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  1. Ha ha ha. This coming from the kid that asserts subjective statements as if they're facts that everyone must agree with.
  2. Wow, I'm sorry I took the time to post. I thought you were at least semi-rational, maybe young or misinformed, but apparently it's beyond that as you can't even grasp the basic concept of subjectivism. You wouldn't happen to have Asperger's would you?
  3. Heh heh, looks like the Blizzard logo is a Protoss unit.
  4. Lol, are you serious? Did you even read what I said? I said "graphics and story can contribute to a game just as much as gameplay. They're all parts to a whole..." I never said that a game lacking those things would be considered "sub par", though if someone released a game with NES graphics and no story, it'd better have some extremely innovative gameplay for me not to consider it sub par. I grew up playing the NES, but it's not often I find anything more than amusement from those games these days, regardless of innovation. Also, just so you know, what makes a game good is completely subjective, so you're quite naive if you think everyone thinks the definition of "innovative gameplay" is the same. Not everyone even thinks gameplay is the defining factor of every game. My favorite video game series is the Final Fantasy series, but after playing through almost all of them, some of the older ones have what was once considered to be innovative gameplay, but now a lot of it feels like boring and repetitive stat building to me. However, the games still hold up extremely well today because of their amazing stories, incredible sound tracks, complex emotions... etc These things even offset the once innovative, but now archaic feeling gameplay enough to the point where I might play them again in time. When I was younger I used to value gameplay more, but these days I generally don't even want to be playing a game unless it has gameplay and depth in other areas. You can have all the innovative gameplay you want, but without other things like story, visual style, good music, or well-implemented multiplayer, a game ends up feeling more like a brief period of amusement than something with substance. Or at least that's how I see things, and as I said, it's completely subjective. P.S. If I had TF classic I'd be glad to check it out (I was too addictied to Quake 3 back when TF first came out.) Maybe I'll get a torrent of it and play if you can convince some other people to play without bashing the well-liked and all around enjoyable sequel.
  5. You know what? That is crap. Disregarding your completely subjective argument; graphics and story can contribute to a game just as much as gameplay. They're all parts to a whole, which is why any decent game critic looks at all of those criteria and more before concluding how good a game is.
  6. Heh heh, it's interesting to see Gen disc's change in views regarding the PSP. I'd say the reasons listed in this thread accurately outline why the PSP is worth every cent if you harness its capabilities. If you don't plan on utilizing emulation its value is a little more debatable, but there is a decent selection of truly great games. Based on what I've played, I highly recommend/second Valkyrie Profile, both Syphon Filter games (highly polished as mentioned), Wipeout, and Jeanne d' Arc (still playing it).
  7. I may try out, and if I do I will commit. How are these voices going to implemented into the game though, or are they? A mod for the PC version, or a rom hack? Edit: Nm, just read the original thread. Sounds like a good idea, though you might want to add those details to this thread somewhere.
  8. Good stuff man, thanks for posting it. Tell you friend to keep it up. Yeah, I have to agree that they aren't very obscure, but they are worth listening too. Also, links to particular songs are always nice. Also, if something isn't completely obscure that's OK, but it'd be good if most of us haven't heard it.
  9. I figured I'd make a thread about very obscure music, so that we can all hear some. I'm talking about the kind of music that there is good chance that you would likely never hear or have heard if you were somebody else. Oh yeah, and you should consider it be worth hearing as well, and, preferably, provide a link and/or description. Anyhow, I'll start things off with some obscure music from the also obscure movie, "Killer Klowns from Outer Space." This track is pretty good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS-Nr1RGLAU&feature=related But I really wish there were more to this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJMXTL4zuYQ
  10. Just went outdoot climbing on granite yesterday, and it was pretty intense. I have a climbing gym near me and I got into it a few months ago, and it is awesome exercise (and its fun as hell). Definitely a great compliment to regular exercises. If there is anything that'll get you in shape it's pulling yourself up the side of walls.
  11. Really great mix -- brings back the good ol' days. Only good Warcraft mix I've ever heard.
  12. Neko, you kick ass -- about time Lufia gets a worthy mix. Also, I'd give the spoken words or vocals a shot if you've got lines/lyrics.
  13. I've mentioned this before, and I second this.
  14. Atomicfog


    Dragon Force is a good band and I enjoy listening to their music, but there are two things I hate about them: 1. The somehow cause people to make too many threads here about them (and everyone loves to talk about how early they discovered them) 2. They stole the name of a Sega Saturn game that is better than they'll ever be.
  15. I think you need to tell him, "BLOW IT OUT YOUR ASS!"
  16. When I first listened to this remix I wasn't paying much attention to it, and thought it to be a really nice, rare ToF remix, but the more I listen to it, the more I realize the brilliance behind it. Everything is handled with such finesse, and its quality is comparable to that of a live orchestra, or blockbuster movie. It's truly an uplifting piece, and I'm definitely going to have to keep an eye out for more VHD remixes.
  17. Heh, I kind of wrote that fast, but I'm just semi-obsessed with time travel media, and I wasn't sure what you meant. But yeah, I liked the Parallel Universe Theory (PUT) aspect of Donnie Darko a lot. Any time travel movie that uses PUT doesn't have paradoxes, which is why PUT is so great. Yes, I also highly recommend Equilibrium, but it's much more of an action movie than anything else, so if you want an in depth psychological aspect -- you don't really get it. Yes, pretty damn good, though one part irked me. SPOILERS The part where he goes back in time from the prison and stabs his hands does not work. By their methodology, once you go back it changes things from that point on -- so he would have already come into the prison with scars on his hands; so it wouldn't seem miraculous at all. Anyhow, it is still really good, and was much better than I was expecting, from Ashton especially.
  18. You mean, how time didn't loop? I can think of plenty of examples that didn't have that -- maybe you should figure out the correct time travel terminology. BTW Donnie Darko used a form of Parallel Universe Theory, in case you didn't catch it.
  19. Yeah, I was going to say Dark City as well, but I wasn't sure if that'd count since it had a little of everything. Also Twelve Monkeys.
  20. Yes, psychological thrillers are often great. I've seen almost every movie recommended so far, and almost every movie recommended so far is awesome.In addition I highly recommend Primer and Collateral . I'd also like to specifically second Being John Malkovich (especially), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Donnie Darko, and Cube, Saw (only the original) and Memento. I really need to watch Pi, I have it, I just have to get to it. The Machinist was decent, but I preferred Fight Club, and The Machinist seemed like a Fight Club rip-off, so I'd recommend Fight Club instead. Once you've seen one, you the other will be completely predictable.
  21. BTW, for those who aren't impressed with HD, wait until UHD comes out. I had a chance to see this amazing technology at NAB 2007, and it was WOW. Basically, it looks completely real from a few feet away, and if it weren't on a flat surface, it would look completely real. This is shows how much space that technology takes up... We'll need HDVs. http://www.answers.com/topic/ultra-high-definition-video?cat=technology
  22. Umm... Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs are not holographic versatile discs. Regular DVDs hold about 4.7 gigs, CDs have about 700mb, and Blu-rays can hold from 25 to 50 GBs. Heres a list of amounts of space HD video takes up for you (though this doesn't include the high compression codecs, MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, and SMPTE VC-1, that Blu-Ray uses): (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/howto/articles/UnderstandingHDFormats.aspx)
  23. I only skimmed the articles, but I don't see anything that says anything about there not being "...a discernable difference between 720p and 1080p on displays smaller than 50". Also, sitting closeness is irrelevant, because sitting closer is something you can easily do.
  24. That might be a valid point if we were talking about T.V., but we're talking about Blu-Ray here (which is 1080P), not compressed T.V. HD.
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