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Over the Weekend…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 29, 2008 by Pvt. Eyes

Here’s what ThumbButler staff got up to this weekend:

Daggius – “Started off the day with at a Dota Tournament with some friends.  Went straight to the losers bracket after getting rolled by some sponsored gamers in the 1st round.  Won our next match easily and then I bailed to play pickup soccer on some extremely soggy fields (its been raining for the last 3 days).  Great game, played till it was dark then went home and killed an hour playing Jetman Arena and Oregon Trail on Facebook with my girlfriend before attending the festivities downstairs where my roommates were throwing a Long Island Iced Tea & Rock Band party.  I have to say this is a pretty good combination except that I can’t stand half the songs in RB anymore because I’ve heard them so much by now.  New fav songs: Brainpower by Freezepop and Tom Sawyer by Rush.  It’s worth going through some of the unlockable songs even though you’ve never heard of any of the bands just to hear something new.  After some people cleared out I got some touches in on Fifa 08 which is really growing on me.  The last version I’d played was 04 and the interface has clearly improved since then.  A few nice features: You can practice jukes/shooting while the game loads, both teams can sub players at the same time, more jukes and overall more realistic gameplay (there’s a lot more random deflections, things like this just like in real soccer).”

KingZardoz – “Over the weekend I took my first shower in 5 days. For some gamers, showering becomes the first thing to be omitted from the typical routine. After showering stops, activities such as eating and sleeping follow. In these times it is always nice to have a friend around encourage your rehabilitation. A question and warning to gamers who choose to make their friendships limited to the interweb or XBLA community…Who will pull you from the trenches of your marathon gaming sessions when your only companionship comes from the other end of a headset or computer screen? Chew on that boys and girls….slowly”

markliskevych – “I actually took a break from Rock Band this week mostly because my bassist with whom I play was sick. I’m still plugging through Super Mario Galaxy, which is a monumental struggle. Not because of any shortcomings of the game but rather my own inability to be good at any Mario platformer. Seriously. Not having an NES when I was a kid renders me incapable of being good at crusading around the Mushroom Kingdom, or in this instance, outer space. I also got in some Winning Eleven with some co-workers and was undone by some sloppy defending – corner kicks are always my Achilles heel..”

Townsperson A – “Spent some quality time with the family. Caught a movie, Persepolis – highly recommended French animated film about Iran. Defended my undefeated tennis record against my brother. Watched some TV with my dog. In terms of games I played some dota (frozen throne custom), a lot of Call of Duty with above individual who doesn’t shower often, some Star Ocean, Fable, and of course, some Rock Band. Fable has some backwards compatibility issues on the 360 though so hopefully those won’t get too daunting. Current Rock Band favorite songs are Wonderwall and Synchronicity II.