Skip to main content

Last Week, This Week and Next Week (11/14) - The Ultimate, and the Ordinary

Last Week
It was a long week, as so many things happened that every of my feelings are mixed together. But overall, it was a great week. 

It started out on Monday night, where I went to Gamestop with other three friends of mine, lining up for our copy of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. We waited outside for around one to one hour and a half (11pm - 12:30am) with other around 200 people, waiting for the same game. The game got me excited as it promised to be the balanced version of MW2, instead of going a slight different route like Black Ops. 

So how was the game? It was a blast. But let me get the bad things aside first. On the first day, we can't play the game in a party. Every time we tried to, we got kicked out from the lobby. But it is fixed already. The most frustrating and rage-inducing fault is the lag. I can say it happened to me for about around 4 out of 10 game. When it happened, you might just prepare to die a lot. The lag is a game-breaker. Hopefully they will fix this in the future. But other than that, the game is so much fun. I have spent about 30 hours to the game, and still can't get enough. Especially when I am playing with my friends, it's hard to put down my controller. To put it in a different way, I don't think I will go back to playing Black Ops. 

On Tuesday, I picked up my copy of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which contains MGS2, MGS3, and Peace Walker. MGS2 looks mostly the same, but it is still a great game. MGS3 benefited the most from the graphic remastered. Used to run at 30 frame per second (fps), now it runs at 60 fps, on HD. If you have played MGS3 on PS3, you'll definitely notice how much the differences is. Not to mention Peace Walker, used to be a PSP game, now can be controlled using extra buttons that the PSP don't have. Second analog stick on PS3 controller makes it easier to control the camera now. Not the mention the coop mode, which totally easier to find friends to play together now.

But I still had other commitments during weekdays, so I played the games mostly on weekend. 

Then on Thursday night, I need to send my draft for my video game class paper. I sent it a little bit late, but still acceptable. Right after I finished with the draft, I spent 3 hours writing another 3-page essay for my literature class. It was hard, and I slept late. Thank God I still managed to finish it. 

Last week was tiring because of the two assignments, but also exciting because of MW3 and MGS. Both games and assignments caused me to sleep late. 

This Week
Yesterday, I traded in my Black Ops and Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor Overclocked for Super Mario 3D Land. It is my first Mario game ever. It's really good, and it has something that I haven't felt for such a long time: fun, comical, bright, colorful and simpleness. Playing the game somehow make me feel happy on the inside. I am surprised how Nintendo can make a game that look simple on the outside, but has a lot of depth inside, in term of gameplay and mechanic. Thus, this confirms my purchase for Mario Kart 7 on December 4th. Owh and I got a free Mario in Tanooki suit keychain!

Behold, the only image in this post. Enjoy while it lasts.


Tonight, I will be going to Gamestop (again) to pick my last game for PS3: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. I don't know how many times I already said it, but this is my most anticipated game for this Fall. Urgh totally can't wait. Therefore I posted a playlist of UMvC3 character's theme that I think are the best IMO. Check it out, especially Phoenix Wright's theme (Turnabout mode)

I have one midterm on Wednesday, and a paper due on Thursday midnight (video game paper). I want to make sure I finished the paper on Wednesday night, so I won't be worrying about it too much later on. 

I just got in touch with my imouto-chan last night! So happy to hear from her again :)

Next Week
Nothing notable on next week, since I already got all the game that I wanted too. No overly important assignments or such. Yeah Thanksgiving will be next week, so I can finally get some official rest. Everybody else will most probably go to Johnson Creek, Kenosha or Chicago for some (read: massive) shopping, but I will rest in my house playing games, and go to my friend's house for some turkey. I don't really like going somewhere unless there are some special reasons. I prefer staying in my house, and have been that way since high school. I don't have anything that I particularly want to buy after this night, plus I don't have any money with me right now. I'll probably buy a duster, a mop and some cleaning tools for my house, and that's about it.  So next week will be an ordinary one, I suppose.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

New College Life In UKM

After intentionally abandoning my blog for around 6 weeks, I think it's about time I write something about what is currently happening in my life.

Since the last time I updated, I haven't done anything much. I met some of my friends, and mostly spent my time with my families and explaining to every single one of them about "why" am I not returning to the States. Most of the them accept the fact easily and told me to be strong, work hard in the future and don't make the same mistake (which usually just simplified to "don't play games too much")

Because of What Someone Said

So a few days ago, I visited Borders Bookstore in IOI City Mall to get a book for a friend of mine. Incidentally, it is also my favorite bookstore, due to its quite nice selection of books and its location from my house. Anyway, the book that I wanted to buy was The End of Average by Todd Rose. I already finished that book (I want to write about it as well later), so I recommended it to my friend and she asked me to buy one for her. I had an exam on the day after but as far as I'm concerned, reading is more important than any exams that I will most likely forgot in a few weeks.

Also, each time I visit a bookstore, I will always walk out the store with at least one book. So, besides the book that I intended to buy, I bought two other books because I found it interesting. I know, it is a truly 'good' idea to buy two books when you have an exam tomorrow. In this post, I want to talk about the reason why I picked up one of the books.

The Master Algorithm, written by Pedro Domi…

Being Different Is Lonely

From our ages, I know that I am different from most of my classmates. Naturally, most of them are three years younger than me, but that is not the problem. In fact, I had the most fun surrounded by them. They don't treat me differently just because I'm older. I think I am blessed with the fact that there are others who are older than the average (those who were born in 1993) in the batch.
I think I am not as matured as someone of my age should. But then again, there's no guideline on how matured a person should be or how you to be a mature person. Though my guidelines are basically these two: when you can prioritize and you can be responsible towards your actions. I don't know if I have these two qualities, but I know I am working towards it, slowly but surely.
Anyway, being older doesn't make me automatically different from the others. But there are certain things that make me feel.. different, and sometimes isolated. Like at this moment of writing, I am overwhelm…