Monthly Archives: September 2008

Achievement unlocked: You’re a son of a bitch.

OK, so a little more on Flatout: Ultimate Carnage, just because I got an achievement that was both insulting and strangely satisfying. There’s a computer-controlled driver in Flatout UC named “Frank Malcov”. Frank drives a big SUV, and he’s not … Continue reading

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(Re) Licensed to Kill

As previously noted, my poor Xbox 360 went off into the wild and scary world that is the Microsoft repair center in Texas, someone else’s poor, refurbished 360 was sent to me in its place and all should have been … Continue reading

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Quake ‘n Bake

So, if Wikipedia is to be believed – and they more-or-less match my own recollection, so we’ll go with it – Quake was released on June 22, 1996. That’s a bit over 12 years ago. So finally getting around to … Continue reading

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In the club, again!

Not only did my Xbox 360 die (and, miraculously, return from the dead, albeit with a different serial #), but I’m a Washington Mutual customer and cnn is telling me that my bank just failed. This may be an odd … Continue reading

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Xbox, come back to me.

Well, Microsoft gets reasonably good marks for turnaround time in supplying me with a “Certified Microsoft Replacement Xbox360 Console” to replace my sadly deceased console.  It arrived last night, happily encased in a plain, but well-padded box which I will … Continue reading

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Dungeons: Sieged.

I am told that there is an ancient enmity between people who consider themselves “jRPG fans” and people who consider themselves “cRPG fans”, which really only goes to show that people will bitch about anything. I’m not about to get … Continue reading

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Auction ranting

So I’ve run two sets of auctions lately, as I try to clear out space. The first was mostly old games.  We’re talking, Apple II games, other early 8-bit micro stuff, TurboGrafx, Sega CD, that sort of stuff. I had … Continue reading

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