Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Testing to see if comments work!


I was just made aware that you guys and gals are unable to comment on my posts. I don't know why that is since all the options are set so that literally anyone can post freely without verification. I have no idea how to fix this and I have googled this and have found out that this is not that uncommon. :( I hope I can fix this soon.

Xbox sign in

For some weird reason today I was unable to sign into my Xbox Live account. No biggie, I wasn't going to use it. So I pressed OK continue without signing in. However, I was still signed in locally. Next thing I know, I sign in to Xbox Live and all of my offline stats were reset (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3). Online stats were fine but offline was ALL reset. (That 30 hour offline achievement won't be happening anytime soon).

Signing in on the Xbox has been one of the worst hassles in account management. Kinect makes it completely obvious how annoying it is to sign into Xbox. One has to hold their hand and wait for the little circle to fill to make a selection and sign in, select save storage, ok, etc. THEN if you have another player he has to repeat that tedious task.

I hope they streamline this nonsense on their future console.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Kindle Fire

So in sort-of unrelated gaming news, I picked up a Kindle Fire on eBay the other day. I promptly rooted the device and installed cyanogenmod 7. It turns it into a stock Android Gingerbread tablet experience. For information on how to do this follow this link.

Anyway, I bought the Fire because my college courses require me to read a lot of PDFs. I don't want to print out so many pages. I had an iPad but it was like killing an ant with a nuclear warhead. I sold it and bought a much cheaper and equally as capable, for my interests,  tablet.

Now as far as gaming goes, I installed GTA 3 and Shadowgun. The games look and play great.


Thursday, January 19, 2012


Q.U.B.E: Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion

I just picked up Q.U.B.E. To point out the obvious first, yes it looks a lot like Portal. It also feels a lot like portal. First person platforming, puzzle solving, white environment aesthetics. The character you play as never speaks and you don't really know why you are where you are.  It's basically Portal without the portals. However, that's not a bad thing. The puzzles deal with you manipulating the environment to advance to the area. The manipulation involves rolling a color coded ball to its designated location. Easier said than done. You have to raise and lower blocks, push and pull blocks, rotate walls. Pretty fun indie game that should be checked out. Link at the top. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Super Mario 3D UPDATE

There is an entire new game after beating the first 8 worlds in Super Mario 3D!

The first 8 were way too easy!

I am so excited to finish these 8 new worlds. I also have to hurry because I put my 3DS with Zelda and Mario up on ebay.

Anyways that is all.


Screw SOPA and PIPA

Sunday, January 15, 2012

saints row the third!

This game is insane! I am checking it out because of all the game of the year nominations it received.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Skyrim... Again

I don't have the beefiest computer but it runs Skyrim. Plays way better than on 360. No surprise there obviously. Don't know if I can afford to get lost in it all over.