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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Yuku Profile Craziness (Permalink)Mood: not sure
I think I will be copying over blog posts from my Yuku profile. Yuku is working on a new profile format and I guess it has changed things because the spaces between my "Blue Green Gem" username is now forced. It gave me a mild heart attack when it kept telling me my username didn't exist. Now I'll have to form a habit where I type my username with spaces instead of as one word.
This allowed me to register "BlueGreenGem" when I discovered that. Very weird. Yuku says that everything will be copied over when the time comes but I think I'll just copy some of the posts over to this blog just to be on the safe side.
I wonder why spaces are forced now. Seems very wonky right now so we'll see how it goes.
The converted profile is very confusing to work with. Hopefully it gets smoothed out before they force it on all of us.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Henry Hatsworth (Permalink)Topic: Gaming
I can say I'm finally done with Henry Hatsworth. I didn't beat it but I'm at that point where I'm just done with it. I reached the last world, Tealand, but I can't make it beyond 5-1. I've tried and tried - even watched a youtube video to prepare myself for what's coming up but I keep dying and I'm done! hehe. It was a fun game but brutal and cruel.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Web Archive Org (Permalink)Mood: spacey
A friend and I have been stomping all through the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. We glanced at tons and tons of old sites. I think one that I found the most interesting was this 1996 cached version of Geocities! Area 51 Neighborhood. I came along in 1997 so I recall this 1998 cached version of Area 51. Man, brings back memories...
Monday, January 11, 2010
Henry Hatsworth in The Puzzling Adventure (Permalink)Topic: Gaming
I received this game for Christmas and I'll admit I thought it was one of those cheapy games that I'll play for a few minutes and toss aside. Besides Henry Hatsworth, I also got Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming and Populous. I tried HM:FF and got bored of it within minutes since all you do is move tiles around to create chains or whatever. I have not taken the shrinkwrap off Populous yet for fear that this game will be the same.
However... Henry Hatsworth... This game is difficult yet addictive. I think at first glance, a lot of people will assume it's a puzzle game but it's not. It's more of a Mario game but you have to switch to a puzzle format in the bottom screen to move blocks around and make matches. You can't ignore the puzzle because the monsters you attack in the top screen will fall down and become a block. If you don't take care of the monsters in the puzzle screen, they'll come back to haunt you in the top screen as a difficult flying block.
I was having fun with this game until I hit level 3-6 which is a boss named The Captain. He's this really old man who has a huge nurse which uses him as a weapon. Pretty hilarious but it wears off fast! I did finally beat this level and now I'm slowly, very slowly, working through the Puzzle Realm. It's a little difficult but the levels are extremely long. When I die a few times, I just turn the game off.
I think ultimately I won't be able to complete this game. The addictiveness long wore off when I was stuck dealing with the Atlantia Boss. Still fun though... to some degree. ;)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Winter Build Competition 2009 - Winter World (Permalink)Topic: Active Worlds
For the contest, I chose to build a Gingerbread Train and Station!
How the contest works is that you're given six candy pieces to use. You're allowed to scale them, re-texture them, etc... I figured I'd go with a gingerbread theme just to have some fun.
coords: 1920.40N 104.38W 8.61a 331
Monday, December 7, 2009
Extreme Builder Talent Show 3 (Permalink)Topic: Active Worlds
It's pretty much a mishmash of stuff thrown together but the inside looks pretty neat. If you're bored enough to want to see it in person:
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Roleplaying in Geocities Chat (Permalink)Topic: Miscellaneous
You know, once every three or four blue moons, I'll catch myself missing the old days of when I first got on the internet in 1997 when it was all so new, bright, and exciting. All that surfing for the search to find an awesome chatroom. I remember the very first chat I entered too. ( http://www.chatting.com ) However, the most awesome chat was Area 51 at Geocities chat. I did a lot of roleplaying there. It was a cycle there. Groups would disband and move on, then a new group would form with a bunch of new players. I was there for several of them. The messenger of choice was ICQ. Everyone had personal homepages at Geocities... except for me. I went to Tripod because of one roleplayer.
Now it's all blogs and social networking. The internet isn't bright and awesome as it was but I guess when you get older, it seems like everything is coming to an end while the kids today are finding it all new, bright, and awesome. ;)
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Nintendo DSi LL & Monster Finder (Permalink)Topic: Gaming
Wow.. Maybe it's a good thing I waited.
This version seems to be quite a bit larger than the DSi and DS lite.
Not only that but there's a DSi - exclusive game coming out as well.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Permalink)Mood: not sure
I hated the game. I wish I could understand why it was popular. I thought the game would be like solving puzzles related to the mystery, trying to work your way through to find out what was going on.
Instead the puzzles were pretty much in the 'WTF?' category. PL&TCV was really just a book of random puzzles that had nothing to do with the story. I struggled through the game but I could only do two or three puzzles in one sitting before I got extremely bored and moved on.
I did finally finish it though... and sold it to someone else for $20. I don't plan on getting the sequel; Professor Layton and The Diabolical Box.