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it’s movies week at spaceship no future. we saw crouching tiger, hidden dragon and oh brother, where art thou?. both movies were amazing, funny, and had cracking soundtracks. next up is antitrust which is going to be laughably bad. speaking of laughter, it seems many american viewers of crouching tiger, hidden dragon are having trouble swallowing the idea that wudan fighters, some of whom are principal characters in CTHD, can run up the sides of buildings and fly through the air. even my dad snickered a little. movie geek…

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…

We all lost.

Okay, so Bush didn’t win yet, as we previously reported, but the writing’s on the wall, and now we just have to wait helplessly, thumbs twiddling,* while the American version of democracy sorts itself out. Whatever happens, no one is going to be happy. Now is as good a time as ever to consider how events might have played themselves out if the U.S. electoral system were not quite so flawed. Take a look at these articles that discuss various alternative voting systems: The first article, at discover.com, is…

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…