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1  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 03, 2015, 05:55:26 PM
MASS EFFECT 2/ On my way to completing Lair of the Shadow broker. The DLC for this title adds some of the best and most varied gameplay contained in the whole offering. I feel like you would be drastically missing out on a huge leg of the mass effect experience if you didn't play with all the DLC. As terrible as that business model is (necessary DLC) at least they make it feel worth your hard earned coin.
2  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 03, 2015, 12:42:40 AM
@Kylde: What amp is this? I want one -- my laptop's sound output has always been questionable to me and I've heard the Kosses I'm using now amp well.

It comes stock with the Sony Silver Headset.


In all honesty it is a really shitty headset but, on sale now, for 22 bucks makes the purchase worth it for the USB to 3.5mm amp alone. Its nothing to write home about but the "fake" surround sound it produces in my Sennheiser Momemtums is splendid. Makes me wanna play shooters to just hear the shots! LoL

3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 03, 2015, 12:35:58 AM
Klyde, make people sign contracts when you tattoo them. In very fine print, make sure it says "In the event that you bitch at me about any work I have done after I explain full well the consequence of your choice in design, i retain the right to tattoo on your ass a dunce cap, making you an asshat".

Asshat is too kind a choice of words in this instance, I would have to insist on something more brutal like fucktard.

None the less, the suggestion is noted and in all honesty I think I should amend my release forms to clearly absolve myself of blame in instances of stupidity that I cannot rightfully claim as my own. I thought I covered all my bases with my paperwork but I've clearly overlooked some things.

All that aside, I HATE TATTOOING ASSES. It's difficult on some individuals, to say the least. While we are on the subject, it hurts like sin too (just in case anyone was curious). I had two girls sign their names on my ass (with the tattoo machine) and it hurt like hell for as minimalistic as the signatures are.

Yup, one cheek of mines sports "Marilyn" and the other "Abby". Both ladies chose to incorporate hearts as well. Some of my favorite tattoos actually on account of **RANDOM**

I also have "Alex Frekey" on my left arm (once again, sig done by the man himself). He was actually one of the contestants on that wrestling show "tough enough". Real cool dude who was awesome to know, work on, and eventually call my friend.

Someday my body is gonna look like a year book.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 02, 2015, 05:18:22 PM
It is so odd how the mind works. Or more accurately, how the mind malfunctions in wake of excessive stress.

I have found myself VERY irritable and abnormally pessimistic in the last few days.

Even my musical selections have been very out of the norm.

So finally, reaching a boiling point yesterday, I assumed my protein intake had to be too high causing an excess of ammonia to build in my system. After carefully reconfiguring some dietary components and reading way more then I care to admit, it blindsided me that there may be other factors I over-looked.

The last few days looked a little something like the following:
Excessive work, piss poor sleep, butt heads with a client over doing a tattoo I really felt strongly about, NO GAME TIME, more work, still no sleep, finally gave in and did the tattoo I didn't want to (cause I knew they wouldn't like it), no sleep, NO GAME TIME, cat naps, more work, call from client about why her tattoo looks the way it does and she is not happy (surprise surprise)....


This is why, I make a better ninja than a thinking man.

As an aside, "The Cure" really produced some better music than I ever gave them credit for. THE END.

EDIT: The purpose of this post BTW, is simply to tell on myself for exercising broken "Chroma Logic" and letting that influence my decision making.  My intuitions serve me well in regard to art and games, outside of those things its clearly best for me to make educated conclusions based on objective fact and not think further into things where dots begin connecting that are not even in fact dots. I feel like I draw dots that don't exist sometimes, make the connection between self-realized "dots" and go "EUREKA!!! I FOUND THE PROBLEM"!!!
5  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 02, 2015, 05:05:51 PM
MASS EFFECT 2/ Tying up loose ends around the galaxy. I am just about at 100% exploration of every star system but I swear I am not a completionist

 now a word on headphones/headsets.

So I discovered using Sony's handy little USB amplifier that comes with their shitty budget silver headset makes my Sennheiser Momemtum headphones work and sound like unicorns having sex when I pair the two. This may seem like nothing but has seriously made my world a better place to live. ***Happy***
6  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 31, 2015, 05:56:50 PM
I'm bored as fuck with modern gaming at the moment, so I decided to buy Persona 2:  Innocent Sin on my Vita.  It's not bad so far, but it seems a little easier than I remember Eternal Punishment being.  I'm probably just remembering wrong.

Can't wait to fight Hitler.

Man, did I have a blast with Innocent Sin. Thing is, its freaking SADISTIC in how it tortures you through its various gameplay mechanics. That being the case, the story and writing is more than enough reason to endure the titles flaws IMO. An arduous journey for sure, and I can't say I'd EVER be willing to go through it again, but absolutely worth experiencing.

MASS EFFECT 2/ Omega  DLC felt like the devs wanted to take a stab at sci-fi horror for a moment. Not a huge departure from the main game, but enough so to be jarring a bit. I sort of wish more of the vanilla title sported the creepy tone of this DLC to be honest. Twas a download I do not regret.

Layer of the Shadow broker is up next. Time to rendevous with my alien love interest from ME1. Shep's palms are sweaty with anticipation :)
7  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Rocket League on: July 28, 2015, 06:33:26 PM
I've done nothing but play online and that's definitely the way to go. Most everybody is constantly overshooting the ball and accidentally scoring on their own goal. The chaos is real, and being a victim of that is not at all a sign of being bad at the game.

Trust me, play online and you'll feel a lot better about your level of talent. Just be sure to make sure your message privacy is set to "Friends Only" or you'll be spammed a LOT

Thank you for the tip and sorry I didn't respond sooner. I've been pretty absorbed with Mass Effect 2 the last few days.

I really mean it when I extend my thanks. My last two online endeavors were Mortal Kombat X and Skullgirls. Both of which quickly had me tucking my tail and running back to single player. I probably would not have thought to try online multi for rocket league til i was getting pretty efficient on pro difficulty (at the very least) had you not suggested otherwise.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RpgDatabase.net on: July 28, 2015, 06:27:11 PM
This is seriously a cool tool you've created here.

I honestly wish more folk became ambitious and created some encyclopedic hub for all games/genres that worked just like this. Awesome efforts buddy!
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 27, 2015, 11:42:29 PM
I'm feeling more lucid than I've in long damn time right now, so here's fiteen years of repressed emotional bloodletting!

I feel a lot of derealization and self-dislike over being circumcised; I project the dislike I feel towards myself onto pretty much everyone, which manifests as paranoia, feeling disproportionately antagonized over (frequently imaginary) slights, and going out of my way to invent reasons NOT to get close to anyone (or even making myself hate them); and the derealization means I spend too much time stuck in my own thoughts and being, frankly, delusional (or writing lengthy and incoherent forum posts).

Anyway, I've had too much caffeine, my knee's still fucked up from when I tripped on the steps two weeks ago, I really need to take the recycling out, and hip-hop sounds better to me on IEMs than headphones.

This is a beautiful and tragic example of self awareness. You have both my respect and sympathies Mesh. I share in a great deal of what you express minus the circumcision point, "little Klyde" being clipped or not is a mute point for me. Maybe I should care more about "little klyde"??? Shit, now I'm compromised...
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 27, 2015, 06:50:39 PM
1000 Pages of Haps. Congrats guys. :D <3 I love ya all.

Wow, 1000. MMMMMMkay I'll join ya in spreading some digital love Star.

Enjoy the love folks!
11  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 27, 2015, 06:42:48 PM

Moving steadily forward after completing all my recruiting, I went ahead and polished off Jacobs loyalty mission. Great mission that, whilst en route, yields TONS of element zero. Like Jacob or not, this was a worthwhile endeavor. Now I'm on to taking out a false signal the Blue Suns are using to ransack merchant trade ships (or something like that) and tie up a few loose ends with crew members.

GAMEPLAY NOTE/ I've been playing on the "hard" difficulty (not the crazy hardest, but one step down) and it seemed a little easy for the most part, but the difficulty seems to really be ramping on and up now. What I  enjoy about it at this type of challenge level is how one poor strategic move generally is unforgiving by way of GAME OVER. Battles flow along without frustrating hang ups so long as your positioning and shooting timing are up to snuff but they really don't give you much room for error.

In short, what I am getting at, is they did a superb job in ME2 of balancing the risk/reward factors of battle gameplay to yield a solid degree of "adrenaline rush" to most all encounters. This is even better now that I am getting into more later game stuff and I'm really impressed by the titles ability to elicit excitement in me under gunfire all while keeping me thinking strategically with survival as a priority. I hope this trend of really action oriented gameplay keeps up through the rest of the trilogy because I'm thoroughly loving it at this point.
12  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 26, 2015, 06:03:51 PM
MASS EFFECT 2/ Finished 2 firewalker missions, all recruiting missions taken care of, can't find Ish's stupid package on the citadel and I think now its time to move on.

I did literally everything I wanted to get to except SHadow Broker DLC so I think that is next before moving on with the narrative.

Quick question. Can anyone tell me if Jacobs' loyalty mission is worth it for any other reason than his loyalty? Can't stand him reallly. Could care less about his characters loyalty or the trophy involved.
13  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: July 26, 2015, 12:08:18 AM
I haven't watched anything in quite awhile.

Something possessed me to try out Hulu streaming service and watch a few eps of Rick and Morty without knowing a blessed thing about it. Pretty freakin' clever cartoon if ever I did see one.
14  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 26, 2015, 12:05:01 AM
You can do it Klyde.

I'll be very disapointed in you if you don't finish.

And...er...so will this kitten.

By all my honer as a real life Nin-Jartist I shall not fail neither you nor that kitten.

Well its just about August

What? No it's n--

fuck 8<

Yup, that was my reaction verbatim Mesh.

UGH! I know exactly how you feel. This was going to be the summer of the Vita, where I manage to catch up on a bunch of my Vita games. I managed to finish a grand total of 2. And I plan on having 2 new ones by the end of the summer. Lot of good that did me.

I need to cut my losses with a few to be honest. I feel like when I look back on this year its gonna all Mass Effect and Bloodborne if I don't get to it in a manner of speaking. Gaming should not feel like something you could "get behind" in but if I don't polish these off, with some releases in the not so distant future, I'm gonna be seriously disgusted with myself.

If only I didn't have to work sleep or eat. I would be right on point damnit.

Starting 2nd plays of Bloodborne and Borderlands 2 really hung me up. To be honest, I tend think I'm gonna continue to play and replay those two until sequels are released.
15  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 25, 2015, 06:42:37 PM
Its funny how I have NO concept of time.

I am late for everything, always determined to get done with my day and turn in while its still dark only to see dawn every morning.

But THIS is where I draw the line.

What is it I speak of? Well its just about August, I have yet to finish Mass Effect 2. I was determined to move through the trilogies end by fall and I have been totally ignorant of the calender days drifting by as draw and tattoo my little (non-functional) nuts off.


I will not compromise my ability to indulge autumn appropriate games and media because I am that behind on Mass Effect which is probably the best gaming experience I have had since Chrono Trigger.

I am stating all this in the interest of accountability. Something about this journal and community helps keep me dedicated and on course. I am a better gamer thanks to RPGFan and I SHALL NOT FAIL IN SAVING THE GALAXY!!!!

Ok I'm done ranting.

MASS EFFECT 2/ Samara loyalty mission.
Can't believe they give you the option of taking out Samara and recruiting her nympho-nut-asari daughter. I, of course, did what any responsible Shep would do and killed Samara. I mean, come on... she was trying to off her own kid for protheans sake!!!
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