Oldschool Gaming + My Massive Haul for February…

1 03 2011

So I just wanna apologize for the lack of an update last week…and the week before that. I was just super busy all of last week at work, and all I wanted to do when I got home was veg out to some good ol’ anime with some video gaming on the side. Which is what I mostly did. So… Sorry!

Lately I’ve been old-schooling it up a notch with Final Fantasy 9 for the PSX (or One for those of you who stumbled onto the PS scene late…). Very fun stuff. I haven’t played an old-school RPG in quite some time, so this was actually refreshing – in a nostalgic kind of way.  In fact I feel a bit strange referring to FF9 as being oldschool, but … it’s been a decade and considering our current video gaming technology, by that definition would be considered “old” by most. “Old” as it is, I’d forgotten how quirky and fun FF9 can be, and I really enjoy the distinguished artwork – though funny enough, my friend Adam from work seems to HATE it, and claims that apparently lots of people didn’t really like FF9.

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Back! (From My Uber Lazy Induced “Sabbatical”)

3 10 2010

Or whatever that means.

Last you heard from me, I mentioned I was off to PAX… and it was a blast! But I was too lazy to update about it here…

Gomen! I want to be able to say I’ve been busy, but that would be a lie. Aside from being super busy at work when I got back from the convention, I didn’t really have any reason for not being able to blog about it, I was just plain and simple being lazy about it. Then it started getting to the point where I had put it off so long, that I was worried about having left the update for so long which ended up with me continuing to procrastinate over it. A vicious cycle that just kept getting worse and worse, I know. I’m very good at pushing that voice that tells me to do things into the back of my head, until it gets to the point where I can no longer ignore it.

I guess also I want to be able to post about my experience, and do it justice somehow?

So! About PAX…

I’m not going to go into great detail about each day, since… well that was a month ago, so I can’t quite recall it anymore, plus I was pretty lazy about taking any pictures. We did haul back lotsa free swag, including t-shirts, posters, buttons, coupons, cards, etc… and some other swag I bought including Volume 2 & 3 of APPLE, VENT 001, a PAX10 shirt, the 11.5 year Anniversary Penny-Arcade book, the 6th PA book, and Atelier Iris for PS2. We also met this guy who just randomly joined our late night session of board gaming, who turned out to be from Vancouver as well, and he had a wife who was also into gaming. Which was really awesome because we don’t really have any gamer friends (at least ones who are more serious about gaming, outside of casual games), and them being a gamer couple was a bonus! We exchanged contacts, and have since met up once for a board gaming session, and it was really fun…looking forward to future gaming sessions!

What else… Oh yeah! While we hung out mostly in the exhibitors hall for most of the time there, we did manage to get into some panels. The best panel (at least IMO) that we were able to attend was the “Create a Strip” panel, where you got to watch the PA guys go at it and make an actual strip. It was really awe-inspiring to watch Mike draw and put the strip together all within the length of the panel which was only scheduled to be an hour long. Not to say that Jerry didn’t do any work, though for most of the panel of course he was entertaining, while Mike worked his magic. He even finished well before the panel was up, and had plenty of time afterward to doodle a really neat looking collage of all the PA characters they’ve created since it’s founding.

Well I was hoping to make this a more substantial posting, but it looks like it’s time for bed… So I will try – scratch that, I WILL post tomorrow more details on PAX with what few pictures I did manage to snap at the event.





Annual Gamer Trek…We’re Off To Attend PAX!

2 09 2010
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Off to our yearly gamer trek to Seattle!

It’s that time of the year again! So we’ll (my hubby and I) will be taking off sometime tomorrow afternoon to Seattle to attend the Penny Arcade eXpo! Unfortunately I will be trying to juggle some work I brought home with me to make up for the time I’m taking off…though I imagine I won’t spend much time on work during the convention. I’m aiming to tackle some of it tomorrow morning, and most likely try to finish most of it on Monday, but we’ll see…

Funny kind of back story…

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