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Monday, February 01, 2010

Drinking Shitty Coffee

I'll Try Anything Twice...

This was a weekend of Firsts...

First time to play Armed Assault (ArmA). It's a PC First Person Shooter game. Fairly detailed, and the game maps are frikkin' HUGE! One map we played on was 4 kilometers wide and 3 KM tall. How do I know? 'Cause when you respawn across the map, it takes forever to "run" to get back to the action. We resorted to carpooling, where one guy would commandeer a vehicle and drive around picking people up.

Gameplay of ArmA is fun, but a bit spotty in places. The mapping feature was glitchy, and the ballistics model somewhat suspect. OTOH, it was a blast driving a Russian BMP full throttle down a mountainside and knocking trees over, and on one map I was sniping at my friends from a hilltop with a 57mm artillery piece. Nothing says love like direct HE fire on their vehicles!

We got in a couple of rounds of Command & Conquer and several sessions of Quake Wars, which I'd like to play more of. I hadn't played Quake since Q3:Arena way back when...

I also had my first cup of Kopi Luwak, the infamous Indonesian weasel-poop coffee. I'm not much of a coffee drinker, and I couldn't tell the difference between this stuff and Folger's Instant, to be honest.

Had a couple of bottles of Shiner Fröst for the first time. The label says it's a "Dortmunder Style beer". I don't know Dortmunder Bier from Dorothy Gale, but it was a pretty damned tasty brew. Not too hoppy, with a hint of sweetness to it. It's well worth your time searching for this beer!

Not a lot of sleep over the weekend with all the gaming, capped off with a visit from my sister's rugrats on Sunday, who find that jumping on Uncle Cap is the height of amusement. I'm about ready for a nap...