Category Archives: Games

WASHINGTON, YO

AWWWWWW YEEEEEAHHHHH!

06-13-2019

Gonna play this bad boy right now.

Edit: crap, I started my dude in Tucson, so it’s going to take me a while to get jobs that’ll take me to Washington. Darn, I guess I’ll have to truck more.

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‘Murica Truckin’

OH SHIT

American Truck Simulator is getting a Washington state expansion!
That means Seattle, Spokane, and…maybe Pullman??

SUPER COOL I NEED IT

Edit:

It looks so freaking pretty, holy crap.

Next they need Idaho. I bet a lot of people would be like “lawl, why the potato state, there’s nothing there!”

Um.

  • Yellowstone
  • Craters of the Moon
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Shoshone Falls
  • Hells Canyon
  • The Lewiston grade (super cool for truckers?!?)

I think all of those things would be cool.

Anyway.

DUSK

Zomg, do you like FPSs? Are you stuck in the early 90s? Do you think Quake is still one of the best games ever made?

THEN YOU NEED TO TRY DUSK

It’s so good.

I’m not very far in, but—let me say it again—it’s so good. Most video games don’t hold my attention for very long for some reason. It takes a really special game to keep me actually engaged for any stretch of time. This list of games includes:

  • Quake
  • Half-Life
  • Fallout 3
  • Rock Band
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • The Sims*

I can now add Dusk to that list. I could play this for hours at a time.

GET IT.

*The Sims is…special. I will spend three hours making a family, but as soon as I’m tasked with building them a house, I “nope” outta there to go make a new family. I’m one of those Sims players.

THE PUZZLER

This is super interesting, holy cow.

POKE

Man, I wish Pokemon Go had been able to read your phone’s health app data from the very start, because now I’m getting these kind of results:

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Which is great for hatching eggs and acquiring buddy candy.

Anyways.

Edit: prof, u ok?

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Oh, The Sims…

HAHAHA, oh my god.

“Put ‘em in the Fun Pit.”

“Go back to Thanos. See what he’s up to. Oh, he’s playin’ football!”

I like to think this is how they storyboarded Infinity War.

Pokemens

Hahaha, these are fantastic. I’m assuming “Canada” is the next Pokemon region, right?

 

More Spokane

I FORGOT TO MENTION THIS, TOO

So when we were in Spokane, we also happened upon this:

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This is Mille Bornes, a game that we used to play with my grandma and grandpa back when I was in like 4th grade or so.

The box is all updated and modern, but the cards are the same “old” style. They just don’t have the French on them anymore.

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Basically it’s like a card racing game: you want to be the first to get to 200 miles. You get certain distance/mileage cards, hazard cards to give to others, and safety cards to protect against hazard cards or to undo their effects. I remember it being very fun. If you ever see it, you should get it and try it!

Hahaha, nice

This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

The beard suits her, haha.

 

I never thought I’d love having my own virtual heavy truck but HERE WE ARE

I just spent $49,000 to further customize and upgrade my truck in ETS2. It’s super awesome now.

(Yes, I’m still obsessed with this game)

Euro Truck Simulator 2, aka The Best Game Ever

Read the title.

You: “A trucking simulator? Really?
Me: “Really.”
You: “But that sounds boring.”
Me: “SORRY, I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER MY SCANIA”

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It’s very fun. Very relaxing. I delivered beets to Kiel. I only crashed into a few cars. Europe has too many roundabouts.

Have a video! Not mine, obviously.

Super fun, seriously.

Edit: SCREW YOU AND YOUR BACKWARDS WAYS, ENGLAND! SCREW YOU SCREW YOU SCREW YOU

Rock Band Songs: The Good Ones

Hello.

So Nate and I have been playing Rock Band incessantly (baseball is over, what the hell are we supposed to do with our evenings??) and there are a lot of good songs on Rock Band 4.

Like, more than I was expecting.

Faves:

You Make Loving Fun by Fleetwood Mac

All Over You by LIVE

Mainstream Kid by Brandi Carlile

Light Up the Night by The Protomen

My God is the Sun by Queens of the Stone Age

Milwaukee by The Both

The Impression That I Get by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons

I am Electric by Heaven’s Basement
(I like to think of this as Emo Jesus’ anthem.
I am the savior, I am the savior, I am the savior, I am the savior!
Watch me rise / on the third day I will blow your mind! Etc.)

Good songs, yo.

Watch Over

Nate has gotten me into Overwatch, because I’m always all about a good FPS and the game looks interesting on its own. I have like zero time to do anything but walk and frantically churn out school stuff right now, but we’ll see how things go once I get a chance to get into it!

Edit: my favorite is Pharah. Thrusters!

Edit 2: I’m so freaking bad at this. It’s just like everything else I do!

Edit 3: new favorite: Roadhog. Pig dude + shotgun-like weapon? I’ll take it.

Pokemon babies?!?!

AAAAAAAAAAA THERE ARE POKEMON BABIES NOW CATCHABLE IN POKEMON GO

I WANT A CLEFFA

LOOK AT THAT ADORABLE LITTLE NERD

CAPS LOCK

HAHAHA THIS IS GREAT

Welcome to Half-Life.

I laugh because he made a lot of obvious mistakes/missteps, but I guess if you’re someone who hasn’t played 600 hours* of Half-Life, those mistakes/missteps might actually not be so obvious.

*It’s an estimate, but it’s probably a conservative estimate. I’ve played a lot of Half-Life.

Cat Collector

Okay, so I know I’m behind the times in this (most likely) because that’s just how I roll, but I just downloaded the cutest app: Neko Atsume!

You get a yard and some cat food and can use the food to entice cats to hang out in your yard. The cats show their gratitude by bringing you fish, which you can then use to buy all sorts of goodies to fill the yard and keep the cats coming.

There are a bunch of “regular” cats and then there are some rare ones that appear every once and awhile if you’ve got the right items in your yard.

Seriously. Is this cute or what?

You get a little album for each cat and if they enjoy your yard, you get a little memento from them.

FreeArcade Fire

I just realized that I still have freearcade.com in my bookmarks. Did you guys ever use freearcade.com? When I took typing in 7th grade, one dude in there would always visit there after he was done with his daily work (luckily our teacher was cool with this). He got us all addicted to it and we’d all work as fast as possible in order to get as much arcade time per day as we could.

My favorites:

  • Fill It
  • Wiz 3
  • Javanoid (we were OBSESSED with this, holy crap)
  • Pixie

Party time.

Clefairy and Clefable are the best so deal with it

I forgot to mention this yesterday, but THE POKEMON BUDDY SYSTEM IS OUT ASLDFJWEOIFJASDLF

Look at my super cute n’ pudgy Clefable. He’s the best. I’m going to have like 400 Clefairy candies in the next month, watch me.

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(You get a candy each time you walk a kilometer with a Clefairy/Clefable.)

I like the sizes of some of the different Pokemon when compared to your avatar.

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I really suck at titles, sorry

Pokemon Go is dying, you say?

Behold, Prince Island Park!

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These pictures were taken last Sunday, not today, but still. Lots of people. 99% of them playing Pokemon Go. While I was setting my first lure module on a Pokestop, Nate and I saw a bunch of people sprinting over to a certain area of the park. Turns out there was a Nidoking there. Later, a bunch of people went sprinting off in search of an Omanyte.

This game is fantastic.

SPEAKING OF POKEMON GO…

Here’s a calculator that estimates how long it will take you to get to level 40. It does so by taking your current amassed XP and dividing it by the number of days you’ve been playing to find your average daily XP gain. Then it calculates how many days it will take you to reach the 20,000,000 XP needed for level 40, assuming you continue to gain your average XP every day.

Here’s mine, by the way:

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Ouch.

Well, Niantic certainly built this game to last, haha. Look at that bar at the bottom, showing the “distances” between levels. Here’s a plot I made to further illustrate it:

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The amount of XP needed to go from level 39 to level 40 is more than the amount of XP needed to go from level 1 to level 34. That’s awesome.

CleAwesome

Hot damn, I want one.

Super cute.

I may or may not be a little obsessed with Clefairy and Clefable right now. Blame the noises they make in Pokemon Go. And how soft and happy they look.

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SUPER.
CUTE.