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Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Been awhile since I posted anything with any sort of SUBSTANCE, and, well, this post probably won't change that longstanding record of mine. I don't really use this thing anymore, as you're all pretty much well aware. I use it to check on some communities, post in the GH community here and there, and occasionally do some posting of my own.

Today I am posting about one of my favorite past times... and, up until about 10 years ago it was my favorite past time. VIDEO GAMES.

March has been CRAZY for me in terms of gaming. First came Pokemon White/Black. I got them both because I'm hardcore like that, although the fact that I haven't really done a lot IN Black shows the faultiness inherit in my own system. I need to restart the game, pick Snivy (the grass starter) and get to the point where I can trade the thing onto my White data do that my white character can have all of the starters (this is the entire reason why I picked up Black in addition to White. I'm not even lying...), and that will be cool.

Then, two days after that, Dragon Age II came out. While I am forever bitter about the fact that I can't have an elf main character again (although the revamp of elven features in this game makes it an easier pill to swallow... they're kind of... they look like they're on drugs with their sucked in faces. Not appealing at all!), it's still fun to play around in Kirkwall. I'm trying to get around to being with Merrill, but I think I may have jacked up my chances with her. Drat.

Throw in MvC3 which came out last month and which I now have Shuma-Gorath and Jill to play around with and early March was riddled with gaming time. Not that I'm mad about it. Like I said, I love video games still.

But then Parasite Eve was released on the Playstation Network. Parasite Eve is one of those few PS1 era games that I was very upset about not getting a chance to own/play. There's probably only like five games on that list, and the PSN has graciously allowed me the opportunity to own in a virtual form. For those that are curious, this list includes Parasite Eve, Suikoden I, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (all three of which I now own on my PS3) and Parasite Eve II. I don't know if there are more, like I said it was a very small list.

Tuesday sees the release of Dissidia 012. More time with Terra and Kefka? YES PLEASE!

The following Sunday is the release of the 3DS. Yes, I own the DS Lite, the DSi and the DSi XL, but is that going to stop me from owning the 3DS? No, no it is not.

That Tuesday is the release of Parasite Eve: 3rd Birthday.

So, as you can see, gaming has come back into my life with full force, and I couldn't be happier. It makes time pass by a lot easier, especially because I'm still without a creative outlet for my writing. Although it could be considered a small blessing in disguise. If I'm writing that usually takes priority for me, because that's just the way that I am. If people are depending on me to do something, I feel like I'm obligated to do it in a reasonable amount of time. There's no denying that it pulls from my video game time, but then video game time pulls from my writing time. If I don't have any of the writing time it means I can devote most of my free time to video games. And since March is a lull for TV shows, it all basically works out in the end.

I guess I don't think that it's too much of a good thing right now, because I'm having an easier time passing through the boredom than I do otherwise.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go and run around Kirkwall a little bit more.