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animal crossing

This weekend I planted four peach trees and chartered a rowboat for the isle of Chom. I retrieved Monique the cat’s Gameboy, which she had loaned to Dizzy the elephant, who in turn had loaned it to Amelia the eagle. Tom the cat called me a freakshow for running around the village at 2 A.M., and that hurt my feelings. I wrote him a letter asking him if we could still be friends, and sent a bonsai tree along with it in hopes of winning him over. I paid…

Camembert juice. Ruined by alcohol. Aussie beef.

The Surrealists had automatic writing, Burroughs had cut-ups, your last roommate had Magnetic Poetry™, but at Spaceship No Future, we have The Typing of the Dead. It’s my new favorite game; it’s so freaking fun even Tamara likes it. I’d ask her for a pithy quote, but I think she’s mad at me because I spent all night trying to burn a Dreamcast Super Nintendo emulator to a CD-R. Anyway, you can get a PC demo of The Typing of the Dead here or here. It’s a big download….

why most kids my age buy secondhand.

So a mere three weeks after plonking down $150 for a new Dreamcast plus $25 for a VMU plus $50 for a game, I start hearing rumors that Sega plans to stop manufacturing the #@!$#!!1 thing. I’ve never been dumped so quickly. Usually these things take years. To make matters worse, I also found out today that one of the selling points for me, the Samba de Amigo maracas, was manufactured in a limited run of 10,000, which explains why they are impossible to find. Which makes the vaguely…

>KILL GRUE; CATCH BABEL FISH

>drink beer It is really very pleasant stuff, with a very good dry, nutty flavour, some light froth on top, and a deep colour. It is at exactly room temperature. You reflect that the world cannot be all bad when there are such pleasures in it.Ford mentions that the world is going to end in about twelve minutes. These are heady times indeed for interactive fiction fans. Elsewhere.org, the site that brought you the Postmodernism generator (details here) and the adolescent poetry generator, now has the Infocom library available…

replacing the crappy music in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 for PC

The first thing anyone does when playing Tony Hawk 2 for the second time is to turn off the music. How truly sad. If you have the PC version, here’s how to play with your own music: Rip some songs (up to 20) to .wav format. I like AudioGrabber, but it’s shareware, so you might try a free ripping tool. Find the installation directory for Tony Hawk 2, and backup the existing music directory by changing its name. Make a new folder called music. From the backup folder copy…

BBS RPGs

I was wasting some time at work Friday, reading the news at slashdot.The article on Tradewars, an old BBS door game, being rewritten to run on the web brought back a lot of memories.And an overwhelming need to play LORD and Usurper again.Luckily there are still plenty of people out there running BBSs - BBSs you can telnet to.After trying 4 different Telnet clients, I finally found one that displayed ANSI art properly.Then I set to “dialing” about 40 different BBSs. After numerous disappointments, I found a total of 2…

hazel downloads and plays sacrifice demo

jacob had mentioned he was excited about this game called sacrifice, and it was from interplay, so i downloaded the demo and tried it out. sacrificed an hour or two, you might say. ha! that demo is 90MB by the way- hope your cable modem is working. i played it a while, then read some reviews. yeah, i know it’s just a link to old man murray, and they didn’t review it, but i can’t bear to suffer through one of the reviews from a website with “game” in the…

Zork turns 20

On November 1st, 2000, the most classic of all classic computer games turned 20. There’s a short news story about it at Blue’s Clues. Ooops, um, I mean, Blue’s News. Just scroll to the very bottom of the news for November 1.Or, download it and play it right now….

baldur’s gate II: shadows of amn gone gold

should be out in a couple weeks. the limited edition (if everyone jumped off a bridge…) comes with a bonus disc containing extra items, characters, quests, etc. that’s real half-assed if you ask me. ask me. maybe they’ll announce a super-limited metal box edition with the limited edition install utility? special gold pre-release patch disk? 7” with non album tracks? i protested this elitist moneymaking scheme by pre-ordering a limited edition copy from interplay. be careful- the announcement about baldur’s gate II is easy to miss. i’m writing a big…

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You are all assholes. I hate you.

I am a Nietzschean superman with a highly evolved ethical facility that effectively absolves me of the need to resolve the personal and intrapersonal moral contradictions that the rest of you sheep grapple with daily. For instance: A) I believe in the sanctity of all human life. And kittens. But B) Old people are useless. Also: A) When the U.S. bombed a major pharmaceutical plant in Sudan for no real reason, I was saddened and dismayed. Pissed off, even. But B) I like to shoot people between the eyes with…

Skate or Die

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was probably the only good Nintendo 64 game to show up in quite some time. Sadly, the sequel will not be ported to the N64, but on the other hand, it is being ported to the PC. A demo has been released, and I’m displeased with the disappointing console-quality graphics, but the exquisite gameplay has been retained. Hopefully, the graphics will be cleaned up in the final release. The full version promises tons of tricks, Steve Caballero!!!, a character editor, a track editor, and tons of…

I *heart* Metroid

Nintendo’s upcoming cubey console was unveiled last weekend at their SpaceWorld convention, but more exciting than that were the 10 seconds of footage hinting at a new Metroid game! though the series was never popular in Japan, the original Metroid was my favorite game as a youth, and Super Metroid is the best game ever. according to reports, the American press in attendance screamed like teenage girls at a Beatles concert when footage of Samus hit the big screen. actually, I saw a clip of the convention with audio, and…