Friday 21 September 2007

The machine guns are roaring

Got a bit more Quake Wars in, though the single map available in the demo is beginning to pale slightly now. The (human) GDF attack, the (alien beastie) Strogg defend, and they've got a couple of places that, if the GDF don't quickly attack before defences can be set up, can be fortified into total killing grounds. I actually felt pretty bad, sitting the turret of a Desecrator hovertank, next to another Desecrator, with a couple of missile turrets, some artillery and radar pointing towards the hapless GDF, running towards us over open ground (or riding unarmed quad bikes, if they felt particularly daring). It was rather reminiscent of a futile World War I attack... Feeling suitably guilty, I switched sides for the next round, and... found myself rushing over open ground towards Desecrators and turrets, lobbing a couple of grenades before being cut down, which wasn't so hot either. A bit of variation will be nice with the full release.

I also have a new toy, a Logitech G15 keyboard (the one with the built in LCD screen). I'd been tempted for a while, but £70 is a bit much for a keyboard... Then Melmoth found a plugin for the Miranda instant messenger that lets you run games full screen, and display IMs on the keyboard's screen, and while generally browsing around I saw that Logitech are releasing a new version, which looks a bit... orange (the current version has a blue backlight), and you can get the current version for £50, which isn't quite so bad. So I popped one in the shopping basket at Dabs, and saw they're now offering evening delivery, between 5 and 9pm. Brilliant! Sorting out deliveries can be a bit of a hassle, but evening delivery would be perfect. Course, it turned up at 10am this morning. Ah well, a kindly neighbour took it in, so the blue glow of LEDs in the corner of the room is a bit brighter now...

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