Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Heroes Is Like The Perfect Geek Television Series

Tim Kring's Heroes is, like, the prefect geek television series. For a million reasons. The comic book format to the story is spot-on--even the things people have complained about with heroes getting weird, heroes becoming villains and villains becoming heroes and back again, is perfect comic book patois. At least, perfect 80s comic book patois, which is pretty much where my comic book history stops. I'm late to the series, but I'm lovin' it.

I stopped reading comic books around 1990, and have probably read about a dozen since then (not including going through the entirety of Dave Sim's Cerebus oeuvre. But I grew up reading them, and Heroes is the prefect comic book television series. With entirely non-standard, non-DC, non-Marvel characters, it captures the world of comic book super heroes.

One of the uber-geek things I like best? The casting. George Takei as Hiro Nakamura's father, Kaito Nakamura. Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura on Star Trek TOS) as Nana.

Robert Forster as Arthur Petrelli. Who geeks remember Captain Dan Holland in The Black Hole. And Daniel Linderman, played by Malcolm McDowell. How awesome is that?

What does this have to do with Software Supply Group? Not much. We have some games that have the word "Heroes" in the title, like Heroes of Might and Magic IV. And several others with the name "Heroes" in it.

Beyond that, I need to remind you that we still have Sage ACT! 2007, Full Version, for only $15.99. That's right, only $15.99! Better get it while supplies last.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Office XP Professional for Cheap!

Just a quick note to let you know, we've got Microsoft Office XP 2002 Pro, as an OEM (that means it doesn't come with the box and all that stuff). So you know. And, right now, we've got it for only $94.97. Ultra-awesome!

And, for today (February 19th, 2009), SnaggStuff.com has another groovy Mystery Box. This one is pricey--$50 bucks for a Box of Mystery--but we guarantee that it will be Chocked Full of Amazine Awesomeness. BTW, if you follow the link, and it's not the amazing awesome mystery box, you're too late. These deals only last for a day.

Although, I think we should give people some idea of the awesomeness and amazingness that waits for them. Because some folks may be more eager to pay $50 for certain other kinds of awesome amazingness than others. Just saying. But, not my call.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Last Post on Legend of Zelda. For Now.

I finally finished Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I beat Ganondorf! I rock. But, I wanted to share a few pictures I've run across while looking for stuff on Twilight Princess of the Interwebs.

For the entire game, which I'm sure you know if you've played it, Midna looks like the little sprite on the left, short and squat but with a definite elfin cuteness. Then, after you've beaten Ganondorf, Midna turns into the tall Twilight Princess you see on the right. But, that moment is very short. Too bad.

Another picture I came across must be from a comic convention, and I love it:

A real, live girl in the Midna costume is just adorable. If I wasn't already married, I'd propose to this woman. Although, she might get tired of constantly dressing in skin-tight vinyl, white face paint and a giant paper mache headpiece, which would be a condition of the marriage.

So, are you remembering to check out the great, one day only deals and discount at SnaggStuff.com? If not, you should be. They've got good stuff.

In other news, we've got some weird non-software stuff at SoftwareSupplyGroup.com. Such as a the overpriced Deal or No Deal Desktop Calendar. Or this lovely 7 Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set with Cutting Board.

Or this Coby Electronics 2GB Video and MP3 Player with FM Radio and Color Display. Only $41.16 right now. Not too bad.

Well, gotta go. More later!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Still Working on Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

I bought Twilight Princess before I had my Wii, so I got the Gamecube version. I'm actually not playing it on the old Gamecube now, but the Wii--which can play all the old Gamecube games. Irritatingly, you can't use the wireless controller, but you have to use an actual Gamecube controller--which it comes with 4 plug-ins for, just like the Gamecube. So that's cool, I guess.

You also have to use the Gamecube memory cartridges, as the Gamecube emulation on the Wii won't use any of the Wii memory. This irritates me, but, oh, well. It's not pretty (there are little panels on the top of the Wii that open for the memory and the controller plug-ins, and when you're using them, they're half-open with stuff sticking out of 'em and it's kind of "not neat". But, oh well. Which makes me think about the NES and SNES emulation, which has some irritating aspects, too--like never being able to save my progress on Super Mario III! But, that's another story. More on Wiiware and using the SNES Wii controller and such later. Back to Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

It's a great Legend of Zelda. Better than Windwaker, and easily as good as Ocarina of Time. I never finished Majora's Mask (frankly, it became kinda tedious to play, which is never good for a game). But I've enjoyed playing this one as much as I've ever enjoyed playing Legend of Zelda, and, except for the bosses, I'm playing it twice--once to get to the Final Boss (I lose the first round), and now to collect enough rupees to buy and use the magic armor. Which is complicated, as it involves spending almost 4000 rupees getting the east bridge rebuilt, then funding the Goron store in the Castletown, then actually buying the magic armor from them . . . and I will then have to save up sufficient rupees to use the magic armor, as apparently hits deduct rupees, rather than health points, when you take damage wearing the magic armor. We'll see. I'm not quite there yet. But soon. Very soon.

Which is all a prelude to saying, we sell some Wii games now. Like Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed. And Guitar Hero Aerosmith for the Wii. And Opoona for the Nintendo Wii. That's a weird looking game.