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Gears of War for Windows

The other day I was in Best Buy getting some Nintendo DS Lite games for the kids.  The Windows version of Gears of War was on sale for $30 so I got it.  I always get last year’s games. After the nightmare known as Halo 2 for Windows I was worried that the game would […]

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Finished Valve’s Portal and the Cake is a Lie

Remember when the platform was sliding into the fire pit and I said ‘Goodbye’ and you were like ‘NO WAY!’ and then I was all ‘We pretended we were going to murder you’? That was great! I usually don’t play current games on my PC so I just got and completed Valve’s Portal. It’s a […]

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Crysis for Christmas

One of my Christmas gifts was the PC video game Crysis. Ah yes, holiday cheer, therapeutic beating the bad guys… life is good 🙂 . The installation was weird. It was as if my DVD drive had problems reading the DVD. After the game installed I checked for updates and was directed to this URL: […]

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Back to Max Payne 2

I saw a commercial for Kane and Lynch: Dead Men and I had to get out my copy of “Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne” and install it. This game came out in 2003 and I still like playing it. It’s like Humphrey Bogart directed by John Woo. Very cool. I’ve only just […]

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two

I’ve bought Half-Life games since they first came out so naturally I had to buy Episode 2. I’m about half way through in only a couple of hours. The play is okay and unlike Microsoft games (Halo 2 is still dead on Vista; what a waste) it works very well with my Vista 64 system. […]

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Ad supported games?

I had purchased Far Cry a couple of years ago. It was a cool game (although later levels were just nuts). I wanted to install it but could not find the disk. Now there is an advertisement supported version which I downloaded from FilePlanet and installed. Here is what the menu screen looks like with […]

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Completed Halo 2 on Vista

That was anticlimactic. My saved games came back and I was farther along than I thought. After a couple of “boss” battles I completed the game. I actually had to check the Wikipedia page to see if there was something I missed. It was definitely an “okay” game but nothing to get excited about. After […]

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Halo 2 on Vista fix?

This morning tried Halo 2.  All my accomplishments attached to my Live account got wiped out.  I have to start from scratch.  That might fix it; the problem was definitely with my online account.

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Halo 2 on Vista problems (continued)

Still having problems with Halo 2 despite removing the game and re-installing. This is no longer funny; the problem seems to be the data on my live account.

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Halo 2 on Vista problems

My installation of Halo 2 on Vista is not working. I get to the part where the Arbiter gets pushed off the ledge when Keyes gets captured and he loses the icon. The game complains about needing the DVD, I insert it and I have to repeat the whole level. Twice. I’m taking a break […]