Tuesday, March 10, 2020

20 Years Since My Last Bus

My car broke down last week. So, I've been taking the bus. Had to get used to having a bus pass and getting to know the routes. I'm talking maybe 20 years since I've taken the bus. But, thank God for technology. Right on my phone, I can plan trips with ease. Then, a bus pass is so inexpensive. I was able to go to appointments with customers. No cancellations. No problems. That's how I made it to the library for Free Software Saturday. Jumped on a bus and got dropped off right next to it.

Sometimes I wonder why I have a car. But, I can't let go of the convenience. Plus, taking care of my mom, who's not down to walk long distances and take a bus these days. Luckily, she doesn't have any appointments soon. I'm working with a cousin to get the parts and get it fixed. He works a lot, so I'm in no rush. I'm just grateful. But, taking the bus has really got my gears spinning. I don't think the RTA and City promote this service to tourists enough. There should be a nice bus station downtown. Not everyone wants to take an uber or lyft everywhere. Those fees can add up in no time. The bus is so convenient. Climate control. Free wi-fi. I actually look forward to taking the bus. I know there's a stigma about it. Which is sad. "You don't have a car?" As if that's so important. Now, I understand people in other parts of this state and the world that don't own a vehicle. Public transportation is amazing.

Of course, you got to stay aware. Safety always comes first. Hand sanitizer. Trying not to attract too much attention. I'm looking into a more secure backpack.

Even after I get my car fixed I'm still going to take the bus some days. I'm glad the RTA gets the support they get. A much needed public service.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Fight Or Fright Event On Apex Legends [Video]

Fight or Fright was a fun event on Apex Legends. I hadn't played Apex in a long time. But, I love Halloween events on games. And, this one was good. It took me away from other games. I really wanted the rewards for this one. The challenges were fun, but very intense at times. Getting to the ship to escape had me stressing for a few days. Keep in mind, I had to relearn how to play this game. I put in time to learn what the best settings were for this game. Which helped me a lot. The shadows were no joke in Shadowfall. I got taken down so many times.

But, I achieved more than I thought. I went for the 25 escapes and got them. I guess I can get pretty obsessive with some challenges.

This is my favorite escape since I know other players had to be mad about the placement of the escape ship.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

PlayStation Plus Games for June 2019

In June, PS Plus membership includes Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Sonic Mania. Finally, a games that I'm interested in. I'm definitely playing The Handsome Collection. Sonic Mania should be fun. It's always good to take a break from the usual games.

What are you playing?

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Games for June 2019

From Xbox YouTube:

Play together with Xbox Live Gold. June's 2019 Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: EA SPORTS™ NHL® 19 and Rivals of Aether. For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility), June kicks off with Portal: Still Alive, followed by Earth Defense Force 2017. June's lineup provides over $104 dollars in value and up to 3200 in gamerscore.

I'm looking forward to playing Rivals of Aether and Earth Defense Force 2017. I might try NHL 19. I'll see if I can fit it into the games I'm already playing.

Let me know what you're playing. Let's squad up.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Fornite - Season 9 Is Here

The Future Is Yours....

With the way things are these days in gaming, I have to say I'm an advocate for Free To Play games. And, Fortnite is the king. I'm a very casual gamer. But, I'll tell you, Fortnite battle royale used to have me stressing trying to get my first solo win. Now, that I have a few wins under my belt, I play to relax. It's so fun to squad up with friends and have a good time. Want to get competitive and have a chance at competing with the pros for some money? Jump into Arena and compete to qualify. Want to chill and respawn without having to die and go back to the lobby? Play some Team Rumble or whatever mode the Fortnite team has created for the moment. 

And, it's seriously Free To Play. You don't need to spend a dime to play. You don't have to buy anything. Even then, you'll still earn some cool stuff during the season. Fortnite will have some special events where you can get extra cool rewards. 

As cheap as I am, I do recommend getting the season battle pass. It's 950 V-bucks which comes to $9.50 USD. It's well worth it with the rewards you have a chance to earn throughout the season. If you're just starting, you'll have a collection in your locker in no time. 

In addition to this, Fortnite is cross-platform across PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac, and mobile. At no charge. So, if someone is using your PC. Or, another game is being played on your console, you can simply fire up Fortnite on another device and start where you left off. I love this feature. I want all games to have it.

I'm looking forward to the new season and all the new stuff and changes that will come with it. It has been awesome to see the evolution of this game.

Read more about the patch notes here.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games May 2019

As I said in the previous post, this is not a good month for free games for console players. I already have Overcooked for Xbox One. I may play some of it to get which ever trophies I can. I have been wanting to play What Remains of Edith Finch. So, that's the silver lining saving the month of May for me and having some content to share later on. 

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Xbox Games with Gold May 2019

For the month of May, things are not looking good for Xbox Live Gold members and Playstation Plus members. But, let's focus on this month's Xbox Games with Gold. I'm not looking forward to playing any of these. Unless I can find a squad to play with, I'll play Marooners and see how fun it is. But, that's it for Games with Gold for May 2019.

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