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Posted 1st April 2011 at 02:25 PM by daranthered (Hello! I am Error.)
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A friend and I had a discussion the other day about the worst books we had ever read that were based on video games. Mine was The Ruins of Dantooine. His was a Sonic the Hedgehog novel he had had the misfortune of reading in middle school. Amidst the reminiscences of these truly awful books, I made the assertion that most video game books were bad, which brought my friend up short. The majority, he said, of game books he'd read were actually pretty good. When I stopped and thought, I realized...
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The Age of Empires

Posted 27th March 2011 at 05:17 PM by daranthered (Hello! I am Error.)

I saw this the other day, and was glad.

It's hard for me to express just how much I love the Age of Empires franchise. When I bought my first "just for me" PC more than a decade ago, I couldn't leave the store without a copy of the original Age of Empires. I installed it even before I did Office, and I certainly spent more time using it than I did Office.

It was the first game I ever played PvP. I still have the archaic Ethernet hub...
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What is your hearts desire?

Posted 16th March 2011 at 11:56 AM by Ebonytears

This question was asked of me when I was backpacking over 15 years ago. At the time I gave a flippant answer and forgot about it. Recently it has been something I have been thinking about.

The other day it came to me. My hearts desire is, quite simply, to learn. Doesn't seem like a biggy really, something rather simple. It's not and it has caused me no amount of trouble.

I don't just read books, I devour them. I am always enrolled in some course or another of some...
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Mechwarrior: The Resurrection

Posted 1st March 2011 at 10:31 PM by delushin
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I would be really surprised if there were TOG members or anyone so bored with life that you have taken the time to read this festering pile of roses, that did not have hands on or visual experience of the Mechwarrior game series.

Maybe it wasn't your thing but at the end of the day you know about it and hopefully know just how much fun...
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Retro Console Collecting - Part VIII (The Neo-Geo)

Posted 18th February 2011 at 02:11 AM by Schizo (Retro Console Collecting)
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"Welcome to Crrrrrrrrrrrrrazy Schizo's Recto Console Collecting Emporium! I've got Segas, I've got Nintendos, I've got Playstations! Why, I've got enough cartridges to choke a horse! Stop on down today and bring the family because we've got pony rides and clowns making balloon animals! Remember kids, tell your folks the voices in your head told you to go to Crrrrrrrrrrrazy Schizo's!"

Wow. I should have been a used car salesman. Or a Three-Ring Circus Master. What's...
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