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3:09 PM on 11.18.2007

It's a-me. Yes. Really.

I never understood Mario. Overweight Italian plumber who saves hot princesses and murders turtles. I don't think i ever will. Not baby Mario, not cute Mario in a bee suit, not 2d Mario.

This makes me one voice against a million, and in that Sonic vs Mario battle from yesteryear, i rooted whole-heartedly for Sonic.

(This of course had nothing to do with the fact that i was bought a Sega Master System, instead of SNES for christmas, i can assure you! )   read

6:23 PM on 11.14.2007


Wii or EeePC?

Games that interest me so far on the Wii are Res Evil 4 (not played any version of it yet, might as well make it the new-fangled one), Paper/Super Paper Mario, Metroid Prime Corruption. Maybe Battalion Wars, and very very faded Maybe Mario Galaxy (as i'm not a fan of the Italian.)

But EeePC means really cool posing in Starbucks. "look at me, i have a micro sized laptop, a beret, and an over-expensive mug of mud! I'm deep and meaningful like a rock!". NO. But it does mean i've got something that's less PDA and more Laptop, for holidays and the like. I bought the PDA (Axim 50v) so that i've got something to take on holiday, to transfer and save pictures throughout the day and then email them home for storage. However it's a little fiddly with that titchy-tiny screen and a twig-like stylus that just begs to be snapped in half while doing a Hulk impression. This is a titchy-tiny Laptop with miniature baby keys that i'll need a dialling stick for.

Wii or EeePC?

MAKE MY DECISION FOR ME! (many thanks)   read

4:40 PM on 11.14.2007

Ah Crap.

I got ANOTHER blog. I only come here for the news and podcast, and now i'm suckered into a profile then a blog.


Dear Blog...
Today, work sucked. I'm going to leave it soon, preferably at the end of the month so i get a nice (if anorexic) pay-cheque before i go. I'm also tempted to work the two weeks in December (we get paid early in December... two weeks early in fact), so that i get two months of pay for one month of work. It's just coping with the work place for four more weeks. Would it kill them to get new monitors in there? My eyes hurt.

I did come home to Guild Wars Factions CE. It's amusing that although it's a bigger box than the Night Fall CE, it's not as heavy. The reason i buy these things is for the art book and sound-track, but the other bits and bobs are nice. A mouse-mat i'll never use in fear of wearing it out. A cloth picture that will never come out of it's packet. A desk calender that's a year out of date. A map that i have better pictures of on GuildWiki.

You can tell i'm smarting a little. 37 for this? I mean don't get me wrong, it's uber limited edition and all that, but seeing the Night Fall one was 19...

Half Life 2
I'm spreading the Valve love, what with my own copy of Orange box on the 360, and now bought the PC version for my friend. It's a shame that Half Life 2 really does seem pretty bland. Yes, i'll admit, i'm not one of those people who already know how many nasal hairs Gordon has. I tried a demo of HL2 but never really bought the original game... each time i went for it, new editions came out and the prices sky-rocketed. Not to mention Alice (my PC, shush!) isn't really that powerful anymore, and i really prefer the idea of FPS games on the 360.

But yeah, bland. The driving/boating sections were pretty blank, the guns don't seem that exciting, the action again just seems very un-exciting too. Maybe Bioshock, Halo 3, Fear and the like spoiled me (less Fear, but even that had it's "holy crap!" moments), but in my eyes, Half Life 2 doesn't age well.

Now Portal, that's fun. It's a barrel of half-drunk monkeys wearing razorblade costumes, and you've just been blindfolded and told it's 'bobbing for apples'. The commentry is amusing, the weighted companion cube is my new best friend (the f*ckers better make a plush version!) and the whole gameplay is fiendishly mind-blowing. Yes it won't last long, but it will be fun along the way.

Sadly i've not tried the rest. No XBL connection, so no TF2, and i don't see a point in playing HL2:EP1/2 before finishing HL2. But hey, early days yet.   read

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