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2671  Media / The Soundroom / New Weird Al video on: September 18, 2006, 12:14:39 AM
"White and Nerdy" from "Ridin' Dirty."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFyXdrpuZrE

The lyrics in the verses are white I like most.

btw, I AM the king of minesweeper.

Ramza
2672  The Rest / General Discussions / Worst Price is Right Contestant Ever on: September 10, 2006, 09:24:40 AM
ok, did the audio go out of sync at the end, or did the people running the audio put a delay on his mic to make sure curse words weren't coming out?

He was SO upset at her at the end, I almost died laughing. I'm sure he just wanted to punch her in the jaw.

Ramza
2673  Media / Single-Player RPGs / New FFIII review. on: September 08, 2006, 09:28:22 PM
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You could produce N64-quality on the GBA? I never knew! :P


Yeah I didn't think of that. I just meant, they could put it on the GBA cartridge, which you can stick in a DS system.

You're right.

Ramza
2674  Media / Single-Player RPGs / New FFIII review. on: September 08, 2006, 09:06:59 PM
The reviewer certainly has his own personal tastes, including a love for the job/ability system. He called FFIII the "second-best", with FFV being the "first best." So yeah...the man clearly likes gameplay more than story.

However, the fact that the story has been re-worked to include (GASP) real character development...yeah that's a big plus to me.

Also, having fiddled around with the Famicom version, it sounds like there are a LOT of improvements.

The one thing that bothers me is that, like so many DS RPGs, this simply could have been a GBA game. The second screen is barely used, and the touchpad is an optional element for movement and and menu selection.

None of my complaints, however, will stop me from preordering the game.

Ramza
2675  The Rest / General Discussions / Castlevania FAQ mistaken for murder plot?!?! on: September 06, 2006, 06:43:30 PM
That is fan-freaking-tastic. Brainwashed by the media, these moms are.

Ramza
2676  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Enchanted Arms on: September 06, 2006, 12:15:41 PM
I wasn't big into From Software until I discovered THEY made that game with US president in a mecha.

Ramza
2677  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Enchanted Arms on: September 06, 2006, 10:46:58 AM
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A real RPG review can only be given by a person who has played and finished the game. In my opinion!


Agreed. That's my standard for reviewing RPGs. Hence, why I haven't reviewed the Aht Urhgan FFXI expansion: the storyline isn't completed yet.

Anyway, I've gone ahead and rented this title, seeing if I can clear through it in a rental and review it. Personally, based on what I saw at E3, I'm excited about it. I'm glad that Ubisoft is releasing otherwise-not-going-to-be-released RPGs in the US and Europe.

Ramza
2678  The Rest / General Discussions / I hit that "point" in my life... on: September 04, 2006, 10:07:36 PM
I've been through about four RPG burnout phases in my life (Burnout: Cycle is a game!! I was about to say it but I used "phases" instead).

They usually happen to me around console generation changes, though one happened right in the middle of the PS1 era because of personal reasons.

So, I should be hitting a burnout soon. Considering my next RPG on the plate is Enchanted Arms...yeah, it might be about time. :P

Ramza
2679  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Things you canít bear in RPGs on: September 04, 2006, 10:04:26 PM
I can't stand the following things in RPGs:

1) Programming or text-based errors that destroy puzzles (see the "Fate" puzzle from Tales of Destiny).

2) Good storylines with poor execution, or vice versa (lots of RPGs have this problem).

3) Killing God -- j/k I'm just being stupid. I don't mind using that cliche, depending on HOW it's used. I think all religious people ought to expose themselves to this sort of thing, whether it be book, film, or videogame. There is a primal urge (whether it be good or bad you decide) to rebel against authority, and if God's the ultimate authority...yeah. That's one of many motives to fight back at God.

4) RPGs with bad music, or a lack of a real score.

Pat
2680  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra on: August 29, 2006, 01:01:05 PM
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I don't find the two concerns mutually exclusive :P


I agree. The use of imagery is sometimes the only way we can begin to piece together the ridiculous puzzle that is Xenosaga. And when they REMOVE imagery (in this case, blood) we'll have to just imagine the blood is there to make any sense of it.

I'm angry about this but I'm still gonna play it.

Ramza
2681  The Rest / General Discussions / How To Kill A Mockingbird on: August 27, 2006, 09:07:25 PM
I like HTKAM a lot, if only because I saw it around the same time I was being forced to read it for a class. And it made me want to use that as a presentation.

My mom liked HTKAM, and she's a big fan of the TKAM movie.

Awesome abbv.'s no?

Ramza
2682  The Rest / General Discussions / Penn and Teller: Bullshit! on Abstinence on: August 27, 2006, 09:05:15 PM
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...either way, whether it's X saying one thing, Y saying something else, and everyone being up in arms about this, that, and which, the common ground here is that sex education in American schools is flawed and has been flawed for years. Surely we can all agree on that, right?


Screw common ground! I wanna fight 'bout particulurs!!!!! YEEEEEHAW sucka! :P

j/k

Neal's right. The point is that sex ed sucks, and it may be that it sucks inherently. But I thought my school did a pretty decent job.

Ramza
2683  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Help. Need good story RPG for current Gen..clueless on: August 27, 2006, 01:41:04 PM
i liked the plot to vagrant story (PS1)...but it's only revealed in small parts.

I liked the char. development in Star Ocean 2 (also PS1).

Ramza
2684  Media / Single-Player RPGs / FF:MQ -- Confession Time on: August 26, 2006, 03:16:39 PM
There were plenty of awesome songs in the game.

To me, the characters were very memorable.

The game froze on me a few times when I was a kid, in that first ice dungeon where you use cat claws to climb walls. I didn't like that.

I personally love the game. Haven't played it in probably...a decade, though.

Ramza
2685  The Rest / General Discussions / Penn and Teller: Bullshit! on Abstinence on: August 25, 2006, 05:39:22 PM
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I didn't really get the "bash abstinence" vibe from them in the video. I thought they were mainly bashing the "abstinence only" movement instead of abistinence itself.


"Tonight's show is about the arbitrary promise of sexual abstinence: remaining a virgin and holding off having sex until some arbitrary cutoff point, like, say...marriage. Might be some new kind of kink, but it's also, BULLSHIT!"

"Kids everywhere are taking pledges not to get laid until marriage...WHAT THE FUCK *hasn't* gotten into them?!"

Granted, after the interview with 4 virgin young adults, Penn says:

"Deciding to remain abstinent because you like the idea is just fine...but imagine deciding at 15 to wait to fuck til you're 25...that's a ten-year striptease."

So, yeah, on the surface, they say they're not bashing abstinence. But earlier quotes seem to imply the general idea that "pledging" abstinence is unrealistic and...well...bullshit, as he said.

Explicitly, they certainly don't go too far in bashing abstinence, but I'd still say there are subtle implications in the monologues that say "yeah...like anyone's REALLY gonna stay a virgin until marriage."

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This is why I like these boards. There's no 15 year old douche ranting about his immature sexual exploits or how much ass he thinks he gets in a week.


Hear hear! Let's all give ourselves a pat on the back for not turning this thread into lame e-peen bragging or flamebait.

Ramza
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