It�s also freighting as hell because I�ll be all out by myself. I won�t have people to rely on, but even scarier, I won�t be comfortable out alone. I started looking for colleges last month, and my ideal plan was to move up north, and try up there. My ideal college choice is RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) up in New York, and it still is, but that�s far away from Texas. Really far away. Being that far away from home scares the crap outta me. I don�t really have family up in New York, or much less up north besides my cousins up in Jersey, and to top it off, I�m not the outgoing social type I need to be if I�m going to start making relationships. How I usually made friends was through joining an Fine Arts extracurricular activity such as Band or Choir, being forced up onto a stage all alone because I supposedly have talent (I really hate my voice, it sounds way to classical), and then being congratulated. I was in a situation in which people came to me. I�ve never actually tried to go out and talk to someone I didn�t actually know.
So yeah, I�m kinda conflicted, but the way I�m thinking about it now, I�ve got one year to learn how to be a social badass, and if that doesn�t happen, I�ll just try and take �em as I see �em wherever I end up. All I know is, I really hope I can go to RIT. That place is badass beyond badass.
Finally, I got some quick thoughts on FUEL. You know the game with the large, open, free roam space, the off-road cars, and the Tornado Storms. Yeah, you remember.
Lemmie tell you, FUEL is a great game for $3.75. Even though I haven�t put that much time into it, whenever I load up the game, I always have a really good time just driving around and exploring shit. The races are long, and that�s a good thing, because with so much space, I would expect a race to take longer than 2 minutes. The graphics aren�t that bad, and even though nobody�s online to play with, Games for Windows Live isn�t that bad. Plus, ACHIEVEMENTS YAAAARRRR!
So if Codemasters ever, for some highly odd reasons (since I hear FUEL didn�t do so well critically, and sold like shit), there are a few things I�d like them to fix.
� Big world needs stuff to do: All this space, and there aren�t even any animals to drive my bike along side of. I�d really love if there was specific animal A.I., that would interact with you differently depending on which vehicle you where in. I�d also like to see some sort of dynamic race A.I. What I mean is, have different races going in while I�m in free roam mode. For example, the A.I. is having a race from point A to point M, and along the way, I meet up with them at point E. I can�t actually join the race, but I sure as hell can be a dick and fuck up the other racers.
� More Dynamic Weather: Take it to the fucking max. I want fucking hurricanes, earthquakes, and throw in a volcano in that bitch. Flash flooding during races, area wide blizzards, and to top it off, one scared Weather Man yelling over the radio as all hell breaks loose.
� Speaking of Radio: Get some licensed music in this bitch. I loved the games title track by UNKLE. He�d be good for making music in this game. Get yourself a DJ personality that�s not completely fucking annoying ala Burnout Paradise, and you�re set.
� Make It an MMO: I think it�d be easier to implement all these changes, plus add some more, if you made it an MMO. I know MMO racing games don�t always work, but with such a wide open space to free roam, with the dynamic weather effects, and multiple races going on spanning hundreds of miles, a FUEL MMO would be a really interesting prospect. Plus, live radio stations.
And now for the bullets:
� Got a new phone. Samsung Moment. It�s all good with Android and all, though, if I had know the HTC Evo 4G was coming out, I would have waited.
� Slowly but surely getting through Soul Silver. I took a long hiatus because of Borderlands, but I�m slowly getting back into it. FUCK YEAH GARCHOMP.
� I�m actually thinking about picking up Starcraft 2 sometime. I really wanted to play Starcraft beforehand, but my �Give It Away to Ur Friendz� BlizzCon copy isn�t working on Windows 7, and nobody wants to give me a beta key, but yeah, I just hope there�s an easy mode. I haven�t RTS�d in a while.
� I really hope MS decides to expand on Games For Windows Live now that Steam has gone Mac and PC. At least, open up a GFWL Arcade, so I can play Limbo on my PC. Please?
And that�s all I got. Hopefully you weren�t killing yourself trying to read all of this, and if you where, I�m sincerely sorry. My GFWL is Daxelman, my BC2 tag is Daxelman, and my Steam is Axeldan or something with Daxelman in it. Come blow stuff up/drive through tornadoes with me sometime.
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