The Orange Box
By Dwip February 24, 2008 at 6:19 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Wherein I’m going to superfluously talk about a set of games everyone’s already heard about, and probably already played. With the exception of Team Fortress 2, a multi-player game I have essentially zero interest in, I’ve now played the whole thing, and the short of it is that you should run, not walk (be careful crossing the street), and go get it right now. Because it’s supurb. All of it, too, though some parts are better than others. Half-Life 2 + Episodes 1-2: The meat of the box, and together about one and a half games worth of shooter goodness. And there’s a lot to like here. For one, there’s a plot, and, for a shooter, it’s quite something. We’re […]

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By Dwip February 15, 2008 at 12:06 pm Comments Off on RSS Feed for this post

A few random ponderances on Valentine’s Day, now that I’m celebrating it with somebody, rather than spending it thinking about how I’m not doing that. 1. In the store buying flowers and chocolate yesterday, I observed that the age gap between me and the rest of the guys doing the same thing was on order of 15 or 20 years. Coupled with Sarah’s observation that there didn’t seem to be a lot going on at Yale, and I’m left somewhat confused. Certainly OSU was pretty rampant with people doing Valentine’s stuff, which is part of the reason why it was so annoying. 2. Thursday is a really retarded day for a holiday. 3. As a holiday, I’m fairly certain the […]

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Call of Shooters: Modern Gameplay
By Dwip February 8, 2008 at 3:30 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

In which I shall now review some games and a movie, because I have points to make about them. Also, for those of you accustomed to slightly more…timely blog updates, rest assured that I am indeed thinking along those same lines. It’s just that, having spent the last few weeks recovering from messed up sleep cycles brought on by my flight home, combined with transcendently ludicrous happenings with school, I frankly haven’t had the energy. And when I DID have energy, well, you all don’t need to hear about exciting times with the girlfriend. However, this has changed. As part of my gaming haul over Christmas, I recieved both Medal of Honor: Airborne and Call of Duty 4. Now, I’m […]

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