GGF#48: Playing more games

[Gamer Girl Friday]

I have finally quit Evony (formally Civony) after spending ridiculous amounts of time on it. I mean, it was fun while it lasted and I have no regrets playing it, but the game is getting too irritating (unbalanced battle engine, frequent server crashes, whiny people in world chat, ridiculous price tags on cash items) so I’m off!

If you’re thinking of playing it, don’t.

It’s fun for a start, but it’s also annoying as heck and you’d really be better off investing that time on other games, in the long run.

I’m sorry to those who joined the game at my recommendation. *lol* Sorry!

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Table of Contents

  1. Preview: inFAMOUS
  2. Time Wasters by Swordplay
  3. Plantronics GameCom 777
  4. Results of last week’s contest
  5. Win inFAMOUS postcards and poster!!

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Preview: inFAMOUS

I’m really excited about this game. I had the opportunity to preview it at a media event a few days ago, so I made a video of the gameplay!

inFAMOUS is a sandbox-style multi-genre game. You play Cole McGrath, a bike messenger who unwittingly delivers a bomb that blows up Empire City. Miraculousy, you survive the blast and, even more miraculously, you gain the power to manipulate electricity.

inFAMOUS screenshot

The game is open-ended in the way of Grand Theft Auto. There are main missions that follow the plot, but you can deviate from them any time and do sub missions or just run around electrocuting people for fun.

The news gets out that you’re responsible for the destruction of the city, so people around you are wary or hostile. But you can increase your karma by healing people with your electrocuting powers (acting like a human defibrillator) or choosing morally-upright paths in missions.

Or you can just be a bad ass and destroy everything that gets in your way.

inFAMOUS screenshot

Karma affects the kind of skills you get. Good karma gives you more helpful skills such as healing. NPCs will also come to your aid during battles if you’re generally a good guy.

Bad karma gives you more destructive power but also makes everyone fear and hate you, so you become more vulnerable.

What’s great is that you don’t have to stick to a certain path for good. You can adjust your karma as you go along by just making decisions differently.

inFAMOUS screenshot

Cole is also quite the acrobat, so you’ll find that you can climb walls and leap between buildings. According to the devs, every object you see in the game that seems climbable will be climbable, which gives you a lot of freedom to explore the game any way you like.

inFAMOUS screenshot

There are also RPG elements. You gain experience points for killing, healing, doing stunts or performing missions. Points are used to upgrade your chosen skills or stats.

Apparently, there are 70 different skills you can have by the end of the game, all revolving around electricity.

inFAMOUS screenshot

Unfortunately for me, inFAMOUS is a PS3 exclusive title. I would love if it were on the Xbox 360 because I need more achievements for my Xbox!

By the way, for a limited time only, pre-order inFamous at any Sony Style or partner shops to receive a set of limited edition inFamous postcards.

inFAMOUS postcards

Or take part in this week’s Gamer Girl Friday contest! =)

inFAMOUS will be launched in Singapore around May 26, 2009.

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Time Wasters by Swordplay

Swordplay is my pesky li’l bro who spends all his time playing time-wasting games. To make him a little bit more useful, I’m sitting on him and making him recommend one fun and simple web-based game each week.

This week’s game: The Arrow of Time

The Arrow of Time

After centuries of peace and isolation, the Sky Fortress of the Whistle Knights has been found! It’s up to you to defend against the invading forces of mankind, with only your bow to help…

Buy and level up unique and devestating weapons, combine them in any way you like to create your own custom powers, deploy cunning defensive upgrades… the tactical possibilities are endless!

With an original and epic score from Evan Merz.

The first load takes a while (1-2 minutes) but it’s worth it. For a flash game, The Arrow of Time looks pretty polished with a beautiful soundtrack and pretty watercolour drawings. It’s also fun!

Using your mouse to draw your bowstring, with the freedom to dictate angle and strength, you shoot arrows at waves of enemies to protect your base. After each wave, you gain points with which you can upgrade your arrows and defences.

The Arrow of Time

Different arrow types give you different kinds of animation effects which are really cool to watch.

Really great game! Wish I had more time to play it! =)

Remember to buy/upgrade stuff after every wave. I forgot, and then met with a boss mob that was immune to the current arrows I had. LOL. That was my signal to stop playing and come back to working on GGF. =)

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Plantronics GameCom 777

The good people at Plantronics Singapore recently sent me the coveted GameCom 777, which is the world’s first surround sound gaming headset. What a gorgeous piece of work it is!

Plantronics GameCom777

Featuring Dolby Headphone technology, this headset is a great investment for MMO gamers for whom audio communication is required.

Comfort 7/10

Comfortable with good ventilation and cushioning, it doesn’t get warm or cause any uncomfortable pressure even after long hours of use. The only downside is that it’s pretty heavy (more than the average headset) and you will be able to feel the weight the moment you put it on.

Sound 8/10

Using only a single driver to create a 5.1 surround sound experience, the GameCom 777 seems to lose out to other headsets using multiple drivers, but it’s decent enough for you to hear all the background sound effects clearly. Game music and special effects sound great through this headset.

Vocals are crystal clear, although hearing someone speak in surround sound is a little weird, sort of like having voices talk in your head. But that’s a matter of preference and can be fixed simply by turning off the Dolby processor when talking.

The bass is pretty nice. Just don’t expect to get the kind of boom you would get if you had a 12″ sub woofer behind you.

Mic 9/10

The mic picks up sound pretty well, too, even when you keep it hidden in the strap. Speaking of which, the mic can be discreetly folded into the strap, which means that if you didn’t know beforehand, you probably won’t know where to find it. I guess that adds to the headset’s sleek design.

It is also a convenient factor, adding to the comfort level, because sometimes you just don’t want something dangling there. Also, you can’t lose your mic, unlike some headsets that use detachable ones.

Durability and Usability 9/10

I haven’t used it long enough to accurately judge its durability, but it feels firm and durable. Because the GameCom 777 comes with an in-built sound card, you could actually use this in lieu of the normal sound card and speaker setup. Simply plug it into a USB port and you’re good to go!

I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t have a sound card in their system, but if you don’t have one, this headset is an excellent alternative.

The GameCom 777 is available at The Software Boutique, Tec Drome, E2Max, Game Haven, IAHGames Cafe and Comics Connection. It might be sold out now, but a new shipment should be arriving early next month.

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Results of last week’s contest

Wow, it’s V Power this week!

Mr Randomiser gets flirtatious and wheels out two ladies with V names! Sorry, dudes!

Veronica and Val win a Monopoly Deal Shuffle Shaker each!

Monopoly Deal Shuffle Shaker

Congratulations, ladies! Please e-mail me to arrange for the collection of your prizes. Thank you!

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Win inFAMOUS postcards and poster!!

I have two sets of inFAMOUS postcards and one inFAMOUS poster (small one – 42cm x 29.7) to give away this week!

I love the postcards with the grungy artwork. They’re truly masterpieces!

inFAMOUS postcards

(Just a heads-up. The actual colours in the postcards are a lot duller and darker than what appears on the photo, making them look more grungy.)

I would keep a set for myself but then I have no idea what to do with them. So, it’s off to you guys!

The poster looks like those you’d see at gaming shop entrances but, what the heck, I’m sure someone out there likes to collect such stuff.

So… up for grabs!

inFAMOUS poster

Please post a comment here indicating whether you’d like the postcards or poster. You can ask for both. I’ll do two different draws for each item.

Closing date is May 28, 2009, 11:50 pm.

Winner of poster will need to self-collect at a central location.

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

I’ll be playing X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I’m getting to like the game more and more as I advance. I am actually bothering to learn all the endless special combos, something totally unlike my playing style cos I usually hate memorising combos. But Wolverine is FUN!

The graphics is a little slipshod, but the gameplay more than makes up for it. And the combo animations are really quite awe-inspiring. Getting through challenges and killing enemies is so satisfying that I’m smiling like an idiot while playing the game. When I’m not screaming in shock at ambushes, that is.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Playing the game is like watching extra scenes of the movie because there are different plot twists in the game, and you learn facts about Wolverine and background info about the story that you never see in the movie. I LIKE!

I’m so in love with Wolverine that I just ordered the X-Men trilogy on Blu-ray from Amazon, even though I already have X-Men 2.5 on DVD.

Insane!

[Gamer Girl Friday]

GGF#46: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

[Gamer Girl Friday]

As I mentioned yesterday, I had some trouble uploading videos to YouTube this round. I had to re-upload two videos in total, which is a big deal when you consider that each upload takes around four hours, give or take.

And I love that I’m writing for my blog instead of a magazine because, like, you can’t complain about trivial stuff in a magazine.

But people kind of like it when you complain in a blog. I noticed that I get more readers and comments for my ranting blog entries.

You people are just weird, aren’t you?

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Table of Contents

  1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine video gameplay
  2. Time Wasters by Swordplay
  3. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
  4. Terminator Salvation game trailers
  5. Geek garage sale!
  6. Results of last week’s contest
  7. Win an X-Men Origins: Wolverine poster!!

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine video gameplay

The game of the week is X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which released yesterday, for PC and Xbox 360.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I’m rather pleased with it. It’s an action RPG not unlike Ninja Gaiden II, but it’s Wolverine! It’s Hugh Jackman! Superhuman regeneration!

Here, I made a video of the gameplay.

It might be hard to tell from the video, but the cinematics are awe-inspiring (although we really shouldn’t expect any less from action games these days). The gameplay is also fun and furious. I love how cut-scenes and gameplay merge seamlessly to give players a cinematically immersive experience.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

The autosave points are frequent enough so you won’t have to tell your girlfriend/wife to give you 30 more minutes to finish up (but of course she doesn’t understand so she’s yelling at you to come to bed right now) and you have no choice but to quit the game with the knowledge that you’d have to replay the stage again later because you don’t want to get ear hell now.

Mini missions guide you along the way to completing main missions, which keeps everything fresh and interesting.

The only downside for me so far is that the game tips for new actions/combos/skills sometimes flash away too quickly, before you’ve even had a chance to read a word because you’re too busy trying to save your own ass.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

For example, if you watch my video, I had been mystified by spikes in the ground which I knew I could interact with but couldn’t figure out how.

It was only when I was editing the video and watching my gameplay in freeze frame that I saw the damn game tip telling me how to use the spikes. I never saw it when I playing the game.

But that doesn’t happen all the time, so it’s still within tolerance level.

Well, watch the video for more good stuff. Overall, I’d highly recommend the game.

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Time Wasters by Swordplay

Swordplay is my pesky li’l bro who spends all his time playing time-wasting games. To make him a little bit more useful, I’m sitting on him and making him recommend one fun and simple web-based game each week.

Today’s Recommendation: Peasant’s Quest

Peasant's Quest

This is a super old-school TEXT INPUT game. It means you interact with the game by typing text commands.

Peasant's Quest

I don’t know what Swordplay is doing playing games like that.

I used to love games like this when I was a kid. But now, my brains will start a mutiny if I attempt to play such a game. It’s annoying when you can’t think of what command could advance the game because it could be ANY command in the world. It could be “lick toe” or “sing barney song” for all you know.

Still, this game doesn’t look half as bad because it’s part graphical and you move around using arrow keys.

Peasant's Quest

It certainly brings back memories. Especially that annoying 8-bit music that clangs noisily when you first load up the game. The moment I heard it I was, like, OMG turn it off.

But it is quite funny all the same, by virtue of it being so old-school you’d feel embarrassed playing it in a public space.

And I like the tone of fun and humour in the game.

Peasant's Quest

If you try it, let me know if you like it!

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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

The Sacred series has quite a following, although it’s not really everyone’s cup of tea. It’s basically fun if you like killing and looting sprees, Diablo-style.

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

It’s been out for the PC for a while already, but it will be releasing for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on May 15.

Here’s an old trailer, which I’m showing because I love the song in it. Haha. It’s written and performed by metal band Blind Guardian specially for the game. The band even has cameo appearances in the game.

What’s good about the game

  • Huge variety of fun quests
  • Interesting variety of mobs
  • Great audio (music and sound effects)
  • Quirky sense of humour
  • Beautiful cartoony graphics
  • Variety of multiplayer modes (up to 16 players)

What’s not good about the game

  • Poor plot
  • World too massive with clumsy transport system
  • Bugs present

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Terminator Salvation game trailers

This is the month of blockbuster movie games! Terminator Salvation the game comes to us before the movie, so we can get into John Connor’s skin before we watch the real thing.

Here’s a game trailer. (I have another better one but it wouldn’t upload properly after two tries, so I finally gave up on it.)

Terminator Salvation releases May 19 for the PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and, can you believe it, iPhone.

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Geek garage sale!

A storeroom raid at the Playworks office recently turned up chests full of loot which has been sitting around being of no use to anyone.

If you’d like to buy any of the geek toys listed below, just turn up on Monday to bargain your way to a good deal!

Playworks Garage Sale
1 Stamford Road, #02-04
Capitol Building
Singapore 178884

Date: Monday 4th May
Time: 11 am to 7 pm

Playworks Garage Sale

Note: There are more items on sale than shown in the picture above because the lazy buggers didn’t take photos of everything.

Here’s also a not-very-complete list of stuff on sale:

Assortment of Xbox 360 games
Assortment of PSP games
Assortment of PC games
Assorted software (Anti-virus, backup, utlities, etc…)
Speed pad (Hard plastic mouse pads)
Orange box mouse mats
Everglide mouse mats (Big and small)
Everglide mice
Microsoft mice
Microsoft keyboards
GXL Rings (3 sizes)
Plantronics headsets with mic (USB or Audio jack)
Mini speakers
2.1 speakers
Assorted bags, cases, pouches
Wireless Multi-Function Routers
DLink ADSL Eternet Routers
Assorted Loreal beauty products (wtf?)
Knick knacks paddywack give a dog a bone

Check here for updates.

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Results of last week’s contest

Today, Mr Randomiser smiles upon the number 9.

Ah, Mr Randomiser, but who is number 9?

We would all like to know, because number 9 just won himself/herself… THIS!

Saitek optical wireless mouse

Well, lemme give you a clue.

The winner is… someone who is orange with black stripes and growls and sometimes eats people.

LOLOLOL.

Must be your birthday luck shining on you, whaddya know?

Will the winner, and you better know who you are, please e-mail me? Thank you.

Oh, and congratulations!

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Win an X-Men Origins: Wolverine poster!!

I know some people like collecting posters, so I’m giving one away this week!

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

This poster measures about 16.5″ x 23.5″. And it’s also a little bit dented from being knocked about when it was rolled up. Hope you don’t mind. It looks pretty decent if you don’t scrutinise it close up.

Okay, if anyone wants it, just drop a comment before next Friday. You know the drill!

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In closing…

Just had a thought that today’s a nice day for this song.

Happy long weekend!

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GGF#45: The Goonfather’s dream gaming PC

[Gamer Girl Friday]

Today’s GGF headline has been usurped by the Goonfather because he insisted on announcing his new ultimate gaming machine.

And then, while I was putting the article together, he told me I can’t call it “ultimate” because it’s not, ultimately, ultimate.

Instead, he wants it to be called “The gamer’s choice, for gamers by gamers”. His exact words.

I told him I can’t call it that because it doesn’t say anything. It could mean a game or a peripheral. Or a t-shirt.

He ignored me and walked away from his MSN, presumably for tea break.

DUH.

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Table of Contents

  1. The Goonfather’s dream gaming PC
  2. Time Wasters by Swordplay
  3. Babes at New Era Games Day
  4. Velvet Assasin
  5. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  6. Xbox Achievement Contest
  7. Results of last week’s contest
  8. Win a Saitek mini optical wireless mouse!!

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The Goonfather’s dream gaming PC

Just last weekend, the Goonfather put together an affordable dream gaming machine, with the intention of renewing his EverQuest II account and then going to The Poet’s Palace for a raid with max graphics.

After spending just under $3,000 and taking two nights to set everything up nicely, he suddenly felt a little stingy and didn’t want to pay $22 for an EQ2 subscription.

So he ended up playing Civony and Travian, both web browser games, on his almost-ultimate dream gaming machine.

The Goonfather's PC

His purchases before unboxing:

The Goonfather's PC

The shoping list:

  • i7 920 2.66ghz on Asus P6T Deluxe V2
  • OCZ 6GB DDR3 1600Mhz Plat
  • Palit GTX285 2GB
  • 3 X 500GB WD Black Caviar @ Raid 5
  • Asus 22X DVD-RW
  • Cooler Master Real Power 450watts
  • Cooler Master CM690 Casing
  • Microsoft Windows Vista64 Home
  • Microsoft X6 Sidewinder keyboard
  • Razer DeathAdder mouse

The sidewinder keyboard is really, cool, with a red backlight. And it has two detachable sides so you can make it into a compact keyboard for very small tables.

The Goonfather's PC

The Goonfather doesn’t have a computer monitor, so he hooks his PC up on our 42″ Full-HD TV.

The Goonfather's PC

Which means that when I’m doing my Xbox LIVE duty, he can’t use his computer! Hahaha!

The CPU casing:

The Goonfather's PC

Once done with that, he spent the next two nights overclocking and running 3DMARK tests.

For those who understand (I don’t), here are the scores.

Benchmark score based on stock settings:

The Goonfather's PC
Click to view details

CPU overclocked to 4.0Ghz:

The Goonfather's PC
Click to view details

Benchmark score on 4.0Ghz overclock:

The Goonfather's PC
Click to view details

Yeah, very impressive and all.

Next!

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Time Wasters by Swordplay

Swordplay is my pesky li’l bro who spends all his time playing time-wasting games. To make him a little bit more useful, I’m sitting on him and making him recommend one fun and simple web-based game each week.

Today’s recommendation: Hero’s Arms

Hero's Arms

Apparently, it’s so fun that Swordplay stayed up for two whole nights to complete the game, something I rarely hear him do.

I could only afford two minutes to check this game out, and I think it shows some promise. At the very least, it has a sense of humour.

Hero's Arms

Hero's Arms

Hero's Arms

I suppose you can see for yourself that it’s an RPG, killing monsters, questing, finding treasure, that kind of thing. It looks pretty primitive, but who can claim that primitive games can’t be good?

Why not try it out and tell me if you like it?

You can press Space any time during the game to save and quit, so that should help people who don’t want to be crazy like Swordplay and stay up all night playing.

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Babes at New Era Games Day

I know you people. Photos of babes at a gaming event will interest you a lot more than the games at the actual event itself.

So, here are photos to bring a weekend smile to your face! These photos were taken at the New Era Games Day, a quarterly event to showcase upcoming games in the next few months.

Babes

Babes

At the end of the games presentation, these cuties helped to conduct a quiz for the attendees to win prizes. Here are individual shots of them!

Babes

Babes

Babes

Babes

Babes

Babes

Babes

Babes

Babes

The reason I only have one solo photo of the New Era girl is because she was asking the question for the grand prize and I wanted to answer it.

I won a set of Saitek 2.1 speakers!

Babes

Nobody told us that we had funny lights on our faces. O_o

And I’m not short, okay. I just wasn’t wearing high heels! Haha. And the New Era girl is exceptionally tall, I guess.

Babes

By the way, after the quiz, there was a lucky draw for three prizes. I won one of them, can you believe it? In fact, I won the lucky draw prize right after I won my quiz prize. LOL.

Babes

My lucky draw prize was a Thrustmaster Rumble Force game pad.

Cooool!

I had to take a cab home, with all this extra weight, especially since I was already carrying “gold bars” in my bag (my netbook, etc).

I used the speakers box as a table for my netbook in the cab. Haha!

Babes

Traffic was really slow, so I decided to play some Civony in the cab.

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Velvet Assasin

Velvet Assasin looks kind of cool. If I get it free I’d play it.

Velvet Assasin

Haha. Well, it’s a stealth action game and I’m not really good at such games, so I wouldn’t spend money on something I’m not good at. (Unless I had some kind of reason to go into training.)

Releasing on May 8, 2009 for the Xbox 360 and PC, the game follows the adventures of Violette Summer, a beautiful female spy sent to infiltrate Nazi camps during World War II.

Velvet Assasin

The game’s protagonist is based on an actual WW2 British secret agent by the name of Violette Szabo.

Here’s a trailer!

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I’m a huge Wolverine fan!

Or maybe I’m just a Hugh Jackman fan. I really don’t know. Either way, I like Wolverine because of Hugh Jackman and I like Hugh Jackman because of Wolverine. I just can’t quite figure out which came first.

Anyway, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the game, will be released on May 1, 2009 on basically all the platforms there are, including the Nintendo DS. How cool is that?!

See trailer!

It’s so so so so awesome. I want this game. But then, where am I going to find the time to play it?

Maybe I’ll go watch the movie first.

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Xbox Achievement Contest

Just wanted to highlight the fact that I’m running a contest at my Xbox blog. It’s going to end soon, but there’s still time to participate!

You need to play one or more of four games to earn achievement points by the end of Saturday. Be one of the top five scorers to win Microsoft points or movie tickets!

Xbox Achievement Contest

Application is free, so just enter lah. You never know! ;)

This contest is to prepare gamers for the XXZ League, which is starting this weekend. Sign ups are still possible.

Details here.

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Results of last week’s contest

Yoiyoiyoiyoiyoi!

What a lucky boy Yoi is!

Mr Randomiser picked Yoi to win the FIFA Online 2 Kickoff Pack!

FIFA Online 2 Kickoff Pack

Congratulations, Yoi!

Gimme some time and I’ll kick the prize to you. Cross your fingers and hope that my aim is good! Yah?

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Win a Saitek mini optical wireless mouse!!

I received this as a door gift at the New Era Games Day event.

Saitek optical wireless mouse

Now I’m giving it away!

To win this, you must buy me dinner!

No, I’m just kidding.

You just need to post a comment, okay? But in your comment, you need to answer the following questions:

  1. What gaming platforms do you play? Name all.
  2. What are your favourite game genres? Name up to 3.
  3. Name one weird thing about you.
  4. What annoys you the most?

You won’t be judged on your answers. It’s just for my own amusement. Entries will be randomised to pick a winner, as usual.

Closing date: April 30, 2009, 11:59 pm (Singapore time).

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Whee! It’s dinner time! And I’m going to post this issue without proofreading just this time because I WANT TO EAT! (Proofreading and corrections usually take me upwards of an hour.)

So, I’ll do that later. If I have time.

If you find mistakes in this issue, you may eat them for dinner.

KTHXBYE.

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