Monthly Archives: April 2012

Blades of Time

Three years ago, I played and rather enjoyed the ever-so-slightly-questionable 3d brawler X-Blades. It wasn’t a perfect game by any means, or even necessarily very good, but it let me run through some very impressive scenery and beat stuff up … Continue reading

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So, Gunvalkyrie, eh?

A few days ago, I made the mistake of mentioning how the control scheme for the new Yar’s Revenge reminded me of Gunvalkyrie, Smilebit’s 2002 3rd-person shooter and hidden-object game. Well, technically, the only part of the game that’s a … Continue reading

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Credit where credit is due:

Total time from my initial chat with a live support agent until I got the email letting me know that my unlock request had been approved was about 40 hours, which wasn’t bad considering the load they must be under. … Continue reading

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Yar’s Revenge (have you played Atari today?)

As a grown man of a certain age, I have a certain fondness for the Atari 2600 era of gaming. I never owned one as a youth, but spent endless hours playing on the console whenever the opportunity arose, usually … Continue reading

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Best 20 bucks I’ve spent in a long time

A few days ago, my wife and I were coming home from a friend’s house when I noticed that there was an unfamiliar indicator lit up on the dashboard. A brief perusal of the service manual revealed that this was … Continue reading

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Sony Hell

I have had a couple of Sony-related annoyances in the last week, and what good is the Internet if you can’t use it to rage impotently about things of incredibly minor import in the grand scheme of things? First, they … Continue reading

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Pony Hell

One of the big questions raised by My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is this: why the heck does Princess Celestia let Twilight Sparkle stay in Ponyville? I mean, we’ve seen that Twilight is a fluke on the power scale … Continue reading

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