Bahn Unplugged: Volume 3 Feature - The Next Level

Bahn Unplugged: Volume 3

New gaming acquisitions, an upgraded office unit and a few things in between. Ready? Begin...

Article by Chris Bahn (Email)
November 3rd 2005, 06:52PM

For once, I've got a true DAY OFF from work, including my daily routines at GotNext. So guess what I'll be doing? That's right -- gaming. LOTS of it. I can't even begin to tell you how large my Hall of Shame has grown over the past few months. Sure, I've made opportunities to play some of the latest games, but trust me, I've barely scratched the surface.

What me, a gamer?

It's sort of ironic that I extensively write about games, yet have little time to play the gems in my own personal collection that aren't tied to an assignment. Today, I briefly discussed the matter with an online associate who told me that he's struggling with his inner self, compelled by the will to play the older, classic systems like the NES. You know -- I can't blame him -- a lot of those older games offer just as much challenge, fun and appeal than what's currently available today. Aside from something like things like Halo 2 and WoW -- I can't think of too many games that gamers sit back and play religiously. In fact, it's really saying something if my interests are held more than 2 weeks. Take Burnout Revenge for instance -- played it for less than a week. Lunar Dragon Song...2 weeks. Namco Museum: Battle Collection...a week and a half.

Do you suppose I just have a shorter attention span or perhaps it's time to reboot my time management protocols?

Ring me out...

But seriously though -- I intend to spend this entire month getting into several games. I am kind of afraid to list them all because well, there's a lot to be enjoyed. Recently, I even went out and purchased a couple of games (yeah, imagine that?) -- Ratchet: Deadlocked, Shadow of the Colossus, Dig Dug Digging Strike, Metroid Prime Pinball and Soul Calibur 3. Yes, my plastic was making its rounds at the cash register over the past week, but you know -- each title was worth every dollar. I could've said cent, but really -- we're talking primo quality here *smacks lips* I'll be covering at least two of those games, but you'll have to tune in to find out which ones...

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