oh chess, chess, ba-bee

May 13, 2003

Game Review of the Moment
Chess, a small-scale tactical turn-based strategy game, attempts to adopt the age-old "easy to learn, difficult to master" parameter made popular by Tetris. But the game's cumbersome play mechanics and superficial depth and detail all add up to a game that won't keep you busy for long.
--A Review of Chess by Greg Kasavin. Written from the perspective of a computer wargamer, as if Chess was a new game. Funny, I think. I tracked it down after having it in the back of my mind for a long while.

Quote of the Moment
"You'd better make some noise while you can, because when you're dead, you shut up like HELL!"
--Reverend Ivan Stang, founder of the Church of the Subgenius. The only trouble is that it brings to mind the Weird Al chorus "I'll be mellow when I'm dead..."

Image of the Moment
New currency designs always look wrong, but a big slash of peach? Ugh.