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Unreal Tournament 2KBullshit

By Tycho – September 28, 2002

If you, like me, are having a hard time making Unreal Tournament 2003 run on your system without crashing literally every ten seconds, give this a try.

Tokyo Game Show

By Gabe – September 27, 2002

I just uploaded an interesting article about the Tokyo game show. It’s written by a PA fan who is currently living in Japan. His name is Karl Ignaczak and he put together a real nice piece about his trip to the show. You can check it out here.

A Couple Quick Items

By Tycho – September 27, 2002

There's some noteworthy stuff I thought was worth noting.

It's Me Again

By Tycho – September 27, 2002

Human beings are overwhelming my Inbox in support of a Robotech purchase, but before I could possibly have hit the mall the producer offered me a copy. You know what that means. It means Robotech gets ten out of ten.


Sly Coopair

By Tycho – September 27, 2002

I forgot to mention something about Sly Cooper - it has slowdown in some areas. Okay, that's it. It doesn't bother me none, and it's confined to very specific spots. I didn't want you to try it out and be like, "Hey! Tycho didn't say anything about slowdown!" or something like that.


By Tycho – September 27, 2002

There's these goofy little creatures you get in Starfox that let you continue. They're called Bafmodads, I think. I know that it starts with Baf and ends with Dad, and I feel like that's good enough. There is room for error between those two poles, but also for romance and adventure. So I'm set.

May Not Be Spelled Correctly

By Tycho – September 27, 2002

Gabe seems to like Starfox Adventures well enough. I haven't jumped on all that many platforms since The Killing Game Show years ago, so it's probably not my place to say - but I don't think this is a game I could play for any extended period of time. Every mission I've seen is nothing more than an unbroken string of petty indignities.

Hey Fox, it's me Slippy!

By Gabe – September 25, 2002

Those of you interested in the import gaming scene might want to hit VGD. Street Fighter Zero 3 for the GBA dropped this week. I had the opportunity to play this game at E3 this year and it's fucking incredible. It is an amazing conversion with a ton of animation and great art. The other cool thing is that you can play import games on a US GBA. No need for any special adaptors or Mods, just plug it in and go. Also coming out this week is the latest Neo-Geo release, Rage of the Dragons. I honestly have not had a chance to play this one yet so I can't say much about it. It's a 2D fighter based on the Double Dragon Universe and from what I hear it's pretty solid.


Something Else

By Tycho – September 25, 2002

I was also sent a link to Ready Room's XP/2K tweak guide for gamers, and it's been pretty interesting so far. Caveat emptor, of course. The Ready Room is an information site for strategy-action hybrid Natural Selection, which I can't seem to stop talking about for some reason.

I've Got It

By Tycho – September 25, 2002

Perhaps a more accurate way of putting it would be "You Had It, And Then Gave It To Me."

This Explains A Lot

By Tycho – September 25, 2002

It's hard to know what to think about Microsoft buying Rare, but there are a variety of responses.


By Gabe – September 24, 2002

With all this Ghost hub bub I totally forgot to talk about Starfox. I have had it for about a week now and it's a hell of a good game. This really isn't a Starfox game though. It's a platform/adventure style game that just happens to have Fox, and a few precious minutes of Arwing action here and there. It's easily one of the best looking games on any console. The water effects rival those in Mario Sunshine and the characters look totally awesome. I honestly was sort of disappointed in the combat before this evening but that's because I didn't actually understand how it worked. I realized there must be more to it and so I sat down tonight and actually read the manual. It turns out the combat is actually really fucking cool. I'm pulling off wicked combos now and bad ass special moves. Rare has always seemed to have a hard on for making players collect shit. Starfox takes this concept to new levels by giving you approximately three hojillion different items to collect. I'm looking for spirits, fruit, scarabs, fuel cells, gems of various colors, little fucking animals that let me continue, spellstones, different kinds of seeds, mushrooms, nuts and roots. the list is fucking endless. I am beginning to think that my love of platform games goes beyond a simple affection for the genre. While I don't feel the need to wash my hands every five minutes I do think that just a touch of OCD is required to really love these games the way I do. I simply must find every fuel cell. I have to know what happens if I give the mammoth the golden root. Tycho once asked me if I think something bad will happen if I don't collect all the things. I told him I don't think I would die, but why take that chance.



By Tycho – September 23, 2002

I am completely astonished by the stupid crap I've had to tolerate regarding this Ghost thing. As often as not, it's a clumsy segue into some screed about consoles or PCs which I'm sure sounded very smart when you wrote it. It is the sterling, unerring quality of this discourse that has inspired today's comic, in fact. I have neither the time nor the energy to disabuse you these notions, which have apparently dismantled the whole of your mental apparatus. If you've been avoiding consoles because you see them as childish, while you yourself are a man of erudition who only deigns to use a machine befitting your elevated intellect, there is no way for me to describe to you how far off-base you are. You can't even see the base from there. You're looking around, but you can't find it. Where's the base?


By Tycho – September 21, 2002

Your mom is a wildcat in the sack.


By Gabe – September 21, 2002

It’s so cool when people make my point for me:

bitch bitch bitch

By Gabe – September 20, 2002

In response to the argument that Blizzard is alienating it's mainly PC fan base with its move to consoles I have this to say: Shut up you retard. It's not like Starcraft: Ghost is only going to be available on the moon. You don't need a fucking spaceship to play it. It's for consoles, they sell them in stores for God sakes. Stores by you probably! Don't tell me you can't afford one either. We both know you just paid four hundred bucks for that brand new GeForce 4. It's not like scraping together a hundred and fifty bucks to buy a console is going to kill you. And don't give me that bullshit about not wanting to buy a console for one game. If you don't have at least one console by now you're missing out on a lot more than just StarCraft: Ghost my friend. I understand that your PC is cool and that half life was a great game but if you don't own a console you are missing out on hundreds of great games every year. Role playing games, fighters, platform games, shooters God the list of amazing games you will never play is fucking endless. The PS2 alone is practically a necessity for anyone who considers themselves a fan of electronic entertainment. They should be dropping the fucking things out of airplanes over war torn Afghanistan along with flour and water. It's a basic goddamned human need. If you don't have one by now it's nobody's fault but your own.