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2491  The Rest / General Discussions / And now, Mr. Copperfield's next trick... on: October 20, 2007, 10:41:25 AM
When I was a kid and they were putting him on TV every year or so, I thought he was cool.  Since then, not so much.  He's gotten creepy.
2492  The Rest / General Discussions / EA thinks we should all play on the same system on: October 20, 2007, 10:36:01 AM
I read a few years ago that EA had their fingers in 6 out of every 7 games released. As far as I know, that number hasn't gone down. They release a bunch of games themselves, and because of the companies they've purchased, they have a lot of engine-type software that other companies license to reduce their development costs.

EA, for better or worse (and I know most gamers would say worse), is a superpower in the gaming industry.  If they said they were creating their own console, I wouldn't be surprised at all.  I'd be disappointed and think it was stupid, but I wouldn't be surprised.
2493  The Rest / General Discussions / Work Stories on: October 19, 2007, 11:09:39 AM
Quote from: "Leyviur"
killing bunnies

Lalalala - I can't hear you...

/bunny owner
2494  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Elder Scrolls Oblivion: Help Needed!!! on: October 19, 2007, 10:46:40 AM
I had that same problem with Morrowwind - I really tried to get into it, but couldn't because I kept dying all the time.
2495  The Rest / General Discussions / Work Stories on: October 18, 2007, 10:37:13 AM
Not a work story, but the kid stories made me think of it.  I was playing in the backyard with my 3 year old nephew, who loves to dig (what little boy doesn't).  He said we were making dirt pies, and he had one of those flower pots with the holes in the bottom that he said was sugar (shake it, dirt comes out the holes - pretty creative, I thought).  All of a sudden, he turned to me and said "they're not real pies - they're just dirt.  We're not going to eat them."  Guess I was getting a bit too into it!
2496  The Rest / General Discussions / Stephen Colbert is running for President... on: October 17, 2007, 12:46:43 PM
I'm waiting for President Camacho.

(Don't get the joke? Rent Idiocracy.  You'll be glad you did.)
2497  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Dragon Quest 9 and Vagrant Story to PSP? on: October 17, 2007, 11:30:33 AM
Dragon Quest 8 is one of the games I constantly see at the store and ALMOST buy.  I just don't have the time at home to play it.  I'd probably buy DQ9 on PSP, though.  I'd buy a port of DQ8, for that matter.  New stuff rather than ports is awesome, but I'm one of those people who's happy to see ports of games they never played.
2498  Media / Single-Player RPGs / RPG battle engines topic: companion character AI on: October 17, 2007, 09:18:49 AM
Quote from: "Alisha"
i think the problem for someof you might be that games with AI sometimes require a degree of skill.

Oh, my heck - I just realized: the reason I prefer games where I control the entire party is because I suck!  That's probably why I prefer food like mac & cheese - I suck at eating.

Did this thread really need trolling?  The kind of games you like doesn't correlate to the amount of skill you have.  It is true that you'll probably be better at games you like than at games you don't like as much, but whether you're not as good because you don't like them or you don't like them because you're not as good at them is a "chicken or the egg" question.
2499  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Completed RPGs of 2007 on: October 17, 2007, 08:58:37 AM
Wow - it's so late in the year - I can't remember what I've played.  All I know for sure this year is Dungeons & Dragons Tactics and Disgaea.  Justice League Heroes was probably this year, too.

I also played Fate (a simple hack & slash on the PC), but since that's kind of an endless game, I didn't actually "finish" it.
2500  The Rest / General Discussions / J.K. Rowling is a fucking bitch on: October 16, 2007, 08:04:56 AM
Quote from: "Takezo"
Calvin and Hobbes. Other than the books, have you ever seen any authorized merchandise of his work? No, probably because there isn't any.

Those stupid Calvin peeing on things (or praying to things) stickers are mighty annoying just because, but the fact that the author didn't want any merchandise made actually ticks me off more.  (Seriously.  I might not feel this way if Calvin & Hobbes weren't so awesome, though.)
2501  The Rest / General Discussions / Work Stories on: October 15, 2007, 10:43:52 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
He then said: "Richard, I apologize for bringing you into this conversation."

That's either the greatest answer ever or the worst.
2502  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Final Fantasy VI translated to LATIN (56k be warned) on: October 15, 2007, 09:19:09 AM
Reminds me of the nerdiest book ever (which I couldn't resist buying): Cattus Petasatus.  The Cat in the Hat in Latin.
2503  The Rest / General Discussions / Work Stories on: October 15, 2007, 09:16:12 AM
OK, D-Rider and Degolas' stories cracked me up.  I wish I had funny work stories, but it's more frequent that we will laugh at something you'd only get if you worked with one specific piece of software and then say "oh, we're such losers for laughing at that.  It's not even funny..."
2504  Media / Single-Player RPGs / RPG battle engines topic: companion character AI on: October 15, 2007, 09:08:54 AM
Quote from: "Shiguma"
I better use one of the three remaining Hi-Potions I have left in the inventory pool, even though we are right next to a save point where we can recover for free!

2505  Media / Single-Player RPGs / RPG battle engines topic: companion character AI on: October 14, 2007, 05:58:56 PM
I think you've just identified for me one of the reasons why I find myself playing more turn-based games these days.  I like controlling the whole party.

As you said, it can be done well.  I thought that was something Kingdom Hearts did well, except for the AI's use of items.  They used them more than I wanted no matter how I set things.  (I tend to be a hoarder, though...)

Freedom Force (the PC superhero game) struck a good balance.  If I didn't control my party, they did pretty well.  If I wanted more control, though, they were good at obeying orders.
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