Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crossed to the Dark Side...


So yesterday I got this crazy ass notion to buy God of War III. I had played the first two and was blown away with what I had seen so far from III. There was only one thing, I didnt own a PS3, at least not until yesterday.

I forked over some big bucks and came home with a new shiny 250gb PS3 and God of War III.

That is where my excitement ended.

Upon opening up my box I realized that I should have read the contents of the package. No HDMI cables, let alone component cables to support HD!!! WTF!? Sony charges me an arm and a leg and I only get AV cables?

So after few minutes I chill out, and get my new non-HD gaming system hooked up. I start going through the initial system setup and I get to the part to setup my PSN ID (Gamertag)....

1 hour.

1 freaking hour it took me to find a damn PSN ID with the name Sabre that was not taken. I came up with every spelling, leet speak, Im more uber then you, way I could to come up with my name somewhere in it. Ive already said how important that tag is to me so right before I was ready to give up and take my PS3 back for a full refund it finally accepted my new ID.


Definately not my first choice but it will do. After my disgust with the setup I didnt even play God of War last night (besides who wants to play it in 480i?). Instead I fired up my beloved 360 and played Modern Warfare 2 with the fellas in 1080i.

In all I think I have the most expensive paperweight on my block now.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


60k has finally been surpassed.

Gamefly and my local video game rental store were kind enough to provide me with Ice Age and Night at the Museum 2 which finally allowed me to whore past the mark that had been hanging over my head for a very long time.

Surprisingly they were both very enjoyable games. Night at the Museum was a total breeze but Ice Age gave me fits. I still need to go back and finish the Egg Roll 3 challenge for the full 1k. Other then that the rest of the game is a piece of cake, however Im not sure if this game can be completed under 5 hours like it is suggested on The challenge acheevos can be hit or miss and its obvious I missed.

Not much to report in other gaming news. Little progress has been made in Borderlands but the little I have done has been rather enjoyable. Daylight Savings has screwed my playing schedule with my buddy eMoander who is back on the west coast. Darksiders was pushed to the back burner again this week, it seems this game is turning into my red-haired step child. Surprisingly HOTBA has made a ton of progress in Fracture with a handful of us only needing the final mp achievement of 1500 games played. Im not sure if we will make a serious run at that one because its only worth a lousy 15 points, but it would be nice to add to my trophy case on

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Soldier's Creed

I apologize for the double post the first one was a failed attempt from my Droid phone.

I thought today I would post a bit about the Man behind the tag. When I first started this blog I posted how Sabre Oscar was my call sign during my first tour in Iraq and was my original Gamertag. During my achievement journey it has changed to Sabre x360a and will be changing again soon.

As most of you know I am a Military man. I am a Sergeant First Class in the Greatest Army this world has ever known. The rank of Sergeant First Class was not given to me easily nor was it unlocked after completing certain 'achievements' in the Army. Rather it was earned through 10 years of Hard Work, Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

I joined the Army at the age of 17 and shipped out when I was 18. Seven days after I graduated High School I was staring a Drill Sergeant in the face. I have only known two things in my life, the first being a knuckle head son in my parents house and the Duty of being a Soldier.

We have a saying in the Army that we call the Soldier's Creed that is drilled into our heads from day one of boot camp, and I can honestly say that this is the easiest way to explain the way I live my life.

I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the People of the United States and live the Army Values.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.

My life as a soldier has been very rewarding. I have traveled the world and seen everything from the beautiful city of Barcelona to Saddam's Palaces in Tikrit. I met my Wife while serving in Germany ( she was in the Army too and can beat your ass!) and together we fought in Iraq.

I know that the Army or the Military in general is not for everyone, But know this. There are many more men and women just like me that will gladly pick up our rifles, our rucksacks, and kiss our families good-bye to go kick some ass so that you dont have to.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Banner

Just wanted to give a shout out and thanks to BL4CK SiLv4 for the new banner.

Nothing of significance to report on the gaming front. Still banging away at Fracture, Gears 2, and Borderlands. I picked up a few easy games to get a quick 1k so I should finally break 60K this week.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


The month has gotten off to a slow start due to some real life issues but its time to get energized and start scoring.

I should stay scoring at a decent pace this month and will hopefully make up some ground on my push to 100k. My plan of playing 4 games will keep me from getting bored but I have to be careful and remember to say hello to my Wife every once in a while. I just paid for her to get her hair done so that should earn me at least 3 weeks of game time right?

First up will be Boderlands. I heard a ton of great things about this game and Im really looking forward to playing this. My first play through will be strictly co-op. I will be playing with a good buddy of mine, eMoander, so party chat will be entertaining as well. Hopefully the game will live up to the high expectations I have in my mind about it.

HOTBA is back at it again with another horrible game. This month we will suffer through Fracture together. Im not sure if we will go for the 1500 multi-player games played acheevo but it would be a nice one to have and brag about....well maybe not. Im not sure if I will play the rest of the campaign yet. Im not really worried about my completion percentage right now so this will probably look horrible on my gamercard when I send it back to Gamefly.

When Im not making fun of Moander or knee deep in mindless boosting with HOTBA I will be playing Darksiders. Sadly this game kind of got pushed to the back burner last month, but I will make amends and finish at least one play through...

Now the game that will drive me nuts this month is Gears of War 2. I have made up my mind to finish up two more achievements in the game, which means I need to hit level 50. As of this posting Im at level 44. 50 is as far as I go then Im never touching this game again....or should I say until Cliffy B releases more dlc. So if anyone is down for some Guardian boosting holla at your boy!