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Being gainfully employed and actually being able to pay my electric bills the instant they come in has made me into a consumer, so I now own an XBox360. My question to you, the few who belong to the set of people who a) still read LJ and b) are game-nerds - any recommendations on games? Keep in mind that I'm not at all a player, so things that are two or three years old are AWESOME recommendations and also things that I can pick up on the cheap. My loves are: Rock Band and games where I kick people in the head. Dislikes = so-called RP games where I have to plan out a character path and put points into being a necromancer or baking cookies in order to progress into all-powerful-Joe-Bob-Number-3 (Death Knight edition!). Blech. Puzzles can be fun. A solid and interesting game universe is...solid and interesting. Zombies = always a bonus!

Finally saw Tideland earlier this week, and it kind of sort of righteously fucked my noggin. I assumed I would be one of the people who loved it, but instead I find myself one of the people who doesn't know what to think, though I definitely appreciate the beauty and the craft and the way Terry Gilliam managed to creep me out but good. I like warped-innocence kid movies! But the main character isn't warped by her experiences, or is, or is running around with her fingers in her ears going 'LA LA LA' - I don't know at all. Maybe Tideland has started up long echoey ripples of thought, and I can't see the end of the wave yet.

Date: 2008-12-11 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deviantsaint.livejournal.com
you could also watch http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation for video game ideas and reviews.

Date: 2008-12-11 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enkigrl.livejournal.com
Oh sweet. I'd seen their little review-thing for Guitar Hero way back, but there are MORE, and most importantly, they're archived!

Also, HI!
Edited Date: 2008-12-11 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2008-12-13 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enkigrl.livejournal.com
Am I really? This could all be a CLEVER RUSE.

(Ha, I'm entirely lacking in clever-ruse icons. John Constantine is the closest I have.)

Date: 2008-12-12 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jobsafety.livejournal.com
I've just started - and am already obsessed with - and you will love, I think - Fallout 3.


Date: 2008-12-13 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enkigrl.livejournal.com
Well really, who doesn't enjoy a good post-apocalypse? Commies and sissies!

I'll have to check it out.

Date: 2008-12-12 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unwiredben.livejournal.com
There's the game Dead Rising (http://www.capcom.com/deadrising/) that got some good play. You're trapped in a mall, zombies attack, you improvise weapons with the stuff you find in the mall, you get to wear a Lego helmet. It should be pretty cheap used.

Date: 2008-12-13 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enkigrl.livejournal.com
Ooo! Yes! And you take them down with patio umbrellas and mall benches! I witnessed people playing this in the past, and I think it'd be just my thing! Improvised weaponry! Exclamation points!

If only I could kill zombies with exclamations points, my life would be complete.

Date: 2008-12-13 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jobsafety.livejournal.com
Seconding Dead Rising, a must-have!

Date: 2008-12-13 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enkigrl.livejournal.com
Sweeeeetness. I pass the motion! ZOMBIES!

(and i did not say before, hello hello hello and also HELLO!)


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