June 13, 2011

Less Than A Week Left/Xbox 360 Suggestions

Well, my “com­ing-of-age” saga is almost at a close- only four more days until I can legal­ly buy firearms and lit­tle sticks that you light on fire in order to obtain can­cer. I have been busy as hell this past week with grad­u­a­tion relat­ed stuff, as well as prepar­ing for my aun­t’s wed­ding on the 18th. Start­ing next Mon­day, you can expect at least one arti­cle every sin­gle day from yours tru­ly as I burst back on the scene with opin­ions and ideas.

^In lieu of any rel­e­vant images, here is me play­ing the trum­pet in a cow suit.
I’m start­ing a reg­i­men of stuff I will do for a pre­scribed amount of time every week. This includes get­ting exer­cise (main­ly swim­ming, just cause I hap­pen to like swim­ming a hell of a lot more than run­ning), study­ing lan­guages (Span­ish, Ger­man, and Lin­ux which total­ly counts as a for­eign lan­guage), prac­tic­ing gui­tar (actu­al­ly prac­tic­ing, rather than just dick­ing around and play­ing 80’s and 90’s pop hits), and of course, writ­ing arti­cles (which, as you may have noticed, are laden with paren­the­ses). I’m also going to start doing some video stuff for you guys, main­ly to advance towards my goal of being a respected/respectable cast­er. I’m leav­ing it up to you guys to keep me on the wag­on, because nobody in my fam­i­ly can fol­low through with such. ANYWAYS! Recent­ly, my girl­friend bought an Xbox 360. Why? I have no clue. But she did, and she’s going to need some sug­ges­tions. She’s cur­rent­ly about halfway through Por­tal on the Orange Box and lov­ing it, even though she does­n’t quite grasp the whole first per­son deal yet. She also ordered a copy of L.A. Noire that should be com­ing in tomor­row, because she loves things in the investigation/detective alley (she has played through every sin­gle Ace Attor­ney game. All of them.). So, I’ll ask all of you guys what you rec­om­mend for her. Things to keep in mind:

  • She’s not real­ly big on shoot­ers or first per­son (yet. I intend to fix this.)
  • She loves a good sto­ry­line.
  • She’s def­i­nite­ly going to have Xbox Live.
  • I’m pret­ty sure she’s nev­er played a sin­gle RPG in her life, and I’m pret­ty sure she would love them.
  • When she has the oppor­tu­ni­ty, she will lit­er­al­ly play all day.

So, she already has Por­tal and L.A. Noire on the way. I have a fair­ly large library of loan­able games for her, so I’ll def­i­nite­ly send them her way if you guys sug­gest them. Alright, peo­ples. I will see you all next Mon­day, when I start my jour­ney to become the Poké­mon League Cham­pi­on a well round­ed, respectable per­son who just so hap­pens to write arti­cles about video games! Leave me some words of encour­age­ment or play­ful ban­ter in the com­ments, as well as sug­ges­tions for Xbox 360 games in the com­ment sec­tion. See you soon!


  1. thsoundman - June 13, 2011 9:12 pm

    The Witch­er 2 is obvi­ous­ly a top title I would rec­om­mend. If this is a Xbox 360 then obvi­ous­ly mass effect is going to be one of my top choic­es. Drag­on Age: Ori­gins is a good one as well if you are going for sto­ry lines.

  2. CharcoalCoyote - June 14, 2011 9:34 am

    I’m kick­ing myself in the ass because yes­ter­day i could have bought Drag­on Age for like $10. Not touched the Witch­er 2 as of yet. I already have Mass Effect, going to lend it to her once she’s done with Por­tal.

  3. zero_19 - June 14, 2011 10:37 am

    Mass Effect for the love of god yes. If you think she will like RPG’s you know what must be done!

  4. CharcoalCoyote - June 16, 2011 11:05 pm

    Hap­py birth­day to me! As of five min­utes ago, I’m legal­ly 18! (not actu­al­ly 18 until like 9:37.) Good night/morning/whatever, TGB.

  5. zero_19 - June 17, 2011 10:00 am

    Hap­py bday dude. Go buy a gun.

  6. ScrotusKilmystr - June 17, 2011 1:06 pm

    if you want to ease her into the RPG/dungeon crawler world d/l tourchlight..I know it’s a PC port to XBL but it is so much fun with the on the fly dun­geon spawn­ing and lev­el­ing up it’s a good starter for any­one new to the RPG world!!
    then of course ME1 ME2 DA:0 Fable 1 and 2 (sort of rpgs) and if and when shes ready for the FPS’s then HALO is a must is almost required for any­one who has an xbox.…

  7. CharcoalCoyote - June 17, 2011 3:34 pm

    Trust me, I know halo. I’ve just recent­ly come back on the scene for Reach because she bought an Xbox. I’m still kind of rusty, but once I get back in the swing and get three oth­er mem­bers for a team, it’s go time.


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