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Monday, April 5th, 2004
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Not much to write about these days. I'm doing okay at school. At least possibly until today, since I just got Ikaruga. It's so awesome that I had to commandeer Colin's gamecube. Vertical mode!

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This is exactly the type of game I like to play.

I sent an email to the local honda dealer about the mirror glass, and whether it also includes the mirror holder, but haven't heard anything back. I feel pretty confident about today's finance exam (time value of money, bonds, stock valuation...) I have lots more work for school. I guess I'd better get on that.
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[User Picture]From: stargazer
2004-04-05 06:45 pm (UTC)
Ikaruga, mwahahahaha. weirdo513 has that game, and I've really been wanting to play it these days, so I wish I was living with him already. :P Last time I was there, I wasn't satisfied with myself until (a) I managed to blast my way through the whole thing, (b) I managed to make it to level 3 without using a continue, and (c) I had all the top scores. It really is impressive. Your grades really are that screwed. :)
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-04-05 10:25 pm (UTC)
Heh heh. It's really addictive.

I don't think I can get through to level 3 without using a continue. Damn you, level 2 boss!
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-04-05 10:26 pm (UTC)
Advantages of an LCD screen :D

I'm stuck in the beginning of level 3 and calling it a night.
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[User Picture]From: basalt
2004-04-05 10:35 pm (UTC)
that is AWESOME
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-04-05 10:43 pm (UTC)
Beats having black bars on the side, anyway :)
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-04-05 10:57 pm (UTC)
When I saw that it had a vertical mode, I couldn't resist :D
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-04-05 11:36 pm (UTC)
Heh, there was so much lag on my first reply that I forgot I sent it.
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[User Picture]From: lipid
2004-04-06 08:27 am (UTC)
better than... better than Tyrian? :O
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-04-09 04:03 pm (UTC)
I had to think about this one.

Ikagura definitely has it beat on graphics. They're really nice. And the whole polarity idea is really cool. It's also refreshingly addictive.

But Tyrian has it beat on numbers. Order of magnitude more levels, ships, weapons (Ikagura only has 2!). Also, Tyrian has much better music :D

So yeah, I think Tyrian is still king, and they should totally remake it for modern PCs.
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