LTTP: Vanquish (PS3)

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LTTP or ‘late to the party’ pieces are opportunities for me to catch up and write about games I missed out on the first time around. They may contain spoilers.

I can see why Vanquish can seem like a very short and boring third person shooter which was why I tried spicing it up from the get go. I also knew this was a Platinum Games joint with the direction of Shinji Mikami and thus I approached it like Bayonetta mixed with third person cover based shootin’. The end result was a whole lot of slow mo shots and explosions while looking bad ass.

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Checkpoint: New Home Confirmed Edition


It’s official. In just over 10 months I’ll be moving into a new home. A new home means new furniture, new appliances and new technologies. Don’t worry, I’ll put in the effort and not flood this blog with silly details like the choice of marble flooring or the hardwood stain I’m going to choose. Instead, I’ll be talking about how I will bewiring things and my move to modern technologies like wireless N.

But since is just the beginning of this journey, I’ll leave it at that for now.

I wrapped up Vanquish late last week and begun playing L.A Noire. It’s pretty damn good and something that I believe everyone needs to play. As for Vanquish? I’ll be writing something about it for this Wednesday.

I’m also playing through the Mortal Kombat Challenge Tower. It’s been a long time since I tackled something this challenging. After spending over an hour with Shang Tsung and his fight against 3 combatants including Shao Khan — all with one life bar — I’ve grown a hatred for the sorcerer. He’s a slow bastard with a limited move set and simply no fun to play with.

Checkpoint: The Backlog Buildeth


It’s that time again. I’ve accumulated more games than I can possibly consume thanks to attractive deals and lengthy role playing games.

I’ve just completed The Witcher which I will have to write impressions on. And I’ve started Vanquish on the PlayStation 3. That’s two down, but many more to go:

  1. L.A Noire (PS3)
  2. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (360) *
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (360) *
  4. Katamari Forever (PS3)
  5. inFamous 2 (PS3) *

* – Denotes games that are on their way to me

Five games that are active on my list. I haven’t mentioned any of the Steam games I haven’t had time for.

Checkpoint: Ramping Up The Home Server Party Edition


Got my Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA Hard Drive and successfully installed it into my Shuttle ST20G5. Windows Home Server 2011 recognized it and I was able to configure/format it within seconds. With that simple step out of the way, the long task of migrating 450+ GB of data from my HP Media Vault NAS to the 2TB hard drive within the Shuttle.

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