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Gaming Discussion / Re: Game Music from HELL
« on: December 19, 2011, 05:06:36 am »
As a huge metalhead, even I find the chocobo shit gag inducing. That's just too damn awful.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Must play (somewhat obscure) NES/SNES games?
« on: December 15, 2011, 02:35:25 pm »
It's just not the same without the pantslessness!

Gaming Discussion / Re: Are JRPG's dead?
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:22:12 pm »
wasn't my first time at the dance.

I think this is pretty important , in terms of a person's attitude towards the game. You always get attached to your first.

Unless you can't remember it. :D

Gaming Discussion / Re: Must play (somewhat obscure) NES/SNES games?
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:16:15 pm »
Seconding Dragon View and Gun Hazard. I fucking Love Gun Hazard. Capital L love.

Back to NES games.

-Though it's probably less obscure than you're looking for Conquest of the Crystal Palace is a certainly solid game, with some rather frustrating mechanics. Like swinging your sword mid-jump causes the jump to terminate. In later levels with lots of gaps and flying enemies, this can be rage-inducing.

- Shatterhand, if it hasn't already been mentioned. I can't remember the name of the Japanese game that spawned it, but the (J) version is the one you want to play.

- For the longest time, I thought the Protagonist in Codename: Viper wore no pants. It isn't a perfect game but it does what it does pretty well.

-Dragon Fighter is a side-scrolling action/platformer where you can, in the style of altered beast, turn into various dragons. Except it's way more fun than altered beast.

-G.I. Joe is decently fun. Probably not very obscure though, considering the license, but don't be turned off to the fact that it's a licensed game. Enjoyable, if a bit on the "Haha this is really easy" side.

- Holy Diver. You've been down too long in the midnight sea. You're Dio and you throw fireballs at executioner dwarves. It's kinda bad, but I enjoy it.

- Kabuki Quantum fighter. Ninja Gaiden  style game where you attack with your kabuki hair whip.

- Power Blade. It's like Megaman and Castlevania. Also, you use a boomerang as your primary weapon. Stages are kinda smallish, but you can explore them freely.

Come to think of it, I'm pretty shut off from most gaming media, so I don't really know what would be considered less-than obscure, excepting really obvious titles that everyone knows.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Can't help but play Goody Two-Shoes. Why?
« on: December 12, 2011, 01:07:22 pm »
Pretty sure you can be an utter douchebag and still win Ultima VI. Of course the major 'message' there is more about challenging assumptions than being jesus.

Rednecks abound where I live.  I'm not trying to be racist, but for the longest time it was hard for me to understand some black folks around here.  Some of them would speak with a heavy redneck accent, but coupled with black euphemisms (ebonics) I was completely unfamiliar with.   I had a job for a while when I was younger where I worked around a lot of black people who spoke as such, so I finally got used to it, and figured it all out.  Which is good if you want to have any hope of ordering fast food around the town I live in.

I didn't think I had a southern accent until I listened to a podcast I was part of a few years back.  I was appalled at myself.  Now I attempt to make a concentrated effort to minimize it.  That's a bit difficult when I'm surrounded by southern twang speakers though, including my own family.

My younger brother spent a year in Newcastle upon Tyne, and when he came back he had a bit of an English accent to many of the words he said.  That took about a month to wear off.  I was like WTF you're from bumpkinland you poseur!

For me, the accent only comes out when I'm around other people who have it. I've had people from all over the country express surprise that I was born, and Raised in Georgia (still live there too, as far as I can tell.)

No idea why.

I'm half inclined to suggest that everyone get on skype so we can all make fun of each other's accents.

General Discussion / Re: Relationship Status?
« on: December 07, 2011, 12:01:28 pm »
You are an individual.

Just like everyone else.
*cue that crappy old radiohead song*

Scientifically, I think one can make a case for this being true,
Debatable, but not in this thread.Suffice to say, when there is a conflict of definitions en masse, I don't think government intervention is the best way to resolve the discrepancy.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Are JRPG's dead?
« on: December 07, 2011, 11:50:52 am »
And Atmosphere. Most jRPG's don't seem to really care about establishing any sense of -mood-. Nocturne -is- mood; triple filtered, distilled. I love the game. I just wish it weren't so grindy.

General Discussion / Re: Relationship Status?
« on: December 06, 2011, 06:27:31 am »
I've got to admit, I've started doing better with the girls as of late simply because I've adopted more of an "I don't really care what people think" attitude.  It's not completely true, but I was always the guy that would clam up, afraid that I'd say something wrong.  Well, people can't exactly get to know you that way, and you're just seen as that dude that doesn't ever say anything.  Now, I'm my normal, goofy, fun-loving self, and if they don't like my general demeanor, then they're obviously not the right one for me anyway.  ;)

That's not saying I show up shabbily dressed, or try not make a positive impression, because I absolutely do.  I just don't try to be something I'm not, or worry about being anything other than who I am.  Makes me wonder why I didn't figure that out years ago.  Oh well.  :P

I just want to say,  that's a great attitude to have. Not just in terms of dating but in dealing with people in general.

General Discussion / Re: Relationship Status?
« on: December 05, 2011, 02:39:16 pm »
I'm not really sure i'd equate a job interview with a date. A date should be fun, not a pain-in-the-ass stressor like a job interview typically is.

And I could very well go off on a tangent about what a crock of shit job interviews, and even resumes typically are, but unfortunately you can't get around it thanks to, what I perceive to be an expectation that you, as well as all of your competitors are knowingly bullshitting. I don't feel it should be that way, but that's the business culture. With trying to get females, there is a way around it, and I found that  most people actually -like- the fact that I'm fairly transparent about who I am, and my desires/motivations/interests. It's easy enough to avoid dressing up if you do something a little bit more physically involved - go to a park or take a hike. Botanical gardens are good for these sorts of things - and for those that complain about women being expensive? This type of stuff doesn't cost  very much. It's not like I expect it to be like 'HEY COME WATCH ME PLAY VIDJA GAMES"* or anything obviously stupid like that, I just don't like the bullshit associated with early courtship, and find more typical date activities to be really fucking boring. I'm glad that the early courtship is over and I will hopefully never have to do it again. New relationship energy is nice and exciting but it's also exhausting,
For me, anyway.

Anyways, I just realized that this whole post is a tl;dr version of my first post in this thread.

*I actually know a guy who did this. He never got any.

General Discussion / Re: Relationship Status?
« on: December 05, 2011, 02:35:23 pm »
There's a pretty big difference between not wanting to misrepresent yourself and not giving a shit. Typical dates have been in my experience, a game of one or both parties trying to make themselves seem like something greater than themselves, and I prefer a 'come as you are' approach. It worked out great for me - it might not work out that great for anyone else. It doesn't hurt that I'm a sociable fellow, pretty easy to get along with and relatively free of neuroses.

General Discussion / Re: Relationship Status?
« on: December 05, 2011, 02:31:06 pm »
Sounds more like a form of Asperger's.

The only way that would happen is if people got married too early.  You should date/be engaged with someone about five years before marriage takes place.  If you can date someone for five years and they still have personality secrets, well it's more your own fault for not probing deep enough.

And there's nothing in the ocean but sharks, right?

Risk aversion for too long, becomes living in a bubble of self denial.  If you want reward, you have to take risk.

Don't have to remind me, I've been in a relationship for almost 5 years now. I just hate(d) doing typical "Date" stuff, and all of my dates in the past have rarely involved movies, dinner or dressing up. It's the whole "putting your best foot forward" thing which to me seems disingenuous. And it worked out fine, because the type of women i'm generally interested in aren't real huge on that type of stuff either. (tomboyish outdoorsy types.)

Gaming Discussion / Re: Abobo's big adventure
« on: December 05, 2011, 02:14:06 pm »

General Discussion / Re: Relationship Status?
« on: December 05, 2011, 08:25:29 am »
That's one of the main problems I have with "dating". it's basically jsut a big miserable pile of secrets.

General Discussion / Re: Good, Bad, FUXXORS
« on: December 04, 2011, 09:45:48 am »
Bad: Your sibling erased your game, made a new hero and got to where you were.

Except your hero is a voxel rendering of male genitals.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Castlevania Poll
« on: December 04, 2011, 09:36:54 am »
Eh. It's kind of forgettable. Pressing "UP" to jump? Wtf?

Fairly common mechanic in MSX games.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Street Fighter II Poll
« on: December 04, 2011, 09:07:12 am »
I never figured out how to do Gief's full-circle moves, so I never really played as him or anyone modeled on him.

It took me a while to get it down, but if you'd like to practice the motion, do it leading in from a jump, timing it so you're finishing the motion just as you land. In the Alpha games where you can air block, this is pretty easy to abuse against players who don't see it coming. Doing it from the straight standing position requires a -really- fast thumb in most games, I've found that drawing a tiny little jesus fish on the d-pad with my thumb is easier than conciously doing a full circle for whatever reason. Press hard, stick to the center of the pad to minimize the motion. I still can't do double 360's from standing, though. I might have managed to pull that off -once-.

Of course I never could use Zangief properly. I learned it with T.Hawk, and then Birdie when Alpha came out for the Saturn. My favorite character in the Alpha series was Gen, even though I sucked with him. He was a ton of fun to use, and playing as a character outside of the normal projectile character spectrum is refreshing.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Nabbed me a PS3... Game recommendations!!
« on: November 28, 2011, 01:18:06 am »
Regarding DS: Everything Gid said about it.
I really don't think Demon's souls is as hardcore as people make it out to be. The fact that dying means you have to start the current level over makes some parts seem harder than they actually are because they're -tense-, and having to waste all those resources on another trip is a pain - you don't -want- to make that trip again so tehre's some incentiv to actually pay attention to what you're doing, instead of losing 3-4 minutes of progress due to an overabundance of checkpoints. But you do get more powerful, and aside from the lack of resources, constantly dying only makes you stronger.

Plus you get to customize your character's face! even though he/she is going to be ugly no matter how much time you spend on it...

General Discussion / Re: Good, Bad, FUXXORS
« on: November 26, 2011, 06:29:19 am »


Gaming Discussion / Re: Castlevania Poll
« on: November 23, 2011, 01:21:40 pm »
Seeing as I haven't played like half of th options, SCVIV wins sorta by default.

though i tend to prefer Bloodlines as my personal favorite of the older CV games.

Castleroid is even shorter than metroidvania.

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