VIDEO GAMES

Sunday, January 3, 2016 – I bought my Playstation 3 on April 13, 2009. I had just gotten a big income tax return and wanted to buy the best blu-ray player possible. Video games? I didn’t give two shits about video games. But I figured I’d buy a couple just for laughs. So after some research I sprung for “Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots” (the best game I’ve ever played) and “Grand Theft Auto 4“. The actual PS3 console came with the phenomenal “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune“.

 

When I first started playing Uncharted I was so unbelievably terrible that I thought, “Fuck video games!” And stopped…for a while. I decided about a few months later to try again, but this time with Grand Theft Auto 4. But I could barely keep the damn car on the road. I was a total newbie. I sucked. But the game was so politically incorrect (it follows the life of crime of Eastern European immigrant Niko Bellic) that I thought it was fantastically funny, so I kept playing.

 

Soon I reached the typical ‘Stephen behavior’…obsessed. I joined (for a fee) IGN.com and GameSpot.com, two of the best gaming sites, which had plenty of how-to instructionals on basically how NOT to suck at video gaming. So if I had a problem beating a mission on a game, I’d run to one, or both of those. I got to where I was playing with the speakers blasting, all the lights off to keep as much realism as possible. It was a blast.

 

Since then I played all 3 (so far) Uncharted Games, Grand Theft Auto 5, all 3 Dead Space games (phenomenal sci-fi horror), Resistance: Fall of Man, Streetfighter 4, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & 3, Call of Duty: Back Ops, Killzone 3, Bioshock 1 & 2, Battlefield 1, 2 & 3, God of War Collection, Red Dead Redemption, Metal Gear Solid Collection, Resident Evil 5, Max Payne 3, Borderlands 1 & 2, etc. I went in deep. I even bought a Playstation portable! Not good…

 

But then a few years ago, I thought, “What am I doing? How much time am I wasting on this? How does this effect my relationship(s)? Is this some kind of escape from reality? Is this influencing me socially? Am I living a youth that I never had?” Yes, guilty as charged! Hahaha. And so, I paired it way down. I stopped buying games and now I play more for relaxation. It’s like ultra-violent interactive meditation. I know, that doesn’t sound entirely healthy, but it IS fun. Ironically, I, The Fight Professor, don’t like fighting games – go figure…

 

So I guess the question is: should I get a PS4 for the upcoming release of Uncharted 4? HAHAHA!

8 Comments on “VIDEO GAMES

    1. Dominic – I feel ya. I came up a believer after getting the shit scared out of me playing #DeadSpace2. GREAT game, one of the best.

  1. SQ as you know I used to play for a living in the UK (cheap plug for my character Electric Eddie!!!). I went a few years here and there without a console but the love of gaming has always brought me back.

    We have a PS3 in the bedroom (Georgina and I have just started Yakuza 5), a PS4 in the living room and Josh has his Nintendo Wii U.

    I would recommend a PS4 to you not only because it is an incredibly powerful piece of kit, but as an overall entertainment system you can’t go wrong. It’s so interactive it’s insane and will satisfy the needs of hardcore and more casual gamers.

    Oh, and you will want to.play the remastered version of “The Last Of Us”, trust me :))

    1. RJ! Cheers mate. Good advise scoring a PS4. I guess I’d better start selling my ample stock of PS3 games, and the unit itself, lol. The played The Last of Us on PS3. EXCELLENT game! HNY!

      1. Good man, I only got the last of us on PS4 and it was an absolute joy. I’d keep the PS3 if I were you, they don’t go for much and remain really handy units for another room. The PS3 store is also carrying some ultra cool stuff that the PS4 doesn’t, so again it’s still worth its wait. HNY brother.

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