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Table of Contents
- Have you created your Spore?
- Playing Battlefield: Bad Company
- Don’t play this alone in the dark
- Adventures of Sheylara the Barbarian Part 6
- Xbox Live Gold Subscription Card goes to…
- Ask Sheylara
- Want a cool PS3 keychain?
Have you created your Spore?
Hewwo! I’m a cute purple blob!
Oooh! My creator just gave me pincers!
I look weird. =(
Yippeee! I have eyes and legs!! And a tail!
Look ma! Hands!!!
Oh, OOH! We’re going into the painting room next!
Aww, why am I still purple? I like yellow!
Aniwehs, I love being a freak!
Oookies. You can go to EA to download the client to make your own freak!
Like, you can stick body parts anywhere on your blob and adjust sizes and angles for everything! You can give your creature a zillion eyes if you want to!
I’m glad I don’t have a zillion eyes. I wouldn’t know what to do with them.
I can be found in the game called Spore, created by The Sims creator Will Wright! But the game won’t be released till September. =(
Aww, don’t be sad. I will dance for you, okie?
Playing Battlefield: Bad Company
Pretty cool game. There’s a lot of humour in the cutscenes and the gameplay dialogue. Funny storyline. Feels like you’re watching a movie. Nice graphics, with cinematic effects at times.
Here’s a video of the demo gameplay, played by the Goonfather.
Yup, it’s as good as the reviews are saying!
Don’t play this alone in the dark
Because, as the game title suggests, you’re Alone in the Dark. And playing this game alone in the dark is going to be freaky, especially when zombies jump out of nowhere to try and eat you.
I uploaded a funny video of it more than two months ago. (Filmed it at the Xbox 360 party where we were given a sneak preview of the game.)
It has finally launched (only on the Xbox 360 for now) and I am alerted to that fact by the sudden influx of comments I’m getting in YouTube for the video.
So, I’m embedding it once more for my newer readers. It’s worth a look because it’s a funny video to the theme of “pwned by a zombie chick”!
Anyone getting the game?
Adventures of Sheylara the Barbarian Part 6
Sheylara couldn’t wait to bop enemies on the head with her new hammer.
“HWAH!! Come to momma!”
Excitedly, she wandered off in search of an enemy.
The ditzy barbarian girl came upon a one-armed man who looked rather like a statue.
“Hi!” Sheylara said chirpily. “Are you an enemy?”
“Um, no,” said the man. “Why should I be an enemy?”
“Aww, are you sure you’re not an enemy?”
“Are you very, very, absolutely sure?”
“Lady, see here now! I’m a one-armed man who looks rather like a statue, for goodness’ sake! Why would I be your enemy??”
“I don’t know. I just thought, maybe.”
“I quite assure you that I’m not an enemy.”
Dejectedly, Sheylara wandered off to see if she might not find an enemy before too long.
Soon, she came upon a muscular red-haired man.
“Are you an enemy?” Sheylara asked doubtfully.
“Nope,” said the man. “I am the famous Captain Redrik, scourge of the southern coasts. If I have slain one of yer loved ones and it’s revenge ye seek, then a duel to yer death it is!”
“Well, you didn’t exactly…”
“If ye have business with me, speak!”
Fortunately for Sheylara, she possessed at least half an ounce of brain matter, which advised her that she’d better leave well (and beefy captains) alone.
She decided to get on with seeking her destiny, as the lady in white in the previous episode had told her.
As she plodded along in search of the island in the south, a dodgy character pssted her.
“What’s with this city and psst?” asked Sheylara rhetorically.
“Lady,” said a man with a strange cape that covered his chin and a bit of his nose.
“Hi,” Sheylara responded.
“I am Idogbe. Heard of me?”
“Aww, dang,” lamented the man. “Do you think I should start a blog? Bloggers seem to get famous quite easily these days.”
“I suppose,” said Sheylara. “I will read your blog if you tell me where the island is.”
“Awesome! The harbor is just right there! Leave comments, too, will ya?”
“Sure, if I’m not too busy. I gotta find some enemies to bop on the head, as you can tell, seeing as I got a bigass hammer and all.”
So, off to the harbor Sheylara went. She spotted a grouchy guard standing guard.
“Oh, hello!” she waved.
The guard ignored her.
“Hellooooo,” waved Sheylara again. “Tell me about the harbor!”
“Harbor’s not your business, stranger. Leave me alone.”
Sheylara considered momentarily hitting the surly guard over the head with her hammer, then thought better of it. He did have a silly-looking spiky thing on his head and she didn’t want to break her new hammer.
“You people in this city aren’t very friendly,” she told the guard. “I shan’t bother with the lot of you anymore!”
It was then that the disillusioned barbarian girl decided it was a good time to go for a midnight swim.
After all, what was a swimsuit for if not for swimming in?
“Last one in’s a rotten egg!” she cried to no one in particular and jumped into the water.
“Ahhhhhh,” Sheylara luxuriated, all the stresses of the day washing off her.
She swam and swam.
And enjoyed the caressing waters.
And suddenly found herself on an island.
“Ooh, I found my island!”
First order of business was to take some touristy camwhore photos.
“Nice! Now, what shall I do on this island?”
Wandering around, she spotted an old man sitting by a campfire.
“Ooh, maybe that’s an enemy I can try my hammer on!
Happily, she ran towards the old man.
“Are you an enemy?” she asked.
Startled out of his reverie, the old man said, “Of course not, you dumb blonde. Now sit down and listen to my story because I’m part of your destiny quest.”
While listening to a somewhat long and tedious story, Sheylara camwhored. She was kinda getting into it.
Before long, the storytelling old man lulled her into a drowsy daze and she eventually fell into a dreamless slumber, all thoughts of quests and hammers and camwhoring forgotten.
Once again, Sheylara wasted another episode of Adventures of Sheylara the Barbarian not doing anything very exciting, but that’s the way the story goes.
At least, she felt, her life is a little bit more fun than that of the old man whose grandfather story put her to sleep.
(To be continued next week…)
Xbox Live Gold Subscription Card goes to…
Congratulations! You win this for simply posting a comment in last week’s GGF! Hope you have fun with Xbox Live! I will be contacting you by e-mail for the delivery of your prize!
Those who didn’t win this time, don’t be disappointed. There will be more in the future, I’m sure!
Ask me any gaming-related questions! Post them in the comments or e-mail me, I don’t really care. I will try to answer all questions (unless I get like 500 questions a day).
Alex Tung asks a general question:
If I had to decide between Nintendo Wii and a PSP, which one should I get? I am not into cute games… not much of a Guitar Hero fan too… I like RPGs with fantasy/magic/dungeons & dragons themes and stuff. The last time i bought a console (PS2), it ended up rotting in my storeroom after a year. So… any sort of advice is appreciated.
See, the thing is, if you really like RPGs, you wouldn’t have let your PS2 rot in the storeroom because the PS2 was, like, famous for its great library of RPGs (e.g. Final Fantasy). So I’m going to assume that the reason that happened was because you didn’t have time to play games.
If that’s the case, then the PSP will be a better choice because it’s portable. You can play on the go, while waiting in queues, while waiting for your girlfriend, or whenever. Well, of course, the PSP also has more RPGs than the Wii.
Wii has the monopoly on cute games. So if you’re not into cute games, your Wii will just rot in the storeroom together with your PS2, I think.
Wishbone asks a camwhore question:
For a person who isn’t that photogenic, how would you tell him/her how to pose for photos?
Everyone has a good side. Just take tons of photos, try all kinds of angles and all kinds of smiles and expressions to find the best one! Yes, it may sound strange, but looking good in photos requires practice just like everything else.
If that’s not working, then wear makeup, or wear a mask.
Apoorv Khatreja asks a comparison question:
If you had to choose a favorite, which one would you choose – GTA IV or Super Mario (The classic version for SNES)?
Definitely GTA IV. I’ve never been much of a Super Mario fan, although I do like some of the characters like the mushrooms and goomba.
But GTA beats everything else hands down, anyway!
junkie asks a Super Mario Bros question:
Did you play Super Mario Bros (the wildly popular one in the 90s), and if so, did you ever finish (I couldn’t because mum would yell at me to STOP PLAYING NOW before I even came close!)? If so, what happens at the end? I was convinced that this game was programmed to go on forever.
Eh, what’s the fascination with Super Mario, you guys? The only Super Mario games I like are the party games! Hehe. Like the one on the Wii where it’s like a board game (Mario Party 8) and also the board game one on the DS.
I don’t generally like 2D side-scrolling games, and I find endless coin collecting very annoying.
What a shame your mum never let you finish it, though. You should have told her that she needs to let you rescue Princess Peach if she ever wants to have a daughter-in-law and cute grandchildren.
Want a cool PS3 keychain?
This keychain is very cool!! I would keep it for myself if I’m not already using a Tiffany & Co keychain which I got for Christmas last year.
Anyhoo, here’s a picture of it!
Mouse not included! I only put the mouse in the background so you can have a size reference.
You can open up the keychain to reveal a secret compartment! Oooh!
It’s to store a Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo for your PSP! How cool is that?!
Aww, I’m almost sad to part with it!
But one lucky you is gonna get it! So…
HOW TO WIN THE KEYCHAIN?
Answer these questions:
- What content(s) do you like in Gamer Girl Friday?
- What content(s) don’t you like in Gamer Girl Friday?
Most useful/helpful/constructive/impressive answer wins!
Closing Date: July 3, 2008
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Fridays used to mean nothing to me since I don’t have a regular job and, like, every day was a weekend to me.
But now that I’ve suddenly gotten very busy with activities and freelance work, I’ve had to specially put aside weekends for friends and family and fun. Now I look forward to Fridays (and weekends) very much!
Hey, don’t forget to go to VivoCity tomorrow for the UEFA EURO 2008 PS3 tournament! It’s happening from 12 pm till 7 pm at the East Court. I will be there from 12 pm to about 3 pm! Come say hi to me if you spot me!
And, as always, have a great weekend! Love ya!