Terminator Salvation : PS3

The addition of trophies and the ability to track and compare them can make a person do strange things. Like pick up a used game you had no interest in, is universally panned as an abortion, and the laziest implementation of everything.
Most PS3 games have the standard platinum trophy, one or two gold, and a number of silver and copper trophies. This game has 11 gold trophies and one platinum, all of which can be achieved in one playthrough…..provided you can sit through it. It’s a trophy whore’s dream….and a gamer’s worst nightmare.
The AI is atrocious… enemies will gun for you and chase you, but if you stand in a certain spot a lot of times, the pathing will glitch and they just stand there. Your allies are invulnerable with unlimited ammo…..this can be exploited and sometimes has to.
The graphics are OK…standard fare for a console fps, nothing to write home about.
The story is abysmal…John Connor, the head of the resistance hears a call for help from within Skynet and decides to travel through hell to rescue them, dragging bystanders along for the ride.
The game can be completed in a day, provided you can sit through it.
I get about a half hour to an hour per sitting.
Damn trophies!

and yes, I know i didn’t post the boxart…..it doesn’t even deserve that recognition.

Volcano Ecigs

No smoking please

A friend of mine turned me on to ecigs back in January. I had tried one at a 4h fair, but they had tobacco flavor. Tobacco flavor….it’s dip. A Tobacco flavor in an ecig tastes like dip. It lacks the smoky flavor that makes cigs taste like cigs. That being said, my friend had menthol.
I’m a menthol smoker and this is the menthol minus the burnt.
I got and started using the ecigs Feb 1 and have been happily vaping away since then….minus this past month when I lost my pack in the purchase of a new truck. Yes, another truck, but this one is a 2005….and i love it :)
I have the pack for out and about, and passthroughs at home and in the truck.
The best thing about them….other than easily breathing, is INDOOR SMOKING!! at bars and work!
The “smoke” is harmless water vapor so it’s not a health risk, and I’ve slowly gotten my co-workers used to seeing it a puff at a time when I’m on the phones.
I won’t lie to you, the switch can be a bit rough, depending on how big a smoker you are. The vapor is a different feeling than smoke in your throat. It can feel harsh initially. But then, no one can say their first cigarette was all sunshine and roses.
The ecig delivers flavoring and nicotine in a vapor, giving you what you want, without the thousands of other chemicals. The vapor is propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, or a mix….both of which are used in fog machines and are harmless.
The switch does not stop the withdrawal symptoms…for a couple weeks i was coughing up crap, and feeling miserable. I was worried until a fellow coworker who had quit described the exact same symptoms for quitting cold turkey.
They passed leaving healthy breathing and nicotine behind with me.
A cart for the ecig can cost 60-80 cents and is the equivalent of 1-2 PACKS of cigarettes depending on your smoking habits, so it’s dirt cheap too.
My money savings wound up becoming passthroughs all around, the ability to afford a nice truck, and goodies for the truck. Just look at the temporary banner below…there’s a grand in savings.

I have a forum sig banner with a link to Volcano with my referral code up as a temporary banner until I get approved for the affiliate program to get an official banner.