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  1. Eh, I thought it was fun at least. I liked being able to change your roles instantly to suit the situation. See a big swing coming that's going to hit your whole party? Pop everyone into sentinel and shrug it off. If you missed your chance you can switch into sentinel/medic/medic party and heal up quickly. I would usually control a ravager and pick my spells according to weaknesses to drive up the enemies break bar quickly (forgot what that thing is called honestly) then switch to commando to launch them into the air and do massive damage while they are stunned. I would execute moves before
  2. The battle system is pretty much the only reason I finished this game. It takes around 20 hours until the fighting feels good though.
  3. A friend and I used to have bad movie nights in our early 20s. Order a pizza, have a few drinks and we'd see if we could make it through the whole thing. Saw many horrible pieces of cinema that way. Troll 2, Krull, Ernest movies, The Stuff, Gargoyles (1972), and Uwe Boll movies to name a few. As for things I actually own that are guilty pleasures: Pootie Tang from 2001. It's freaking written and directed by Louis CK! I fact that the lead character speaks in some pseudo-jive language is just awesome. Decent cast too with Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes and Jennifer Coolidge. Sa Da Tay! I'm a rhythm
  4. Like others have pointed out I think it has to do with nostalgia goggles more than anything. Just some quick thoughts on the games I have played with my approximate age. Minor spoilers ahead FF1 - Age ~7. Challenging for a seven year old without the internet. Combat was cool at the time (4 person party that you can choose? Yes please!). Ended on a weird note with time paradoxes that hurt my brain as a seven year old. FFVI - Age ~10-11. Personal favorite of mine. I'm sure I'm not the only one who was shocked to find out that the world of balance is just the first part of the game. That was a
  5. I used to love my pair of Sennheiser PX100s, until I loaned them to a friend and got them back blown out and with some added duct tape... These days I go for convenience over sound quality and use a pair of Motorola HT 820 bluetooth headphones. I've had these things for around 6 years at this point and can still get a full days charge out of them. Plus they very easily go from my computer to phone, and I can even take calls on them. They are a little bulky and ugly as sin, but they get the job done.
  6. The PC version of FF7 was tolerable to me, though that midi soundtrack is pretty terrible after hearing how it's supposed to sound. At the time I was just happy to be able to play it since I was a huge fan on FF6. GTA 4 on the PC was unplayably buggy. Models missing half their body, standing up in vehicles and tons of crashes to desktop. And of course any PC port where they don't change the button labels from the original console controller. "Push X to open door" or whatever does not help me on a keyboard...
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    Dota 2

    Thanks a ton for the invite! Now, I wonder if I can sneak in a quick game (and probably lose horribly!) before I have to get my day started...
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    Dota 2

    Well damn... I actually don't think it's activated on my account. I logged in yesterday to do the survey and sign up for a spot when I noticed it was in my library list already. I downloaded it and tried to play, but it stays stuck on the connecting to dota 2 network screen. I let it sit there for awhile, but it didn't budge. Checking the forums I found this http://steamcommunity.com/app/570/discussions/0/882965239636857387/ Basically everyone with a steam account can download the spectator client, so it shows up in your library to download. I'm guessing that's what I did?
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    Dota 2

    My steam profile page is http://steamcommunity.com/id/faustt001 I was kind of hoping it would have that Valve level of polish. LoL just feels so haphazardly put together at times. Figured the player base would probably be a wash. They're both aimed at the same crowd after all. I'd be happy if the average player doesn't act like a spoiled 12 year old who rage quits over trivial stuff, is that asking too much?
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    Dota 2

    Not sure if this is a faux pas or anything, but does anyone have a beta key they wouldn't mind parting with? A friend got me into the MOBA genre with LoL a few months back and while I like the game, the community of players is... a little lacking . Mainly want to see if the grass is greener, plus Valve has a pretty good track record (for me at least), so I'm interested to see their spin on things.
  11. I'm a really big fan of rhythm games. As I get older and play games less and less, my over gaming muscle isn't what it used to me. I really got into DJ Hero 2 awhile back and decided to try getting a 5 Star rating on every song. I was able to do it for every song except the final mega mix (each tier starts off with a mega mix that is 3-4 songs long). After trying many many times and always coming up short I ended up shelving the idea. A few months later I'm at my buddies place and decide to pop in the disc for the hell of it. I some how 5 star that bastard on my first try after not playing fo
  12. Thought I'd throw in a few things I use on a regular basis that you guys might find useful/handy. Click for Play Store page if you're interested. All listed apps are *FREE*. Stock compatible apps: ES File Explorer - File Explorer, I like the flexibility of being able to view remote shares easily from it, as well as many different viewing/sorting options. GO Contacts - Dialer/Contacts replacement. If you're on a generic dialer or AOSP based ROM, the dialer can be a little lacking. I like the themeability of the app, plus smart dialing for all your contacts, hurray! gStrings tuner - Simple t
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    Diablo III

    Patch is interesting so far. The attack speed nerf means my casting animations are a little longer than before, so I get caught by mobs more often mid cast now. I was only using 15% on one piece, so it's not a big adjustment. Glass canon isn't as viable any more since repair costs went up so much. Death actually carries some weight now which is good. The damage nerf in the higher acts means I can actually wear my resist gear and not get one shotted still, so yay for that. I'm down from 42K DPS to 19 now wearing it though. Thankfully I was able to down the Siegebreaker before the patch hit to
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    Diablo III

    At level 60 this is very true. Keep in mind that Wave of Zombies is a level 33 rune while Zombie Bears is 54. So it's not exactly like the rune is always out classed by another one. There are far more worthless runes for a WD like Spider Queen, Angry Chicken or Toad of Hugeness (has some CC applications, but is out classed by something like Hex or Horrify). As for Inferno testing. I read somewhere awhile ago in an interview that internally the testers couldn't finish it themselves. Which means balancing was never properly done for the end game when launch day hit. I completely understand why
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    Diablo III

    This is true. My stats were a lot worse when I started Act 2. I'm at 30K DPS before soul harvest with ~20% crit chance ~180 crit damage now. Upgrades don't come cheap anymore and that's to be expected. An offensive gold find set would probably be a good investment. As you said, it's hard to sell the low end 60 gear for much anymore which is all you get from Act 1. It would be nice to get a drop that's actually and upgrade without having to hit the AH. The consensus among most Witch Doctors is that a glass cannon build is about the only way to go post Act 1. As a WD you can basically die once
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    Diablo III

    I want to love this game, but progression is a bitch. Stuck at the end of Act 2 Inferno and I just lack the skill to not get hit once during the Belial fight (Playing a WD). I in no way feel entitled to be able to complete inferno, it's supposed to be hard. Farming Act 2 is horrible because of the mob types (damn you Lacuni and those vanishing snakemen!). Act 1 isn't too great either since a large amount of people are doing the same thing, so the AH is flooded with gear that doesn't equip you well enough for Act 2 and beyond. To top it off inflation is getting worse by the day. When I first h
  17. I'm sure many of us compulsively tap our hands, fingers or feet to whatever music is playing in the background without even thinking about it. I know I catch myself doing that on a daily basis. People who don't know me well think I'm nervous, when I'm actually not even aware I'm doing it. I'm still waiting for the one magical song to sync up with my windshield wipers in the car. It never happens though...
  18. Found this thread right as I was about to go to sleep. Here's a few to add to the list if anyone cares. 30: Dot Matrix from Mel Brooks Spaceballs 35-36: I think those are the evil robot versions of Bill and Ted from Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey 57: Cylon from Battlestar Galactica 120: Roise from The Jetsons 147: V.I.N.CENT from Disney's The Black Hole 156: Is the annoying as hell Twiki from Buck Rogers 157: Dr. Theopolis Whoever made this really took their time and picked some obscure bots. I approve!
  19. Bump I guess. So this came out yesterday. Wondering if anyone can answer this yet. Does anyone know if I can use a run of the mill midi to USB adapter to hook up a keyboard? Being the cheap gamer that I am, I really don't feel like investing in a 40 dollar pro adapter. I'm leaning towards no, seeing as drivers are needed for computer use.
  20. I feel dirty. I chose convince over quality these days. Been using Motorola HT820s (stereo bluetooth headset ) for awhile now and just love them. Yeah bluetooth audio quality sucks, but man is it just handy. I can listen to music from my netbook, take calls from my phone and easily switch my music over to my phone. Charge lasts about a week with moderate use which is more than enough for me. They make you look like a bit of a geek though, which is fine by me! I do miss my PX100s. Best bang for your buck IMO. Those babies saw a lot of wear and tear. They didn't stand a chance against my frie
  21. Here's a pinout for the SNES A/V Cable. http://pinouts.ru/Game/SnesVideo_pinout.shtml ghetto style: 11 9 7 5 3 1 12 10 8 6 4 2 S-Video Pin out. http://pinouts.ws/s-video-pinout.html So it looks like you should have 2 grounds and a Y and a C coming from the Svideo part of the cable. Pin 9 is second from the left on the top of the port. The SNES pinout says that's the composite cable (yellow RCA). Pin 8 (bottom, and right one) is the C part of the S video. You're right, looks like pin 7 (Y) just isn't wired. I can't really tell from the picture, is the copper wire (usually ground) going
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    Metroid: Other M

    Yay for buddies with connections! I went on a good ole fashioned gaming binge today and finished the game in about 8 and a half hours with 50% item collection. For a frame of reference, I'm new to Metroid. First game in the series I played was Prime. Played through Prime 2 and Corruption just lost my interest about 3/4s through. TLDR version: Plays like a watered down Ninja Gaiden. Combat and exploration is fun, dialog/writing is horrible. In depth: First off, the cut scenes are pretty bad =\. That said, you only have to sit through it in the begining and end of the game. The writing is ju
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    Metroid: Other M

    Bumping this old topic rather than making a new one. So this is due out in a few days. Infendo did a review of it which I just read through. I'll still be picking this up, but I think I'll be sharing the reviewers views. Limited 1st person controls in comparison to Prime, Cut Scenes galore, and character development that the metroid-verse isn't akin to. As long as more than 50% of the game is shooting at space baddies I'm sure I'll enjoy it. Full Review: http://www.infendo.com/mixed-results-infendo-reviews-metroid-other-m/ Yeah... Those comments on that page got way out of hand. Anyone p
  24. You should check out Dwelling of duels too. It's a monthly remix competition where the focus is on live instruments. It's not ALL metal, but a good chuck of the mixes are what I'd call "Rock". Their page used to be at http://dod.vgmix.com but it looks down right now... Someone made a wiki with downloads to past months (though far from complete), so you can at least still check it out. Hopefully they get a site again. Some really good mixes have come out of there over the years. http://bossies.org/Dwelling_of_Duels
  25. Holy crap this is a lot of info to sift though! Stuff that made impressions: New Zelda - Meh, looks like more of the same. Maybe he'll transform into a bird rather than wolf this time. Skyward Sword? Who knows? Metroid: Other M - Yay a release date! DKC Returns - About time another side scrolling Donkey Kong game came out! Theres a lot of crap going on in those videos. I like the blending of the background to the action of the foreground, might be a little too much though... 3DS seems to be hitting the ground running. They've got a lot of developer support already AND movie studios. I gue
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