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Site News / Re: Where's Gaming Steve?
« on: November 22, 2006, 08:12:11 am »
Just you wait until Vista is close to launch - there will be wall to wall articles and podcasts.  Sony is the opposition remember, and Steve is most definitely a Microsoft fan boy.

Site News / Re: PS3 Launch in NYC
« on: November 18, 2006, 07:28:19 pm »
well he is busy so....

Yeah, but he now has a 'schedule' so that shouldn't be a problem anymore.

Site News / PS3 Launch in NYC
« on: November 17, 2006, 10:06:56 pm »
Last year when the 360 launched, Gaming Steve was at the scene and related the excitement.

The PS3 just launched in New York - quite convenient for Mr. Glicker, and what is the bet that there will be no coverage at all?

Portable Games / Re: Advance Wars DS gets a 9.2 from GameSpot.
« on: November 15, 2006, 06:42:03 pm »
AWDS is a great game, but it is true that the previous two GBA incarnations were so incredible that this version pales a little in comparison. Having said that, I'm still happy to have it, and if you haven't played those earlier versions, then think of AWDS as a light introduction to two of the greatest turn based strategy games you will ever play.

The Advance Wars series is superb, but must come second to the truely greatest turn based game one could ever play: Civilization.

PC Games / Re: Good Space Colonization games
« on: October 09, 2006, 03:20:15 am »
Master of Orion II is the best I've played.  I tried Galactic Civilizations 2, but it just didn't appeal to me.

Alpha Centauri is superb, but since it is set on the one planet, it isn't quite the same as colonising a galaxy.

I'm still waiting for decent space strategy game to be released.  Spore will be more like a galactic playground than Civ in space.

Console Games / Re: Convince me to get an Xbox 360
« on: September 30, 2006, 12:33:30 am »
I don't see how Xbox Live is a reason to get a 360.  If it was enjoyable interacting with thousands of geeks online, you might as well just play World of Warcraft.

Console Games / Re: Convince me to get an Xbox 360
« on: September 29, 2006, 06:59:06 pm »
The only reason is if Treasure releases the spiritual successor to Radiant Silvergun and Ikaruga exclusively on the 360.  Otherwise, in my opinion, you might as well stick to PC gaming, as the best titles like Halo 3 will be ported.

News is that the PS3 will not be region locked.  As there will also be backward compatibility with past games, does this mean I will be able to play imported PS2 games on an unmodified PS3 console?  If so, how will this gel between PAL and NTSC regions?

I hope the no region news isn't quashed like the rumours the Wii was going to be region free.

Site News / Re: Show
« on: September 29, 2006, 06:44:42 pm »
Perhaps the site's neglect is eating away at him, so he simply puts the entire thing out of his mind.  I must say that I'm enjoying the speculation about where Steve is as much as his podcasts.  ;)

Movies / Re: The WORST movies you have ever seen.
« on: September 29, 2006, 12:36:24 am »
The Resident Evil films are the worst I've seen.

I'm a Milla Jovovich fan (or I was one anyway), so I went to see the first film by default.  I hated it.  And to make matters worse, I noticed a wart on Milla's forehead that must usually be hidden behind her hair.  To see such a flaw shattered the illusion of her physical perfection.

I must have repressed the memory though, because a year or whatever later, I watched Joan of Arc and was once again captivated by Milla's beauty.  Then I learnt that the sequel to Resident  Evil was being released, so I convinced myself to go and see it.  Resident Evil: Apocalypse was even worse than the original - quite a feat.  To make matters worse again, I noticed the wart which I had forgotten about.

It makes me ill to think such bad film makers got my money, but I was an idiot.  Reminds me of the saying: fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.  Suffice to say that I won't be going to see Resident Evil: Extinction.  It's sad that such a promising actress has been reduced to making such garbage.

TV / Re: Trigger happy tv
« on: September 29, 2006, 12:13:30 am »
I really love shows like this and Scare Tactics.

Contrived humour is okay for intellectal digestion, but it never makes me laugh - just puts a smile on my face.  Seeing human nature perplexed on candid camera style shows though brings tears rolling down my face.  People are so funny when they meet unexpectedly absurd situations.

Books / Re: would you suggest the novel 1984?
« on: September 29, 2006, 12:02:19 am »
I've attempted to read 1984 twice.

The start of the novel is fascinating to me.  The idea of an oppressed underdog privately rebelling against an omnipresent totalitarian government is inspiring.

But when Winston gets embroiled in the resistance movement, he meets a man and the narrative gets bogged down in a tedious history overview.  Both times I've put the book down at this point - perfectly meaning to continue, but days pass, then months, and so I put the book back on the shelf.

I'll finish it one day, but for someone with a short attention span like me - it might be painful.

Books / Re: Childrens Horror Book Quest
« on: September 27, 2006, 08:04:00 pm »
I would be fascinated to know if the stories match the quality of the pictures in horror.  I was a bit too young to read such lengthy stories when I found the book (about 7 years old).

Alas I don't think I'll have much luck finding the title name.  If only there was a website comparable to Internet Movie Data Base for books.  On the IMDb forum, I learnt the name of a long forgotten show (Jason of Star Command) in seconds, just by giving an ultra vague description.  This quest shall prove more elusive.

I suppose I could go to my old school library on the off-chance that it is still in stock.

Books / Childrens Horror Book Quest
« on: September 26, 2006, 06:35:41 am »
I'm trying to find a book from my childhood.

I borrowed the book from my school library in the early 80s. I don't have the title or author - I didn't even read the book. What attracted me were the illustrations.

The artwork is the most eerie, spine chilling material I have ever seen. Pictures of torture, demented souls, and other horror themes predominated. The most memorable picture was that of a person who had had their eyes and mouth sown shut. Being a boy interested in the macabre, the pictures filled me with morbid fascination.

I believe the book contained short horror stories, must have been published in the early 80s, and was probably British or American. I would be very keen to hear from anyone who might have a clue to the book I'm seeking, or who could direct me to some database of published material.

Site News / Re: Show
« on: September 20, 2006, 07:27:20 pm »
When the podcast was supposedly weekly, it was really fortnightly.  Now that it is fortnightly, that really means it is monthly.

Perhaps Steve will announce that his podcast will become monthly, so then we can expect perhaps two podcasts per year.

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