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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Steam/Cedega Update

Several people (including yours truly) have made support requests with Transgaming to get Steam and Half-Life 2 working again after yesterday's patch broke Steam with Cedega (story). They are aware of the problem and are working on a fix. The lesson learned is that once I get this working again, I'm going to disable automatic updating. That way I can patch once I'm sure things won't blow up. Again.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Pondering the Imponderable

Well, I sure did enjoy my night of not playing Half-Life 2. I hope Transgaming or someone comes up with a fix quickly. Right now, I just have five very expensive coasters and a piece of paper Valve tried to pass off as a manual. The box sure looks nice though.

EA Buys Exclusive Rights from NFL

Electronic Arts has managed to buy exclusive rights to the NFL players, stadiums, teams, etc. for video games. This is going to be a crushing blow to ESPN's NFL franchise. I can't really understand why the NFL would do this. It's not like EA spices up Madden every year with enough new stuff to justify forking over $49. How will that change when there is no pressure to innovate (other than the massive amount of cash this must have cost)?

Update! This Game Over column indicates that EA paid over $300 million for this five-year agreement. They would have to sell 1.2 million copies each of those five years (assuming they are getting the full $49, which they are not) just to break even on the licensing alone. Craziness. Thanks Evil Avatar for that link.

NFL Week #14 Final

After last night's barn-burner (that was a great game--I hope somebody else watched it!), Eeyore and I ended up tied for the weekend at 13-3. Year-to-date that makes me 135-73 (.649) while Eeyore is 131-77 (.630). Let the good times roll! With the points my fantasy team tacked on last night, not only did I throttle the team I was playing, but I would've beaten any other team in the league! Of course you know what that means. I'm going to get crushed this weekend. It's fun while it's lasting, anyway.

New Steam Update

Valve has released a new update for Steam which is supposed to speed up loading times among other fixes. Unfortunately it also adds a major problem, at least if you are using Cedega like I am. After Steam automatically updated itself, it crashes everytime I try to enter my password. Hooray for progress! Here's a discussion of the problem on Transgaming's forums. Thanks Blue's News, I think.

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