Around ten years ago, I wandered into one of those charity op shops, where I found an Atari 2600 in its original box, with all the manuals and even some advertising pamphlets, plus four games also in their boxes. The whole thing cost me $10.
Today, deciding that I'm never going to play this thing again, due to Atari being seriously outdated, and the fact that I can't even hook it up to my new super awesome TV, I decided to take it to Gametraders to see what I'd get for it. They initially said between $30 and $80 depending on the condition, so when I went back to my car to grab it, they looked at it and decided it was worth $100 plus $20 for the games.
I seriously don't know how they're gonna sell it and turn a profit, but damn that's some good money.
Until I post, of course. Jeez. And clicking around the site, it's the only ad that does appear.
Alan Wake is a pretty tense game so far. Tense, but not scary. In fact, the only time the game gave me a fright was when I was in an abandoned cabin, watching a TV, and at the very edge of my view I could see out the open window, and some shadow figure walked by it. No attacks, no musical cue... just the fact that I was not alone. It was so subtle, and I could have missed it if my camera were pointing another way.
I don't mind the delay. It means that our team has potentially won, as long as the results are not posted. This is better than definitely losing, although not as good as definitely winning.
But for now, I'm happy not to know.
...I hate myself now.
I'm a bit surprised to find them here.
I wonder if she's real, and not just a cyber form created on the Internet to entice lonely geeks. She's not really that hot, so if she is a creation, it's a subtly clever one.
That should say ads, not posts. Damn it.
Writing reviews is hard. Today I've bounced between several unfinished reviews, trying to get into the stride with at least one of them, but I'm getting nowhere. Today alone I've written about Monkey Island 1 and 2's special editions... Star Ocean 4, Twilight Princess, Smash Bros. Brawl, Tales of Symphonia... ugh.
I think I was a 1 trick pony this year. FFXIII was a fluke. Wind Waker was an unfinished review I managed to finish just in time, and last week I dipped into my backlog out of desperation.
Why did I sign up for this? :P