So, here I am.
I'd get into the whys and wherefores, but I've had a horrendous headcold for the last 3 days and I'm not really all that coherent. For now, I'll just say - here I am.
For what it's worth - this blog is a continuation of my old GS blog, except now I get to say "fuck".
In the meantime:
I broke 30,000 Points the other day. I'll admit that I did a little bit of padding to try to get to that point, including purchasing Boogie Bunnies or whatever the hell it's called on XBL, but I do want to say that I broke 30,000 proper on Call of Duty 4, on Veteran. Currently I am pinned down in the television studio, and I suspect that's where I'll stay until I get tired of Burnout Paradise.
And as for Burnout - goddamn. As with everyone else, the demo left a lot to be desired, but now I "get" it. I wrote a longer thing about this already, except I hadn't done any of the multiplayer; last night I hooked up with a friend and we did some of the challenges together, which was actually kinda fun - it actually reminded both of us of the original Xbox's "Midtown Madness 3", because that game had an online mode which was utterly free-form and very cool, if somewhat aimless. Anyway, the first 10-15 challenges (which is all we got through) are pretty easy and/or not tremendously exciting, but you can see where it might eventually lead and would certainly be a lot of fun with more people. I'm not yet sure how online racing and road rages take place, though, but I'm sure it can be done. (Right?)
Currently trying to download the Devil May Cry demo, like every other 360 user on the planet; I've had it running for 90 minutes and I'm only 8% into it. Ugh.