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  • Shuffle Time 016: Hey, Hey! Listen!   3 years 8 weeks ago

    i used to record pc game theme music from my soundblaster to a tape deck so i could listen in the car while driving

  • Corpse Run 071: Official canon   3 years 8 weeks ago

    Once I clicked on the FFVII song you were referencing this comic became instantly hilarious.

    Either way, you are one whacked out guy, Alex.

  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Games   3 years 8 weeks ago

    HI, thanks a lot for this. It really helped me out!

  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Games   3 years 8 weeks ago

    It's gonna be a good gaming year.

  • Square Announces Final Fantasy XIII-2 for 2012   3 years 8 weeks ago

    I get the feeling I'm the only guy in the world who actually mostly enjoyed FFX-2... Though that was mostly for the battle system. The story and presentation of FFX was absolutely better.

    What I don't understand from that trailer is how so much could have changed in that world in so little time, since Lightning is clearly the same age. And how is this ready before Versus XIII and Agito?

    While I was lukewarm on the characters in FFXIII and only liked Lightning and Sazh, the story was lacking and the script's delivery (at least in english) was awkward and at times just lame. I didn't feel the same emotional empathy as I did to IV, VII, VIII, IX, and X. Hopefully this sequel will bring some of that back. And let me control my entire party!

  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Games   3 years 8 weeks ago

    Deus Ex: HR?
    Bioshock Infinity?
    Dawn of War II: Retribution?
    Dead Space 2?

    And, Hopefully..
    Diablo III?

    These are just the PC games, there's probably a good 20 more popular upcoming sequels.

  • Shuffle Time 016: Hey, Hey! Listen!   3 years 8 weeks ago

    I am....not as much of a nerd as I thought I was!

  • Shuffle Time 016: Hey, Hey! Listen!   3 years 8 weeks ago

    lolololol. I had Guile's Theme as my ringtone for awhile. I had to take it off though, as I wouldn't answer a call just so I can hear as much of the song as possible.

  • Shuffle Time 015: Weekend at Bernio's   3 years 8 weeks ago

    Well... for sure the mouse and keyboard is better. it's safer!
    This scenario is not bad, it's fun but also can be too "violent. "

    Ils existent beaucoup de jeux de casinos pour les amateurs de jeux d'argent mais aussi pour les professionnels. En tout cas si vous voulez parier et gagner au poker ou au blackjack, il suffit de s'entraîner!

  • Digital Game Development in the Palm of Your Hand   3 years 8 weeks ago

    I very much recommend this game. It was a fun one to review.

  • Shuffle Time 015: Weekend at Bernio's   3 years 9 weeks ago

    Hehe...another reason I prefer the good old mouse and keyboard. Never made that mistake. Also, is it just me, or are the dialogue boxes sorta dyslexic? Seems like it needs to be read from right to left.

  • Shuffle Time 014   3 years 11 weeks ago

    The sad thing is that my good art is worse than your "bad" art.

    Glad to see Shuffle Time back!

  • Stop Complaining! A defense of the traditional A-F (60-100) game review scale.   3 years 12 weeks ago

    OK, so you say that because the system used for review is the same system as the one used in your school, it makes sense to keep it. OK, I understand that. Since readers are used to the system, let's keep using it.

    But then, you go on to defend the school system in itself, and then you stop making sense. "why reinvent the wheel and try to subvert the entire national/global mindset about what it means to get a certain number score?" Here we go with the "I'm American and the whole world is like the US" argument. First of all, it's not. And even if it was, that does not mean all your systems in place are the best or most logical in the world (a lot are, for sure, but that's beside the point). By using "F" as the single score for below 60% in school, you're basically saying that a kid who get 59 questions out of 100 is as bad as one who got 0. This can make a lot of difference: if my son gets 59%, I should put him through remediation. If he gets 0%, I know there's something else going on, just blind luck should ensure that he gets some points.

    In the movie or game critics environment, a numerical system is also easier to use than the grade system. Grade a movie on 5 criteria each scored out of 20 (just an example: acting, realization, music & sound effects, visuals & special effects, story) add them up and you get a percentage rating. How would you do that with you A to F system?

    Furthermore, an extended scale would enable extra granularity in the reviews. The grade system is basically a numerical system on base 13 (A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F), and it is especially difficult to differentiate between "bad" grades. Going back to the movie reviews system I outlined above, you could in theory get a movie with very bad music and visual, but great acting, realization and story. Yet, that movie could rate as an F, the same a a movie that would be terrible in 5 criteria or one average in all...

  • Corpse Run 062: The day the wiki's leaked   3 years 12 weeks ago

    hahahha. very current. this series keeps getting better and better.

  • Corpse Run 058: The energy crisis   3 years 14 weeks ago

    Dude, I don't know how you live in your house; it is stupid cold in there.

  • Going Old-School with Nethack   3 years 14 weeks ago

    Thanks for the update Tjr. I updated the hyperlink in the article.

  • Going Old-School with Nethack   3 years 14 weeks ago

    The NetHack wiki (Wikihack) has moved to NetHackWiki.com.

  • Why the Zelda: Skyward Sword Reveal Was at Least a Tad Disappointing, in as Few Words as Possible, Ironically Unlike This Title   3 years 16 weeks ago

    Can I plug my GAMECUBE CONTROLLER in my WII console and play the ZELDA SKYWARD SWORD
    with my Gamecube Controller ??????????? I just can't give up my GC controller !!!....Thanks

  • Corpse Run 053: Precious cargo   3 years 17 weeks ago

    If it's a device with batteries in it, they have to look through the bag as a security check. And they'll pull the items out and make sure they're not bombs.

    So yeah, if you really want to be mean to a friend... ^_^

  • Review: Fallout: New Vegas   3 years 17 weeks ago

    It may help to think of Fallout: New Vegas as a redo of Fallout 3. While Fallout 3 did the whole "Dark, hopeless ruins" thing really well, it's story was thrown togeather so amateurishly that it made Lucha Libre seem like the height of sophisticated culture. New Vegas is basically what Fallout 3 should have been, with the emphasis upon storytelling and not on randomly wandering across the wastes.

    As for the Karma system, they didn't really change it all that much. A few dialogue options open up and some of the random responses you get from NPCs change but that's really it. The reputation system (which was in all the Fallout games until they dumped it in 3) has a much more significant impact. There was this one area in Fallout 3 that always pissed me off (other than little lamplight). It was this cave system that was bascially a big town filled with bandits. It had a shop, a bar and even a bordello. But no matter how evil you were, bandits would always attack you on sight. So you never got to visit that place and talk to the people there. It was just another dungeon. With the faction reputation system, you could befriend those bandits and use that place as your main town.

    Actually, the one big thing I've noticed that NV is lacking is a decent random spawn rate. Most monsters and baddies are centered around specific locations (where they do respawn), but you don't run into alot of random enemies in your journeys. It's a bit dull in that regard as you don't really have to be on edge all the time when traveling. Then again it's supposed to be a much more civilized region. So that kinda makes sense.

  • Comics > Backward Compatible Web Comic by Aaron Williams on Crispy Gamer   3 years 17 weeks ago

    Any boy who wants to kiss me needs to understand that warp factors are not a straight line (obviously, because warp 9 is a finite speed and warp 10 is infinite speed) and warp 9.97 is much, much faster than warp 9.9.

  • Review: Fallout: New Vegas   3 years 18 weeks ago

    As for New Vegas, I really wanted to like it because I got very into Fallout 3, but I wasn't expecting the game to feel exactly the same. To me it's a very detailed expansion pack telling another story, like The Lost and The Damned, but in a partly different setting. After roaming around the outskirts doing gather and kill missions for people who seemed indifferent to the world I lost interest. I like the idea of it, but I didn't feel like replaying Fallout 3, which is essentially the experience I was having.

    I also didn't like the way they made the karma system feel so much less important, but maybe if I'd played more than 4 hours I would've seen why the tribe relations took so much more precedence.

    I know I sound like I hated it, but I actually do like the game. It's just not what I want to play at the moment if it doesn't feel like more of a fresh experience.

    Good review, though. You presented plenty of fair points. Maybe I'll play it in the future for Hardcore mode.

  • Review: Fallout: New Vegas   3 years 18 weeks ago

    I can't speak on Olivia Munn's behalf, but from listening to Jessica Chobot on the IGN Girlfight podcast or her appearances on other IGN podcasts I feel that she's actually a lot more down to earth than I'd expected. People hear model-turned-game-industry-er and immediately assume the person's a raging bitch, but I get the impression she's actually pretty cool. And she has some good insights on the game industry, too, but over all, like Felicia Day, she's a good looking woman who's involved in the game industry. And it's because of the uncommonness of that that she's elevated. She just happens to be in front of a camera a lot -- there are plenty of women in the game industry who don't get the same attention because they're not constantly filmed, no matter what level their looks are on.

  • Review: Fallout: New Vegas   3 years 18 weeks ago

    Yeah I'll take back my Chobot bash because I have no idea what she is like in person. But my commentary was not really to bash any of these women. It was to bash us slobbering, sycophantic, nerdy guys.

    Like I said previously, these women are so "incredible" merely because we are so desperate for attractive women to share our hobby. That doesn't speak to their worth, it speaks to our psychological malleability. When I see people worshiping girls like Felicia Day, my attention isn't on the women (it's a girl, I'm over the novelty of them), it's on the over-eager fans. A good majority of gamers (being the younger generation) are outspoken atheists, but from my point of view, they are simply worshipers of a different ilk. And it looks just as creepy/sad to me as those mega-church televangelist events.

    But back on topic, yeah Fallout New Vegas is great :)

  • Review: Fallout: New Vegas   3 years 18 weeks ago

    @Brian:

    Hold on. Timeout. Felicia Day is awesome. One, she's very attractive. Two, The Guild was absolutely hilarious. There may be more attractive girls and even cooler girls out there, but she has a good mix of both. To me, she seems genuine. I don't think she is a "poser" gaming icon. She's the real deal.

    I don't get that same feeling when thinking about Olivia Munn of Jessica Chobot however. Hell, they could be awesome for all I know, but I'm not going to say anything bad about them as I don't really know whether or not they genuinely wanted to be a part of the gaming community.