Friday, May 1, 2009

Month in Review: April 09

As the last full month of my college career, it was a wild month... and by wild, I mean busy as all hell. The next two weeks will be similar, then things will cool down a little, while I get epicly serious about finding a job... the only friends of mine graduating who have had any success finding jobs are my friends in the nursing program... so THAT should be fun...

I simply couldn't resist, and had to pull an April fool's prank, hoping to convince people I had been hacked, and several people fell for it. Don't worry folks, I won't play that joke twice.

In April, I finally completed my research on MMOs and presented it at student research day, where it received a pretty positive reception. The GSL ended, and I've therefore changed up how I approach playing games, introducing Operation Excellence and J-Quest, which I haven't really worked much on yet, but I hope to in the not-so-distant future. (Well, lvl 100 in Gears 2 would be a part of Operation Excellence, I guess, as is everything I can get from PDZ). In a further effort to find a way to maintain my interest in games all the way to the end, and hopefully complete more of them overall, I developed the rule of four, which seems to be working well so far, but it's much too soon to say if it'll work over the long run. I had one unfortunate misunderstanding with someone that led me to believe I should spell out why I decline most XBL friend requests. Last, but not least, I hit the 100k milestone on the dot which means I beat Ducky Dan in our race by about 16,000 points. What a crazy, crazy month.

Reviews Written:

esident Evil 5 Versus Mode
Monsters vs. Aliens

Blog Special Topics:
ouse Rules Horde Variants

Games Completed
y Horse and Me 2 (I know... I know...)
The Maw (250)
Silent Hill Homecoming
Penny Arcade Episode 1

Gamerscore Progression:
April Start Score: 93,215
April End Score: 100,120
Change: 6,905

I'm not posting Operation Jedi numbers... because right now, I just don't want to know. Let's just say that I need almost 24,000 points without ever playing a new game to hit the goal. Yikes! Operation Jedi is clearly a long-term goal... and I need to lay off the GSLs or it'll never happen.

1 comment:

  1. You've been saying you need to find a job for months, hopefully you'll get it sorted now.