Monday, August 23, 2010


I've been playing the hell out of Torchlight since Friday night.  Overall, since then, I've clocked a whopping 21 hours into the game according to Steam.  That's a lot.  There are two reasons for this.  The first is that I recently read about Torchlight 2, and the fact that it should be available in the Spring of 2011.  That inspired me to play the first one, especially since the second one mentioned that it will have co-op.  Sweet.  Secondly, I needed something to play until Mafia II comes out on Tuesday.  (And something to fall back on, should Mafia II end up sucking the big one.)

Steam has added 66 achievements to SteamCloud since I last played the game.  I have 26 of them so far.  And yes, I will admit that part of the reason I'm still playing the game is so that I can get more achievements.  I beat the final boss of the game after 8 hours. 

Now playing: Linkin Park - Shadow Of The Day

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hi. My name is PD and I'm an RTS noob.

Now, you're all supposed to say, “Hi, PD!”. 

In any case, I don't know what you people see in this genre, but I certainly don't see it.  Perhaps  I've just played too many action games, too many RPG games, too many shooters.  I don't know.

I'm not giving up though.  I'm going to play Starcraft 2's single-player campaign and I'm going to play practice matches against the AI until I just suck, instead of UTTERLY SUCK.

Now playing: Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks

Saturday, August 07, 2010

This is a great quote.

“Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” — Bob Marley

Now playing: Coconut Records - Nighttiming

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Oooh, a milestone!

Happy 5th birthday PD Chronicles!  To celebrate the five year anniversary of my blog, below are links to five blog entries that I feel are memorable.  I'm not going to call them "The most memorable" because I'm too fucking lazy to sift through every single blog post I've made in the last five years.  That would be insane.  So you go!  Enjoy the little trip down memory lane.

Pictures from Copenhagen

Performance Review

Public Restroom Facilities

The Midget Story

The 25 Most Shocking Moments in Gaming

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Reaping What I Sow

Typically, when someone uses that particular phrase, they're referring to something bad or suggesting that they are getting their “come-uppins”.  I'm using the term literally in this post.  I'm going to share with you the results of my gardening so far this year. 

First of all, here's a nice picture of a nest of baby robins that made their home on our patio light:


Now, on to the plants.  I took a few photos in early summer so that I could do comparisons and realize just how much this stuff has grown. 



Impressive, no?



Now the veggies:




And a few more flower shots:



Now playing: The Arcade Fire - Ready To Start


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