I thought it was a bit weird when I called to report a fire and the operator asked me for my credit card number. Stupid iPhone auto dialing!
Archive for ‘July, 2011’
Good God, guys, buy yourself an iPhone or hang out in video game retail stores and hand out unsolicited purchasing advice to customers! You look like useless lumps.
But if you both select nachos then you know you’re onto a winner. Damn, I want’s me some nachos like right now let me tell you. The beef ones with the sour cream and the guacamole are like the best.
BRB off to the store to get a muffin.
Why do the police ask for your name when you report a crime, anyway? Do they award points to you if your crime turns out to be real? I wonder if you can trade those points in for prizes, that would be neat. Maybe that’s where Batman gets all the stuff he keeps in the Batcave.
Yes I’m going, no I don’t want to talk about it.
I’m going to a couple of concerts this year, including the reformation of my favourite band of all time The Clouds. I’m feeling somewhat weird about going to that one. When I was a kid we used to make fun of the old people who were there and now I’ll be one of those guys. Also the concept of going out on a work night, spending ten bucks on a flat beer, and being crammed into a tiny hot space with a bunch of jerks while listening to music that’s way too loud is one I think is best left for the history books. I have a feeling I’ll be leaving after the opening act.
I’m old! Now get off my lawn.
We bought the first house we looked at after checking it out for a total of fifteen minutes. Despite all probability, it actually turned out to be a really nice place that was super cheap for the area! I just didn’t know the area was bogan central. Oh well, my main priorities of the street name not being hard to spell on the phone to the local Chinese delivery place and there being a room I could put all my Commodore 64s in were met, so no complaints from me.
Another big part of my obsessive compulsion to stick overwrought metagames into my game designs is this game. Without the bit where you’re moving troops around a constantly changing England, Defender of the Crown would just be a collection of wonky mini games that were as pretty as they were boring.
Plus I could never get the hang of the jousting bit, what was up with that?
The whole ordeal of EA bringing Origin back only to just use the name to make their own Steam clone, which is just like Steam, but doesn’t have all the, you know, games people want to play, has made me think about how classic games can continually be used to sell products that don’t belong.
…you just know somewhere at Lucasarts someone is trying to come up with a modern, gritty reboot of Maniac Mansion don’t you.
Skate Or Die was an awesome game. It was a rare thing, a collection of mini games that were all fantastic in their own right and didn’t rely on volume to make the experience worthwhile.
But holy Lord oh merciful Christ, the title screen music. It’s easily the best piece of music to ever grace the Commodore 64, written by the master Rob Hubbard. Plug some headphones in and CRANK THIS SUCKER UP, PAL.
You can thank me later!
A cheap gag for a cheap game. Street Fighter was always better so I never really played much of this series, as much as I tried to get into it. It just always felt clunky and home made.
There was a cover of EGM around this time that said “Street Fighter versus Mortal Kombat!” and from that point on my friend was convinced the game was coming out any week. TO THIS DAY he asks me if it’s out yet. Stupid EGM.