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2236  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSP for PSP announced for U.S. on: October 18, 2008, 12:34:33 PM
I tried the demo, but couldn't figure out what to do without being able to read.  Hopefully there'll be a US demo later.
2237  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: October 14, 2008, 10:31:17 AM
Hope I didn't already say this here, but I found out how you know when you've played too much DS.  My right trigger doesn't work any more.  *sigh*

Well, Christmas is just a few months away... :)
2238  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Setting computer sound as input on: October 14, 2008, 10:29:42 AM
Sadly, although I can confirm that such a thing is possible, I'm not sure exactly what you need to make it happen.  A while back, I bought a PCMCIA sound card for my laptop (which was totally worth it), and the software that came with it added the computer sound as an input for recording.  So... I hope knowing it can be done is at least kinda helpful.
2239  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: October 10, 2008, 01:11:21 PM
I'm reading Lord Valentine's Castle.  It's pretty good stuff.  I tried to read Imajica by Clive Barker a while back and had to give up probably 25% of the way through because I just hated it so much.  Now, I'm reading Lord Valentine's Castle, and it makes me feel like Imajica was just a really twisted knockoff of it.
2240  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: October 10, 2008, 12:58:24 PM
Been playing Force Unleashed on the PSP back and forth from school. It's fun overall, but has the *most* atrocious camera I think I've ever seen in a game.

I've been playing that, too.  The camera's not great, but I think I've seen worse.  Still, fun game.  I beat story mode last night, and want to try something to see if there's a second ending.  The exclusive stuff's pretty cool.

Still playing FFTA2, also.
2241  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: October 06, 2008, 07:07:13 AM
Switching off between FFTA and Force Unleashed.  I got TFU on PSP, and am really enjoying it in a God of War kind of way.
2242  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 29, 2008, 11:18:16 PM
Yeah - I was actually pretty OK with Roland's ending situation, but everyone else...

Reading Guns of the South and am liking it quite a bit, despite not being into Civil War stuff at all.  It's an "alternate history" book where some guys come back and give the South AK47s, allowing them to win the Civil War.  It's not a total slam dunk, and the war's over well before halfway into the book, which I like.  Seems well-written and well-researched.
2243  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: September 29, 2008, 11:11:52 PM
Playing me some Force Unleashed on the PSP.  Fun stuff!
2244  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Oh man, The Simpsons hits the twenty year mark tonight. on: September 29, 2008, 09:49:42 AM
Far from alone - I was in Jr high when The Simpsons started.  Still remember my parents saying no one would watch it in their house.  I watched some old episodes this weekend and I still feel like that ban was silly.
2245  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Great news about Jack Thompson. on: September 28, 2008, 03:03:26 PM
Probably part of the lawsuit to have him disbarred - that he has to compensate them for putting them to the trouble of doing so.
2246  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 27, 2008, 11:20:26 AM
How was it? I have it, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Lisey's Story?  It was pretty decent, but I felt like it went on too long.  There was too much time and build up before she finally figured out the big mystery thing, and too much wind down after the big climax.
2247  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 25, 2008, 08:52:13 AM
Finallly finished Lisey's Story (one of Stephen King's more recent books).  Feels like I've been lugging that enormous thing around for a month.  Next up is one of those Harry Turtledove alternate history books.  I like that genre, at least conceptually, but haven't read anything of his yet.
2248  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 22, 2008, 07:28:25 PM
I'm currently reading the Bible.
For a class.

It's... repetitive.

I'm actually proud to say I've read the whole thing, start to finish, Genesis to Revelations (which has a cooler name in Spanish - The Apocalypse).  I'm not a super-religious guy, but I feel like it's an achievement a lot of people who are more religious than me can't claim.  (I think I got 300 points for that one!)
2249  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 20, 2008, 12:55:47 AM
Congrats on making it all the way through Don Quixote - I've tried a few times and never managed to finish.  Of course, the fact that my copy is in the original early 17th century Spanish makes for a handy excuse...  You may or may not be interested to know that at least a pretty large percentage of the books that he reads are real books - I've read a bunch of them.  They're kind of like a lot of fantasy books today - they follow a pretty basic formula, so if you like some of them, you'll probably like many of them.

I liked The Time Traveller's Wife too - was a bit nervous about it, but it turned out well in the end.  I think it was earlier in this thread that I mentioned another time travel book, which I read online, called Timely Persuasion.  If you want to check it out, it's at: http://reader.timelypersuasion.com/Introduction.html

I'm currently reading Lisey's Story - one of Stephen King's more recent books.  It's OK, but that's about as much as I'd say for it.
2250  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Super Mario RPG released on the VC on: September 06, 2008, 07:23:58 PM
Quote from: "Robert Boyd"
I think that's just nostalgia talking.  Sure, the old days might seem great now, but that's because we tend to forget all the garbage that came out back then and only remember the good stuff.


This is an excellent point.  It's like the fact that when I listen to the local classic rock station, I go "wow - there were a ton of awesome songs back then!"  It's not that the percentage of songs that were awesome was higher - it's that what I'm getting is distilled to JUST the awesome songs.  There was a TON of crap in older generations like there is now - they just don't release it on the VC.
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