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2086  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 16, 2012, 05:36:16 AM
Cute girls think I'm being a perv and looking to scope a view, guys think I should have been honored to hold the door, old people always stop and talk to me saying I have such nice red hair (mostly old ladies), and the one gay guy I could easily spot literally walked through the other door to AVOID ME.

How do you know what all those people think of you? Are you not just being self-conscious/paranoid?
...if I knew what people were thinking exactly at the time, I'd probably be more pissed off, and violent about it. Honestly, people's faces pretty much lead you to what they're thinking, at least in general. Of course, you can't always be accurate in assumptions.
2087  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The Cabin in the Woods on: April 15, 2012, 04:37:27 PM
I haven't seen that actresses well-know movie in forever. >.<; That and I really have a bad memory for 'celebrities' as is.
She played a pretty big role in a major blockbuster that's only a couple years old. Hell, she's the most known actor in this movie, and definitely up there in the other movie I didn't state directly.
2088  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The Cabin in the Woods on: April 15, 2012, 12:46:43 AM
Fun fact:

The blonde girl in the movie is most famous as the yellow ranger in Power Rangers Jungle Fury.
2089  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 14, 2012, 08:51:20 PM
New rant.

I fucking hate, I mean seriously fucking hate, rude people. You know when you do something courteous for a person, like hold a door open or pick up something they dropped or something similar, the general response to said action is AT THE VERY FUCKING LEAST  a thank you. But then you get that one fucking prissy ass, tight wad, stick so far up his ass he bends at a perfect 90 degree angle to tie his shoelaces piss ant who seems to think your existence was to do for him at that time whatever it was you did, and you should be thankful the opportunity to do such a task was presented to you, much less expect any sort of acknowledgement for performing it. I am exiting a store in the city 3 days ago, just some shitty deli where I nabbed a pepsi, and a lady and her male friend were leaving right behind me. I had my hands full carrying tools and my drink, but i still proceeded to hold the door open for the lady and her friend. The lady was about to say something, but her douchebag asshole grabbed her arm and jerked her along, and then when I smiled politely, he fucking sneered at me, and I swear he called me a twat under his breath. The fucking douchecake piece of shit, I had no interest in his fucking lady friend, who was easily 15 years older than me, nor did I give any sort of disgusted look or smirk or anything. i was just being nice, smiled while I held the fucking door open, and basically did the polite thing, and he calls me a twat.

So naturally, I call him a fucking pussy fart piece of shit, and quite loudly as well.

He turns around, grills me, and walks off, whilst I flip the bird. I tell you all, it doesn't fucking pay to be nice. Cute girls think I'm being a perv and looking to scope a view, guys think I should have been honored to hold the door, old people always stop and talk to me saying I have such nice red hair (mostly old ladies), and the one gay guy I could easily spot literally walked through the other door to AVOID ME.

Fuck people, you all suck. Hold your own goddamn doors open from now on.
2090  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 14, 2012, 11:18:51 AM
Watching thr Legend of Korra right now, is it just me or is this show taking place in 1950's new york?
2091  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 3 (expect ME1&2 spoilers) on: April 13, 2012, 06:35:18 PM
Got a krogan battlemaster vanguard. Lessons learned: Never use actual money/XBLA points on packs. I only bought one, but man, it really wasn't worth it. Not even on a premium spectre pack. The second one I bought was with ingame credits and voila, krogan. (Same with my geth.) Which brings me to my second lesson: Never try to learn a new character on Silver. WHOOPS.

He's still badass regardless.

Say, 360 users. Noticing lag issues? I did. Also Vanguard + Firebase-whatever-the-Tuchanka-map-is-called still causes me to glitch out hardcore.
If it's while playing vanguard, you probably charged while getting killed or hopiing over cover. I get it alot. Also, if you want an indestructible menace, level up your battlemaster for pure damage taking. He gets 1600 health and shields, 30% damage reduction while raged, and if you bring barrier up defensively, another 30% on top of that. Add to that full shileds from biotic charge, and you have serious difficulty dying. Just uh...don't get silly at brutes, banshees, atlases (atli?), and phantoms. They still kill you in one shot.

If any of you still haven't attempted a gold run, I can make a suggestion for a RELATIVELY easy run. Have at least one salarian engineer and preferably one quarian infiltrator. Pick firebase white and geth. The other 2 classes can be essentially anything, but don't pick something lame and new as you still need to kill stuff, plus the always infuriating objective rounds. The plan is to staybasically at the opposite end of the map from where you start at the landing pad. There are two counters you can stand behind for cover, do so, especially with the salarian engineer behind the counter closer to the landing pad side entrance. Just have your engineer keep decoy up in the small pathway between the counter and the single counter directly ahead before the stairs. The decoy will literally keep every geth minus a few strays and the occasional flank from a single unit in check. Abuse them, and if you brought a quarian infiltrator, use them to sabotage the primes and pyros. Pyros are the preffered sabotage targets as they will actually kill useful stuff, primes tend to summon a combat drone and then just kill it. Retarded mechanics, hooray. Doing this usually makes for very easy gold runs and an easy 74k credits a run, as long as you can beat the objective missions (good luck on hack uploads). Geth are very susceptible to decoy, so abuse it.
2092  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV Journal on: April 13, 2012, 08:55:37 AM
Um, no. That's Dio, who played WHM and PLD for Solaris when Val was still trying to fit into subligar. I haven't seen Tony on FXIV since the second month of release.
Pld, blonde hume, guess it's not exactly a rare match. Juat reminded me of the good old ffxi days where he'd show up for an hour and afk for 6. My bad.
2093  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The Line Between Creator and Creation on: April 13, 2012, 07:52:00 AM
It sort of boils down to you as the viewer/listener/taster/etc. It doesn't matter if you love what you you are listening to or not, if you come into it bitter, you will not enjoy it. A mindset can really change your view of things, which is why it's always better to keep an open mind. I can't tell you how many times I changed my attitude regarding a certain artist's music or game company's product(cough activision) just because of shenanigans they pull. My father had a terrible experience with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, and it soured my like of his music for life. I once worked as a stagehand at a Franz Ferdinand concert in manhattan, and was given an autographed cd from their monitor engineer, as a thank you for helping her out personally (more my dad than me, guess I should say both of us), so it also works in the opposite way. Again, it all boils down to an open mind really. If you're willing to hear or see or try without bias, that's the way to roll. Otherwise, you've already decided your opinion long ago.
2094  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 12, 2012, 11:28:56 PM
See, I don't think fans "don't" know what they want, but more specifically, they don't speak up when they approve of a game. People who hate something are quite vocal, but if you like it, you just roll with it. I for example, like mass effect 3. I have yet to send some feedback pertaining to my enjoyment of the game, , but the millions of fans who raged about sure spoke their minds. It's like those silly surveys you are asked to take when you go to a store or call a customer service center and decide not to do them. If I were not pleased with the service, you bet your ass I would fill it out and complain.
2095  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 12, 2012, 09:16:20 PM
I for one welcome our new digital overlords.  Games are cheaper than ever, most of the AAA games are multiplatform, and there is a burgeoning indie scene that is stronger and more visible than ever.  We'd never have that in a gaming culture without digital distribution - DLC is an inevitable symptom of the new digital model.  And hey, if you don't like it, don't buy it.  Vote with your dollars.  But I'm not complaining because DLC is helping to save the gaming industry while used game sales and piracy are trying to destroy it. 
And this, sir, is the logic that allows companies to pull the bullshit that I hate. "If you don't like it, don't buy it." It has nothing, I repeat, NOTHING to do with liking anything. It's the fact that dlc is getting outrageous. Announcing downloadable maps 6 montgs before release for example, IS BULLSHIT. Companies are making games knowing full well they are going to put bullshit add ons into the game a week later for a price, and generally a price that isn't fairly adjusted to what you are getting. Yes, I admit that piracy and used game sales are hurting companies as well, but it furthers my stance on people being stupid. People blindly buy dlc because not buying it won't solve anything, someone else will buy it. It's that kind of crap that forces smart people or even worse, people with ideas, to pull off a stunt like the sony hack. The idiots run around en masse doing shit that anyone else in the world with a complete thought would denounce immediately.

Basically, I'm at the point where raising the price on games to further content would be fine. I understand how hard work deserves proper pay, but at the end of the day, joe programmer at game maker company B isn't getting a bonus for bringing out dlc later, he gets paid weekly for services performed. Dlc is just wasted effort on a game that 2-3 months after it comes out is old news. Rather see time spent making the next game not suffer from stupid problems and not needing content added later.
2096  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 12, 2012, 02:03:48 PM
Okay, part of the rant is the ability to come back when less rage-fueled and see things with a more open outlook. Maybe I was a bit bullheaded stating inflation doesn't impact it so greatly, and I do admit that there is some dlc that isn't a huge kick in the balls. However, my rant was pretty much based solely at capcom right now, and EA to an extent. They are releasing games with extra content already taken into account. Yoda mentioned it in the re6 thread, 3 different stores, 3 different "exclusive"dlc packs, meaning 3 weeks later we can assume they will be on sale for spme ludicrous amount of money. I can also point that at ffxiii-2, with the pre order bonus horseshit that they release later as dlc. This kind of fluff dlc is where my rage really triggers. Deus ex human revolution had a whole dlc episode, 14.99 at release, that in terms of comparable play time, was MAYBE 1/20th of the content of the main game. How can you fairly charge 15 bucks for content of a game that cost 60 bucks and it doesn't even have 1/10 the content, nor can you play it without the actual game present? Companie are making whole games for that price (skullgirls for example) and without even owning it I can safely say it has more than 5 hours of gameplay.

So yes, I can safely say I did rage with a slight bias, but you can't blame a guy for being tired of getting fucked over by an industry he stood behind since he could stand.
2097  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 12, 2012, 12:08:09 PM
Yeah; I gotta call shenanigans on the 'games are cheaper now' statement too. I was a child during the NES/SNES era and I could actually afford games on an allowance. I bought titles like Super Mario RPG and Megamax X for $20 off the Wal-Mart shelves. Even during the PSOne era titles never cracked more than $40; which I could easily get by 'redirecting' my lunch money for 2-3 weeks easily.

Even used it takes over a year and to be generally disliked/bad for a current era title to drop that low. If you were paying top pricing like that for cartridges you were either impatient or being scammed big time. I even remember the days when Chrono Trigger sold for about $15 when my local movie rental stores were clearing out old product. If only I knew then what I knew now...
In his defense, snes games like chrono trigger , or even worse an original Earthbound with thr strategy guide, were extremely expensive. I know that, but they are a handful compared to the rest of the nornal priced games.
2098  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 12, 2012, 11:44:14 AM
I don't agree John, games aren't cheaper. Some games were more expensive then compared to niw, but not all of them. Playstation games only cost between 40 and 50 dollars back 15 years ago, and ps2 games were generally 49.99 (all prices US because lolidk currency conversion) and that's only 10 years ago. Snes and sega days, honestly I am hard pressed for remembering as I wasn't buying games then, I was only 7 when I got an snes. I do remember Mega Man X being a shockingly high 70 bucks, but look who made it, one of the biggest offenders of my douchebag dlc hate, Capcom. We can throw around inflation all we like, but honestly, I am making now what I made 10 years ago, and my dad who does the same type of work now that he did 20 years ago also does roughly the same, only the demands got harder. If anything, companies are saturating the market now, releasing multiple titles far more quickly then back during the snes days. I admit, the 16 bit era is a bit fuzzy, but 32 bit and above I can defend fully. Games cost less and generally offered as much content, at a loss of visuals and maybe voice acting. Any real gamer can tell you that graphics don't make a game.

As for the burger comment, I meant it as an actual item like buying a bacon cheeseburger at a specified price, and then being told the bacon is a seperate item, your burger is just abke to support the bacon. You still need to buy it.
2099  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 12, 2012, 11:23:37 AM
You know what really grinds my gears?
I was going to title the topic that, but I was ranting way before Peter Griffin.
2100  The Rest / General Discussions / Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 12, 2012, 10:16:43 AM
Okay, been posting for a while here, and most of my good posts have been rants and rage induced walls of text. However, they always pertain to a certain topic, so I never get my full two cents in. I am dedicating a thread to my full on rants, and invite any and everybody to join in with their own or comments regarding mine or anyone elses' rants and raves. To kick this thread pff, I give you...


Okay, I know we all bitch about it and such, but dlc is getting ridiculous. 15 years of console gaming never once required me to buy additional content. Granted I don't have to buy it now, but that's like saying I don't have to pay for the bacon on my bacon cheeseburger....WHY DO I FUCKING ORDER A BACON CHEESEBURGER TO HAVE TO BUY BACON FOR IT AFTERWARDS?! I buy a goddamn game to play the game, not to see if they bring more stuff out so the okay game I bought will be less shitty later. What the fuck, when did it become okay to leave shit out of a game and sell it later? If sony sold me a new tv without a power cable, you bet your ass I'm getting my power cable for it immediately. This is such horseshit, and what makes it worse are the fucking masochistic fanboys who approve of dlc, and forcefeed it down everyone's face that dlc is good, etc etc. Fuck you, dlc is horsecock and we all know it. Capcom and it's fucking lame dlc maps for a game that isn't even fucking out yet, and then to really rub iodine in your open dick sore, they get EXCLUSIVE DLC based on where you fucking buy the game! Fuck that, I am not down with this shit, best buy is nowhere near me, and amazon is always second day after release, I am stuck with lamestop. LET'S ASSUME I buy the game right now, if my friend gets his from best buy, I don't even get to play the same dlc with him now.

I work as an audio video installation tech. I know I have used this reference before, but it really fits. If I was hired to install a television and sound system for a customer, then my job entails installing the television display either on a wall mount or a standard mount, and installing their chosen sound system, be it a multi channel surround system or a sound bar. I do not put the tv on a stand and turn it on and say done, but if you want to see an image, I have to charge you additional fees for hooking it up to a source, that's fucking part of the installation. If I don't finish installing it that day, I come back and finish, not tell them it's almost done and leave, and then charge them more to come back do the rest after we agreed on a price. This is proper business etiquette, anything else would be pathetic and an insult to my profession.


Fuck dlc, I am so fucking tired of it. At least ffxiii-2 is almost offering decent content, but capcom and its horseshit can die.
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