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by Ethos

Scatter Storming. Issue #026

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Finally I’m back! After Riddles took over with that horrible 25th issue, we had those technical issues, and there was just never a good time to post a late issue, so it’s been forever! But I’m glad to be back with my good ol’ weekly round of verbal diarrhea. Let’s get to it!

I’m both hating FFXIII so much more and liking it more -
Seriously, the more I think about the tunnel I had to get through to get to Pulse, the more I can’t believe that I played through it. I mean, I really am a big fan of the battle system, but even the Crystarium system didn’t mean anything until Pulse. I’ve played about 12 hours in the post-game now, and it’s easily the most fun I’ve had with the game. Still, it’s nothing truly spectacular because it’s really just marks and really pretty scenery with cool Terra-esque flowers. Back to the shitty story though, I think it just got worse as it progressed. There were no supplementary characters worth note, and the main cast stunk, and things made less and less sense as you got along. Oh well, I’m so anxious to complete all the marks, I’ll probably end up Platinum-ing the game.

Broke Update -
Still broke. Stupid Revenue Canada. They said 4 weeks! 6 MAX! And I sent stuff in early, so it’s supposed to be fast. It’s been about 8 weeks now, and I’m still scraping by. No fun. I want to buy games. I want to buy a PSP. I want to buy Monty Python stuff off of Amazon. Also, the Lord of the Rings (gimped) trilogy is on Blu-Ray. I want to buy that too, even though I know I’m a sucker for it. GAH! I like money and I want more of it again. Still, playing the piano is nice.

I have an XBox? -
I kinda forgot until I thought I was going to play Splinter Cell. As a guy who was chuckling at the PS3 just over a year ago, it’s interesting to see that it’s quickly become my system of choice. Now it’s going to get back at me by crashing when I try to play Gears 3 or Mass Effect 3 or potentially Alan Wake.

HOCKEY PLAYOFFS! -
Fuck yeah! Only one of my three teams made it, and they’re going to be wiped out first round, but who gives a fuck?! HD HOCKEY PLAYOFFS! I always wanna follow it, and never had a TV, or stuff came up, but CBC is covering 4 of the 8 match-ups for round one, and I’m going to soak that up. But first: Modern Family.

Piano music? -
Long-time loyal reader SiliconNooB once suggested on Facebook that Lusipurr and I should somehow record some of our video game piano stylings for the listening pleasure of our fans. I don’t know about Lusipurr, but I could definitely do something from my end if there were any interest. Lemme know!

Broke Update -
STILL FUCKING BROKE!

That’s it. I gotta make the cover now (I think it’s going to be of Snapped Celery, my latest character), and then Modern Family and then the playoffs. Ice cream will be involved too.