Archive for July, 2006

Some new pics

Posted in General News on 21:48, July 24th, 2006

I’ve just added new pics to the gallery. They’re nothing special, just ones I took during this summer so far. There’s not much, shame on me and my laziness.



Posted in Games on 11:00, July 21st, 2006

logo.jpgFinally got this funny game. Started playing it right away in the subways on my way home and nearly missed my station :) This is damn addictive, cute looking and sounding japanese 2D platformer. It’s all so round and soft and bouncy you cannot stop playing it. The game features several worlds you have to save and there’s also 3 minigames which aren’t available from the beginning – you’ll have to play some time to get access to them. There’s little cute thing which improves replay value of the game – building LocoRoco house. As you play you collect items for the LocoHouse, so if you gathered alot of them you can stuff your house with alot of furniture. Speaking of replay value, the game is full of secrets which aren’t that easy to find, so as you look at the statistics screen after completing the mission you realise you missed 1/3 of the level, so there’s urge to replay it and gather everything. If you haven’t tried official demo which is available for download off the game’ site I recomend you doing that ASAP and get hooked instantly ;)

Turning the pages of time

Posted in General News on 10:44, July 19th, 2006

Status update: I’ve finished Dead Air and greatly enjoyed it. It turned that this book about the honesty and amounts of lie people say to each other. Mostly about the lie and all kinds of it. Very bright and passionate book, especially in the end which is a trademark of Banks. Highly recommended. Since I didn’t find anything appropriate to read I decided to blow the dust off the Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray book I’ve bought ages ago and gonna read it for a while.

From the gaming news I’d spot the opening of the Quakeexpo which promises to be rather interesting. And I’m still in the middle of the Prey playing through it rather slowly due to lack of time (constant parties, bbqs, river swimming, etc.). Well it’s summer afterall, the time which should be spent far from the computer, right?

Summer at its peak

Posted in Games on 13:00, July 14th, 2006

mga2.jpgWell, this summer went frenzy. The heat in Moscow and suburbs is about 30C and there’s no place to hide. The only time you can relax is nights spent out of the city and in the woods. Good thing this is friday today and I’m going to the woods again to have some rest from the city hell. From the other news, I’ve bought Metal Gear Acid 2 for PSP and enjoying it alot. This game is turn based sci-fi tactics game. I’m new to the series and don’t know all the twists of the story but nevermind, this game is full of texts and turns me to the ‘what comes next?’ mode with the every finished mission. Also I liked the card system there, it adds alot of randomness to the process which is good and also I liked special cel shading look of the gfx there – very stylish. And the last thing I’d like to spot is the sound which is very well done for the PSP system. The other game I’m hooked by at the moment is Prey. I’m really impressed and love this game to the bits, I’ll write some thoughts on it later as I finish it.

UFO drones

Posted in Music on 23:42, July 5th, 2006

NUCcover.jpgBought this weirdness today. Nazi UFO Commander – “Strange Monasteries”. This is drones and radionoises plus some sinister looped whispers that hypnotize you. As you might have guessed the idea behind this album is about secret nazi UFO projects, underground bases and other weird conspiracy theory things. There’s alot of info for the each track on project’s site together with mp3 samples so you can familiarize with it if you’re interested.