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  1. I promise my friend sam (disambiguity) is entering, so save him a slot :-)

    Heh. You've been trying to get me to do one of these competitions for a while now. Not going to let me chicken out at the last minute, are you?

    My picks:

    1) Volcano Valley Zone - Sonic 3D Blast

    2) Metallic Madness Zone - Sonic CD (US, CD)

    3) Flying Battery Zone - Sonic & Knuckles

    4) Gene Gadget Zone - Sonic 3D Blast

    5) Stardust Speedway Zone - Sonic CD (US, CD)

  2. Let's see, in approximate reverse chronological order:

    Zelda Link Between Worlds - Good return to form for Zelda, but not the best ever like some are claiming.

    Pokemon X - My first pokemon game since Blue/Red. I had forgotten how fun they are to run through once, but have no reply value whatsoever.

    Super Hexagon - I'm embarrassed at just how addicted to this game I am. Getting a new longest time is the best thing ever, even if I still died 32.4 seconds into the level.

    Don't Starve - Ironic that I found myself skipping meals so I wouldn't have to stop playing.

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - The extra game types add a lot of fun variety to this game that mario kart could use. Shame I suck at this game, though.

    X3: Albion Prelude - Because the crushing depth of this game makes up for the fact that you tend to spend more time telling the AI where to fly their ships than you do flying your own. For me, at least.

    Fallout NV - Controversial opinion: Despite the technical hiccups, it's much better than Fallout 3.

    FTL - Non-turn-based space strategy is a new one on me. Lots of fun to play, but crushingly frustrating when you get demolished by an auto-assault drone in the second to last sector.

    Also worth mentioning are Supra Mayro Bross, Supra Mayro Kratt, The Fantastic Game v1.fun, and Le Fantabulous Game. They're awesome games in the same way that fanfiction is awesome literature. Good for a laugh, but you better be drunk if you're going to see them through to the end.

  3. So my college friends and I have been doing this thing we call Terrible Movie Tuesday for about 3 years now, so we've seen a few awful ones. For some reason, I'm a fan of the animals-attacking-people "horror" films:

    2-Headed Shark Attack

    Birdemic Shock and Terror (despite the first 40 minutes containing no shock and very little terror)

    Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus

    Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus


    Shark Attack 3

    Snakes on a Plane

    As far as worst games is concerned... I dunno. Super James Pond for SNES is really cheesy, but, somehow, the gameplay works.

    Edit: Oooh! Forgot about Mega Piranha.

    And also Thankskilling.

  4. Can you add me to the list? UN: disambiguity

    Fun game so far. It's pretty much just your standard pokemon game with other players running around in the background. Haven't gotten to the point of doing any trading or battling, though.

  5. I don't have any games which I have not paid for. The only way it could be argued that downloading for a short trial (usually 30 minutes to an hour; enough to get through the intro and into the basic gameplay and get a feel for it) hurts game sales is if, by trying it, I decide that I don't like it and therefore don't buy it. However, since I have a limited amount of money each month to spend on entertainment, I don't buy games unless I'm quite sure I'll enjoy them, so if I'm sitting on the fence, I won't buy the game because I'm unsure, and trying it and then deciding I definitely won't buy changes the outcome. On the other hand, there have been a number of games I was unsure about until I tried them, and then went out and bought them. It's basically like borrowing a friend's copy of the game for an hour to decide if I want my own.

    And yet that (and most of everything else I've seen on this thread) contradicts what I've heard from other sources, that demos hurt video game sales. http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2008/04/study-suggests-game-demos-are-bad-business-for-publishers/

    I'm not sure what to think about that claim (also, is the fact that this was done 4+ years ago relevant?). I've probably rejected about twice as many games that I've played the demo for as I've gone out and bought, but that's just me.

    Also, The Damned, can you add me to the list? 1907-8158-5549


  6. As far as games are concerned, I only have Jetpack Joyride on my phone currently. It's fun and quick if you have ~5 minutes to kill. It's pretty much your standard helicopter game: Touch the screen to go up, let go to fall down, grab coins, avoid things that kill you. I like it because whenever I'm using my phone for games, I only have a couple minutes, and games tend to go quickly.

    Also, I recommend MortPlayer for a music player if you don't like the default. I like it because it uses your file systems folders to organize your music, so you don't necessarily need to browse by artist, album, etc. Whatever is in a folder is automatically grouped together.

  7. Popping in again to mention Frog Fractions, which I just played on suggestion from a Penny Arcade Report article. Less than an hour of playtime, free flash game. The first 10 minutes were confusing and sort of tedious, though with some admittedly hilarious humor in the upgrades you can purchase. Then I dove underwater after I bought the dragon. Then I LOST MY MIND.

    At first I thought this game was really dumb. Then I started purchasing upgrades. Then I realized this game is amazing. The humor style reminds me of problem sleuth.

    Which reminds me, I really need to catch up on homestuck.

  8. 1) As with just about everyone else, lose some weight. I'm a pretty big dude, and 30 lbs gone by the end of the year should be easily doable. I'm on an okay exercise regiment, but I need to keep upping my goals and change my eating habits. Hopefully, the rest will take care of itself.

    .....1a) There's going to be a Tough Mudder in Michigan in June. I want to participate and finish.

    2) Get posted. I still need to get a lot of experience before I'll be able to put out anything submitable, but if I get some work done 3 days a week, I should hopefully start putting together some decent stuff by Q4 this year.

    3) Figure out what I'm doing with my career/living situation. I don't really want to live in Lansing anymore. There's not much to do here. I've heard good things about Chicago, Boulder, and Portland, but I'm not familiar enough with any of them to want to uproot and move out there. I'm thinking some long weekend trips are in order (meetups, anyone?).

  9. I'm in for sure. Prereg is paid and room is booked.

    Any word yet on the room block? I'd like to try and actually get into the block this year, rather than last where where they were all like "Uh, yeah, you're totally in the OCR block. Well, yeah, you're on a different floor from everyone else, and you don't even remotely know anyone near you, but you're totally in the block. Don't worry."

  10. A meet-up sounds really fun; sadly I'm not active enough here (more of a lurker) to be able to join up. If suggestions are needed though I'll gladly chime in. I know the area pretty well since I have lived in the midwest my entire life... :/

    Doesn't stop me. As of this one, I'll have 2 posts, and I'm still planning on going.

  11. I'd be down for anywhere. Chicago sounds like fun, especially since I've never been. The VGL looked to be an hour outside of town, so that'd be doable. Also, it's the last US performance of 2012, so if we want to catch it again this year, that'd be it.

    So what are we thinking of doing? Long weekend 3 days 2 nights sorta deal?

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