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And later has come now....

This one's gonna be short and sweet.

Bought a couple of used games today, Karaoke Revolution sans microphone (PS2) and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II (Xbox). I was wanting to get God of War II, since I saw it at the pawn shop yesterday, but the sucker was gone today. I guess Karaoke's a good consolation prize though.

Played Dark Alliance II for about an hour and a half this evening, and I've come to the conclusion that......it's just like Dark Alliance. DA ruled, but top down hack 'n slash can get just a weeee bit old when when a sequel doesn't add a little more flavor to the combat. I tried dual-wielding a hatchet and a short sword with the dark elf monk (or whatever she was), and then I realized, DOH, this isn't Knights of the Old Republic. So, I stuck with a shortbow with her. And.....that game'll get tedious just shooting things from long range the whole time.

I might go back to the pawn shop and get the long-box version of Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors for PSOne and see how well that game's held up, especially with what I'm sure are the ever present load-times. Darkstalkers 3 handled them well enough, but that game came out four years after the first PS Darkstalkers. But we'll see.

And for my kicks right now, I'm wanting Criterion DVDs. I just won Frederico Fellini's "8 1/2" earlier today, and just about 15 minutes ago, I won a documentary from 1974 about Vietnam called "Hearts and Minds." Yeah, win the country's hearts and minds by blowing 'em all to shit. Gosh, you'd think a country's future leaders would learn something and not repeat a huge mistake all over again. Oh wait, I live in the real world. (Mumbles to self in the corner)

NO, I will NOT tell you what I have just mumbled to myself! ....even if it was nothing at all!....and even if I didn't even go into the corner and do anything.......


Hope you all like my pixelated-as-hell banner of my Castlevania: Dracula X cart. I'll never part with that cart. Got it for $5 at an EB Games in Winston-Salem, and it was like that when I bought it. Someone ripped the label off, and another genius wrote "Dracula" back in with a red marker. Maybe I'll get a clearer shot up there for you guys sometime. In the *meantime*, just trust me. It's awesome.

Hope you all signed up for your Gametz.com and Goozex.com accounts! DOOOO EEEEET. And then trade with me. =D

Later all
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About raisedmazeone of us since 8:55 PM on 12.02.2007

Well, as of 12/7/2008, I have a job with a newspaper....and.....we'll leave it at that.

Two and a half days without a bid on my Wii auction forced me to reconsider selling it. So, I still have it, as well as my Playstation 2, my Xbox and my Nintendo DS here with me in Tarboro, North Carolina. If you all know where this place is, give yourselves a hand for, well, I dunno, knowing where Tarboro, North Carolina is. I don't really know what else to say at the moment, other than I like movies and games, and am married to a wonderful gal named Yanjing.

If ya'll want to take a gander at my library of games (those I'm willing and unwilling to part with to boot), head on over to this link at Gametz.com.