GGF#22: I want to kick you

[Gamer Girl Friday]

I’m truly sorry. I wanted to talk about Fable 2 today, and I know many people are expecting it, but I received an e-mail yesterday stating that Fable 2 reviews are embargoed until Oct 20.

(But I can still answer questions, so all is not lost!)

And the good news: That means I have time to cover more of other stuff to keep non-RPG fans happy!


Table of Contents

  1. Sheylara wants to review Fable 2 but it’s embargoed
  2. Latest X08 news
  3. Are you the world’s fastest gamer?
  4. The Goonfather plays Tom Clancy’s EndWar
  5. Xbox Xpert search heats up!
  6. Get an exclusive invite to X08 launch


Sheylara wants to review Fable 2 but it’s embargoed

So here’s a silly video, instead!

Please go to the YouTube page and click “watch in high quality” because the compressed version makes my face look like the Mystery Killer Blob of Pixel Heck.

And here are answers to questions I received in YouTube.

Fable II Q&A

Q: Is the maximum number of players for online co-op 2 or 3 or 4?

A: It’s just 2.


Q: What is the leveling like? Does your character have levels like in Diablo and caps at 99, or is purely by the XP. If its by XP, then wouldn’t that mean near the end, everyones character can just max out every skill thus everyones character be the same? I hope I’m wrong about this :D.

A: Your character doesn’t gain levels in the traditional sense, like Diablo. What happens is that your Abilities gain level. Abilities in Fable 2 are broken down into Strength, Skill and Will. Each of these are further broken down into more options.

As you fight stuff, you gain experience points depending on HOW you fight and what type of weapons you choose to use. So, like, the more you use a style of combat, the better you will get at that. So, in a sense, your abilities level up, not your character.

You could end up having a completely different hero from a friend’s because of the way you fight.

I have a video showing the different kinds of abilities you could have. Will upload that when I get a chance to!


Q: I would like to know if there are consequences for using the Pub Game Glitch.

A: TBH, I don’t know, because I didn’t take advantage of the Pub Games exploit. (Not because I’m like really noble and honest or what, but because I suck at gambling so much I couldn’t even get enough points to start making use of the exploits, lol.)


Q: I want to know how and where she get these things.

A: By being the Xbox ambassador for Singapore and a gaming journalist.


Q: Why do girls think they can jump ahead of everyone else when it comes to games? Example: frag dolls. wtf.

A: It has nothing to do with gender. It has to do with jobs. Guys can and do get games early, too, if they work as game reviewers or editors.


Q: ………this video seriously makes me wanna kick you…..

A: Why, thank you! :) *blush* I feel loved!


If you have more questions, ask them in the comments here and I’ll try my best to answer them!

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Latest X08 news

For the clueless, X08 is the biggest Xbox event in Singapore, ever! And it’s happening just a week from now!

Here are some of the highlights of the event:

Xbox LIVE Gold members, remember to sign up for Fan Nite before Oct 22 to receive your exclusive X08 Goodie Bag, while stocks last!!!

Non-Gold members can also enjoy Fan Nite activities; you just won’t get a goodie bag; but come join in the fun, anyway!

More info on X08 here.

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Are you the world’s fastest gamer?

The good people at World’s Fastest Drummer have come up with the gamer’s version of the World’s Fastest series, so EVERYONE GO TRY IT AND MAKE SINGAPORE PROUD!!!

This game will make you go crazy, assuming your hands don’t break before that. I’m serious.

You have to press the A and L keys as fast as you can for 60 seconds.

And then you have to do it again.



Until game over (if you fail to achieve the required score to advance).

I played a total of six rounds in succession before I died. My hands hate me vehemently now.

My highest score for a 60-second round is 712.

What’s yours?

Play World’s Fastest Gamer now.

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The Goonfather plays Tom Clancy’s EndWar

Tom Clancy’s EndWar (scheduled release on November 4 for Xbox 360, PS3, PSP and NDS) is an RTS with a difference. It has a voice command feature which allows you to order your troops around using a headset that connects to your console.

Here’s a video of the Goonfather trying out the VIP demo.

(Please do not watch it if you’re under 18 or have sensitive ears towards coarse language.)

((You have been warned.))

He really enjoyed the game. He says it’s a “MUST BUY GAME!!!!”.

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Xbox Xpert search heats up!

As the deadline for submission draws near, we are starting to receive more entries from applicants to be the next Xbox Xpert!

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I am soooo excited. I can’t wait to find out who’s going to be my new partner-in-crime!!

If you haven’t submitted your video, do it quick, before Oct 22!

This is your one chance to get one of the best jobs in the world! ;)

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Get an exclusive invite to X08 launch

The X08 official opening ceremony will start at 4:30 pm on Friday, Oct 24 (at Marina Square Atrium), and I have two pairs of tickets to give away for that!

Guests to this exclusive event will enjoy:

  1. An exclusive goodie bag.
  2. Meeting Lara Croft up close and personal.
  3. Access to private rooms to try out upcoming M18 games.
  4. Hanging out with me (haha).

If you want an invite, please post a comment before Oct 21, stating:

  1. Why you want it.
  2. How many tickets you want. (1 or 2)

Please only request tickets if you’re very sure you can attend the event (bearing in mind that it’s happening during a work day afternoon — Friday, 4:30 pm.)

If I give you the tickets and you don’t turn up, it’ll be really sad for people who really want them but can’t go because I gave the tix to you, right?

Now, convince me that you deserve the tickets!

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I just ate a bunch of really sappy grapes, causing my tongue and palate to feel all puckered and gross.

I hate when fruits do that.

What does that have to do with gaming?

Nothing, really.

I just thought we should have a bit more balance in life. Be a gamer, but don’t neglect your fruits (even if they’re sappy)!

[Gamer Girl Friday]