Game Diary - December 15, 2008: Training For My Showdown

I was training for Soulja Boy this weekend.

Sure, I played some "Far Cry 2" and some "Prince of Persia." Mostly, though, I was brushing up my skills on "Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2" and trying to get decent at "Gears of War 2" and "Halo 3."

I had a miserable time matchmaking through "Gears of War 2." Most of the time, I couldn't even get connected to a full squad of players for any team competitions. The best I could manage were two-man Wingman bouts against players much better than me or Horde matches that pitted me and strangers against much easier artificial intelligence. So I'm not sure if I got any better at "Gears."

I had a much easier time matchmaking with "Halo 3" and played a few dozen ranked matches. The good news is that I got a lot of practice. The bad news is that I'm barely racking up .5 kills per death. You can see my stats linked to my StephenMTV Gamertag here (Microsoft log-in required). You can compare them to Soulja Boy's stats.

He's better.

So how am I going to fare? If we play "Gears" or "Halo," it's not looking good. I need more training. And some vitamins.

Next: More training. Vitamins.