the-inbetween monthly archives for: December 2005

Best Things of 2005

A “best of” list spanning across multiple media would be the ideal thing to do, but I just don’t feel at the forefront of anything but games and internet junk. As far as music is concerned, my favourite albums from the last year actually came out in the early 80s and 90s. There’s been some new albums that I’ve enjoyed this year, but I haven’t heard enough to be definitive about them (though, if anything, Rossz Csillag Allat Született might…

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Sixer

My hip four digit blogger id (it’s been a long time since I used their service) confirms that this is my sixth anniversary of doing this. I’m a grizzled veteran. After all these years, the weblog became a natural extension of the self. There isn’t any thought to it, there’s no pressure or desire to impress or attract traffic and no stress about posting habits. It just is. I’ve seen a lot of change in these six years. I’ve seen…

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Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero is addictive as crack. This is an apt comparison because in Canada, Guitar Hero is about as difficult to acquire as any contraband. The distribution, especially north of the border, really really sucks. A shame; more people should play this game. Don’t take my word for it. Anybody with an inner rocker in them falls in love with this game the instant they play it. I did, and even though I suck at it and am struggling with…

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Wild World

I’ve been playing Animal Crossing: Wild World over the last week, venturing out to distant towns through Nintendo WiFI and inviting foreign interlopers into mine. The original Animal Crossing, on the GameCube, was a great little zen game. By its nature it was a decent portable game despite being tied down to a home console, so the translation to the DS seems natural. Very natural when you realize just how complete Wild World is. There are a few minor sacrifices…

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The Virtual Earth — minus most of the Earth

Another month, another online map service. While Microsoft’s Local Live does have some very nice “bird’s eye view” shots, they don’t have any for this metropolis. But worry not. If you’re in Canada, you can still see some of it, so long as you don’t mind staring at Niagara Falls’ cheesy, slimey “strip”. Now there’s a way to get an impression of Canada. The Falls is nice, though, even if it is poorly sliced in the other views (hit the…

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X X X R1 Square Triangle

This “ad” for the new Prince of Persia (looks like forced wannabe viral… although I am linking to it) isn’t at all funny. However, I find it odd that a game would be marketed as such since the spot does nothing but leave you with the impression that the controls for this game are overly complex and retarded. Prepare to die many times because you couldn’t figure out which of the twelve buttons to press at a particular moment. Sounds…

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