Gaming, Babylon, Geocaching

In preparation for the late October release of Fable II, I started playing Fable (on the original Xbox). I have gotten about 5 hours into it and am having fun. It really is amazing how far games have come in just the last few years. While the control of games isn’t noticeably different from Xbox to 360, the 360’s graphics capabilities and the addition of the dashboard, the friends system, etc. makes playing games on the 360 a much richer experience (the graphical difference can be astonishing). If I don’t get too sidetracked, I hope to finish Fable before I play Fable II.

Speaking of getting sidetraked, I picked up Mercenaries 2: World in Flames for the 360. If you are looking for a bug-free, super polished game, Mercs 2 is probably not for you. But if you want to have a lot of fun and blow up everything you see, Mercs 2 is a lot of fun and has a great sense of humor. I’m having a lot of fun with it and I’ve yet to play the coop, which I hear is a blast.

We started watching Babylon 5 again. My sister was a huge fan of the show and on her recommendation we watched it start to finish several years ago. We decided it was worth watching again. We are about 2/3 through season one and are enjoying it. The special effects definitely show their age, but the characters are their same lovable selves that we remember.

We attempted two more geocaches. The first one went very well (with one minor incident of stepping is something not so nice…) but the 2nd one was a bust. If I had bothered to read the comments about the 2nd one before we ventured out, I would have picked a different geocache to hunt for – oh well. Having a one in three success rate is a drag, but we’re having a good time exploring new areas and plan to keep geocaching.

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