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Gaming Holiday: Day 3

I gave PC gaming a break on Wednesday, after having beaten Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend on Tuesday night. [1] Unfortunately, Lara’s enemies weren’t the only impediment to my success.

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  1. It was pretty good, but I’m not sure whether to recommend it. It was definitely worth playing in my case, since it’s included in GameTap, and I like Tomb Raider and related Parkour simulators. I still liked Anniversary better, but this one at least had more to do with relics and ruins than cargo ships and cities. The tie-ins with a well-known legend were a plus. At times, I felt the same “discovery-of-the-strange-among-the-familiar” as when I saw National Treasure or read The Da Vinci Code. (Obligatory DVC disclaimer: good novel. Ranks right up there with Harry Potter as a work of entertainment. Also ranks with Harry Potter as a work of biblical scholarship. Please read responsibly.) []

Gaming Holiday: Day 2

One of the goals of this Gaming Holiday is to stay up and sleep in as ludicrously long as I like. Last night, though, K came into The Gaming Chamber at 11:00 and exerted Tired Waves at me until I became sleepy as well. Curses! I still managed to play some Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee before falling asleep, though.

Then, this morning, I was dreaming about work,[1] and found it made more sense to just wake up than to stay there.

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  1. We had acquired yet another giant color multifunction printer/copier/scanner/fax, and my boss was disappointed that I didn’t have the Mac OS X drivers available on the network yet, and I couldn’t find the CD, and Canon wanted to charge $0.89 per download via credit card. Some nights, I have interesting dreams; other nights, I’m just doing tech support. []