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@Hugo the Hungarian Barbarian - I have the greetest idea (not a typo, a futurama joke)
You said in what are you playing this weekend that RAGE was on your pile o' shame. It is also on mine.
Maybe we could look into doing the co-op stuff? Only issue is that I think these missions are not career story based but another sub set of missions.. either way, let me know on XBL if you want to try it out.
Sounds pretty bloody good to me!
Hey, another thought, is there perhaps an Amnesia support group that we could start up. Im really letting myself get immersed into that world and it is seriously tough to push on at times. There are parts where i am truly scared. It is a sign of a great game that can get into your emotions like this. Makes me realise there is a whole level of immersion in games that we ordinarily dont get into.
If you have not tried it, do yourself a fav and get it. Im loving every minute of it. : )
Oh man, I couldn't even get through the demo of that. So creepy!
I could whisper sweet nothings to you over TS
but the game already does that... however they are less sweet and more tear your ears off nothings.. but thanks.
I could come to your house and scratch at the window when it's dark outside
I know how you feel about that one. I only got about an hour into it before turning the lights on & vowing never again.
but I know thats not gonna hold. I've decided that Amnesia is one of my SGM priorities.
also, I'm pretty keen on finishing it in time for A Machine For Pigs...
Thats the Squeekwel right. If so, Im throwing my job at the monitor (Job is where i get money from and Im therefore throwing all the monies at this!). Sorry for bad jokes type things, just bored and had a tough week at work!
But yeah, if these guys make another game similar to this im all over it! Just hope my PC is capable of handling it.
yep, its the sequel.
and it runs on the same engine, so I guess you'll be able to run it.
& from what I've heard about it so far, I'm pretty hype :)
Just got the Humble Bundle V, can't wait to finally get into Amnesia :D
I will let you know how my descent into madness progresses ;)
I bought that bundle too. Not touching Amnesia :p
This is my response also.
I love a good scary game, the kind that has me looking over my shoulder every five minutes.
If I start this based on your recommendation will you hold my hand?
Please do, both because its a great game and I like hand holding.
Oh mang I'm hearing ya... That game is brilliant but holysheet it's frightening... Don't think I'll ever be able to beat that game but I'll sure as hell try
i have amnesia from the last humble indie bundle, i'm too scared to play it...
So, according to an online test on the the BBC science website, I think like a girl. Who'd have thought? :P
*throws away all the man cards*
Half the time I see you online, you *are* a girl.
Just so you know, Neo-Kaiser is not my boyfriend :P
You're a monster for toying with his emotions!
Man, feels like it has been a long week even though it was only four days in total. I feel like I have not at all participated this week, this is not good news. I have had to prepare for talks and meetings and do SCIENCE all week. But, enough about that, no more complaining.
How the hell is everyone? Are we all disappointed its only a two day weekend this week or what?
In game news: I started Dark Souls last night. I predict I will be turning my phone off this evening and completely disregarding all human contact this weekend. Any tips/must do's for the first couple of hours in the game world or what? Shane? He around? Strange?
It's a several-week weekend for me! Holidays, go!
The jealousy, it rises!
Thank you for the words, friends!
I found ten dollars!
Codeine, you are a pretty cool guy!
Quick, go to an ice cream place and get free ice cream! Just make sure to ham up your performance with like a full neck brace or something.
Someone get this man a packet of Minties!
I EXPECT ALL THE STEAK AND MINTIES WHEN I SEE YOU NEXT
The day after my dental surgery was the Queensland election. People coward in fear as I approached.
Codeine is pretty damn incredible, ain't it? :P
Hope you feel better too and resist the urge to vomit blood as tempting as it seems. :P
Asked someone to send me some paperwork. They sent a screenshot of the open pdf.
Hahahaha, oh man do you work with computer illiterate people?
This is someone from another company.
But yes. Yes I do. Part of the reason I got this job is because I'm a tech savvy youngster.
I've had to teach people the wonders of copy/paste.
I see, you youngsters with your grand theft auto's and idoohickeys!
HAHAHAHA! Oh man that's brilliant... too bad it wasn't a photo of the screen, those are even more hilarious
Hey guys! Guess what today is premiere of season 6 of Burn Notice! Don't care what anyone says I love this show! I like to think of it a bit like MacGuyver but more resourceful and not cheesey! :P
There's something punchable about that actors face, though. I don't know why. :S
D= Jeffrey Donovan is awesome! His smugness makes his character perfect =P
Also the show has Bruce Campbell, so it makes even more awesome.
He'll always be the dirty cop who screws over Angelina Jolie in The Changeling to me. :P
Never seen that movie =P But fair enough.
Is it Nicholas Cage? Man that guy has a punchable face
OMG really? Sweet. I know what I'm doing this weekend. Thanks for the info. Great show.
No worries man!
Funny thing how i've turned all my friends on to it (well the ones who aren't lazy) i'm like the person amongst my friends that finds new shows to watch (apart from Breaking Bad, that was my teacher who turned me on to it) and then tell them they'd like it =P
I need to go out and buy the 4 season boxset of Burn Notice, since I spotted it in JB other day, just hope they release Season 5 on disc here soon! On Blu-Ray would be nice tbh, I know it exists!
Has this what our school's have become? Rather disgusting.
Wow, this is the first time I've ever seen the Illawarra Mercury linked online. Local newspaper represent?
Anyway, I don't think I'm old enough to say "back in my day" but playing tackle Red Rover was so much fun in primary school.
Tackle Red Rover?
Is that the same as British bulldogs?
Having a quick google of both games, yeah I mean British Bulldogs. One kid in the middle of the field while everyone else ran past them. Tackled kids became bulldogs for the next round.
I remember us calling it Red Rover though... Kids, amiright?
We called it Red Rover too. Something screwy must've happened somewhere along the line. :P
Possibly. You guys north of the Murray are a bit weird so that could explain it
Red Rover and Bullrush (British Bulldogs) are slightly different.
Is that the same as Bull Rush?
We called it Red Red Rover as well. You call individual people out (or groups) and they have to make it through. If they get past everyone they can call Bull Rush and everyone can go.
Interesting. Sounds like a combination of the two.
I can sort of see where they are coming from but it depends on if the school version or the parent talking to the paper is true.
They would likely be in just as much trouble with the parents if they didn't do anything about the fact they had multiple broken bones and a concussion in the space of a week or two.
Whenever I got hurt at school, my mum could only complain to herself. :P
HIGH FIVE o/
Well this is incredibly stupid...
I understand the banning of real rough contact sports like rugby* but to ban a high five? ...really?
*they banned rugby at my high school because we (my friends, not so much me) kept playing against older and younger students and everyone would get destroyed and our uniforms would be ripped almost beyond repair at every recess/lunch making some very unhappy parents.
They need to stop wrapping the kids in cotton wool.
Back when I was in grade 6, I'd play footy with some classmates at lunchtime, we had jumpers for goalposts, and full contact.
If you got hit, you just got back up and went after the ball.
Let kids get a few scrapes and bruises,
It's part of growing up.
I wish there was some sort sort of software I could use to read online articles for me. I want to read some interesting stuff but I can't push myself to read them.
You mean like a dictation software? I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to find one.
I guess, but the robotic sounding voices will probably put me off. I'll Google and search for some of the software but I think I was just being lazy. I
I dont mean to be rude or anything, but can you elaborate? (Im Curious)
I have about 10 tabs open with some feature articles I wanted to read(some gaming & EURO 2012 related stuff) but some of them are really long and I'm feeling a bit lazy. I was just dreaming of having the articles in podcast/audio book form so I could have them read to me as I do other things.
I know I'll just end up bookmarking most of them by the end of the day at this rate.
All things considered it's not really a big deal. I guess I was just putting my thoughts out there.
ah with ya now.
Discussing gun ownership on Reddit was a mistake. Someone mentioned that you can't own a gun for self-defence here. I strongly agree with that saying that the scenario someone presented as an excuse to use one in self-defence (violent home invader) was so unlikely that it barely deserves merit and that alternatives (home security systems, strong windows/doors) would act as a deterrent without putting yourself in harm or making you have to make a terrible decision.
This has sparked some debate with a guy who now thinks that I'm influenced by Hollywood movies and the media into thinking that guns = crime (when I've been saying that access to guns make crimes more violent, crime will happen one way or the other but I'd much rather be mugged from someone with a knife that I can run away from than a guy with a gun that can shoot me in the back).
Americans and their fucking guns.
British love their monarchy, Americans love their tipping and guns. No good can come from arguing about it, man. :P
I know. That's why I hesitated before making my initial comment. The idea that people need a gun for self-defence is simply ludicrous to me.
I can imagine some situations where it might be true. It's not common and it's definitely not something that I would believe is true for the vast majority of those that claim they own one for self-defence.
The simple fact is that allowing people to own guns for that reason dramatically increases the amount of guns available. More guns, more criminals with access to guns, more idiots thinking they need their own gun to defend themselves.
Violent crime is actually amazingly rare. Yes, it happens. The odds of finding yourself in that situation is pretty rare and the odds of finding yourself in that situation and being able to defend yourself with a gun is even rarer. I'd be too busy shitting myself to pull out a gun, let alone aim it. Pulling the trigger is right out.
The biggest issue I have is that if it is a criminal offense to have a gun then people with guns are criminals. To me that makes it easy for the police, oh look he has a gun, boom lock up.
When they (pro gun lobby) start with the "criminals have guns therefore I need a gun" arguement, that means that criminals still have access to guns but now the police can't do anything about the fact they do.
If guns are illegal, only criminals can have guns!
If lollipops are illegal, only criminals can have lollipops!
I don't want to take guns away from people who have legitimate reasons to own them. Hunters, sports shooters, farmers. To them, a gun is a tool. I'm fine with that and have no ill feelings towards them. If you're using a gun in self-defence, it's a weapon. I'm not okay with that.
But guns are weapons....
They're weapons that can be used as tools. There's a very fuzzy distinction that not everyone will agree on.
If used against a person, for any reason, it's a weapon and a deadly one at that. There's no need for private citizens to have that.
I agree and would never propose a blanket ban of all guns.
I guess I hate that argument because it is used to try and justify having an uzi or an assualt rifle.
Also. BAN ALL LOLLIPOPS!!!!!!
But that would make being a vigilante so boring if the thugs didn't have guns :P
I have shot a gun sideways to be like a gangsta kill shot
in short the recoil fucked my arm and my aim. Don't shoot sideways kids.
Also if someone ever lets you shoot a shotgun don't do it. You will at best bruise your shoulder and at worse dislocate it. You don't know how powerful the recoil is.
Sniper rifles are pretty cool though.
I don't dislike guns. They have a purpose. Self-defence is not that purpose. Self-defence is defusing the situation, reducing possible harm. Throwing a deadly weapon into the mix does not defuse anything.
Wrong. Throwing a deadly weapon into the mix usually defuses one of the present people :P
But what happens if a wizard-ninja-zombie-vampires attacks you? and their only weakness is being shot. YOU ARE DOOMING US ALL BUNNY!!!!!!!!
I'm pretty screwed when it comes to any enemy that has a weakness other than sarcastic comments.
Gun ownership in Australia is back up to where it was pre-Port Arthur
I didn't think gun ownership was that high pre-Port Arthur. Somewhat exaggerated but not really that high on a global scale considering the rural population.
That's because the whole concept of the gun buyback was not to reduce the number of guns. Very few australians have ever really had guns for anything other than sport or hunting.
So if you say sorry that semi-automatic that you use for rabbit shooting is now outlawed you need to turn it in, that guy is then going to go "Well i still need something to shoot rabbits, guess I better go buy another gun".
Net result equals the same number of guns but a slight change in the type of guns owned.
That's right- most guns owned now are significantly less powerful than those owned before Port Arthur.
I don't think gun ownership nor the culture surrounding them is anywhere near the US, but I'd be alarmed if that figure suddenly spiked. There's also the illlegal ownership side to consider.
And that's the difference between regulation and prohibition.
We think of the US as gun loving nuts but even some of the US states are very strict on gun control. Yes it's in their constitution, but in California for example the restrictions on automatic weapons are much tougher than say Texas. Yes they still have access to guns, they always will, but it's more regulated.
I like guns, I enjoy firing guns, I however have no interest what so ever in owning guns and if I ever did, there is no way in the frozen pits of hell I would ever justify gun ownership with "for self defense".
Maybe in a war-torn country, but no way in hell could that be justified in Australia, except in the case of an alien/zombie/Britney Spears invasion.
I'm pretty set for a Britney Spears invasion. I'll just set my housemate on them. His rabid fanboyism will serve as a good distraction, giving me plenty of time to get on a plane to Canada.
Oh GODS, I just had this horrible mental image of a massive horde of head shaved, bad british accent speaking Britney Spears'.
*starts frothing at the mouth and screaming incoherently*
Not sure if that last bit was your reaction, or if you are still describing what the invading horde would look like
When I get round to it, I'll get my gun license, but yeah it's not for self defence. It will be a rifle, officially for "hunting" (as its the only real legitimate way to get a gun unless you're a farmer) but unofficially for going out with mates to the country and shooting bottles, cans and TVs...
Sports shooting is a legitimate reason too. Fairly sure you can buy a gun to use on a range or similar setup if you jump through the right hoops.
That and pest control if you're rural.
Self defence isn't a great reason to own a gun. Least not in Australia.
In america it makes more sense, if everyone has a gun, why shouldn't I? And if I'm more likely to get mugged with a gun not a knife then I might as well have a gun too.
As far as self defence goes - It's a bit crazy that Australia ban's tasers and pepper spray. I would have no reservations tasing or spraying some big drunk idiot in the city if he was getting violent. Unfortunately police can't be everywhere at once. It's the same with knives. It's getting harder and harder to buy knives, especially expensive, good quality folding or flick knives. Australia customs have started classifying any knife that can be opened with one hand as a flick knife, and therefore a prohibited weapon. Fact is, anyone can walk into Coles or Bunnings and buy a large variety of knives, saws, axes, machetes without any bother.
But for those of us who want a good quality folding or hunting knife have to jump through hoops.
At the end of the day its not the guns and knives that kill people it's the user. Sure some weapons make it easier and more deadly but you can do just as much damage with a shiv, bottle or screwdriver (compared to a knife anyway)
Tasers I can understand, misuse of those can be pretty dangerous. Pepper spray I don't get. That's a pretty damned good self-defence tool.
The whole kerfuffle with knives is a bit odd. I don't agree with the practise but the general idea behind dealing with concealable weapons is something I can understand. They want to make it difficult for people to walk around armed, which is where I think that the problem really begins. You wouldn't consider using a gun for self-defence unless you think there are other people out there with guns.
So if people are confident that others don't have weapons, they won't feel compelled to have their own. If they did feel compelled, then things would snowball to the state that America is now in.
And yes, most people can MacGuyver up a deadly weapon from anything given the right motivation.
Capsicum spray shouldn't even be allowed in my opinion. Mainly because if someone like my father was attacked with it, he could very well die due to his allergy to capsicum. Apparently a decent percentage of people also have a mild to severe reaction to capsicum (or bell peppers) when ingested or when they come in contact with it.
It is psychologically 'easier' to kill someone with a gun than with a knife, as the knife is more intimate, whilst the gun allows for distancing yourself from the crime. Hence a higher likelihood of violence/injury in gun-crime than in knife-crime.
Oh I tweeted about this yesterday but whatever, Ive not spent much time in here recently and the stupid american post above made me remember about it..
I was on XBL, speaking to a 17yo from the US who lived in California, 45 mins from San Fran. By all accounts was well educated. I informed him that it was like 4pm here while it was 11pm where he was, the day before. He really struggled to grasp that fact. When I told him that it was winter here he nearly lost his mind. Then he asked if we have Christmas here now because its winter.. then he asked if we still have frosty the snowman of did we have something else like sandy the sandman.
Im not making this up and in the context of the conversation, he was dead serious. This kid has FINISHED high school or thereabouts and somehow made it through life without learning about the rotation of the earth on an axis or when Christmas is (yeah i know its a pagen holiday or whatever, but thats not the point, he thought it related more to the seasons than the date!)
XBL is becoming my source of comedy and I like it.
Having just come from a holiday over there, this seems about right.
Did you tell him we all have pet kangaroos and we ride them everywhere? We also use their pouches to hold babies and other various objects.
As if they would fall for that. Everybody knows that kangaroos attract drop bears which is why you can't keep them as pets
I will never forget the time I was explaining to some visiting Americans that we do not have kangaroos jump down the main road of our cities. Two seconds later a kangaroo jumped down the main road.
This was in Armidale, a rural city, but come on! And WTF with that timing, literally two seconds after I had said it, it happened.
I just stood there shaking my head, while all the Americans smiled smugly, now convinced that every stereotype about aussies was true.
Atleast he was curious and didn't dismiss you as a damn lier. :P
Well to be fair some things do change between countries so it is possible that we did Christmas at a different time (If you consider it more of a holiday/retail extravaganza rather than a religious celebration of the birth of Christ)
Also the Sandy the sandman comment is fair enough, I have never equated frosty the snowman with Christmas. You could have really freaked him out and started telling him about 6 white boomers.
Inability to grasp different seasons and timezones.........yeah i got nothin
I have been asked, through the medium of the internets, if we have electricity in Australia.
Don't get me started on people who ask me if I have a pet lion or if I swam to Australia.
I still think my favorite is at the end of this - 1:35 to be exact
Ha Ha. That was funny.
That's pretty funny.
I did hear a while back that until recently Americans were simply not taught world history or geography in school. I'm not saying that's an excuse to be that stupid, but pre internet days you pretty much have to believe what you're told. As for why this generation still has no clue.... I got nothing.
I do remember the reaction of my grandparents in Poland when we sent back the first photos when we moved here, and they saw the Trams in Melbourne.... that was quite funny, But I think 20 years ago, Australia was still fairly unknown on the other side of the world.
It's like talking about Madagascar now.... Sure I know off it, and I know where it is but that's a bout it.
That being said I've travelled HEAPS in my life and seen alot of amazing things on every continent so not much surprised me any more.
everyone go read this
The first part is relevant to this conversation, and the last one is pretty funny too.
This whole discussion reminds me of the song Political Science.
Meetings are fun.
Meatings are more fun :)
unless this is a meeting that involves you getting a large number of puppies in the office to assess their patability, I call BS.
That sounds like a pretty awesome meeting...
its awesome even if you have to take the minutes.
"I move that we pat the black Labrador next."
"Motion succeds. Please note : 'pat black Labrador. action to be taken by Rize'"
"Any other business?"
"I submit a request that we extend the duration of this meeting for further assessment of puppy patting."
"Please take note : 'duration of puppy pattinig meeting has been extended for a further severl hours. Action to be taken by all."
"I think we need to establish a contingency should our current level of puppies not meet client requirements for the next meeting. I propose that we GET MORE PUPPIES."
ok. you & me Rize. we are starting a business soley for the purpose of having meetings like this.
When I pressed pause (start) all it had was like:
There was no "connect to ____ network" option. I exited the game and started it up again but it never came up with that option either. It would just play the usual start up movies (Sucker Punch, Sony logo etc.) and go straight into the game with the cutscene of them arriving at the swamp (where I was up to when I quit).
Sorry I couldn't help out :P
Indie Game: The Movie :D! Funny and emotional and it definitely gave me a new perspective on the game industry and on the games themselves (Braid, Super Meat Boy, Fez).
I think you need to complete a bunch of missions before the UGC stuff unlocks. No need to bother any more though.
It's fine. Thank you for trying. I'll just try again tomorrow and maybe hope Sucker punch replies to my tweet.
The UGC missions are probably not that good anyway and I should probably focus on finishing the campaign first.
I don't think you've reached the point where you're able to connect with those servers though - community missions don't show up until a few missions later, so you might not be getting any of this information at all to begin with.
I'll go have a look now and see if it works for me.
Seems to be working fine for me. I just played a UGC mission with no problems (except for the part where it was a stupid mission).
Thanks AlexPants. It's probably an issue on my end then.
Thanks for the help guys.
You downloaded the game off PSN Plus, correct? Since it's working for me running it off the disc, that might be the problem.
You're right my version is the PS+ version. Hmm, maybe that could be why.
Hmm yeah I figured that was the case, that I needed to do more missions before unlocking it but that's kinda silly :/
Case and power supply obtained!
Now all I have to do is put everything together! \o/
I need to have a look at a few things to determine if I can just rush a new computer through before the end of the financial year. Gunna write it off as a tax expense :D
- Thermaltake Commander Ms-III Case
- Master 650 watt power supply
- Gigabyte Z68P-DSP motherboard
- ATI Radeon HD5670 graphics card
- Intel Core i5 3450 processor
- 8 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 RAM
- BenQ 18.5 inch widescreen monitor
- Logitech K200 keyboard
- Logitech M100 mouse
- Logitech Driving Force GT wheel
- Logitech Attack 3 joystick
- Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (May use Vista as a temporary placeholder.)
I asked this in the GAME sale article but I'll ask it here too, would it be worth risking buying some pre owned stuff online since they already closed down my local GAME or is the chance of me actually seeing any purchases I make so slim I just shouldn’t bother?
I would've loved to have picked up some 3DS games, but I didn't for this very reason
Well, I decided I'd take the risk. The items had been sitting in my cart for a while though so by the time I hit the button to pay for them it came up saying my cart was empty. Had to re-add everything only Crysis 2 was no longer listed online /o\ Decided to grab another game instead. I got Saints Row 3 (Xbox), Battlefield 3 (ps3), Perfect Dark Zero (Xbox) and SPACE MAUREEN!(Xbox). Hopefully they all arrive.
@ LoL people
Even when Pulsefire Ezreal dies it is awesome
So of late i've been all /o\ as to what days the shows I watch air and are available for acquiring here in Australia, so I decided to make up a little spreadsheet in Google docs, thought I might share it with you guys as well!
Any suggestions to make it easier to read/use would be accepted!
Comprehensive! I don't really keep track of my shows though. I usually just save them up for a while and watch them all at the same time.
Here's what I would do, not sure if it's helpful but:
I don't think the genre is necessary seeing as it's for you I'm sure you know which show is what. I'd put the show in the day (where the genre is now) so Breaking Bad would be under Monday where Drama currently is (if you get what I mean? :P). You could move the list of shows and their seasons/when they air/season somewhere else and colour code them using the genre.
I dunno :P that's just me, not sure what else to say. Hope that kind of helped and wasn't too annoying.
I like it simple so I just have a notepad file titled "stuff" that has when the shows air in the US and what episode I'm up to.
MONDAY adventure time - 8
TUESDAY tosh.0 - 12
WEDNSDAY Futurama - 0*** JUNE 20th
SATURDAY korra - 9
SUNDAY breaking bad - 0*** JULY 15th
WEDNESDAY south park - 7***** SEP 26th
SUNDAY dexter - 0*** SEP 30th
Actually not just for me, it's for my mates as well =P
Was my mates idea for Google docs so a bunch of us had access to it =P
Also what's the go with the stars in your stuff?
That looks good. I need all the suggestions to help manage my show watching schedule.
Alternatively, I could stop watching so many shows. However, we all know that is not an option.
Yeah, I just keep finding more that seem interesting and adding them to the pile =P
* = Not airing yet :)
Usually I won't put something on the list unless I know the date but if it's really far away (South Park, Dexter) then I'll put it below the list.There's a bigger gap between breaking bad and south park but it just didn't show when I copy/pasted.
Maybe you can also add the current episode or whatever the show is up to. I know some of my sitcoms in the US will air 2 eps in a single week so it can get a bit confusing :P.
Was thinking that, but wasn't sure =P
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Thanks, I doubt I will (exams :/) but I hope you and all the TAYbes have a wonderful one too :)
You'll pass, don't worry.
One good thing about exams, they end.
Cheers I dunno about that at the moment though :P
The exam is on Thursday so I'll spend the weekend trying to learn stuff but I had a quick look today and it was complete gibberish. I only went to one lecture :/ oops!
Thank you Mash Mash! You too!
Ha Ha. One of the things I like about TAY is every chance people get, they put a new spin on someone's username.
Thanks Powy Wowy, the Mash mash thing made me smile.
Hahaha Powy Wowy
Less than 26 hours til the Tricolor waves for the start of the Le Mans 24 hours!
Anyone else here going to watch it?
Started a Darkadia account, since it's the cool thing to do. Began by adding whatever came to mind. Turns out that's not a very efficient way to do this sort of thing. I've got PS3/360/Wii and apparently 3DS complete. DS is probably half done. Do not want to even consider PC yet.
Ha Ha. I like how despite all the games you have to add, you still had to add Radiant Historia to your wishlist.
Here's mine http://darkadia.com/member/scree/library
I've only done Gamecube, most of the PS2 games (some weren't available), PS3 and wii
I've still got xbox, xbox360, psp, ds, 3ds and older games to go
You're forgetting PC games :P
Virus is riiiiight! How could you?!? D: LE SIN!
I'll only do the PC games once I've got all the others in.
And can't you do all at the same time and fill them accordingly? Liek, poor PC :(
It's so I know what I've already put in, duh
You just select what platforms you have each game on under platforms =P So if you have them on multiple platforms you do so at once!
It's easier for me to do it this way D=
My mate posted this on facebook, hilarious. I laughed hard at the part below!
HIS HONOUR: -----I order - I rule-----
DEFENDANT: Well, you can fuckin' order what you like.
HIS HONOUR: -----that Ms R -----
DEFENDANT: Order me a fuckin' pizza while you're at it.
Has anyone seen this BS!?!?!?
Article headlined as : "Steam sales "cheapen intellectual property" says EA Origin boss...."
Haha, yeah saw this the other week. Steam is great I wouldn't own some games if they never came on sale tbh.
Yeah, the Steam forums are in an uproar because of this and no, I believe this is pure BS too. If anything, it has given me access to a VAST library of games otherwise I would've NEVER been able to purchase for the simple fact retail just doesn't nearly exist here and piracy is rampant. Steam actually converted a huge portion of the people who used to pirate into legitimate customers, even if they are cheapskates, they are still paying now! That's Steam biggest success, among many other things.
What I hate the most was this: "Also what Steam does might be teaching the customer that "I might not want it in the first month, but if I look at it in four or five months, I'll get one of those weekend sales and I'll buy it at that time at 75 percent off." It's an approach, and I'm not going to say it's not working for Valve. It certainly works for Valve; I don't know if it works as well for the publishing partners who take on the majority of that haircut. "
I don't even know where to begin...
Morning TAY! \o/
Just getting in a jaunty greeting before it all collapses in a heap of stink for me.
So anyway, that Big W toy sale is coming up, and they have a 3ds console for $188 and MK7/SuperMario3D for $48 each. Total together is $269.80 with my massive 5% Big W staff discount. Whaddaya reckon ppl, should I buy one or not considering I bought myself a Vita. How are people liking their 3ds'?
I love my 3DS. One of my favourite games is Nintendogs. No idea why, but I want to collect everything. Also, Spirit camera \o/
I agree with scree (rhyming!), I really like my 3DS. It all comes down to what type of games you like though.
I like my 3DS, street passes are addictive, doesn't have that many games, but that's okay because I can't afford them.
If you don't have a DS(which admittedly, I was probably the only person in the world not to own one), then the backlog is great, but that's probably not relevant.
You never had a DS?!
Price aside (assuming you think it's good enough) and based on the console itself, I'd say picking up a 3DS is worth it. Seems like you're a Nintendo fan so you'll enjoy the software lineup. And like Blaghs said above, if you never owned a DS there's so many amazing games for that system so you'd be more than happy with your purchase :D
If you've never seen the 3D effect it can be really good at times and meh at others. I'm generally fine with viewing it but some people get headaches and whatnot. Overall it's not really necessary but I like it.
As for negatives? Probably the worst thing about the 3DS is the battery life. You'll only get 3-5 hours depending on your level of brightness/3D/volume. You can buy a battery extender thingy but I can't comment on them cause I've never used one. But it's a significant drop from what the DS used to offer (and I hear it's less than the Vita's)
Thanks a lot guys, but I still dunno, aside from those two games I mentioned, what are your favs. And I never bought a ds either, so all the games released on that I have no clue of. Thanks again guys.
Other than the Marios, Kid Icarus is probably my favourite (though I hate the controls :P). I'm looking forward to fire emblem, luigis mansion and paper mario as well.
On the DS side, there's heaps of good stuff. Pokemon, any first-party games, phoenix wright, etc.
Oh god I could go on and on about all the DS games but I'll let Bish do that (whenever he appears). Depends on what genre you're into.
3DS doesn't have that much so it's easy to recommend games. Ocarina of Time: 3D, Resident Evil: Revelations, Pullblox/Pushmo (downloadable title but a MUST HAVE), Tales of the Abyss (if you're an JRPG fan). I haven't played it but I also heard Starfox 64 3D was good.
Not really a fan of jrpgs, and if star fox 64 is the same one as on the N64, instabuy. Loved that to death.
I hear it's the same but better!
I've never played any Star Fox games so I can't comment but it should be fairly cheap now.
Is the price any good? That isn't exactly pocket change for me.
The 3DS price looks good but the retail prices of the games are just okay in my opinion. I prefer to import my games (UK 3DS games will work on Australian consoles) and if you look around at some UK importing sites like Zavvi or OzGameShop you can find the games you listed, and others for around the $44 mark.
$48 is a fairly good price though so I probably wouldn't bother but when you consider the usual price of 3DS games in Australia ($50-69) then it's pretty significant. I remember seeing Star Fox for ~$30 or so during the Dick Smith 'sale' a few months back but I had a look earlier and it seems to be gone from the website.
Ozgameshop has those two for $48.99 each so it's better through retail here. (theres something i thought I would never say.) I've got a week or so before staff can put away stock so I'll decide then. Thanks for ur help Greenius mate, ur awesome :D
Hah thanks and no problem :)
Don't forget all the others that helped out too!
Cheers everyone. Thanks for the help
Good morning, people (night for me, heh), did anyone get the Indie Royale games? This one surely is awesome! NoituLove2 is great and PixelJunk Eden is also very good. Gotta try the other games too.
PixelJunk Eden, what do you guys think of it? It's stylish and smooth as silk, quite enjoyable and tricky but the falls... Man, those high speed falls when you are at the top of the screen and you can catch anything. I suffer vertigo and, I can't explain why, the gravity+falls in this game truly made me a bit dizzy.
Minor gripe for an overall quite sweet game.
The bundle comes with the Alpha of Iconoclasts. No idea what that game is about either. Did anyone play it?
Buy it for me and I'll tell you =P
Greenius: Please, please, please, please, please don't you ever say that again. You can't imagine the amount of cool stuff that sadly isn't on Steam atm. In fact, if you give it a pass you might be effectively forfeiting it from coming to Steam in the first place! What we gotta do is to play the game and probably blabber around how we want it in the STEAMZ. DEM STEAM KEYZ ARE POWER.
Else, it'll be like Radian Games or Firebase Inc. who got rejected by Valve and that would suck :( (Hopefully they might be re-submitting, Radian Games are awesome, same for Firebase!)
Oh, GOG is having a sale as well! Plenty of neat stuff in there too.
Well for the previous Indie Bundles I bought I just downloaded the games and didn't bother with the Steam keys because I never used Steam back then. But now that I do it's nice just having everything all in one place :). I know I could always unofficially add it to Steam as a non-Steam game but I dunno... :/
Also it technically doesn't matter in this case because I still bought the game anyway. But then again it's not like I would've played it (or other games) anyway even if it came with a Steam key. Who plays games nowadays?! :P
Actually I did buy this one!
I usually ignore anything that isn't Humble Indie Bundle because the games generally don't interest me but I liked Auditorium on iOS so I bought it for that :). PixelJunk Eden was one of the very first games I wanted on PSN but never got. A friend gifted it to me a few weeks ago so I gifted it back to them. I haven't played the other 2 games but the goat one looked interesting, however, the lack of a Steam key for it means I'll give it a pass.