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Published February 21, 2008

That’s right everyone.

After months of waiting and stress, the day of arrival seems to have come at last. They say he’ll be delivered on Friday.

It seems funny now that I think about it. Debating whether or not I was ready…

if it was worth it or not…

whether I was ready to make this kind of commitment.

But there’s no looking back now.

Come this weekend, I’ll be a father.

OF A MANBOX 360! (Imagery: Me holding up the 360 in the middle of a stadium full of bald and or bearded men who are cheering wildly, violently high-fiving each other, chugging beers and shooting machine guns straight into the air)


My proudest moment: Unga-bunga.

Ya know what the best part is?

My baby is being delivered by this man:


Oh. my. god.

Ahhh ha ha.

But seriously, as I adopt this baby into my life, I have a few thoughts. I’m excited, but it isn’t without hesitation. I thought I’d take a moment and let you all know what I’m thinking.

First let’s talk about things I’m excited about, then we’ll move into my concerns.

Happy thoughts:

  • The nice backlog of games that I can play. In particular, Gears of War, Mass Effect and Bioshock. Anybody like guns?
  • The XBLA games I get to download. I’m thinking I’ll start with Psychonauts, Geometry Wars, Rez HD and Pacman Championship Edition. (That’s an awesome lot of gaming for only $35)
  • My own Gamertag!
  • Achievements, wow! (Actually, by getting a system this late, I think I’ve freed myself of the disease that is achievementwhoreitis. And that is even more exciting)
  • Actually playing online! Friends! Wooo!
  • Fantastic looking games coming out: Ninja Gaiden 2, Fable 2 ad Too Human (I was a big PSO fan, ok? Leave me alone)


  • Three.
  • Red.
  • Lights.
  • Paying for Xbox live. (I know this is minor, but I still rather spend my money somewhere else. So much so, that you shouldn’t expect me to pay for this until I’ve beaten my share of single player 360 games or Too Human comes out.)
  • I’ve missed the boat on pretty much all of these games and will now forever be referred to as ” ‘pappy snooz-a-lot”
  • The masses of other “good people” on Live
  • Microsoft might announce a new system next year, making me sad I waited this long.

In all seriousness though, I’m stoked to be getting a 360. I’ve wanted one for a long time, but could just never justify it. Although in terms of game systems I lean towards Sony (you see, I like to play GOOD Japanese games), I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to finally play the amazing western releases that have landed over the past two years. My Triforce of gaming is becoming complete, and I couldn’t be happier.


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