I dont know whether to say great story but I feel for you Big Rear!! I bought my PS3 in July 2007 it came with NHL 2K7 I also bought Motorstorm. I played the hockey game for about 20 minutes and then put in MS and that is when the addiction started. Now bearing In mind I am in my late 30's and I always loved gaming from the early Atari days through the eighties playing my C64 I dont think I have played a more addictive game than Motorstorm. Other PS3 games came and went I bought a few played them for a couple of days then you guessed it I headed back to the valley.
League nights in PSL against Tin, Tnan are jsut fabulous. Then November 08 and MSPR launch day I took my wife to the bus stop to go to work I went to Tesco purchased
the game and played all day on a days holiday. A year later and it still is a great game despite the flaws and racing online to me is still great except when you are racing the
cheats and glichers (you know who you are). I prefer racing as opposed to TA and have never put the shift in like you guys on one track hence my last time I looked around
180th on the Turdus site.
To me Motorstorm and MSPR are real addiction and as my best Mate says I am infatuated by the game but we certainly all are I think!!
I know for certain Tinribbs you will get the 3rd game when and if it is released because you wont resist.
Cirrus I agree with your big Motorstorm party / get together I reckon it would be fabulous put me down and I will tell the Wife and Baby Lucas that I am going to Motorstorm party she will give out a massive sigh!!!
As you say Christmas is coming Big rear it cant be a hard decision between a new pair of rudolph underpants or a PS3 see you on the track on boxing day!!!!
Good post mate, I agree about the league nights - almost always a pleasure
Shame Paris is getting in my way of attending these days
As for MS3 - you're right it wll be difficult, but I think I'll be strong enough. Well have to see
Hey Big-Rear! Bif thanks for sharing. It was SO close to home, I read your story thinking I'd written it myself (maybe whilst drunk too and I couldn't remember).... until I got to the nutty smash job at the end! So funny mate.
Like you I'd never owned a gaming console before the start of this year (was a PC gamer through and through). I went through EVERYTHING you said. My wife thinks I'm a nut job and she's not too pleased our little son (born a couple of month before my addiction kicked in) is being brought up by a guy obsessed by a 'game'. I keep telling her nothing is just 'a game' but I'm now used to her odd looks.
I've, not smashed anything yet but my waking moment was when I loudly screamed, cursed and generally went a bit mental whilst trying to edge up Turdus's board (endless Kudos to that guy BTW) only to find my 6 month old son laughing at me!! He made me feel smaller than HIM and certainly put some perspective on where I was wrongly focusing my energy. I calmed down a little after that but MSPR conjures up so much passion... I just don't know where it's coming from. My PS3 is purely a MSPR box and I wouldn't have believed anyone if they'd told me that a year ago.
Anyway, back to hastily changing nappies (or diapers for most) in between the tracks loading....!
Thanks for your sharing too, Great story also. Yes I know the look you must get from the wife only too well. Women just don't understand...LOL. I have now got another ps3 and can't wait to get back into it...Lol
See you on the track...
Tell me about it. I TRY to make an effort to be at least a little interested in handbags 'n' that.... why can't she show some appreciation of a Molotov Drago for God's sake!!
Is it healthly that my son's first sentance may begin "An Island...... Born from fire......"?
I've always dreamt about having a massive MotorStorm Party in one location where everyone on turdus' site shows up with named shirts ... and we have a big party
We should do this!
I know all about the Wife and the PS3, BUT taking a hammer to it WOW ! Permanent reminder of a temporary feeling (Lyric from Jimmy Buffett song) Hope all works out that's a lot of free time have fun and Big-Rear get rid of that hammer DUDE!