Diablo 3 - beaten, 50k hits on the site - solid week

What have I been up to?  What have you been up to?  Usually I post these on Mondays, but I had a couple of reasons for waiting just a bit longer, and for two reasons.  First up, I beat Diablo III finally.  I know, I know - everyone and their mom who has played beat it in like three days.  My son beat it in less than three days.  So what took me so long? 

Well, for one - I haven't been playing on my computer nearly as much of late, and when I did?  I was tackling some other games that I was trying to get out for review like Game of Thrones and Orcs Must Die! 2.  I have also been sinking a lot of time into playing Magic: The Gathering (both in digital and card form) with my son and friends. 

It seems like the majority of my games lately have been console ones as well.  I'm currently playing a handful of games such as White Knight Chronicles 2, some Mass Effect 3 multiplayer and a few other lighter titles like Pure Chess and Elemental Monsters HD.

That said?  I did enjoy Diablo III quite a bit, and will try to get the review up shortly.  It was a game that was fun when I played it, but just did not seem to call out to me when I was busy with other things.  However, as soon as I beat the game, I began plugging away at the next level of difficulty.  It will be interesting to see if it holds my attention for long as I go through the exact same content a second time.

I also got an iPhone recently.  My old phone was a Samsung Mythic, and boy I can't say enough bad things about it.  I'll stick to my Samsung TV's, but the phones I won't go near again any time soon as that last one I had was a disaster.  I am enjoying my iPhone quite a bit so far though, and while we already had a couple of iPads floating around the house, I did not play them nearly as much as my wife and kids.  I did not find them as convenient to carry around as a phone, so I never had one with me on the go.  When I am at home, I'd rather be playing a console.  But the iPhone has several games on it now that I'm taking a poke at while I'm out and about during the day, so I may be slipping some more game reviews onto the site for that platform soon.

I have been keeping busy with some creativity in my spare time as well.  I've been poking around RPG Maker VX Ace some more.  I'll likely never finish a product, but some afternoons I just feel like doing something 'different', and that fits my needs when I'm not doing other things (like reading, writing, blogging, helping my son get his blog up, or working on my MUD with my wife).  Also - a quick 'thank you' to those who have followed my son's blog (quick plug here).  He seems to be enjoying it so far. :)

And then last but not least, I realize that it's not as much traffic as some of my fellow bloggers see (SuperPhillip Central sees this in a month, and deservedly so) - but Chalgyr's Game Room finally broke 50,000 page hits.  With followers up over 60, and daily readership of about 300, this is a far cry from what I was seeing even a year ago when I was sitting around 50 views a day.  I really appreciate all of the followers here, on Twitter and on Facebook and hope to keep giving you all a good reason to come back and read.  Thanks again!

- Nick
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