Well, this is a surprise, but a nice one. My family’s going to hit Nags’ Head sometime this summer — rent a house for a week, visit the beach, go out to eat, relax and enjoy the fresh air. We used to do this once a year back when I was a widdle kid, this is the first time we’ve done it in about 15 years.
Now, granted, walking around beachy sands is not my idea of a fun time given that A) I can’t walk very well on them and B) I can’t swim and C) I can’t sit on a towel. But a beach HOUSE? Now you’re talking. Comfy, cozy, good weather, and plenty of peaceful relaxation — punctuated by elements of the Modern Age, since I’ll bring along my laptop, buy a dialup ISP in the area for a week/month, and probably lug along the PS2 for gaming and watching movies with the fam. I may even get some writing done, the atmosphere would be condusive to it. (I considered taking my whole desktop rig with me and working on an NWN module but that’s really pushing things.)
I turn a question to y’all — what’s the best way to go about getting local dialup access outside of my state? Is there an ISP coverage database or something I can turn to? I only wanna subscribe for a month, just long enough to cover the trip.
And now, a brief review of Amplitude: Fun. A step up from Frequency with NOTHING as a step down, it’s improved all around. No longer are the best songs locked away because you lack m4dsk1llz to plow through the expert difficulty level — only an extra song or two, not by any name band, are locked in the ‘Insane’ difficulty mode. Online play is smooth and fun, although I seem to be at the bottom of the pecking order in terms of ranking and skill level — I just can’t do any Brutal/Insane difficulty songs, which is all anybody cares to play. I figure once we get some casual players buying the game and going online, that’ll change… right now it’s all the diegard Frequency fans who played that game into the ground. Anyway, overall, for $40 bucks you can’t go wrong with this game if you enjoy music games.