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General Discussion / Re: How did you met your significant other?
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:40:51 pm »
I did not.
(and any advice is welcome)
Thank you for your advice, but really I don't think I'll do it just because some random guy on the net told me to do it.
Why do I bother...

That's what I was thinking... o_O Ask for advice, get advice... then be all like "naw"? That's not cool.

Anyhow, I've tried in the past. Recently, I've realized that I really just like talking to girls and that's it. I really can't imagine myself having sex... Bodily fluids smell horrible...

That looks about right. It's not really a problem, though. If you have access to a Best Buy, they should have one you can demo.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Choice Quotes
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:27:20 pm »
Keeping with the Tomb Raider trend, here's one from admittedly close to 13 years ago:


My god, reading that was painful. So very painful.

...and whatever happened to Samus...? :S

But that's if you play them at the DS resolution, right? Or do they look good even at 3DS resolution? I admit, it took getting used to to play DS games on my 3DS because of how ugly it all was...

I've played with the 3DS XL at Best Buy and I honestly think it's better than the regular 3DS. The rounded corners are good and the pixel density isn't bad at all. I don't know how regular DS or VC games would look on it, though.

I honestly use it for those contacts that only have Facebook. That and when I feel lazy, I just scroll up and down and judge people. :/

Watch Naruto, Pokemon, One Piece, Bleach.  One sitting.  Do it.

I guess you could sleep through the fillers... Well, except for Pokemon, I guess. The whole series is a filler. :X

General Discussion / Re: My computer bit the dust
« on: March 04, 2013, 12:30:54 pm »
Ah. Copout! XD

Oh, but in that regard, what about the UEFI? The way I understand it, part of that is actually on the hard drive? I don't understand UEFI too well just yet, all I know is that it makes dual-booting Linux a bit of a pain (and interferes with Wubi, not that I ever used it).

General Discussion / Re: Heading to Tokyo
« on: March 04, 2013, 12:28:32 pm »
I'm curious, was it difficult to eat in Japan with a fish allergy? I know they have chicken, pork, and beef dishes, but fish seems to be the most prevalent meat there by far.

It actually wasn't. I just had to be super careful and I ended up remembering the kanji for bird. :S Not that it helped, but usually, I could ask around and get help anyway. Only once did I misstep and got a riceball from the university's cafeteria; it had some sort of fish inside. Honestly, I kinda regret having been "precautious" about it. I should've swallowed that one bite and see if it really would do anything to me...

I usually had beef or chicken. I avoided pork because it seems like they really like to leave the pork fat stuck to the meat. In fact, on my second day in Japan (first day in Kyoto) I was going to have pork for dinner. What I got served was basically pork fat with tiny pieces of meat. It was disgusting.

Oh, but the beef in Japan is really amazing... So soft and tender (but not like... disgusting or anything). So good. Not like in the States where it's plasticy. :S

General Discussion / Re: Heading to Tokyo
« on: March 03, 2013, 11:18:47 pm »
I once was going to have Takoyaki, really to see if it was exempt from the whole shellfish/fish allergy that I have going on. Coincidentally, it was at Osaka*.

... but then I open the breaded part and a tentacle came out. I not only jumped, but I also just couldn't eat it at that point. I came back home without having trying takoyaki.

*In the end, it may have been for the best. If I was allergic to it too, I would've had to live with whatever happened to me until I got back to Kyoto... or something.

General Discussion / Re: My computer bit the dust
« on: March 03, 2013, 11:15:09 pm »
I'll be honest with you guys and admit I just don't care enough to build desktops for personal use anymore.  Granted, I won't be running Witcher 3 on the new Inspiron 17 I just bought (to replace my old XPS M1530), but I could not care less about that.  I won't have to build a new desktop with a 3rd Gen Core i7 and GTX Titan either (which will be obsolete in a year anyway).  The new laptop will run all the indie PC games I'm interested in just fine, ones that don't rely on OMFG graphics to be fun.

So, you've been forced into using Windows 8? I'd like to hear your thoughts of it... :P

I just looked up Mednafen on the Ubuntu Software Center (12.10) and it seems like it's still a command line only program. That's annoying when I don't feel like using my keyboard...

Ah, but there are GUIs... They're just distributed separate...

you should already know how to hack roms if you want to start hacking roms.

"Hey, you need to know how to walk in order to walk. If you don't know how to walk, then I'm afraid you just can't walk! That's terrible. You should learn how to walk. I'm going to teach you how to walk. Seriously, you gotta just walk, y'know? If you can't even do that, then I guess you're stupid and I can't do anything for you."

Yeah, it's dumb. :( Some people forget that they, too, started off not knowing everything they now know.

General Discussion / Re: My computer bit the dust
« on: March 03, 2013, 07:26:53 pm »
I don't really know... They just don't have same polish and support... But maybe I've been looking in the wrong parts or they have gotten better. All I can tell you is that I didn't like the Linux versions of the emulators I tried.

I may take another look at Linux emulators, though. I'm raring to give Faxanadu a go, if only because I want to write a review about it (in order to truly show off a gimmick I wrote for Shall We Game).

General Discussion / Re: My computer bit the dust
« on: March 03, 2013, 12:56:08 pm »
Most of the emulators I use on Windows have been ported to Linux as well.

But in my experience, not very well. :S You could use VirtualBox to run emulators (maybe), but with only 256 MB ram, or even 1GB ram. I don't think it's worth your time to go that route if that's as much ram as you'll have.

On the other hand, Linux is pretty fun to use if you like tinkering and having practically full control over your computer. :D

General Discussion / Re: Heading to Tokyo
« on: February 28, 2013, 09:20:20 pm »
...Huh... I saw plenty of dancing... ... O_o I did not know that... I'm afraid I'll have to look this up sometime because I find it difficult to believe.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Modern Game Design
« on: February 28, 2013, 06:51:56 pm »
I wasn't really all that motivated to catch every bug there was, or whatever other sidequests there were.

It's hard at first when you're getting used to the MotionPlus controls (you have to use your wrist; like wrist flicking), but after that, it gets really easy. iirc, anyway. Maybe I'm viewing it through hate glasses because it disappointed me... :S

Gaming Discussion / Re: Modern Game Design
« on: February 28, 2013, 06:12:27 pm »
Damn it I keep forgetting I have Skyward Sword!   :-[

It's pretty easy and short. You could get through it in maybe a few weeks playing 1 hour a day. Probably no more than a month. If you play more than that a day, then it should be over soon. So far, reception for the game has been hit or miss, but it's the most story driven Zelda of all as of late.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Modern Game Design
« on: February 28, 2013, 01:30:38 pm »
Well, this is a reboot...

But yeah, I guess I was stuck in another train of thought...  I did notice that Lara's deaths in the original were more generic and less violent. I guess it's the nature of the increase in power in the hardware? I don't know. I'll leave now, as I obviously don't care much for Tomb Raider.

General Discussion / Re: Heading to Tokyo
« on: February 28, 2013, 01:26:19 pm »
All the nice ones are probably way too expensive.  I stayed in the APA Hotel in Roppingi; whatever might be said about Roppingi, it was a darn nice hotel.

Roppongi is full of clubs... but that's all I know about it from the one street I was in. ... Hey! Perfect time to tell this story!

So, it was the night before my departure, so all of the people in my group (we were all students participating in a study abroad program) decided to go to the clubs in Roppongi. Anyhow, so I had a single shot because whatever, being social, I suppose. I couldn't last much longer, though because I'm not really the dancing kind and the people there were just... I don't know, strange to me. But I decided to leave after seeing these two members of my group (disgustingly) making out with girls that were not their girlfriends (as in, they had girlfriends on the time, and they were... doing this with other girls).

So I left that club, alone. I did tell one person that I was heading back to the hotel. Anyway, it was 1 am and I thought I knew the way. Has to go past the 7-11, near Tokyo Tower (which was unlit at that hour, unfortunately, or it would've been a waypoint for me), and walk near a graveyard.

Well, I found the 7-11 and the graveyard, but not Tokyo Tower. Furthermore, the graveyard obtained this strange aura of creepiness that wasn't there when I was with the group. It had those stones to honor children who died. Anyway, that was creepy.

So, I got lost. I got past the graveyard, found this woman exercising (at 1 am?!) and decided to ask her for directions. Since she was jogging, I had to jog to catch up to her. I ask her for directions, she answers, I thank her and I... jog away. I jog until I realize that I didn't need to be jogging. So I keep walking in the direction until I get lost again and I'm in this alley. I see this man walking about and I don't know what came over me, but I was like "let's ask him!" He pointed me in the right direction and was very nice about it.

And I found my way back to the hotel. :P

But yeah... It was more terrifying for me when I was there, and it doesn't even seem all that big now that I'm recounting it... Meh.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Modern Game Design
« on: February 28, 2013, 01:12:09 pm »
Wasn't Lara Croft always overly sexualized...?

Anyhow, looking at the death videos, I see that the deaths are indeed more gruesome, but it's not something that hasn't been done before (Resident Evil 4). Aside from the rape insinuations, of course (because that'd emasculate Leon...?) But I noticed another disturbing thing: All the enemies in this new Tomb Raider games seem to be men. Buff, bearded, always-turned-on-and-primed-for-action men.  I saw no women fighting against Lara here. And it seems like there's a lot of men on that island- Like the whole island's population is big, bearded men.

So, aside from the fact that Lara has been to act more submissive (maybe a side effect from TR now being owned by a Japanese company...?), it also sends the message that men can't control themselves around women.

Anyhow, I never cared about Tomb Raider in the first place. :S

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