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Tycho / on Fri, Mar 22 2002 at 4:24 am

Linksville:  5 Miles

We’ve switched this site’s usual links with Folgers crystals.  Let’s see if anyone notices.

  • The Underdogs:  Four score and seven people asked me what had become of their beloved Underdogs, that modern museum of abandonware classics.  Initially, I feared the forces that conspire against this kind of thing had claimed victory - but the truth, as usual, is wholly bereft of drama.  They just got a new domain, that’s all.

  • Steam:  By now, you’ve probably heard about Valve’s “Content Delivery” wangamabob.  I had to read the article on it a couple times to understand (even remotely) what the fuck was going on, but it seems to me the best way to really get it is to try it out.  It asked me for my Credit Card number, so I got scared and ran away.  Somebody else can try it, that’s my thinking.

  • MechAssault:  This game’s Mechwarrior heritage probably could have been made clearer, but if you see even a frame of this video you’ll see that it can’t be anything else.  I wondered (absentmindedly) if it would support the Xbox voice thingy and/or full online play, and with a little digging I was able to verify both.  In fact, the same article that set me straight also had some info about Crimson Skies coming over to the Xbox - I can’t tell you how pleased that makes me.  I know exactly how many pages into my CD Binder the original Crimson Skies is - who would have thought we’d be lucky enough to get another?

  • GBA Flood Light:  You can’t see it, because they aren’t ready for you to go and get them - but the Flood Light is the only GBA light worth buying.  Just a heads up.


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