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Now Playing: Diablo 3


I stumbled upon this game accidentally, never having played much in the Diablo series.  I was messing around with World of Warcraft and saw the digital ads for Diablo 3’s free trial on the PC.  I downloaded it and played with it a bit and thought that it looked pretty cool.  I googled some reviews and learned that it was available for consoles.  Knowing that I wasn’t playing much on my Xbox 360, I went over to Gamestop and grabbed a cheap used copy.   I am very happy that I did.

Jumping into the first Act, I picked a Sorcerer as that’s where I tend to begin any type of fantasy game.  My sorcerer, Ferrow, began the game with a standard magic missile spell and I traversed the short path to New Tristram.  As I made my way through Act I I realized that this game has the feel of the old school PC dungeon crawlers of the 90s like Dungeon Siege or Baldur’s gate, albeit a bit easier on the out set (I’m unable to play Hell or Inferno mode due to not having them unlocked yet).

The voice acting is cheesy, Deckard Cain reminds me of the holiday armadillo from this scene on Friends.   I was expecting him to tell me of the Maccabees and their plight in Egypt once he was done explaining the Horadrim.   That aside, the story is super generic at first…of course there’s a mysterious stranger and of course Deckard Cain foresaw the upcoming devastation of the planet, but playing through the game, cleaning out dungeons and fighting groups of mobs sure is a lot of fun.   I’m a  loot  junkie, so I am constantly looking for ways to upgrade my gear and change the way my character looks.  Without any options to customize your character when you start, gear is the best way to achieve a more unique look.

Halfway through the first act I decided that I wanted to get up close and personal so I created a Barbarian whom I’ve stuck with through the third act which I’m currently close to completing.   I named him  Rygar, after one of my all time favorite warriors from the 1980’s NES game.  Yes, the gamer is that old.

I have achieved level 30 currently and will continue to play through attempting to reach level 60 and I’d like to unlock the higher difficulty modes.  On normal mode I’ve taken out The Skeleton King, The Butcher, Maghda and Belial.  I’m working on Belial’s brother Azmodan and I expect to take him down today.

Has anyone played this?  Does anyone want to team up on Xbox to coop on a higher difficulty?

Tweet me @irreverentgamer to discuss.

Now Playing: Grand Theft Auto V on PS3

I stood on line at midnight back in September to get this game.  I spent $59.99 and then I put it on my shelf and now it’s 7 months later, the game sells for $38 at Gamestop and I am just now about to make it my current PS3 game as I’ve finished Bioshock Infinite and need to move forward.

The game world looks immense and I’m already intimidated by it.  I won’t lie, one of the biggest reasons I hate finishing Rockstar games is that I hate doing all the driving.  I suck at it, I cannot control the vehicles and once I get to a mission that is made more difficult by needing to drive away from the law I tend to quit on them.

Now that I’ve gotten into this one, I’d really like to play it through.  People that I talk to about this game seem to love it and tell me how awesome it is, so I’ll do my best to stick with it.  I don’t have much desire to play the online portion, but there seems to be a bunch of trophies associated with it.  Now, I’m NOT a 100% “completionist” by any means, but I do like to scoop up the trophies that I can.

At any rate, I have begun my ascent on Los Santos and made my way through the first few missions with Franklin and met Michael.  The game is really stellar and I’m just scratching the surface.  The city feels completely alive and the characters are full of intrigue, at least to me and hey, I already took a stripper home and did “stuff”.  Now she texts me pics, good job Rockstar.

I picked up the first few trophies:

  • Welcome to Los Santos – You repo’d a car and raced it through the heart of a sun-soaked metropolis.
  • Pimp My Sidearm – Fully mod a weapon.
  • Off the Plane – GTA Online: Complete the Introduction.


As usual, tweet me @irreverentgamer to discuss.

Stay stubborn!

Completed: Bioshock Infinite


I am so glad that I chose to play this game.  Bioshock Infinite was designed really well in that it felt exactly the way a Bioshock game should feel.  The environment felt alive at every turn, the AI was amazingly conceived and never once did it slow down or become repetitive.  I also liked having a main character with a voice and a mission this time around, it just added to the feel of the game.

The ending of the game was a bit confusing, but once I pieced it all together it was provocative, sad and immensely powerful.  I loved it, though I sort of figured the connection between Booker and Comstock was what it was.

I picked up the Burial at Sea add ons, but they sadly haven’t captured my interest as Booker and Elizabeth exist in a certain place and time for me.  Having an alternate version of them has left me wanting more.

I banged out the last bunch of trophies that I could grab and now it’s time to move on.

  • Master of Pyrotechnics – In the Main Campaign, killed 20 enemies with the Barnstormer RPG.
  • Skeet Shoot – In the Main Campaign, killed 5 enemies while they are falling
  • Aerial Assassin – In the Main Campaign, killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Line Strike.
  • Passionately Reciprocated – In the Main Campaign, killed 150 enemies with the Founder Triple R Machine Gun or Vox Repeater.
  • On the Fly – In the Main Campaign, killed 30 enemies while riding a Sky-Line.
  • Bolt From the Blue – In the Main Campaign, killed 5 enemies with a headshot while riding a Sky-Line.
  • The Bird or The Cage – Completed The Hand of the Prophet.
  • Tin Soldier – Completed the Main Campaign on Easy difficulty or above.
  • Saw the Elephant – Completed the Main Campaign on Normal difficulty or above.

Stay tuned!

To discuss Bioshock Infinite or any other games tweet @IrreverentGamer

Stay stubborn folks.

Update: Bioshock Infinite Trophy Run



I’ve had the flu this week, so I haven’t had it in me to post much.  I played quite a bit of Bioshock Infinite and grabbed a bunch of Trophies.  I’m almost done with the main campaign, is the Burial At Sea DLC worth buying?

  1. Raising the Bar – In the Main Campaign, upgraded one attribute (Health, Shield, or Salts) to its maximum level.
  2. Street Sweeper – In the Main Campaign, killed 50 enemies with the Founder China Broom Shotgun or Vox Heater.
  3. David & Goliath – In the Main Campaign, killed 20 “Heavy Hitter” enemies.
  4. Armed Revolt – Assisted the gunsmith.
  5. Tear ’em a New One – In the Main Campaign, opened 30 Tears.
  6. Loose Cannon – In the Main Campaign, killed 25 enemies with the Paddywhacker Hand Cannon.
  7. Kitted Out – In the Main Campaign, fully upgraded one weapon and one Vigor.
  8. Working Class Hero – In the Main Campaign, completed the Factory.
  9. Grand Largesse – In the Main Campaign, spent $10,000 at the vending machines of Columbia
  10. The Roguish Type – In the Main Campaign, used Elizabeth to pick 30 locks.
  11. Well Rounded – In the Main Campaign, used all 8 Vigors against enemies.
  12. On a Clear Day… – In the Main Campaign, killed 30 enemies with the Bird’s Eye Sniper Rifle.
  13. Blood in the Streets – Completed Emporia.
  14. Higher Learning – Completed Comstock House.
  15. Here Little Piggy – In the Main Campaign, killed 30 enemies with the Founder Pig Volley Gun or Vox Hail Fire.


Stay tuned!

To discuss Bioshock Infinite or any other games tweet @IrreverentGamer

Stay stubborn folks.

Update: Bioshock Infinite – 1 Trophy earned


I am absolutely loving Bioshock Infinite.  I have been enjoying the company of Elizabeth, she’s an amazing AI companion, feeding me Ammo, Salts and Health when fighting and coins when scavenging.  The dialogue interaction between her and Booker is intelligent and keeps the story moving forward, even though she gets upset with me quite a bit.  I guess being locked in that tower for so long has rendered her emotional towards all the violence and murder, but hey these dudes attack me.

Anyhow, I’ve been playing through Finkton, currently on my way to The Good Time Club to find the gunsmith who’s gone missing.  The imagery and atmosphere bring so much to this game, that I spend a ton of time simply looking around and admiring it.  In the gunsmith’s house, the Buddhism shrine was beautiful, poignant and made perfect sense.  Of course, when I got outside, The Handyman was waiting for me.  We’ll try that guy soon enough.  For now, one trophy earned:

Vigorous Opposition – In the Main Campaign, killed 75 enemies either with a Vigor or while the enemy is under the effects of a Vigor.

Vigorous Opposition

Stay tuned!

To discuss Bioshock Infinite or any other games tweet @IrreverentGamer

Stay stubborn folks.

Now playing: Titanfall Achievement Pickups


Played for about 90 minutes today, there isn’t much to update with this game’s progress since the campaign is just a multi-player map set.  Grabbed a few more achievements though, as I love padding my crappy gamer score.  Also, I changed my gamertag on Xbox Live to IrreverentGam3r (The normal spelling is taken…grrrr.)

Anyhow, check these out:

  • Best in Class – Finished as the top player on your team once
  • Customize your ride – Created a custom titan loadout
  • Refuge – Survived an evacuation
  • Titanfall – Called in your titan 25 times

Here are the corresponding pictures from the XBox One trophy set:

As usual, tweet me @irreverentgamer to discuss.

Stay stubborn!