Monday, October 11, 2010

A New Acquisition...

Last Friday, I received a exceedingly pleasant surprise: a bonus in my paycheck. As you know from last posts (and from how few there were during Sept), dear readers, my life has been exceedingly stressful of late. So, I decided to use this money to get something that could provide stress relief. After an initial desire to hire a hooker for a half-hour session (it wasn't THAT big of a bonus, people!), I decided to go for something that would provide more long term stress relief: a new video game system.

Once that decision was made, an immediate debate started as to which console I should purchase. Factions formed around their token consoles: the Wii, the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3; and then the inevitable battle raged. Blood stained the air, fire rained from the heavens, the earth trembled, and the oceans boiled. In the aftermath of that great war, one warrior was left standing. The chains bonded to his arms rattled with each step he took walking towards me. As I stood frozen in shock, and fear, he pointed his twin blades at me and roared.

"I am Kratos! God of War and you will buy the Playstation 3 to relive my adventures or you will feel my wrath!"

Needless to say, I bought the PS3.

Now, I want to be clear on this. I did not buy the PS3 because I was afraid of Kratos. Not at all. Deep down, Kratos is just a big softie. But he seemed awfully determined, and I didn't really want to disappoint him. Since Kratos didn't really specify where I should purchase the PS3, I went on CraigsList and got a great deal on a first generation PS3 that is backwards compatible! I also got 3 games with it, but I traded them in for 3 others. Currently, my PS3 video game library consists of:

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands

I'm sure more games will soon be purchased (probably as Christmas/birthday gifts *cough* *cough*) in the future, so please don't balk that the small size of my library. Remember, size doesn't matter!


  1. Great news! Please remember to add me to your PSN friends list whenever you get set-up on the network. You'll be able to see every game I've played on the PS3, plus whatever trophies I've amassed since the system was first implemented back in late 2008. Plus we'll be able to play co-op games, too!

    My tag is: Ryodin_Dragon.

    Oh, and next up should be the God of War games. Even though you have backwards capability, skip the PS2 versions of the first two games and get yourself the HD-upgraded PS3 versions instead. And then, of course, get GoW3! :)

    Also, you can do like what I do on my blog and create "Now Playing" sidebars to update us on your progress. Usually I update at the beginning of each new week . . . but as you can see, I haven't been gaming since May.

  2. How did you get the "Now Playing" sidebar? I've been trying to find it forever. I was thinking about adapting it to show whatever movies I was watching.

  3. Oh, there is no such thing as a "Now Playing" widget. I simply took the blank add html box (which you can find under the list of basic Blogger widgets) and modified it with the "Now Playing" text added in manually. Then I find a pic of the game box online somewhere and add the html tag for that pic in "edit" mode. Then I write in the rest of the text.

  4. I got the God of War Collection for PS3 for a ridiculously cheap price (like $15) on Amazon a while ago. Check out and search for the games you want--thats how I found GoW...