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March 19, 2003


Posted by Mike on March 19, 2003 9:17 AM

The iBook is in the shop, which means I'm about to log the most time in front of a Windows machine I've managed since some time last year. On the other hand, I have the comforts of the Activision Anthology for Playstation 2 when I'm not stooped in front of the billbox.

Pictured above is the supremely minimalist Laserblast, which is the current favorite. Pitfall is also getting some time.

Absolute highlight so far: a really, really young Phil Hartman in an early commercial for the hockey game. As games are played and scores beaten, the game disc reveals itself to be a trove of original t.v. spots from 1981-1983. The corporate ad they put together for trade shows and investors rules, too, with erstwhile developers talking about how Activision games "put you in the action" with immersive sound and graphics while they peck away at ADM 3a's.