XBOX ONE got revealed today. Excited to see more of it at E3. Good to get the revealing of both the PS4 and Xbox before E3 so the conference can just focus on games for those and the current generation.
New Arkham Origins trailer is pretty sweet.
In my element. An actual Sonic The Hedgehog air hockey game!
Prevomania, the pinnacle of sports, returned last night somewhere in Meath and it was epic.
I was in an unratedly tough group with Nelly, Goo and Panda. My first game went better than I had hoped, a 3 - 0 victory of Panda, who I had pinned as the “one to beat” in the group. Everytime I’ve won my first game in the group stages I’ve gotten through so I was feeling pretty good heading in against Nelly. He handed me my arse 3 - 0. Egg on my face.
I needed at least a draw against Goo to go through on goal difference but 3-time Champions don’t fuck with silly things like goal difference and I went all out and claimed a 5 - 0 victory and that had my through as the Group D runner-up which was actually a blessing in disguise.
Being the runner up meant I was against the Group B victor, who everyone assumed was going to be 4-time Champion, Sean Lugosi but it was actually Ciaran Parnell who hit a hot streak. I was able to narrow past him 1 - 0 in a game that could have had many more goals on either side.
So I was in the semi-final, that was my target before entering the competition, against Si. We decided to do each semi-final separately a first for Prevomania, so the pressure was on as the other two semi-finalists, Lugosi and Ciaran Smyth, had their watchful eyes on us.
Si drew first blood with an absolute belter for a goal. I’d yet to win a game I’d conceded in but I wasn’t going home without a fight and I clawed my way back level in the second half. 10 minutes weren’t enough to decide our fate so we had to go to extra time and even that wasn’t enough. Penalties. Si’s second round of penalties in the tournament, in which he beat Col to get this far. We went back and forth, penalty after penalty going in until Si went down the middle first the first time and I saved it (those of you who got the snap chat know how pissed Si was) before blasting home my next penalty to seal my place in the final.
It was Ciaran Smyth vs. Lugosi in the other semi-final and if I’m honest, I wanted Ciaran so I could get revenge for the last final but it seemed he didn’t want it as much as Lugosi did and lost out. So it was myself and Lugosi in the final. I had a chance to tie the record number of titles and become a 4-time Champion.
It was very much a game of two halves. I was pretty much all over him for the first half but I couldn’t get anything passed his keeper or just couldn’t get the shots on target enough to test him. It was 0 - 0 at half time. After the break, it was mostly Lugosi and he converted two prime opportunities to go 2 - 0 up. I could only scrape a mere conciliation goal in the dying seconds and it ended 2 - 1.
Great fun nevertheless. I probably enjoyed the ping pong and just hanging out with the lads more than the actual tournament and the tournament was savage. Also, Casey’s parents’ veggie curry is to die for.
I just completed Gears of War: Judgment on Hardcore with Sam, Panda and Wez there. Incredible game. Cheers to the lads for the 4 player co-op experience.
A couple of years ago, I’d be arranging to do the game on Insane (the hardest difficultly) and constantly playing online but on Thursday I’ll be trading it in for money off the next Madden. That doesn’t come out until August but that’ll be the next game I buy.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I owned 150 games and I was in the top 50 in terms of Gamerscore in Ireland with 80,000 points. Fast forward to now and I own 4 games (which will be reduced to 2 on Thursday, leaving me with Madden and Prevo 6) and I’m still in the 80,000 range because I couldn’t give a flying fuck about achievements anymore. I still love reading about new games and I still post a lot of trailers for games I’m interested in on here but I rarely ever play them and the ones I do play, I don’t have the motivation to finish (eg. Metal Gear Rising) them and it’s not because of lack of time (even though I’m strapped for it at the best of times) but it’s because I’m just not about that life anymore. I fill my time with other things I want to do more like American Football, running and hanging out with the cool people I live with.
My local Xtravision didn’t close down, so I think I might start using it. I’d love to play Bioshock: Infinite and it just makes way more sense to rent it for €6 for 3 days and ACTUALLY play it rather than buy it and have it sit there for months.
So thanks again Sam, Panda and Wez, see you boys for Gears 4. And unless May 21st’s reveal of Xbox Infinity is jaw dropping, that’ll probably be when I buy that aswell.
Finally getting to see Iron Man 3. Private screening job. #ironman3 #youngmoney
I haven’t seen Iron Man 3 yet, still. Simply HAS to happen next week. I’ve heard mixed reports but that doesn’t matter. Has to be done.
Hung out at Powerscourt waterfall with @big_col_nev and @ospos today. Strong. #hangingoutiswhatwedobest #mishka #deathadders @mishkagram