Monday, November 15, 2010

Move Complete!

Yikes, no word from me since August, which is a shame because I've actually been playing games in those months and now am way behind in blogging about any of it. (But I can still rock the run on sentence apparently so that's nice.)

Anyhoo, I got an e-mail that MSN Spaces was moving over to Wordpress (and where was this when I needed it?) and they basically told me that my blog didn't have to go home but it can't stay there so I've been in a flurry to finish moving all of my MSN Space's posts over here. 3 years worth of posts and I'm all done! Excuse me while I pause to give myself a high five...

There, that's better.

So feel free to browse through and enjoy such timely posts such as me having our first child and playing Fable 2 while breastfeeding (hey, I had to get in the gaming where I could, yo). And hopefully I can get you all caught up on my crazy gaming days soon...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

What Happens in San Antonio is Even Better Than Vegas

So last year RuFfNeCk went to Las Vegas for conference and as he was missing our anniversary, came home with an autograph and a pic from my beloved Tim Schafer:

So since he is missing our anniversary AGAIN this year for conference, he once again left with strict instructions that he was to get another autograph for me as penance. He wasn't sure who would be there this year but I didn't care, I just want my freakin' anniversary congratulatory autograph.

Well, leave it to RuFfNeCk to blow last year out of the water by having someone call and wish me a happy anniversary personally and that person was...


Fable has been my go-to when gaming. It was the first game I played on the original Xbox and Fable II came out right after I had ICandee Jr so this franchise will forever hold a place in my heart.

So he gets on the phone and starts talking and all I could think of to say was, "Oh my God, I love Fable!!!!!" lol Oh well, I still got to talk to Peter Molyneux. :D

Today has been a good day...and my husband is awesome.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ICandee, You Rewind

Yeah, yeah I know. This blog has been virtually abandoned. But it's not my fault! I have been gaming...sort of...if you count watching "The Guild" as gaming. :/ To tell the truth, it's hard to blog about gaming when you're getting to do very little of it. My 360 has been caught in a world of Netflix and lately and although I'm trying my best to get back into killing everything in sight (in game of course) it just has not happened yet. Again- :/

So what's a gaming blogger to do when she's lost all hope of blogging about games? She reposts of course! (Duh) This is a post I did in 2007 when ICandee, You Game was still over at MSN Spaces. (Ah, those were the days) It's a commercial starring the Overlord from well...Overlord. Enjoy!


Stupid minions...If I say go and blow up the Halflings hole thing they spawn from, I mean go and blow up the Halflings hole thing they spawn from!!!'s hard being an Overlord. *turn to camera* Oh hi there! I'm the Overlord. You may remember me from such games as Overlord for the Xbox 360. You know, it's not always easy being an Overlord. You never know whether you should kill the human you just rescued or take his head with your axe. Some old minion is always yelling in your ear and telling you what to do, tower construction takes so long it might as well be a second Death Star and those minions you hired thinking it would be great to have someone else do all your dirty work? Well, they don't tell you about all the paperwork you have to do when one of those morons dies and believe me, they die...a lot. The minion insurance rate is so high these days I'd be better off taking over the world by myself. *chuckle* Yeah, it's not always easy being an Overlord.

But what is easy is eating a delicious Subway sandwich! *Hold up sandwich* With only 6 grams of fat or less, these babies are delicious and nutritious! Letting minions do all your killing and pillaging can make for one fat Overlord but now that I've made Subway's yummy 6 inch chicken breast sandwich part of my daily diet, I can eat and command my way to a slimmer, healthier me! Subway, eat fresh! *take bite of sandwich and smile* Ummmm, mmmmmm...Subway!

Monday, March 15, 2010

P.B. Can Kiss My Winterbottom

No post since January? Yikes. The moral of the story here is that if you want your gaming time to go from 60 to 0 in .08 seconds, get knocked up. But it's not all bad, ICandee Jr is much more fun that games...most of the time. ;) And since I can't spend all my time twiddling my thumbs until WCG Ultimate Gamer season 2 hits SyFy I decided that it was time to dust off my controller and get to spending those MS points. (Ah, thank you US government for my tax return turned MS points card!)

The first thing I got with my points was Peggle Nights. I've played this game on the Nintendo DS, I've played Peggle on the Xbox Live Arcade and finally got my grubby little controller on Nights. Totally worth it.

The next thing I was interested in trying was The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom. I love interesting games such as this and since I can't play online much anymore, the arcade has been my sanctuary when I can play. So into the download queue it went, after trying the demo of course.

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I must be way off my game (pun intended) as I ended up dying during the jumping tutorial (the jumping tutorial y'all) and once conquering the tutorial, made it through about 2 or 3 puzzles of the first part of the first section when I finally uttered those magic words "F--- You" and turned the game off. Now anyone that knows me or my style of gaming knows that when I start cursing, controllers start flying (metaphorically speaking). Luckily, ICandee Jr was taking a nap and I kept my cussing to the "under my breath" variety.

That's not to say that this game is not worth playing. On the contrary, this game is a must buy and I will be more than happy to bend over and take it when it decides to kick me square in the butt once again, which will probably happen about 5 minutes into my next attempt. So let go of those points and just play it already. Sure God of War III is finally getting released from its box come midnight tonight but come on, would you rather play a fun albeit frustratingly quirky game or see ancient boobs?

Wait, don't answer that.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Do They Sell Shootable Boots At Payless?

Anyone who says that having a kid doesn't change your gaming habits is either lying, they're just lying. Although I'm starting to think that it's not time that is against you, kids cause a priority shift that if you're not diligent in shifting some of that to gaming, you might as well turn in your gamer Members Only jacket. Sometimes it's not so much that you want to game and can't, it's you could game but now have other things you'd rather do...bah, it's all a big ole mess.

All that to say that gaming around here (for me anyway, RuFfNeCk seems to be gaming away just fine) has been lacking of late until a saucy wench strolled into my life, accent blaring and shoes blazing. Oh Bayonetta, where have you been all my life?

Long time readers of this blog know that they can find bigger and better reviews and articles about this game everywhere. I focus on my thoughts of the game, such as they are and my travels in them. Bayonetta is vicious, fast paced, butt slapping fun. Period. Her boots have guns attached to the back of them so instead of old school "double wielding" I can now realize my long time dream of "quadruple wielding" which is awesome and should be in every game from now on.

If there's one thing I love (read: need) in my games, it's as many bullets at one time as possible. Sneaking around, making an attack plan and sniping enemies is something I leave to patient gamers. Anyone who has ever played with me knows I need lots of bullets and the sometimes suicidal (okay mostly always suicidal) need to run straight into the middle of enemies, guns (and Bayonetta shoes) blllllllllllazing.


Where was I? Oh right, Bayonetta. So anyway, just play it. It's awesome graphic fun. Plus, we meet this guy in the game:

His name is "Luka". He lives on the second floor. He lives upstairs from you. I guess you think you've seen him before...Plus, Bayonetta's suit is apparently made of hair that turns into big giant animal things that kill other things. See, I should totally be writing for Game Informer.

Game on!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Let's Get It On 2010!

A brand new year means brand new games! A new year to be filled with grenades, flame throwers and guns with many many bullets. Plus more katamari! More health potions! More braaaaaaains! And if there is truly a God, a sequel!

Yeah, yeah that's probably asking too much but it was better than Bloodrayne and that got a sequel so why not dream big?

Where was I?

Oh right, new year's stuff. Anyhoo, here's to 2010 and my hope that I can actually play some games this year!

Game on everyone!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

ICandee's Top Five: Christmas Strikes Back

Any true gamer knows that it's not always just about the games. There's a whole gaming subculture just waiting to crawl inside your head, squeeze your brain and ooze out of your ear like a ceti eel. Sure you could get games and points cards for Christmas but where's the fun in that?

I think you know where I'm going with this...

That's right...It's time for another...

ICandee's Top Five: Gimme Gimme Gimme!

1. Master Chief cufflinks from CufflinkConnection

2. Ms Pac-Man and pellet rings from little pretties by Rachel Pfeffer

3. Super Mario/Duck Hunt clock from 8-Bit Memory

4. Heartless hat from Armada Anime

5. Pet Metroid Larve from Phenocryst Miniatures

See? I call this: "gaming while not gaming" and it is awesome. And yes, you may buy me one of each, you thoughtful thing you!

Happy shopping (and gaming!)
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