Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fun to be One

So it's official, well it has been for a while but now I have proof outside of the game itself, that I am the best in the world at Yaris. Yes, Yaris, that terrible free arcade game made by Toyota in order to promote their new line of cars. No matter how bad the game is, or even what it is about, how often can someone say that they are the best in the entire world at something? I think it's pretty cool.

Pub Games

So I got the Fable II Pub Games off the dashboard yesterday, thinking they were going to be games of skill/chance. Turns out they are all games of luck, where the computer basically decides if you win or not. The only one that I can find which has a little thinking involved is "Fortune's Towers." It seems that this game can be 'mastered' if one has enough patience to lose a few games and keep playing. Granted ultimately it seems as though no matter what you do, your overall gross is negative. So much for starting Fable II off with some cash ha.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Damn You Dell

It's 5:30, I want to go home, a girl comes by to pick up her laptop that has already had its motherboard replaced (by me around 2:30), but it is still not working. The only people left in the tech room are me and Dave. The girl arrives but the motherboard wasn't the problem. Between the 4 brains working on the laptop earlier, we could not figure out why the LCD wasn't displaying anything, or allowing us to transfer the image to another screen. By now I had tried all combinations of 3 different LCD screens, and two motherboards, still not working. Dave, being new, and the girl watch patiently while I begin replacing anything and everything that may be effecting the LCD. 

I tried the RAM, the HD, the LCD (3 different ones), the motherboard
 (2 different ones), the keyboard, the modem, the WLAN, the heat sync, the processor, the speaker, the fan, and the DVD ROM drive, but the computer refused to display anything on the LCD screen. 

6:30 and I have run out of options. I am surrounded by computer parts, none of which have made this computer work. The girl was very patient which helped, but here's a picture of what I had been doing. Note that this is only one of the 3 tables I was using for the repairs, and of course, my Mac is on top.

Here's the Tech Room Carnage

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fable 2

It's official, Fable 2 is coming out this month, and of course I have it pre-ordered. There are plenty of screenshots and trailers for it, but I'm not going to list them all. This game will be a great addition to my collection of games. I can't wait to play.