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Jun. 26th, 2016 11:17 pm
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I went to Supanova yesterday. I have to say that it was a bit disappointing - I go essentially for books and comics but it is now overwhelmingly anime/cosplay/computer games. There's nothing wrong with any of those things, just not my interests.

Having said that, I did buy one thing - The Walking Dead Book 12 HC - from one of the few comic stalls that had a good range. Not going to give any spoilers away but I am stunned that the twelfth volume in a series can still have an ending that takes my breath away. So it was the only thing I bought but it was damn good!
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Walking around JB-Hifi on Saturday, I saw an old favourite - Diablo II and expansion - for just $10 each. At that price, who could resist? Consequently, I have spent most of the last three days getting usd to that slightly warped 3D perspective that so used to drive me crazy. Fun times, all over again!
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OK, I'm in

Trailer for the RTS )
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Just like the page says! Yes, Starcraft 2 is coming. Of course, knowing Blizzard it will still take another 17 years to get it onto the market, but still, one very big WOOHOO!
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When we did get back to Darren's place, I did spend about 4 hours playing "Dawn of War", a RTS game for Warhammer 40K. Now I haven't played Warhammer 40k for years and haven't played many PC games either for a long while so this was a real surprise - and I loved very minute of it. The faithfulness of the simulation is quite amazing, right down to the incredible pounding that the Space Marines can both give and take and the chaotic Orc charges. I only did a couple of missions - and was caught out badly a couple of times by Killer Kanz supported by a couple squads of Boyz. I worked out after a while that if I outran the Kanz and then turned to attack the Boyz, I could get both on their weakness fairly fast. Great game though and I think I will be buying it very very soon!


Oct. 31st, 2006 12:35 am
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Last night I rediscovered the joys of Starcraft. I haven't played this for a long while but slid right back into the groove. Redoing some of the missions was very nostalgic - afternoons spent eating vast amounts of chocolate biscuits and Vanilla Coke, an entire summer's PC-time nothing but Starcraft. I haven't heard from my playing partner from those times for years - David, next time, I'll get the Coke and biscuits because I think I owe you from the last dozen or so sessions!

Sweet, sweet game and so well designed - I don't think I have ever had Starcraft crash on me (unlike the early version of Warcraft II: The Tides of Darkness which used to crash every time you cast a spell right at the top of the screen in Scenario 7.

Ah, good times.


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