Happy birthday, Wolfen! Nice to see you lurking around these parts again!
Welcome back to ZU (and back to Nayru), fellow Les-bean!
I could believe that. The US was fiercely isolationist then and didn't see why they should go to war in Europe over nonsense that had nothing to do with them.
It's actually not mainstream x3 It's part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series of games. Like a spinoff, but it still has the same themes, like crystals and L'Cie.
*Calls Valve headquarters*
"They know too much, abort! abort!"
Me am Canadian! Me no am get Hulu! Me am sad!
And you can use male or female pronouns, actually. I like to mix it up a bit! unless you're trying to verify which gender I actually am: I am a female by birth but I actually don't mind at all being referred by either pronouns! This is confusing, I know lol
And absolutely! I will not deny a gift! Thanks for asking!
Cool, I added you to the opening post :P.
There's no set next person, brokenjoker is now up and she'll gift a game to someone and then that person will get to choose who they gift to etc.
Not to late :P.
But yeah, J'adore [I]Transistor[/I]. The gorgeous Art Deco-Cyberpunk aesthetic, the solid gameplay, excellent voice acting, solid soundtrack, all of it.
I've been out of the gaming-hardware-market for long enough that I honestly couldn't say.
I'm running a 6850 and I can play anything at max settings and an acceptable framerate, but that's about all I can say.
Naw, you're alright. I don't expect people to tell me Happy Birthday in general.
Different ones work somewhat differently (LastPass stores you passwords on their servers, while Keepass uses a local file) but the basics are roughly this:
You create a file with the password manager. This file is an encrypted database. Since it's encrypted, only someone who knows the master password can decrypt it. Since it's just a file, you can use it across computers, provided you can access the file on whatever computer you're using and can run the password manager on it.
Keepass is available for Windows, OSX, Linux, Android, and (I think) iOS. It also has portable versions that you can run from a thumb drive without having to install anything. Lastpass works using browser add-ons and is also available for...pretty much everything. It has built-in cloud sync, so provided you have internet access you'll have access to the file. Thankfully, it encrypts and decrypts the files on your machine, so their servers only ever hold an encrypted version.
I use Keepass my self, and so I've got my database in my Dropbox account and copied to my phone, my laptop, my USB thumb drive, and my USB backup drive. Barring every electronic device in my house being destroyed [I]and[/I] Dropbox losing my data simultaneously I'll be fine.
Now, I can't speak to 1password or LastPass, but Keepass has a variety of other features that I quite like: It can generate secure passwords for you, it lets you store other information along with your account name/password combo (such as your made-up answers for those nonsense "security" questions), it can be set up to auto-fill-in usernames/passwords for you, it lets you search your database, and all sorts of other nifty things.
Thank you. Isn't it cute? insaney put it through a green filter for me a year back. I want to change sig and avatar, but I love my current set so much I can't do it.
+10 respects because Persona
So, we're missing a game here in the west? I'll check out the PSX ones, then. Along with Dragon Quest VII which I wonder what's it like at all.
And about the reduced FPS and stuttering - you should see the PAL port of FF10. Or not. Better not. It's less dangerous that way
Holy crap of a crow, there [B]are[/B] PS2 ToS games! Luke, mahboy, you just opened a can of nerdy RPG whoopass! I gotta try this out!
What do you know, I didn't even know GCN had any progressive output. Cause it didn't in PAL regions, like where I am. Seems that I could buy a regional unlocker disc or install a modchip to play NTSC US games in progressive scan. Once I get a modern TV set
Also, RE4 is ONLY in 16:9, there is no option to set it to 4:3. Not on GCN, not on PS2, not even on PC. Even if you do set a 4:3 resolution, it'll draw black borders up and down to keep the 16:9 aspect.
PS3 reamster, as in [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_remasters_for_PlayStation_consoles"]this[/URL]?
How wide? I thought Wii (like most post-2000 stuff) supports 16:9 widescreen naturally, so I guess you get to get that super-widescreen format?
Yep, and I believe he even uses his gun to help propel himself at least once. [I]Bebop[/I] was remarkably good with their space physics.
[I]Firefly[/I] gets a pass for a few reasons: The biggest is that their ships are clearly hugely over-engineered and can take small-arms fire just fine (Serenity herself was a troop transport, I believe, so this makes sense). They also have lots of open space and lots of area not hooked up to vital systems.
It's still not a hugely smart thing to do, but it's not guaranteed death.
My grasp of pop culture is miniscule, so I wouldn't have gotten the reference either way, I'm afraid. I was mostly just being silly.
Yeah, I'd say that even though some of his characters have the same general traits, such as "mouthy, sarcastic male" (ie Xander, Wash, Topher), you can't really accuse them of being similar beyond those surface comparisons. Same with something like Buffy/Zoe or Willow/Kaylee like you mentioned.
I do agree with you about the lack of..."colour" on a lot of his shows. Especially in a show like Firefly where it was culturally supposed to be a meld of American and Chinese. But while it would be easy to blame executive meddling in the casting process, I still ultimately think that for the most part his casts are all stellar, and in the end the best people got the job.
Yeah, it's really impressive how varied all the different female characters are - Buffy, WIllow, Anya, Faith, Dawn, Glory, Darla, Drusilla, and even Joyce and Jenny.
And even though a lot of the male characters tended to become stand-ins for the various ways men can abuse or use their power and agency over women at least once, I think Joss and the other writers did a great job at creating a lot of different relationships between all of the characters. Just comparing how Spike's relationship with Buffy vs Drusilla vs Dawn vs Angel can lead down a fascinating rabbit hole of character study, for example.
Absolutely. It's why I count smaller characters like Anya in Buffy and Lorne in Angel among my favourites.
It's definitely a Joss Whedon hallmark to blend the drama and humour elements, with the ultimate goal of just telling a strong story with a smart, emotional core. It doesn't succeed 100% of the time, but still more often than not.
Season five does have the puppet episode, but considering the fact that the Angel Investigations team is essentially working for Wolfram and Hart it's not exactly a "light" season.
My favourite season of Buffy is probably season two or three, though I also have a soft spot for five.