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Comic-Con Madness

Posted in Gaming, Movies, My Life with tags , , , , on August 1, 2009 by That-One-Person

I know I should’ve been blogging sooner, but I haven’t felt well these last three days.  Just down in the dumps and stuff, nothing major.  I think it’s mainly a depression from being back in this god forsaken state.

Being in California was one of the best weeks of my life, with the exception of being with a few certain people.  Not that kind of with, sicko.

I’ll start with the flight, which caused me to realize that I was a fool for ever flying anything but Delta.  It felt smoother than any transportation I’ve ever been on, whether a car, other plane, trolley, or hot air balloon.  It was so relaxing, comfortable, and entertaining.  Every seat had a touch screen television in front of it on the back of the other seat, where one could play games, watch live television, watch movies, or track the plane by GPS, all for free.

The moment I got off the plane, I began to immediately melt.  After just the first day though, I had become so used to the heat that I… actually.. started.. to not mind it.  Did you gasp?  You should have.

Walking around San Diego that first day while we waited for Preview Night to start was amazing.  People there are just so much more kind than anybody in any state or country I’ve ever been to.  I don’t just mean people who were employed at places, I mean everybody.  Complete strangers would comment on the weather, ask us how we were, even try to slow down traffic so we could cross the road.  Hell, even the homeless people were awfully kind and always seemed to smile.

Preview night was completely unbelievable.  Perhaps the best night of Comic-Con because it was only for people who had the week long passes, which were limited, and not for people with just one to three day tickets.  Not only did I get to play unreleased games that day, but you really got to talk to the developers and people at the booths since the crowds weren’t as dense.

Transportation was unbelievably simple.  A week pass which only ran like $15 gets you unlimited trips and access to the entire transit system, the trolley, the buses, and the train.  Our hotel was just a short walk from the trolley station, and I was worried at first walking back at night but it turned out that I had no reason to be fearful.  At night it didn’t seem like the city got scarier, you didn’t see any gangs or anything, and everyone was still just as kind as before.

The rest of Comic-Con was complete insanity. I got to see David Tennant, who plays The Doctor, John Barrowman, who plays Captain Jack of Torchwood, the cast of Lost, Dexter, Psych, Big Bang Theory, John Lithgow and the girl from the Alien films.  There was just a ridiculous amount of famous people scattered all over the Con, I even actually got to talk to the original Chewbacca.  However, he started selling his autograph for $30 a pop on your own stuff, and $50 if it was on his picture of him.  Pretty expensive for someone who doesn’t really matter.

Let’s see, I got to play a slew of unreleased video games.  I got to fool around on Aion (although I’m beta testing that at home anyways), DC Universe, Singularity, a whole mess of shitty EA games that felt as unfinished then as they probably will when they release.  Most importantly though, I got to spend a good thirty minutes of Katamari Forever, which is perhaps my most anticipated release of the year.  I cannot wait at all, it was absolutely gorgeous and full of madness.

Got a ton of free stuff, and a ton of stuff I actually payed for.  Got a Doctor Who t-shirt, a replica Sonic Screwdriver, “psychic paper”, a bunch of Doctor Who original comics, including issue one!  Basically everything I bought either had to do with Doctor Who or Disgaea, minus the satisfying of my stomach of course.

My favorite picture from the entire trip is the one I got of a real live artificial Dalek:

Dalek

Exterrrrminate!!

Don’t worry, I thwarted it with my Doctor Who gear before it could wipe out the human race.  Yes, I’m a geek.

Final day, we went to the beach, which was pretty nice for a beach.  It was much prettier than the beaches of the Bahamas, the east coast of the U.S., and almost every other beach I’ve ever been to.  The only one it didn’t compare to was the beaches of Sanibel Island.

At the airport before our flight back, I ran into the most peculiar person.  It’s upsetting that my camera was in my suitcase, because I ran into a black clone of me.  I am absolutely dead serious, we both had a hate on, gold aviators, a red flash t-shirt, same color shorts, the same very weird and rare styled belt.  Everything. This only further proves my theory that there is no unique thought left to think, and no people to be born that haven’t had someone like them born elsewhere or in another time.  Well, maybe one person is truly unique.  Anyways, all in all it was a fantastic trip.  I hope to return one day, when we can.

-That One Person

IHOP

Posted in Gaming, My Life, Technology with tags , , on July 1, 2009 by That-One-Person

Nom nom nom, went to Friendlys IHOP last night at 2 A.M. with my best friend, it was great not being the only person awake that late.

What else is new though?

I’m currently beta testing like three MMOs, it’s pretty good just drifting along with no money, still playing games.  Quite awkwardly I started to test out Everquest II, which isn’t nearly as gay as the first one was.  It’s pretty good, in depth, and not nearly as nerdy as the old one.  It is also in my opinion a lot more fun than WoW, which I played for three whole years.  Something funny about Everquest II is the graphics settings, which I’ve been messing with on every game since I got my new colossal video card.  “These extremely high setting with have an EXTREME effect on your game performance, and is likely to not run well on even the highest end hardware available today. Are you sure you want to test these experimental settings?”  Well guess what, I blow those settings down at 50 fps, a whole twenty faster than the human eye can even register.

While that MMO is pretty fun, the one I am really enjoying right now is beta testing Aion, although currently the beta is only open for me every weekend.  I suppose that’s good, allows me to manage my other slacker chores, like food, movies, and other games.

Yeah, the new card and RAM are both finally installed at once.  1GB of DDR3 video RAM that has it’s own physics engine on the card itself, that coupled with my 8GB of DDR3 RAM are just letting me run pretty much anything in the world right now.

Soon, probably when I get back from ComicCon, I am going to be ordering a third monitor.  This will finally give me the multi-tasking and bad ass feeling I’ve been looking for.  It’s going to look a lot like a command center, especially since currently I can spin around in my chair to use my laptop on my other table.  Which reminds me, I also just got an incredibly huge new desk on craigslist, barely used, for $40.  I’ll take a picture sometime when I get around to it, maybe once I get my third monitor set up.

Twenty-one days from today I will be on the sunny shores of San Diego, pretty terrifying.  I’m relatively positive either my plane will crash, a shark will eat me, I’ll get stabbed by a Crip (or a Blood?), or I may even just melt to death due to the heat.  We all know how much I love the heat from when I went to Florida six months ago.

Lastly, I decided that my heart is tie dye today.

-That One Person

Tons of New Happenings

Posted in Gaming, My Life on June 3, 2009 by That-One-Person

I don’t even know where to begin!  There are so many new things happening.

For one, these last few days I hunted and I hunted until I found some cacti.  They always seem to be at many stores, and I never thought of buying one.  These last few days however, I have been dying to find one.  Walmart, Lowes, and around twenty different stores were all sold out of them.  Finally, I found a store with an entire section devoted to them, so I bought four.

Also, I began playing another MMORPG, because I quit World of Warcraft.  I must say, I’m having more fun with Lord of the Rings Online than I ever had in any previous MMO.  Applied for another closed beta, since I’ve done two other closed beta testings, I’ll hopefully get to mess around on another not-yet-released MMO.  After all, the more I do, the higher the chance I’ll be accepted for more.

Lastly, I have a job interview tomorrow.  I am beyond nervous.  I don’t know why I get so worried for these things.

Wish me luck.

Less than two months till I go to ComicCon.

-That One Person

What You Say? Another New Site?

Posted in Gaming, My Life on April 29, 2009 by That-One-Person

I know what you’re thinking.  No, I won’t ever quit.

The new website is a multi-author blog, so you’ll get to hear from more than just me.  It is going to be focused entirely around video gaming.  Every week we will each play a video game, posting our first impressions of it, what we think of it, crazy moments from the game, and a review when we’re done with it.

We’re also going to be going to some midnight releases and twittering the entire experience.

I just figured there can never be enough websites with gamers opinions on games, because you never want to buy a bad game.  Also, it’s going to be fun.  So, if you don’t like the idea then don’t read it.

On the other hand, if you want to read about all of our gaming moments, opinions, reviews, then head over to the new site.

You guessed it, it’s That One Gamer.  Check it out, and leave a comment letting me know how you like the different theme.

-That One Person

Calling all other PS3 gamers!

Posted in Gaming on November 14, 2008 by That-One-Person

Want to play some games? Here’s some of my favorite online ones for example:

  • Warhawk
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Call of Duty 4

Or any other online game on the PS3. If I don’t have it, recommend it, maybe I’ll go rent or buy it. My PlayStation Network ID is That-One-Gamer, so if you want to play some games just let me know. I can never have too many people to dominate. 

-That One Person