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— August 2004 Archive —

When I was a kid, my father taught me to be a good sport. “Nobody likes a sore loser.” he told me, “And nobody likes a sore winner, either.” At the time, this wasn’t any great revelation; that was how the world was. People were expected to be gracious about […]

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time playing various board games on various sites, and I just have to say that I am totally enjoying the experience. I’m trying to learn Go & Xiangqi as well as some more obscure games (Dvonn, StreetSoccer), and I’m playing old favorites as […]

Here’s an interesting article at Space.com about Venus. Ignore the sensationalist headline. The story is more about Venus’ history and whether it was similar to or different from earth’s. I learned a bit about earth, too. All in all, a good read. Was Venus Alive? ‘The Signs are Probably There’

I was looking for software to learn Shogi with and not having any luck, when I stumbled upon Zillons of Games. Its a package with some kind of a ‘universal game engine’ in it. I d/led the demo and before too long shelled out $25-ish to unlock the whole game. […]

Check this out! I want one! radioShark is essentially Tivo for your radio. Hook it up to your Mac and set it to record Car Talk (or whatever) every week, then dump it to your iPod for listening to at your leisure!

Playboy undressed video game women Looks like BloodRayne isn’t the only one that’s going to show up in October’s Playboy! 🙂 Y’know, its just weird enough that I’m going to have to find a copy of the magazine… for the accompanying article, of course. 😉

Rayne Makes Her PlayBoy Debut If you felt teased by her sexy Girls of Gaming cover, then this new feature art is going to blow your mind! Rayne is 100% topless and smokin’ hot in the October issue of Playboy magazine. This is a first in videogame history and trust […]

BugMeNot Gets Booted, Restored Site registrations suck. I don’t mind logging in if I’m paying for a service (and I will pay for a quality service) but all these ‘free’ registrations are just annoying as hell. (And I say that as someone who works on a site that has just […]

Boring Game? Outsource It Y’know, the real problem here isn’t that these virtual goods sellers are hiring some poor Russian dude to farm in-game cash for $100/week. The problem is that the games are so damned TEDIOUS that people would rather BUY their way to the good stuff than play […]

I have to promote Legacy a bit. What a fun game for your PDA (versions area available for PalmOS, PocketPC & Symbian). Remember back when we were playing Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder on our computers? Well Legacy will take you back to those days, with a first […]