Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Tony is evil in the upcoming season of 24. I suspect that his bad haircut is to blame.

There was recently a method discovered to use the Portal gun in Half-Life 2 and other Source games. It's quite uber fun, but there're broken scripts and no voices -- so Alyx just stares meaningfully at me, occasionally moving her eyebrows, and I can't proceed past A Red Letter Day.

The next game I intend to play is Morrowind. You know, there are STILL mods for it that I downloaded years and years ago, and have yet to play.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Orange Bocks

Oh God, I love it.


Episode Two:

Another excellent entry in the Half-Life saga. The G-Man returns and for once the bastid offers more than vague shit about his employers. Plus, there were some quite fun action sequences, such as the repelling of the attacking Antlions in the mines and the battle of the Striders near the end. When they killed off Dr. Vance, it was truly a sad moment. My one disappointment is that they didn't include a teaser for Episode Three, like they included Ep. Two's teaser with the end of Ep. 1. I'm srsly looking forward to Ep. 3, though; I can't wait to trash the Borealis and tell Dr. Mossman that her boyfriend died.


Truly great. You run around in Aperture Sciences test facility or something and make portals. Aperture Sciences are actually an entity which competes against Black Mesa scientifically, and they owned the Borealis (look up, fool), so they're going to play a significant role in Ep. 3 most likely. (Hopefully, Gordon will get his own portal gun). And the song that plays during the end credits is too awesome.

Saturday, October 6, 2007


So, in preparatin for the upcoming release of Ep. 2, I've replayed HL2 and Ep. 1 over the past few days.


Highway 17 is still hands-down my favorite level of either game. I always become obsessed with cleaning up the dirty streets, and dub myself the Highway 17 Beautification Committee. Litterbugs will be shot!

I'm also still fond of the Entanglement level, because the game sees fit to give you dozens of friendly turrets you can bring with you. Except into the end-level portal :'(. Srsly, on my first playthrough, I tried to drag the turret with me into the portal, and the gate closed and separated us, and it finally fell, and I was like "NOOOOOOOO!" One of the most heartbreaking moments in videogame history.

I wish there were an easy cheat to get the super gravity gun for the entire game. As it stands, the only way I know to get it is to warp to the last level of the game, acquire the SGG, and warp back to the first level and cheat yourself the gravity gun, which will be rendered super or something.

My favorite parts in Ep. 1 are the last bit in the zombie area where it's uber dark (whee survival horror!) and the escort mission. Of course, playing through it the second time I made heavy use of the box of infinite rockets, so it was slightly unfair to the Combine. I was also fond of the dark reactor core, since I could throw people's bodies into it (hooray for morbidity!)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Cavemen and other etc.

So, last night's Cavemen was awesome. It looks like they took out the 'dumb one' from the pilot, which is awesome. Double awesome: They left in the smart one. And they also took out the stereotypes traditionally associated with black people, putting in stereotypes which actually make sense for Neanderthals. (Well, as much sense as stereotypes can make, at least).

Monday's Heroes was rad as well. Except for CLAIRE CUTTING OFF HER TOE OH GOD.

Journeyman was also good. One of my favorite new shows of the season. (With Life being the other).

I'm also liking Bionic Womangst, but only because it's swimming in angst. And by swimming, I mean the polar angst caps have melted, flooding the Earth.