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  • Mawage, that bwessed awangement, that dweam wifin a dweam

    Posted on April 26th, 2005 Finster 1 comment

    Well, I got married last week to my true love. It is quite delightful, at times, when you realize that your new spouse knows you so well.

    I think the conversation about what we would buy if we had near limitless piles of cash went something like…

    Me: Hmm, what would I buy first?
    Her: Video cards.

    There’s a thrill that runs up and down my spine when someone I consider my best friend so quickly offers up knowledge of my secret desires. I do so lust after large powerful video cards, but it’s not something I mention in conversation with the significant other. It was like she could peer straight into my heart and perceive the technology craving geek within. What was also great was the total lack of disdain. There were no rolling eyes or shaking heads. No lingering glances as silent judgment was passed on my desire for something so trivial… as a graphics adapter.

    She is a rare gem.

  • While we’re on the subject of Lord Vader…

    Posted on April 15th, 2005 Finster No comments

    Coolest shot of Darth Vader ever produced. This is a wallpaper from I also encourage everyone to watch the TV ads that are now posted on The Site.

  • Lego Star Wars for the win!

    Posted on April 15th, 2005 Finster No comments

    Alex at “These Damned Machines Are Killing Me!” (where IS Amit, anyway?) has posted a review of Lego Star Wars. It pretty much sums up how I feel about the game as well, and I would just add that co-op really is a blast to play.

    Alex also noted the awesomeness of the scene in Lego Star Wars where Darth Vader debuts. It literally gave me goosebumps. Be forewarned, Lego Star Wars is chock full of Episode III spoilers, but if you’re like me, you know the entire plot for the movie anyway. In case you don’t, let me supply some spoilers here:

    Darth Vader wins.

  • Console Clone Wars

    Posted on April 14th, 2005 Finster No comments

    I came across this website. I don’t remember exactly how, but when it said Console Clone Wars, I was immediately sucked in. Apparently, it’s a list of consoles that were pretty much rip-offs of other consoles. Like this one, the SpliceVision, a clone of the ColecoVision:

    Here’s another one of my favorites. Apparently this one is an NES clone, that looks like an SNES. *shrug*

    Oh, ha ha. Here’s another good one. It’s an NES clone. (I’m not making this stuff up.) Look familiar?

  • The Time for Inaction has come!

    Posted on April 11th, 2005 Finster 1 comment

    I read this today.

    A little part of me died inside. The part of me that loves football, as well as creativity and innovation in video games. Any hope for the kind of advances in gameplay and design that were evidenced by Sega’s NFL 2k5 has just been completely smashed.

    I absolutely refuse to buy any EA Games in the foreseeable futures. A boycott, if you will. Here are my terms…
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  • Decisions, Decisions

    Posted on April 7th, 2005 Finster No comments

    I’m having a hard time deciding what I want my blog to focus on. I thought at first it would just be a hodge podge of whatever I wanted to rant about. Now, I’m thinking I want to focus on just one area. I can’t decide what area that should be, though.

    Politics. I’m always thinking and reading about politics and political issues. Man is a political creature.

    Video Games. The video game industry is very intriguing. Started by a bunch of hackers and engineering students in dark campus basements, in my lifetime it has grown in a multi-billion dollar industry. Right now, in the video game industry there seems to be a constant battle between those who are most like the original game designers. People who desire interesting gameplay, fascinating stories, and visual masterpieces that are some of the best video games made. (Half-Life 2, Katamari Damacy, Knights of the Old Republic) Set against the heroes of the industry are a hardened cabal of marketing people that subscribe to the view “game design for profit, not necessarily fun”. EA being the prime example.

    So, I guess I should decide what subject I want to focus on.

    Or maybe I just won’t focus on either, yet. Maybe I’m not ready to make that decision.


    In the meantime I think I’m going to switch web hosts. The current web host seems to be completely unable to allow outgoing trackback pings from Movable Type. There’s all sorts of posts I would like to trackback and comment on, but I can’t because the tech support guys at my company just can’t quite figure things out. They’ve been working on it for like 3 months. Well, sorry guys. Time to say buh-bye to you.