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Tycho / on Fri, Feb 14 2003 at 7:16 am

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The strip is now unploaded properly.  Thank Goodness!

If you were privy to Gabriel’s late night wonderings regarding Capcom’s new fighter for Xbox Live, you might have noticed that they have a strange character to them.  I saw it first hand when I was over yesterday.  The lag, even against opponents rated “good” for ping, can freeze matches for seconds at a time even in the middle of combos.  On the other hand, with all that lag, it’s never your fault if you lose, so you play again.  It is a vicious cycle that will be played out on couches across the world, culturally appropriate couches for each nation of course. 

I can certainly understand why Infogrames might have held off on the release of MoO3 until the end of this month.  When I try to figure out what I’m going to play on a given night (or, let’s be serious, very early morning), it is an excruciating procedure.  Apparently unsatisfied with the mine cart full of gaming riches recently released, for some reason I had to pick up the Ghost Recon “Game of the Year” edition.  If you will tolerate a bit of ancient hyperbole, it is totally awesome, which is something absolutely everyone else knew but me.  I own it primarily for the co-op, which lets you play any mission in the original or the included Desert Siege expansion as a focused cadre of sneaky bad-asses.  I’m still ruining lives and sundering the environment in SimCity 4, where the residents of New New Funkytown Town live suspended in raw sewage and spent syringes.  What has brought me the most joy recently is Road to Rome, the expansion for Battlefield 1942 that (near as I can tell) improves on it in virtually every way.  I know that there is/was some fervor over the fact that it only included six maps, but if you saw how these six maps and eight extraordinary vehicles alter and refine the game experience you would jump on a forum and type in all caps.  Add to this already dense lozenge of electronic entertainment EA Pacific’s C&C Generals, which is fucking fresh.  The news has me all geared up for global conflict! 

Ubercon is upon us, I don’t know if you had time to check it out.  Really, though - if your significant other is configured such that you can go to something like this on Valentine’s Day, I mean, shit.  See what you can do about securing their affections into some kind of eternal union.

(CW)TB out.

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