Archive for the Bragging Category

Okay so I admit, it’s sorta late to be posting about the MGO beta but I have a very good excuse.  It was about 3:00AM with only 3 days left of the beta and I wanted to get as much time in as I could.  I was one of the “weird ones” in that my favorite game mode was CAPTURE BABY!  No, we didn’t capture babies… we captured a duck and a frog…  I guess you’d have to be there…

Anyway, I’d gone without eating anything for about 30 hours as I’d been sitting there playing GTA4 and MGO interchangeably without getting up once except to use the bathroom.  Then at 3:00AM about 30 hours into my game playing binge I checked my stats to find that I was 77 out of over 15000 people in the Capture mode of MGO.  I nearly had a heart attack.  No joke.  I fainted, passed out cold from a dangerous mixture of hunger, exhaustion and excitement.  When I came to, my wife had decided to unplug the PS3 and hide the ether net cable.  Oh… and how she got me from the living room to the bed I have no idea…

Since then I’ve been through MGO rehab, been on the MGO patch and went through the 15 step program to get off of my MGO addiction. I am finally able to talk about MGO without screaming “WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING?!!  That’s not our base!!! Bring the FROG to our BASSSSEEEE!!!” And… with the release of the gold version just a few days away, I think I may be in for a relapse.

Anyway, anyone who played this game will know that while it took a bit to get adjusted the controls, the time spent adjusting was well worth the aggravation. Oh and you’ll also know that effective grappling can only be performed if you equip the CQC skill and level it up as well as the aggravation associated with figuring out the last tidbit of info.

So this post is bordering on pointless rambling so I’ll get to the conclusion.  MGO is amazing.  I love it.  If I could take a week off of work I’d play it for 216 hours straight.  Play it!

Yes, it’s true.  I am now the proud owner of an authentic copy of the Final Fantasy VII Versus strategy Guide complete with the original poster STILL ATTACHED!

I’d post a picture of it but the internet gods have not graced me with the knowledge required to do such a thing.

You can imagine what it looks like.  And cry!  Yeah!  Cry!  And poke your belly button with the handle of a wood spoon!  I love doing that.

-B