Last night was a great night for gaming. Started out by testing the multi player Peggle which is great. There’s the dual mode where each player takes a shot and the one with the most points at the end wins. This is pretty good fun especially when you pull off a last minute come back by clearing the table and landing a big bonus shot. There’s an achievement available here called Rock Lobster which is pretty easy to get, all you have to do is win with the flippers on, took me a few goes to get though.
The next mode is where the fun really is, Peggle Party! 4 player Peggle where you have ten balls each to get as many points as possible. The best thing about this mode is the fact that you can view your opponents screens and check out there ridiculous shots. You get an achievement for winning a round, took me a little while but I had great fun getting it. Peggle is the most addictive arcade game I’ve played since the days of Marble Blast Ultra and Sonic, lost so many hours playing those games.
Anyway after playing this I ventured onto the fairways and struggled through a few more holes on Tiger Woods, got the achievement for winning my first major. My friend accused me of cheating as I made it a 2 day event, pffft, I don’t play golf so its not cheating to me. Just got a lend of TW09 on Monday and I’ve been playing it non stop, its so addictive. I have not played a golf game since PGA Tour 97 back on my parents 2.5 gig PC…good times.
The highlight of the night was still to come as I jumped on Skate 2 with a friend to do some more of the freeskate activities. My good friend Billy has completed them all so he was helping me finish off the last half that I have to complete. After doing two or three he invited in a friend from another forum and we smashed through a ton of challenges including the horrid trick list in the SV stadium. Its been so long since I had a good laugh with someone new on Live. Party chat does turn you into a bit of a recluse, especially on Halo where the majority of people are abusive little idiots.
So all in all a very good day on the old Xbox; achievements, laughter and new friends, is that not what Live is all about?