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Tag: Red Dead Redemption

New Vegas: A time sink and a half

by on Aug.11, 2011, under Modern, PC, Short updates


After a great Steam sale in July, I found myself with a number of games to get through. I bought the Doom pack mostly to make up for not buying them back in the day, and not playing them now. Ruse has been a lot of fun, but after moving my Steam directory (after it was foolishly left in C drive) I don’t have the save file for that any longer. Sure it kept my mission progress but it was a little off-putting.

New Vegas was the next to be finished downloading.

Much like Fallout 3, Vegas took me in completely. Over three weeks I put in 174hrs. Or it took that much from me. To be fair Steam keeps the time going even when the game is minimised and that was often. But even 140 hours is an amazing amount of time, I think I put in more time to these 1 and 4/5 play through than I did for my three in Fallout 3. What’s worse is that I haven’t even touched on the DLC for New Vegas.  I need a break from it though. There’s only so much ‘Patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter’ I can take.

Just like with Red Dead Redemption, I played a lot of blackjack. Unlike Red Dead, New Vegas is only you against the dealer and loses some of its atmosphere.

I bought it many months after its release and benefited greatly from all the patches in the previous seven months. New Vegas crashed probably six or seven times, compared to Fallout 3 and it’s one hundred + times.

In my heart I am HOPING Skyrim can come out without crippling bugs.

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Just a quick reminder…

by on Mar.05, 2011, under Short updates


Red Dead Redemption might have been out for nearly a year now, but reports of Cougar related deaths continue to arrive on my desk.  It’s probably one of the most amusing, yet also terrifying ways to be killed in a game I’ve played recently, so I’ll urge everyone to try it.

If you’re an achievement junky like me, you’ll need to face these murderous beasts on a few occasions.

Good luck!


They say you used to be faster than a toilet stop in cougar country!



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It’s like the teddy bear picnic.

by on Sep.25, 2010, under Modern, Short updates, Xbox 360

This happens in Red Dead, except you're not driving away at speed.

Oh they’re cute now, but when they kill your horse, absorb 2 clips from a pistol and then smash you into some rocks, you’ll reconsider.

Yes I know I should have switched guns!

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God damn cougars!

by on Sep.23, 2010, under Modern, Short updates, Xbox 360

That kitten is me, in Red Dead Redemption 🙁

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Present game update

by on Sep.20, 2010, under Short updates

Red Dead Redemption is dragging me away from Lost Odyssey again. I have about 3 hrs left in the latter game but it just seems so secondary to riding horses and shootin’ varmants.

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