This may be one of the few places on earth where you can place in the top 1% and still be slower than 5 of your fucking friends...it's a love/hate thing.
Hey everybody, sorry if I haven't been around much lately. As much as I'd like to say I'm balls-deep in some new girlfriend, partying it up, I'm mostly just busy & transitioning through some other shit (I'm just trying to follow the wisdom of the Mighty Sarcasmo Jones - get healthy, get a woman, and live the good life). The good life is coming - it's just taking a few detours along the way.
I've reached a point in my health where I have no choice but to get healthy. I was diagnosed with Diabetes (Type 2). To tell you the truth, it's thrown me for a fucking loop. I knew very little about managing it... fuck, all I knew was that I'd have to prick my finger daily & piss a lot. (BTW, my AC1 is 7.1). The first two weeks were rough - I was really depressed, and it just took that long to locate the diabetic dietician & nurse. So far, I'm making some great strides. I've been learning a lot about food, label reading, all that shit. The nurse even noted how well I've been documenting my readings & maintaining a nice range for someone newly diagnosed. That actually gave me a feeling of hope, like this will be the attempt that finally succeeds. I still need more discipline in exercise, but the right steps are being taken. I bought a Kinect with a few games. A coworker also gave me his copy of UFC Trainer (which I've yet to try, but hear it's gonna kick my ass).
On a much lighter note, Duncan is alive! After some last-minute parts, the total monetary damage is $1273.32. Loving it! Even though I've always been a console gamer, I decided to try my hand at some PC gaming. I've managed to build up a small library so far (even if a good amount of it is "classic") - Steam and GOG.com fucking rock! Even though it's my first exposure to certain games (like Dungeon Keeper), I've managed to build up a decent little library. On a side note, all my Xbox Live friends can rest assured that I'm not abandoning my consoles. I'm just incorporating the PC a bit as well.
The Podcast is going well, but we recently decided to change our format a bit. We'll be having fewer guests in favor of topical discussions & whatever the hell we feel like chatting about that day. The online dating thing is currently on hold. There was a great girl I was talking to, but it later came out that she's not ready for an actual relationship. I should focus more on myself at the moment, anyhow. I've also started doing the Social Media work for my aunt's company, so that's been filling up a chunk of time as well.
Anyway, I'm exhausted. Starting to fall asleep at the computer, so it's time to wrap up & call it a night.
Episode 7 coming at ya of my weekly Xbox One gaming updates. I had a very busy week so not so much goodness for ya, but still some entertaining recap material. I proceed to break out of games and caught a few glitches this week. I even finally played a little Forza Multiplayer. And boy do I suck. But what is up with the beginner circuits having majority of racers over level 200???? really intimidating, But I did pull off a #3 finish , so that made me proud. Couldn't swing getting Plants Vs. Zombies for this weeks episode as I am budgeting for Titanfall in under 2 weeks! But if anyone wants to swing me a code I will get it in next weeks episode. hehe.Trying to think up a new name for this besides weekly recap, Seems lame not that I am looking back at it. maybe call it 2old2StillGotGame... As al;ways please subscribe and like the video. Maybe if I get enough I will be sucked into the 2old2play.com youtube channel.
Koenigsegg One:1 aims for world record speeds
"Powered by its twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8, the One:1 features active aerodynamic and suspension systems that help it generate massive amounts of downforce and grip for the turns, but smooth things out on the straights, where Koenigsegg says it should be good for a world record speed of 273 mph.
According to Guinness, the current fastest car in the world is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport at 268, but America’s Hennessey Performance just topped 270 mph with one of its Venom GTs on the Kennedy Space Center’s Space Shuttle landing strip."
Titanfall and Competitive Gaming.
With new games comes new speculation into who will play them – Competitive players sometimes can be the loudest - however they can also define games. Halo 2 for example, almost needed competitive gamers to define that platform. It is correct, Comp Gamers are the minority. There seems to be a weight being placed on the shoulders of competitive gamers from casual community that are in fear that a game would be "ruined" by the onset of competitive players or playlists. Or that Respawn will court or cater to that community only.
I have seen this quote many times in forums and message boards - "comp gamers will kill this game"? Games that “die” – are either not very good (example: BRINK), or usually do so for lack of developer support and halfa$$ed sequels. CoD can’t go a month without new rumors of games and DLC. (money makes the world go round) . I personally can’t think of a single game ruined by competitive gamers or a playlist relegating them.
The benefit of an arena, playlist or "comp" playlist, it takes the competitive people out of the casual pool. With a playlist, it lessens the exposure to gameplay that some find "cheap" or unnecessary.
How can Comp Gamers help? Here is an example: Halo2 was anemic when it launched - if it wasn't for the comp community, that game wouldn't of been patched nearly as quick. Comp gamers pushed Halo 2 - until it was a good playable game. It also wouldn’t of had the longevity it enjoyed. Gamers were filling Halo2 matchmaking well after the platform had run its own life cycle.
Typically the gamers that are truly competitive usually never complain about a game - Most of the views that I see allotted to comp gamers -aren’t always competitive gamers. Some may be social gamers that want to be competitive or competent at the game - and may seem the loudest in the crowd, but please understand this isn't as cut and dry as saying we will "ruin titanfall". The link below – though old is very relevant for Titanfall…and life for that matter
The reality of competitive gaming is simple. If they gave the community water pistols in Titanfall- it’s the comp gamers that would strive to soak and utilize the weapons given. Comp gamers will gravitate to the efficiency of a weapon - not just the most powerful. If gamers think that’s “cheap”, then possibly they lack adaptation. The benefit of comp gamers is that approach - we help the games by defining and legitimizing weapon sets.
My personal opinion - With my limited exposure during the BETA - Titanfall rocks! It’s such a fun time - every time. I can easily see the social or casual player really having a great experience with Titanfall.
Titanfall is now gold, and we are on the heels of launch. Titanfall needs to be played and enjoyed for a couple weeks to really understand and comprehend the mechanics. Respawn has proven that it is listening to the consumers - have some faith in them to make this game malleable for everyone.
…and have fun!