I have been sneaking in
some game time between the trials and tribulations of modern life.
That is to say I've finally gotten past the alien base on XCOM:
Enemy Unknown. It has taken a month, but the first of three main
objectives is behind me. Hopefully this is a start of getting done
with XCOM, since
I have a few friends who keep telling me how good Sleeping Dogs
is. Sleeping Dogs, being a game I bought from Steam at 50% off a few
As for XCOM, the game is
finally feeling awesome. Now that I've had some time to play more
than a minute at a time, and now that I've decked out my group with
the best equipment (or some of the best weapons...my armor still
lacks), I am feeling like a bad ass. It's great when you've moved
beyond a four person team with human weapons and are playing a team
of six high ranked soldiers with plasma based weapons and some armor
that can make you feel more sturdy than the glass soldiers you start
To shift subjects, I
have complained (if not here, then in real life) about Golden Tate
and his lack of production for the Seahawks. However, this has been
changing recently as he started to make some good catches, as
opposed to dropping any ball that hit him square in the numbers.
Well, after yesterday, I have to give him props. First off, he
catches a touch down. That was a nice redemption and started to make
the Seahawks look like they really were going to beat the Jets. I
mean, if the Jets beat the 'Hawks in Seattle, then this season is
basically over. Well, the game then turned badly for both teams
until half time. After the half, the Seahawks started to look better
and better, and then we saw Golden Tate pick up a touch down from
the other side of things; he has a passing touch down on his stats
to go with with list of receiving touch downs. Yes, Tate threw a
beautiful ~23 yard pass to Sidney Rice (giving Rice his second touch
down of the day). Now that is a nice change of pace from someone who
seemed to only have sticky hands for doughnuts.
With the Jets behind
them, the Seahawks look like a potential wildcard team. They need to
beat the Dolphins on the road (after a week of rest), which seems
pretty plausible. Then they face the Bills in Buffalo, but they play
at 1PM Pacific Time, which should make things a bit easier. I mean
Seattle does best on the east coast when playing at a west coast
time. Then there are home games against Arizona (who has turned into
crap) and St. Louis (also looking like crap). The only two difficult
games will be San Francisco in Seattle, which will be a close one.
Then there's the one I expect to be a total loss when the 'Hawks
play against the Bears, in Chicago, for like the 100th season in a
row. Why do the Seahawks keep facing Chicago on the road every year?
When the dust settles, I
see Seattle easily getting a wildcard spot with a 10-6 record. This
is a season for the Seahawks to lose the post-season instead of one
in which they will need to fight for a small chance.
shift...the Sounders were fun this season. I think last night,
however, put the nail in the coffin. Yes, they could score 3 against
LA in Seattle to force extra time, but I'm not feeling a lot of
confidence after LA hammered a clumsy Sounders team 3-0 last night.