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Category: Games
Thursday, October 21st, 2004 @ 05:03 pm
Posted By Brent
I own Doom III. Actually I've owned Doom III for over a week now. Right about now, in this space, you would probably expect some kind of review. Well it's not going to happen. In its place, I'll be giving you a review on what it's like to own Doom III but not have the money to buy a video card capable of playing it.

So Brenda calls me from BestBuy the other day. She says that she's in the store and has some strange combination of coupons and gift certificates or something that could virtually guaranty me a good deal on a video card. Knowing how confusing the current state of the video card market is, I told her to hold off seeming as I'd have a hard time myself figuring out which one to buy if I were actually holding them in my hands reading the stats of the boxes. Trying this feat over the phone would be an exercise in futility.

But lo, the item that bore the desire for new pixel pushing hardware was there, on sale no less, for a paltry $39.99. Yes, I speak of the fabled Doom III, and after coupons, tax, title and license, it came to a meager $25.

So now we arrive at my present situation: I own Doom III, but have no means of actually playing it. In order to divine the least amount of it true nature, I will need to plunk down around $215+ bucks for a video card. I could spend less than that, but then there'd be a lot of the game's famous atmosphere I'd be missing. Besides, if I got a sub-par card, it's not like it would magically turn into wine and get better with age. Nope, I'd be starting out at shitty and working my way down from there as time went on.

So here we are, I have no new video card, and you all have no kindness in your hearts to buy me one, and Doom III has a nice little spot on my desk where it sits, mocking me.


NAME: ian
Friday, October 22nd, 2004 @ 06:47 pm
you should have like a child's play thing but instead it'll just be a drive to buy you a card. "won't somebody please think of the polygons?"

NAME: g13
Friday, October 22nd, 2004 @ 03:26 pm
Then you gotta wire that fucking office up pronto so my ho can go work there.

NAME: dr_rockstar
Friday, October 22nd, 2004 @ 01:47 pm
You gotta get with it and put the smack down on yo' ho! Get her in the mo' fo' workforce biznotch! Then yo' gits the goods.