written by Blain Newport on Sunday, October 4, 2009
I am not gaming. I did not game yesterday. At first it felt a little odd. It had become such a habit. But now it's kind of a relief. I felt like I had to have something to play. But I don't. Life's a bit less stimulating when I'm not hunting monsters or doing drive-bys, but it's otherwise unchanged.
This being October, I do intend to play through Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, which I picked up during a Steam sale some months ago. But there's no rush. Not playing games is nice too.
I'm still following the news a bit. But since there's nothing coming out that I care about, it barely matters.
Sure, there's a new handheld Mario RPG, but SuperStar Saga couldn't even hold my interest. Brütal Legend will be out soon, but it's console only.
All in all, it's looking to be a super dull holiday season. I guess it's just as well. I should be doing other things.
Speaking of things I shouldn't do, I made one last super hero a couple weeks back before they turned off the Champions Online character creator.
Fear the might of Diaper Baby!
I'm not sure which would be more disturbing, to make him huge, like a guy in a diaper, or small, like an infant that fights. What kind of powers would you give a baby? Maybe he flies around and zaps people. But since size doesn't matter at all in the game, maybe he just punches people with little baby fists and they go flying off into the distance. Maybe he has baby themed powers, using ear shattering crying to incapacitate foes.
But I'm sure actually making him in the game wouldn't be half as fun as imagining his exploits. Such is always the way of MMOs.
I do still have two or three more episodes of the Blood walkthrough to record. Once they're done, I'll be able to move the recording setup back to the main computer and start a "private" walkthrough of Batman: Arkham Asylum. I'm mostly just doing it for Paul, since he's also a Batman: The Animated Series fan, but just drop me a line if you want to watch. If you're actually bothering to read this far you deserve something for your time (although I'm not sure access to more of my drivel is really a reward, per se).