About Me:

My name's Rob. I'm insane, but not in a criminal way. At least, not yet. Take the character of Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, make him older and chubbier...and you pretty much know all you need to know about me.

REVIEW #198 IS DONE!!!!!
December 20, 2007

For Destiny of an Emperor II. You can link to it from my blog page or the site's front page (at least for now).

Won't claim it to be one of my all-time bests, as I basically scratched it out while trying to get thoughts for my ABC review in order, but I had fun cruising through it and it's a short, easy read.

Two more to #200!!!!!

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Things are going to be getting AWESOME for you people!
December 19, 2007

Not only am I currently working on my ABC Review RIGHT NOW!!!!! But I also have plans for two more Overdrive Productions in the near future.

1. While going through my library of ROMs, I noticed Destiny of an Emperor 2 was still there. I'd gotten nearly through the game when I upgraded my computer and, therefore, my emulators. I completely upgraded to a different NES emulator, which mean my save data and freeze state for that game no longer were usable. Not feeling any desire to replay that entire game, I forgot about it completely. But now, I remember it and will have a review of it up in the near future.

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With a little over a week before the ABC deadline.....
December 14, 2007

I am WOEFULLY behind on my Lufia: Ruins of Lore progress! Chalk it up to me doing a lot of in-office work, finalizing what's been an ungodly long dissolution from my ex-wife (where she finally signed the fucking papers today after over a year!) and partying a lot with it being my birthday this week (Wednesday, for those of you wishing to send me belated gifts).

But never fear! I got a friend's birthday tomorrow, so we'll be partying all day then, but I will be using a good chunk o' next week to ensure that this is the year I finally win this tournament! Or stab Blu in the neck for being the "sudden-death" judge that awarded EmP the tiebreaker vote over me last year, preventing me from meeting my true destiny! Or, even better, do both!

I have a foolproof plan.

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Venter, is this YOUR GODDAMN idea for a SICK JOKE?????
December 03, 2007

So, there I am today, looking at some of these nifty new blog options and whatnot while waiting for the tech guys to come to my office to give me a spiffy new work computer (flat screen monitor, bitch!) and upgraded software.

And I notice on the "Top 8" blogs, one of them is from an unnamed "user" with a date of 1969 as their most recent blog entry.

Now, let's get something straight here. My ego is both extremely vast and extremely unstable. Personally I find it an insult that the morons constituting the general public apparently favor at least seven blogs over mine just because of piddly reasons like how other people review newer games or how other people update their blog far more regularly.

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How a review gets created: the anatomy of Wizardry -- Part 2
December 02, 2007

So, now I'd figured out my lead (read or re-read Part 1 if your itty-bitty head is confused right now), but after writing a handful of paragraphs, I had a problem.

Simply put, in looking for strong, attention-grabbing language, I'd painted myself into a corner. The direction my review was taking was that I'd talk about how the game is easier if you know that a large part of the maze, which includes the trickiest floors, doesn't have to be visited — followed by how I'd talk about all the little tricks and traps in the game that make it so it's never truly easy. But my language in those early paragraphs strongly hinted that the game's a piece of cake if you know where to go.

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How a review gets created: the anatomy of Wizardry -- Part 1
December 01, 2007

I figured I'd do something a bit different from all the posts about the guy who got fired from somewhere because of something and how all our lives have been diminished because of it. So, what we're all going to read now is a look at the creative process that goes behind the writing of an Overdrive Productions Review!

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My Forum's Better Than Zig's
November 14, 2007

I, Overdrive, am randomly discussing old-school RPGs on mine. And occasionally ripping on Zig's forum.

So if you like things I like, such as retro RPGs, making fun of other people and telling me I'm great, come on by to talk about Wizardry, NetHack or just to make fun of Zig and other people who think they're able to make cool forums. They aren't. I am.*

* only applies to people who think locking yourself in seclusion for most of your life to play games like Wizardry and NetHack is majorly important as far as coolness goes.

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