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Wedge Reinitialized

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2009-01-26 06:58:49

And thus, the all important status quo is restored

A clean system registry is indeed a thing of beauty. My rig boots up so quickly now...

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming: Sony bashing! One of my favorite pastimes used to be soaking up ridiculous statements by Sony executives, but it's been some time since they've entertained me. Well, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO, Kaz Harai, knocked one out of the park with this statement referring to the PlayStation 3's purported ten-year life cycle:

We don't provide the 'easy to program for' console that [developers] want, because 'easy to program for' means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?

The only response I have is this (brought to my notice courtesy of Mike, the new writer of Squishy Comics):

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2009-01-24 23:42:55

Diplomacy - Spring 1907

Play the home version by following these forum threads!

England fought and clawed, but the ever-delayed conquest of the British Isles is finally at hand. British privateers ensured continued survival by capturing Portugal, but with all the home centers in foreign hands, that final fleet will be hard pressed.

With the loss of Portugal, France will also be down to their final unit.

Italy is desperately clinging to their final two supply centers. With Germany, Turkey, and likely Austria stomping around their peninsula, their fortunes seem unlikely to change.

Austria had warred for several turns with Turkey, but suddenly swung 180 degrees to turn against Germany (me). Realizing how close I was to victory, Joel (the Austrian player) stated to me, "I have no choice. I can't win if you do." Quite true. The question remains as to whether he can impose the same frame of mind on his other enemies, and coordinate them against me.

Turkey used this reversal to seize Rumania. This is a curious situation. Turkey can either heed Austria's call to arms, or use it as an opportunity to freely molest Austria's backside. The latter would be a delicate gamble, hoping that Austria continues to thwart German ambitions, even as their strength is slowly sapped by Ottoman advances.

Russia's final army continues to survive in the eye of the storm.

Germany will increase to fifteen supply centers this coming turn, only three away from victory. Austria's formidable forces are the primary impediment to game's end, but their stand against Germany might only serve to prolong the conflict a couple more turns. Now if, as I feared, every single nation decided to unite in a coordinated common cause against Germany, that could very well be enough to break the oh-so-close German victory.

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