Ah, Mass Effect. Every time someone I know gets hooked on this damn game I have to go back and play it too. This has happened at least three times now. This is my first time playing through both games with all the DLC, and I have discovered that it can make the experience quite a bit different. I also decided to play the game with a different class than normal. Normally, the first time (or sometimes, several times) that I play through a game, I take Generic McBadass as my character. Most games that's the fighter, who has plentiful health and insane damage. This time, I took the Vanguard, which wasn't a whole lot different in the first game, but completely changes how you play the second game. In Mass Effect 2, the Vanguard actually IS Generic McBadass' younger brother, who runs mindlessly into the fray with complete disregard for his own well being. It's a lot of fun rushing directly into a horde of enemies, sending them scattering all over and then gunning them down while they try to stand up.
NFL Playoffs are underway. At the start of the season, I picked the Green Bay Packers to go to, and win, the Super Bowl. About week 13, I thought they were going to get pushed right out of the playoffs by Chicago, but they pulled through, even beating Chicago to get into the playoffs. Now, I am sticking to my guns. Mark my words, Aaron Rodgers will be holding up the Lombardi Trophy this year.
First convention appearance of the year is coming fast! We will be at SPACE on March 19th and 20th, so don't miss us! We will hopefully have plenty of wonderful and magical things to show you. Or, at least some things made of paper, that are crafted with humorous intent.
I think that it's almost time to start up Classic Sunday. This is basically my plan to sit down in front of my Wii and pick one old-school NES or SNES game, and then beat it in a single session. This could be especially difficult for games that I've never beaten, such as the Ninja Gaiden games. I might try to put some video footage together to show the pain and anguish as I discover I still suck at NES games, even decades later.
Finally, I figured I would mention that the Black Ops map pack comes out in a couple of weeks. These new maps include zip lines, automatic turrets, destroyable bridges, and a hockey rink. Yes, an actual hockey rink. That pretty much sold me on its own. One of the things I like is that Treyarch said they are not removing old maps from the playlist to include new ones, which is good because I actually like all the maps in the game. I hated how in Modern Warfare 2 after the map packs were out you never saw maps like Terminal again. Plus, no re-hashes this time.
Well, that's what's going on for now, take care my friends, I'll see you soon.