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Thanks, I hate it.

Well, I’m back. No, I didn’t actually go anywhere, smarty pants. I haven’t left this property in…I don’t want to think about it.

Some folks are doing fine in all of this. The game companies, for example. Steam keeps offering me nice deals on AAA games and I bet they’ve sold a bunch. So I finally bought one of the Metal Gear games.

I hate it.

I love stealth games where I get a sniper rifle and a decent scope (or, in Skyrim terms, bow and arrow) and position myself on a hill above the camp and pick targets off without ever getting spotted. Queen of the headshot, me. That is the bomb, as the kids say.

I hate stealth games where you sneak around inside an army camp bristling with soldiers and the moment you kick a gas canister or someone sees your boot, the alarm goes up and you’re screwed. Over and over and over again.

Players of Metal Gear will know that if you perform badly enough, you will be offered the opportunity to play a mission through wearing the humiliating Chicken Hat, which confers some protections.

But did you know if you really, really suck at it, you’re given a chance to play through wearing the Lil Chicken Hat?


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 11, 2020, 8:40 pm

Is this one of those “bag of holding” games where you can carry an automatic weapon of 30something caliber, 2000 rounds for the rifle, a sub-machinegun and 1000 rounds, a pistol, 500 rounds, 5 grenades, a rocket launcher and 5 rockets, a chainsaw bayonet, plus food, body armor and health and stamina potions to restore you after something has shot your leg off?

Just askin 🙂

Comment from weasel again
Time: May 11, 2020, 8:54 pm

They’re all like that. How you going to play with one gun?

Comment from Gromulin
Time: May 11, 2020, 9:23 pm

Elon Musk on Twitter a bit ago: Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.

I like your style, Dude

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: May 12, 2020, 3:14 am

Ayup. I have spent far too much on junk from Steam the past few months.

Still bored.


Waiting for President Duterte to declare an extension to the current ECQ or if we are going to switch to a GCQ. Not much difference between the two except some people will be allowed to return to work in a GCQ. Me? Still forbidden to leave the house. Ugh.

I dread the day when they lift the ECQ. It will be nonstop BBQs and Karaoke for days. Masks? What masks? And social distancing? Tell that to a group of drunk filipinos, who are all drinking booze and chasers. From. The. Same. Glass.

Double ugh.We’re going to get slammed back into an ECQ so fast it will make our heads spin.

Comment from Jon
Time: May 12, 2020, 5:20 pm

Yeah, no. I’ve tried the stealth games and I am the suck at them. That and puzzles where the wrong character jump makes you start again the whole thing again have made me stop playing them. I’m looking at you, Secret World Legends!

Comment from BJM
Time: May 13, 2020, 4:50 pm

@Stoaty & Jon

Me too…hate them. The Steam stat page is interesting, 22 million players logged in at 7:00 AM PDT…must be youse guys across the pond settling in for the evening.

I leave this without comment.

Comment from Fritzworth
Time: May 14, 2020, 5:50 am

Big long-range headshot fan here, especially with archery, but I’ll settle for a sniper rifle. I really like it if the arrow/bullet sets the target on fire.

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