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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 23, 2014, 09:10:13 PM
I called up gamestop and they implied I could return it all individually instead of as a bundle but I couldn't tell if they meant like, trade in value or just... returning it individually. I'll try to talk to someone in person tomorrow over lunch.
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 23, 2014, 07:18:41 PM
Well fuck.

I don't think Gamestop was running this deal a week ago, but I go into one of the stores today (because I was wondering around the mall in a daze while waiting for the build to deploy at work) and they had this thing that was like, 250Gig Xbox + 2 controls + 2 used games valued under 20 dollars*, for the same price as the thing I bought online.

Which was invariably a better deal than what I got.

I have no idea if I can return the thing I bought and say "Whoops ordered the wrong bundle" and get the in-store deal instead.

* Assuming this is two games valued under 20 dollars a piece. If it's twenty total, that's not a great deal.
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 23, 2014, 02:03:38 AM


Nintendoin' what nintendoes best.
64  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 23, 2014, 01:29:51 AM

omg, this is really cute, and I don't even find Nopons that adorable at all (HOWEVER!  I do admire their independence and not simply "mascot character" status!).

@ Dice wrt Kidicarus: Do you have a 3DS or a 3DSXL?

Xenoblade - Hanging out with Hermione on the hand. Played this for like two hours. Why did I convince myself I didn't like Xenoblade? Also is plush Rikis a thing?

Cuz Xenoblade is awesome.  It's like the single-player-FF12-offline-MMO done completely right.

And I'm playing on the XL --- why do you ask?
(I suppose camera-ing it with a bigger screen is somewhat problematic I guess??)

I heard the bigger screen made aiming easier but you have the added weight so it's harder to hold. IDK I thought the pure controller controls worked fine for the ground stuff.

I think I'll o mess around with that tonight because I can't sleep.
65  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 22, 2014, 10:02:45 PM
@ Dice wrt Kidicarus: Do you have a 3DS or a 3DSXL?

Xenoblade - Hanging out with Hermione on the hand. Played this for like two hours. Why did I convince myself I didn't like Xenoblade? Also is plush Rikis a thing?
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 22, 2014, 06:46:20 PM
I quit giving a shit about anything and ordered a 360 from Gamestop.

Anyway, on the checkout page, I entered a promo code for free shipping, but got an error saying it didn't apply to consoles. So I'm like, oh welp, and went to check out.

On the checkout screen, I saw that I wasn't being charged shipping.

EVEN WHEN I'M NOT TESTING SOFTWARE AT WORK I HAVE TO DEAL WITH SHITTY WEB CODING although in this case I guess it benefited me BUT STILL. JEEZ.

--- edit ---

It's 2AM and instead of sleeping 'cause I have work tomorrow, I'm listening to Public Enemy.

What am I doing with my life.
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 22, 2014, 10:16:59 AM
Braid's floatiness never bothered me too much because it wasn't, for the most part, a game that require that much precision. But then you get a lot of indie games that have a... n obsession with /masocore/ levels of difficulty (presumably inspired by Super Meat Boy, although SMB did a lot of things that other people neglect hence it's like the only game of its type to really get it RIGHT), so then you get extreme floatiness plus WALL OF SPIKES, and shit gets bad.

Although you also get the opposite problem, sometimes, which is absolutely no inertia -- you'd see this in a lot of old DOS games in particular. It's why Duke Nukem 1 and 2 are sort of hard to play now, whereas Commander Keen has aged wonderfully because CK was one of the few early DOS platformers to get really normal feeling inertia -- so jumps are hard to control and everything feels really jerky, although you can USUALLY compensateby slowing how you're playing down a bit. It's still kind of un-fun because you... don't get any sort of flow to what you're doing.

Dust Force - Double jumping and some of the upside down wallwalking aside, the movement in this game DOES feel pretty good, although it doesn't work for me because, much like with Mighty Switch Force, it's a game build around speedrunning and the speedrunning is based entirely around route memorization. Which doesn't really do much for me.

Also the rhythm feels off in some of the levels. iirc Runman: Race Around the World was a lot better in this regard.

I thought the speedrunning in Umihara Kawase was actually interesting 'cos that was less route memorization and more getting creative with the physics engine. There's not really much route memorization in Umihara Kawase OR Super Meat Boy, come to think of it, because the levels are reasonably small and you tend to see your goal early on. They're entirely about figuring out and mastering whatever sub-challenges the game throws at you. I like that.

Anyway, though, honestly Dustforce is a quality game if you're into the kind of game it is. It's just not what I'm into.
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 21, 2014, 11:58:14 PM
So last year I was wandering around downtown Columbus while Trotcon was going on. I didn't go because I'm not ACTUALLY a brony, but I WAS hanging around in a park right outside of the hotel where Trotcon was going on. Inside of this park, Richard Marx was setting up for a concert, and doing Right There Waiting For You as a like sound check.

Anyway, Trotcon's going on again today. I couldn't go rubberneck it because I had to work*, but I was over at Krogers a few minutes ago, and what else do I hear on the radio but Right There Waiting For You?

It's like Richard Marx is always right there, when late June comes around, waiting for me.
69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 21, 2014, 10:07:15 PM
Bleed - I think the biggest area where this game -- like so many indie platformers -- falls apart for me is the movement physics.

In Bleed, two things I noticed is that the multi-jumps are really flighty and hard to control, your character has a lot of inertia while moving, and there's excessive knockback. And then you have mouse aim although the motion for this never felt really /smooth/ to me.

So the end result is a game where I feel like there's a huge disconnect between the buttons I'm pressing and what's actually going on.
70  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 21, 2014, 06:19:41 PM
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How is it jumping into AC: Black Flag with no creed experience

Prior experience with Creed will make anything seem better by comparison.
71  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: June 20, 2014, 07:21:11 PM
Babyfurs are one of the few social groups I feel genuine malice towards and I'm okay with this.
72  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF8: Steamy Gameshark Edition on: June 20, 2014, 07:21:05 PM
I thought they added Pocket Chocobo to this.

In theory, PC version of FFVIII should be more moddable than the PSX version so... No, honestly, I've tried FFVIII fanpatches, the game still falls apart on disc 2.
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 20, 2014, 07:17:36 PM
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Would it have killed them to call them something other than "human ranches," like say, "internment camps"?

They're... really more ranches than they are internment camps.

... ToS is kinda fucked upper than I remember.
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Yeah, but they are more ExSphere Farms than Human Ranches.....although the former would completely spoil major plot points, so yeah.

Yeah but you don't call a 'cattle ranch' a 'beef farm', do you?

... Although I think the term 'beef farmer' does exist but it's something you don't hear outside the sphere of agrobiz.

--- edit ---

Burnout Paradise - Did a Road Rage event with the grumpy truck I have, and took out two of the reward cars.

The Swapper - Played this briefly, but initial impressions are that this is VERY much something I'm going to like. Semi-open puzzle platformer that relies on the rules of its own internal physics instead of some bullshit Metroidvania binary-lock puzzles? YES PLEASE.

Antichamber - Started this. Feels like it'll be short, but it's really enjoyable. Definitely an explorationy art game but of the kind that I like best.

Wii games - WHOOPS NEED TO CHARGE BATTERIES.
74  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 19, 2014, 10:07:39 PM
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Would it have killed them to call them something other than "human ranches," like say, "internment camps"?

They're... really more ranches than they are internment camps.

... ToS is kinda fucked upper than I remember.
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 19, 2014, 10:04:15 PM
So like I don't usually swear IRL because I'm not fucking BOYZ 2 MEN, but sometimes when I'm alone in my apartment I walk around blasting my furniture with various racial slurs and normally this isn't a problem because none of my neighbors speak English but lately I've been leaving my windows open so I don't get wall mold and I live next to a hotel so yeah this could be a problem.

Anyway, I quit caring about anything and made mashed potato sandwiches for dinner tonight.

I used instant mashed potatoes. Are potatoes like mostly water or something? I don't get potatoes at all that shit is weird.
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