Friday, December 22, 2006
So, yea... go check it out!
*edit* Why didn't I just post it in here, like the last one? *now playable RIGHT HERE, for your auditory and visual enjoyment*
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some slit the throats of any man that stands between them and the mantle of power. You never met a man you couldn't eviscerate. Not that mindless violence is the only avenue open to you - but why take an avenue when you have complete freeway access? You are the definitive Man of Action. You are James Bond in a blousy shirt and drawstring-fly pants. Your swash was buckled long ago and you have never been so sure of anything in your life as in your ability to bend everyone to your will. You will call anyone out and cut off their head if they show any sign of taking you on or backing down. You cannot be saddled with tedious underlings, but if one of your lieutenants shows an overly developed sense of ambition he may find more suitable accommodations in Davy Jones' locker. That is, of course, IF you notice him. You tend to be self absorbed - a weakness that may keep you from seeing enemies where they are and imagining them where they are not.
What's Yer Inner Pirate?
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Monday, September 11, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Store in Question: Ikea - Stoughton, MA
So ok, we went on a tax-free holiday... but still, it took about 10 minutes to get a parking spot... i hear that on busy days, that's NOT A LONG WAIT! :-/ ... this is the first warning sign.
so we finally park, we go in... i grab (out of habit) a little "store guide" thing... which has a page for writing down things you are interested in (turns out to be needed/useful, more on that later)... but mostly it just has a map... this isn't just for looks, people...USE THE MAP OR YOU WILL GET LOST!!!
so yes, you wander around, you go "OMG THIS IS SO CHEAP" a lot (keeping in mind... do NOT expect a computer desk that costs $19.99 be built of anything other than particle board.. and notice, the word "effect" after "birch"... IT ISN'T EVEN VENEER, IT'S LIKE PAINT-CRAP! ... but they look nice... AND IT'S A DESK FOR $20!!!
so let's say you want said computer for $20... but out in the main part of the store, they only have the displays!... so you write down the aisle/bin # listed on the tag... (remember that sheet to write down things you want?) ...and at the end of the store (downstairs...yes, it's 2 levels, you start upstairs and work around the paths)... you get to the Self-Serve Funriture Area: a warehouse section the size of MOST RETAIL STORES, where you go find the boxes to the stuff you want... then you go buy stuff :)
other notes: the restaurant had good prices, tho i didn't try eating anything, we spent enough time there as it was :-p
the carriages had a few interesting things: all 4 wheels can turn 360 degrees, so you can POWERSLIDE with those babys... WOOOO!
the carriages also had these weird round discs mounted up against one side of each wheel... at first i thought they were to give enough friction so that the wheels would always turn whichever way you tried to go... but on the way out, i realized what they actually were...
see, on the way out, unless you take the elevators to get back to the parking garage, you take the carriage down an escalator RAMP... which is hot, but i had been worried about errant carriages running people down... BUT THOSE DISCS ARE MAGNETS!!! so yea, once you walk onto the escalator ramp, the carriage locks itself down... it was quite hot! MAGNETIC CARRIAGES BABY!!!
summary of ikea: don't go when it's busy... expect to spend 2+ hours there... but overall, the store is quite clean, and they have a TON of stuff...
overall rating: cool_store++
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Premise: Magnetica is a puzzle game... a random assortment of marbles are sliding down a track, and somewhere within that path (always near the end point) you have a little launcher-thingy, from which you can fire off new marbles. Using the stylus, you flick the marbles where you want them to go, and off they fly! Get three marbles of the same color together, and they vanish. If the lead marble on the track reaches the end-point, it's GAME OVER!
Gameplay: As puzzle games go, this one isn't too bad... if you have groups of like-colored marbles, seperated by others, you can remove the ones in between, and the "magnetic attraction" will pull the similar ones together, creating chain-reactions ("chains"). However, that's about the only "extra" move you can do... you're just flicking marbles at other marbles, until you get rid of them all, or they reach the end-point. Within the demo, there were 2 different boards (1 for the regular challenge mode, the other for the "quest" mode)... which did add some variety, but not as much as i would have liked to have seen. Quest mode also featured a few items (beyond the very few within challenge mode), but none of these served to keep the game interesting for long.
Overall: Graphics were pleasant, but not in the way of playing the game. Sounds were not impressive, but not annoying either. Gameplay was never very exciting, sadly. All in all, you'd be better served with Meteos.
Monday, June 26, 2006
various solitaire "challenges" (predetermined card-layout, randomly generated)... fun to waste a few minutes if you want :) ... Klondike, draw-1, go through the deck as much as you like, no undo.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
and behold, the answer: http://www.nintendo.com/dsdownloadstation/search.jsp
so i walk over to the EB next door (yes, next door) and i stand outside (i would have had a better signal inside, but i have been inside there the past 2 days straight, i don't want to start a pattern)...
so i hook up to the "DS Download Station", and i get a list to pick from... so i download the demo to Meteos, and it's pretty fun... not OMG SO HOT, but fun... prolly worth $20, if i feel in the mood to pick it up at some point
but yea. i downloaded a demo. for my handheld console. WITH my handheld console.
how hot is that?!
for those who care, the demo goes away once i turn off the console... however, if you just flip the thing shut, it goes into power-saving "sleep mode", and can stay that way for like a WEEK (on a full battery)... and of course you can still recharge it while it's like that... so i pretty much have the demo until i decide to play one of my other games on it