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Out of the Blue

I recently did a little achievement hunting in Portal 2. One of them involves refusing to solve a puzzle, but there was no indication of how long this refusal would take. I eventually just left my computer on all night, and the next day, the achievement was still not triggered. I eventually figured out what I was doing wrong, but now my time played on the game shows 12 or more hours of zombie time. Oh well, I guess that counts on some level, though I'd prefer if that figure reflected actual play time.

R.I.P.: Sir Lattimore Brown. Thanks nin.

Achiever Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Fault Line.
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Stories: Syfy defends canceling 'Stargate Universe'.
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24. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2011, 15:58 shuttleswo
kanniballl wrote on May 16, 2011, 14:19:
Prez wrote on May 16, 2011, 12:05:
Syfy defends canceling 'Stargate Universe'.

To be fair, Stargate Universe and Battlestar Galactica weren't Network TV. They were cable TV, a different animal. And Dexter is premium cable.

Other than that technicality, I agree with your overall sentiment. It's sometimes worth waiting a couple of seasons before you get into a show via Netflix or reruns. But even then you wind up with a failed finale.

Not that premium channels are any better about it; i canceled my HBO over deadwood. that still pisses me off to no end.
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