|I had a milkshake, a slushie, and a sody pop today (17) | Posted on July 9, 2012, 1:17 a.m.|
I enjoy red wine, but I don't drink to get drunk. Getting drunk robs drinking of its pleasure. You'll understand when you grow up.
Perfectly intelligent, productive, and creative adults get drunk all the time. To arbitrarily have some kind of issue with drunkenness on a maturity basis is a definite sign of someone utterly inexperienced with the world in general. Doesn't matter if it's on the floors, in the towers, or in the labs, inebriation of any sort is a pleasure and a pastime. You'll understand when you grow up.
|Why does anyone shop at GameStop? (12) | Posted on July 8, 2012, 2:25 p.m.|
|a large amount of my gaming purchases are on a whim. Part of the reason I'd play them at all was I was bored at that moment or had nothing to do a particular weekend. I'll usually order harder to find games or out of print games, but waiting a few days (stupid, I know) for shipping has totally killed my interests in a title in the past.|
|can you help me with this? (2) | Posted on July 8, 2012, 12:51 a.m.|
|well, in a lot of these mixed drinks the alcohol is a major contributor to the flavor. I can't really think of anything that tastes like alcohol that isn't alcoholic.|
But the other parts of the flavor are just coconut and apple flavoring. There's plenty of green apple or whatever sodas, and a huge amount of coconut flavored products.
Come to think of it, I've never really tried to make soda alternatives to a lot of alcoholic drinks, but I guess a lot of stuff like that is a staple at places like Red Robin.
In short: try green apple jones and a coconut water type beverage.
|Taco Bell's Cantina Bell (8) | Posted on July 7, 2012, 9:06 p.m.|
|had the Cantina Burrito and it's not anywhere near the style (or even caliber) of Chipotle. They need to charge about $1.50 less or really up their game if they expect this thing to take off.|
|Bayonetta is probs the best fighting / adventure game ever (7) | Posted on July 7, 2012, 7:31 p.m.|
|it's definitely my favorite action game this gen. Lots and lots of weapons to unlock and stuff to find.|
|Can you recommend me good films that got rated NC-17 since 1990. (10) | Posted on July 7, 2012, 1:53 a.m.|
|Enter The Void...I think it went not rated but it's definitely NC-17|
|What's better? being realistic or being faithful to the source material? (6) | Posted on July 6, 2012, 2:16 p.m.|
|A good adaptation is better than a true adaptation.|
|Rate: The Back to the Future trilogy (31) | Posted on July 6, 2012, 2:06 a.m.|
|Part 1: 9.0/10|
Part 2: 9.5/10
Part 3: 7.5/10
I wasn't aware that people thought the second film was bad. Makes me want to go back and rewatch it.
Part 3 wasn't so horrible but the radical shift in setting made the whole movie feel like a genre homage rather than an actual BttF film.
|Anyone ever been hyped for a game and it wasn't all it was supposed to be? (20) | Posted on July 6, 2012, 2:01 a.m.|
|Fable and Spore.|
Maybe I would have felt the same if I was old enough to follow games in the era of Daikatana, but at this point I can't think of any other games that have flat out failed to deliver like those two.
|Blizzard banning Linux users from Diablo 3 for using "third party programs" (8) | Posted on July 2, 2012, 2:55 p.m.|
|Warden has always been a mixed bag in terms of success.|
I'm sure this won't just slide, though...the error is unfortunate but makes sense why it'd occur.
|Movie about male strippers = fun, good; movie about girl strippers = cheap, bad (2) | Posted on July 2, 2012, 2:52 p.m.|
|god damn it not this again.|
show me a movie about female strippers with the critical reception that Magic Mike got and then maybe there will be a discussion about social values.
besides, don't be so ignorant to think that male strip joints have even began to gain the amount of urban legends, notoriety, or infamy that female strip clubs have gained. In the general world at large, male strippers are seen as defying gender roles, which inherently makes for much more interesting subject matter.
|Phantasy Star Online 2 officially begins July 4th (9) | Posted on July 2, 2012, 12:39 p.m.|
|wow, I'll keep my eyes on this.|
PSO was pretty awesome, I remember doing a bunch of local multiplayer with my friends and it even enjoyed a brief revival during my dorm days. All the later iterations looked kind of pathetic, though.
The action emphasis looks pretty great in this game. The guy hopping up the wolf was pretty cool. This will be interesting to see develop.
|Rate: Iron Man 1 (27) | Posted on July 2, 2012, 3:42 a.m.|
Formulaic beyond formulaic. Friend becomes antagonist after brief origin story and world building interlude, problem solved by key aspect we learn about earlier in the film. Nobody is surprised, nobody is excited. Script writers confuse sitcom style confidence and narcissism with the level of characterization that is expected from a film.
But, sometimes things that don't do something new end up doing something old very well. Complexity is low in this one but it's a great starting point for the Marvel movie universe.
|rate: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (18) | Posted on July 2, 2012, 3:28 a.m.|
Entirely serviceable. Great for a dad to watch with a thirteen year old or something. Sean absolutely kills it as Quartermain.
Definitely does not live up to the standards established by or legacy of the comic series. I understand what the movie was shooting for, but the comic trumps it at every turn, even when it comes to short format stories. The inclusion of Tom Sawyer is the only real thing I can think of being a plus over the books. The book is definitely a notch above simply being entertaining.
|Ted is the highest grossing, non-sequel R-rated comedy (16) | Posted on July 1, 2012, 12:34 p.m.|
|why does everyone want to ignore Magic Mike's director and critical reception when marveling about its numbers?|
|Wendy's is overrated (17) | Posted on June 30, 2012, 7:49 p.m.|
|Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, my view of fast food burgers is everything else and Burgerville.|
|Gamer Loses $200 Due To Diablo 3's RMAH Region Restrictions. (13) | Posted on June 30, 2012, 6:51 p.m.|
Why was this guy putting $200 on there, anyway? If I was the type to buy items, I would not spend more than $5 for absolute top of the line stuff.
There has never been a time in Diablo's history where top of the line stuff went for that cheap. Diablo 2 had a huge secondary economy built around the trade of high end items on various websites and forums.
The RMAH, I think, makes sense to a lot of older players for that exact reason: that it was, whether officially or not, always a present aspect of the game.
|I don't think I've ever had a vanilla milkshake in my entire life (10) | Posted on June 30, 2012, 4:56 p.m.|
|there's plenty of awful chocolate shakes, but I've never considered trying a low quality vanilla shake.|
|what kinda drunk or what kinda drunk you think you are? (4) | Posted on June 30, 2012, 4:52 p.m.|
|I do weird things, my opinions become very strong, and I would say I become flamboyantly animated.|
Still haven't done anything to seriously embarrass myself or result in any serious regret. I'm pretty conscious and considerate while sober, and I definitely don't entirely lose those traits when drinking.
|Four Swords (Adventures) (7) | Posted on June 29, 2012, 7:14 p.m.|
|I just now got in a situation where it turns out three of my roommates also have a GBA and GCN link cable. Finally I will get to actually play this game full on and see if it's as good as it should have been.|
|Rate: Ikaruga (6) | Posted on June 29, 2012, 7:12 p.m.|
The color changing mechanic add a layer of complexity and peel back a layer of difficulty. The swapping will be interesting enough to keep seasoned players interested, and it dials back the heat and lethality enough that newer players will find room to breath.
Really a great starting point for a shmup fan, and something that the older players will at least appreciate. And even better the game finally being widely available means that it no longer holds this exalted status it once had merely due to exclusivity.
|I really want to play FFT... (12) | Posted on June 29, 2012, 7:10 p.m.|
Only problem with FFT is how slooow it is. Don't play Tactics Ogre games and then go to FFT. Everything seems like its in slow motion.
I guess I don't quite understand this. Turn off the exp and jp numbers, turn off the constant confirmation and tooltips and the game zips along.
I'm just now playing FFT (on PS1) for the first time, but grew up loving Tactics Ogre...I guess I just don't understand.
|Will there ever be a movie based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation series? (8) | Posted on June 29, 2012, 7:01 p.m.|
|science fiction stories that are actually themed like literary science fiction are usually too small in terms of budget to truly encompass the genre's bigger novels.|
Stuff like Sunshine, Gattaca, and Moon really nail the nature of written science fiction, but are closer to the short story side of things.
I actually can't think of a scifi novel adaptation that has been good, let alone good compared to the book it came from.
But a series of something like Foundation wouldn't be too bad. Hopefully genre fiction lives on in HBO series, because it's obvious that people are interested in it. I'd love to see a long scale adaptation of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars books, or something really ambitious like Dune. Unfortunately HBO still seems to require a certain amount of schlock for their series to be hits, which a lot of the more intelligent science fiction tends not to have.
|I want to get into shmups (6) | Posted on June 29, 2012, 10:42 a.m.|
|I'd really suggest starting with the doujin stuff to see if the genre holds any lasting interest to you.|
|Rurouni Kenshin Trailer (16) | Posted on June 29, 2012, 12:27 a.m.|
Looks so awful.
for sure, but it's one of those things like Speed Racer (which actually turned out pretty awesome) where fans of the series are just more interested in a nostalgic love letter to something they enjoyed when they were younger.
I seriously doubt anyone who watched the show when they were younger or read the comic didn't smile and laugh to themselves when they saw the scenes in the trailer with that bizarrely well cast Sanosuke.
|Rurouni Kenshin Trailer (13) | Posted on June 28, 2012, 10:21 p.m.|
|I'm seeing a huge amount of plot points and characters from the series in this movie.|
Either this thing is going to be packed with plotlines, there's going to be some major amending, or things are going to be totally incomprehensible.
|The Man with the Iron Fists red-band trailer (12) | Posted on June 28, 2012, 9:51 p.m.|
|I still really hope that this turns out well.|
When I heard the RZA was doing a kung fu movie I was pretty cautious, but at least it looks like he knows his stuff. Hopefully this will be like what movies like Lone Wolf And Cub tried to be.
|Almost 15 years later and FFT still remains incredibly fun (4) | Posted on June 26, 2012, 1:43 p.m.|
|just playing it for the first time after being a long time fan of Tactics Ogre and I'm definitely enjoying it.|
A bit annoyed at how the battles either seem to be total defeat or absolute victory, but so far the random battles aren't quite as mandatory as everyone seems to have made them. I've just finished chapter 2, so maybe things will change.
I also like that the game actually has the ambition to tell a relatively involved story. Also really dug the chapter 1 flashback. Kind of annoying that it takes what feels like so long before you finally control your entire party.
Stages seem small, and the 5 man party makes things feel very limited...I don't have a whole lot of inspiration to try out some of the weird classes without feeling like I'm making an enormous mistake.
|I hate sci-fi computer screens. (2) | Posted on June 25, 2012, 5:18 p.m.|
|it is kind of stupid. Comes across mostly as a cheap ploy to seem high tech.|
But in a movie like Avengers it doesn't really bother me.
|TDKR will not come close to beating Avengers. (19) | Posted on June 25, 2012, 5:02 p.m.|
|I think Batman is totally pathetic as far as heroes go, but TDKR will definitely do well. Apparently I'm just missing something, because Batman in general creates incredible hype whenever a movie is released.|
It's not as ambitious as a project as The Avengers, and I doubt anyone will be seeing it with cautious optimism, but it'll definitely make a huge amount of money.
I really can't see TDKR beating The Avengers, but it does have a big name cast practically on par with that found in The Avengers.
|Is Sega CD region free? (13) | Posted on June 24, 2012, 8:07 p.m.|
|The enhanced Sonic CD is leagues ahead of the Sega CD Sonic CD. But then again I've always felt like it was the worst of that era of Sonic games, and by a large margin.|
|How do people play through RPGs more than once? (10) | Posted on June 24, 2012, 8:05 p.m.|
|RPGs are typically very, very long, so the player feels exhausted after the first go.|
Some are designed for multiple runthroughs. Stuff like Riviera, Tactics Ogre, that kind of thing.
And Diablo is built entirely around multiple runthroughs on varying difficulties.
I think a big thing that propels games like Bayonetta to be played to death is the actual care put in developing the higher difficulties as well as simply having a rating and scoring system.
|Why are Pixar tiers important? (2) | Posted on June 24, 2012, 7:58 p.m.|
|tier lists are the backbone of the internet.|
|Dragon Quest games ranked according to GameFAQs ratings (18) | Posted on June 24, 2012, 12:47 p.m.|
|I strongly prefer player created parties or at least player selected classes for party members. I also prefer being able to mix classes in some way.|
That and I've been thoroughly unimpressed with the backstories and character traits for the party members in DQ games. It's one of my favorite series ever, but stuff like IX and III are by far my favorite. VII is good, but only because of how expansive the whole thing is.
|ATTN: wiping while standing master race (11) | Posted on June 24, 2012, 12:43 p.m.|
gnerdus posted...How do you wipe while sitting?
I'm the other way around. Wiping while standing seems impossible to me.
This is seriously one of the most interesting and most polarizing issues a person can discuss. That and what percent fat milk to buy. Everyone has done both of those things in a certain way their entirely life and really for no discernible reason.
|Can I go back in time and buy Vanquish for $60? (4) | Posted on June 24, 2012, 2:08 a.m.|
|is it really that good?|
At first I didn't really care, but got mild hype because of Platnum, and then it came out and I really didn't care. A few months ago I was looking for something new to play and after watching gameplay videos the game still seemed flat. But it's Platnum...so I don't know.
really worth the purchase?
|Brave was a terrible movie (Spoilers) (51) | Posted on June 23, 2012, 1:11 a.m.|
Don't mistake issues. The buffoonish male archetype only exists because it plays against real world conventions. It gets laugh not because we see men as idiots, but because to see a man behave so misguidedly masculine is comedic. It's beaten to death, but has absolutely nothing to do with defaming men. And then to round the whole cliche comedic picture out, a foil is needed (seriously, this buffoon/straightman relationship is ancient and worldwide), which typically goes to the second most present character, the wife. Nobody looks at the characters on The Simpsons, King of Queens, or According To Jim and sees weak men and strong women, they see a time tested comedic paradigm that doesn't really reflect on much at all. At its best it's parody of society's expectations.
But if we're going to be overly sensitive about an issue that doesn't really exist, then we could say that the wife character is constantly stuck up and portrayed as a force that does nothing but ruin the good natured fun of the male protagonists. If men are portrayed as idiots, then women are portrayed as authoritarian wet blankets.
Of course, once we enter the real world, we realize that media portrayal and social expectations are extremely different. To say that the white male is held back in any way, shape or form is an absolute falsehood. Look at the administrative side of any workplace.
I wish I had the patience to offer some kind of statistic for this kind of thing, but men are certainly not marginalized. This always seems to come up as the result of someone having heard about feminism from somebody before actually encountering any feminists.
|Is Kristen Stewart the luckiest up and coming actress in Hollywood? (20) | Posted on June 22, 2012, 8:56 p.m.|
|She's obviously capable, but keeps taking dumb, straightforward rolls. Maybe she'll blossom and move beyond that (Leonardo DiCaprio), or prove there's not much more than what we've really seen (Shia LaBeouf).|
I guess I don't really have too strong of opinions towards her. I'm a bit old for Twilight and have been living in a university town so I've seen maybe three pieces of advertisement for the entire series in maybe my entire life.
|Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter differs too much from the book... (2) | Posted on June 22, 2012, 8:51 p.m.|
|is it actually a reasonable change?|
I mean, the Scott Pilgrim movie was pretty radically different from the source material, both in theme and in actual plot, but it worked out better as a movie because of it.
I guess what I'm asking is, does it sacrifice faithfulness for the sake of coherency?
|Brave was a terrible movie (Spoilers) (47) | Posted on June 22, 2012, 8:47 p.m.|
|stuff like this is easy to ignore. I have a relative who goes on the same tangent about sex offenders. Everything the world does, every movie, every piece of music, every story, is all about the oppression of sex offenders and by extension a perversion of justice. There is no room for humor, for characters, for dramatic significance, because any portrayal that isn't overtly positive and supportive is therefore negative.|
Nobody cares about these people who make a lifestyle out of kicking and screaming due to an over exaggerated opinion that more often that not spawns from a single incident in their own life that has skewed their perception to the point of delusion.
I'd seriously think this guy was a troll account if I didn't have the pleasure of knowing people with these exact same obsessive convictions in my actual day to day life.
Are we also confused why there is no white history month? Why there is no straight pride parade? Hunter is a know nothing who is so obviously consumed by his idiotic one track mind to the point where rational thought or a balanced world view absolutely escapes him.
But of course I'm only making things worse.
|WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN: Sonic is now old enough to legally drink (2) | Posted on June 22, 2012, 7:09 p.m.|
|confirmed: upcoming sonic title to include drinking gimmick|
|why goku is better than sonic (5) | Posted on June 22, 2012, 4:53 p.m.|
|Two guys sitting behind me during Avengers argued this exact same thing.|
And then they talked about Fist of the North star, but used the Japanese name and went back and forth about how they had no idea what the English title to the series was.
|Worst article ever: Dark Souls is a dying simulator. (17) | Posted on June 22, 2012, 4:50 p.m.|
What are you people getting mad about? Stop taking those Dark Souls quotes out of context and actually think about the thoughts he was trying to convey there.
I thought the same thing. Wasn't great, wasn't even entirely unique (I seem to remember having read a very similar article about the artistry involved in Dark Souls), but it's definitely coherent and worth reading.
|Worst article ever: Dark Souls is a dying simulator. (9) | Posted on June 22, 2012, 1:18 p.m.|
|Helix snake posted...|
I read about 6 paragraphs of that pretentious garbage and I couldn't read any more. That in addition to the fact that a lot of the things in the article are flat out wrong (such as saying you "casually commit genocide" in Dark Souls)
I'm pretty sure the whole article is about how Dark Souls is specifically not like that.
|Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is currently at 26% at RT... (17) | Posted on June 21, 2012, 8:49 p.m.|
|Everyone was expecting parody, and what they got was satire. They got confused and disappointed. Makes total sense to me.|
But then again maybe the movie just totally missed the mark. This is one of the times where it really seems like individual tastes will dominate more than usual. Nobody is going to be won over or converted by this film.
|lol Diablo 3 has new "DRM". (40) | Posted on June 21, 2012, 2:45 p.m.|
|I kind of get it, ensure the integrity of the game's world and economy. Blizzard is working hard to get a functioning, non-inflation susceptible economy running for D3. Because if D3 has a gold economy, then the real money auction house will also have a functioning standard for which to base itself off of. And when the real money auction house is seen as reasonable and legitimate, then Blizzard themselves makes money.|
Restricting people to only the starter set area is pretty dumb though, considering it represents maybe two hours of gameplay.
But at least it's not all copies. New players can still go to the stores and get the boxed edition.
|So Apparently there is Some Debate About Zelda Games being RPGs (4) | Posted on June 18, 2012, 10:12 a.m.|
|because people seem to have the idea that RPG means two things: swords and puzzles.|
|Is Legend of Grimrock as good as the trailer suggests? (6) | Posted on June 17, 2012, 7:53 a.m.|
|the game is pretty much identical to the 1980s RPG Dungeon Master, of which there is a freeware clone called "Return to Chaos" which I'd strongly suggest trying out before purchasing Grimrock.|
Grimrock is fun. It's a very welcome breath of fresh air. But it's definitely not for everyone, because it's an entry in a genre that really doesn't exist in the modern gaming world anymore.
The combat is pretty basic and grinding is non existent. Some enemies are deliberately more difficult so that you can't reasonably face them, or have to kite them all over the place. And as was mentioned, the enemies do not, for the most part, respawn, so grinding is kind of hard to do. Depending on the composition and build of your party combat ranges from slightly above average to pretty easy.
There is no drop or loot system to speak of. All the items are found hidden around the dungeon, except for the stuff that is dropped by creatures holding keys or creatures that drop some kind of food.
The game is focused on dungeon crawling and puzzling solving. There's nothing too mind boggling, but don't expect to effortlessly cruise through the game.
I strongly suggest playing Return To Chaos and seeing how you feel about the genre.
Also, I would estimate the average player (trying to find a good chunk, but not all, of the secrets, getting stuck a few times, that sort of thing), would finish the game in between 15 and 20 hours.
|Is GameStop the worst of the worst video game retailers to shop at? (17) | Posted on June 16, 2012, 3:47 p.m.|
|Gamestop is great for the same reason that all brick and mortar style stores are. Since an actual index isn't being searched, things can be stumbled that a more pointed search would never reveal. Other than that the only real advantage is no shipping time, you literally carry your product out of the store.|
|Do you think we'll get a Cave Story 2? (4) | Posted on June 13, 2012, 4:16 p.m.|
|it just wouldn't be the same, man.|
The original was a labor of love put together by a single dude.