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07 April 2004 @ 06:45 pm
In happier news...  
...I finally got around to ordering a copy of the original Silent Hill. Last time I tried to play it, I got to the end of the alternate school and put it down, but I wanted to buy it anyway because it's nice to have around, and I think that my experience with SH3 might have given me more of a tolerance for scary crap. While I was at it, I grabbed Sanitarium, an adventure/puzzle game that is supposed to be freaky as all hell. I don't think it runs well under WineX (at least, last i heard, it didn't), but I can always jump on our awesome new laptop for that purpose.

And I am going to send away for a pair of Cobalt Flux dance pads. Our pad works, but it's not really sensitive enough for me to do well on (ogres are another story)*, and CF quality is legendary. If you're wondering where the money for all this came from, let's just say that the tax fairy was very good to us this year. ^_^

* The pad isn't sensitive enough. Not the ogre (in case you don't know, I'm referring to Rando here). Ogres are, well, ogrish, so the pad registers steps pretty well for them. I didn't realize how awfully raunchy that looked until after I submitted the entry, but it amuses me enough that I'm not going to edit it out. =P
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: Asia - Heat of the Moment
sinistarfithsinistarfith on April 7th, 2004 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'm torn on my Flux right now. This is going to sound odd, but my enjoyment of the Flux is directly related to how high the DDR display is positioned.

In two environments now, I've played DDR where the display was higher than eye level, forcing me to look up. Now, the thing with the Flux is that the whole surface is level - aside from some small gaps between panels, there's no way to really orient yourself. When you're playing using a display at or below eye level, you can see the Flux in your peripheral vision, allowing you to keep yourself oriented on the pad at all times. With the display higher than eye level, you don't get the benefit of the periphery, which, at least in my case, means you end up all askew on the pad. Sometimes, I end up stepping off it altogether.

So, for situations in which I can't see the pad, I'm considering purchasing an Ignition as a backup. But when I can see the edge of the pad, the Flux is a dream come true.

Assuming one dreams of dance pads.
yuda on April 7th, 2004 09:16 pm (UTC)
Remember that time we went out on Roadsign Relocation (I believe it was the evening of Cocolamus and Maze) and we kept driving through deep woods and cemetaries in the dark and fog, and the radio was phasing in and out to static?

That kicked ass.