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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Digital VS Physical on: March 23, 2015, 06:57:46 PM
Here's the thing with physical games for me.

I can go over to my game box, pull something out, and for the most part remember the circumstances around me getting it.

For my Steam library it's a bunch of me opening it up and wondering where half of it came from.

Also, as I've said before, in a pinch you can snap a CD in half and use it as a shiv.
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: "Their early stuff was better" discussion on: March 21, 2015, 10:03:40 PM
- I think XTC had a remarkably consistent career. Like, on the one hand, I could say that I don't like Black Sea, The Big Express, Orange and Lemons, or Wasp Star as much as the immediately preceding album. But I still think they're all great albums, so... Also I felt like their penultimate album was their best.

- I don't agree with the sentiment that Guided by Voices quit being good after Under the Bushes, Under the Stars. I'm not all that big on Do the Collapse or Universal Truths and Cycles, but I thought Earthquake Glue and Half-smiles were excellent. Also Mag.

- I'm not really a fan of Square in general. Yeah, they were games I played a lot when I was younger, but they never really stuck with me?

- I think 4X strategy games have advanced a lot. It's hard to go back to something like Civ 2 after playing Paradox's more recent offerings. Like I played Imperialism when it came out on gog, and it's a good game, but like, it doesn't really do anything that hasn't been done better since.

- I don't think a lot of things. The thoughts I have never had are unfamiliar to me.
63  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 21, 2015, 07:44:40 PM
ChoroQ HG2 is delightful as hell.

Played it for about an hour, got a couple stamps, did a race, explored. The physics are sort of wonky and the racing might be too easy, but... the exploration aspect is wonderful and I totally wish I'd played this in earlier. It's like some weird intersection of Metal Saga and Eurotruck.

-- edit --

Did the Fuji City C-level race in ChoroQ HG2 (which is called Road Trip Everywhere in the US, which is sort of a dumb name so). More interesting level than the first one. The car's air time in this is definitely wonky, but whatever you learn to work around it. Also recruited a car buddy. There's a subquest here I'm not sure how to advance. I got better brakes for the King of Town's sidequest, though. Also need to find snowy mountain.

Chibi Robo - Got this as a birthday present for myself in 2013, and never played it as a result of re: I slept through 2014 apparently. Did like two days -- super cool so far. Very much Chulip meets Katamari.

http://cubemedia.ign.com/cube/image/article/628/628611/chibi-robo-20050623055815138-000.jpg Also I love how the game looks. Clearly it's got simple modeling and textures, but there's this thing where GC games had this really *clean* look without being sterile. I notice this in a lot of GC games, though -- always felt like PS2 and Xbox games had this mushy, gauzy look to them.

Anyway I think I'll just spend the rest of the day binging on Love-de-Lic related stuff. Haven't played LOL/Contact/Little King Story in a damn long time. Probably have to talk myself out of importing Moon >:TT

Also, going through Helly's Lunatic Dawn: PotB translation stuff -- looks like there's some nice touches there that would set it apart from other similar games.


ChoroQ HG2 - Did Fuji City sidequest. Went to next city and got my own garage, which unlocks a bunch of other sidequesting.

Lack of Love - Played this briefly. Leveled up my guy to the next evolutionary stage in the starting area. The in-game ecology? stuff is neat. Definitly reminds me of Exile and Toki Tori 2, where the designers made this little world and built the puzzles out of it.
64  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Digital VS Physical on: March 20, 2015, 11:18:47 PM
- I go digital for PC games (unless I'm buying used ancient stuff from Half Price Books). Steams not going anywhere, and even if it does implode, if it really comes down to it, you could at least crack it out and still play the games in question.

- I go physical for books, because books don't run out of batteries also I don't have a tablet or smartphone (feature phones need charged twice a month and are harder to break, so nyeh).

- I go physical for for 360 games if I can help it. This isn't because I want physical artifacts but because... well, I don't trust Microsoft to keep their services running, basically. Also I usually have my 360 disconnected from the internet anyway because I got damn tired of being spammed with liquor ads.

- I go physical for older games, unless they're available on something like the VC and considerably cheaper there. I mean yeah, having physical copy of Radiant Silvergun or Ogre Battle 64 would be cool, and I could afford them, but let's at least maintain the illusion that I'm trying to be a responsible adult here.

- I go physical for music. I actually have purchased several albums digitally. I am only aware of two that I could re-download at this point. So yeah.

- I go physical for babies although I don't really like the IT Crowd that much, despite having never seen it, so let's stop this before it gets werid [sic].

- I wish things would go back to normal-sized jewel cases. I have a *ton* of PSX games, and they all fit neatly in like two drawers in my bedroom. Meanwhile my stuff in DVD cases is all over the place.

- I got off Facebook because I had people I needed to remove from my life. Also phishing. Phishing is lame.
65  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: March 20, 2015, 11:08:19 PM
Chicago on St. Patricks

All the drunk white chicks passed out outside of whatever Panera/Au Bon Pain-oid thing is on the loopy sky train side of the river.
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 20, 2015, 07:52:43 PM
Okay so I accidentally turned my sound driver's equalizer on and set it to random values.


67  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 20, 2015, 07:43:26 PM
Recently watched End of Evangelion again. The ending's a lot happier than I remember.

I was under the impression that Shinji choked Asuka to death for some reason, and that everyone was dead instead of just kind of disembodied. The only character in the movie that seems to be legits dead is Gendo.

Anyway I liked it way more than when I watched it 10 years ago.
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 19, 2015, 10:18:29 PM
Okay, so the MH50x's sound really accurate and clear, but like, in a weirdly unpleasant way -- like when you get an HD remaster of a movie and all the edges are too sharp and you can see all the flaws?

Meanwhile the Sony earbuds I've been using since 2012 sound awful in comparison now because I've gotten sort of used to the clarity in the MH50x's? It's not something I noticed before, but...

The Sennheisers are kind of tolerable right now.

Basically everything sounds bad to me now and nothing sounds /right/. It's like that stupid fucking dress from two weeks ago, but auditory.
69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 18, 2015, 11:30:14 PM
Maybe it's the weather that's killing my ability to handle spoken English recently.

And by recently I mean like the past, uh.. shit it's 2015?
70  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 18, 2015, 06:26:54 PM
Final Fantasy XV's demo fails to strike the right chords with me.

Personally speaking, i find demos are a pretty rubbish experience in general, it's incomeplete, you're thrown into some random point of the game (often the 5~10% point in), features are cut out, items/setting carefully catered, etcetera, etcetera.

This is why Spiderweb's cool -- their demos are like "Yeah have the first fifth of the game for free."

Anyway Darius Gaiden doesn't really work on Windows 7 soooo getting the Saturn version. Was thinking about Taito Legends 2, except the emulation's screwy on the PS2 version and the PC version... is just a disc of MAME roms which would work fine, it's just kind of gross feeling.

... I should force myself to wake up and go play whatever ChoroQ game I dug up.
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 17, 2015, 11:21:29 PM
1. I have a hard time not zoning out when people talk to me for any length of time. I think I just suck at following verbal communication.

2. I got a pair of Audio Technica MH50x's which are... viciously uncomfortable.
72  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 16, 2015, 10:43:52 PM
Dabbling in stuff -- credit fed through some Kamui and Raiden Fighters, played some Eschatos, messed around with Dark Wizard (which seems really neat but I don't have the attention for strategy games right now).

Also trying to play Darius Gaiden but the PC version's fiddly on Windows 7.
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 16, 2015, 06:51:21 PM
I beat my dad, hah!

You bench shitloads of iron. I don't get the impression your dad can do that. I'm just saying there might be better personality victories to focus on here.

Anyway, adjusted tax thing came. I only owe like 800ish, which is what I expected. Imma pop that in the mail tonight, along with my other city tax form. I should have envelopes somewhere.

Also I keep forgetting that I pass like three dildo stores on my walk home from work. Today I got ice cream and was listening to Low and it's like
oh hey
dildo stores
74  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 16, 2015, 12:36:03 AM
The IQ test thing weighs your demographic info and time took. If you answer incorrectly but quickly, you'll get a higher score.

If you indicate you're older than someone else, but you both give the same answers and take the same amount of time, the older person will score lower.

Like seriously I got a score of 191 and intentionally gave wrong answers for the last half of the questions. The score was high because I answered it in under a minute.
75  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bloodborne on: March 15, 2015, 06:16:27 PM
we have robots on the mars

we have robots in the middle east fighting for us

if we teach them to love what future is there for us
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