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General Discussion / Re: Politicians playing hardball
« on: January 08, 2016, 03:24:29 pm »
So in the end, one is stuck with mediocre candidates who aren't very good. What gives?

People who are too extreme will never get majorities, hence the people who get elected tend to be middle of the road-ish, or as you put it, mediocre. (I know the word means something different, but it's cause and effect, interchange the two words in this context as you please, you get the same outcome).

It would help if you suckers didn't have a two party system. Managing coalitions in a 4 or 5 party system leads to much more interesting politics.

Gaming Discussion / Re: SRW-related inquiry
« on: January 08, 2016, 02:50:35 am »
Aliens invade earth.

Site Talk / Re: Outdated Social Media/ Messaging on Forum Profiles
« on: January 03, 2016, 01:46:25 pm »
Google+ is extremely retarded and Facebook is very retarded.

Twitter is oftentimes retarded, and Skype was ruined by Microsoft.

Regardless of your personal opinions about these services, they are much more commonly used by the general population today than the services currently supported by the board. They were all more or less common 10 years ago when RHDN opened, but the op has a point. Personally I wouldn't leave any IM contact info in public profiles anywhere, but those fields aren't mandatory either way so I have no reason to go against the existence of those profile fields.

That said, I dunno if it's feasible to change these things on our codebase at all.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Steam's shit the bed.
« on: January 02, 2016, 03:11:00 pm »
In times when a game that is half a year old is down to 10 bucks or even less reselling becomes a pretty irrelevant thing.

Dude lived harder than almost anybody else on record and made it to 70, that I can respect.


Here is to Lemmy :beer:

Site Talk / Re: Downloads problem?
« on: December 29, 2015, 02:55:03 am »
Wait, logging in to download is a huge hassle, but having to look up a unique password for each file on the site is largely more comfortable? WTF!

Site Talk / Re: Scratchpad Problem?
« on: December 28, 2015, 09:44:05 am »
Maybe the 1.1 in the filename is confusing the extension detection. Try renaming it to 1_1 and look if that fixes it.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Steam's shit the bed.
« on: December 26, 2015, 05:52:30 am »
This wasn't a hack, this was a technical glitch apparently. Aside from some mail addresses you could accidentally see there was no harm either. Elephant out of a molehill.

Site Talk / Re: Isn't today RHDN's 10th anniversary?
« on: December 24, 2015, 03:41:13 am »
I feel SO old right now.

Onwards to the next 10 years :beer:

Gaming Discussion / Re: Super Meat Boy
« on: December 22, 2015, 03:13:00 pm »
Isaac sucks, I'll never understand why people rave about that clunky, random game.

Super Meat Boy on the other hand is evil but insanely polished. You can fail a level 50 times just to get into the perfect flow on the 51th attempt and feel like the king of the world. It's great risk/reward and the shortness of the levels keeps the frustration level manageable. I suck at it, but I did get it to the final 2 or 3 levels of the light world. Hey, I'm proud enough of that, okay? Then the levels get loooong and I can't keep up playing error free for that long a stretch of time. Still, I never regretted playing this, even though I couldn't beat it, much less complete it.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Is Castlevania: Symphony of the Night overrated?
« on: December 20, 2015, 05:15:28 am »
I don't like this game at all. I played it for the very first time this year actually (the PSP port on the Vita). The level design is pretty terrible. Who is supposed to get that you need to wait around in a room for a minute for a door to open for example? Shit like that just requires guides or knowing people who beat it before. I made it to the reverse castle, but then I just couldn't stomach any more of it and quit. I regret that I bought it.

I much prefer the GBA Metroids. Even though people keep saying they are bad for some reason (cutscenes or something). I fully admit I'm generally pretty bad at this genre though. I still haven't played Super Metroid.  :'(

Gaming Discussion / Re: Final fantasy vii new remake footage from kotaku!
« on: December 06, 2015, 03:47:53 am »
You know, there's no guarantee that this is an action game. It's certainly more active, but until we see a live demo of combat, there's no real way to tell; it might just be cinematic.

This, Lightning Returns combat for example also looks like the scenes shown from the trailer and it's still turn based.

I was at least kind of feeling the trailer until the actual gameplay footage--I know there's a stigma around turn-based games for whatever reason, but I'm 100% certain this move is going to dumb things down.

What is there to dumb down? The materia system is fully graspable in 5 minutes.

General Discussion / Re: WHAT U READIN DAWGZ (Books Thread)
« on: December 05, 2015, 03:19:45 am »
Holy shit I hate Prince of Nothing so much. And I hate myself more for putting up with the other two books thinking there must be something redeeming happening later on like magictrufflez. It's well written, but the content in that one is just ugh. The main character is basically Hitler if Hitler could make anyone do whatever he says. And at the end he even gets everything he wanted. Nothing to pay, no redemption, no regret. He is just the biggest dick imaginable for 3 books and then even gets rewarded for it.

If you read the author's blog, it's clear he is one of those stoners who came up with some philosophical thought half-baked at 3 am when he couldn't sleep and thinks he found some profound truth about the human condition he needs to share with the world. The whole series is an attempt at philosophical commentary on how easily manipulatable the human mind is. Only no one cares and it's just no fun to read.

Abercrombie is just good fun fantasy pulp though, I'd recommend making some time for it. It's not heavy reading, but I think that's especially why it's a good fit if you have limited timeslots for it.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Why do some people complain about long RPGs?
« on: November 30, 2015, 03:43:05 pm »
You are talking like the designer in question has no opinions of his own in the matter. What if he wants to move to management? After 15 years it's hard to still come up with new ideas. Especially if you are tied to a specific franchise. A ton of people would be happy at the change of scenary. Maybe this is what the guy wanted and he deserves to be happy after all of his accomplishments.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Why do some people complain about long RPGs?
« on: November 30, 2015, 06:39:39 am »
Would like a tinfoil hat to that gaming press conspiracy rant? The recent Sonic games got bad reviews everywhere because they are horrible.

If the "mainstream" press collectively shits on a game you like, it doesn't mean that there is a global conspiracy to promote bad games and that they are all out to con people out of buying good games because of sponsorship deals. It just means you have niche interests.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Why do some people complain about long RPGs?
« on: November 29, 2015, 04:04:59 pm »
It takes a while to say with certainty that a game is great throughout. But if a game sucks ass, it's usually immediately apparent. Fortunately.

General Discussion / Re: WHAT U READIN DAWGZ (Books Thread)
« on: November 29, 2015, 03:17:36 am »
I'm mostly reading comics atm. Just finished reading Preacher by Garth Ennis in it's entirety. I didn't like it as much as The Boys from the same author, but it's still very good. It's about a Texan preacher who gets possessed by the power of a forbidden offspring between angel and demon and goes on a pilgrimage to hunt down and beat up God for abandoning mankind. And on the way he deals with tons of fucked up rednecks and a world controlling vatican sect that wants to use his power to bring forth the end of the world. Oh and his guardian angel is a hallucination of John Wayne.  >:D

Not sure yet what to read next. Started a supposedly essential run of Fantastic Four on Marvel Unlimited to see if there is anything to like about those characters or if they are as terrible as most people (me included) think they are. Not super impressed so far, though it's really not terrible either. But maybe I'll switch tracks to something else.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Why do some people complain about long RPGs?
« on: November 25, 2015, 12:40:07 pm »
As you get older, free time becomes a valuable commodity. If I have 60 hours of free time in a month for gaming, I'd much rather spend them on on 6 tight 10h experiences than on one long slog of a JRPG. Of course if the game is really amazing, you'll gladly invest 60 hours in that too. I did for Witcher 3. But for, say, Legend of Dragoon? Hell no.

I don't know if this is an actual problem with RPGs these days, I'm more annoyed that every action adventure type game gets blown up by at least 20 hours of padding with open world collectibles shit.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Exist Archive looks like Valkyrie Profile
« on: November 24, 2015, 02:35:16 pm »
"Reply value"   :laugh:

Looks too high budget to get localized, I'm sure we'll get some more bubble bath boob rubbing JRPGs instead.

General Discussion / Re: Off-Topic Final Fantasy Ultra
« on: November 24, 2015, 03:32:52 am »

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