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Makeshift Gray

Member Since 12 Sep 2005
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Blog Blank Earth > A conversation with myself about PC gaming

Posted 08 March 2013

I've got a middle-of-the-line gaming PC and a respectable Steam library, but inevitably I spend about 90% of my gaming time with my consoles. I see the benefits of PC gaming. Specifically, improved graphics and performance attract me, as well as the generally lower cost of the software.

Still, several things stop me from converting. Usually my train of t...

Blog Blank Earth > Fastest rental ever

Posted 15 January 2013

I've played quite a few JRPGs the past 15 years or so, and I appreciate the fact games of their scope may build up slowly, so I try to be patient and give them a generous trial before writing them off.

But sometimes exceptions are necessary.

Yesterday I received the original Hyperdimension Neptunia from GameFly. After enduring a 10-minutes scene in whic...

Blog Blank Earth > Consoles I missed: Xbox edition

Posted 28 December 2012

The first game console I owned was a Super Nintendo. I got it for my 8th birthday. It wasn't a surprise; in fact, my mom asked me whether I preferred to receive it or a Sega Genesis.

The choice was easy, but it was still a valuable experience. I would come to understand by choosing one, I was more or less permanently forsaking the other. Consoles are exp...

Blog Blank Earth > Dead or Alive 5 quick impressions

Posted 03 October 2012

Yesterday I spent a couple hours with Dead or Alive 5 after deciding sort of randomly to give it a shot. The last DOA game I played was actually the original, so I've missed a cool 14 years of the series and was completely unfamiliar with how to play.

As I commented to my wife while getting my ass handed to me, thank goodness there is a difficulty settin...

Blog Blank Earth > Just finished Metal Gear Solid 2 for the first time

Posted 21 September 2012

Well, that was awful.