Hi, my name is Elle and my Wii abuses me…

15 05 2008

Sometimes I feel completely fulfilled by the Wii, and other times, I feel like I’ve just been had and left in a dark, cold alley for the cats and rats to feed on. Right now, I’m kind of feeling the latter. There’s just not enough space for all the games I would or could download on my Wii. While I hope that Nintendo releases some sort of hard drive that can hold all my games on, I still get this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach with the idea of having to shell out even more cash. It leaves me looking at the Xbox 360 – that I still plan on getting once I’ve saved the money- with eyes of longing and achievements taunting me with their points and funny names. Oh how I wish to gather achievements of my own one day. This is a semi-secret longing that the boyfriend doesn’t know about because I looove to tease him about being an achievement whore. He will buy just about any game, just to get the achievements. He isn’t too bad though, I mean, he DID mention wanting to by that Avatar the Airbender or whatever its called just to get the achievements…I call THAT a problem, but he has resisted.

He has also recently bought World of Warcraft. A game that I once played, but lacked the motivation enough to pay for it monthly. At first, I was a little wary about this purchase. I thought, “Here we go. We’re about to lose a good one, ladies.” but then I remembered something. My boyfriend is a frat boy gamer. I have no problem with this. I’d rather him play Halo, CoD, and Madden anytime over spending obscene amounts of time playing RPG like an recovering addict during a relapse. Now, I’m not saying that WoW is a bad thing! I love to play MMO’s. As you all know, I recently played a stint of Guild Wars. I only have a problem when people get addicted and its all they can talk about or think about.

Oh! Good news! Wait, did I ever tell you the bad news? I don’t think I did. Well I was playing Stranglehold, got to a certain point on a helicopter and stopped playing. Went to continue playing the next day and every time I press the R button to shoot, the game would freeze my entire PS3! After several tries, we decided to bring it back to Best Buy and get a new copy. I went to return it (a week after I bought it) and found out something rather scary or shocking to me. Best Buy no longer carries the PS3 version of Stranglehold, but they still have the Xbox 360 version and the special edition for the Xbox 360. I was able to get a full refund of my money and I was able to order it online on Best Buy’s website at a lower price than I had originally paid for it. So I guess it was kind of a win situation for me.

Oh! I recently found this artist through Penny Arcade‘s forums and I just had to mention him. His name is Darren Calvert, and he’s done a lot of illustration work and I just really love his work. So give him a visit and maybe even an email to tell him what you think, he loves feedback. The guy actually answered a lot of my questions about his process of drawing and has helped me out!

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