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2401  The Rest / General Discussions / Tell me something... on: February 12, 2008, 11:15:33 AM
Quote from: "sandiny0ursh0es"
I'm actually gay, and I always wonder if video game forums are as homophobic as they seem to be.

Don't know if this helps, but I'm straight, and that stuff bugs me too.  Seeing people say "that's so gay" when they think something is stupid and that kind of thing.  I can't comment on if people say that kind of thing here or not, because there are a lot of posts I don't read, but I've definitely seen it elsewhere.  I have gay friends and work with several folks who are gay, so maybe I'm more sensitive to it than some straight people... I don't know.

About me personally... here's my blurb from my staff page:

I've been gaming for as long as I've been able to buy my own, unless you count sneaking trips to friends' houses to play theirs. The first one I bought was an original Game Boy, and I played the heck out of Tetris on it. Of course, I've grown and matured since then, which basically means I have more money to buy games.

I earned a degree in Spanish after living in Central America for a couple of years, spent some time translating for the National Guard, and now I'm a business traveller. I like flying because it gives me time to play games, and my wife likes it because it gets me out of her hair. Since I travel, I do most of my gaming on handhelds (both PSP and DS), but I do play games on home consoles (360, PS2 or Wii) as well. I used to write as GrandpaT on an Xbox site.

Frankly, it's more info than I usually like to give about myself online.
2402  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: February 11, 2008, 07:39:09 PM
Quote from: "Esper_Crusader"
^ I don't know if you've read Barker's  "The Thief of Always" but if you didn't, you'd be doing yourself a favor by reading it.  It's not long but I enjoyed it immensely.

I have that book - was going to read it recently, but ended up reading something else instead.  I'll have to pick it up soon.

I've been reading a series called Circle of Magic by Tamora Pierce.  It's aimed at teens, but it's a really good series.  

I also read a book this weekend called Replay, by Ken Grimwood.  It's about a guy who dies of a heart attack while sitting at his desk, and then wakes up in his bed 25 years earlier, back in college, remembering everything from before.  Over the course of the book, he lives his life several times.  It's a great book, but it's from 1987, so it may be tough to find.
2403  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / The "Lost" Thread on: February 11, 2008, 07:33:20 PM
Well, now that they actually have an end date, some of that "not answer anything" problem should go away.
2404  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: February 11, 2008, 07:31:26 PM
Beat Pursuit Force 2 (story mode and beat some challenges and unlocked some of the stuff in mission mode, but not all) and bought Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow.  I loved the first one, and the second one's pretty fun too (guess that's true for both of the series I mentioned).
2405  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: February 04, 2008, 11:10:19 PM
Quote from: "Esper_Crusader"
I'm Trying to finish Portal lately and I think I only have a couple of levels left.

There are only 19 levels, just to help you know how close you are, but the last one is way longer than the rest.  

Portal = Awesome.
2406  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Heath Ledger Dead on: February 04, 2008, 09:52:18 AM
To be fair, the black Heath Ledger doesn't claim to actually BE Heath Ledger - he's just trying to carry on the legacy.  :)

(Man, that took me back - I have all of those comics.)
2407  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: February 04, 2008, 09:51:05 AM
I've been dividing my gaming time between Pursuit Force 2 (on PSP) and the Mythos beta.  Both are lots of fun, but one requires an internet connection and one doesn't...

Pursuit Force is pretty similar to the first, but some things that sucked in the first have been greatly improved.  Motorcycles are actually drivable now, there are more checkpoints in missions (and you can restart from the last checkpoint if you want).  The thing that I love the most, though, is that restarting a level is instantaneous.  You say "restart" or "start from last checkpoint" and it dose.  No loading!  Awesome.
2408  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: January 31, 2008, 08:12:36 AM
Quote from: "superflat"
I played the beginning of FFT (I've never played it before) on my PSP, and died on one of the first battles because of a stupid move. I'm looking forward to playing it some more, but I think it might be better to finish a couple of games first.

When I tried to play FFT on the PS1, I didn't realize you could actually have more than just one person on your side in the second battle (the one right after the fight where you only control yourself).

Last night, I bought Pursuit Force 2.  I loved the first, even though it was really frustrating at times.
2409  The Rest / General Discussions / Jack Thompson calls Mass Effect controversy "contrived& on: January 30, 2008, 07:56:32 AM
Quote from: "Ramza"
That is some scary, scary shit.

That's what I came in here to say.
2410  The Rest / General Discussions / Jack Thompson calls Mass Effect controversy "contrived& on: January 29, 2008, 10:41:28 PM
Quote from: "Prime Mover"
Is he morman, by any chance?

No, and what the crap?  Why would you say that?  Did you get some kind of idea that everyone LDS is some kind of irrational idiot?  Because we aren't.  

Of course, there are LDS jerks just like there are Catholic jerks, Lutheran jerks, Muslim jerks, atheist jerks... but they're the minority in the Mormon church just like in the rest of those groups.  One of my local church leaders is a professional musician, a few of my Mormon friends are artists, at least one of whom has worked in video game development...  Anyway - just had to "defend the faith" as it were.
2411  The Rest / General Discussions / Jack Thompson calls Mass Effect controversy "contrived& on: January 29, 2008, 08:58:28 AM
Quote from: "Eusis"
(Ok, I'm going to assume he wouldn't go after something like Pokemon, but that's a really silly extreme anyway.)



(Note the tag on that article - it's important.) :)
2412  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: January 29, 2008, 08:50:19 AM
Quote from: "Sketch"
I finished off Soul Nomad the other day...

I really liked Disgaea - do you think I should play Soul Nomad (assuming I find the time)?
2413  Media / The Soundroom / The reunion to end all reunions. on: January 29, 2008, 08:45:56 AM
Quote from: "Degolas"
...I thought they all died of drugs and stuff :S

Haven't we all had that dream?  ;)
2414  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: January 26, 2008, 05:46:24 PM
Quote from: "ZE GRAND MASTER"
Is the motel scene the bit with Trashcan Man and the psychopath or where Lloyd and that other guy go round "pokerising" people?...

The one with Trashcan Man.  Still gives me chills - guess I know what I'm phobic about!  Tell you what - I did not feel too bad when that guy got
eaten by wolves.

Also read all of I Am Legend. Its a bit more realistic than the movie, as i thought it was a bit implausible that Will Smith's character was a police marshal and a brilliant scientist - Neville is just an amateur in the book.

I felt the same way - just read that book, and I thought "well, I guess they had to leave that out for time."  The Vincent Price movie was similar - he was a research doctor trying to cure the disease before everyone died.  The book is great.

Now i've started on Seventh Son, which is apparently "the most important american fantasy since the original Thomas Covenant trilogy". Um, shouldn't the most important american fantasy be Ursula le Guin, and shouldnt A Song of Ice and Fire be the most important one since then?

I couldn't say on Ursula le Guin, because although I have her books, I haven't read them yet, but Seventh Son was written before Song of Ice and Fire, so it's still fair to say that.  I love the Alvin Maker series (of which Seventh Son is the first book) - easily one of my top five fantasy series.
2415  The Rest / General Discussions / Build quality of current-gen consoles on: January 25, 2008, 02:28:23 PM
One Red Ring of Death here, and I got a few "dirty disk" errors from my old Xbox, but they weren't the "system's dead" kind. (Whew.)  No other problems with any other console ever.
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