameStop, one of the most popular game dealers out there, and that’s mostly because almost every neighborhood is infested with one. And when you buy your games there, you are rewarded with absolutely nothing. Some would say the game should be enough reward. But as this industry becomes more profitable, I say it’s time someone thought about the gamers!

A few weeks ago I got an email about a Reward Zone Gamers Club from Best Buy. I’ve been a Reward Zone member for a couple years now and I can say it’s useful and helps me save money. And for this program specifically, every dollar you spend on games at any Best Buy or Bestbuy.com goes toward a threshold. Reach the $150 dollar mark and you earn a $10 off coupon. It sounds small, but it can add up. And perhaps best of all, it’s free. You don’t have to pay or sign up for a magazine subscription in order to take part of the program. It’s that beautiful F-word: free.

An independent gamer will spend at least $300 a year on AAA titles, so every dollar you can save is worth it. And if you’re thinking, “Well I just buy and sell back to GameStop toward new games so that’s even better” maybe this guy can give you a few reasons why you should stop.

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I’d Like a Burger Shot, Hold the Bullets

November 22, 2008

While driving today, my boyfriend and I heard a Burger King commercial on the radio for their new Burger Shots. The commercial was really good, so of course I was intrigued and wanted to try their new bite-sized beauties.

So I had it, and yes it was delicious. But the whole time eating them, I felt like I had had them before and not at White Castle. While waiting in the car for my boyfriend while he smoked, he opened the door and said “Babe, Burger Shot! Grand Theft Auto!”

GTA IV Burger Shot

GTA IV Burger Shot

Oh, yeah! That’s where it’s from! It’s like the place we visit in Grand Theft Auto for replenishment has just jumped into our reality for nourishment.

Now if the company that deals with Burger King knows that Burger Shot is a satiric restaurant in the Grand Theft Auto series and is trying to make bigger bucks by being associated with the game, then cheers to them. Good luck. But it’s really disgusting when you find out what the term “Burger Shot” actually means.