The Stone — Cool Internet Game

If you’re tired of waiting around for the next episode of Majestic, can’t get the hang of the Plexata, or are sad that the A.I. game is over, then The Stone might be a great game for you.For just the cost of a Stone (anywhere from $4-20, depending on where you find it), you can log into this Internet-based puzzle game and play til you drop. The cost of the Stone is the ONLY cost — ever.There is a nice community around the game as well, and many fan sites with additional puzzles in the style of The Stone.Not convinced? Check out the free games on The Unknown and decide for yourself!

Grand Theft Auto III for the PC

Grand Theft Auto III (from Rockstar Games) arrived today. Anxious to go vent my frustrations on the citizens of Liberty City!

LIBERTY CITY, USA. WELCOME TO AMERICA’S WORST CITY. You’ve been betrayed and left for dead. Now you’re taking revenge, unless the city gets you first. Mob bosses need a favor, crooked cops need help and street gangs want you dead. You’ll have to rob, steal and kill just to stay out of serious trouble. Anything can happen out here. Featuring a fully 3-D living city, a combination of narrative driven and non-linear gameplay and a completely open environment, the game represents a huge leap forward in interactive entertainment. For the first time, players are put at the heart of their very own gangster movie, and let loose in a fully-realised 3 dimensional city, in which anything can happen and probably will. With a cast of hundreds, 50 plus vehicles, ranging from sports cars to ice cream trucks and from boats to buses, 3 hours of music, including opera, reggae, house, drum and bass, pop and disco, a huge array of street ready weapons and some of the seediest characters in video game history, Grand Theft Auto 3 is a sprawling epic which will show you that sometimes, crime can payand sometimes it can pay you back.

Diablo II 1.10 Patch RELEASED

drew: Diablo II 1.10 patch available.

CEmery: damn, only 2 years later

drew: Weird, eh?

CEmery: yeah

CEmery: why bother now?

drew: They made some significant changes, but I agree… It’s late.

CEmery: very late

drew: VERY late.

CEmery: Quite late indeed.

drew: Really late.

CEmery: Too late?

drew: Almost too late.

drew: But not quite. Still late, but not TOO late.

drew: A little late, maybe.

CEmery: More than a little late.

drew: WAY more than a little late, really.

CEmery: Yeah

drew: Surprisingly late, I’d say.

CEmery: Late.

CEmery: Surprising at all.

drew: The lateness isn’t a surprise; it’s that it’s so far after the last one.

Guild Wars: Factions PvP Weekend Jan 20-22, 2006

Guild Wars: Factions Global Free-For-All PvP Weekend Event
Guild Wars

The Guild Wars Team would like to invite gamers everywhere to join us on the weekend of January 20th for a Guild Wars: Factions Global Free-For-All PvP Weekend Event! This event will take place on the Battle Isles, the new PvP continent. Players can visit this new area of the world to to try out a brand new arena, to visit the new combat training zones, or to experience the PvP explorable areas. Join us to get an early look at how PvP will evolve with the coming of Guild Wars: Factions!

The Event Schedule

Start of Event: January 20th: Midnight Pacific Time; 8:00 a.m. GMT; 5:00 p.m. Seoul
Closing Time: January 22nd/23rd: 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time January 22nd; 7:59 a.m. GMT January 23rd; 4:50 p.m. Seoul January 23rd

Your Key to PvP

American Players:

European Players:

Feel free to share this key with your friends, guild mates and gaming partners!

Download the Guild Wars game client now!

Click (more…), below, to view Frequently Asked Questions about this event.

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RECIPE 48: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pecorino

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pecorino

No more wrinkled noses when people hear you’re serving Brussels Sprouts — they’ll be begging for more. Properly cooked Brussels Sprouts are sweet, nutty, and full of good flavor. In this preparation, from Franny’s restaurant in Brooklyn, they’re also anointed with olive oil and given a good roasting. The walnuts and pecorino are perfect counterpoints. Look for fresh Brussels Sprouts on their long stalks at the farmers’ market.

Recipe By: BEST AMERICAN RECIPES 2005-2006, page 183
Serving Size: 6
Cuisine: Uncategorized
Main Ingredient: Brussels Sprouts
Categories: Roast, Vegetables, Side Dish

-= Ingredients =-
1/2 cup Walnuts
18 each Brussels Sprouts ; cut in half
to taste Extra virgin olive oil
to taste Salt and pepper
squeeze Fresh lemon juice
to taste Pecorino Toscano ; optional, for topping

-= Instructions =-
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Toast the walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet for about 10 minutes, or until they smell toasty; set aside. Crumble them when they’re cool enough to handle.

Turn the oven up to 450 degrees.

Toss the Brussels Sprouts in a bowl with enough olive oil to coat each sprout, 2 to 3 tablespoons. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Arrange the sprouts in a single layer on the baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes or until fork-tender and some of the leaves have become crunchy.

Let the sprouts cool on the baking sheet, then toss in a large bowl with the walnuts. Drizzle liberally with olive oil, add a squeeze of lemon, and season with salt and pepper. Shave some of the pecorino on top and serve warm.

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