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omg birfday! March 23, 2005, 11:34 am
25th, in fact. Or a quarter of a century. Or a fortieth of a certain DooM project.

/me goes off to update his site that's lay un-updated for a quarter of a year :p
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Changing bands August 6, 2004, 4:57 pm
Next week (Wednesday in fact), I'm changing from narrowband to broadband (hooray!). Soon I'll be able to do stuff 5x faster, go on the web whenever I want (no phones), and of course visit DW even more often than I do now (and that's often). Who knows, I might even venture into the world of deathmatch, watch this space.

In other news, I've finished map 19 of SSD (currently working on a cool part of map 20), grabbed a couple of great albums, I'll be visiting my 4th live robot combat event in 7 weeks (don't ask me how, it's just timing and placing) and looking forward to the new footie season, which kicks off tomorrow.

Anyway, that's it for now.
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all your base are belong to us May 6, 2004, 6:11 pm
heh

Pretty cool, I finally get to see the source of the saying. Is that the original dialogue or is it the movie-maker doing voice acting through one of those things that alters voices?
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The Never-ending Quest for Victory (game question) April 30, 2004, 4:03 pm
What's the longest it's ever taken you to finally beat a game?


Mine is 9 years - that's how long it took me to beat Legend, an old but very addictive RPG:

Early 1994 - first got it with my 386, learned how to play it and was defeated on a puzzle early in the 3rd section out of 10. Spent a while just bouncing around in the outdoor areas (away from dungeons) then dropped it.

Late 1996 - worked out how to do the puzzle (after mainly letting it rest), so I decided to play it again. Went on what was arguably my most memorable period of gaming, but 3 weeks later was defeated on a puzzle later on in the 9th section out of 10. Tried everything to beat it after then but couldn't, so I dropped it.

Late 2001 - Worked out how to beat the puzzle in my head (it just came to me suddenly) but thought I no longer had the game.

Early 2002 - Proved myself wrong by finding it by chance in the attic with all the old shareware stuff (including DooM, heh) so it made a nice 22nd birthday present. Immediately got it running on my P200, and a couple of weeks later (my most memorable period of gaming again, as I'd completely forgotten most of the game) I finally finished it. The ending? One message scroll with a victory message on it...

And to commemorate the occasion, I recreated that infamous puzzle (albeit with a different, but equally creative solution) and the dungeon area immediately around it in E5M6 of Shadowcaster.

I also took 6 years to beat Lemmings 2 - after getting stuck on the last Sports level - (first got it in 1994, finished it in 2000 after coming up with a brainwave, commemorated it by adding the victory tune to my Lemmings 2 music cd) but this one was definitely the longest-running saga.
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omg birfday! March 23, 2004, 4:50 am
24th, in fact.
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A blog thread January 23, 2004, 12:51 pm
It's been a while since I did a blog thread, so here it is.
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Nonsense words December 15, 2003, 8:21 pm
which is teh best?
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Legendary toon poll December 10, 2003, 3:34 pm
Ok, the big one: which is better?

(http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons if anyone's forgotten what they are)
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blog thread December 5, 2003, 6:02 pm
blog
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Lucky 7 poll November 28, 2003, 4:18 pm
Yep, this is the 7th poll in a row in my blog, so I thought I'd give it a relevant theme.
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