Monday, 8 July 2013

I am not the Neuromancer!

I've been busy. My brain has been operating on a different level than I am generally used to, and as a result my productivity has been low. I've played some games, which can be a kind of time hole, but isn't always negative.

My adventures in the cyberpunk were interrupted. There were issues with the EPOC, which were initially based on 'it's not an EPOC', but later based on other things, like a table leg. I kid you not. My table leg is made of metal, and it is near the wireless dongle for the EPOC headset. This was a problem that a $4 2m USB extension cord from my local MSY has rendered resolved, but I did have to roam the forums for awhile before discovering that this might be a problem. I also downloaded the wrong software, which had nothing to do with the version of the headset, and everything to do with not trawling the forums to double check that the software did what one might argue was a reasonable assumption that it would do. In this case, that reasonable assumption being that it would receive signals form the hardware.

It is working now and I can play with it. Which is great. I'm not really sure where I am at with it, and I don't know what I really mean by that. It's there and it's working, but I've been really tired. This hasn't stopped me from playing with it, but it has stopped me from really get as much out of it as I had planned. I am planning on being more focussed this week, so we'll see how that go.


I got excited about the Steam release of System Shock 2, and got straight into praising its little boots off. I did include a disclaimer that included words to the effect that it had dated horribly in the graphics department. I've sunk about 10 recent hours of my life into it, which has led me to the opinion that 'it looks fine'. If survival horror is your thing, then this is probably going to be one of the best games you ever play.

The EPOC is an EEG which was 'the other one' that I mentioned earlier.

Microsoft displayed some alarming gymnastic ability, when the whole X-bone thing backflipped wildly after E3. Whatever is happening with it is different to previously stated. I got into it not once, not twice, but thrice. In the end I don't really care about the X-bone. I was startled by whatever was in the water over at Microsoft headquarters, but I am not interested in the commentating the next generation of The Console Wars. I've seen a few, and I get enough poorly informed factional nonsense in Australian politics.

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