Archive | February 2010

Caught a cold, finished Mass Effect 2

This week I caught a cold, and pretty much just worked and slept all week until today; I was finally feeling well enough to play some games! When I woke up, I positioned myself on the couch and fired up my save game for Mass Effect 2. I just lay on the couch playing all day and finished the story at dinner time. It was fantastic! I found all my party members, gained all of their loyalty, got to “know” Miranda, and everyone survived the mission! The game was really great. Everything was an improvement over the first game, though the difficulty was low on the ‘normal’ setting… so I think I should replay on a higher difficulty setting and I’ll also make some Renegade choices instead of being 100% Paragon next time.

A couple of weeks ago I picked up ‘Splosion Man when it was on sale, but I hadn’t played it until today. It’s a lot of fun, I could see getting addicted to trying speed runs in this game. My nephews really like playing the multi-player, so I’ll have to give that a shot too.

Supreme Commander 2 comes out on March 2nd! There is a demo available on Steam right now if you want to give it a try. I’m reserving judgement until I get to play skirmish and multi-player. Many people don’t like the changes seen in the demo, but it is limited to 2 campaign missions (not a strong suit for SupCom).

I started watching Caprica on Hulu this week. I’m a huge fan of the Battlestar Galactica series that recently ended, and this spin off could be interesting. So far it’s just “okay”, but I’ll try and give it a full season to develop.

Great!

  • Working late. Can’t watch Olympics. — Stink.
  • Julie IMs me updates as she watches. — Great!
  • Finally done with work. — Great!
  • Start the car. Nickelback blares on the radio. — Blech.
  • Get home to find German chocolate cake waiting. — Great!
  • Bindi won’t stop barking at me (keeping me from cake). — Blergh.
  • Back to cake. Also find thermos of hot tea Julie left for me. — Great!
  • Tomorrow: Schedule recall work on my Carolla. — Eh, not too terrible.
  • Tomorrow: Let’s do it again (but minus the Nickelback this time, eh?) — Great!

Upgrade Complete

Today I completed my PC upgrade! The last of my parts came in on Wednesday, but it took me a couple of days working on it in the evenings to pull everything together.

My new Rig another angle of my rig

Once I had everything powered up, it took a while to load all of the drivers, flash the BIOS and it really reminded me why I moved away from PC gaming so many years ago. If it it hadn’t been for EVE Online I would have been content staying on the 360 and PS3 🙂

Here is a progression of my original single monitor in EVE Online, when I added the second, and finally today’s 3 displays!

Original 1 monitor

 

2 monitors

 

I placed more pictures into a photo stream (including the unboxing, build progress, the desktop and gameplay) photos in this Flickr slide show of the new build. I’m all set for the long weekend!