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Unwashed Village / Wow...
« on: October 24, 2010, 08:54:10 AM »
A new Fallout game drops less than a week ago and not a single new post about it...this place is officially dead, isn't it?  :(

I ran across it the other day at the local Fred Meyer, but didn't pick it up; it looked and sounded pretty interesting: its a survival/horror adventure game, and reminded me a bit of Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (sans the Cthulhu mythos) so I think I might pick it up next time I'm there.  It has a couple interesting aspects to it, like the interactive psychic flashback that tells backstory and lets you manipulate the past to your benefit, and the effects of heat/cold on your health status (set in the frozen wastes of the Arctic, the icy cold saps your 'health', forcing you to find and utilize every heat source available to you to stave off the chill and help replenish your 'health'.)

Here's a link to the Gamespot's main page for it, which has a review, a few gameplay videos, and a demo. From what I've seen, its gotten some fairly good reviews here and there, and some not so good reviews, so I think I'll download the demo and check that out first.

*pokes the board* Wake up you mangy beast!

Unwashed Village / Which of these laptops would YOU buy?
« on: August 31, 2008, 01:37:58 AM »

or this:

I'm kinda leaning toward the Gateway at the moment, because of the screen resolution and a few of the features, like Windows Vista Ultimate with a minimum of crap software on it like most manufacturers feel it so necessary to add; the ease of upgrade, slightly faster CPU, slightly better/faster Hard drive(s)... but, the HP does have a TV Tuner , and a Blu-Ray drive (which I suppose only does me any good if I start buying movies on Blu-Ray, huh?), and a bigger screen, but slower RPM hard drive and Windows Vista Home Premium (plus a bunch of bloatware).  I like the look of the HP better, too.  What do you think?

Also, does anyone know of a personal MP3 player that also has a built-in AM/FM tuner?

*edit*  So I stopped by Best Buy on the way home from a get-together with my girlfriend's family, and ran across this , which gave me the opportunity to play with the laptop a little bit a get a feel for whether or not I actually like the thing from an aesthetic perspective (I do like it, nice big keyboard, felt fairly sturdy).  Also tried to stop by Circuit City, which has the HP listed on its website, to do the same thing with it, but Circuit City closes at 7pm on Sundays...on Labor Day Weekend, no less.   :shifty:

*continues pondering*


So if you were in the market for an LCD television, would you buy this tv? --->
I almost bought one the other day, but wasn't too sure about the brand even though it was a pretty good sale price (700$, regularly 1000$ in store, and lower than any price I found online), and after some research on the handy dandy internet I found nothing really negative about this specific model, though I'm still a bit unsure of the brand.

Hence, I come forth to the great and almighty, all-powerful and all-knowing Unwashed Village for your learned opinions.  So, lay it on me kids:  is this a good buy, a good brand, a steal of a deal?

Also, which is better nowadays, LCD TVs or Plasma TVs?  Or are they pretty much comparable now?


The Fallout 2 Restoration Project unofficial patch, which adds a whole mess of things that didn't make it into the official release due to the lemmings not jumping off the proper cliffs in the proper order...or something...Things that were still included in the programming but not implemented until some brave and bored soul took the time to fish around in the guts of the game and reel them out.

Anyway, I never realized just how big the Fallout 2 world was compared to Fallout 1, having mostly just breezed through it the original time I played and not really playing much differently any successive trips through, in so much as I never really went continuously out of my way to thoroughly discover all the little secrets hidden in the nooks and crannies of the game.  Actually pretty impressed with how much stuff was left out of the official version. Hell, there's even a few Red Dwarf references, which pleasantly surprised me.  (There's a bit where you find a broken toaster, and after you repair it, dialog lifted directly from a Series IV episode ensues *points at his signature below*)

If you're needing a Fallout fix, I'd recommend downloading this mod/patch if you haven't given it a try yet!


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