That Does Not Compute (Again!)

(thanks, castleleafb!) 
 

The mostly good to so-so news of my first post-discharge checkup was kicked in the head hard by some not so good medical news (can we get an order of that CKD on stage 3, please? Thanks!) and my stupid laptop actually being deader than I thought with me not having the money to have it repaired. Great. Anyone want to hire an old coot who knows too much about games and movies but hates the current payola screamer setup (because it’s unethical among other reasons) to go near YouTube or Twitch? Yeah, I thought not.

As for the laptop, ASUS estimates it’ll cost $520 (minus shipping!). Bleh, but I want the job done right. Sure, I could go the cheapskate neighborhood route for the repair job, but my luck with that stuff is lousy. I sent my PlayStation 3 to Phill Katz at The Repair Kings over a year ago, but never got it back. Ten years of game saves and my idea for book about that era of games? Gone and nope, long story short… the cops were not much help.

Anyway, for the time being, it’s the chuggy XP setup I’m typing this on that can’t even run Steam or any other download service thanks to low memory and not enough hard drive space. I guess it’s time to break into the collection to sell off more stuff, as I’m gathering by poking around that my poor kidneys aren’t going to get any better and I guess it’s time to pare down the game library to a more manageable size. I’m taking the rest of the day off, but reviews for Valkyria Revolution, The Caligula Effect, the excellent Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds and a couple of blu-ray posts are all on the way.

(thanks, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZDjRj_pjO-G5AT90q0aCaw!) 

-GW

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Neon Chrome Makes For Entertainment Outside The Game Space

 

This was amusing enough to have me typing a game-related post sooner than expected.  So, one game PS Plus users got this month for free was Neon Chrome, a top-down twin stick shooter/action RPG (I guess it’s a sort of rogue-like thanks to the random maps?) that has been around since 2016. PS Plus owners also get PS4 Pro support and a free cross-platform Vita version… unless they’ve downloaded the game demo at some point during the last year. Oops.

It seems that there’s a problem where the game demo won’t update even if you delete it and any save files. Oops. The only solutions are to contact PlayStation Customer Support (use the chat option for fastest results) who will hit you up with questions before hooking you up with a new code. It’s a reasonably fast process, so don’t let the average of 28 users in front of you be a deterrent. I thought I’d have enough time for a to boil water for cup of tea, but the doorbell rang and my number rolled up before the water had boiled.

Anyway, a nice guy named Caesar was on my case and did me up right. Considering I’m still in recovery mode (among other things, I’d had a stroke and a few seizures) and Sony has a tight two-minute per line of text time limit, we did alright with my chuggy typing and I got both versions of the game downloaded within about 25 minutes. Of course, I’m not even planning to play this game for the foreseeable future thanks to the rather HUGE backlog of games and movies I have. I’m going to try and kick out a short review this week for a recent arrival, but we’ll see how the therapy visits go this week.

-GW

 

A Small Sale…

Short and to the point: https://gametz.com/user/geelw/AvailableGames.html I’d forgotten my bank account was set to auto-drain funds for a few things while I was in the hospital over the last month, so I’m selling off a few games. I’m using gametz.com over ebay to cut out the middleman fees nonsense, so yep, you’ll need an account there. I took a few photos, but ha! As I’m still on an ancient Windows XP junker for maybe the next two weeks or so, I need to dig out a USB stick and camera cable in order to move stuff around.  My poor brain is a bit mooshy about stuff on and off thanks to the meds, so that will happen tomorrow at some point.

-GW

A Friendly Reminder…

(thanks, tucanoramone!)

I’m still working through *many* health-related issues, so again… please do not send me social media messages I can’t respond to in a timely manner. I don’t know when I’ll be back on Facebook, Twitter, Steam or any other network and I don’t want you guys and gals to feel ignored or as if I’m just not interested in communicating. That said, I decided to do some art today after being frustrated in a few attempts in trying to move my health care provider to the place that saved my bacon. That will take a few days to fix, but one side effect of the meds I’m on is a bit of annoyance with stupid stuff.

only a test

So, yeah. I can still kind of do certain stuff, gaming included (Yes!). That said, I now need to concentrate on over a thousand emails from indie and other publishers, so please bear with me as that slowly happens over the next… uh, month or three?

Finally, if anyone has gotten an email from me (it would have arrived Monday) asking not to follow or otherwise bug me, it’s NOT personal. I just need the rehab to go smoothly and seeing your name as a follower is not a comforting sight at all. Take the hint and quit stalking/following me so my blood pressure stays out of the red zone.

-GW