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Hitman:Absolution:Mini-Review

Hitman:Absolution:Mini-Review

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I like this game very much, but if you’re planning on buying, I recommend you wait a couple of weeks. There’s currently a bug in the console versions that causes a crash that corrupts your save data. I’ve had my story-mode progress destroyed twice so far. Since I replay Hitman levels so much anyway, I haven’t taken it so hard, but I know for others it could be a deal breaker. Squeenix says there’s a patch on the way, so take your time before you buy so you won’t have to deal with this. If you’ve already got it, they’ve advising to play offline, which is what I’m doing. (UPDATE: I ran into the bug again last night, while offline. So that doesn’t work.)

My son has put more than twice the hours on this game than I, and hasn’t suffered this bug once. So your mileage may vary.

 

Hitman:Absolution:Mini-Review

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In other stealth murder news…I picked up Skyrim on Steam a week or so ago.

Though my life is about as hectic as it has ever been, I’ve put in a fair number of hours with my Illusionist-Archer. This is sort of a departure for me as I typically go for the Paladin build or perhaps malevolent mage. That said, I’m loving the game and the character. There’s something exquisite about a game that gives you the sense that you’ve outsmarted your opponents rather than just out muscled them.

I picked up the two DLC add-ons as well during Steam’s Fall Sale–so I’m well on my way to domestic bliss both in game and in real life. Though I may be going goth soon too.

If you missed our holiday special because of–well the holiday, then check our some delicious nerd left-overs here.

Happy retailing this month soup fans.

Jack

It Came to Me in a Dream

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I stumbled upon an interesting article via Kotaku today.

Time magazine has put together another list–no, not the 100 greatest sex scandals involving generals (though I’m hoping that’ll be coming soon apparently, General MacArthur had a thing for scented toilet paper and riding crops), this list is the “All-Time 100 Video Games.”

There are a few weird ones for me like Paperboy, but all in all I think the list is pretty good and it reminded me how much I love killing space cats.  Wing Commander is an amazing IP and in desperate need of a reboot.  In fact, whatever happened to the space shooter sim?  X-Wing vs Tie Fighter and all its iterations–it used to be a robust genre  I’m a bit sad it went away.

So what do you think readers, any titles that were egregious omissions from Time’s list?

Cheers,

Jack

The Fate of the Universe

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The Fate of the Universe was decided two nights ago.

As such, let’s have a moratorium on a few things:

  1. Pictures of crying Romney supporters.  I get it, you liked the guy.  Losing hurts, but those of us on the Left survived two terms of President Bush you’ll survive two of President Obama–so dry your tears.
  2. Pictures of crying Obama supporters.  I like the guy well enough too, but crying.  Really?  Maybe I’m too much of a stoic but I sort of feel like tears should be more reserved for the birth of your first child–and possibly being struck in the genitals (though the genital thing is really more eye watering).
  3. Facebook political aficionados.  Your Facebook friends are all very impressed that you read Paul Krugman regularly (I do too, see I’m smart), but please stop pretending the Nobel Laureate’s well informed, meticulously researched opinions are your novel and completely original addition to the nation’s political debate.
  4. Predictions about the 2016 race.  Please no.
  5. Platitudes as policy.  “Freedom needs to be restored!”  “Maximize liberty!”  “The country is going down!”  The last one just sounds obscene.

Cheers,

Jack