Now Playing - January 2010

It's that time once again, time to realize that maybe I do play too many games, as my game library continues to swell and my free time continues to shrink. This month I added a few more games from Steam, picking up Psychonauts, the Freedom Force: Freedom Pack and the Eidos Collector Pack (which added 14 or so titles including Batman: Arkham Asylum, Tomb Raider: Underworld and fan favorite Kane and Lynch: Dead Men). Seventeen games for around $52 dollars, that's not a bad deal at all. Thanks Steam! Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC) I've only spent about two hours with the Batman so far. Since, I've already played through the game once on the 360 I decided that this run through would be on the hardest difficulty. It's very strange playing the game without a controller but, I'm getting used to it. It's not a terribly long game so I'm hoping to actually get through it in a reasonable amount of time. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Beta/Demo (PC/360) This past week EA released a PC beta and a 360 demo of "BFBC2". Both versions are basically the same thing, having a single multi-player map and game mode. That hasn't stopped me from sinking in a handful of hours with each and having a good bit of fun. I've never really followed the Battlefield series very closely, only playing a little of* Battlefield 1942* quite a while ago. Anyway, I've been enjoying myself enough that I'm actually considering picking up the first game as well as pre-ordering from Steam. Playing on the 360 is fun and all but it just can't match the quality of my PC. Team Fortress 2 (PC) I know two people that combined have about 700 hours of Team Fortress 2 play time. 700 hours! Hard to believe that I've only played just over 25 hours. I've been spending much more time with it lately, trying to unlock some of the Soldiers weapons. It took a bit of time but I did finally unlocked the Direct Hit, the rocket launcher with a faster firing rate but smaller splash damage. Why did I want it? That comes from my desire for a faster firing rocket, I've always been a fan of the Quake games so that may be where that comes from. Now, I just need to spend some time getting used to the new way of playing. Anyway, that's really it for this month, still working my way through some old games and not working my way through new ones.