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RANT: New Year Gaming Resolutions

2012 is here and so are we. No apocalypse yet so long as you didn't consider 2 weeks without a NODJ post the end of the world and dropped your console in the bathtub in preparation for a rapey-cannibalistic future a la "The Road".

So to kick things off with our 3rd year on the blogosphere, I've come up with my 2012 gaming resolutions.

Let's kick those nasty habits together!


I VOW TO USE MY CONSOLE FOR GAMING AT LEAST 75% MORE THAN NETFLIX.
Over the break I had a few days off to dedicate to my PS3 and apparently so did a lot of you (the ones who've friended me on the PSN, anyways). The big difference is while I was ranking up in MW3, stealing all the clothes off the backs of the citizens of Skyrim, and resisting the temptation of divorce playing Uncharted 3 with my wife, the vast majority of my Playstation amigos were streaming shitty cable shows through Netflix. I don't know if it's a sign of my generation getting older and lamer or if it's just my people but that's down right embarrassing. We payed hundreds for our consoles, let's put them to appropriate use! (*Turns on Skyrim and Smiths Armor for 4 hours*).

I VOW TO STOP SMITHING AND ALCHEMY-ING IN SKYRIM
Speaking of smithing armor, I realized I played Skyrim way too much this past month. I'm still playing it and I don't see an end in sight sadly. I'm not saying this as some plea for intervention but I know it got out of control when I began bragging to coworkers about how high my Alchemy and Pickpocket skills are. I've played Skyrim to the point where I can't even talk to my fellow gamers without boring them to death and being called a nerd. So I'm now playing on the PC and using console commands to SMITH AND SPEECH mame and decapitate my way to the end.

I VOW TO MAKE MORE VIDEOS FOR THE SITE
Even though my flawless and sophisticated writing would suggest I'm on this blog to write groundbreaking journalism, my real goal was to use this site as an excuse to combine my two main passions: film making and video games. Last year was an abysmal effort on my part with only one new video that wasn't even gaming related. I've got a new camera now and access to a whole bunch of cool shit so here's to the new year and my new gear.

I WILL TRY TO GO TO PAX EAST
Sorry, I guess a resolution requires more commitment than that but the 3-day passes are already sold out and it's a little hard for me guarantee I will make it. But here's hoping NODJ gets it's first on location coverage of an actual video game event. Plan on going as well? Let us know and meet Abortion by the fat chick cosplay booth.

I VOW TO NOT BUY THIS YEAR'S CALL OF DUTY
I've bought every COD game since the first Modern Warfare and I've been disappointed with every iteration that Treyarch has done (they did World at War and Black Ops for those of you not in the know). This year is supposed to be their turn if tradition remains the same but even if it was another Infinity Ward entry, I was let down by Modern Warfare 3 and I think the mass exodus the company experienced has left it a shadow of it's former self. I'd say critic reviews may turn me but since so many of them say Black Ops was the best single player campaign ever, I say fuck them.

It's going to be hard to top last year's lineup but I think it will be a year of quality over quantity with Bioshock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, and the Last Guardian being my most anticipated games of 2012 (provided they are all released this year). We'll be back to our regular posting schedule now so check back often.

XOXO,
Abortion Fist

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