I'm proud to be a Gutter Guest, ie: guest writer in the current edition of Cultural Gutter!
"Itís as satisfying as kicking apart your little brotherís sand castle."
I shoulda said spiral sand-ramp for golf-balls.
I think I'll spend the rest of my day repeating that phrase in my head and laughing myself sick.
oh man I really hated the swimming in Tombraider too, huge anxiety! So in Morrowind I made an enchanted something that lets me breathe underwater, no more drowning. I am not advanced enough to do the same yet in Oblivion.
A lot of negxt gen games (ps3 box360) allow you to play split screen co-op through the same mission as the single player. I recently spent an intoxicating evening playing the Fall of Man this way. It really adds to the 1st person genre in a way that not other inovation has in a long while. It was the fist and so far only time I've wanted a HDtv. Okay not true, I want one for super cool artwork too.
A bit of an aside. The last Octavia Butler is amazing. I have about 100 pages left and am slowing down becasue I don't want it to end. It's sad knowing there won't be more to come, but the story is off the hook.