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  • The First Game You've EVER Played

    eribear - - General Gaming

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    Man, I really have no idea. Probably some sort of old DOS game of my dad's played on a 386 - possibly something like Hugo II: Jungle of Doom or a Pac-Man clone.

  • The answer to your question is: does Nintendo like money?

  • Relationship Status!

    eribear - - General Chit-Chat

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    My girlfriend of five years decided to suddenly stop talking with me for weeks at a time only for her to barely leave me with a word and refuse almost all further conversation. This also all happened during the lead up to my and my recovery from surgery, which has made it especially stressful. Of course, I would actually like to sit down and have a real discussion about it all, but instead of actually being able to do that, plan things out further and work to get over the difficulties, that has …

  • But but... the timeline! Oh god, Nintendo, what have you done?!?!

  • The Ocarina of Time engine is also a heavily modified version of Mario 64's engine, and I know that Super Mario Sunshine and The Wind Waker also likely use the same tech due to a rare but strange visual artifact that's caused by the depth of field effect (horizontal "prison bar" lines down the screen that are very faint).

  • I'm a game master for a small MMO publisher. Fun job, and I get to exercise a very wide variety of skills (QA testing, community management, marketing and PR, etc.) but I do way, way more for the company than what the pay warrants to the point of it being arguably somewhat exploitative. Obviously I want to go on into actual development, but if I did at this point it'd probably be indie-style rather than working for a large studio and getting exploited to hell and back.

  • Quote from Kroopah: “Yeah, I mean Capcom had it's time and I think they messed up with the in- disc DLC scandal. But next gen consoles are coming maybe they can come back!” I don't think on-disc DLC matters. Their problem is their constant obsession with pouring massive dollars into games with sky-high production values despite them being niche-oriented quirky products with a (relatively) small fan base. That said, I don't think that they're doing too bad. Despite being complete shit, Resident E…

  • Grand Theft Auto V

    eribear - - General Gaming

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    Quote from MM is GOTY all years: “It's amazing. Just buy it. Miles ahead of any other GTA.” Why? What evidence do you have for your claim? In what ways is it "amazing"? What does it do that's "miles ahead of any other GTA"?

  • Death is the cessation of life, and we have never observed any situation from where the dead can return to life. Therefore I do not believe in life after death.

  • Quote from Google Says: “Why even play a game when you don't want to do it yourself? I don't see the point.” It's not much of a "game". It's an OCD simulator. Considering its design outright encourages macro use and it keeps running in the background (tab out, you'll see), there's little reason to actively "play" it.

  • Why are you guys manually clicking when you can just use a macro? Silly kids.

  • I feel like those who say these graphics are amazing have been stuck playing games on 10-year-old hardware for way, way too long. Just looks like an up-rezzed Wind Waker with a few sharper textures and MOAR BLOOM. Really don't see why people are so excited about this.

  • Rayman Legends is awesome

    eribear - - General Gaming

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    Reviews are in. Apparently the forced touch screen stuff they have added is not just "here and there" but on nearly every level, and apparently if you are playing on a device without a touchscreen, it sucks nuts.

  • Suffer from gallstone attacks.

  • I have a bachelor's degree in Arts & Contemporary Studies with a specialization in Culture Studies. DO YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT, MOTHER FUCKER?!

  • how do you not want to die?

    eribear - - General Chit-Chat

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    Wood chipper.

  • Skullgirls and Sexism

    eribear - - General Gaming

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    Quote from TwilitProphet: “ Is it acceptable that this one game portrays women in this way?” It's worth pointing out that the artist for Skullgirls is a lesbian who has a blog that is mostly filled with her own drawings of erotic lesbian cartoon porn. So I think it kinda makes a lot more sense now. Most of the characters in Skullgirls seem to be twists on popular fighting game archetypes, so I do think a lot of the character designs do fit with that theme. Whether it's still sexist is one questi…

  • Super Metroid, for its extremely complicated level design and art direction, which work hand in hand to teach the player game mechanics with only the barest hints of tutorial text, and which enable guided but free-feeling exploration and puzzle-solving. The mere fact that one major section of the game is hidden from you and requires a fairly large leap in logic to discover, is also pretty impressive. Dark Souls, for effectively taking the same ideas of Super Metroid's excellent contiguous world …

  • Quote from RobertStyx: “ Low end LTDs can be pretty hit and miss, and their lowest models are usually pretty bad. I took a chance when I bought mine, and luckily it paid off. Their high end stuff is usually pretty good though. I love Ibanez in general. They make fantastic instruments. Most of my guitars are Ibanez, and they're the first manufacturer I check when I'm in the market for a new instrument. The only Fender bass I've tried was some cheapo Squier unfortunately. My local shop doesn't sto…

  • I am a guitarist, but play bass by proxy because I need to for recordings I do. I can play a little bit finger-style but my technique isn't that good so I mostly stick to using a pick (which is just fine for metal anyway). Unfortunately I haven't had a bass until recently, but about a month ago I picked up an LTD B-155DX: p3923_esp_ltd_b_155dx_main.jpg Pretty nice for the money, decent pickups and electronics, etc. As I'm not much of a bass player, though, I don't need much better since it's rea…

  • Facebook vs. Twitter.

    eribear - - General Chit-Chat

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    Get rid of that shit.

  • Because mainstream-targeted products made for mass audiences are heavily advertised and made more available than products targeted towards niche audiences. You may have heard of capitalism before. It's kind of a thing. Money and stuff.

  • Most Beautiful Locations

    eribear - - General Gaming

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    204424-torment___northeast_hive___1600x1200.jpg 204414-torment___clerk_s_ward___1600x1200.jpg pstlarge6.jpg etc.

  • Mr.Nintendo? Why Mario?!?!

    eribear - - General Gaming

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    Aspiring to be a drug-abusing, fat, moustachioed Italian man with a princess girlfriend, who can throw fireballs and is literally immortal? Yeah, I'd say that sounds like a role model alright.

  • I pretty much have every game worth getting on Steam already, and those I don't I have courtesy of other game stores/services. I have lost the will to live.

  • BioShock Infinite is terrible, so I guess The Last of Us wins by default.

  • Quote from how to get a firm booty: “It is pretty good but I foresee myself growing tired of FromWisdomtoHatecore pretty soon. I was kind of hoping this would be totally different or something, like the distance between their earlier stuff and Obscura. I thought maybe they would bring out something totally brain fucking like when I first heard The Carnal State or Art of Sombre Ecstasy, but unfortunately my brain remains unfucked. but yeah, it's definitely good and I will probably buy this.” This…

  • Because science and religion are not in fundamental conflict as some people seem to think they are. Science is about discovering truth based on factual evidence. One's perceptions of the universe change with the evidence we have available and with the consensus of the scientific community. Science is continually looking for new and better answers to our questions. Religion relies on faith - the belief in things in spite of any factual evidence or truth - and therefore does not seek to find answe…

  • Eurovision Song Contest 2013

    eribear - - Entertainment

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    Is it just me, or ever since Lordi won a few years back, has Eurovision been more about people putting on outlandish costumes and using pointless gimmicks to appease an increasingly uninterested public, instead of actually featuring good music?

  • The problem is that when you have a platform like the Wii U with such outlandish control options (tablet, Wii remote, etc.), being able to reconcile them within the context of an individual game can be difficult. Most Wii and Wii U games are going to want to take advantage of the unique aspects of the controls, yet you can't build a game centered around those unique aspects if the player isn't going to be using a given control method. Thus you end up with games where the extra control features a…

  • Earliest video game memories.

    eribear - - General Gaming

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    Most of my early games were old PC titles; I got into console gaming a bit later. The earliest games I can remember playing are NES titles I played at daycare while I was probably about 4-6 years old, as well as some near-ancient 386 games including a Pac-Man clone. There was also one shareware version of an interesting, somewhat open-ended 2D platformer that I played on a ThinkPad my dad brought from work, but I haven't been able to remember what it was called and have never found it since then…

  • Did you like the Wii?

    eribear - - General Gaming

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    There were some good games on the Wii but ultimately I don't feel like I got my money's worth out of it. The console shone with a few games during its early-middle period (mostly Mario and Zelda) but in its final 2-3 years there was just nothing of interest being released. If you got rid of Metroid and Mario Galaxy there was almost no reason to buy it.

  • Friends vs Seinfeld

    eribear - - Entertainment

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    You don't see the "kernels of everyday life" in Seinfeld even though the entire point of the show is to turn random everyday events into stories, and that the main characters themselves are all neurotic parodies of various stereotypes?

  • Friends vs Seinfeld

    eribear - - Entertainment

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    George Costanza is possibly the greatest fictional character ever made.

  • Futurama is cancelled again :(

    eribear - - Entertainment

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    Meh. First few seasons are good and the rebirth was okay for a while, but it declined pretty quickly afterwards. No big loss.

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts

    eribear - - General Gaming

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    I'm sure it'll be just as fucking boring and repetitive as all other Call of Duty games.

  • Friends vs Seinfeld

    eribear - - Entertainment

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    Friends is like a colossal black hole from which no joy or humor can ever escape.

  • Considering Nintendo have already cracked down hard against fan-made Zelda games in the past, it would not surprise me if they are opposed to it.

  • Official Bioshock Infinite

    eribear - - General Gaming

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    Quote from daeth: “Are there any games you enjoy? I mostly just see you complain on here lol.” Of course there are games I like. However, most of them are mostly not of the extremely modern or mainstream triple-A persuasion. I'm completely willing to accept stupid or simpler "popcorn" games provided they are done right. From my GOG and Steam libraries: - Anachronox - Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura - Avernum and Geneforge series - Arx Fatalis - Baldur's Gate & II - Batman: Arkham Asylu…

  • Torment: Tides of Numenera

    eribear - - General Gaming

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    Planescape: Torment is one of my favorite games of all time, although I only could really bring myself to play it once because after that I couldn't fathom how it could have the same impact on me twice, and to be honest the actual non-story gameplay stuff is... while not bad, not exactly stellar either. To say that I'm excited for Torment would be an understatement (I dropped $100 on the special boxed edition tier they had), and I had a few concerns until Chris Avellone signed on recently. As he…