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Preparations are now underway for our yearly Halloween get-together. I know it'll be fun but I'm kind of dreading it, if only because that means moving my crafting clutter from one end of the house to the other to get it out of the way. :) I know my family gets a kick out of it, though. They all live in the country and don't get any trick-or-treaters, so coming into town and passing out candy is a bit of fun for everyone (and I don't get stuck buying all the candy!).

Over the weekend, my fiance and I rented and beat Resident Evil 6. Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about the game, and any feelings I do have aren't very good ones. We started with Leon's campaign and actually kind of liked it, but then it quickly devolved into us having to force ourselves to even start and finish both Chris and Jake's campaigns; I did Ada's campaign on my own (single player only, of course). Mercenaries was the best part of the game, but even that was lacking.

I think my biggest complaint was the lack of a "real" quick-turn. Yeah, you could run, slide, and whip around that way, but it was just awkward and inefficient. So, Capcom... if things aren't broken, don't fix them, okay?

Anyway... bedtime soon. I have my nephew early in the morning.
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My computer died earlier this week. It had still been freezing up, as always, and I think my hard drive had finally had enough and just died. Fortunately, it's not completely dead, so I'm able to retrieve some data from it, but it can't be used right now. Just to save us the trouble, my fiance ordered a new hard drive for me until we can isolate the overall problem.

During my PC-less week, I ended up renting Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. I had heard good things about it, and I sure as hell was not disappointed. A little predictable, yes, but the combat is really fluid and fun. I have to take it back tonight, but I'll probably end up buying it if I can find it on sale.

My fiance and I also got tickets to see Video Games Live in Saint Charles, Illinois. I'm really excited about that, since it'll be the first real vacation we've taken together that didn't involve either of our families. We're also going to see a show at Medieval Times, as well as spend some time sight-seeing in Chicago.

Oh, and best thing ever about today? My fiance went to McDonald's tonight and got me a Pinkie Pie toy. :)
artanis: (She-Ra: Princess)
It took long enough, but I finally got around to putting something on my profile page. All that's left is to fill out my icons a bit more and find a journal layout that I like. Unfortunately, I don't really know how to put together my own layout, so... that might take awhile.

Also, I adore this game and this song. It was really unappreciated by the critics and a large part of the gaming community, but it is so damn good.



For the full experience, play the PC version (with PhysX enabled) while wearing headphones in a dark room. :)
artanis: (She-Ra: Princess)
I've been itching for an MMO to play. Again.

I've cycled through World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online, and Rift for awhile, but stopped playing altogether around August. The problem is that I never had anyone to play with (I'm kind of a loner in games), so I'd eventually get bored and quit.

There are a few free MMOs that I've played around in, but I can't stick with them. They just don't seem to have any 'spark' to them; they're nothing but generic grind-fests with some quest text sprinkled in for good measure.

Why won't you come save me, Guild Wars 2?

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