Saturday, October 15, 2011
Hunting for Praxis Kits
Last post I mentioned things were going to be a little slow around here lately. Let me revise this: things are very slow around her lately. Bottom line: I've been busy with other stuff. Some of this stuff is "legit" like a having a friend from Vegas visiting for a few days. Another factor is the desire to test out the new computer on a modern PC game. In some bad news for Chrontendo fans, there's this thing out there called Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It turns out this thing is awesome, and better than it has any right to be. Also, here and there, I've been playing Dragon Quest V for the DS. Don't judge me, people. I can't spend all my gaming time playing stuff like Casino Kid.
"Sweet Dealer" sure sounds like a euphemism for something.
One a technical note, production of the new episode has been somewhat slowed. The primary programs used for Chrontendo are not Windows 7 compatible, so I'll probably be finishing up episode 41 using my old computer. I should set up the two computers at a 45 degree angle to each other, so I can use them both simultaneously, like cheesy keyboardists do.
I'm in the process of auditioning some new programs, so we'll see how things go. The end result will probably be Chrontendo looking a little different. Hopefully, for the better. Until, then I'm slowly uploading some older episodes on Youtube.
Elsewhere on the web, the dude behind Pre-Sonic Genesis has a new project called (ahem) Chronomancy. He's covering the officially licensed D&D video games - the Gold Box games and whatnot. Why the switch, you wonder? I can only assume he found a video game blog to be insufficient at completely repelling members of the opposite sex. By focusing on an even more "chick-proof" subject, he's able to achieve his goal of a totally abstinent lifestyle. Just a hunch. Anyway, it's cool, so check it out.
Also, Greg Sewart has a neat series of Sega CD reviews called WELCOM METOT HENEX TLEVEL on the Player One Podcast site. Unlike myself, Sewart is a legit writer, so the reviews are coherent, focused and entertaining. Reading about Sega CD games makes feel a little better about Chrontendo, since I have the consolation that I'm not having to play Corpse Killer or Wirehead.
Incidentally, my wife is at a "Goth Barbecue" party tonight. She informs me there is a pool there, but no one is using the pool. Is it even possible for Goths to go swimming? Can you look all dark and mysterious in swim trunks? Do they even make special scary Gothic swim trunks? Maybe they wear those old-timey full body swimsuits with the black and white stripes? Just wondering.
Fuck you, Tim Burton.