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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 22, 2014, 05:26:29 PM
I recently started writing for another website and they have this thing were they try to predict the hundred best games of the next year. Writers and editors award points to one hundred games (from a list of 200+ titles) they are looking forward too and the editor-in-chief turns everything into a big list using math and some common sense.

This was my first time contributing and picking one hundred games you're looking forward to is HARD. I managed to mark 40 or so titles before I had to start researching (we're encouraged to look up all sorts of indie titles anyway). Where am I going with this? Well, I saw something really awesome:

Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame

I'm not the type of gamer who gets very excited about games that aren't out yet, but I really want to play this. I'm not even sure my laptop will run this all that well (the PC I bought my parents should be able to handle it, so worst case scenario I'll play it there), but I'm going to buy it anyway because it's going to be like 15 and the soundtrack will be included.

The downside is that I feel kind of insecure about being enthousiastic thanks to all that bullshitty GG objective of eliminating the human element from game reviews. Blah. I just wanna enjoy games and be happy about the good ones... So, hey, I case I sounded too promotion-y: nobody bought by feelings. This is just me being happy about stuff I like, and I hope some of you may like this stuff as well.

32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 21, 2014, 12:19:24 PM
Well, there is garlic in there... somewhere, between all the fat and salt...
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 17, 2014, 03:13:53 PM
Might be a traveling player. My ex told me some players who play on a professional level sometimes just kinda tour around, crashing on couches and paying for food with tournament prizes. Apparently that's what Captain Jack did ten years ago in Europe. (Also a quiet type. Managed to nearly wordlessly order croquettes with mustard on a bun, a typical Dutch snack food, which he seemed to like very much.)
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 17, 2014, 02:41:20 PM
Is it flattering that I'm talked in offline hours (have you ever talked 'forum' to friends?), or sad that it's do make fun of my wonderful username??? :S

Wasn't going to mention you by name, but now I have to give you a codename just because I can :D

In other news, I noticed I had a lot of pink yarn in my yarn box and thought, hey, maybe I could make an Estelle amigurumi!

Then I remembered Estelle's main outfit hates crochet. The pink dress isn't so bad and stuff like the boots can be simplified without distracting from the overall design, but the white coat thing is... yeah, amigurumi Estelle is not going to happen :(

Okay, of course I'm still going to think about it all evening and maybe I will find a solution (maybe I could embroider some of the details on?), but I can't say I'm not disappointed.

(And now I kinda want to dive back into Tales of Graces f, find that Estelle doll and see how they simplified the design...)

35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 16, 2014, 01:47:11 PM
The other one was almost Rolo (because she looks like the candy) or Milla, but her partner vetoed it. She's Noa now.

I did try to trick my sis into naming her cats after RPG characters and was this | | close to having a RL Rollo to catsit...  but failed (mostly thanks her partner's bad taste in names), and she accidently named them after RPG characters anyway.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 16, 2014, 11:15:35 AM
I find Tales are a bit too JRPG-fantasy for me to find many IRL inspirations in clothing, I can think about a million for Hidari's take on the Atelier series.
I'd looove an open-shoulder shirt/tank combo like Ayesha

I doubt I would('ve) ever look(ed) good in something so frilly and adorable, which makes me kinda sad :( Someting like Marion's outfit, though, I'd love to wear. I wish they'd bring back capes in modern day fashion...

Well if we are just talking about stuff we want from tales games. I want a pot smoking ninja dog!

I'm more of a cat person, but my sister recently reached a very acceptable cat quota by buying two adorably fluffy and round kittens (one of them is named Mint), so... Yeah, a dog like Repede would add some balance. Last time I checked there was this big Repede plush sitting in the online Tales-store and I would love having one of those, but shipping and taxes would kill my wallet deader than dead. Oh, and have you seen The First Strike? Repede is in it. As a puppy. So cute!
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 15, 2014, 12:30:27 PM
So, Dice keeps posting these Tales things I want and I was thinking about jokingly complaining about Dice to a friend, and then I thought:

Dice sounds weird in Dutch, but if you'd translate it, it'd sound even weirder: Dobbelstenen.

And then I started thinking that other usernames sound weird in Dutch, too. Before I knew it I had translated a bunch.

MeshGearFox = MaasTandwielVos
Starmongoose = Stermangoesten
FlamingR1ft = VlammendeKl00f
Lard = Reuzel
D-Rider = D-Rijder
PaleRobbie = BlekeRobbie
GrimReality = GrimmigeRealiteit
Prime Mover = Primaire Verhuizer (or Primaire Verplaatser, if you want to be a little less literal)
Esper_Crusader = Esper_Kruisvaarder (or Esper_Kruisridder)
TurnBasedDude =OpBeurtenGebaseerdeVent
FadedSun = VervaagdeZon
Wild Armor = Wild Harnas (or Wilde Wapenuitrusting / Wilde Pantser)
Vanguard = Voorhoede
Daggerstrike = Dolkaanval (or Dolkstoot)
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 15, 2014, 11:59:32 AM
If we're going the almost-cosplay route I want:
-Leia's hat. A more RL version would look totally cute with my new coat.
-Jade's Pac-man belt. People told me I should were something more geeky sometimes, but I don't have anything cheekier than my new Totoro shirt and that green bootleg Space Invaders shirt that's so old the worn print is starting to look like a fashion statement.
-Raven's stupidly awesome coat. I get cold easily, especially while working and I've worn way uglier things to stay warm. Seriously, I'm wearing a way uglier thing right now.
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: November 15, 2014, 10:38:45 AM
Naburo, the ultimate bootleg manga
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 15, 2014, 06:28:24 AM
No problem. I'm way more whiny than you and nobody seems to mind :D

Yerp! Thick veggie soups are my specialty, cause i get a lot of practice thanks to shitty weather :D

Have you ever made snert - Dutch pea soup? My grandmother made hers so thick, you could spread it on a slice of bread, fold the bread and eat it like that. Hot soup on bread = best thing ever. Here's a recipe I think is pretty similar to my grandma's.
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 15, 2014, 04:35:31 AM
Look pretty normal to me.

But then again, I have the same shoesize at the avarage 10 year-old.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 14, 2014, 08:42:35 AM
Yep, that. Only they somehow removed half of the skull and... yeah. Let's just leave it at that.
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 14, 2014, 04:41:44 AM
Not to hit THAT territory, but that looks like one of those racist caricatures you'd see in old school cartoons.  :S

I... see what you mean. That certainly adds another layer of creepy/awful to something that was nightmare inducing to begin with.
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 13, 2014, 04:36:40 PM
= Besides Kohaku, pre-data-drain, the only other character I've liked (but *really* liked) is Gall.  That motherfucker is great; he's cool, he's a dual-wielding ax-man, and he looks like a retired pro athlete who's still spending 90% of his time outdoors.  Those semi-tinted shades are a nice touch; and even though I find Inomata pretty hit or miss, this design totally works for me and what looks like a good in-between of function and fashion.

He's also the best (and maybe the only good) thing about the bathhouse scene (because of course there is one). It felt like I was violating atleast several laws seeing some of the other male characters.

Anyway, I like the general idea behind his design, but I'm not a huge fan of the jacket. There's too much going on, too many colours. But, he does know how to wear pink with style and those shades are perfect.

= I'm loving the Chase Marker thing.  I'm still getting used to it, but it makes combat a lot more interesting

I like how easily it fits into the general flow of combat, kinda like the final strikes in Vesperia. Just keep beating the crap out of the enemy and good things will happen! I also like the combo attacks, but it I was terrible at it. Kept forgetting to keep an eye on those faces and poke 'em in time.
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 13, 2014, 04:12:32 PM
Hey, let's all laugh at Ubisoft for Assassin's Creed Unity selling worse than some obscure last gen RPG! Or congratulate Valkyria Chronicles for beating some hyped up triple A thing on Steam. Or both.

I don't care about the triple A hypetrains at all, but it's nice to see Valkyria Chronicles do so well on Steam. Hopefully this will pave the way for the sequels and encourage other Japanese publishers to port more stuff over to Steam.
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