Impulse Buying
By Dwip March 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

So, this is a thing that happened this week: Some Website: Yeah, there’s this Destroyermen series that’s pretty good. It has destroyers. And alternate earths. Me: That sounds interesting, I should check it out. Oh hey, it’s kind of like The Final Countdown with evil velociraptors, asskicking giant bipedal lemurs, and dinosaurs? Hook me up with some of that. I should see if the library has it. Library: Yeah, checked out until April 5th. Me: APRIL 5TH! That’s like a week from now! I want it NOW. Kindle: (seductively) Hey… I have them all… All you have to do is click once… it’s really easy… Me: Oh, Kindle, you know I love you baby, but my budget for this month… […]


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Home Sweet Home
By Dwip March 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

So, in the tradition of move-in posts, a move-in post, now that I’ve been in Corvallis for a month even. I’d express amazement and ask where the time goes, but hopefully we all know full well that the time went to moving the hell in, because moving is hard work. A few words about that.


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Mass Effect 3: Ending
By Dwip March 22, 2012 at 1:18 am Comments (9) RSS Feed for this post

And now, I AM GOING TO SPOIL THE ENDING OF MASS EFFECT 3. IF THAT’S A PROBLEM, ABORT NOW. Did you already see the ending? this is the appropriate image.


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Mass Effect 3
By Dwip March 22, 2012 at 1:16 am Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

I’ve been kind of putting this one off, because it’s hard to know entirely what to say about this game. If you read my reviews of the first and second games, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of them both, though they are not without their flaws. Am I as big a fan of the third game? I am, but then again I’m really not, and I’m going to try to explain myself on that score, though if you’ve read anything else about Mass Effect 3 on the internet, you’ll probably know what I’m going to say. Nevertheless.


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This Would Be Normal In Connecticut
By Dwip March 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

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Twitter Interface Fail
By Dwip March 20, 2012 at 5:27 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

So, I got on a writing kick the other day, and cranked out a bunch of posts. So you can expect fairly regular posting for a bit. Some big, some…not so big. This has been bugging me for a while, so I’m just going to come out and blather about it for a while. It’s about Twitter, so unless you’re a Twitter user or really care about interface design for some reason, you probably want to skip this one. Otherwise, read on.


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Distributional
By Dwip March 18, 2012 at 1:03 am Comments (10) RSS Feed for this post

So, after that last entry, I’m told I need to talk some about assorted and sundry digital distribution platforms: Steam, Origin, and whatever Impulse is called now that’s owned by GameStop (said app title may actually be GameStop, I’m unclear). But before I do that, I want to stipulate a couple of things just so we know where I’m coming from.


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Quote
By Dwip March 9, 2012 at 10:20 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

“We need a gun that shoots thresher maws.” “Stealth systems engaged. The only way they could detect us now is if the crew starts singing the Russian national anthem.” —Joker, Mass Effect 3


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Steam: Not This Egregious
By Dwip March 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm Comments (13) RSS Feed for this post

So, you remember back when I was talking about how bullshit getting DLC for Mass Effect 2 was? And how I kind of mentioned dreading how bad Mass Effect 3 was going to be because of Origin? Yeah, so, Mass Effect 3 came out today. And, similar to what I did with the DLC post, let us compare and contrast what it took to get my most recent Steam purchase, Deus Ex: Human Revolution up and running versus how getting Mass Effect 3 up and running is going for me.


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Deus Ex: Human Revolution
By Dwip March 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm Comments (6) RSS Feed for this post

About a week ago, since I’m not playing Mass Effect 3 yet and I need something to do when I’m not moving heavy boxes around, I picked up Deus Ex: Human Revolution off Steam for super cheap, since I’ve been watching the Spoiler Warning crew go through it, and it looked relatively decent. And now, having gone through it, I have a few words to say about it. Bottom line: Do you like stealth games? This is a good stealth game and you probably want to play it.


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