Mike’s Sick B-Day Gift

So a bunch of the guys and I were trying to figure out something cool that we could do to celebrate our buddy Mike’s 25th birthday.  While we’re not always gaming, we definitely love to just chill and play some Diablo 3 when we all get together.  This weekend, however, called for something different.

Since Mike is the first one in our crew to turn the big two-five, we wanted to get him a gift that he wouldn’t soon forget.  No… we didn’t go with Tommy’s idea of hiring a couple of strippers.

We knew that we want to hit the clubs and figured what better way than in a sick limo.  Jason was surfing the web and stumbled upon the fleet descriptions at dmlimos.com.  Pretty sure that none of us needed any convincing to pitch in for one of their stretch Hummer H2s for the evening’s festivities.

I thoroughly enjoy cutting loose in the “big city” from time to time, and what better way than to be chauffeured in a total baller mobile.  It. Was. Insane.

One of these years I’ll actually make it out of the grasp of Des Moines for good.  Maybe that will be my 25th birthday party to myself.  I could definitely see myself living somewhere cool for a change.  So many different choices can sometimes paralyze a guy, ya know?

I mean, Iowa is a great place to raise a family, but there definitely isn’t a whole lot to do for the 18-40 crowd.  Even the largest city in the state, Des Moines, seems to depress me.

I guess I must be ready for a new experience in life.  I’ve grown tired of the absolute lack of  entertainment in Des Moines.  I guess that’s why my boys and I always have to create our own fun.  Sometimes I think to myself, “if I had grown up in California, would I even be into video games at all?”  I love being outside and I’m almost certain that Des Moines shoulders the blame for my video game addiction, but I digress…

Anyways, we were definitely rolling in style in our black Hummer sitting on chrome rims.  This ride had a banging sound system and even had laser lights that illuminated with the music.  Craig even hooked up the 40″ screen so we could play some Diablo 3 while we were driving around.  It was epic.

We were just slamming beers, playing games, and joking around all while riding in the Hummer.  Sure beats the hell out of taking a cab to where we want to go.  The cool thing was is that there was even plenty of room in the Hummer for some girls that we met at Confluence brewing.

Needless to say, Mike was pretty stoked that all the guys would thrown down in his honor.  While most of the evening’s festivities are somewhat hazy, I did manage to snap a few pics of our ride for the night.  Here’s a couple for you:Black Hummer H2 Exterior 01

Black Hummer H2 Interior 01


Definitely should be a fun last few months of 2015.  Who doesn’t look forward to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years?  Plus, our annual Diablo sesh is coming up as well. I think we are going to make it sweeter this year.  Maybe come up with some sort of prize for the person with the highest rank, or have some sort of timed leveling session.

That’s about all for now.  Time to hit the hay.  Peace Out.

Diablo 3 Cracks Top 10 For Best Selling Video Games Of All Time

Yeah, you read that right.  Crazy to think that Diablo 3 has sold over 30 million copies.  Think about that for a minute…30. Million. Copies.

Sure it helps that Diablo 3 has been available across multiple platforms (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One), something that can’t be said for classics like Super Mario Bros., and has had the benefit launching with a massive promotional campaign, but 30 million sales is still 30 million sales.

Its expansion, Reaper of Souls, is also included in sales data, plus the two have combined for an “Ultimate Evil” edition that includes both copies.  So maybe the data is slightly skewed, but Blizzard Entertainment has had phenomenal with the franchise.

Pundits may argue that the game was actually only partially finished at launch time.  Was that purposely done to force gamers to purchase the expansion pack?  I guess we will never know for sure, but it is an interesting theory.  However, Blizzard has dramatically reworked aspects of the game through numerous major patches.  Adopter or hater, you have to appreciate the focus that Blizzard has placed on continually improving Diablo III after initial launch.

Diablo 3 even set the record for fastest selling PC game of all time at 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release and was the best selling PC game of 2012 at a lofty 12 million copies.

Sony has recently discounted the cost of Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition as part of their 20th Anniversary sale.  $34.79 will score you the game for your PS4, but you better act fast as the sale ends Monday, September 14th, 2015.  You’ll save $25 and grab a classic that will provide years of enjoyment for you.

Patch 2.3.0 was just pushed out to Diablo 3 users across the globe and the list of additions and updates is so packed that a table of contents is required.  Check out the embedded video for an entertaining overview of all the updates.

I have to say that I am definitely enjoying geeking out over the update.  Sometimes I find it difficult to put the controller down and I’ll be honest, I’ve contemplated taking some time of work just to play the game.  Don’t laugh, but that’s just how much I’m into Diablo 3.

In my opinion, there are far worse addictions that you could possibly have.  The other beauty is that my addiction is relatively inexpensive all things considered.

I can only speculate that we will likely see a second expansion of Diablo 3 before we see the release of, wait for it… Diablo 4.  Rumors are still targeting a mid-2016 release for the 4th installment.  Regardless, I’m excited either way and feel like a kid on Christmas morning!