June 2nd, 2006

Gir on the floor

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I'm gonna breeze right over the important stuff happening in my life lately- relationship foo, work foo, most of my family moving to South Carolina, visiting with friends and forgetting that I wasn't wearing any clothes, my car plotting to kill me, my grueling effort not to kill a former cow-orker who sent me a video about "a car that's powered by water", and spending half an hour on the phone with my mom explaining how to use her new mouse. Instead, I'm going to talk about video games!

I'm in gaming Nirvana right now. On Tuesday I bought a Game Boy Advance SP (good call, zotmeister!). On Wednesday I finally finished Half-Life 2 (mmmm... crowbar...). On Thursday Half-Life 2: Episode One was released, which so far is a lot of fun and very pretty, though it makes Ghidrah's video card cry. :-( Tron 2.0 Killer App for the GBA arrived in the mail, and was waiting for me when I got home from work. This was very good timing, as our power went out for a while during dinner and delayed my Half-Life fix.

I also discovered a very fun and original game called Darwinia, made by the same people who make Uplink. I pulled down the demo through Steam (Valve's not-quite-fascist software distribution system), and later grabbed the Mac version, which seems to be not just a demo but in fact the entire game. Sweet! :-)

Like Uplink, Darwinia is boatloads of fun and hard to describe. It's an RTS, though it's nothing like Starcraft or C&C. It's also set in an environment that's reminiscent of TRON while being almost nothing like it. Like I said, it's hard to describe, but it's fun and pretty and violent and makes you think. Pity it doesn't have a crowbar.
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