It’s time for another misc./general happenings/goings on around here. So let’s get to it!
It’s been a good year since I’ve played this game and since Usagi704 got it recently, I decided to hop online in the co-op mode for some more fun.
I really feel that of all of the games that I own and have played so far that Resistance 2 has the best co-op around. Sure Borderlands (new game) may change that, but until then this is it for me.
I like how the mode basically says “Work as a team or die.” That does setup for some frustrating sessions when other players don’t focus on doing what their chosen class is suppose to do. However when everyone knows their role and executes it well, it can be an excellent gaming experience.
Since I mentioned Borderlands, I might as well also mention the other game I got as a part of the recent buy one, get one half off sale at Toys-R-Us. I was going to get Demon’s Souls, but that wasn’t available so I went with The Saboteur. Those were the last purchases of 2009 which gives me a total of 705 unique games.
About 3-4 months ago I decided that I’d reinstall Windows XP. Not because anything was going wrong, but just because, as I’m sure some of you know, Windows can benefit from a clean install every so often. So I went to do that, but for some reason the disk for the SATA drivers wasn’t being accepted at the time of the reinstallation even though I’d just made the disk before doing so.
Because of this problem the only other thing I was willing to do at the time was to simply disconnect the SATA hard drive from the motherboard and continue as usual with the two IDE HDs. I never did end up doing that so that PC has never been used ever since.
I’ve been continuing normally on a second PC with the Ubuntu version of Linux. I’ve learned a bunch about it and feel at home on it. The only problems that I have is that I still haven’t found a great way to do videos and I can’t do the podcast at all among a few other minor things.
This has lead me to thinking about getting Windows 7. After much thinking I came to the conclusion that I’d go with the Pro version and if it didn’t work out at least I still have Ubuntu to work off of.
Prices of the OS are as ridiculous as I expected coming from Microsoft. The MSRP is $300. The lowest I could find it at a store was $250. I went to eBay and found a genuine new copy for $130. The final price with free shipping was $110 after using the “best offer” function.
It should be here sometime this week. Wish me luck.
I’m still not sure if I want this game or not. I played a bit of the demo and, even with the little video abilities I have at the moment, I uploaded two videos to YouTube showing some luck involved in two crazy shots.
That will do it for this time. I expect to start X-Men Origins: Wolverine as my first game of 2010. Happy New Year and Game on!