(An A to Z 2013 Challenge Entry)
I’m sure the title alone has made some of my readers scurry away (we may see you at “Y”). Gaming is not everyone’s cup of tea. It is, however, mine. I not only love gaming of all sorts (board/card/video), but I’m pretty good at them too; some more than others (mainly shooters).
I thought I would share some of my favorite games for my preferred system of choice: Xbox (technically Xbox 360 now). A long time Nintendo fanboy, and supporter of Sony’s Playstation 1 & 2, I was eventually assimilated by the “corrupt” empire known as Microsoft.
The one game that solidified the shift was Halo, a first person shooter launched on the Xbox system in 2001. After the heydays of 007: Goldeneye and Perfect Dark, Halo was the natural progression for me.
I would host Game Nights where everyone would bring their consoles, games, and TVs; gaming the night away, drinking and partying (this is what eventually became a tradition amongst my brothers and I). I definitely miss having those parties, but you have to “grow up” at some point, right?
Anyway, trying to keep this post short. It’s about Xbox for crying out loud!
If anyone happens to own an Xbox 360 and would like to play sometime feel free to share your gamertag below (or privately if concerned... is that even possible via a blog?). If following along for some time, I’m sure it won’t be hard to figure out what my gamertag is.
Halo (1-4, ODST, and own — but never played — Halo Wars)
Call of Duty (Modern Warfare and Black Ops varieties)
Borderlands 1 & 2
Left 4 Dead 1 & 2
Red Dead Redemption
Lost Planet 1 & 2
Lego series (Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc)
XBLA (Xbox Live Arcade):
Full House Poker
Magic The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers series
Plants Vs. Zombies (I’ve only played this a few times, but watched my ex play it a million thousand times)
Unopened games I own that I assume I will like a lot:
Gears of War series
Assassin’s Creed series
Mass Effect series
Oblivion & Skyrim
“You’ve got a problem, man.”
I have a slight addiction with buying Xbox 360 games when on sale or clearance and never opening/playing them. At this time, I have over 60 unopened games. My brothers and friends think I’m crazy, and they are partially correct.
I’ve wanted to write a gaming review blog, and thought a good idea may be to review games as I open and play them. My hesitation being that, by this time, they have been released for years, played to death, and are now old news. It would possibly make for good practice, though, and then I can advance to new releases.
Podcasting or Youtube video reviews would be a lot of fun as well.
Either way, those are a few of my favorite games I’ve played and/or currently playing. I’m always open to gaming with new friends, so if you just so happen to dabble yourself, feel free to contact me :)
Do you play video games? If so, do you have a favorite system and/or game(s)? Any gaming blogs/podcasts/videos to recommend?