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My PC (June 2011 - February 15th, 2013)

These are the specs of the PC I built (my first time ever doing that) back in June 2011 and have been using since.

CPUIntel Core i5 2500K
MotherboardAsus P8P67 Pro REV 3.0
MemoryCorsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
Video CardAsus GeForce GTX 570
StorageWestern Digital 2TB Black
Optical DriveAsus DRW-24B1ST
CaseFractal Design R3
Power SupplyCorsair CMPSU-850HX 850 Watt
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)


I originally wrote this post a few months ago and am just now getting around to posting it up.

My brother and I got the "Storyteller" trophy in Batman: Arkham City this Labor Day, along with everyone else who got the game before Halloween 2011 and didn't cheat by setting their clocks ahead. Not that I have anything against people who do that (that would be crazy), but it's not something I do. I found it more fun to set reminders on Google Calendar for every major holiday of each month and play the game then. It also gave me an excuse to boot up Arkham City every once in a while.

The Storyteller trophy/achievement is where you, Batman, have to go into the bottom floor of the courthouse and speak with Calendar Man on specific holidays, resulting in him describing a crime he committed on that holiday in the past. The game uses the internal clock of whatever system you're playing on, so if you play the game on Christmas (or tell your system that it's Christmas by setting the clock manually instead of through the internet), Calendar Man will tell you a story about a crime he committed on Christmas. It's a cool Easter egg that gets you some good, violent stories and a trophy/achievement.

Arkham City isn't the first game to use a console's clock to trigger special events like this, but it's one of the best uses I've seen. I know that Animal Crossing does this to a much larger extent, too.

Did anyone else bother getting this achievement? Did you do it in real-time or did you change the clock? What other cool uses of this mechanic have you seen?


The Best of 2012

My Top Ten Games of 2012

 #1 - Resident Evil 6

 #2 - Sleeping Dogs

 #3 - Journey

 #4 - The Walking Dead

 #5 - Max Payne 3

 #6 - Halo 4

 #7 - The Darkness II

 #8 - Binary Domain

 #9 - Asura's Wrath

 #10 - Hotline Miami


Honorable Mention

New Super Mario Bros. U
Bought this on Christmas Eve and played through the whole game with my mom and brother, beating it on December 29th.


1. It had to come out in 2012.
2. I had to beat it.