On A Post Pax Post – Part 2

So I had an interesting time at Pax South. This was not only my first Pax, but my first gaming focused convention. I ended up taking a full week off of work even though the convention was only for 3 days. Took a day to visit my friends family in Houston and stayed the night with them. Drove out of Houston the day before Pax started to head to San Antonio. I will state, that without a doubt I hate the roads in Texas so very, very much. I did eventually get to my hotel, and made the mistake of taking a “city view” room. Which meant that I had a room facing the interstate, which meant it was constantly noisy. So the first day I was there (pre-pax) I spent a couple hours walking around the Riverwalk area. Stopped to see the Alamo, because I had never seen it … Read more…

On A Post Pax Post – Part 1

…Post So, I didn’t realize it had been so long since I had posted anything. I guess I just hadn’t had time or felt like posting anything. Today is my first day back at work since going to Pax and thought before I got started I would share a few things I learned from my experience. First off, I should have listened to my friend Bel and taken all the advice in his post Pax South: Lessons Learned. Because I wasn’t prepared, or at least not totally prepared. My main take-away from the experience is to not skimp on a hotel. The one I ended up staying at, while not horrible, was not a good experience. The hotel room was fine, and the people there were nice it was just not in the best part of town. You also might think, “Oh 1/2 a mile isn’t that far”. And then … Read more…

On Prepping For PAX

So a couple weeks ago I mentioned that I had bought tickets to PAX South and reserved my hotel for the event. While doing this I had thought about how much walking/standing around that I’ll wind up doing and that if I want to not be suffering the entire time I needed to get my body ready for the stress. So that leads to the last couple of weeks at the gym, where I have decided that I should go as often as I can and walk a minimum of 9 miles per week. Last week I hit my 9 doing 3 miles a day. This meant I went to the gym 4 times last week, 3 of which were for walking plus my regular weight lifting night with one of my friends. I had wanted to get to 12 miles, but when Friday evening rolled around I just didn’t … Read more…

On The Lack of Recent Posts

So this month I haven’t really posted any new entries. This is not a result from burnout from Blaugust but mainly from me being lazy. I’ve been wanting to write about my experience playing Metal Gear Solid 5 but thought I would wait until I finished the game before talking about it. The problem is that this game is massive, and it has taken me much longer to finish than I thought. I also didn’t want to write a reactionary post about how I felt about the game because early on it was incredibly frustrating. At this point I have finished up the “main” story and there are some extra follow up story missions to do. Also working on the additional content that is available such as base building, staff recruitment and side missions. Unrelated to that I have bought tickets to go to PAX South in January and have … Read more…