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76  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 05, 2014, 12:32:30 PM
Opening a few new areas and quests in Lightning Returns. Currently frustrated with the clock management. I thought I had accomplished enough side/main quests to buy me some time with the tree, but the last two times I've checked in with the Arc, I had lost two days. ::Queue, wan wan sound:: So I'm down to three days left. Question for the veteran Lightning Returns players: If I accomplish a main quest or a three-four star quest will that buy me a day? Also, what happens at zero/days/hours left? Game over screen? Lol....
77  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: June 03, 2014, 05:53:40 PM
Seeing as GoT is done for another year soon, any recomendations? I hear Fargo is good. Anyone watching it?

Fortunately there are two episodes left in Season 4 to air still. It's tough waiting a year for ten episodes of such a high production show, that I can understand. I don't know about the rest of the rpgfans here, but I haven't seen Fargo yet.

Not watching much else right now. My wife and I usually take summer TV "recess" to DVR the annual Masterchef (USA) amateur chef challenge. I'm not much of a chef or "culinary artist," but I like cheering on the underdog and watching these home cooks improve each episode.
78  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 29, 2014, 10:58:57 AM
http://youtu.be/_AkgJZGspCM

Mario has been recruited by Mercedes Benz Japan.
79  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 28, 2014, 01:25:56 PM
X-Men: DoFP definitely lived up to the hype. I wish I could have avoided all those trailers or news stories I was exposed to. There would have been a few more surprises for me, oh well. Still an amazing film in its own right. I can't wait for X-Men: Apocalypse two years from now if pre-production, schedules, production +post stays on track.
80  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 28, 2014, 01:00:17 PM
Not sure when my last entry was, but I finished FFXIII-2 a few weeks ago. Started up FFXIII-Lightning Returns. I'm a little frustrated with the time constraints right now even though I'm not that far in. I realize I can't save everyone, so I'm forced to decide who's worth pursuing or pass up for the quests given. I also think I need to re-study battle mechanics again because I feel like I'm taking forever to kill a target waiting for my EP gauge to replenish. Still on the final battle of Fire Emblem: Awakening, just haven't gotten around to it.
81  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So... Board Games? on: May 28, 2014, 12:53:34 PM
Played "Wiz War" with my wife and another couple Sunday night. Thought it would be a fun wizard game with a deck of cards that had spells and counter-spells. The game went sour fast when I played a card that let me take two of my wife's cards out of her choice seven. Turns out she needed those two cards to save her home-base remaining tablets. She retaliated by going after my wizard and taking my life down to four points where my friend then proceeded to finish me off two rounds later when I invaded his home base to take his remaining tablet. Game was over when my life points went down to zero. Interesting game, but I don't know if I'd play it again.

I like more co-op board games or games that let you collect resources to win.

My favorites are still Ticket to Ride, Stone Age, Settlers and Puerto Rico.
82  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 28, 2014, 12:42:45 PM
I asked him what his favorite video game was and he said Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.  He is six years old!  Now in my co-workers defense she did not buy these games for him.  He played them at his cousins (ages 7 or 8), without her knowledge.

Wow... 6!? I remember when I was his age I was just getting into Nintendo with the original Mario bro's game, Zelda, Duck Hunt, Excitebike, and Final Fantasy 1 to name a few. I couldn't even fathom watching/playing Call of Duty, GTA at that age.

On a similar note of violent content, my senior year of high school I went to the theaters to see Resident Evil with my buddies. Sitting a row in front of me was a father with a daughter and I wanted to say she was between the age 5-9. In any case, way far from 17 or 18. I couldn't believe a responsible dad would bring his young daughter to a movie like that. It was crazy graphic.

With the prevalence of media and accessibility of technology, my sympathies go out to those parents with young children that are already getting exposed to these forms of entertainment at such an early age.
83  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: May 22, 2014, 10:54:51 AM
If any of you guys have an eBay account, you may want to change your password. Most news sites covered the story yesterday, but I forgot to post it here. USAToday followed up with a good reminder on keeping passwords safe and more secure: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/05/22/password-protection-cybersecurity-ebay/9432075/
84  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 08, 2014, 05:35:03 PM
This viral video came out about a week or so ago, but kinda hit home personally even though I don't have a smartphone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7dLU6fk9QY
85  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The one that got away... on: May 08, 2014, 12:21:08 PM
I'm always sad when I hear people didn't finish Xenogears or Xenoblade Chronicles. They both were amazing games that I felt a personal connection to. Those games did everything right in terms of gameplay mechanics, character development, soundtrack, story, sidequests, etc. Thankfully, today there's YouTube to catch a game's ending if a gamer is tired, burnt out and just can't bring themselves to finish a game.
86  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 08, 2014, 11:43:21 AM
Finished Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail on Blu-Ray. Wow was that OAV gritty. I thought it was a little gritty for the first 24 episodes of the 2x12 episode series, but they def. turn it up a notch to expand Roberta's arch. Rock learns to have a "devil may care" attitude when trying to organize crime in Roanapur.

Overall, it was a fun trip to return to the Black Lagoon series to find out what happens after season two, The Second Barrage. I still enjoyed the ride gritty content and all.
87  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 07, 2014, 11:10:26 AM
Congrats on the new part-time job Dice. Hopefully it'll help you until a full-time position becomes available.

I'm working on motivation so I can finish FFXIII-2 and Fire Emblem 3DS: Awakening this week while the Mrs. is oversees two weeks for work. It's like being a bachelor all over again, kinda weird. I've been going through my media backlog of movies, DVR, anime and honey-dos I've meaning to get around to.

Speaking of work. On a more serious note, I'm contemplating a major career change that would require me to go to community college at night for one to three years max if I decide to commit to it while I maintain my day job. If I switch fields to nursing, I could potentially have higher job security, stability and opportunity to move up in a new career.
88  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The one that got away... on: May 07, 2014, 10:48:12 AM
For me it would be the final area of FFXIII. Fights/encounters were taking me super long to finish. I saw the game over screen a few times, lost patience and gave up over time. I always meant to return to it and finish it, but never got around to it. Funny thing is, I'm getting strange deja vu with FFXIII-2 right now. The encounters aren't difficult conversely, yet I just feel like I'm lost in a maze in the final area. Hopefully, I can figure it out and beat it this week.
89  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: May 01, 2014, 12:12:20 PM
I wonder if it'll be announcement on the Shin Megami Tensei*/Fire Emblem Wii U merge game they've been working on. It's rumored (confirmed?) that Nintendo will showcase the work in progress at this years' E3. I've been searching the web for more stories on it since E3 is now just a month away, but nothing really more than a teaser video that was previewed Jan 23rd, 2013 via Nintendo Direct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK5-EIzDtKo. Apologies if this discussed in Fire Emblem thread or misc. game news.

Edit: *"Shin Megami Tensei" fixed from original "Persona"
90  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 30, 2014, 01:39:48 PM
Because I watch Game of Thrones with my wife, who is always tired and never feels like watching it, we only just watched episode 6 of season 3. We even have HBO now, and still can't watch it as it airs. I should have just watched it on my own. hpmh.

I'm totally into Breaking Bad now. In the middle of season 2. Jessie is an idiot. And I want to strangle Walter for continually piling on the lies.

Enjoying watching Cosmos every week as well.


Haha.. too funny man, my wife is the exact way. She's got to be alert and in the mood for Game of Thrones. Usually she prefers the light and fully sitcoms on tv like New Girl, How I Met Your Mother (now concluded), and Big Bang Theory. No knocks against those shows -- just not really my thing. We're only on Season 2, but I'm in no rush since I read the books and know what will happen spoiler free from the internet spoiling every single little detail. Got season 3 on blu-ray and I'm DVRing the current season.

Interesting you mention Breaking Bad. I've never watched that show, but I saw an extremely polished supercut of the show in 10 minutes or less reflecting on the (d)evolution of Walter White. I don't know if I can sit down to watch the whole show, it's a bit dark/depressing for me, but I do think the acting was well done from watching the supercut.

Right now I'm caught up on Person of Interest and awaiting the finale which is leading up to be great. Also, I'm stoked they renewed the show to return this fall for season 4.
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