Checkpoint: Steam Summer Sale 2012 Edition


This year’s Steam Summer Sale started a bit late. It had people worried but for the next week or so, folks will be far too busy refreshing Steam on a daily basis and then some.

Valve introduced 8 hour Flash Sales and Community Choice sales that have people checking the site more than once per day for new deals and new opportunities to give them more money. I’ve visited multiple times in hopes of something new and exciting but I only came away with: 1) Trine 2 and 2) the Alan Wake Collection.

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Max Payne 3 (PC) Review

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The original Max Payne is one of my favorite PC games. I played it so much that I didn’t even mind those “frustrating” blood trail dream sequences. As for its sequel? I didn’t devote as much time to it. I recall it being fine but it didn’t click with me like the original did.

Now with Remedy out of the picture, the weight of the Rockstar development machine behind it and enough time passing so that a sequel by a different developer wouldn’t be weird: I was ready for a Max Payne 3.

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Checkpoint: Summer Gaming 2012 Edition


The slow season begins with dual wielding slow motion diving action. I’m replaying Max Payne 3 on “Old School” difficulty. But what’s after that? Without physically sifting through my back log, I’m just going to come up with a list of games I’d like to get through over the summer months.

  1. Nier (360)
  2. Darksiders (PC)
  3. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)

Checkpoint: Oh Snap! I Forgot Edition


Twas a busy weekend of Ikea furniture transporting and building. I also purchased a Dyson vacuum. As you can see it was nothing but fun times.

I didn’t get a chance to play more Max Payne 3. I’m a fan of his drunken depressing rants and the challenging “hard” difficulty. But alas I’ve been fiddling with CAT6 cabling and crappy RJ45 tips — don’t pick those up.

I continue to waste away what spare time I have with Ascension: Storm of Souls, the latest and greatest expansion. I haven’t spent my time with it but early impressions have been less than favorable with just the the SoS expansion. It’s much more enjoyable If I combine it with the Return of the Fallen expansion though.

I’ve also been wasting a lot of time with NimbleBit’s Pocket Planes. It’s like Tiny Tower but with airlines. I’m a fan of it. Who knows how long I’ll stick with it though but being a member of the #GAFAIR flight crew is a motivator.

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