the-inbetween monthly archives for: February 2007

Crackdown

What I appreciate the most about Crackdown is that it’s almost the complete antithesis to Grand Theft Auto 3 despite being, basically, yet another take on the whole GTA3 “open city” concept. Gone is the faux gangster aesthetic, what all the other GTA3 clones focused on, and in its place is a stripped down, bare bones sandbox. There is no real story here. No real characters. No Chatterbox Radio or imitations of it. And, above all, no linear mission structure.…

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Information Overload

There came a time, many months ago, when I realized that the wealth of information that I had subscribed to had become unwieldly. There was so much to read and watch that it became a fulltime job keeping track of it (which, you know, cut out time to actually read and watch it all.) At any given time, my Bloglines account had in excess of seventeen thousand unread entries. My so-called “shrinkwrap shrine” of games and movies (in other words,…

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