It wasn’t long after I bought my gaming mouse that I bought a gaming headset. What do you know? I’ve suddenly become a gullible butthole!
As much as I hate to admit it, it was this Justin Bieber parody that put me on to the SteelSeries Siberia headset. In the YouTube comments someone was like “DUDE WHAT HEADPHONES IS HE WEARING” and someone else was like “steelseries siberia bro” and I looked at them and I was like “dang those are pretty baller!” (because, like I said, I’m a butthole now.)
Aesthetics mean a lot to me, because after all the audiophiles everywhere were like “Don’t get a gaming headset, it’s a waste of money, get some good Sennheisers and a clip-on microphone!” I just brushed these people off (the people that own $2000 headphones made of exotic wood to authentically recreate the soundstage of London’s Royal Albert Hall, and $2000 amps, pffft, what the heck do they know) and bought me some freakin’ SteelSeries Siberia v2’s.
Well, believe you me, when you go from a pair of 15 dollar speakers on sticks with foam glued to the edges, the Siberias are heavenly, but there’s always a downside in that apparently my head is ginormous, or my ears are freakishly low on my head, because this headset barely fits. I stretch the thing to its limits.
But now whenever I see someone wearing a pair of SteelSeries Siberias and the headband has a lot of slack, I know “That dude has a tiny head.”
Oh yeah, they sound pretty good too.
I’ve been playing Final Fantasy XIII lately after receiving it from Gamefly, and I will say I’m enjoying it enough. (Moreso than the last game I received, Bioshock 2, which completely failed to grab me in any manner.) It’s not as special or gripping as Final Fantasy IX or Kingdom Hearts II, but it’s enjoyable.
But here’s the problem. I’m still working my way through its decidedly 33-hour tutorial and I’ve realized that, while making the experience smooth to ease into (or possibly easy to smooth into), I now have no reason to buy their sixty dollar game because I will never replay it from the beginning.
When it takes five hours to get to the part of the game where you can do something besides run forward into battle and select Auto-battle, never will I have the patience to sit through that again knowing that I could be experiencing the excitement of switching paradigms AND selecting Auto-battle.
I’d also like to mention that I had Listerine in my mouth for the entire duration of writing this post.
To begin the story, back in October of 2009, I won a Starcraft 2 beta key through Blizzard’s “biggest Starcraft fan” contest on Twitter and I got into the beta right at its launch in February. My excitement was palpable.
I’ve played this game raw. I’ve bugged the heck out of all of my friends because I wouldn’t quit talking about it. To put it succinctly, I went full retard over Starcraft 2. I’m still not very good at it, but since I feel that if I mention Starcraft 2 to any of my friends one more time, no jury would find them guilty of murder, I turn to you, my blog, to talk about Starcraft 2.