Apr. 22nd, 2011

solipsistnation: (hetzer animated)
Metro 2033 is on sale on Steam this weekend for ten bucks. This is another supremely atmospheric Russian game in the same vein as Stalker-- if you thought Stalker was too wide-open and didn't morally judge you enough, Metro 2033 is the game for you!

At ten bucks, it's a good deal for some lovely tense post-apocalyptic Moscow adventuring, full of lovely post-Soviet bleakness. It's also very very hard, since, you know, it's Russian.

Also, Ice Pick Lodge (makers of the unplayable but fascinating game Pathologic and the unplayable but fascinating game The Void (according to Wikipedia, they were the winners of "the 'Most Non-Standard Game' award at the Russian Game Developers Conference, KRI in 2005 and 2007 respectively." No shit, huh?) have released something called "Cargo!" which looks fairly mad and might actually be a playable game, also on Steam. I guess I'll find out when I finish portal 2-- got to Chapter 8 last night.
solipsistnation: (antagonist)
"The power adapter that was sent to you, is the
power adapter that came in to us with unit. As far as ratings, Power
Adapters have a what we tend call "tolerance". In other words, whatever an
adapter is rated, it's actual output rating is a higher voltage. The
adapter that you received is rated at 7.5, but the actual output rating is
over 10 volts. So, it works great with a 9 Volt DC keyboard."


7.5V/5W adapter, plugged into a keyboard that wants 9V/9.1W? Yeah, that's gonna
work real good.

They keyboard itself is kind of broken, too-- the digital synthesis voices (it's
a CZ230s, the preset version of the CZ101, with built in drums and a speaker
so it's pretty leet) sound okay but instead of a nice normal trailing-off
decay when you let up on the keys, they stay loud and break down into nasty
digital distortion.

Pretty disappointing, especially the whole "It works great!" part, which was
in response to me asking if they have the right adapter kicking around. It
doesn't even turn on with the 7.5V adapter. The seller claims it was tested,
but, yeah. Clearly not.


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