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Xbox and me

Posted by joeabbott on December 21, 2016

Custom Coat of ArmsI do a lot of Xbox-ing … everything from playing games alone, to sharing time with Suzy, to using the Xbox for slideshows and watching movies. And, increasingly, it’s becoming where I meet up with “friends” and share adventures. While it’s not a replacement for real life, it’s a good place to go to unwind.

Before anyone starts judging, realize that I watch no TV whatsoever … we don’t have cable, satellite, or “rabbit ears”. I don’t catch up on Hulu and, while we have Netflix, I really can’t remember the last time I watched a show via that medium. I do rent\buy movies through the Microsoft/Xbox online service, but it’s a rare thing that we watch too many shows. I do recall watching a lot of X-Files in the day and we did watch all of Lost … but I think that was the last show I followed. The only thing I still wish I could watch is sports … but, the Vikings are sinking faster than the Titanic this year, so my interest is waning.

Anyhow, I do enjoy gaming and most often enjoy RPG games … role-playing games. I get to determine how my character is built and that influences my experience in the game. I’ve found that I most enjoy “sneaky archer” type characters when they’re allowed.

But, the image to the left is my “Xbox crest” as determined by the Xbox Social and Live Services team … it represents the House of Trimbler. While it contains jets, guns, swords and dragon wings behind a shield … my gaming typically just requires the sword as I slash my way through various virtual worlds.

The Xbox folks sent me this as they noted I earned over 11,000 Gamerscore (on 504 achievements) in 2016 and that put me in the top 1% of Xbox gamers. Not sure if that should be a point of pride or a nudge to get off the couch, but let’s just accept it as fact.

A fun thing about the coat of arms above, is that they allow you to customize your own! While they got a bunch about what I’d choose right, here’s the coat of arms (using their preset options) that I’d have made:


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One Response to “Xbox and me”

  1. I don’t get gaming. At all. And I bet you don’t get hours of consignment shopping. At all.

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