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2416  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Kinect racing stuff vs playstation 3 racing stuff. on: April 17, 2012, 09:13:26 PM
I don't want to go into detail, but basically, it's me helping a friend set this up for his client. They want a racing game, and that's essentially the level of detail I was given, outside of either ps3 and move, or xbox and kinect. If it were my suggestion, get a good game, racing games suck, however, it is not.

Basically though, it's as I read. Controllers are the way to go for racing games, outside of full on steering wheel kits for ps3/360. Either that or mario kart wii.
2417  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Kinect racing stuff vs playstation 3 racing stuff. on: April 17, 2012, 05:15:37 PM
Okay, been doing some research, and it's kinda iffy either way, so I'll ask a bunch of mature.....ish gamers instead.

I'm looking into playstation 3 and xbox 360 racing stuff for a friend. More specifically, kinect and move supported racing games. I see that on the ps3 side there is very little (no GT5 support, really?), and on the kinect side the games suck or are just way too childish and silly. So, what recommendations/advice do any of you all have?
2418  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 16, 2012, 08:30:54 PM
Regarding the "door" rant, you guys are sort of missing the important aspect, that was the reference that pushed me forward to a rant. I have been far beyond courteous over the years, beyond just holding doors open. Picking up dropped items, apologizing for BEING bumped when someone passes me (it actually knocked a poor little girl over once, she ran straight into me, her mother yelled at me for being a creepy perv when I helped her up). I'm not saying it's always like this, but the negative reactions generally linger far longer than a hasty thank you. Maybe it's the one review thing some of you mentioned, but yeah it's how I am seeing it now a bit. Hopefully I'm just bitter...but idk.

As for the dlc rant, I actually had an arguement with a friend who said he was against dlc, but refused to not buy it because his actions would effect nothing. When I said what if you me and all your friends stop buying it, and your friends get their friends and they get theirs etc etc, he said they wouldn't stop buying it either because it wouldn't have an effect. So his answer to how to deal with it was if someone writes up abpetition, he'd sign it but still buy dlc. Long story short, americans are so fucking stupid it hurts my brain.
2419  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 16, 2012, 05:45:03 AM
I watched the first two eps. Didn't like it at all. I can't believe Paul Dini is writing it.

Much prefer the current Avengers cartoon. I also agree that Transformers Prime and Thundercats are enjoyable.

Just an FYI, if you enjoy any superhero stuff (which I assume you do since you appear to like the Avengers cartoon), you should check out Young Justice, it's really good.

The latest ep of Thundercats was excellent. Heartfelt story about pride and forgiveness. Really stunning for a children's TV show; I think my childhood has now been surpassed.
Yeah, "native son" was pretty well done. I can only assume that this season is going to go into depth for character back stories. Eagerly awaiting Cheetara's back story, cuz I love how they went with her and Tigra as a couple over her and Lion-o.
2420  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.
2421  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.
2422  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.
2423  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.
2424  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?
2425  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.
2426  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.
2427  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.
2428  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.
2429  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.
2430  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.
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