That's right, a gaming blog-mostly. :D
Toni and I went to a bunch of flea markets last weekened (a term I have disdain for, like "yard sale," there are neither yards nor fleas for sale at these things). Amidst the junk and Hispanics (no racist), I found a Sega Dreamcast.
I've only played the Dreamcast for a few minutes about 12 years ago, so I didn't really know anything about it-sort of why I bought it. It didn't have any games, so I went down to the local Disc Replay and saw a game called "Skies of Arcadia." Again, no idea about this game. Why would I? After all, I knew nothing of the system.
It's pretty amazing. First, I was rather stunned to see a system over a decade old with the capability of producing a 480p output on my HD tv. That was totally unexpected. I was completley impressed by the rendering, shading and all that other technical mumbo-jumbo. I was really impressed with it being the first mainstream console with online capabilities and really, really impressed that some of the online games still have online support. :shock:
I remember genuinely hating the controller at the time. It's very interesting in retrosepect, because it's pretty much an Xbox controller, so I'm now used to it and it isn't off-putting whatsoever. At the time, I had nothing to compare it do, and it just felt huge, clunky and uncomfortable.
It's sad that SEGA failed so miserably with a line of bad consoles after the Genesis with the 32x, Sega CD and Saturn, because the Dreamcast deserved a better fate.
And now it's time for my annual rant against EA sports and their stupid football games, which they stupidly haven't changed the stupid AI or stupid broken plays or stupid glitches from 15 YEARS AGO! :x Stupids.
In other news, my septoplasty is on Monday because my CT scan looked like this:
Apparently it's a good idea to go to the doctor when you break your nose 15 years ago, because eventually this stuff happens. That membrane grew like a boss in that extra space to accomodate me from suffering from air impurities. Unfortunately, he got so big he blocked everything off, including air.