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  1. Plat 53 is the Vita version of Squareboy vs Bullies! My momentum continues!

  2. Plat 51 is Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden! Took a break from longer games to get a quick Plat and it worked out. Now to figure out what's next while I still have halfway decent WiFi... we all know I won't come December.

  3. I used to enjoy Thanksgiving when it was remembered and respected. You know, Ancient Era. Now Christmas movies start on Halloween. Black Friday is only a good excuse to cause bodily harm. I don't even get to eat Thanksgiving dinner until the Saturday after since my sister works at a 24-Hour ShopRite. Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday... just another thing taken away from me these last few years...

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    2. LuciaRosethorn


      Most places don't celebrate Halloween or Thanksgiving so it makes sense that America is slowly focusing more on Christmas each year, plus it's more chance to earn money for companies.

    3. Cobby


      It might make sense, but it's not right. Halloween is more important than the celebration of some fictional child. Everyday should be Halloween.

    4. Rantaro


      I've been trying to avoid it, so far it's working for me this year. Thanksgiving is big for my family and we spend the entire day together. I don't need to shop on Thanksgiving Day, it defeats the whole purpose of Black FRIDAY (Not Thursday). Even so, I just buy online and only go out to shop to browse around. It's a shame how corporate Christmas has become in the past twenty years. Even years ago in 2008 I don't remember it being this bad. 

  4. A few days ago my Internet went down for maintenance. I'm not complaining however... as now my wifi is actually halfway decent! I'm downloading at 2 GB per hour instead of 2 GB per day. Still bad, but better not to look this gift horse in the mouth!

    1. Shinobi


      Glad to hear! Godspeed friend!

  5. [Spider-Man] Act 1 is complete. I have 42% of "Main Game" trophies and my in-game completion is already at 52%! Must be all those collectibles I picked up along the way. I said I was a "grind-lover" after all!

    1. quintriplet


      Spider-Man was the most fun I’ve had with collectibles in a long time 

    2. Icebrand1270


      @quintriplet The landmarks were fun to snap photos of. But what kind of idiot leaves 55 backpacks scattered across New York? Does he want his identity to be discovered?

  6. [Spider-Man] And Patch 1.10 is live. 4.34 GB... guess I need a backup plan with my poor WiFi. This is apparently to prepare for the second DLC since those trophies are already up.

    1. Spaz


      Get an Ethernet cable. Much better than using WiFi.


      May start Spider-Man pretty soon actually.

    2. Icebrand1270


      I had an ethernet cable lined up but it had an internal break by the time it was hooked up. The cable needs to be 100ft and will need to be stronger next time out. Spider-Man has "hit-and-dodge" action at its core (like the Batman Arkham series but MUCH faster). Lots of side quests and collectibles as well. Oh, it looks great... which I couldn't care less about. (After all, how many games look great and play terrible? Everybody's Gone To The Rapture ring any nightmare bells?)

  7. [Spider-Man] 15 Trophies now, including all Landmarks and Backpacks! Not even out of Act 1 and already at 26% completion. I know it's unusual but I said I'm a "grind-lover". I know the missions get tougher so I can't get overconfident. Still, I'm ready to do this!

    1. Cobby


      It's a fun game, plenty of side stuff, only thing that let's it down for me is the piss poor boss battles. But otherwise, good stuff. Best part is just swinging around doing nothing lol.

  8. [Spider-Man] Starting to get the hang of this "hit-and-dodge" thing. I played Batman Arkham Asylum and Remember Me on my old account so I've done this style of game. This seems faster. Still learning. That said, 12 trophies so far. Not in a rush as I will take each "side mission" as they come...or try to. I'm an old-school "grind-lover", after all.

  9. [Spider-Man] Early in this game and I am enjoying it. But when am I going to get good at this and stop all this needless dying? I must be the worst at this ever. If I could just dodge better... he is Spider-Man after all, not The Hulk! I guess I need more practice... *sigh*

    1. MidnightDragon
    2. Icebrand1270


      @MidnightDragon I am improving. 12 trophies so far. Including the Fisk hideouts. Here's hoping I continue the upward progress.

  10. So now the patch for Spider-Man is in (version 1.09 is 10.6 GB... normally a super-slow 11 hours for me but about 20 hours this time out... yes that's not a misprint). I admit to some reservations about this. Before anyone barks at me, understand it is because I'm not big on superheroes (primarily due to the oversaturation of the genre in movie theaters). I'm sure the game looks great but I'm more interested in controls and story. Still, one can always hope.

    1. Spaz


      I made a status update a couple months ago about the oversaturation of superheroes in the movie theaters and people pissed over me for saying that.


      They take little effort to make. Just more crap for the family and little kiddies to enjoy.


      Spider-Man for the PS4 I will probably wait until the second or third DLC comes out before I start to dive into the game.

    2. Icebrand1270


      The 2 biggest movie genres are superheroes and remakes of 90s "classics". As if the 90s were some utopia. Nostalgia sells because people assume the past was good because the modern day is bad. Haven't been in a movie theater in over a decade and I don't intend to return anytime soon. The game is good so far... except for the fact that I'll need to become good at it... fast. Oh well.

  11. I just got over being sick with bronchitis just in time for my next wrestling event with ECPW tomorrow night. Of course, being sick doesn't help selling tickets or promoting the show with posters. :(

    That said, I was able to get a pre-owned copy of Spider-man at the local GameStop! (No hate please.) I figured I would try it while I still had the money, although I hope I enjoy it as much as most people do (not usually the case honestly). Now to wait for the "patch progress"... and wait... and wait... you know me.

  12. WWE 2K19 Titans DLC arrives soon... which means a 2 GB patch  (version 1.02) is also here. The good news of adding Bobby Lashley, EC3 and the War Raiders (Hanson and Rowe) to the game in the future is offset by waiting several hours to update thanks to a connection that drops more downloads than Curt Hawkins loses matches. Oh well, I guess making Lashley even uglier will have to wait... hehehe...

    1. ee28max


      Was quite surprised by the DLC. Nice addition I can say for the least.   

    2. Icebrand1270


      @ee28max At least the patch was only 4 hours for 2 GB instead of 17 hours for 4 GB like last time. Still horrible but improving, yes?

      The date is not set but I'm expecting 2 weeks from now, with New Moves Pack in mid-December. Mid-January will likely give us the Rising Stars Packs, which adds Ricochet, Mike Kanellis, Maria Kanellis, Lio Rush, Candice LaRae, Lacey Evans and Dakota Kai. It will be good to play as Ricochet... and beat up that pretty boy Lio Rush. Hey, it's wrestling... you HAVE to mess up the pretty boy sooner or later!

  13. Anyone else here hate hashtags and texting acronyms? Or am I just a mean old man at a mere 38 here?

    1. Venocide


      I'm okay with hashtags but texting acronyms annoy me. It was okay back in the day on our Nokia 3310's since it took forever to write out a text, we had to find a quicker way to send out our messages. 

    2. fabmorais_2011


      OMG #ihatehashtags as well, can we be BFFs?!

    3. PooPooBlast


      It doesn't bother me as much as it used to because it's just a way to shorten text which enables ease of communication. 


      I mean we do it all the time without thinking. Mathematics vs math. Psychology vs psych. So on and so forth. 


      As for emojis it's a way to show you're not a robot behind a screen ;). They're taking over the world you know?

  14. Hi there! Saw you give rep on my latest Plat. It is good to see you again. As I said, I lost the old ID Icebrand1270 to a bank card hack and started over as OohYeah127 last year. Injuries have slowed me down as well but I'm surviving. Figured I'd follow you, so long as you're okay with that of course. How are you?

    1. daftprophet


      Absolutely and good to hear from you!  I know it's been a long while!  Things are all good.  Ups and downs but still gaming, lol. 


      That sucks about your original account!  I'm sorry to hear you had to go through that nonsense and hope the damage wasn't too bad or you got refunded. 


      Send me an invite on PSN or I'll add you!

    2. Icebrand1270


      The bank reversed the charge... but was slow to do it, being a small bank. They also probably just did it and didn't tell Sony why either, not helping my case. That is the nature of banks for you.

      I also got injured right after (varicose vein rupture, third in 2 years), so more important things mattered than petitioning for my account. I don't walk like I used to and only go out for doctor visits and my wrestling events I announce (still doing that after 10 years, not much longer with my health issues most likely).

      Hoping to move forward and find old friends at the same time. Found a few so far.