the-inbetween posts categorized as Gaming

The late Babylon 5 game (with media!)

One lower-profile game that I have a modicum of interest in is Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. Conquering nations and the world is fine and all, but I have my sights set on the galaxy. I’ve had a long standing thirst for epic space-opera battles translated to the video game medium. I know there’s been a few games like this (hence why I installed Homeworld), but they’re very rare and if any did come out, they came when I either had…

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The Demise

I’m doomed. Yesterday’s Valentine’s Day is going to cause my downfall. Like any proper loner, I celebrated the day by relaxing in front of the PC, eating two pizza pops, some nuts, and drinking a couple of beers; strong beers. Thanks to a crazy week, I hadn’t had much time to relax and/or play games (sometimes the two things aren’t mutually inclusive) lately, so a slower paced, easy to get into game was in order. I first installed Europa Universalis…

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Enterprise, music, Snood, Polarium, Block Puzzles

I had a bunch of small thoughts to write, but they got delayed because of tiredness and relaxation and a 19 hour work day. Here they are. One: the cancellation of Enterprise. It both amuses and saddens me to realize that as soon as Enterprise started getting good, it got cancelled. What I saw of the first and second season — not much — was stupid mainstreamed-Trek dreck. Some stupid temporal war, some gratuitous Borg moment (completely contradicting the already…

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Steam Plunk Down

There’s a big blizzard outside, so today (er, today being Saturday) was bound to be a stay indoors type of day. Once I realized this in the early afternoon, I figured “eh, might as well get Steam and buy Half-Life 2″. I was going to eventually get it anyway, and it’s not like I need to go out into the cold to get it at retail, so why not? The first 10 minutes was easy. Just downloaded the client, installed…

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Poker Nights

Played poker on Saturday, for the first time since high school. It was also the first time for money and the first time playing something other than ole’ fashioned draw Poker. The game last night was, naturally, Texas Hold’em. That seems to be what all the cool kids are playing now. It’s also what all the fucking wanker spammers are linking to in their comment spam attempts, but I digress. I lost eighty bucks. Despite that, I did alright —…

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Gaming on Flickr

Flickr might or might not be an MMORPG, but it is a window into the gaming worlds of others. Pictures of people playing games, pictures of people showing off their collections and hacks and other game related paraphernalia follow (I don’t know why, but I find this interesting): VideoGames, Gaming, Nintendo, SEGA, Xbox, Playstation, DS, GameBoy, Halo2, and it seems like a lot of people have named their pets Zelda. Hey, look! A GameBoy Camera Gallery on Flickr.

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Welcome To The World of PC Gaming

I brought the new PC rig home, went to the computer store orgy on College and picked up a new monitor, came home and hooked it all together and… the keyboard didn’t work. God damnit. Stupid wireless piece of shit. Everything else, though, was working flawlessly, so I am 101 keys away from getting back into the “has a decent computer and can play games released this year” club. It’s been a long time since I was a member. This…

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Game of the Year Awards

Everybody else is doing it, so I will too! The annual the-inbetween.com’s 2004 Games of the Year That I Have Played (and some I haven’t) Awards. It just rolls off the tongue, don’t it? The “Best of the Best” Award: Gradius V Chronicles of Riddick Halo 2 XBL Metroid: Zero Mission Astroboy: The Omega Factor The “Best Games That I Need to Play More Of” Award: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Outrun 2 Metroid Prime 2 The “No Sir,…

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PSP vs DS Round… Four?

The videos of the now infamous popping-UMD defect in the PSP (one of many defects!) are spreading around a lot, including the one where the jettisoned UMD lays the smack down on a chilling DS. I think it’s even more amusing in animated gif form:

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The Monopolization of Sports Games

Electronic Arts, forever content with repackaging Madden’s own turds every year, started losing ground to the new contender, SEGA Sports. The underdog, with its arguably superior game, went at EA’s jugular with a low, low budget price. It started to work. EA’s market-share began to slip. EA couldn’t stand this, so they made a deal: buy two sports games, get one free. No one really cared. Then they lowered their prices, but not as low as SEGA’s. No one really…

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Unbiased

I’m probably going to get a PSP when it’s released here. I already have a DS. As such, it’s hard for me to be biased to one or another. In the end, I’m not tipping the sales in favour of one or the other. I’m not the kind of person that either Nintendo or Sony would go for because they don’t need to do anything to win me over. My gamer loserdom meant that I was sold on these devices…

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Metal Gear Solid 3 impression

Over the weekend, the cellophane wrapping on that new copy of Metal Gear Solid 3 was finally unfurled. The disc was taken out of its case and placed on a dusty Playstation 2 tray. The tray was inserted and the television tuned. I played it for about 15 minutes. It took two and a half hours. I’d play it more so that I could give a proper impression of it, but today I have 30 minutes worth of work to…

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PSP Interest

A few places already have production PSPs thanks to some promotional auction by Sony, and they have written about it. Neither one of them gets into the nitty-gritty of it, and neither one wants to give out a verdict. Which is weak, as they don’t have a pre-release version but the actual unit that will be on sale (somewhere, in short supply) next week. Granted, they don’t have any games for it, but a hardware review would be nice. Hell,…

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