It all started around our house with football season, we began playing NFL Fantasy Football, then “Madden 25″ game on Xbox. Now, I know quite a bit about football, but I’m still struggling with all the details of offenses and defenses, not to mention NFL terminology. Then there’s all those buttons and gadgets on the Xbox controller. I’m learning though, I even know the difference between a “Cover 2″ and “Cover 4″ and stuff like that. And I’ve also learned what many of those controller buttons do.
Then there’s all the other games we’ve started playing around with. I’m not good at any of them but I like “Call of Duty” best of the shoot’em up games, so far.
And there’s a new game I just got, “Remember Me”! I’ve been looking at some vids about the game and it kinda has the feel of the new “Total Recall” movie (2012), but I don’t know if that’s the intention. And the protagonist is female! Unfortunately, the female protagonist drove a lot of publishers away. I hope there are other games with fem protagonists, but maybe gaming is just a guy thing.
Anyway, here’s some pics from “Remember Me”.
Apparently, the fact that the game has a female protagonist
drove a lot of publishers away. geez
And here’s a vid that kinda gives you a look into the game, but there is a vast world to explore. That’s on of my favorite features of this game, the freedom to explore, sorta.
We fumble around with some in-house multi-player gaming, but haven’t ventured out into the wild world of predatory gamers. I really like Xbox, even though we have Xbox 360, but maybe Xbox One is in our future. BTW, my gamer ID is “Yordie Sands” on Xbox. Jus’ sayin’
(photo by Strawberry Singh)
I haven’t been around in Second Life much this year but was lucky enough to join the iRez Salon authors for a happy holiday photo. Strawberry Singh shot the photo, that’s her in the roller skates with Vaneeesa Blaylock (iRez publisher) in front. Kikas Babenco, Marmaduke Arado, Ravanel, Lizzie Gudkov, Trilby Minotaur, Wilma Mankiller and Yordie in back. Holiday hugs and love!
I’m so relieved. I finally recreated my Yordie Sands shape InWorldz and then I went on a shopping spree.
I found a hairstyle (Dala by EMO-tions) that I have in Second Life then a skin, pair of eyes and some jeans at REDGRAVE. I was very happy to find Vista Animations and I picked up a Basic AO but will go back and buy one similar to the one I have in SL. I still need a nice top, shoes, some jewelry and undies. I was a little disappointed in not finding Belleza Skins, Maitreya and some other stores, but I was very happy to find some of my favorite fashion vendors.
That’s me with my new skin and hair. Yeah, my lips are way larger, oh well.
This was just a spur of the moment project but, in general, I’m glad I took the plunge. I have no idea how involved I’ll become. It’s refreshing to have limited choices, like living in a small town. It feels a little bit like travelling backwards in time but so far there have been no technical problems and there’s a lot to see and, for the most part, shopping is less expensive.
I don’t know which of the SL-like grids is most popular but InWorldz seems to have plenty of sims to explore and plenty of nice people to meet including a couple SL friends (/me waves to Mera and Ceorl).
I signed up for an InWorldz account about two years ago, but I just got around to sneaking in and taking a peek at things this week.
Right away I was pretty anxious when I saw my avi (below), she’s like v0.001 beta style. Anyway, after some wrangling, setting up an alt account, I got her a more modern basic outfit (more on this soon). I also bought 10,000 l’z$ (InWorldz dollars) and hope to do some serious shopping.
Btw, at first look-see it appears that you can rent an entire mainland sim for US$60/month or $75 for an estate. I haven’t gotten all the particulars yet but I’m thinking seriously about getting a sim and building a home or something InWorldz.
This is a 2011 beta avatar but I’m working on new look.
Second Life’s Burning Man, BURN2, is over for 2013. I had some fun building my pathetic build and hanging out but I missed the burning of The Man. GEEZ! I was out all day in the real world, we boated over to Bird Island from the Banana River and beached our boat on the sandbar. Anyway, during the week and Saturday I shot some photos from my days and nights at BURN2. And Daniel Voyager has a great post about the closing.
That’s me, front-left, taking in tunes at Center Camp.
This weekend things were catching fire a lot.
I’m in there somewhere in my Doll costume.
That’s me high-stepping in my Ace of Diamonds costume.
More partying at BURN2 2013.
That’s the Man and I’m sorry I missed the burning. Oh well
And Then There’s TOS
I don’t have much more I want to say about Second Life right now but I do want to say that, once again, I’m shocked at how thoughtless Linden Lab can be in their decision making process. I’m talking about this whole “Terms of Service” change that has so many SL residents upset. Because of this and so many other reasons, I’m looking to join the movement to InWorldz.
Checkout Strawberry Singh’s post for more insight.