Trials and Tribulations
Welcome back my dear backlogger! I have to admit, I’m a little tired today. Not because I’m breaking down physically and mentally due to my lack of purchased game intake (that’s soon to come). But because I was probably up a little late last night prepping for tonight’s stream!!
At first it was because I was being super indecisive about what games I wanted to play. I had to interrupt my Wife and I’s nightly ritual of watching The Great British Baking Show to discuss my options. I know I’m a nuisance, but she loves me anyway. Side note, that show is a wonderful, feel good celebration of friendly competition! That and everyone has a British accent, which for some reason makes it even more endearing.
Anyway, back on topic. Once our decisions were made it was time for me to test my setup to be sure everything was working properly. Since I recently received my fancy new RetroTINK 2X I really wanted to play something retro like Super Mario Kart or maybe Mega Man X. But alas it wasn’t in the cards. Although I was able to get the signal from my SNES to display on the TV directly it just WOULD NOT display properly when running through the passthrough port of my capture card. It worked perfectly when connected to the Gamecube or PS1, but the SNES seemed determined to throw a wrench into the operation (at least until I can get my hands on a splitter). So thus began my journey of troubleshooting until the wee hours of the night.
It was a little frustrating because I really wanted to show you guys what the RetroTINK was capable of. At first I thought it was an issue with the cables I was using but I got the same results even after changing them. I wouldn’t fault the device either, it’s most likely an issue with my capture card. I’m definitely going to have to update that some time.
After all my trials and tribulations, I ended up having to scrap the SNES idea and came up with this nicely varied list:
Monster Hunter: World (Xbox One)
Mega Man 11 (Switch)
Animal Crossing (Gamecube)
Geometry Wars 3 (Xbox One)
I posted a poll for all of you to vote on which you’d like me play tonight and so far it looks like Mega Man 11 may take the prize. You may still have time to vote so go check it out the tweet if you can!
Rock the Dragon
Pulling my hair out trying to get the stream set up last night wasn’t the only thing I was up to either. I was also able to squeeze in a couple episodes of Dragon Ball Z with my Wife. Which I convinced my Son to start watching with me as well. So proud of him when I see him firing Kamehameha’s at our kitties.
I went on a bit of a kick with Dragon Ball Z lately and I’ve been having a blast watching through the first season again. It’s probably been a good 20 years since the last time I sat down and watched it. I think we’re coming on to the midpoint of the season where Goku is traveling along Snake Way in order to reach King Kai and prepare for the arrival of Nappa and Vegeta.
One thing that’s funny about watching the uncut Funimation blu ray release of the series is that I’m getting to see scenes and content that must have been cut from the Canadian broadcast version. Because I remember there being many more fig leaves and conveniently placed strands of grass in the version I watch as a kid.
G Rank Backlog
So that begs the question, with all those other shenanigans going on, did I even work on my backlog?? And the answer to that question my curious readers, is yes! Slow, but steady and ever leading forward my friends.
I was able to squeeze in a bit of Iconoclasts this morning before work and I was finally able to finish up collecting all the items I missed on the world map. I was also able to find that secret optional boss I mentioned yesterday! I absolutely love things like this in games. I didn’t have enough time to beat it before I was rudely required to go to work and make a living though. However, in another sitting or two I’m thinking I should be able to finish it.
And speaking of slow and steady, I’m making some progress in Monster Hunter: World as well. I swear everything you need to do in this game takes at minimum 3 hours to complete. Need to get that last item so you can craft that sweet helmet? 3 hours. Want to join your friends and hunt down that new monster in the story? 3 hours.
It doesn’t help that each of you need to see the latest cutscene in the story before you can join each other (which is one of my biggest gripes) and that I’m using the lowly launch Xbox One. I was being the chivalrous knight that I am and let my wife use the Xbox One X, which happens to load scenes approximately 5.9724×1024 times faster. Or it may have been because I’m the one with the Gold account and sharing the game wouldn’t work otherwise. **winky face**
I think I got my fill of grinding for gear last night so I delve back into the story start my fight with the creepy crawlies of the Rotten Vale! Hopefully I should have some good news and a load of pelts, claws and webbing to showcase tomorrow!
That wraps up another day of backloggin’! Until next time backloggers, have a great rest of your day!!
Monster Hunter: World (Xbox One)
Total Backlogged Game: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s 630ish backlogged games!
Total Completed Games: So so close to 1 but still 0
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