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Here we sit, waiting for baby #2 to come. Based on 100% of our previous children (1) we expected him to come a bit early, so it's been like 10 days of hoping today is the day. It gets tiring in it's own way.

Fortunately, I've been able to play a bit more of the games I bought recently. I was initially thinking that I may not get to play them all that much. I picked up Assassin's Creed III when it came out in October. I really enjoyed the series so far and have beaten the previous releases. I specifically enjoy the historical assassins and the history surrounding them more than I enjoy the present day stuff with Desmond. Even after completing ACIII, I am still slightly confused on what is going on there. I really enjoyed ACIII and since it was set in America during the American Revolution, it felt “closer” to me. I knew a lot of the history from the game and it was really cool to find out about some of the lesser known historical facts surrounding some of our founding fathers. It wasn't all happy and shiny.

I did end up picking up Mists of Pandaria. I had previous signed up for the yearly subscription to WoW that got me Diablo III and some other things, so I thought why not. I haven't played in a few weeks, but I got my Dwarf Hunter, Gertbee, up to level 87 (or maybe 88, I forget.) Sideshow is still at 85, but he's a ways into it after doing some questing in the new zones. I am really liking it so far. The landscape is beautiful and the quest lines keep me interested. I hope to get back to it soon.

I'm playing a lot of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 right now on the 360. I usually don't pick up a new CoD every year like they want you to, but I do enjoy some FPS multiplayer on occasion. I also have a few friends that play so I get to run around with them, which makes it more fun. A friend of mine actually records a video every day for CoD and posts it on his YouTube page. He plans to do one every day for a year, so I wish him luck. I show up on occasion, like on this video here.

As you can see from the last real post here from December 2011, I did pop into Star Wars: The Old Republic. I really did enjoy it. It was well done. The questing was fun, the voice acting was top-notch, and the graphics were slick. I just didn't have the time to play much. The two things I have short supply on nowadays, time and money, unfortunately couldn't be found for the game. Since it's now partially free-to-play, I may check into it again in the future.

Other than that, I really haven't planned much more on gaming for a bit, especially due to Spawn #2 coming (hopefully) any minute now. I'm also patiently waiting for the next installment of Doctor Who. The last episode, The Angels Take Manhattan, was stupendous. I have since become a so-called “Whovian” after watching all of the new series (labeled as 2005) up to now.  Wonderful show, if you've never seen it. If you haven't, most of the seasons up to the newest one are on Netflix.

Photo courtesy of tomyless@flickr.

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We are a family of gamers. Mom (Darcy/Syrana) and Dad (Brian/Sideshow) have been gaming for as long as they can remember back when you only had a joystick to use and saved your games to cassette tapes.

They've been gaming together since they met in 2002. Sometime after 2006, they both started playing World of Warcraft and did that for many years. They started this blog, originally called Sideshow & Syrana which has now transitioned to the new Stay-At-Home Gamers site, while keeping all of the original content.

Starting in 2010, two more gamers came along (now known as Princess Boo and Mr. X) and they are now old enough where they both enjoy playing games and watching others play games. They are both excited to have others to watch them play their favorite games. Come along with us and let's enjoy these games together!