Well, this has been a long time coming, but I thought I’d give a little update as to the changes that will be happening here in the near future.
This site started off about Xbox 360 as for a long time that’s all I played and cared about. Times have changed with the upcoming new generation of consoles, plus I still love playing all my old/retro games. So, my thinking was to make this blog more suited to the name GXP (Game/Gaming Experience/Experiences). In the new update, this blog will focus on gaming more in general, future and past. So expect to see the inclusion of Nintendo, PlayStation and some old classics!
There’s no set time for the update yet as I am incredibly busy and snowed under with work. But, as soon as I can clear some time to work on the new design, I’ll try and get this new update launched! My hope is before Christmas, so fingers crossed!
It’s been a long time since our last update, very long indeed. So much has happened since 2011. Yes I’ve still been gaming, playing my Xbox 360 and obtaining achievements. Not quite on the same scale as before (my current gamerscore is 68,865), but I’m gradually getting back into the swing of things.
With the new Xbox One coming later this year I feel it’s time for an upgrade here too! The next generation! I’ve still not yet quite settled on which console to get next (Xbox One or PS4), but I feel I will stay with Microsoft’s baby once the dust has settled, price lowered, and we get to hear feedback on any nasty surprises (The RRoD caused me a lot of pain and upset).
I would LOVE to test out the Xbox One on day of release, but I have far too many other financial commitments at the moment. Boo! So, when this blog update hits with it’s re-launch it may be a combination of old and new in terms of gaming. I’m thinking it may feature Xbox 360 games quite heavily for atleast another year. Time will tell how well it remains to be supported. Gaming on a budget might be an interesting category to add to the blog!
In the meantime, I’m likely to post a few updates relating to my gaming experiences, opinions and gamerscore, but expect something BIG later this year! I hope to set a decent chunk of time aside to get this site back on track. Fingers crossed!
See you guys online!
GXP Blog has been on facebook for a while, but until recently it’s fair to say that we haven’t really made much use of it. There’s also a GXP Blog twitter account, but at the moment I just don’t really have time to keep up on both. Facebook is ideal for short posts and discussions on all things related to the Xbox 360. It’s great as a sort of community area, similar to having an online forum.
At the moment I’ve been using it to post about xbox 360 game deals, such as cheap pre-orders and special offers. This is mainly focussed around the UK where I live, but there are many other reasons to join in the discussion such as:
- Posting Xbox 360 deals you’ve found
- Sharing pictures of high scores, funny game glitches or creative ideas
- Arranging gamerscore-boosting events with small groups
- Sharing your own gaming tips or posting a link to your youtube videos
Who knows, something you post may even make it onto the blog..? I think facebook is a great platform to engage in the Xbox gaming community. If you are interested, please go to https://www.facebook.com/gxpblog and click on the “like” button. I look forward to chatting with you
I managed to bag myself a real bargain on this game yesterday. Deus Ex: Human Revolution for just £29.99 with a free 800MS points card at Argos (be quick, I think the offer ends on the 9th of September!). And wow, what a game!
Now I know I haven’t played through this yet so I can’t give it a review, but from what I have played so far, discussions from my friends, and reviews I’ve read online, this looks like a really special game. Right from the beginning you can see the attention to detail in how they have presented this game, the art style and the music. Sure, some of the character models and lip-syncing look a little off, but not enough to ruin the experience.
Apparently this game can be played to suit your style; you can be stealthy, or gun down everything that moves like a maniac. Personally, I keep trying to take stealthy approach, keeping to the shadows and silently taking out bad guys. At the moment, I’m pretty crap at it to be honest. I get fairly far through an area unseen, only to be spotted by someone and having to resort to shooting my way through difficult situations. I must be doing something wrong…?
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It’s been an incredibly long time since I last updated this blog. A lot has changed over the last year, which has meant less time for gaming and more time spent trying to earn a living and beat the terrible effects of the recession. Things are starting to look up now, and whilst I’m working a lot of long days and nights, I’m managing to get back on track a little bit with my social life and chilling out (playing games!).
One of my main focuses has been catching up on some of my unfinished games. You know how it is, you get halfway through a great game, then another one is released that you just can’t wait to play, and before you know it, you’ve got a load of incomplete games that have you thinking “damn that was awesome.. why didn’t I finish it?”. I got Mass Effect 2 on release and that is still in it’s cellophane!
So, what games have I been playing lately…?
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