Frightened

I have to say that Doom 3 is the scariest damn game I’ve ever played. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve jumped out of my skin already. I even stopped playing it for a few months cuz my damn nerves were shot.…

Half-life 2 First Impressions

Admittedly, the graphics are brilliant (on my 6800 at least), however the install process is NOT worth the agony. I sure as shit will not buy another game that uses so-called “Steam”. If any of your buddies are looking to buy the game, warn them. The install process is AGONY, especially if you only have a modem. I’m not sure that my 64k ISDN would have been much better, if it had been working. So you have your nice DVD-sized box (If you didn’t buy the collector’s edition). I took the one with…

Steam Scream

I’m not fucking impressed. It’s taken me 2 hours to install Half-life 2. First, you get the install from 5 cds. Then “Steam” launches, and spends half an hour updating itself — thanks to my shitty connection. Once it’s done that, it spends god knows how fucking long, “decrypting” Half-life 2 game files. Now, literally, 2 hours later (I’ve been online 2 hours and 10 minutes now), I click on “Launch Half-life 2”, and it starts off by telling me that it will launch in about 82 minutes… which has…

Half-life Heresy

So I run out and buy Half-life 2 this afternoon. Get home, all ready to play it, only to discover, to my horror, that it requires an internet connection to install(!). Fucking bastards. What the fuck for?? Now normally, I wouldn’t be too bothered about this… but I think our telco exchange got nailed by lightning last Thursday, because I haven’t been able to make a digital connection (ISDN) since then. Using an analogue modem has been really flaky as well. It’s the first time in 2 days that I’ve…