Sorry so quiet...

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It's been a busy few weeks. I just got back from Boston on Friday and have been trying to catch up since then. So here are a few random (non ColdFusion, web dev, computer, etc) notes...

  • VH1 Classic has a show called The Alternative... although it is hard as heck to find any info on the official web site. It plays on Sundays 10AM-Noon. It reminds me of 120 Minutes on MTV except much better. The last show I saw included clips from Lush (awesome female fronted band - saw their show in St. Louis years ago), Siouxsie (ditto - saw her in Baton Rouge or NO back in college) and other classics. On a related note - it is a sad day when only the "sub" channels for MTV/VH1 actually play music. Oh well.
  • My coworker shared this - the boxes for the SW DVD trilogy. -drool- Ok, I've blogged about this too many times now. I can't help it. I'd buy this trilogy on papyrus if I could.
  • The new Grand Theft Auto includes eating - and if you eat too much your character gets fat. Great. Wonder if they support the Atkins diet?
  • In other game news, the sequel to Neverwinter Nights was announced, and it is being done by the same studio doing KOTOR 2. Both KOTOR and NWN are outright the best RPGs ever, even better than Final Fantasy.
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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Dave posted on 8/10/2004 at 6:47 PM

MTV/VH1 are getting the same here in the UK. It is worrying that it is all becoming about prank shows and stupid stunts. I want new music! I suppose thats MTV2, but you dont need MTV2 if MTV was being MTV if you know what I mean. MTV UK is corny to the nth level.

Comment 2 by Todd posted on 8/11/2004 at 12:52 PM

Yeah, I enjoyed the hell out of NWN and KOTOR. I'm really surprised that NWN2 was announced when probably only a fraction of the current engine is being used in terms of stories / mods / etc. They could have milked the NWN engine with expansion packs for all it's worth. Graphically, there's nothing wrong with it IMHO.

Comment 3 by Raymond Camden posted on 8/11/2004 at 3:49 PM

I agree Tod. The engine for both those games are absolutely perfect. Graphically they could improve, but the engine itself just feels dead on. Probably the only thing I didn't like is the lack of random monsters. I'm so used to the classic RPG style of "Go out and kill for 2 hours to level up". However, this just made me more aware of how important it is to pick the right stuff when I level up.

Comment 4 by Todd posted on 8/11/2004 at 4:32 PM

Only problem with the random NPC/Leveling is that they had to control the leveling to some degree. If you got to level 18(? I think that's the highest) in the 1st game by the time you completed five or so mission and random NPC encounters, then... the game would be hard and by the time you got to the last level, you wouldn't care because you'd have insane amount of gold, you'd have the best of everything, etc.

Comment 5 by wav mp3 converter posted on 9/2/2004 at 10:47 AM

The engine for both those games are absolutely perfect. Graphically they could improve, but the engine itself just feels dead on. Probably the only thing I didn't like is the lack of random monsters.

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