Ah, the holidays. Soooo much new stuff.
There's the joy of mankind and the happiness of all involved and the downright faerish nature of the entire holiday season, of course, but the fact remains:
I have soooo much new stuff.
First of all, upgraded to Windows 2000. No crash since, no lockup since, no problems since. I am in Data Heaven. (Actually, I'm in Reinstalling Everything Hell, but Data Heaven's a few burned CDs away.)
Second, got snazzy new glasses. They no longer have the bigger types I had, so now I'm trying to get used to having about 60% the visual coverage I had with my old lenses. Argh. The redeeming factor is, of course, that they look almost exactly like a wearable pair of Nakazato's eyes, from Initial D. He may always lose, but these glasses are winners in my book!
Third and final, got myself a PS2. Grand Theft Auto 3, Gran Turismo 3, Metal Gear Solid 2, Final Fantasy X.
Havoc's One-Word Game Review, Combo-Style:
Grand Theft Auto 3: Chatterbox.
Gran Turismo 3: Drift!!!
Metal Gear Solid 2: Katana.
Final Fantasy X: ...Funky.
Before the debate begins, it all boiled down to games. The X-Box is superior hardware-wise, and the Gamecube is more affordable, but there simply aren't any games I'd want to play on either of these systems, whereas the PS2 has dozens. So the choice was easy.
The entire ordeal also renewed my faith in Future Shop, as my local Compucentre ran out of the Gran Turismo PS2 combo boxes at a critical time. Future Shop, personalized by a clerkly avatar named Josué, made my dreams come true -- albeit with a hefty pricetag I'll still be paying as the new year kicks in. Ah well. It's all worth it.
Hope you all had a good holiday season -- we here at GotR will be kicking off new strips weekly as before the holidays, so stay tuned!
....Damn, I really need to shave.