Lokitorrent got owned the other day. :(
Tried to post this yesterday morning, but LJ was fucked, too. Nice one.
Fortunately I still have my other premium torrent sites to entertain me! Just hope they don’t get raided and have to give up their member details. :O Possibly the worst thing about all the new sites: user databases.
So, my late wrap-up of recent games:
COPS 2170: The Power of Law – (…) good idea, decent graphics, bad implementation. Kind of like Jagged Alliance meets Syndicate Wars. I really like most of this game, but it’s just not balanced correctly so it can be incredibly hard even on the easiest setting. Not to mention it has a reallllllllllly lame name.
The Punisher – Cool. True to the spirit of the comics. Very brutal and ruthless, but with flair. Nice to see a few Marvel cameos as well. Think Manhunt meets Max Payne, but take out all the stupid annoying shit from Manhunt.
Fallout Tactics – not too bad either. A beefed up version of the Fallout games, with nicer graphics and higher resolution. This one is a bit old now and I’ve been after it for a while, just haven’t been able to get my hands on it properly. It’s a tactical combat style game basically, again similar to Jagged Alliance or X-COM. It has 3 different settings though, from real-time (Warcraft 3 style) to squad turn-based (X-COM style) to attack precedence I guess you’d call it (Fallout 1 & 2 style). Anyway, I got a bit of the way through it then started pining for some old Fallout 1 and 2, but my copy of Fallout 2 doesn’t work so I may just order it from a games website if I feel like spending the $15.
I could get Fallout 2 for US$2.50 and another US$2.50 for shipping I think if Amazon’s marketplace let people ship video games internationally. Fuckers. :<
I don’t suppose anyone really cares about any of the stuff I just wrote. I just thought I needed to make it look like I’ve got something to say for once. Hmm.
I’ve got a feeling I probably wont get the tutoring position at uni that I applied for. I’m kind of happy about it now though, turns out the course I applied for isn’t set out the way I thought it would be, so I’m not really keen on teaching it anyway. I don’t know if I could be fucked with doing the programming courses as well. Might just do another shift or so at SDS during semester and save myself the trauma.
That shouldn’t be too bad, since I seem to have scored myself 6 hour (minimum) shifts every Saturday for the next few months, leading to time and a half. If I can slip in a couple more decent-length shifts each week I should be plum. Well, scrape by for semester.
Still don’t know how I’m going to cope if I do honours next year. Hopefully I’ll be able to get youth allowance or something (there’s about 50 different names for it depending on your situation), since it’s meant to be a full time course. Hmm. I’m really not even sure if I want to go through with it now. Depends what options I find available for myself at the end of the year and if I’ve decided what I really want to do. Or perhaps on how well I do this year at uni.
I still hate being the only person in my circle of friends left at uni. Gah. :s