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Friday, February 13, 2015

Thank God It's Friday

The 13th

Today has been a very lazy day because I happened to wake up with back pain.  My wife says it's my psychotic nerve and gave me a good rub down a couple of times, threw a heating pad on me and showed me some stretches to do that will help with the issue. 
Either way, the pain I was in this morning sucked and I'm glad that it has let up a bit.  Still hurts if I move the wrong way and sitting in certain positions doesn't feel too good but I will live to fight another day.

I am just hoping it feels better tomorrow because walking around work all day long feeling like this is going to suck, not to mention tomorrow is National VD and all.

So, while I was being lazy today I decided to finally sit down and beat the game on my 3DS that I started playing sometime in December.  Considering the only gaming time I have gotten in is on portable devices it just goes to show how much this little tiny human spawn has cut into my gaming time.  When I could normally be playing a game I find myself staring a this creation of mine in awe and wonder, but that's a good thing.
So In Love.

Final play time (per the save file) to beat the game and get ONE of the endings is 50 hours 5 minutes and 24 seconds.  My 3DS shows me that I've spent nearly 60 hours playing the game (because when  I am in battle for 45 minutes and die that time goes to a void that does not get counted and I have to start from my last save). 

The game is Devil Survivor: Overclocked and I'm quite happy with it.  I started playing Devil Survivor sometime around 2009 or 2010 when it first game out and I was on my original DS and had an R4 card that I was bringing to work so that I could let my customers try some games out as kind of an In House Demo and also put music on there because a quiet store is a boring store.

Needless to say I started playing Devil Survivor to try it out for myself and absolutely loved the game except for the fact that when I got to the first real boss I could not beat him for anything.  I probably tried about 20 times or so before giving up and putting the game to rest.

Years later the 3DS comes out with a re-mastered version with full voice acting and an extra day tacked on to the end that added extra endings and I decided to give it a go again.
It wasn't until I hit the first boss again that I remembered why I stopped playing it to begin with.  However this time I did a little extra level grinding and I stuck with it and I got through it.  After beating the game I am happy that I did because this game was simply a joy to play.

There is a Devil Survivor 2 out and I actually own it and was going to jump into it but doing a random search came up with Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker which is their re-mastered version of the game that adds extra stuff and a ton of extra play time (based on what I am reading online) which almost doubles the length of the game.
Also based on what I am reading is that I can import my old save from the vanilla game and jump right into the extra content or I can start a new save but I think I am just going to sell off/trade in the vanilla version and wait for the new version to come out before getting to it.

In the meantime I need to move on to another handheld game and after a lot of debating I think I have decided to go with Persona 4 Golden for the PS Vita.  This is most likely going to be another long journey and I really don't expect to be done with it for a couple of months because based on what I know it's pretty easy to sink 100 hours into the game.

I'd like to also go back to DS: Overclocked to get some of the other endings but I probably won't do that.  Either way it's nice to get a game beat this year and I am looking forward to getting back my console systems so that I can finish Shadow of Mordor and a few other games that I have been looking forward to like Dragon Age and The Walking Dead Telltale games.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Fame or Shame - Super Bowl

It is Super Bowl weekend
Scratch that
It's Super Sunday and the big game is here which leads us to the last game of the year to decide who goes home with the money and who is left with egg on their face.


In what might be a horribly anticlimactic finish nearly everyone near the top is choosing the Patriots.
One lone stand out in Craig O (who is in 4th place) is choosing the Seahawks.

Will the Seahawks have what it takes to propel Craig O from a 4th place - You get your money back and thanks for playing, try again next year this is the boobie prize - to 1st place or will the Seahawks doom him to dropping out of the top 4 allowing Craig T (who smartly chose the Pats to win) to move up and take that money instead.

Either way it looks like Craig is in the money - it is just a matter of what type of payout he can be looking for.


So, since the Pats is so top heavy here are Craig's Scenarios towards a better payout.

Craig O is 38 points out of 1st place
If the Seahawks win by 14 Points there is a Tie for 1st place at 445 points
Having not prepared for this tie before the season (my first time running it and no one brought up the scenario to me earlier - then the only fair way to payout would to be splitting the total of 1st and 2nd place money between the two teams).

If the Seahawks win by by 7 points Craig O would claim 2nd place overtaking Nick by the score of 438 to 435

And, as long as the Seahawks win by at least 1 Craig O moves up to 3rd place over taking Mauri since only one point separates them at this point.


Let's Get It ON!!!!



If I missed your pick let me know
Super BowlTotal
SergePatriots459
Nick GPatriots442
MauriPatriots422
Craig OSeahawks421
Craig TPatriots383
StephaniePatriots378
Joe GPatriots321
Steph TSeahawks319
JakeSeahawks291
RandySeahawks290
SergioSeahawks281
Bill RPatriots262
BoskoPatriots256
Jason R250
Old ManSeahawks245
ClaudiaPatriots237
Rob LSeahawks226
Mike T173
Spank157