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2116  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So, besides gaming, what you're thing? on: November 02, 2010, 04:15:17 PM
did my 1/2 marathon in about 2:20. Won't for sure until they put the times online.

Did at a pretty good clip, so start because of the crowd. Last mile my legs felt like lead
Congratulations! I know how hard it is to train for one of those(sort of). My wife just recently ran her first half marathon. Her time was 2:18 or so.
She's running a 15k in downtown Chicago this Saturday. It's called the Hot Chocolate race or something. Going to be a gazillion people there.
2117  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: November 02, 2010, 04:05:10 PM
Castlevania: LoS - I'm enjoying it so far. I just made it to chapter 2. I'm really a bit shocked at how freaking gorgeous this game is. Wow. The story and voice acting are well done.  The music is very "epic movie" like. Nothing amazing, but it suites the game well. The battle system is quite extensive. Overall, a very favorable impression so far.
2118  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So, besides gaming, what you're thing? on: October 27, 2010, 11:08:20 PM
Honestly, between a full time job, a wife, and a kid, I don't have a whole lot of time for hobbies. I certainly have them, but my time is limited.
Fortunately, what I do for a living(I work in sales at a landscape company) is pretty cool and ties in quite nicely with my #1 hobby/lifestyle: gardening. I have spent inordinate amounts of time turning my yard into a beautiful English style cottage garden. I love it. I actually go through a bit of withdrawal in the winter. Thank goodness for my other hobbies. I know it's generic to say books and movies, but outside of games and gardening, that's what I do. I watch lots of movies(and select tv shows. I'm watching Doctor Who right now). I read every day, but in such small amounts of time that it tales me forEVER to get through a single book.
That's it. gardening, gaming, movies, and books. If I wanted to try something new, I would have to eliminate one of the old, and I don't want to do that.
BTW, IMO exercise doesn't count as a hobby unless it's something like biking, hiking, sports related, etc. Going to a gym is not a hobby.

2119  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: October 27, 2010, 09:24:59 PM
So this game doesn't install or what? I just popped it in and it just started up. I was surprised that it didn't try to install or anything. Odd.
2120  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: October 26, 2010, 07:30:39 PM
Nier has been ridiculously cheap lately so I guess that helped. I posted a link to a site that was selling the game for fucking 12 euros and the game was in the site's top 10 PS3 games for several months.

I wish it was ridiculously cheap around here. It's still almost full price everywhere. Even online the cheapest I can find it(new) is +/-$34. I may just spring for it. I'm getting tired of waiting.
2121  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: October 26, 2010, 06:31:21 PM
I don't understand why you'd get all angry at people liking certain types of games. People like what they like.

I know I'm more interested in Fallout: New Vegas than this. Not that it sounds like a bad game or anything, I just haven't really heard anything about it that's piqued my interest.
Very true. People can play whatever they want. But why do so many play the same games over and over again? Why do 4-5 million(+++) people buy those games, and a much, much smaller amount buy this one, or Metroid? You know reviews have nothing to do with it, or Medal of Honor or FO:NV wouldn't be doing as well as they are.
Why does this bother me? Because I want more Castlevanias and Metroids to be made. And maybe a few less FPS clones.
Basically, I hate seeing something like this fail. They've obviously put a ton of work into it, but no one seems to care. They'd rather play Call of Duty 456.
(btw, Nier has sold even less over more time. Only 90,000 copies in the U.S. 390G worldwide, so that's not too bad)
2122  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Halloween Haps on: October 26, 2010, 02:00:34 PM
It's quite big around here(here being the burbs of Chicago). We normally get +/- 200 kids. Every city has set times for trick or treating. Our hours are 3:30-6. I think this is idiotic because if Halloween happens during the week, things are all screwed up due to school and parents working. I also think it sucks because all trick or treating is done before it gets dark. "for safety reasons" say the uptight soccer moms. Bunch of wusses. Halloween is WAY cooler in the dark.
2123  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs for beginners on: October 26, 2010, 01:54:04 PM
I never understood the whole "hardtype" business. I remember the game being plenty challenging back when I played it as FF II on the SNES. And this was way before I became a wuss about challenge in games. No way would I want to play a harder version.
2124  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: October 26, 2010, 01:49:55 PM
Screw the Halos, Call of Dutys, and Fallouts. I want my Castlevanias and Metroids!

Man, Fallout was undoubtedly in the same position or lower than Castlevania before Bethesda bought it.
I know it doesn't seem to belong next to the other two. I only mentioned it because it seems to be selling like hotcakes despite all the problems it supposedly has. Like people are just SO desperate to get a game, any game. I don't get it.
It's like there's only a certain amount of games/series that sell like crazy, then everything else fights for the scraps. People need to look outside of the "Top Tens" a bit more.
Black Ops will be out soon. It's guaranteed to sell in the multiple millions. Why? So people can play another game just like the one they played a week ago?(Not to say Castlevania is all that original)
I would love so much to see it sell only 130,000 copies.
2125  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: October 26, 2010, 11:28:43 AM
Yeah, I would like to know where can I find how big of a budget this game had and how well it sold


I'm not sure how truly accurate their #'s are, but it's probably pretty close.
No idea on budget.
2126  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: October 26, 2010, 10:57:53 AM
Bayonetta is pure insanity! It's fun, but most of the time there's so much going on that I just have to mash the buttons,and hope it all works out. I'm very impressed by the amount of stuff happening on the screen without any slowdown or frame rate issues. Great programming here. The "wall walking" scenarios surprised me, and are very cool.
I'm about to start chapter 5.
2127  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: October 26, 2010, 10:49:23 AM

It's a lot of fun though and really nails that whole fantasy vibe, I didn't play any of the previous castlevania games so I couldn't care less if it feels like a game of the franchise, all I know is that it's one of the best action adventures of this generation.
How is this possible? How long have you been gaming? You've never played a single Castlevania game? Wow.
Did you own a SNES? I can't imagine owning a SNES and never playing Super Castlevania IV. God, the music alone makes it a must play.
Perhaps you are younger than I thought you were...

I'm 30 years old and I've been gaming since the commodore 64, for 22 years to be more precise. I owned a megadrive/genesis during the 16 bit days, I dunno, it just never happened, it's not like I was avoiding them lol. I guess it's just impossible to keep up with everything. It's like when someone tells me they never played doom. I'm like "where the fuck were you in 1993?!" lol
I tend to forget that there are people out there who didn't own both consoles. Then again, there WAS an excellent iteration of Castlevania released for the Genesis. Bloodlines rocked.
I alos forget sometimes that Castlevania is not the triple AAA franchise that I have always viewed it as. Screw the Halos, Call of Dutys, and Fallouts. I want my Castlevanias and Metroids!
The sales so far of LoS show this is the case. The new Castlevania has sold just 130,000 copies between the PS3 and 360 while titles like Medal of Honor or FO:NV sell over a million in a couple days. WTF?

2128  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fable III..... on: October 26, 2010, 10:36:34 AM
I don't get the fellow worried about spoilers. There isn't much to spoil in a Fable game, considering how poorly executed the stories are.
I enjoyed Fable II well enough, but no way am I paying $60 for III. Just like I did with II, I'll wait for it to drop to $30 and get it then.
Hopefully they've toned down the obnoxious npcs in this one. I got tired of women asking me to marry them over and over again. I suppose I could go the evil route, but I have a hard time doing that in games.
Is there a dog in this one? The dog rocked.
2129  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs for beginners on: October 25, 2010, 09:12:15 PM
Dark Cloud 2 is fantastic! Play that.
2130  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: October 25, 2010, 02:24:34 PM
Labyrinth yesterday. Movie isn't as freaky as I remember but still is cool. Some interesting themes and visuals, plus it's basically a great film version of an RPG.

Family member on a quest to save a sibling. Gathers a party along the way, a dungeon crawl, party member betrayal and redemption, and everything sort of returning to normal at the end... OR DOES IT?!
The movie when I totally got a crush on Jennifer Connelly. I still have a thing for her, but she's a bit emaciated nowadays. Too bad.

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