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7441  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: March 15, 2011, 01:46:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBFzerJ1Ss
Best Homer Simpson Scream at the end... BEST.
7442  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: SPAM on: March 15, 2011, 01:42:51 AM
Admin Edit: Really?

I only wonder, with all my mighty might, what that coulda said.

Good ol Steve Martin!! ...?  If that's him - I dunno, those shades are very distracting to the...actual face.

In addition to the other movies we shall watch, we have to watch the jerk

I should have known...  I haven't seen that movie in like 15 years!!  I reember the ending when he starts dragging a whole bunch of things from his house to become a bum[?]

Reminds me to watch a few others by the 80's crew.  Uncle Buck and Fletch must be found.
7443  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 8.9 (9.0?) Earthquake hits Japan. on: March 15, 2011, 01:31:12 AM
Siliconera Fund For The Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Relief Raffle
Siliconera set up a Red Cross fund and are giving away a "Cecil figure from Dissidia: Final Fantasy signed by Final Fantasy IV designer Takashi Tokita". You can buy as many raffle tickets as you want for $5. Problem is, the fund ends March 31. It would be nice if they sent it out sooner but it's still very helpful I'm sure.

A kinda crappy figure for a good cause.  I really wanna contribute...
7444  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: SPAM on: March 15, 2011, 01:30:24 AM
Admin Edit: Really?

I only wonder, with all my mighty might, what that coulda said.

Good ol Steve Martin!! ...?  If that's him - I dunno, those shades are very distracting to the...actual face.
7445  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 15, 2011, 12:35:46 AM
Radiant Historia

I think I'm over-leveled, but I didn't mean to be.  It kinda sucks, though.  I hear Marco and Raynie aren't a very good team, but given that we're overleveled, everyone else doesn't become worth trying...WHAT HAVE I DONE!??!!?!  *sob sob*
7446  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 8.9 (9.0?) Earthquake hits Japan. on: March 15, 2011, 12:34:36 AM
My avvy is from redundantly titled anime, Puella Magi Madoka Magica.... anyways, it's from the 3rd episode where...
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...the chick there just got her head eaten off, hence her kind of limp arms.
You never told me you like it rough.

If you're talking about what I think you're talking about.... then hellyeah!!  I love white water rafting. :D
7447  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Ghost Trick -- compare to Ace Attorney! Sequel-worthy? on: March 15, 2011, 12:19:04 AM
I need to play a game like this or 999


I'm pretty much fed up and bored w/ traditional type RPGs, esp stuff like DQ or FF. As much as I appreciate the difficulty and gameplay of Strange Journey I just don't feel like putting up with that.

I think this visual novel/puzzle type games are the future for my handheld playing. That or more actiony based, like Ys.

I essentially took the same route you did.  Turn-based needs some reeaaal innovation to hold my attention now a days.  And the only way I like visual novels is if they're clever, well-written, or yeah, have good puzzles (love a good puzzle).  I don't understand Japan's fixation on them otherwise.
7448  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 8.9 (9.0?) Earthquake hits Japan. on: March 15, 2011, 12:07:24 AM
I don't want to start a holy war here but it's been like that since religion was invented. Love for mankind and peace for all, except for those that won't conform, hack them to pieces.


That's why I built a religion around The Great Machine, it's wheels and gears turned by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko, and a few fictional sci-fi characters.





At it's peak there was two members. Since I hate the other guy I assume he created the reformed branch.

You have to watch Commando with me three times, Conan once on your own, then play Baldur's Gate on xbox with me.


Also, Lev brings up a good point, what the hell is your avatar?

Hmmm...  Go on.  And, if one would want to join - I'm not saying I am, but how would one JOIN said religion?

Hey!  No speaking through me! 

Anyhow.  DEAL!  I shall play to these challenges, and face whatever hazing that should follow.  I am off to book my Chicago flight, post-haste.  Should I bring snack?  Like chips?  Pop?  Oreos?  Smartfood? Bags of milk? (viva the bags!  Cartons suck!!)

My avvy is from redundantly titled anime, Puella Magi Madoka Magica.... anyways, it's from the 3rd episode where...
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...the chick there just got her head eaten off, hence her kind of limp arms.
7449  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 8.9 (9.0?) Earthquake hits Japan. on: March 14, 2011, 11:54:30 PM
I don't want to start a holy war here but it's been like that since religion was invented. Love for mankind and peace for all, except for those that won't conform, hack them to pieces.


That's why I built a religion around The Great Machine, it's wheels and gears turned by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko, and a few fictional sci-fi characters.



Hmmm...  Go on.  And, if one would want to join - I'm not saying I am, but how would one JOIN said religion?
7450  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 8.9 (9.0?) Earthquake hits Japan. on: March 14, 2011, 11:26:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UmotTE-VlY

Apparently, the earthquake was all thanks to this girl's prayer.  She's on the fast track to most dislikes on Youtube, ever.

I'm speechless, this is unreal.

As a Christian myself (partly, I'm not devout, especially compared to her "passion" for it), I apologize.  Fucking hell, it's no wonder movies make fun of Christians.  What I love about most religions is how they preach about love for everyone... and yet no one can fucking hear that part of it, it's in one ear and out the other, and blabber on about revenge towards other peoples and nations.  I could go on, but I'll leave it at that and finish with this...

7451  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Anxiety and Terror in games on: March 14, 2011, 08:24:03 PM
Things that make me a little anxious in games:

A timed escape sequence. Unless I KNOW I can clear the area in time, it just adds more pressure. Especially when the place is falling part - Super Metroid, I'm looking at you.

Being chased. Digital Devil Saga 2 and the Jailer in particular was nerve racking, and he was creepy to begin with. The whole meat processing thing was on the icky side. Those games are not for the weak of stomach. The chase isn't always that freaky though - the part in Nocturne where Dante is chasing you isn't even bad. Then again, I love the guy and wanted to recruit him anyway.

Haha I had problems with these two things too. 

I hate timed sequences, there's a lot of pressure to meet the time limit as (being a game) pass obstacles in the way.  FF6 I think instilled this in me, the Opera part is long, without save points, and pretty tight unless you avoid some of the enemies in the upper stage area.  Super Metroid didn't help...

I hated being chased, as I said, but yeah, forgot to mention the DDS2 part; I remember escaping him within an inch of the door, I needed a good 5 second breather before I moved again - that part was really frustrating!!

Also, with mention to hydrophobia.  I hated the N64 Mario water levels, especially the one that pokes it's head out - it's teeth, and any of those deep-sea ones with the gigantic saber teeth, terrify me.  Then Banjo Kazooie came along shortly after with the shark fucker when you're in certain waters.  What a mean/uneccessary addition...
7452  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 14, 2011, 07:53:30 PM
I watched Puella Magi Madoka Magica episode 10 this weekend. I seriously can't wait to see the end.

Oh man what an awesome episode.  I hope other anime's take notes from this series, I'm sick and tired of these bored high-school love plots.  Hell, it feels like Japan may even be bored of them as well given the acclaim Puella Magi is for it's throwback of the highschool/magical girl genres.

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Though, I found it funny/sad to see Mami and Sayaka just die again anyways

Homura kicks some serious ass her time stopping is awesome... but they never really prove how/why Madoka would be/is the best potential Magical Girl.  As far as I can tell, she shot some pink stuff a few times and then wound up dead anyways.  Even if the series ends somewhat well, I don't see it ending well for Homura seeing as how she can prevent the girls from changing, but she can't go that far back herself.

Sayaka started cool but got annoying really fast - even despite her issues, she refused help...the twat.
Kyoko was cool too; I hate her outfit, but I respect her.
Mami goes as most underrated [?], I thought of her yellow outfit as the GOLD she stands for
Madoka flat out sucks.  Her wuss attitude pisses me off, and her actual magical girl outfit is an eyesore.
Homura was cool though.  Her shy-to-cool change isn't all the convincing.... that, and does it become hard to believe the people in the first episode when they are calling her "beautiful" when she, and everyone, has a serious case of chipmunk cheeks??

.... the sub always says "puella magi", but the characters say "mahou shojou" (magic girl?) - how did this happen??

Sorry, haven't really like an anime this much in a while.

Ah Megami Sama! OVA was nice and one of the earliest I owned before I sold it off.  I always liked the series for being relatively "light hearted", and Fujishima's manga is especially amazingly drawn in every panel.
7453  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Ghost Trick -- compare to Ace Attorney! Sequel-worthy? on: March 14, 2011, 07:37:13 PM
I'm on the other side of the fence.  I thought Ghost Trick *was* better than Ace Attorney.  The game doesn't have the same history with the characters; but after a while the mere "ridiculous" quality of some of the characters felt childish and predictable.  I thought the game doesn't even make sense at times (at least Ghost Trick represents itself as "fiction", AA is in a "human" world though).

I thought Ghost Trick *was* genius, it made you think way more and got to the point much faster (I haaated how long searching for evidence would take, only to have a trial rife with purjury [why is no one punished?!?!], inconsistencies, plot holes, and usually some reaallly stretched scenarios).  I respected how *every* loose end was tied up in GT, and represents a dying/faded genre: the mystery.

I hope there's a sequel.  But since AA takes itself on, literally, a "case by case" basis, Ghost Trick was a beginning and an end - so not sure where a part 2 could fit in.  But I'd hope for one.  New AA installments don't excite me anymore (and Miles Edgeworth's spinoff doesn't do a thing for me either; I thought the quality was especially a step-back to Apollo Justice).

I only wish word of mouth could have helped this game.  It was brilliant. 
7454  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Anxiety and Terror in games on: March 14, 2011, 02:40:00 AM
I love the village theme in Diablo - reallyy atmospheric for the hell-tossed work of, well, Diablo.

Hmmm... I remember playing Clocktower - I haateeee being chased!!!!  Any title that involves a chase would scare me (hence why I watched someone else play Haunting Ground....the dog was the greatest thing they could have added though).

Being young and playing Silent Hill's "rust world" sent me off to be scared in bed.  I couldn't even imagine living like that for an hour much less have pyramid head want to do something awful to me.

Not a game, but these books' illustrations also scared the bejesus out of a younger me.  Anyone else read these?? Haha

More in line with "anxiety", Mario titles started to piss me off; maybe I just suck with the controls, but sometimes the game read what I wanted to do as a side-jump in the Mario-Abyss instead. 
I don't know... maybe I just suck dick at Mario titles, but I found some of the stars...suns... golden-whatevers not worth it and an absolute headache to even bother.

I hated RE5's "hard mode", which just made me paranoid to take damage - there was no "extra challenge" other than "avoid zombie assholes".

Stress in "games" is otherwise pretty much against the fun of it all.  I like a challenge, I don't like it raising blood pressure.  Any dumbass who's thrown a remote or broke a TV in some rage deserves a gunshot to the toe.
7455  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 14, 2011, 01:20:53 AM
I just beat Atelier Iris Eternal Mana. I loved every single of minute of it. Oh, and Dice, apparently the trick to avoid crashing after the final battle is turning off the voice acting.

Also made some progress in Radiant Historia - made it to Chapter 2 in both timelines.

Yay!  Glad you didn't find out the hard way. =)

I got further in Radiant Historia.  Little else to say beyond.  Why are political stories so easy to be so good?  Suikoden, this, some of the minor instances in Tales have been a real delight.
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