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I have never in my life owned a console gaming system. That has changed today!

At St. Vinny's yesterday stood a whole shelf full of Xbox 360s. I bought one for 35 dollars. With a few games I spent about 50 dollars, including controller and cord. The first one was faulty, so I went back today and exchanged it, and this one seems to work. My roommate and I just tried out Lego Harry Potter, which is silly and fun.

I have found over the last few years that gaming is a great way to cope with pain and fatigue. Sometimes it's the only thing I have energy for, or the only thing that can really take my mind off my pain. Some games are too technically hard or require too much dexterity, or are too stressful. Ones that I really enjoy are silly and not overly difficult.

I'm super excited!! We are still figuring a few things out and I need to get an extra controller yet. Happy new year to me!

Date: 2017-01-06 03:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] torachan
I love the Lego Harry Potter games so much! For me they're just the right balance of levels and stuff to do outside of the levels. The first Star Wars games (which were the first in the Lego series) are pretty much just individual levels joined by a hub, and while you can run around the hub, there isn't really stuff to find there. Meanwhile, in later games like Lord of the Rings, the levels felt too short and the overworld too huge. I think there was more stuff to do and find in the overworld than the levels themselves, which felt like they were really on rails with little room for exploration. But the HP games are great! The levels are large and there's loads of secrets in them, but you've also got Hogwarts to explore and find stuff there.

Date: 2017-01-07 03:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] torachan
I tried the first Indiana Jones one and was not impressed, but a big part of that for me was that the controls were terrible. I was playing it on the Wii and there's a chance the X-Box controls are better. I definitely recommend the original two Lego Star Wars games as well. (I haven't played the other ones.)

Date: 2017-01-06 04:16 am (UTC)
lassarina: I'm not coming out until the stupid people have gone away.  ....I can wait all day. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lassarina
Congrats!

Date: 2017-01-06 10:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] frayadjacent
Awesome, I wish you many happy (or at least relaxing and distracting) days of gaming!

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