Nov. 14th, 2006
Gears of Whoa  
Driving home on Friday, as I was about to pass Century City mall on my way home, I suddenly decided that I had to have Gears of War. I cut across 4 lanes of Santa Monica Blvd to park at the curb in front, and ran into EB Games and back. I didn't have much time to play this weekend, but enough to scare the shit out of me.

The graphics on the game are the best evar. For whatever reason, I usually play fps games sitting on a stability ball a little over a meter in front of the TV. Our TV is 50", so that seems to give me the best vantage point for seeing what's coming, and the ball allows me to move back and forth as I tend to do while I'm playing.

Anyway, so I was showing a friend the game before we went out. I'm waiting for one of the NPCs to open a door when all of a sudden locusts fall from the ceiling and come at the screen with that awful noise they make. It startled me so much, I shrieked, lost my balance, and fell off the ball onto the floor. That's how crazy good the graphics are. I thought that would be the extent of the scares until I played tonight.

Enter the Berserker.

So I'm playing, having just killed a few locusts when, without warning, this thing that looks like a cross between Skeletor and Ann Coulter busts through the wall with a loud growl. The controller vibrates like mad, and the thing makes some unholy noise as it charges full speed straight at me on the screen. This all happened in like a second. It scared me so much, I seriously just about peed myself. I jumped, screamed like a 12 year old girl, and moved to the side seconds before it splattered my entrails on the screen.

Here's Johnnie!

As soon as my heart starts beating again, I'm going to go change my underwear.

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Mood: amused
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Troy D.: Pointamnewsboy on November 14th, 2006 - 10:09 am
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erik: House - Somone got Spankedelo_sf on November 14th, 2006 - 02:04 pm
That's funny.
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KuteLuvrkuteluvr on November 14th, 2006 - 04:14 pm

...someone needs to give that guy some moisturizer...
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on November 15th, 2006 - 12:07 am
...and a bell so I can hear him coming!
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Bobby: Bayard Rustinshouldvesmiled on November 14th, 2006 - 08:19 pm
Berserker looks like a giant dust mite, the kind that live by the billions in your furnishings.

You use that stability ball for stimulation, don't you? :-P
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xed_geekxed_geek on November 14th, 2006 - 08:42 pm
Not sure what's funnier.
You shrieking like a 12yr old girl or you using a stability ball to play a game.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on November 15th, 2006 - 12:09 am
...little from column a, little from column b.

but don't knock the ball 'til you've tried playing video games on it!
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wavemaster on November 14th, 2006 - 09:51 pm
well a 50" TV does make things look a whole lot more realistic
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on November 15th, 2006 - 12:10 am hindsight, I really wish we'd gotten the 60".

Although, I'd probably have to move the coffee table, but it would be worth it.
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wavemaster on November 15th, 2006 - 12:14 am
or get one that you would attach to the wall?
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on November 15th, 2006 - 12:16 am
Oh, I meant move the table so I could get back far enough to watch it. I think I would be too close otherwise, and I can't back my ball up now because the table's there.

stupid immobile furniture.
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wavemaster on November 15th, 2006 - 12:28 am
though if all your furniture was mobile, then you would never know where your furniture was as it would move on a daily basis.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on November 15th, 2006 - 12:31 am
that would be cool!
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Jarrodfiercejarad on November 16th, 2006 - 07:40 am
using a ball as a chair is a health-nifty idea!
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