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Well, I’ve had a week and a half of my summer holiday now. And time flies by too fast, I really don’t want this to end at all. 
It’s not like we’ve had excellent weather (it’s sunny but chilly and it really need to rain because the lawn is more yellow than green). 

I just really like being at home. I like getting to chose if I’m seeing anyone today, or if I’m not leaving the house. 

Besides, most of my friends are online (as in living in another country and not really someone you’d pop by to in an afternoon), or they live a 4h drive away, at least. 

I’m trying to figure out where all my childhood friends have gone to. And I realise I didn’t have that many close friends to begin with, three maybe? And they live ways away or I’ve completely lost touch with them. 

I’ve tried to reach out to the one living close by, but she’s so busy with her life that it’s almost impossible for us to find time. I guess she isn’t as interested in rekindling our friendship as I am. 

Ugh. I’ll just give up and cultivate whatever friendships I’ve made online. 


Hubs got me Mass Effect Andromeda a couple weeks back. It’s a very pretty game and so far I’m curious to see what the main story is about. What I have realised though, is that I’m absolutely terrible at FPS games. And I mean ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE

I can’t hit anything even if I threw the gun at them. But fuck that, I’m playing the game anyway and so far the only thing making me rage quit is a Remnant Architect. Mudderhumping three legged piece of robot shit! 

And I’m playing on Easy, so really, I shouldn’t have too much trouble. Why do I even play? Ugh. 

After lunch we’re off on a play date with the girls bffs, and I’ve made friends with the mum so I’ll be sat there drinking tea. 

Anyways, it’s breakfast time here and the horde needs feeding (if I can tear them away from YouTube and tv and other stuff that is). 

Take care, wear sunscreen, drink loads (of tea). 

xoxo 

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Yesterday was brilliant, not the seminar I had to attend in the morning, but after lunch I got to visit my favourite bookstore in the world! The Science Fiction Bookstore can be found in three cities here in Sweden: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. It’s THE place to get your fill of scifi, fantasy, urban, horror or anything not mainstream fix!

Even though I have an extensive list of books and movies I really want to buy I ended up just bying one book, and that one wasn’t even on my list. Ursula LeGuin is one of my favourite authors and she has published a book about writing, it’s based on a writers workshop she held in 1996 and contains all kinds of exercises for writers. Brilliant doesn’t even begin to cover it. I want to think I’ll be as good as her after finishing these exercises… please let it be so!

I’m going to start working with this book as soon as possible, but I know it’s going to be hard finding the time for it. I have so much to do at work and maybe even more to do when it comes to my uni essay. It’s such a bummer that all my writing time gets eaten by all these trivial things like work and studying (if I could I’d say “Sod it!” to everything else, but I hear it’s good to eat now and then)…

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I spent little over an hour browsing the various items they have in there, I found a pen and paper RPG that I played a lot when I was younger. Would be really cool the get my hands on that and play some with my friends. Too bad most of my RPG friends live far away right now and when we meet it’s more about catching up than getting to play. This particular game is called: “Drakar och Demoner” = “Dragons and Demons”, and I think it’s a Swedish take on Dungeons & Dragons (I might be completely wrong here, so don’t get too mad at me). 

I also found this great looking game called: “More than Human”, which had the scenario that some humans developed superpowers and then have to decide if they want to save humanity or destroy it (classic take on the superhuman vs. human story, but still very cool). It all takes place during the 80’s, so you have to think about that when playing: the clothes, the tech, world politics etc.

The fact that it’s not taking place in our present time might in fact be more of a challenge than trying to play someone with superpowers and struggling with being good or evil, because we can all relate to that struggle.

I grew up during the 80’s and have some memories of how things were, but I was a teen during the 90’s and the images from that decade are way clearer than the ones from the 80’s (duh!). On the other hand I love many of the artists that were big back then, so looking at their album covers I can easily picture how people (at least the cool people) dressed and wore their hair.

There was one more item that caught my fancy, a model of the Normandy, the ship from Mass Effect! I’d love to go complete nerd and buy it, but it’s a wee bit too expensive for me to buy at the moment. I spent some time flipping through the Mass Effect comic books as well, really like the way they’ve done them. Maybe some day I’ll be able to buy all that stuff (a girl can ream, can’t she?)…

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Anyhow, I’ll leave you with a pic of me grinning like an idiot (don’t comment on that!), standing by a shelf consisting only of science fiction novels. The feel, smell and sight of all those wonderful books has my heart go all pitter patter just writing about it.

Books are one of the most important reasons for living, you can quote me on that!

xoxo

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I finally played my way through Mass Effect 3 (took me long enough). I nearly rage quit at the end, don’t think I’ve had that many Game Overs in the whole of the game. I totally sucked at shooting the last 4 aliens; it’s hard because your character’s injured and your aim is off… but still!!! I’m not even going to tell you how many times I had to start over.

What I WILL tell you is that I got a headshot on the last one (all those Game Overs didn’t feel as bad after that).  I jumped around shouting “Take that Mother Fff…!” I even did a little victory dance.

Now I’m a little at a loss, I don’t know what to play next… and if that game will ever come close to the Epicness that is Mass Effect. I might just play through all three games again, I do have some other classes to try out.

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Back in the real world: I’m really sick… headache, a sore throat and just a feeling of not being well at all. I’m off from work this week, which feels lousy because I have TONS of things to do and very little time to do them on. Suck to be me right now. And to top it off, I need to figure out dinner tonight… why can’t we have home delivery of food here (I’d kill for some Sushi tonight!)?!

Anyhow, time to get cooking.

xoxo

ImageAwesome! That’s how I feel right now. The work week is almost over, I know we have crisps in the cupboard and if I play my cards right I get to play Mass Effect tonight (just have to hide Dead Souls somewhere hubby won’t find it). I almost rage quit the other night because of the Banshees (mother fff… bbb…), but then I took a deep breath and tried again. New tactics and this time I managed to survive the encounter. Am NOT looking forward to meeting them again… stupid game. No, Lovely, Wonderful game. Stupid Banshees.

A twitter friend of mine wants me to try Left 4 Dead (to cure my zombie phobia he says), but I’m not sure… I mean, I H.A.T.E zombies and zombie-like creatures and L4D is nothing other than a zombie infested game. Should I try it? I really don’t know… I still want to (have to) finish with Mass Effect 3 before I venture into some other game. Hubby is on me to play Dark Souls, but since you can’t pause or anything in that game to think out strategies I think  not. I’d just walk in somewhere and DIE, then realize I have lost several thousand souls and haven’t rested for quite some time, meaning I have to go through the whole thing again = rage quit.

Well, I guess I still have time to think on what game to play after Mass Effect… I’m nowhere near the end of that epic adventure! *standing in saving-the-galaxy-from-evil hero pose.*

xoxo