Friday, January 30, 2009

Breaking the Law, Breaking the Law

Playing Fable 2 the other day, I noticed that I was inching closer and closer to the 10,000 gamerscore mark. This being a major landmark in my gaming career, my mind began racing with thoughts of how I could earn those final few points to finally break 10k. Fable 2 has a multitude of easily attainable achievements so obviously this was my first choice to get those final points.

I just got married so I could have a child...but I'm not ready to be tied down with children in Albion yet so I could finish up the part of the main quest I'm currently on but I'm having too much fun buying up every available bit of property so nuts to that idea...I could shoot the weapons out of a Hollowman's hands then shoot...blah blah blah...nah nah nah...hmmmm...

Long story short, I finally broke 10,000 gamerscore by getting married again and attaining the "Bigamy" achievement...Woo hoo! In your face monogamy!

Friday, January 23, 2009

I Killed a Guy With a Trident...

My favorite game developers are those that "get it". They not only make great games but there's something about them that tells you they would be cool to hang out with after the gaming is over. One prime example is Tim Schafer and the staff of Double Fine (creators of Psychonauts, which if you haven't played...shame on you!), whose humor and "get it-ness" is almost the best part of the game. It's when you find glimpses of inside jokes, culture spoofs and references (done with a light hand of course) that really make you think, "These guys are cool, they get me!"

I guess my point is this: As if I needed another reason to love Fable II, I found a beer called "Hoptimus Prime" and a perfume made from the musk of balverines which include these fine words in the description: "60% of the time, it works everytime"...Thanks for getting it Lionhead...

P.S.-If you don't get the musk joke, slap yourself full across the face and then go watch Anchorman...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Two Cool Blogs and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

I've decided that cool people need two blogs, a MySpace page they never update, a Facebook page and Twitter updates to be really cool in this country...What a time we live in! USA! USA! USA!

Because I live such a fascinating life outside of gaming, I've decided to make a new blog where I can share my various witty remarks on everything from being a mother to TV to cooking, etc and so forth. I'll still maintain my adventures in gaming here because I can't bear to leave ICandee, You Game behind but just in case you'd like to check out my other life, here it is: Katamommy Damacy.

In other news, Puzzle Arcade is fun! Although I can't help feeling like the humans in Wall*E, riding around on my chair, letting a robot play tennis for me...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Downloading Into New Plot Points

Say what you will about download costs and how they just want more of our money for something that should have shipped with the game originally, but the new Fable II Knothole Island content is really good! (Can't find my thesaurus so "really good" will have to suffice) I like the idea of Albion expanding into new areas and I hope that they keep adding to it. So far, I've been very happy with my Fable II experience. I know before the game came out and after it initially did I was very excited and happy to see Albion again. Now that I have played through a decent portion of it, that opinion overall has not changed. I admit that I'm not all that charged with the way the co-op aspect works. (RuFfNeCk and I might as well have been arguing over whether or not to stop and ask for directions) But I don't play Fable for co-op anyway so that's a little gripe in my estimation.

The bottom line for Fable II is that my bottom line is littered with Microsoft points so keeping giving me more content...

I love gaming...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Yay March!

I admit it, I've become a reality TV junkie...What's more exciting than people falling in love with people they'll never see again or the spittle that streams through every single VH1 show? But I was always a little sad that my love for reality TV and my adoration for gaming never came together...

Thanks Sci-Fi!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Katamommy Damacy

Now that ICandee Jr is here, I can't help but to play my favorite games with a more critical eye. Will I let her to play this when she's older? What is the content? Too scary, too violent, too stupid...etc etc...??? Games that are just bad in general she will obviously never play (I'm looking at you Perfect Dark Zero!) but since the topic of gaming is bound to come up once she's old enough to know what they are, I decided I might as well decide what games she'll be allowed to play now and save myself the headache later.

First on the list: the Katamari Damacy games. I love them: I think they're fun, colorful and quirky. Just like my baby...

Second, the Animal Crossing games. Might as well teach her what a mortgage is now...

RuFfNeCk has added the original Mario games to the list. What other games would you suggest for my child's early gaming education?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

And What a Year It Was

My first post of 2009, yahoo!

Since I spent most of 2008 pregnant (read: tired and hungry) and then most of 10/9/08 in labor before ICandee Jr was born on 10/10, I didn't have much time for games but I have high hopes for 2009. I got off on the right foot as I waited for the clock to hit midnight in Animal Crossing rather than watching the ball drop in New York. Very cool experience as fireworks were going off and my villagers were quite excited for the new year. I've invested in Lips, primarily because I wanted to sing "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas". (And I admit, "Every Little Step" by Bobby Brown...)

This year is bound to be a great year as I attempt to balance child rearing and gaming...Let the good games roll!
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