Evening Reading

I'm on a real late-90s PC gaming kick lately. Revisited Dungeon Keeper 2 last night, and what a great decision--though, as usual, it took some jiggering to get it working on Windows 7. After a little over an hour of graphical corruption issues and crashing, I noticed the discreet "3dfx" logo at the bottom of the menu screen. Where's a Voodoo 2 when you need one?

After disabling hardware acceleration/Glide, it's now running acceptably in Windows 2000 compat mode, and what a game. Even the basic tunneling/Imp mechanics are endless satisfying to me. I'll have to load up DOSBox and give the original a spin later tonight.

The reading material:

From The Chatty
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    June 26, 2009 4:55 PM

    Mark Jacobs has left Mythic after 15 years...EA edged him out it seems.

    http://onlinegamesareanichemarket.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/all-things-must-come-to-an-end/

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      June 26, 2009 5:01 PM

      Writing a long post is sour grapes, resentment and regrets. Put the water under the bridge, write a sentence, and move on.

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        June 26, 2009 5:10 PM

        You obviously didn't read it.

        "However, if you are looking or expecting me to damn EA or anyone there, you will be sorely disappointed."

        He was mainly thanking people.

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          June 26, 2009 5:14 PM

          I read it, so your obviometer is broken. Nobody that makes their way needs to be long-winded in departure. You're either wanted or you're not.

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            June 26, 2009 5:16 PM

            what the hell did you even read?

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              June 26, 2009 5:18 PM

              The bigger question is why he bothered to read it since apparently he hates people and their accomplishments.

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              June 26, 2009 5:19 PM

              suits leaving a bought-out company is not news.

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                June 26, 2009 5:19 PM

                it's a fucking blog

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                  June 26, 2009 5:24 PM

                  seriously WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR MALFUNCTION

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                    June 26, 2009 5:29 PM

                    i weep for narcissistic executroids

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                      June 26, 2009 7:34 PM

                      ALERT THE FUCKING INTERNET YAKZ WEEPS FOR PEOPLE REFLECTING ON THE PAST

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                June 26, 2009 5:31 PM

                Now I get it. You're one of those!

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            June 26, 2009 5:17 PM

            What is wrong with thanking people publicly? Saying his blog entry is sour grapes or resentment is silly. Nothing in that post reads like a man filled with bitterness or regrets.

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              June 26, 2009 5:20 PM

              You don't need paragraphs to say, "It was fun. Props to a for a reasons, b for b reasons, c for c reasons"

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                June 26, 2009 5:32 PM

                You would be an excellent editor. lol.

                "This section is over our word count... I recommend we cut the whole thing and just put the letter a in. OMG it fits. "

                Why don't you fill in your a, b and c and see how long it comes out to? Better yet, spend 15 years doing something and fill in your a, b and c then. If you don't have more then 3 people to thank, you did it wrong.

                It's a blog, not twitter.

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                June 26, 2009 5:32 PM

                It's less than a page long, dude. Some people like to express their thoughts.

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                  June 26, 2009 5:43 PM

                  How dare he take almost an entire page to sum up a 15 year experience.

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                June 26, 2009 7:24 PM

                Did a paragraph rape your mother?

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                June 26, 2009 7:32 PM

                The guy's reflecting ON HIS OWN BLOG about the end of something he spent 15 years of his life working to create and manage. The fact that you're taking issue with this shows more about your character than his.

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                June 26, 2009 7:44 PM

                It's a conspiracy!!!

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                June 26, 2009 7:52 PM

                How dare he post on his own blog!!!!!!!!!!

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      June 26, 2009 5:02 PM

      Well maybe if he had just focused on games more than clothes!
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Jacobs/

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      June 26, 2009 5:44 PM

      I was kind of hoping that the new reformed EA would stop screwing over people at the game studios it bought.

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        June 26, 2009 5:46 PM

        Although it probably didn't make much sense business wise to keep him aboard if it didn't fit with their plans. Too bad they couldn't keep him on somehow if he was able to keep the company going for 15 years.