Monthly Archives: March 2008

The Maid Uniform and Machinegun

I usually try to come up with clever post titles, but how on earth do I out-clever a game title like that? Anyway: The Maid Uniform and Machinegun, #105 in the “Simple 2000” series. Do I NEED to say this … Continue reading

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Being a purist; being let down.

My introduction to bullet-hell style shooters came a few years ago in the form of a brutally localized game called “Mobile Light Force 2” It is a translation, and I use the term quite loosely, of Shikigami no Shiro.  I … Continue reading

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Dumb luck.

So, I’ve been looking for Planescape: Torment for a while now. This is the Infinity Engine RPG that always seems to come up when people start talking about Really Good RPGs.  It’s got enough of a Reputation that I’m willing … Continue reading

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Ugly First Level Syndrome

So, the first time I put “Prey” in the 360 and gave it a spin, I made it through 2 levels, took it out and put it aside for later. That takes about 20 minutes. It didn’t grab me.  And … Continue reading

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Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be fanboys.

…lest they find themselves, someday, in the position of having way too much obsolete media around and an obsessive-compulsive need to convert it to modern formats. I’ve been doing a bunch more VHS-to-MPEG2 capture, followed up by MPEG2-to-Divx encode lately.  … Continue reading

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Well, finally got around to saving the world.

So, back in 2002, I wasn’t really in the market for a new videogame console. I’d bought an import Dreamcast in 1999 before the US launch, bought a US Dreamcast a few months after that so I could play cheaper … Continue reading

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Prey: It’s dark and brown.

I’ve stepped away from my compulsive shump playing for a little bit to get back to the backlog, and I’m putting Prey through its paces.  I’m about a third of the way through the game, if the achievements are to … Continue reading

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