Welcome to Britt5091: Origins, where I dig up old blog posts I used to write for IGN’s community under the username Britt5091. Some posts may make you giggle, some may make your eyes bleed, and some may make you stroke your beard in a pensive manner. All you need to know is that these posts, no matter how terrible some of them may be, ultimately lead to everything I do now.
I love Photoshop, still hate my apartment, and drunk gaming is fun.
July 19, 2009
My apartment: Well the water situation got fixed. However, if you didn’t read my update, I short circuited the kitchen by having two appliances operating at once. This, in turn, somehow jacked up my baseboard heaters and screwed my cable up. Thank GOD it’s summer and I have no need for the heaters, but the cable was another story. I was already burnt out from dealing with my apartment turning into ‘Noah’s Ark’ (as Fozzy called it) so I went out Friday with friends which, in turn, led to…
Drunken Deadspace: Oh boy. I had tried to explain to all my girlie-friends how amazing that game was, and of course I got the typical nod and “Okay Britt” but I had to prove them wrong. After mucho drinking, we stopped by my apartment and I got DS running. And wouldn’t you know it; it was time for me to tackle the asteroids in Chapter 4. If you’re not familiar with DS, think of the retro Asteroids arcade shooter, except the asteroids are only coming at you from one direction and it’s 3rd person POV. Anyway, I think it’s safe to say it can be one of the more difficult objectives in the game and requires your A Game reflexes, which I’m pretty sure mine were at the Z minus level. Somehow I managed to pull this off:
After everyone left, and I was still seeing doubles, I got to thinking. If I can do THAT while hammered, I should have no problem continuing on. So I picked up the controller and started playing. Problem is, this morning I booted it up and have absolutely no idea where I am or what I’ve missed. Thank God for the objectives screen and the handy dandy ‘breadcrumbs’ system.
So this shout out goes to drunk gaming! Unless you accidentally erase your game. Then it would call for a big ‘BOOOOO’.
I forgot to ask earlier…how have your experiences been drunk gaming? Apparently my skills improve, and a few others I’ve talked to have had the same experience. But c’mon shouldn’t you play worse if you drunk game? Your reflexes are supposed to SUCK!
Y’know what’s funny, albeit frustrating? I tried that asteroid cluster-fuck a short time later–while 100% stone cold sober–and I couldn’t effing do it. I guess my skills really do improve when I’m a little tipsy. (And that is what she said.)
Reading sentences like “…I think it’s safe to say it can be one of the more difficult objectives in the game and requires your A Game reflexes, which I’m pretty sure mine were at the Z minus level” make me smile IRL because I can tell that my sarcastic sense of witty/stupid humor is starting to shine through. At this time I had been blogging for only a month…ish? So, like, that’s neat-o and stuff.
I ALSO MISS PHOTOSHOP!!! :(
The last time I seriously did any drunk gaming, I played against my brother in Guitar Hero 3. He beat me, but I don’t blame the booze… I blame the bad calibration on a strange TV and the strange guitar controller, also not mine.
However, if it’s Rock Band and I go with the vocals, you better know that I dominate that crap. :)