By all rights Tony Hawk Underground 2 should be crap. It’s the sixth Tony Hawk skating game from Neversoft. It should be an unoriginal attempt to get a licensed product on the shelves for Christmas. But it’s not. This time you’re a noob skater following Tony and Bam on the World Destruction Tour, an illegal stake/prank contest. It basically plays like Jackass: The Video Game with more a skate bias. They also added a classic mode that lets you play all the levels in the old THPS3 style. The sound track is up to the usual standards (Holy Calamity, the hip hop track from the tank rampage in Buffalo Soldiers, is current my fav). Neversoft must have sold their souls in order to pull off a sixth game and not fall into the pattern of tired annual re-treads (insert your own list of EA titles as examples here).
I’m not saying there’s been a lot of inbreeding around Egremont, but they do have a competition to see who’s ugliest.
USB Flash drives are great, but generally not that decorative. Enter the faux food pen drive.
I’ve been neglecting Cycling on the Pavement, so I’m going to try and make it up by publishing two, maybe three, pieces of linked fast fiction this week. I’m experimenting with a style and a premise that I may extend into a longer story, or series of short stories. We’ll see.
“I’m not interested in the sterile, rigid objects that modern designers and engineers are creating,” said Every. “In the past, engineers were artists. They made beautiful, elaborate objects that had many purely decorative components. Maybe they’d use interesting rivets, or cut the shape of a support in an elegant, interesting way.
“When I was working in industrial wrecking, it just killed me that people wanted to have these beautiful things melted down just for the monetary value of the metal. So, I started saving things, and in about 20 years I saved thousands of tons of stuff. I sorted it by size, shape and material, and stashed it in several sites around southern Wisconsin.”
When I grow up, I want to be Dr Evermor.
If MontaVista Software gets its way, we could be seeing Linux in mobile phones, competing with Symbian and Windows Mobile for “mid-range featurephones”.
Chernobyl has taken on a second life as a tourist destination.
At weekends the mild mannered Liberty hotel in Leicestershire becomes Liberation- high class swingers hangout.
New Deputised Experts.
This and the previous page were the first to be lettered using Illustrator. It’s definitely a better way to go about it than Photoshop, especially when it comes to forming the balloons.
Greggs is to stop making and selling Eccles cakes. But never fear, because Lancashire Eccles Cakes- just across the road from the Apollo- is still doing a roaring trade.
Damn, now I want one.