Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pinball FX2

While I've taken a little break from playing this some, some friends have come in and beat my high scores I had on some tables.  I've been playing more and more Pinball FX2 to try beat some friends and to get achievements.  So far, outside of the new Plants Vs Zombies table (which is really good), I haven't gotten much of anything.

I did however break 100 million on my first table ever on a Pinball FX2 table.  I got it on the new Hulk table that came out with the Avengers tables.  I got 130M.  I was so excited then it went away a little when I realized my friend The Dren had 155M.  I'll definitely have to revisit that table again soon to try to get up past that score.

Right now I've actually gotten hooked on Thor's table.  I've actually gotten to where I can beat Loki in the brother challenge pretty easy now.  However, the achievement for beaking Loki doesn't unlock.  Since it's a 30 point achievement, I'm going to assume that's Wizard mode when you beat all the challenges and then have to beat again or something.  No idea but I'll look it up later to see for myself as now I'm curious.

So now that I've gotten him figured out, I've been trying to figure out the next challenges.  I've been hitting them all but last night I focused on trying to beat the armor.  Finally figured out what I need to do and beat it.  So with 2 challenges beat, and before I lost my last 2 balls, I got up to 46 million on the table.  Only got me up to 5th amoung my friends though.  What sucks is I got up to 43 million on 1 ball.  Then last 2 just dropped down the middle with no chance of hitting it.  I swear the tables are rigged to make you lose sometimes.

I'm still wanting to go back to the Plants vs Zombies table again too.  Just to play, unlock and find all the stuff the table has to offer.  It was just fun to play and see all the different parts of the game with how they built it into the pinball table.

Divergent and Insurgent

I keep meaning to post but I just never get around to it.  I need to start posting from my phone more.

Anyways, I haven't been playing as much the last week as I have gotten wrapped up in reading.  A book has to really pull me in to stop playing to read at night otherwise why would I even bother typing on it right?

So Divergent is the first book.  Someone referred me to the book and I just now got around to reading it.  If you have read the Hunger Games, then this book is going to give you a little appeal as you will fill somewhat of a connection.  However, it's not Hunger Games and is a completely different setting.  Still has a girl for the mail character with a boy with her.

Just like how the Hunger Games books were to me, I can't stop reading these books.  You really get sucked into the story and each time the chapter ends, you want to go onto the next to see what is going to happen.  I've already stayed up late a few nights paying the price the next day because I just couldn't stop.

I have finished reading Divergent and I'm about 150 pages into Insurgent.  Insurgent picks literally where Divergent stops.  Heck, it was probably one big book that they cut in half.  I think the total pages would be around 900+ pages if it was one book.  Which is not unheard of but it's split up.

I actually got the point where I thought Insurgent was about to take it's meaning from the title but it didn't happen.  It is definitely building up and I'm going to have to finish this book sooner than later so I can go back to focusing on finishing some games.