PSN, Xbox Live Marketplace Content Updated


The past week has seen a flurry of content for both online services. PlayStation 3 fans landed a stack of demos, including Ratchet and Clank, Conan, and NHL 2K8. Everyday Shooter, a long awaited indie title, also hit the Network for $9.99.

Xbox 360 online users gained a glimpse of Virtua Fighter 5, though the demo only allows for local multi-player. The hyped online features are obviously on hold until the final release. Also, as if you weren’t busy enough, the wildly addictive Puzzle Quest arrives on the Live Arcade, packed with online multi-player that will cause you to miss even more holiday hits than you were going to already. Yaris, a free downloadable adver-game for Toyota, will from here on be referred to “The Game We Shall Not Speak of.”

Dump man under his 5-year-old girl’s thumb

The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV) March 12, 1999 | Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: I have been going with a man for three years. “Jerome” has a 5-year-old daughter, and I don’t know how much longer I can tolerate that child. She tells her father where to sit, where to stand, when to go out and what to eat. She walks around his apartment and insists on holding his hand, no matter what he’s doing. She even goes to the bathroom with him. (He says she cries if he locks her out.) If she awakens in the middle of the night, he allows her to sleep with him.

Jerome is divorced, and his daughter spends two nights a week at his place. I realize she misses her father, but this seems to me a very unhealthy attachment. When she is with him, she won’t play with her toys; she only wants to sit on his lap. This child has so many hang-ups, it saddens me. Jerome says I am jealous of her, but I don’t believe so. What do you say, Ann? – Ready to Give up in Richmond, Va. go to site ingrown toenail treatment

Dear Richmond: Dump Jerome unless you are willing to play second fiddle to that pathetic spoiled brat for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, her brattiness is not her fault. Her father (probably guilty about the divorce) has catered to the child to the extent that he is totally under her thumb. Adios, Jerome, and the sooner the better. Dear Ann Landers: My husband is a wonderful man, 56 years old and highly intelligent. He had an ingrown toenail that was red and swollen and looked infected. I suggested he soak it in hot water and try to cut as much of the nail as he could. Well, Ann, I caught him soaking his toe in my good Crock-Pot. I went ballistic. He insisted that hot water and soap would clean the pot up just fine and I had no reason to fly off the handle. I threw the contaminated pot away. The next morning, I discovered he had put it back in the cupboard. I took it with me to the office and threw it out there. Was I wrong, or am I married to a man with the brain of a flea? – Grossed Out in Stockton, Calif. Dear Stockton: Sorry, dear, but you threw out a perfectly good piece o f crockery that would have been OK after a thorough scouring. It could be that after seeing your husband’s foot in the pot, you could not bring yourself to cook in it, but actually, the problem was more in your head than the pot. Should your husband get another ingrown toenail, ask him to use an aluminum pail. And while we’re on the subject of toenails, they should be cut straight across. Sorry if I ruined some breakfasts out there, but this information is something you need to know, folks. Dear Ann Landers: Our 14-year-old son’s school friends gave him some phone numbers to access pornographic services. These were for international and 900-number calls. Without understanding the consequences, he ran up phone bills in excess of $800 during a four- week period. Although minors are forbidden to use these services, he had to give only verbal affirmation that he was 18. No one checked to make sure he was telling the truth. What’s more, all phone calls made from our home are OUR responsibility, regardless of the circumstances. Please tell your readers that 900 and international calls can be blocked free of charge. Call your local phone service for details. Don’t assume it won’t happen to you. We didn’t think it could happen to us, either. – Anonymous in Liberty, Mo. Dear Liberty: You’ve performed a fine public service by writing. Thank you for wising up a lot of people today (including me). Is alcohol ruining your life or the life of a loved one? “Alcoholism: How to Recognize It, How to Deal With It, How to Conquer It” can turn things around. Send a self-addressed, long, business- size envelope and a check or money order for $3.75 (this includes postage and handling) to: Alcohol, c/o Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11562, Chicago, IL 60611-0562. To find out more about Ann Landers and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at this web site ingrown toenail treatment

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