Checkpoint: The Fight Against Cable Edition


Over the past several months I’ve been toying with the idea of getting rid of cable. It costs me just shy of $90 per month and all I really use it for is sports and PTI.

Sports includes tennis and NFL. And the shows? The Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy and PTI. I can cover the animated shows and PTI with its podcasts. The NFL and other live sports though? That’s the challenge.

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Checkpoint: Replaying Resident Evil 5 Edition


So I decided to replay Resident Evil 5. I gave it a tough time when it released, but with a free rental coupon and lots of time to cope with the disappointment as Resident Evil game, I thought it was time to play the game people loved: the co-op game.

No split screen this time. Both players will have their own screens and we’ll be chasing after the Trophies which I hear can be quite the riot on subsequent playthroughs.

Let’s see how this game fares a year later. I’ll be posting impressions next week, but I thought it was worth a mention. Plus, the cover art was neat.

I’ve finished Heavy Rain, but there’s a lot more to see. Multiple paths, perfect runs and even intentional blunders. Some of the choices are truly gruesome.

In other news, I won my first Civilization IV game. It was on Warlord difficulty and it was a Cultural victory, but I finally did it. All I had to do was ween myself off the desire to waste turns on military techs and bee line towards culture. I also began the game with Queen Elizabeth which made things very easy with her financial trait.

My next goal? Space race victory which I don’t think is possible in a “normal” game. Who knows? Perhaps I’ll go back to Noble difficulty after getting a hang of this.

Checkpoint: The Calm Before The March 2010 Storm Edition


It’s the end of February. While in year’s past, this would be gaming business as usual, 2010’s March lineup rivals the best holiday lineups ever.

I placed my order for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, my Final Fantasy XIII order was placed earlier this year and God of War III was in the queue since mid-2009.

Unfortunately, I still have games I wish to spend with including BioShock 2‘s multiplayer which I will do a write up about later this week. I also have Trine to complete; I would have been a bit disappointed with if I had spent the full $19.99 for it. Then there’s Starship Defense, which didn’t particularly wow me, but I did just finish it with all “Perfect” medals. I did want to spend more time with Marvel vs Capcom 2 as well. After all these years, I really wanted to spend time into executing an “Air Combo” consistently.

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