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  1. This...so much this. Gaming can teach you this kind of dedication and conscientiousness in a risk free environment. As I get older I find myself drawn more and more to rogue-likes and retro gaming on consoles (save state free!). I feel like these games help me become more at peace with the idea that losing or failing is a result of my own my mistakes or the universe taking a dump on me. I think we spend too much time in this day and age worrying about what is going to "take us somewhere" but what we are really worrying about is how we can achieve some kind of celebrity status. But who cares if games may not contribute this? The idea that we can live life to live life well should be paramount to anything else. Keeping thoughtful gaming as a part of your time budget can totally be a part of making your life better.
  2. Dreamcast 2 HAS to be real! http://www.gametrailers.com/video/dreamcast-2-talking-classics/712554?type=flv
  3. You know? Sometimes I really do feel like a plastic bag...This whole pop music thing is making so much more sense to me now. And please...let this video be a joke, stunt, or ironic statement...please.
  4. Wait....wait....I just did some cursory research...and it seems this is a real song...written by two people? And they had this girl perform it? And now it has over twelve million hits and is generating money and buzz? And it's not a joke song? Is that what this is? This is a real not a joke song??? IS IT!?
  5. Am I the only one that has trouble with telling the difference between or is unable to tell the difference between Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria? In addition...why are they famous? (lucsious posterior excluded) I realise I could do that research on my own, but that's a rabbit hole I don't want to go down. Internet people, give me your expertise! Also, that song is bruuuuutal. If this gets on the regular rotation on the radio, all faith is lost.
  6. Hey, are we still talking about boobs in here? Mam! Talk about a way to get more views!
  7. Will this be a good enough hold over? http://www.everybodydancenow.net/deware/WeDareRemake.swf
  8. unibeam unibeam unibeam unibeam unibeam!
  9. Oddly enough...this was eseentially the core message of No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle...in addition to Bizarre Jelly 5.
  10. In all honesty, I really enjoyed the first half or third of Postal...I mean...c'mon, Dave Foley's wang. Every inch of that man is humour. ESPECIALLY those inches. Yea...uhh...yeah. Really though, until the story gets in the way, funny movie. Thanks for helping me remember it, Herr Strander! Uwe ist stolz auf dich!
  11. You know, when I went to university, (yes, other people here has did that 2!) if nobody agreed with me AND I felt like they weren't getting what I was saying, it usually meant that I was a mix of two things: wrong and not explaining myself very well. Also, I'm on board with other posters here...what is this even about anymore? To win a debate (if that's what this has come to be about...) one must focus largely on the defense and creation of their own argument. If one becomes too concerned with tearing apart counter-arguments, the argument becomes diluted and loses its ability to be followed. Zircon, Darkesworde, The Author, The Damned, Catfrog, and all others with a consistent tone, thank you...thank you for being consistent, rational, and reasonable. I think I've learned a couple things in this thread. You are internetting very well! Mr Jack Kiester. I am very much wanting to have understand of your pointing. But it semantically be very tuff to follow because point by point and direction free! Summumarise yes to do?
  12. From the pages of a somewhat marxist (and now outdated or built upon) school of 1960's history comes!!!! Some history...about eekernomicz...not so much copyright law... http://past.oxfordjournals.org/content/50/1/76.full.pdf
  13. I.....ugh....it DOES look atmospheric, but using a prisoner as the protagonist just seems too easy. Of course he has issues! Unless...there's no prison bus at all!!! On the side...has anyone else been following this guy? http://michaeljbassett.wordpress.com/
  14. Certain parts of me just pulled into my body from excitement....
  15. Shoooooot.....folks...we missed it all along. The solution is free calendars...geez!
  16. Sir, I did not, sir! I also didn't see his post until after I posted mine. My main point was that, in essence, people pirate because they don't want to pay period. What the price is is entirely irrelevant. Now, with the humble indie bundle and its 25% piracy rate, well! We have a whole new problem here, which concerns learned behaviours and patterns of behaviour, all of which extend FAR beyond the issue of price itself. In addition, the link I provided and subsequent post was also to highlight how irrelevant price is to piracy...but that was not really talked about! Most humble apologies since that was not present in the first posting!
  17. Mr. Speaker! I would like to show the government a small piece of news: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/NINTENDO+URGES+TRADE+ACTION+TO+END+VIDEO+GAME+PIRACY-a018017021 Now, if we adjust for inflation, higher wages, the fact that I was never able to get Maximum Carnage for the SNES because it was first C$119.99 and then mercifully lowered in price to C$109.99, and, of course, lady gaga... Yes, Mr. Speaker....there it is.... the higher prices argument is largely invalid...now if you were to argue that price itself causes piracy, then yes...I will agree. As a consumer, lower price is always better, no price is always best. I'm sure the government will have no problem with this reasoning. Thank you, Mr. Speaker! (Is this admissible as a debate rebuttal!?)
  18. I just finished playing through Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and I was definitely impressed by the experience! I was initially worried about this game because of the lack of combat but actually found it quite refreshing. Too many games focus on killing as an objective, or even the only objective. So it was unique to play one which focused solely on exploration, escape, and discovery. At times it felt like I was playing an old adventure game (anyone remember Sanitarium?), a feeling that was heightened by the sense of immersion I had when playing it. While playing it I couldn't help but feel nostalgic about the first time I played Silent Hill back when I was in high school. At that time, with limited internet access, I had to piece together the games story and meaning myself. I remember walking around the town, terrified, wondering whether the people had been taken by aliens, if they were gone as the result of some kind of apocalyptic event, the game just kept me guessing, building, and eventually coming to some kind of logical (as far as the game goes) conclusion. Shattered Memories had me doing the same thing, just in a different context. They bent so many rules that I kept thinking how it was the same, how it was different, and how the game's story was actually going. It was nice to recapture that feeling of immersion, confusion, and fear that I felt in the original. And...this game scared the crap out of me. Just walking around the town is an unsettling experience. And the chases...By the mid-point the chase scenes had become a little dull. But, they actually got more exciting near the end when I had become more emotionally involved in the game. Even though there isn't really a death penalty, I felt like I owed it to myself to escape, and escape well. The game designers really did a good job of making you join Harry in the game. The environments, messages, and subtle touches here and there really pull you in and build a pressing feeling of dread and anxiety, and it really doesn't let up. Even after the denial inducing finish. Even though this thing was a huge departure from the series canon, it sits right beside the original game as my favourite.
  19. I'll put in my hat for Y's Books 1 & 2. Once you figure out the bizarre combat mechanic (and how to equip stuff...) it becomes a pretty enjoyable, though simple, game. It reminds me a bit of Hydlide, only it doesn't suck and has excellent music.
  20. I can only say this: at several times during the press conference, I found myself booing at the television. Way to go Nintendo, I bought your console for No More Heroes and the Virtual Console. Boo. Edit: I suppose I can be excited about the Wii Speak. I can flail my arms around AND yell at my television; all the while, people can complain about having to hear my muffled voice over the sounds of my dog barking at my washing machine.
  21. Nintendogs. Just pick the version with her favourite breed and you'll be set to watch her interact with the DS with levels of intimacy you never thought possible (or are familiar with). If she likes dogs...honestly a no-brainer choice.
  22. Leveling up is really up to you. It increases your bravery and helps you digest food, but isn't suuuuper necessary to completing the game. If things are going to easy, just slide the level slider down, increasing the difficulty, drops, and awesome factor. And the pigs, kill the damned pigs!!!
  23. Don't forget to mention that the AI in Crystal Chronicles is pretty much useless. I just beat the game yesterday and was pretty satisfied. The "+ game" afterwards ramps up the difficulty and changes the drops that enemies leave behind, making the not-too-complex crafting mechanic a bit more addictive. If nothing else, it's definitely worth your time as a rental, don't miss this game because the GC game was balls without 3 friends and a lot of patience.
  24. Crystal Chronicles, anybody out there also grab this gem? I'm enjoying it way more than the GC one (I'm even playing on my own!), there's no pot duty, moving through the game world is easier, the VO work is surprisingly well done, and I'm actually enjoying the story. Only complaint is that it's looking like it'll be too short, but a + game feature will likely extend my playtime.
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