Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Addiction--No Laughing Matter

The mind of a compulsive gambler is a very unreal place. Just one more play, it thinks, that'll be the one. Which is how it came to pass that this evening I spent near two hours' time more than I had anticipated with Fable II Pub Games, a clever bit of marketing if ever there was one. I had intended to sit down with it for 5 or 10 minutes just to check it out, since I was able to get it for free, more or less--I just had to pre-order Fable II (which can later be cancelled if I decide I don't want it). But upon jumping into action and noting there were points I was accruing toward 'gambler levels,' I just had to keep going, taking hit after hit, going into Fable II world debt borrowing money for more and more chips to keep playing the slots and that card game (which is pretty cool). The one with the dice I didn't really get to tonight, but probably will when the urge to gamble strikes again.

I was really into the various slots games, betting the max amount of chips each time, racking up more gambling points, more chips, and more game modes, concept art, and achievements unlocked. At this rate, if I ever play Fable II, I should be pretty loaded from the outset.

This thing even ate up enough of my free time tonight that I wasn't able to get in a session of Diablo II on battle.net. There's always tomorrow... and Bionic Commando Re-armed then, as a matter of fact, a game I've been waiting on for a good while. I have to go with the PSN version here, for the superior d-pad.

2 comments:

Necovia said...

lolz. I should probably stay away from the Pub Games...

BTW, I heard target is having a sale on MS point cards... 15 bucks for 1600 points.

Is this still happening. In your area? If it is, and you swing by a target, pick up like 4 of them for me and I'll either send you the money or pay you when you come to JP.

Peace

Count Elmdor said...

hmm... I'll check that out. Buying 2 cards would effectively be a free 800 point game.

Now why does this happen AFTER I've bought more Live games in the past couple of weeks than the past several months...