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2491  The Rest / General Discussions / This thread is a candidate for jihad! on: February 22, 2008, 01:14:23 PM
Talking about being eaten voluntarily reminded me of a report I saw a while back on people like that (they call themselves "vores").  Very disturbing to me.

2492  The Rest / General Discussions / This thread is a candidate for jihad! on: February 19, 2008, 12:46:23 PM
Quote from: "SonicDeathMonkey"
...our tabooless western culture ...

Well... we're not entirely taboo free, we just don't have that particular taboo.  I mean, if a newspaper here in the US dared to print a topless woman, more than a few heads would roll (figuratively speaking, of course).  In England, however, Page 3 girls are a longstanding tradition of The Sun.  Sure, it's a tabloid, but it's still a newspaper.
2493  The Rest / General Discussions / 1UP to replace numerical scoring with letter grades on: February 19, 2008, 12:41:29 PM
Quote from: "dalucifer0"
If anything is below a 7/10, that's essentially an F, a bad game.

Well... I'd say stuff scoring 6 or 6.5 is like a D.  Not good, but not an utter failure, either.  Games in that range can be fun, but only under certain circumstances (e.g. you really love that kind of game).  Below 6, though, it's just a variation on how badly it fails.  Is it playable but not fun (5), or is it actually not possible to even install the game (0)?
2494  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: February 18, 2008, 12:50:42 PM
Playing Syphon Filter (the newer one) on my PSP.  Tazing guys isn't as fun now that they just smoke instead of catching fire (fire was just over the top and funny, smoke is not over the top, so not funny).  Almost as fun as the first game, but I'm not loving the underwater stuff, because I tend to hide behind things, peek out, headshot, hide again.  Can't do that while swimming.

Spent my weekend playing solo tour on Rock Band - drums on medium.  That freaking Green Grass song!  It killed me 96% of the way through the song.  Most songs, I try to get 5 stars.  That song, I'll satisfy for finishing.
2495  The Rest / General Discussions / So what do you do offline? on: February 17, 2008, 12:03:35 PM
I think Hidoshi was just saying it's a cool name.  A quick Google search turned up this cool Montalvo, though: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Montalvo
2496  The Rest / General Discussions / Tell me something... on: February 17, 2008, 11:58:43 AM
I really want to contribute to the serious discussion, but everything I think of looks stupid when I type it out.  Good luck, Tsundere.  Being a teenager is tough, and the only good news is that it ends at some point.  You know, when you are 20. :)

Quote from: "daschrier"
There was a car name, I think it was a chevy, and the name of the car in mexico was basically shit if I remember correctly.

I think you're thinking of the Nova, which if you split it up to "no va" literally means "it doesn't go."

They also make the Cortina, which cracks me up because it means "curtain."
2497  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Writers Strike on: February 17, 2008, 11:40:25 AM
I got into Reaper by watching it online during the strike.  Good stuff, and I can't wait to see more.  

I'll be happy to see Heroes come back next year, too.  A fair portion of this season sucked, but the writers admitted that before the strike and said "things are gonna change."  Then, the strike happened and they had to mess with the end of season 2 so it could be the end of the season.  At least that's how I understand it.
2498  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.
2499  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.
2500  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.
2501  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).
2502  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.
2503  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.)
2504  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.
2505  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.
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