SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

Living in Sin, Pt. 7

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Aug 27, 2007

Primed

Metroid Prime 3 finally arrives this week! Was there any 2007 title that I was more excited about than this one? No there was not.

However, Bioshock did place a very close second. Unfortunately, I am having a heck of a time getting the demo to work on my computer, and that in turn is not exactly encouraging me to rush out and buy the full version. The demo itself looks lovely and runs incredibly smooth, but every time I've played it has randomly crashed -- always in a completely different area of the game, and always after only a few minutes of playtime.

I've got a system well above the minimum requirements, I've got the latest beta Nvidia drivers and all the appropriate Direct X updates, and I've got absolutely nothing else running in the background. I can't for the life of me figure out where I'm going wrong -- and I sure wish I could, because as incredible as the first five minutes of the demo are, I am sure getting sick of playing them over and over.

Has anyone else out there had this problem? (And, more importantly, found a way to fix it?) Because I'd really like to take a crack at the full version.

(Right after I finish Prime 3.)

Sam "I <3 Samus" Logan


Aug 24, 2007

Ding!

I have a working computer once again, and all it took was money. Magic!

Anime Evolution was an absolute blast for me and Claire, and possibly the best con I've been to all year! Highlights include:

* Seeing a truly astonishing number of Sam and Fuzzy readers, who rewarded my rambling and scribbles with civility, monetary compensation, and in one particular case, baked goods. Awesome.

* Hanging out repeatedly (perhaps even excessively) with cartooning friends new and old: Scott (VG Cats), Dave (Snafu Comics), JJ (Filibuster), and Angela (Wasted Talent).

* Introducing Scott to the veritable ocean of obscure Japanese Nintendo merchandise contained in Vancouver's Crystal Mall.

* Watching an insanely accurate Phoenix Wright cosplay skit.

And, of course...

* Successfully avoiding Uwe Boll for the entire duration of the convention.

It was a great time, and the folks who run the con treated us spectacularly the whole way through. Ten thumbs up!

Sam Logan


Aug 22, 2007

Borked

I am back from Anime Evolution! Unfortunately, while I was busy having a good time, my computer was busy breaking inside. Now it looks like I'm going to have to shell out for a new power supply, a new motherboard, or both, before I can have a working machine again.

I've hogged Claire's computer for long enough just getting today's comic ready, so I guess I'll keep this update brief! My full con report will arrive as soon as I am done partying in the exciting world of expense that is computer repair.

Sam Logan