Fish or cut bait?

Blog or play games?

After a relaxing extended Thanksgiving weekend (Happy belated Thanksgiving, BTW) I’m back to the old grind. Now I’m faced with the age-old question: Do some gaming or do some blogging?

I’ve got a large number of posts in varying stages of completeness in the queue, but I’ve also got two rented games that are already overdue but both immensely enjoyable calling my name. I’ve got Burnout Revenge, which is pretty sweet the second time around and I’ve got Lego Star Wars II which is a total blast. Decisions decisions.

Over the long weekend I took my 360 home to my parents house to hook it up to my Dad’s HDTV. He’s got an older Toshiba TV (this model, Toshiba 42H81) that has weird resolutions (480p, 540p, and 1080i) but at 1080i things looked pretty darned good. He’s also got an excellent Bose surround sound system which adds a whole new dimension to the experience. I am now totally jonesing for a new TV. Dead Rising looked great on Bobster’s 22″ Samsung but looked a little better with an extra 20 inches. Gears of War was excellent, especially with the surround sound. And Burnout was jaw-dropping at times in 1080i.

So I had a good weekend of gaming. I got Mrs. buttonMasher hooked on Ouendan. I downloaded all the Ouendan songs and they are on heavy rotation on the iPod. I also played the heck out of Lego Star Wars, co-op style, with my bro-in-law and really enjoyed it. It’s great to have a good Star Wars game after so many duds (I’m looking at you, Star Wars Bounty Hunter). The subtle humor they use re-telling the Star Wars story is a welcome laugh.

I also notice that I’m slowing morphing into a Gamerscore addict. I looked at the achievements for Burnout Revenge and lamented the fact that a large portion of them included playing the game online. That’s not a huge deal, but I imagine there probably won’t be many people playing Revenge online when they could be playing something else. (Wonder what that could be?) Anyway, if you’re on my friends list, I may be sharing a clip or two with you from Burnout Revenge. Gotta get those easy points!

So now that I’ve blogged a little, it’s time to go fishing. I mean gaming. You know what I mean.


  1. Hi mate! I am also a bloggig gamer (bit of a noob at both though 🙂 I am playing WoW atm – as most people are with TBC around the corner. If you would like to see my blog it is at World of warcraft
    Hope you like!

  2. Samownall – welcome to the blogging game. I’ll check out your site. Good luck with the blogging, it’s a blast!

  3. Anyway, if youre on my friends list, I may be sharing a clip or two with you from Burnout Revenge. Gotta get those easy points!

    Ah ha! Now I know why you have been pushing me to get on-line. It’s not about the love, it’s about the points!

    (Actually I’m glad. Points rule!)

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