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Fuzzy brain; also Ni No Kuni

Low energy both physically and mentally today, but I managed to squeeze in a 90-minute walk that included the library and the supermarket, so my walking streak continues. I can feel the fuzziness start to encroach, so ah well. Time to indulge a little. Aside from the walk and the usual chores, in fact, I spent practically the entire day playing Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.

I like playing role-playing games, particularly ones that are forgiving enough to let you restart or change your mind if a battle’s too much for you. I enjoy watching the story unfold, and I like slowly getting the hang of the battle system and character development.

I prefer turn-based games like Persona 4 Golden where you have a little time to review the situation and think about what you’re going to do. But Ni no Kuni is such a pretty game – gorgeous visuals and sound (Studio Ghibli! the Tokyo Philharmonic!) – that I’m working on getting the hang of the real-time battle system. I expect the game to take me a while, though. This is good, because I happen to have said while.

There are many things I could do with my time, and I’m sure they’ll rise higher on my list after I settle in. There’ll be time enough for other things.

Not a gamer

We impulsively bought The Sims 2 at Data Blitz earlier. Now, I liked
the first Sims. I had so much fun killing off the poor hapless people.
<evil grin> The Sims 2 is a 3D extravaganza I would no doubt
much appreciate if I could actually get it to run at a decent rate
instead of the five-seconds-per-frame I’m currently getting.

I’m going to go back to playing Nethack now.

しかし、ほとんどの研究はエメットの理論がコンピュータ・グラヒィックに与えた影響については焦点を当てていない。 Most studies, however, have not focused on the influence Emmet’s theory had on the computer graphics.

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Sheep

Babe’s airing on HBO right now. It reminds me of this Windows 3.11
game about herding sheep. The strange thing is that I can’t quite
remember playing the game. I mean, I remember playing it, but I’m not
sure if I really remember playing it.

There goes my sanity, I guess… Does anyone else remember this game?

I miss Maxwell’s Demon, too. And Jezzball. Whee.

1987年10月のある朝、ステイブン・ホーキングは自分のコンピュータの前に座っていた。 One October morning in 1987, Stephen Hawking sat before his computer.

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