On The Last Days of War (Halo 2).

This has been a long time coming. A way too long time coming. I mean this actually took place in April of 2010, almost a year ago. Way to go, me.

If you care about it, you probably already know what happened, but for those who are still intrigued, here’s a little synopsis. Halo 2, which would be the sequel to Halo: Combat Evolved, had its Xbox Live servers turned off. What does that mean? No more online play over Xbox Live on Xbox or Xbox 360. Without going too far down this road, it’s actually a unique thing and a problem historians are facing. YES! There are Video Game historians that are trying to preserve the history of Video Games. The problem is you can always save the code and whatnot, but you can’t recreate exactly what it was like to play multiplayer on a massive scale. It’s a little easier with games like Halo 2 because you can sort of copy it by having LAN sessions. The real problem comes in with MMO games. Those you can’t just fire up. Ok, that is not the topic at hand. So, Halo 2. It was such a popular game. When the game came out people were so excited. I still remember the launch date : 11/9/2004. Midnight launches are pretty commonplace these days, but they were not so much when Halo 2 came out. I remember I missed school to get Halo 2. Yeah, it’s nerdy and a little extreme, but I don’t regret it at all. Although reception of the game was mixed, tons of people played it. I remember when Xbox 360 first came out most people just used it to play Halo 2 while waiting for some more meaty titles to be released.

When I heard that the Halo 2 servers were being shut down I decided to take one last night to fire up H2 and play some games. It was fun and here is some pictures of the events. It was fun because almost everyone had the same idea so there were plenty of people playing. Dedicated fan base. So dedicated that it took Microsoft a long time to actually turn off the servers for good because some people were playing marathon sessions and apparently it was against their policy to kick people still playing. Anyway, here is to you Halo 2, thanks for all the fun times.

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UBD’s Blow Goats

I haven’t updated in forever. Sorry. Um, UBDs blow goats. I have proof. The Algebra II final took a dump on my chest. Jesus, why don’t they just test us over what they taught? Halo 2 review: single player better than Halo 1, multi-player worse than Halo 1. Well, I’m going to go. It’s a stupid update, but I felt I needed to say what I did.

EQ

EQ

What’s up? I know it’s been over a month since my last update. Fine. Fine. I’m a n00b. Leave me alone. You see that big icon that says EQ on it? If you see it, run. Run like hell. It’s so addicting. It’s over five years old and it’s still so fun to play. EverQuest 2 is coming out in June, so you bet I will be picking that up. I finished my 6th movie yesterday – pretty proud. Now, I will admit I don’t find it super up-to-par with the rest, but I like it all the same because I took a bunch of worthless crap and turned it into something pretty cool. I will post all my movies once I find someone to give me some web space and bandwidth. Saturday, March 13th was my one month anniversary with Steph. w00t!. I picked up Ninja Gaiden for Xbox. HOLY CRAP! DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND GO BUY IT NOW! It’s so good. The story right now is a little weak because I don’t really know what’s going on, but the graphics are orgasmic and the game play is super smooth (kind of like me, alright that was pretty lame). I have been asked by many people lately, “Gooer, where do you have all this money for all the games you buy?” Well it’s simple. I worked in the summer (you lazy bums) and made about $1000. I saved it and spend it sparingly. So there you have it, Gooer’s surefire way to get games.

1.Get a terrible water park job.

2.Save every penny.

3.Spend on games. (sparingly)

I’m thinking about starting a game review site. I mean I won’t be IGN big , but I kind of want to review games and maybe a couple of movies, mostly games though. Also, pertaining to something that I got, The Darkness’s CD is so good. They rock so incredibly hard. Um, my Halo fiend friend, Nate Finfrock, has a clan for Halo now. I thought I might plug his site. It’s www.hotboyzclan.com.

What else, hm, Oh yeah, Justin moved away. :*( I’m going to go visit him during the break of spring though so it’s all good. I think I might be ungrounded soon because my grades are like super, super good. Yeah, so, I haven’t felt Easter yet. You know what I mean, like decor and (drool) Cadbury eggs. Oh man, I want some Cadbury eggs. Not the terrible chocolate filled ones either. I want the cream filled ones with the fake yolky part. They should make those so big that you have to punch through the chocolate shell, jump in, and eat your way out. I may post some pictures of my EverQuest and Final Fantasy XI characters later. For now I’m out.

See ya (God, I hate “ya”. It’s so impersonal. Is it so much to ask just to type “you”? It’s one extra letter. While we’re that lazy let’s eat lots of McDonald’s, get super fat, and sue the corporation because you can’t fit into your size 45 pants anymore you lazy, fat, piece of garbage)