Living Life to the Fullest

Ramblings of a diverse female

Bane: Defeated March 25, 2010

Filed under: Games — diversewoman @ 17:46
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I did it! Two weeks ago I turned on the PS3, put the Batman disc in, and was determined to defeat Bane. It took less than 30 minutes. Maybe it was because I started fresh, instead of already having played nearly 2 hours. But I did it. Now I’m stuck again. Right after taking out the pumps in the small space where the Titan bursts out of the big door. Then the henchmen keep coming. I’ve heard from several people that they think this is the hardest part in play mode Hard in the game. Unfortunately, the game was due back at the library so that’s as far as I’ve gotten.

I really like this game, so I may just buy it and add it to my ‘never get rid of’ collection. Though I don’t remember ever getting rid of any game that I’ve bought because I only buy games that I can play over and over again, even a year or more later.

Anyway, whether I buy the game or borrow it again from the library, I’m hoping that I’ll eventually beat this area.


Batman: Arkham Asylum March 2, 2010

Filed under: Games — diversewoman @ 11:48
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I started playing this game today and I have to say, I really like it. I played the demo a few weeks ago and wasn’t very impressed with it. Not really my kind of game. But after the first few minutes into the game, I got into it. The graphics are fantastic and I like the story. I love puzzles and finding hidden items because I like to explore everything. And getting to some of the Riddler trophies are challenging. The only thing I’m not into is the combo punching and stuff. I was never a fan of fighting games and knowing which buttons to press when, well, I was never good at it. So most of the fights I have with the baddies I win by just pressing the square button and the triangle button. At least for now anyway. Oh, I have used the cape stun (circle button).

The one complaint I have right now is that I can’t save the game. It automatically saves at checkpoints, so anything I do before I get to a checkpoint is lost. When I’m ready to quit playing, I don’t want to wait until I get to a checkpoint.

I’ve only picked up two gadgets so far. The explosive gel and the batclaw. Too bad Batman isn’t equipped with these at the beginning so I wouldn’t have to go back for some of the Riddler’s Challenges (trophies, interview tapes, etc.) I fought Bane, which took about 8 tries before I finally defeated him. I kept getting run down by him when he was running toward me in slow motion. Oh and maybe a couple times the goons took me down.

So I’ll be playing again tomorrow. I think my next big enemy is Croc. We’ll see how that goes.


Gaming January 7, 2010

Filed under: About Me & Gaming — diversewoman @ 16:09
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I’ve been playing video games since the late 70’s. I think it was 1978 when my Dad got us the Atari 2600 for Christmas and the first game I played was Pong. I still play video games and will until I physically can’t anymore.

I’m a casual gamer. I like just a handful of games. I don’t go out and buy new games because I refuse to spend that much money on a game when I know if I wait awhile it will be on sale or I can get it used at GameStop.

I’ve had my PS3 for a year now. When I bought Grand Theft Auto IV, it was the first time that I’ve ever played online. I started perusing the Playstation forums because I kept hearing about clans and I wanted to know what exactly that meant. After a few days, I came across a thread about gamers over 30. That certainly caught my attention since I’m over 30. Not only were the posters over 30, but there were a couple females too! They provided a URL so I went to it and checked it out. Wow, these people play a lot of different games and on different platforms. They even played my favorite games! So of course, I joined. What the heck, right? I posted a short introduction and got flooded with welcomes. Everyone was so friendly.

So what is this over 30 gaming club you ask? It’s called the Beautiful People’s Club, or BPC for short. No, you don’t have to be beautiful to join. We’re not competitive. We help each other out and watch each others backs. We play to have fun. It makes a difference to play with a group of people you have come to know, even if only through words in a forum and playing in game together, than playing with random strangers.

If you are over 30, or even if you’re not but want to play with a group of good people and have fun, check out the webiste at You’ll find that we talk about all kinds of topics other than gaming. It’s a great community. And if you are a female gamer, there are a few of us in the BPC, but it would be great to have more. I can promise you, you will never be harassed in our club.

So with that, my fellow gamers, I bid farewell for now. And who knows, maybe I’ll see you in game!