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Entries from December 20th, 2004

Mystery Ad

December 20th, 2004 · Comments Off on Mystery Ad · Advertising, Subway

The following (badly taken phone camera) picture is of an advertisement seen on my morning subway ride to work. Guess what it is an ad for: Carbon monoxide detector Foot deodorant Anti-flatulence medication for dogs or…

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Assorted Xbox Observations

December 17th, 2004 · Comments Off on Assorted Xbox Observations · Gaming, Xbox

The Xbox Live headset, which has a mute button, should also have an “Away” button as well. It would serve as a mute, but games could read the status of the button and reflect it to other players. This would be useful when player have to answer the door, heed the call of nature, or […]

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The Amazing Disgrace

December 16th, 2004 · Comments Off on The Amazing Disgrace · TV

Reality game show roundup, laden with spoilers: Survivor ended in a satisfying way. I am always a little shocked how the losing players can’t seem to reconcile friendship with game play. No sensible person would turn to a friend playing poker and say “Hey man, how could you bluff? I thought we were friends.” Many […]

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Deep Cluelessness

December 15th, 2004 · Comments Off on Deep Cluelessness · Customer Service, Stupidity

The video game rental by mail idiots at Deep Shark that I wrote about earlier managed to terminate my trial account. On average, it took them one week to reply to any support requests I sent them. These support requests were created from a form on their web site which you use after you log […]

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Music to hunt bad guys to

December 14th, 2004 · Comments Off on Music to hunt bad guys to · Gaming, Music

I can understand entirely why some video games have no (or very little) background music. Two games I enjoy very much, Rainbow 6: Black Arrow and Ghost Recon 2, both for Xbox, have almost no music during game play. Both are tense, tactical shooter simulations. Both use sound as key part of game play. Both […]

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