Last generation of consoles, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, were the start of the digital generation of games. There were lots of rumors that this generation that just came out was going to be digital only, of course there was such a huge negative reaction from users that it quickly went away. Now that the consoles are out, I am starting to lean towards an digital only gaming setup. Let me explain it, plus I have an idea that will make both sides happy I think. Both XBO and PS4 require the game to be fully install on the console whether you buy digital or physical version, so you are not saving space my getting the disc copy.
I think I have finally figured out why I dismiss online multiplayer so fast when I see game has it, and why I get board with those that I do try to play. I think it comes down to lack of motivation to keep playing plain and simple. I know there are levels to rank up to unlock new and better weapons, but that only keeps me interested for so long. Continue reading
I just picked up an Xbox One finally, after playing around with it I am enjoying it overall so far. The new OS layout is a good improvement over the 360 for sure, also kinda nice that they are unifying the design of all their OS layouts. So glad they removed all the excess ads they had on the 360.
Here is the short version, more guests, more panels, bigger artist/exhibitor area. Overall Amazing Arizona Comic Con was better than last year.
On to the day by day breakdown of the good and the bad.
The first con of the year, well at least the first I know of and it is here in AZ, just a quick lightrail ride away from my house. Last year was ok, not too much going on in the way of panels, but this year seems to have a better program listing going on. I am also looking forward to them having an after hours party going on, I think that is going to be awesome!
So far I have only missed 2, maybe 3 days of working out. Never two days in a row though, which I am striving to not miss two days in a row. I think that is the slippery slope to fall down when you miss that many days in a row. My muscles have built up a good recvoery speed after I push them. That or maybe I am not pushing them far enough, but I think I am hitting a good level on the weights. What I have read online is to hit a weight level to where that last rep you do is the last rep you can do and that is about where I hit each time on the machines I do. I do hit up the abdominal machine either time I do leg or arms. I figure the middle area needs the most work and where I want to eliminate the most mass, that is where I do some extra reps to where I feel the “burn” as most put it.
Now that I have your attention, lol. I missed a day at the gym, dinner took too long and them after eating there was no way I was heading in there. But I did make it in today and pushed myself on my legs to make up for it. I read an article on how to work towards weight loss for weight lifting. Basically you do your sets and make sure you have enough weight that on your last rep your could have not done one more. 10 reps and three sets I think I hit the weiht limit about the right setting, I don’t feel sore, but I have been doing it a week and my muscles are getting better at recovery. But I did hit my limit on reps, had to amp up the weight a few times and go past my normal rep set but it is a learning curve they said.
So I got in the Elder Scrolls Online Beta once again and due to the NDA, that is about all I can say about it. But I will go one further and risk it, I am enjoying it! But then again I super loved Skyrim and still need to get back in there and finish out the DLC I bought, but what I think what stops me sometimes is that it is not really a game where you can just pop in for a short amount of time. You always, or at least me, has those moments where you just need to finish out one more quest, or sell off your current inventory, then by then you level up and now have enough money and level to get new items and off you go again!
So T-Mobile has come out with an offer that they will pay your early termination fees if you switch to them from one of the big three carriers. Sound great so far, right? I looked over the details as to what the requirements are to make sure I was not getting excited for no reason. First was that you had to be on At&t, Verizon or Sprint. Perfect I am on Verizon, two phones in contract, one out. So I would save on the two ETFs. Second you need to trad in the phones that are on contract and they will give you up to $300 credit, works for me, I don’t even care if I get $0 for them. I looked online to find what condition the phone had to be in, the only wording they have is “You would need to trade-in a working mobile phone or tablet and purchase a new device with T-Mobile…” Straight copy from the Switch Carriers FAQ near the bottom of the page.
I decided to hit up the gym today, did 30 min on the recumbent bike and 30 min on the treadmill, overall 370ish calories burned. Not bad for the first time back in months.
Since I had the whole day off figured it was a good time to get back, plus I would be able to make it in and out before the after work crowd showed up. You could tell it was January by how many people were being shown around thinking about signing up for a membership. Hopefully they stick to it better than what I did. While I did waste money by not going and still paying for the membership for a few months, I felt it was so worth it, avoided new start up fees for when I decided to go back. I could just head in whenever I finally got motivated.