Saturday, May 14, 2011

Waiting For The PS3 Network To Come Back Up

Poor Susan Lancaster. What A Way To Go
The Playstation Network has been down for around a month. I don't know how it got taken down, and I don't know why it has taken so long to get back up. All I know is that I've had to cancel the credit card I was using with the Playstation Network Store and that playing games over the network has been impossible, which means that Jason and I can't play Call of Duty: Black Ops or Dead Nation over the network while drinking beers and talking trash. No, we've been consigned to playing single player campaigns on our respective systems. Jason has been working his way through Fallout: New Vegas while I have been playing Fallout 3 like it's going out of style because, well, it basically IS going out of style thanks to New Vegas. After about two weeks, I had gotten about as far as I could on Fallout 3 without being able to download the expansion packs, so I soon resorted to doing unpublished side missions like selling the residents of Tenpenny Tower into slavery one-by-one to pay them back for their bigotry against the Capital Wasteland's ghoul population or inciting Millicent Wellington to kill her husband and his mistress, Susan Lancaster by showing Mrs. Wellington the love note Mr. Wellington wrote to Susan Lancaster. After watching that little drama unfold, I accidentally found out that you can drag objects, decorative items and even the dead bodies of non-player characters around the game map. This made for some perverse fun as I dropped the bodies of Mr. Tenpenny and Mr. Burke off of the penthouse floor of Tenpenny Tower after I had killed them by dropping garden gnomes on their heads.

After a while, even running through Fallout 3 as a completely evil character started to get old, so I started collecting various trinkets from around the Capital Wasteland. I spent a number of hours collecting garden gnomes, but soon abandoned that idea because they were so hard to place precisely around my room. Instead, I started collecting teddy bears so I could just throw them on my bed and be done with them. Below is a shot of the number of bears I had collected so far. I'm not even halfway done. Good thing that Playstation Network is expected to be up by the end of the weekend. I'm starting to go crazy on Fallout 3. Soon, I'll be back to getting my ass kicked in Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around!

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