Beat this
Posted on December 15th, 2010
So...

I'm doing a lot better than yesterday in the brains department, so I worked on doing what didn't get done yesterday. Much progress was made on the site overhaul.

After lunch the new Steam contest objectives came in. Three of the games involved were games I've been wanting (although I'd yet to add them to the wishlist), so I picked up all three for $20.

So I set about attempting to earn the new objectives this evening. One of the objectives is to earn 3.8 million points in Beat Hazard. Turns out, I'm lucky to score 400k. I know people were asking Valve to make the objectives harder, but daymn.

Neither of the other two games will run with a frame rate over 5 on this machine. This means that not only can I not complete the objectives, I cannot enjoy them on their own later. Unfortunately, I cannot get a refund for them either. On the plus side, they're still mine, so if I get a new computer in the future it should handle them.

In other gaming news, I spotted something nice. Several independent games have teamed up for charity. It's called the humble bundle. You pay what you want and get five big-name indie games. The money gets split how you decide, but there's two charities on the list as well as the developers and the humble bundle staff.

I haven't been delving much into Christmas music this year. So let's get back in the habit of that for a bit. Here's today's link of the day: Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel
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