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Within a Deep Forest. Knytt. Knytt Stories. Three fantastic exploration platformer type games by Nifflas. Perhaps some of my favorite games. They're also freeware. To my surprised, Nifflas released a new game just a few days ago called Saira. I haven't played much of it yet, but what I've played so far has been quite good. One thing that differentiates Saira from his previous titles is that it's being sold for $17. I have no issue with that as Nifflas is die fick-zauberer.
Those screenshots are crap, but they're the only one's on the site. The game is quite nice looking.
I've bought a Roomba. It's amazing.
It's like a dog, but instead of shedding hair everywhere it vacuums it up.
I have a strong attraction towards organizing and cataloging things.
Earlier this year I catalogued all my games utilizing the list feature on Giant Bomb. I also made an image-quilt style page on my website cataloguing all of my games as well. Yet, I was not satisfied. I wanted them in a richer format with additional information and full-length box art. There's a program for Apple PCs called Delicious Library which has absolutely everything I'm looking for. Unfortunately, I have a Windows PC.
Delicious Library in use about a minute and a half in:
Recently I stumbled upon a program called Media Man 3. Feature-wise it's a lot like Delicious Library and visually it looks like a feature built-in to Windows Vista. Joy!
With the trial version installed, I spent my morning scanning in bar codes and replacing poor quality box art images with super sexy ones. The software pulls additional info from Amazon when possible and has a way to link library items to files on your hard drive, which sounds useful. I think I have about 75% of my stuff catalogued now - just 60 or so titles left. Yay.
Sadly it doesn't text-2-speech the names of the games when they're scanned in:
Q: So, you've catalogued all of your games for the third time. Are you actually playing any of these games?
A: Yes, yes I am!
Games currently being played:
- DiRT 2
- Tales of Monkey Island - Chapter 2
- Trackmania United Forever
A lot of racing games. Weird.
Games recently finished:(note: I use a 4 star rating system - not fun, occasionally fun, mostly fun, super fun.)
Tomb Raider: Underworld [ 11/1/2009 ]
(Quite good. Better than Anniversary and perhaps Legend too. Still ridiculous.)
Prince of Persia (2008) [ 11/6/2009 ]
(Simple gameplay with a fantastic art style. Enjoyable but stretched a bit thin.)
Batman: Arkham Asylum [ 11/14/2009 ]
(Fantastic! Fun and engaging the whole way through except for Riddle cleanup.)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 [ 11/14/2009 ]
(Not as good as Red Alert 1 or 2, though still a great addition to the series.)
Hammerfight [ 11/16/2009 ]
(A fun and original game. The story is interesting and the combat is satisfying.)
Aquaria [ 11/28/2009 ]
(Aquaria is truly great. Huge too. One of the best games I’ve ever played!)
Tales of Monkey Island: Season 1
Episode 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal [ 12/03/2009 ]
(Definitely off to a good start. Cheese and manatee jokes are always enjoyable.)
Zombie Shooter [ 12/04/2009 ]
(Low-resolution sprites. That’s how you fit a thousand zombies into every level.)
Dreamkiller [ 12/13/2009 ]
(2004 called and they want their twitch FPS back. Fast oldschool fun.)
I just thought about S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat.
I am now out of blog topics.