four-fisted keyboard action

January 21, 2003

I had a friend over today – another skilled typist – and we played some TOTD. It was really fun, and I think that 2P TOTD could be a good party game, especially with some tournament rules. (Were I to expect a TOTD2, which I don’t, I’d expect tourney rules.)

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anybody here see tron?

January 20, 2003

It’s not that Rez plays like Tron. It’s not very light-bikey or disc-tossey. It’s the pure, unadulterated visuals. The wireframe is a serious piece of coolness, and Rez does not mess around with it. It reminds you that polygons aren’t just cool when used, /en masse/, to simulate curves. They are cool on their own, thank you very much.

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round one. fight!

January 19, 2003

Most of what I could say will be, pretty much, a repetition of statements already given by the usual suspects. In brief:

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a cryogenic nightmare

January 16, 2003

Suspended is without a doubt my favorite piece of interactive fiction. Not only is it sci-fi, which was not common in the old Infocom games, but it was also a heavily resource planning game.

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it's link to the past. enough said.

January 8, 2003

The Zelda series didn’t really get its claws into me until Ocarina of Time. Even then, it took a few hours of play before I decided that the game wasn’t too kiddy. I wanted to believe the hype; it took time, but eventually I was totally won over.

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