Hey look, I live!

Just a quick post to confirm I haven’t gone off and died in a ditch somewhere. Lately I’ve been playing an XBOX Live Arcade game called Castle Crashers (And yes, I’m a bit late here), which is a fun little beat ’em up with some role-playing elements. It’s $15 in the XBOX Live Arcade, and is totally worth it.

I’m also working on learning (Or more accurately, relearning; I took a class in it back in 2003 for college) some Visual Basic stuff in the hope that I’ll be more useful at work. Not that I’m particularly worried about my job status right now, but our VB specialist left the department over a year ago, so I figure picking some stuff up will eventually help take some pressure off the person in the department who is basically God of All Applications right now.As a bonus, once I get more comfortable with the language, I’d like to do some of two things with it–make some form of software for organizing Rock Band tournaments, and/or create what amounts to a glorified old-school dungeon crawling game in the style of the early Wizardry games.

Speaking of Rock Band2, I achieved my goal of 84 out of 84 Expert Vocal full combos, well ahead of my goal of the end of July. When I play Rock Band now, I tend to play some of my DLC that I bought and then proceeded to not play (Yeah, I’m a model of fiscal responsibility). Eventually, though, I’ll need to work on my Rock Band 1 imports, since they’ll be selectable at Game UniCon in late August, and my scores on those are…well, let’s just say I don’t have all of them 100%ed.


    • MatrixTN on May 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    I’d probably jump on the old-school Wizardry again (though I haven’t played it in a while).

    Out of curiosity, what’s the name of that song from James’ band? The one where your nick comes from.

    • emptyeye on May 31, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Sweet. Note that I decided to go this route because I lack the 1337 programming skillz necessary to do graphics and a real movement system and such. Like I can pretty much envision in my head what I’d have to do to get “You’re in a forest, trees are to your north, exits are south east and west” working, but beyond that…

    The song was called Boistowne (I’m not actually sure on the spelling, but I know it was pronounced-but-not-spelled “Boys’ Town”..I think that’s right). It’s from a demo tape (Yes, tape, so I don’t even think it’s online at all) he did with a band called No Means Native.

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