Thursday, May 19, 2005

Foul Mood Thursday


I've been a grump all day. Not entirely sure why either, although the constant headache may have something to do with it. I will allow myself a pat on the back however, in that I haven't taken it out on anybody else. In fact, I've probably been a little more nice to people than normal in an effort to thoroughly convince myself I'm not being a dick - in spite of how I feel. This is strange territory for me, indeed. Normally, when I'm in this kind of mood and someone does something to irritate me (like say 'Hello') I'll respond with a sneer and a grunt. *sigh* Well, nothing a quick nap and some good music won't take care of.

So - did you all figure Hapland out? Did you even bother to play it? Well -whatever... if you're stuck the solution is right here. Don't get too comfortable however, Hapland 2 has already been released. Unbeknownst to me at the time, it was actually released yesterday, the day I posted the link to #1 on this here blog. Figured this one out too, although I cheated with one particularly tricky part. Big help with most of these games? Keep hitting the tab key and it should highlight in yellow all the various places on the screen where you can click.

Speaking of video games, I've been reading an awful lot about the various game consoles Sony, Microsoft, and others will be releasing at the end of this year and early next. Guess the industry had their big old video game convention where they revealed the new consoles, and as a result all the major media outlets are reporting about the new "gaming console wars" that are about to take place. Now, I stopped playing video games back in college. Back then, I had an original Sony Playstation which I played nonstop for about a one month period before my interests started leaning back towards women and beer. Plus, my friend who owned the console took it back when he returned to school after summer vacation. I've shown little interest in them since, but with everyone screaming about them anew, I figured I'd take a look and see what people were talking about. Bad idea. Now I'm almost ready to count the days before Playstation 3 hits the shelves - and they haven't even announced a release date. This is NOT news I needed to read. I already spend too much time in front of my damn TV as it is without these little devil-boxes washing up on our shores in a few months. There are some damn impressive videos and screen shots out there too if you have the time to search for them. I just don't have the wherewithal today to go searching and posting. As impressive as it is, it's all so complicating. Makes me pine for the days when all you had was a small little 2-bit game console and some guys named Mario and Luigi jumping on peoples heads. Remember those days? Heh - well relive them here. Virtually every old school Nintendo game ever invented for your boredom-killing pleasure.

Alright - I'm done. Feel like too much of a geek, and all this typing has made me thirsty for some pomegranate juice. Have fun playing Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to growl at someone.


Anonymous Anonymous said...




8:05 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

For folks who like their fun ruined, here's a walkthrough for Hapland 2. I couldn't figure it out without it. Tricky.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

You're on crack my anonymous friend. The walkthrough I posted was indeed the one for Hapland 1. Perhaps you should look at it a 2nd time? Oh, and do you see that button on the left side of the keyboard right above ths Shift Key? That's right, the one below tab? Press it.

Tim - thanks for posting the Hapland 2 walkthrough. Saves me the trouble of having to do it tomorrow. For the life of me I couldn't figure out how to get the cannonball through that hanging flag. Drove me nuts. Kept thinking it had something to do with the moth........

10:09 PM  

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