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1456  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: October 18, 2013, 03:07:15 AM
What are those things?! Why do they look so cute yet angry? Why isn't this pile of beady eyed rodents a pokémon?!
1457  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 17, 2013, 01:09:03 PM
The entire premise is based on flawed sexist assumptions, I'm not too surprised. :P

I guess that's true. But then the game isn't very good at being sexist, is it? I thought most chefs were male, so culinary questions should be a male category, right?
1458  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 17, 2013, 08:18:42 AM
So that game thinks women belong in the kitchen? Nice...
1459  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 17, 2013, 02:50:50 AM
I really need to get out more... I started talking to my rabbit like she's a person. Worst part? She actually seems to listen.

"Sen, sweetheart, mind going back to your hutch?"
*gets up and hops back to her hutch*
"Thank you!"

Stop encouraging my weird behaviour, Senka! D:
1460  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: HELP ME! 3DS OR PSVITA OR PS3! on: October 16, 2013, 06:57:49 AM
I'm kinda surprised/happy to see all the PSV love.  It's been slow to warm up if I saw it any way, but good to see the warm reception here (I'm still waiting for that "one title" to make me fork over the cash).  All this reminds me too: I gotta get into indie games more

It shouldn't be that much of a surprise. The hardware is amazing, it's the first PSP that did (almost) everything right. I love my PSP, but UMD's were a terrible idea. And then there's the Vita. Awesome hardware, sensible gamecards, a game library that's slowly starting to look like something and a digital store with a good chunk of the original PSP library in it. Throw in Plus and some great sales that could rival Steam's and there's a whole lot to love.

The Vita not a bad handheld, it's just not the right system for 95% of the gaming population.
1461  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: HELP ME! 3DS OR PSVITA OR PS3! on: October 15, 2013, 03:36:15 PM
I don't think anyone is telling him not to buy a PS3 (PS3s are great!), but to make a different system his priority. The next generation is just around the corner, so the current one is only going to get cheaper. Might as well wait a bit longer for another price drop (or at the very least a very good bundle).

I like to see them on a nice big screen and get sucked in.

You should try a Vita sometime. That OLED screen is pretty amazing! It's like playing on an awesome TV... if you were a giant and the screen had buttons right next to it.

It'd actually easier for me to get sucked in while playing a handheld game. There's less that can get between me and the screen, so there are less distractions.
1462  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: HELP ME! 3DS OR PSVITA OR PS3! on: October 15, 2013, 02:43:18 AM
Hehe XD

Anyway, if you're getting a Vita, invest in a larger memorycard. Not just for the PS Plus games, but also for other PSN offerings. For instance, if you like visual novels, you may want to try Corpse Party. There's also a bunch of PSone RPG's on there, so if you missed out on any the Vita is a great way to catch up.
1463  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: HELP ME! 3DS OR PSVITA OR PS3! on: October 14, 2013, 03:05:09 PM
Yep, can't really go wrong with a 3DS. PS3 is nice too, but will probably get another price-drop in the near future. Might as well wait for that if you plan on getting on.
1464  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Leather Pants & Men's Fashion on: October 14, 2013, 07:26:34 AM
Well, "trends" are one thing, but I've never been much for them. What I'd like to do is have a good enough selection to build my own style, for the long term, seasonal fads be damned. Ever since late HS, I went against the grain, and built up my confidence with that. Yeah, I really feel bad for women, who are corralled into the latest fashion schemes, but there are other ways of building up a unique fashion sense without playing to the yearly craze. Do it for a while, and people will just know it as "you", and they'll respect you for neither playing to or playing against the latest trends. Maybe easier said than done, but I've witnessed people making it work.

Yep, it's certainly possible, but once you get there you'll find that some core items are hard to replace. For me it's dress shirts. I like clothes that are a bit masculine and geeky, which means I need good shirts with my sweaters, vests and jackets. But they're hard to find... And then I see the men's section where a whole wall is dedicated to shirts. Shirts in every imaginable colour and size! That makes me so jealous! :( (I've tried some on once, but they just don't fit right...)

My sis has a shoe problem. She really wants a pair of simple black heels, but because her feet are rather slim, she needs a pair with straps. You'd think something like that would be easy to find, but 95% of all pairs have some weird gimmick attached.

And me, I've wanted a pair of brown sneackers for some time now, but they've all got stupid sparkly shit and other girly stuff on them. I'd love to have a pair of brown Quick Typhoon SPs like these, but they simply don't make them in my size...
1465  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Leather Pants & Men's Fashion on: October 14, 2013, 03:27:35 AM
I like fashion, but at the same time I don't. It's probably because I like styles that doesn't really suit my figure and dislike the ones that do. I look good in dresses, but the main reason I like dresses is because you don't have to wear pants if you wear a dress. For some reason I always end up with long tops you do have to wear pants under. Like tunics and other long shirts. I have some really nice boots that go great with outfits like that. For some reason I also have like ten different sweatervests. Most are pretty colourful. I like colours.

I sometimes envy men. Sure, having tons of different weird stuffs to try on is nice, but half of it is out of fashion before the end of the season. Many items are made from weird, cheap fabric that clings to you in all the wrong places. And once you've assembled an outfit out of it, you probably need to buy a new pair of shoes. Good quality basics can be really hard to find. If you're a man, you can find a decent white dress shirt in minutes. I have been looking for one for months.

Just to snowball into Prime's commentary:
Does anyone else buy 2 versions of the same shirt if it's one of those "perfect" items?

Yes, and people have started to notice... "Colour swaps are lazy! :P" "A shiny Tomara appeared, catch it!" "So you downloaded your alt costume? I'm not sure which I like better..."
1466  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 13, 2013, 03:18:13 AM
I like nicknames and petnames...they show you care about people and....sometimes save you from saying names you feel awkward saying.

It's also convenient when you get older. My dad has a tendency to call me by my sisters name, but atleast he doesn't get our nicknames wrong. Mine's Spook (Ghost), which is kinda awesome, though I have to wonder why he started calling me that...

My grandma is too far gone to really remember any names besides my mom's and her two dead sons' (that's three out of ten), so she calls everyone 'lieverd' (sweetheart).

That's kinda really depressing, isn't it?
1467  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Videogame name generator on: October 11, 2013, 10:04:38 AM
Ugh, I keep clicking this thing... The weird thing is, I now keep getting titles that actually make some sense, like:

Exquisite Sewer Extravaganza
This should be a RPG that parodies all those awful sewer dungeons.

No One Can Stop the Devil Daredevils
It's like Jet Set Future, I guess?

Interstellar Rainbow
Probably one of those art games that absolutely amazing after raiding Dice's medicine cabinet.

Lazy Penguin Melee
This too, this makes perfect sense! Have you ever seen a penguin fight? Lazy is the perfect world for it! (Hilarious would also be a more than adequate description.) This could totally be one of those popular stupid browser games.

Oh, just got one that doesn't make sense!

"Everybody Hates the Ice Cream Forever"

Ice cream is unhatable.
1468  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Videogame name generator on: October 11, 2013, 04:22:48 AM
Irish Spelling Studio - L.E. comes with booze. 
Kirby's Mafia Fiasco - Sucks to be Kirby.
Create Your Own Stapler on Wheels - No thank you.
Throbbing Terrorist Onslaught - The only news Fox need for atleast a month.

Ancient Chocobo Conquest

I'm not sure if you're using Chocobos to conquer or conquering them.

I think it's like Pokémon Conquest, but it takes place in ancient southern Europe/north Africa and you get to fight all battles using classic Final Fantasy creatures? I hope you can play both sides of the Punic Wars!
1469  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Why games like The Wonderful 101 are a poor fit for the Gaming Press on: October 11, 2013, 04:07:40 AM
Explaining the Rev3Games rating system, why do we focus so much on number ratings? (segment ends at 59:00) -- Rev3Games, YouTube

I agree with Sessler, if you have so use some kind of number scale to rate your games, a strict 1-5 scale is one of the most pleasant to work with. If you're going to use numbers, they have to mean something.

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed Rain for a magazine that uses a 1-100 scale. The game really sucked me in and I was happy with the review I wrote (the editor-in-chief thought so too, yay for me!). But the score... Putting a score under my text was the hardest part of the whole review. What should I take into consideration? The length of the game versus the price you pay? The scores similar games also was also enthusiastic about recieved? Just go with my gut feeling - write down the first score that comes to mind and feels right?

I think I was a bit spoiled by one of the first mags I wrote for. The opening page of the review section always contained a quick overview of what the scores actually meant. Something like:
1,2,3 - The worst games we've ever seen. Possible health risks.
4,5 - Playable, but we doubt you'll want to try.
6 - An avarage game that's easy to overlook. Fans of the genre may enjoy it.
7 - Pretty good, but with some noticable flaws. Read the review carefully.
8 - A fine game in its genre, can't really go wrong with this one.
9 - Excellent game, you don't want to miss this.
10 - Instant classic (over a course of nearly ten years only two games recieved this score)

It'd be great if every publication had something like that as it's the easiest way to put reviewers and readers on the same page.

I honestly just play anything that looks interesting and ignore reviews. I like a lot of things that everyone else hated.

Me too. I've written and edited so many reviews, I don't really want to read one unless the review can stand on its own as a piece of entertainment. For instance, I watch Zero Punctuation sometimes. More often than not it's just a decent laugh, no matter what game is discussed, but on very rare occassions it introduces me to something I hadn't really heard of before. Like Spec Ops: The Line. Then there are some series I blindly buy like the Atelier series, because why should I care what everyone else thinks about pastel coloured kawaii moe desssss Japanese games when I'm having so much fun brewing bombs shaped like cute little snowmen?
1470  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 08, 2013, 12:08:17 PM
Beyond: Two Souls comes out today. A game I am very interested in. I check gamerankings.com and there isn't a single review for it. What the heck is that about? Are they being held back for some nefarious reason? This doesn't bode well.

It doesn't have to be a bad sign. Big publishers make reviewers sign NDAs just to make themselves feel more important all the time. Welcome to the world of modern game journalism...
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