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Bite The Mailman...
who's thinking of wasting money on an exercise machine should get a dog. You can't
leave a dog in a corner to collect dust like a treadmill, so a canine is a great
way to get motivated for some outdoor exercise. (Ironically, I would be outside
right now, but I sit here typing this because of crappy weather). Having young
dogs is almost like having kids, except there's less shit on the floor, and a
dog will actually listen to you.
cute little puppy on the right usually sleeps by my bed, while the bigger one
usually sleeps by the front door. (I've been leaving the door unlocked in hopes
of snagging a burglar)
me some mail, and maybe it won't get shredded to bits by the destructive duo.
Det, I was just wondering why there hasn't been a new Dexter Comics in
over a month. I am a big fan of the comics so I would like to see new episodes
of it soon. I am not trying to rush you I just wanted to know.
summer was coming to an end, I took a break to unwind and recharge my
batteries. Then some unexpected shit in my life turned things upside-down, which
effectively derailed the production of new Comics. When the time is
I hope to surge forward with a bunch of new comics. I had hoped to start new episodes
a month ago, but at least I got a few episodes done by Halloween.
for taking an interest in the Comics, and I'm glad that you're
to more episodes.
for making such a great site. I have three questions for you. Do you think that
Rare still has copies of the Beta version of Goldeneye 64? And do you think
they would ever sell it (for a high price obviously)? Another thing, do you think
you it would be possible to piece together the beta leftovers, and make a working
beta version using the Gameshark? Thank you for taking your time to read this.
you enjoy the site. The "beta" aspects of Goldeneye have capitvated
fans by adding a huge element of mystery to their favorite game.
"beta version" is a bit misleading, because it's not an actual playable
copy of the game. Beta screenshots were taken from the game in it's early stages
as the game evolved, and changes were made, before a final playable copy was transferred
to a game cartridge. (Rareware also has more money then they'll ever needs, so
selling a tiny piece of history would be kinda out of place.)
a beta-inspired world of Goldeneye using a Gameshark is something that I used
to discuss with KypSkywalk of |3etaBond. According to Kyp, it was theoretically
possible to permanently alter the game's memory values with a Gameshark.
while experimenting within Goldeneye's RAM, I quickly realized that the same unique
memory addresses are re-used for different missions, meaning that if you used
a Gameshark to re-create the "perfect" beta Facility mission, aspects
of the Runway mission would be screwed up and might even crash because the game
re-uses those memory addresses. You'd almost need to ruin several cartridges,
one for every mission that you're trying to rebuild.
my favorite mission to hack was the Facility. It was one of the best overall missions,
and there were lots of beta screenshots to use as reference. I never managed to
get two perfect rows of stacked "beta" gastanks in the bottling room...
(They may have looked fine from certain angles though...) So much math, that I
spent entire afternoons calculating hexadecimal values. At one point, I got good
enough to do some of the math in my head. If they taught this shit in school instead
of boring word problems from a textbook, kids would be much more keen on learning'.
Super Smash Bros Melee site is great!
But I've got two short questions:
How exactly do you get the Special Bonus "Lethal Weapon"? On your page
is said: "Hit with a wide variety of attacks" what exactly do you have
to do? I've tried all possibilities, but I either get All on One, All Variations,
All Ground or All Aerial. Plese describe detailled and on witch stage and with
which character you've done this. too.
How can you throw Link's boomerang (B forward) so that it flies only very short
like in this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s47Itls4bhk
there, glad to hear you enjoy the website. I've
received the Lethal Weapon bonus many times, although I'm not 100% sure how it's
awarded. I know that I've earned it during a fairly quick fight, so I don't believe
you need to use all of your attacks. I usually seem to get it in the 1 Player
Classic/Adventure mode when I've unleashed an onslaught of attacks, always changing
up, never using the same move twice, and finishing the match quite quickly. I'm
sure that I've earned this using Link, as he's my best all-round character.
Link to throw a short range Boomerang, don't "smash" the control stick
completey forward when you toss it. With just a slight tap forward + B, Link will
only toss the Boomerang a few feet, which can be a good tactic in certain situations.
again, I was wondering if you could take some time to answer one of the wierdest
moment I've had with Perfect Dark?|
I was playing Combat Simulator
with eight MeatSims in a team against me, with one hit kills and fast movement
speed enabled. I was just speeding trough the arena (G5 Building) and killed as
many as I could. Suddently I heard some high pitched noise and then a "Request
backup immediatly", "We have a (point two?) situation" just like
the FBI guards in Chicago sounds when they spot you. What the hell just happened?
Is this a hidden feature? Or is my cartridge doomed? I know that it is very sensitive
for bumps and stuff, causing the game to freeze. I've tried and tried do to this
again, but it never happened. Do you know what's going on? (P.S I accidently send
the Goldeneye answer to you, which I appreciate alot!)
believe that a similar glitch happened to me while playing a few years ago in
the Grid. I wrote something about it for the website, but didn't bother posting
it because it seemed like a bunch of delusional ramblings about hearing voices...
The experience was extra intense for me, because we were playing the game in the
dark in the middle of the night.
Here's a link to the page: http://perfectdark.detstar.com/00/creepy.asp
was sure that there must be other people who've had this happen while playing,
but it's a rare occurrence. (No pun intended). I've only seen the game cartridge
do this once, ever.
is a bit of a stretch, but I was wondering if you had any better pictures of the
guard face shown in this picture (in Goldeneye 007).
reason I ask is that guard looks almost exactly like one of my uncles. Years ago
when I used to play Golden Eye, my entire family used to laugh at how similar
they looked and I was hoping to find a picture to show them again since I no longer
have the game.
an unusual request... I figured it could take hours to search through all my Goldeneye
screens, so I fired up my N64 to snap a few pics. Hopefully your family gets a
kick out of them.
I ever see this guy walking down the street, I'll assume that it's probably your
uncle, and not one of the Goldeneye developers.
Det, i love your website. I love it how Dexter is always making fun of the world
(I really love the job he did on Bill Gates and his windows Vista).
In other words, i have read all 150 something episodes of Dexter Comics
and i'm looking forward for more.
I really like your job on the charcaters.
Espesily Candi [Drools] She reminds me of this chick i like at high school :D
you like the series. I couldn't resist sending Bill Gates to Hell, and taking
a few shots at Windows Vista.
really been working on the characters, and they've really come alive in the past
year or so. After Marley the hippie, Candi
is probably the next most popular character.
hard to imagine anyone going through that huge archive of episodes! Be sure to
stay tuned for more episodes, because if I can get myself going, I'd like to keep
adding new episodes every Monday and Friday.
first I want to say that your website is amazing. You should really be satisfied
with your work, which i think you already are... Anyways I was wondering if the
Goldeneye Top 20 is still going on? I noticed it saying on your site: "Voted
the best Goldeneye website on the net". I presume that means that you actually
How I got to your site, I'm actually not sure about, but it was not from
any other Goldeneye site or Top 20. I'm also curious if you still update your
Well, that's all i wanted to say, congratulations to the most successful
site on the internet!
the "Golden Era" of Goldeneye (1997-2000), there was a vast number of
Goldeneye websites... Most of them were still updating new info while tons of
new things were being discovered and hacked. Someone created a friendly competition
called the "Goldeneye Top 20", and the unofficial "Goldeneye website"
popularity contest was born.|
Although my Goldeneye tribute site didn't
launch until September of 1999, the website was an instant hit with Goldeneye
fanatics, and was voted to the top of that chart by March of 2000. I only knew
about a dozen local people who gave a rat's ass about Goldeneye, but the Internet
instantly connected me to thousands of hardcore Goldeneye players.
basically retired from gaming now, because after creating several gamesites (GE,
PD, SSBM, Zelda, plus stuff for F-Zero GX & Mario Kart DD), I can't pick up
a controller and enjoy a video game without it feeling exactly like work.
Despite the fact that the Goldeneye site was created by an amateur who was
still learning how to build websites, it was put together by an obsessive fan,
eager to share his love of the game with other fans across the world.
for your comments, which have given me a chance to fondly remember a simpler time,
almost ten whole years ago.
was curious as to which magazine you saw this Family Guy poster in. I'm
dying to get my hands on one and it would be awesome if you remembered which one
it was in. Thanks.|
It's an awesome piece of art for sure, but It
wasn't printed full-size... It was just a mini-poster that only filled about a
quarter of a page.