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Gabe / on Fri, Nov 1 2002 at 11:02 am

Tiger WOOOO!

Some of you may remember my rant from a few weeks back were I laid into Links 2003 for looking like ass and not being on the Xbox with Live support. Well I got a bunch of mail from people telling me that I should check out Tiger Woods on the PS2. While it didn’t have the multiplayer I craved, they said it was a great looking golf game that had some really fun and solid gameplay. Well I decided that since the new Tiger Woods 2003 would be coming out in just a few weeks I’d just wait and pick that up. Well I grabbed it yesterday and you guys were right, this game is great. PGA 2003 is almost everything I could possibly want from a golf game. I say almost because there is still no goddamned Live support. Otherwise this is the golf game I always wanted. For the most part I have always steered clear of console golf games because, honestly I find them a little insulting. I refuse to play a golf game whose slogan is “Got Balls?”  I don’t want to play a round of golf as a Biker or a dominatrix. If your golf game has an upskirt cam you can count me out.  PGA 2003 is the absolute perfect mix of realism and flash. If I happen to really tag one I’m treated to some fancy camera angles, maybe a bit of slow motion or if I really pound it, a little flash of fire as the ball takes off. That is as much spectacle as I need in my golf game. I already love the sport, I already think it’s cool. I don’t want my character to make wise cracks or shake her tits. Fancy made up courses are fine but I also want to play the real thing. PGA 2003 has 13 famous courses and the ones I have unlocked so far look fucking beautiful. Playing the 18th at Pebble Beach with ocean waves crashing against the rocks on my left and mist rolling across the hole was awesome. I want to play the 17th at Sawgrass not some crazy hole with a volcano on it. PGA 2003 is fantastic. If you love golf like I do then you owe it to yourself to pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed.

Have you seen the new sweatshirts at Gameskins? They kick ass.

Instead of getting an e-mail with links to Over Easy, some people got an e-mail with the letter “V” in it. I recognize that this is not as cool. If you got your “V” but you would also like Over Easy please mail me.

-Gabe out.

Tycho / on Fri, Nov 1 2002 at 10:14 am

Ball (Quote) Adventures

Evil Avatar linked to a splendid Pinball demo, and now I’m, um…  Linking their link.

It’s absolutely beautiful for a pinball game - check out the reflection on the ball that shows the player.  It’s just a classy package all around.  What’s more, it have over twenty-five musics.  That’s a lot of musics any way you slice it.


Tycho / on Fri, Nov 1 2002 at 9:32 am


Zoid Kirsch - creator of the original CTF for Quake, currently working at Metroid Prime developer Retro Studios - took me to task for talking about the Metroid Fusion ROM the other day.  Gabe didn’t say anything about it, but I’m certain he took some time out to leer.

Here’s what I see as the main quote from our correspondence.

“My issue isn’t that you had it at all, my issue is that you told everyone you had it.  Piracy is a social problem and unless we all make it less attractive, it won’t stop.”

I wasn’t trying to make the shadowy world of ROMs hip or desirable, I just became very excited and couldn’t keep it in.  I do apologize if I catalyzed your life of crime. 


Tycho / on Fri, Nov 1 2002 at 8:22 am


I have been a proponent of Opera for a very long time, I’ve just liked how clean it felt.  As it turns out, it gets even cleaner.


Tycho / on Fri, Nov 1 2002 at 7:41 am

Revolting continuity.

We’ve scoured the area we live for the latest OXM, as the coverdisc includes precious demos that drive me to wild and wanton acts.  Also, I read stuff where people were talking about it like they had it, or it had been delivered to their house or something.  Maybe back in the day I would have known how it worked to buy a gaming magazine, but I haven’t purchased one in so long I’m completely out of the loop.  I don’t know if they put them behind secret panels, or what.  There’s some kind of Goddamn ritual now.

If OXM is going to have demos this good, I mean, shit.  Maybe I could subscribe to a magazine without shame.

Has anyone had a chance to play Natural Selection yet?  Is it good?  I wouldn’t know.  Finding the CD at all was a miraculous event, and I was very proud indeed until I realized that there was also a valuable number required.  Please motivate me to seek out this numeric string by regaling me with tales of sci-fi action and/or adventure. 

Everyone should have their Over-Easy pages for October now, and I hope that you enjoyed them.  Gabe and I will be watching many, many Jet Li movies this weekend in preparation for the next section, thick as it is with deadly, foreign chop-socky.  I love working on it so far, because there’s really no work involved for me whatsoever.  When we do the strip it’s work, but it’s work within fairly strict parameters.  It is conceivable to finish it in a day.  With the OE stuff, maybe ten sentences of descriptive text damn him to two full weeks of work.  And that feels good. 

November marks four years of Penny Arcade, which we’re going to celebrate in a way I will clarify later today.  Rumor has it the celebration may include videogames.

(CW)TB out.

who lives in a pineapple under the sea

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