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5746  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 24, 2011, 09:57:42 AM
Going to get my hair did.

maybe i'll bring my copy of demon's souls on the train and talk to it or something
5747  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Stupid childhood misconceptions. on: June 23, 2011, 06:55:50 PM
Thinking the Atari Jaguar was a good decision

5748  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Fallout 3 GOTY Edition on: June 23, 2011, 06:53:56 PM
I haven't played all of the DLC, just Broken Steel and The Pitt.

Broken Steel is essential to get and download right away right when you start the game, so you can level up to 30 and continue exploring after end game.

The Pitt was pretty lame... I admit to getting it only for achievement point whoring.

Not sure if you can install DLC to a USB.

The file sizes for DLC I have is:
Broken Steel: 621 mb
Operation Anchorage: 370
Pitt: 493

5749  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: WRPG virgin no more! on: June 23, 2011, 04:45:09 PM
Kind of playing devil's advocate here since I'm generally more fond of Japanese games, but I'm a girl and I've never had a problem with Western art direction. I loved the visuals of the Baldur's Gate games and Planescape Torment, and The Witcher 2 is just about the most impressive looking game I've ever seen. It's true that I do tend toward softer, more cartoonish art, but my (also female) friend swears by a more realistic approach and swoons over the graphics of games like Uncharted and Mass Effect. So I'd be inclined to say it's less of a male-female thing and more one of personal taste.

Now if you're having a go at games for not presenting compelling female characters from a writing perspective a lot of the time, then there I'm with you. But it's something that's getting better and better. And I wouldn't say Western games are any more guilty of it than Japanese ones. Heck if nothing else, Western RPGs usually offer you the chance to play as a girl if you want to, as well as giving you some degree of control over her appearance and personality. Yes there are token bimbos in some Western games, but that's true of Japanese games too. Heck there are plenty of Japanese games that trade either heavily or completely on female sex appeal. Ar Tonelico 3, anyone?

Oh, and reading back on previous posts, was Uncharted being cited as a game that isn't really appealing to women? Really? I thought both Drake and Elena were fantastic, well-rounded leads that would appeal equally to those of both genders. And I had a pretty massive crush on Drake over the two games.

You or your friend wouldn't happen to be single, would you? I love women with brains.

At least be a creep to someone who has more than 11 posts.
5750  Media / General Games / Re: Sonic Generations on: June 23, 2011, 04:05:24 PM
I'm playing this right now too... the game is just downright gorgeous and handles pretty well (feels like a fucking sonic game).

My only complaint is that at certain times when you're moving pretty fast it sort of becomes hard to see details like enemies and platforms. I'm not sure if it's because the backgrounds are super-detailed, it's just a demo, or i'm tired and just having a hard time :)

The remix of the green hill zone theme is bringing some major nostalgic tears to my eye. I was born in 1982 so I was at the right age when sonic first came out to just absolutely freak out about how cool that game was. 
5751  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: George Hotz (geohot) VS Sony. on: June 22, 2011, 07:00:41 PM
Is it some rule around here that you must link the hugest possible images possible?
5752  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: June 22, 2011, 11:52:45 AM
The 1st picture Azrael posted there makes him look taller than tall.

5753  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Stupid childhood misconceptions. on: June 22, 2011, 11:39:36 AM
I used to think I had a shot at becoming a star athlete

Note: Never played any teams sports except for one year of little league baseball and one year on my high school bowling team
5754  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 22, 2011, 11:06:00 AM
It doesn't matter if you've worked all night... watching the price is right still makes you feel unemployed
5755  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: lol e3....... on: June 22, 2011, 10:22:45 AM

Tom Calancy.

5756  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 22, 2011, 10:17:26 AM
some wuss invaded my game in Demon's Souls and I was totally smoking his ass. He quit like a chump

Nice! Have you tried invading someone? Be sure not to get killed before you reach him, that's pretty humiliating lol.

I don't have a black stone yet. Only blue and white.

5757  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: June 21, 2011, 06:10:13 PM
some wuss invaded my game in Demon's Souls and I was totally smoking his ass. He quit like a chump
5758  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Microsoft paid Namco-Bandai to not release PS3 version of ToV outside of Japan on: June 21, 2011, 05:57:29 PM
If I may...

5759  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS Launching at $249.99 on March 27 in the US on: June 21, 2011, 01:28:41 PM
What's the control setup for Ocarina? Move w/ analog, inventory w/ dpad, camera w/ baxy?
5760  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: June 20, 2011, 06:39:51 PM
Since peeps have been asking about Demon's here I thought I ask a quick noob question.

How do you become / get dark phantoms in your world?

If you summon a player w/ a blue stone will they ALWAYS help you?
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