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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: November 06, 2014, 12:32:05 AM
Yep, all good vibes around here.  Except for that whole going to the wrong university in the SEC.  We all can't be perfect...

...and clearly that applies to my Gamecocks this year.

Losing to the Gamecocks isn't the most recent cripplingly depressing Dawgs loss either...
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: November 05, 2014, 11:35:04 PM
Maybe some people would like a reminder that WhiteAndCrispy is one of PaleRobbies students and probably not just a random hater.

Former student. I'm just a random hater now.

In seriousness though, good stuff.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: November 05, 2014, 11:05:03 PM
As always; love the podcast, hate the host.

What's that guy's problem?
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Star Trek: Into Darkness reminds me of a game we all know... on: June 05, 2013, 11:40:18 AM
For future clarification - I didn't mind the movie. While it had lots of similarities to other media, it was still entertaining.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Star Trek: Into Darkness reminds me of a game we all know... on: June 04, 2013, 06:44:19 PM
First off: SPOILERS AHEAD

Second off: This is (mostly) just for humor purposes. I know some stuff is a stretch, but it's all part of the fun.

An officer in a elite intergalatic force commits an atrocity that kills many people, only to be headed off and forced to flee by a young upstart hero. The officer flees into the depths of space. To hunt him down, the hero is put in command of the most advanced spaceship in the fleet, trying to follow in the footsteps of his mentor, the ship's original captain. The hero and his crew hunt down and engage the officer, only to learn from him of an even more pressing threat. This threat comes in the form of a massive, powerful warship they have no hope of defeating conventionally. But, using knowledge from a old, wise source, they are able to destroy it, as the heroes hunt down and defeat the officer as he attempts to use the ship to destroy the elite organization's intergalatic headquarters. But the hero's ship is torn to pieces by a massive ship, and during the destruction the hero makes a sacrifice play to save his crew, and dies.The hero is later brought back from death by very illogical means, given an upgraded version of his destroyed ship, and sent on a mission into deep space.

Is it Star Trek: Into Darkness, or Mass Effect?

 I don't even know anymore.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: March 28, 2013, 12:04:32 AM
An update from Slender: The Arrival:

"AHHHHHHHHHHHH OH GOD THERE HE IS AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!"

That is all.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 27, 2013, 06:24:37 PM
I'd like to verbally congratulate myself for calling Mr. Steinman's Alien reference being within 15 minutes. I did also make a face with the "Most of my students haven't heard of it." part.

And I know we've belabored this quite a bit, but it is really funny to me that you love System Shock, but really hated KOTOR. Eh, to each their own.

(On a side note, read a review in PC Format giving AC3 a 2/5. It. Was. Beautiful.)

Mr. Steinman

yes.

Hey, I'm just trying to get into college...
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 27, 2013, 06:16:25 PM
I'd like to verbally congratulate myself for calling Mr. Steinman's Alien reference being within 15 minutes. I did also make a face with the "Most of my students haven't heard of it." part.

And I know we've belabored this quite a bit, but it is really funny to me that you love System Shock, but really hated KOTOR. Eh, to each their own.

(On a side note, read a review in PC Format giving AC3 a 2/5. It. Was. Beautiful.)
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 06, 2013, 05:20:55 PM
So David Cage did this today:
http://kotaku.com/5982205/its-time-for-video-games-to-finally-grow-up-by-doing-these-nine-things

Honestly, I can't stand this asshole.  Nearly every point he makes is contradicted in the one title he's released in nearly ten years of development.  David Cage may claim to push the genre forward and I understand the points he's trying to make, but he comes across like a failed film major who was forced to make video games and will forever resent it.  How can he argue these points when Heavy Rain violates nearly every one of them (rape scene, Madison's boobs, tons of violence, horrible storytelling that would be laughed out of any film class for lacking the basics of mise-en-scene, etc.)?  I'm sick of people listening to this no talent assclown.  

Ok, yeah. This one pissed me off:


 "4. Become accessible: Let's focus on minds, not on thumbs!" He wants games to focus on the thoughts and decisions of players, not on how fast or skilled they are at manipulating a controller.

I'm not sure how to take this seriously, since Heavy Rain is "Get good at QTE or EVERYONE DIES: The Game".
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 06, 2013, 12:30:46 PM
I loved everything about Heavy Rain other than the cheap cut in the clock shop and the true identity of the killer.

I gotta agree with this. I was convincing myself that the reveal would be awesome and mind-blowing the whole game, (and some of the stuff was pretty cool,  like playing as the kids and the scene in his office) but it was busted for me when I figured it out way too early. What gives it away for me is when Norman fights the killer in the club, while the killer is masked, there's only one character you've met so far that has a freaking pot belly.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 06, 2013, 02:27:12 AM
Really, you like Heavy Rain, Crispy?  I think you need to go back and listen to one of our older episodes.  I simply don't have the space to go into how fucking awful that piece of pretentious shit is. 

All kidding aside, Heavy Rain tries really hard to do some cool things.  I personally think it fails miserably at just about all of them (how it handles Madison sexuality/vulnerability, the giant freakin' plot holes, generally awful narrative, piss poor acting, etc.) but I think Thomas Wayne said it best when it comes to these things. 

Eh, I'm not saying its far and away my favorite game, but I thought it did a very good job of creating tension. For instance, I'm really claustrophobic, so the crawling through the tunnel scene (besides the plot hole of him not pushing the glass aside like a normal person would) freaked me out. I don't think I've ever said "Oh HELL no!" out loud to myself that many times.

But hey, maybe I'm confusing story-induced stress with QTE-induced stress.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 05, 2013, 06:13:46 PM
Fair enough.  Next week we'll talk about Mass Effect 3! 

*eye twitch*

Kidding aside,  good Podcasts (56 and the music special). I'm ironically putting together a playlist of the most "epic" game music (Suicide Mission, Finish the Fight, Snake Eater,  etc.). Anyone have any suggestions?

On a side note, I just finished Heavy Rain last night. If anyone hasn't played it here, grab it this weekend and play it at night by yourself. That game is... something else.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: January 20, 2013, 10:27:18 PM
I've gotta run a soldier. There is no combo better than Soldier and the ORIGINAL Mattock in ME2:

Oh look, lots of people.

*Adrenaline Rush*

*Double-Tap heads*

Well, everything is dead now.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: January 20, 2013, 09:17:52 PM
Shadow Broker was some boss nasty DLC. Especially the part with the

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Shepard falcon-punching the Shadow Broker during the boss fight

That scene when Shep just goes on a combo rampage was the only satisfying use of melee until Omni-Blades. I can only imagine that scene now...

I always found that part awkward given I play Infiltrator sniper Shepards. Like, when did I learn to melee like a champ?

Especially since the guy you are slapping around just PUNCHED A DESK IN HALF.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: January 20, 2013, 07:35:36 PM
Shadow Broker was some boss nasty DLC. Especially the part with the

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Shepard falcon-punching the Shadow Broker during the boss fight

That scene when Shep just goes on a combo rampage was the only satisfying use of melee until Omni-Blades. I can only imagine that scene now...
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