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Forgive me father, for I have not gamed

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I have Call of Duty 4 on my PC at work which I only downloaded as a way to try Steam, which is a potential competitor of one of my employers. I haven’t touched it since July or so.

I have an XBOX 360 at home, collecting dust. The fan started to get loud on this, my second unit, a few months ago, so I shifted the DVD playing load over to my old DVD player. The quality sucks, but my son doesn’t care so long as he gets to see his Dora, Barney, Firetruck and (thankfully) Star Wars videos.

Sadly, I have not played a game on the XBOX 360 since, oh, April-ish. I am still playing Tiger Woods 07 if that’s any indication of my gaming woes this year. I got rid of my GameFly account after I was the victim of mail-fraud. It seems a not-so-friendly mail carrier was abducting GameFly envelopes and selling the games, which explained why GameFly kept threatening me with collections when I had sent their games back weeks prior. Luckily, they caught her and locked her up.

But that doesn’t help my situation. The XBOX is probably going to catch the red ring of death virus just like the first one did, so I haven’t been in a hurry to turn it on lately.

And that is starting to suck because I am totally starting to get the gaming itch again. I am thinking it is time to turn the corner. . .There are a few games I wouldn’t mind checking out, but I feel quite out of touch with the gaming world lately. So I need some advice on what to play. Hmmm. Where would I go to find out about games? Where can I read game reviews and download demos and such?

Oooooohhhhhh, I know! I could use the World Wide Web on the Information Superhighway and visit Todd over at PlayWhat.com. Todd can tell me what to play. Yes. Todd knows the way.

And thank Al Gore for the Information Superhighway because if not for that and these blog things I keep hearing so much about, I would literally have to get up out of my chair, walk 19 feet across the main room of our office and knock on Todd’s office door to ask him what games I should be playing. Why do all that when you can just go visit Todd’s blog by clicking here??

Todd: Real guy who photographs as a cartoon.

Todd: Real guy who photographs as a cartoon.

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  • holySmith! September 17, 2008, 9:20 am

    Hey there fellow circle-jerk of lunacy and perversion compadres. . .we are trying to hook a brother up, blog-style, so if you wouldn’t mind, add the PlayWhat.com blog link to the blogrolls. At the very least, subscribe to Todd’s PlayWhat blog and get in and comment on some of his stuff. He does some good shit.

    Oh, and don’t tell the search engines that I totally spam whored this post for the sake of driving some hometown traffic to the PlayWhat blog.

    Thanks, Jerkers.

  • Todd September 17, 2008, 2:20 pm

    Salivary effusion cannot suffice to express my gargantuan gratitude for those 9 (plus sidebar, 10) links to my humble little – wait, fucking fantastic – blog. holySmith, you are a greek god amongst the webizen rabble who do not digest my prophecies. All who link to my blog are eligible for prizes!



  • holySmith! September 17, 2008, 2:53 pm

    And by “eligible for prizes” he of course means “PlayWhat schwag” and not “back-alley filthy dirty sexual favors” for all you pervs who read the blog (El Gammy).

  • James September 18, 2008, 12:50 am

    Hi, I found your blog on this new directory of WordPress Blogs at blackhatbootcamp.com/listofwordpressblogs. I dont know how your blog came up, must have been a typo, i duno. Anyways, I just clicked it and here I am. Your blog looks good. Have a nice day. James.

  • Todd September 18, 2008, 12:10 pm

    By the way, I started playing “Force Unleashed” last night … I’m afraid it’s time for you to renew your Gamefly sub.

    In the opening level you get to stomp around as Vader, unleashing incredible devastation to everything in sight.

    So you see my reasoning.

  • holySmith! September 18, 2008, 12:17 pm

    Oddly enough, I flipped on my loud-ass XBOX last night (I had to use earphones since the fan was so loud) and I downloaded the Force Unleashed demo.


    I popped around as Vader’s apprentice, flinging stormtroopers and huge boxes around. It was quite fun, indeed. I am still trying to get a handle on the combo moves with the jumps/lightsaber/force pushes etc, but that will come with practice.

    Of course, now that I have the gaming bug again, my XBOX will probably crap out and I will have to wait three weeks to get the replacement.

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