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  • unmanneddrone 6:07 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo Battletech books! Ah, the grandeur. The political intrigue! The clans, the Star League, the Draconis Combine…and, of course, the goddamn mechs. I miss the days of the FASA novels. My friend was a keen collector of the BT ones, I had a collection of the Shadowrun novels dredged up from a few second-hand bookstores. Great fun. I heard Microsoft bought FASA simply to build a carpark where their offices once stood. Any truth to that?

     
  • bowlisimo 4:04 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink
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    Yep, Super Meat Boy is friggen awesome, except my fingers hurt. Damn. So is Machinarium by the way, you guys were right. It’s nice to actually recognize all these unlockable SMB characters. It’s also good to see Naija getting some love for once. How many of us here have actually played Aquaria, btw? Consider it an indie shame game if you haven’t. Super Metroid meets… Echo the Dolphin?

    Also, I’d be down for Assassin’s Read (Red Read Redemption?), but to my shame, I really don’t have a large repertoire of books to recommend, and more than likely, you’ve already read it. Unless you want me to dig into my preteen days and find you a nice Battletech novel. Either that or @feenwager becomes my designated recommender.

     
  • unmanneddrone 3:56 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo Go the crapped out old tomes! My first trip overseas back in the day had me pick up three rather battered pieces of literature, and retrospectively rather applicable given the locale and themes. The first off the shelf was a poorly-manufactured and printed copy of Henri Charrière’s Papillon, a book with such a budget on the binding glue it managed to be a softback cover filled with loose-leaf pages by the end of it. The second was Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, and given I was traversing some dusty, desolate country at the time, it made for perfect reading. The final was Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh – one of my favourite books – possibly the most befitting of novels to read whilst pottering around in its actual setting at the time.

    We beat up our books because we love them, your honour.

    @feenwager It’s a tough sell for a lot of reasons; backlogs and whatnot. Maybe we could all offer up at least a starter with simply a short story or particular article? Of course, the North American side of things makes postage all sorts of easy, but maybe as a test-run, we could raid our favourite short stories or something? Just a thought.

     
  • scribl 1:49 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink
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    Oh yeah, sign me up for Secret Santa too. I know just the book.

     
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