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General Discussion / Re: Smoking
« on: May 10, 2014, 05:11:57 am »
You can smoke at home as much as you want (as long as you don't have kids), but people who smoke in public places need to be charged with malicious injury and locked away.

I imagine that WDAM's ignore list encompasses half the site by now.  PHEAR THE TOMATO!

The ignore list is useless though. All the posts still show up and are just hidden behind a spoiler tag. The curiosity is usually too great and you end up looking at the post anyway  :'(

Gaming Discussion / Re: Remake of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire in 3DS!
« on: May 09, 2014, 04:50:42 am »
They had less features, for example no phone calls from trainers. Most importantly you couldn't revisit the old regions after becoming the champ. I think after gen 2 a lot of people were disappointed with that the most. (This is all IIRC - i Haven't played these since they were new).

So what? Do they make another console now and try to cater to their fanbase some more?

If only.

They'll do fitness accessoires to make some more money on the side. And maybe they'll throw another Mario game on the market every two years to shut up the fanboys.

What I don't understand is how Nintendo can make a loss that big at all. The Wii U is being sold at a loss or so I heard, but not that much. One or two games sold for the system and they are even again. Their games aren't 100 million budgets like GTA or CoD. Donkey Kong Country certainly didn't cost 100 million. Where do they lose all that money? What are they spending it on?

What do you mean used to?

Too bad Frank Herbert's son butchered them.

The originals still exist and you can just stop reading after the third. 'Cause honestly, the original 4-6 were already pretty meh too. (Though nowhere near KJA levels of awful, I'm with you at the butchering part).

KingMike: It's not so farfetched. Sometimes when I look up in a university classroom, waiting on a prof to arrive, I see everyone but me staring on their smartphone. It is quite scary to look at.

AI uprisings have been one of the biggest topics in SciFi for half a decade now. And it just makes sense, it is simply logical. If you create an intelligence that is smart enough to achieve consciousness, then it won't be happy with just doing menial labor.

But we are sooooooooooo far away from that. Don't let sensationalist articles fool you otherwise. (Not refering to this article, but stuff like that gets written every now and then throughout the media).

meanwhile, the Wii is still the best selling console of last generation, while the Wii U still has more sales than Xbox One. The Xbox One must be doomed to bankrupt all of microsoft forever..... yeah.

The Wii U is now as old as the Dreamcast was in the US when it was cancelled by Sega. And at that point the DC sold much more than the Wii U has sold so far... That seems like a much better comparison considering the XBone was just released...

Gaming Discussion / Re: Re: Victoly!
« on: April 15, 2014, 01:28:34 pm »
I've beaten The Last of Us on PS3. It's considered THE flagship title of the system, isn't it?

I'll certainly say that the environments and the presentation alone make this a must-play for PS3 owners. Though I personally wouldn't buy a new PS3 for the game. The gameplay is ok. Console standard cover shooting with sneaking and artificially bad shooting controls. Also the sneaking just isn't deterministic enough for my taste in the passages with a bunch of zombies. Sometimes it works beautifully and other times they seem to be psychic and sniff me out no matter what. Still, it works good enough, sometimes the sneaking is even excellent, when it's against human opponents in the dark.

But the environments, geez they've really outdone themselves. There are views, images and scenes that are just mesmerizing. This is one of the closest a game has come to giving you the illusion that every wall is hand-placed and no part of the game world was recycled from somewhere else. So even if the gameplay is only good business as usual, the environments are worth it IMO. The story goes through all the common zombie survival clichees, depending on how much they are into that genre it might still feel pretty fresh to many, at least in video games the only other comparable game is Telltale's Walking Dead. TLoU is definitely better than that though. Also big props for the ambiguous ending that stays deep in the moral grey area and doesn't go for cheap cringeworthy tear jerking.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Septerra Core: A total ripoff?
« on: April 09, 2014, 04:03:00 am »
Septera Core was released in 1999 by western developers.

Bahamut Lagoon was translated into English by Dejap in 2002.

It's pretty disappointing to harp on the most unique feature of SC, when the vast majority of JRPGs take place in "generic fantasy world 101" instead. Even if it was strongly inspired by BL (I highly doubt it), it would still be way fresher a setting than most fantasy games. It also hasn't been done since, it's still a fresh concept today!

And most characters in JRPGs fall into one of half a dozen archetypes and just get different hair colors. Unless it's Shadow Hearts or another game with a truly unique cast, you can make this claim against most JRPGs ever released. How can you tell me with a straight face that "Someone is a mechanic" is a character wholly original to Lucca from Chrono Trigger? Unless CT was the only piece of multimedia entertainment you ever consumed.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:10:52 pm »
Playing Age of Wonders 3. It's brand new but feels very old school and is brutally hard. If you never heard of the series, think Heroes of Might & Magic. It's basically Civilization empire building coupled with very strategic hex-based tactical battles and lite RPG elements. So all the best things you can ask for together in one package >:D The battles can also reach quite large a scale with 7*6 units on the field in total. The graphics are quite excellent, though I hear some people complain about performance issues, it's running smooth as butter on my rig though. I can only imagine that people just equate turn based strategy with "runs on a toster".
I played the first two story missions so far and those alone took me 10 hours to complete. The third mission ended in failure in my first attempt. The AI is absolutely ruthless and will make use of every weakness you leave open. And so far the campaign didn't leave me the luxury of competing with just one enemy either, noooo, two front wars all the way.

General Discussion / Re: Ukraine
« on: March 28, 2014, 05:04:57 pm »
So which one is closer to the truth, the Russian or the Western propaganda?

General Discussion / Re: Common misconceptions about computers
« on: March 19, 2014, 05:28:43 pm »
He'll have better performance until his PC is mining bitcoins for the prince of Nigeria.

Of course it costs some performance, but on a modern PC not enough to be noticable. The performance gain is in no way worth the risk.

General Discussion / Re: Common misconceptions about computers
« on: March 19, 2014, 04:31:55 pm »
"I don't need a virus scanner because I browse responsibly and don't click unknown links".

Nooope, any reputable website can get indirectly compromised through ad servers and the like. It has happened before. A lot.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Deus Ex announced for iOS
« on: March 19, 2014, 03:07:29 pm »

Personal Projects / Re: G.O.D (SNES) as a project
« on: March 18, 2014, 06:14:49 pm »
What is G.O.D.?

A guy with a grey beard who lives in the clouds.  :angel:

Gaming Discussion / Re: Good games with reluctant heroes
« on: March 13, 2014, 05:29:16 pm »
But it's always going to be compared to Symphonia, rightly or wrongly, it'll never be judged on its own. That's a topic for another day though.

It doesn't deserve to be judged on its own because the only reason it exists is to cash in some more on the success of Symphonia.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Re: Victoly!
« on: March 13, 2014, 05:27:16 pm »
Beaten Sleeping Dogs. It's one of the better GTA clones I'd say. Very serious though, unlike GTA or Saints Row. It's the unofficial True Crime 3 basically, so GTA set in Hong Kong with a focus on martial arts battles instead of shooting (though there is shooting too and in true HK movie fashion it involves lot's of slowmo and it feels pretty damn good). They caputed HK very very nicely, driving around the neon madness of the city in the night while it's raining is quite a feast for the eyes. And the soundtrack is also very cool, focusing on HK artists to give it a proper feel of authenticity. There are some technical issues that take away frmo the game, I had trouble getting the game to start at first and later there were still occasional crashes and physics oddities. Once I was just walking along the pavewalk and suddenly got catapulted 5 meters into the air for no reason...
But if you enjoy Hong Kong cinema and/or GTA, get the game. It's often on sale for very cheap these days (on PC).

Gaming Discussion / Re: Good games with reluctant heroes
« on: March 12, 2014, 01:45:18 pm »
Then, how do you say Not exactly amazing or anything worth writing home about, but at least not completely ugly and repulsive either ? in one word ?



How many cases are there in this one, 4 or 5?

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