diaries

video game diaries – thoughts, observations, tips, issues that occur to me as I’m playing video games

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Battlefield: Bad Company - Diary #1

Diary: Entry #1,  Reviews: Metacritic | Game RankingsReference: GameFAQ | Developer: EA DICE, Engine: FrostbiteStatus: Finished “Welcome to Bad Company” (the intro level) Pros: Boat load of shooter fun – Immersive – Humorous – Destructible environment – Terrific death/penalty system – Save points therefore a non-issue – Very good graphics/character models – Difficulty Level is

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I Abandoned Metal Gear Solid 4 (for now)

MGS 4 Diary: Entry #1, Entry #2, Abandoned!MGS4 Reviews: Metacritic | GameRankings.comReference: GameFAQ Walkthrus | As beautiful and cutting-edge as MGS4 is, after making it past the laughing Octopus stage in the second act, I abandoned the game, at least for now. This surprises even me. I have been waiting for years to play this

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Metal Gear Solid 4 - Diary #2

MGS 4 Diary: Entry #1, Entry #2, Abandoned! MGS4 Reviews: Metacritic | GameRankings.comReference: GameFAQ Walkthrus | Progress: I made it to Act 1 – Crescent Meridian (7th of 8 parts to Act 1) What a difference a day makes. Discovering that Weapons/Items need to be equipped before they appear was important! (See Update in Diary

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Metal Gear Solid 4 - Diary #1

MGS 4 Diary: Entry #1, Entry #2, Abandoned! MGS4 Reviews: Metacritic | GameRankings.comReference: GameFAQ Walkthrus | Progress: I made it to Act 1 – Urban Ruins  (4th of 8 parts to Act 1) This is the first video game I’ve played since slicing open my left index finger on May 15. I had to abandon

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Grand Theft Auto IV - Diary #4

GTA IV Diary: Entry #1, Entry #2, Entry #3, Entry #4 Key Stats: 43.45% done |  55 missions passed | 66 missions failed | $323,224 in cash | 37:47 Playing Time | 3rd & 4th safehouse It’s been a week since Diary Entry #3. My objective was to get to the point where all of

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Grand Theft Auto IV - Diary #3

GTA IV Diary: Entry #1, Entry #2, Entry #3, Entry #4 Day 5 | 29.14% done | 36 missions completed | 25:10 hours played. Bridges Crossed – Flights Taken Shortly after Diary Entry #2, I made it to Manhattan (err, Algonquin). The first thing I did was purchase a new outfit. Then I headed over

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Grand Theft Auto IV - Diary #2

GTA IV Diary: Entry #1, Entry #2, Entry #3, Entry #4 I’ve finished day 4 of my Grand Theft Auto IV adventure. I spent most of my game play achievement hunting so I’m only 25.06% of the way done – and still not off the first two islands. I suspect I’m very close. Achievements Day

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Grand Theft Auto IV - Diary #1

GTA IV Diary: Entry #1, Entry #2, Entry #3, Entry #4 It’s day 3 of my Grand Theft Auto IV adventure. Given the sheer size of this game and the fact that I may not be finished for a week or two,Chad Sapieha’s daily GTA IV Diary inspired me to write diary posts as I