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Haven't been able to keep an eye on TAY today, but after a quick squiz there seems to be quite few newcomers making an appearance. Or have I not been paying attention?
Welcome newcomers. Prepare yourselves for...
*whispers* ... The Oar
I think the oar was lost.
...unless you happen to have found it?
F**k it, we need a new one.
To the FORGE!
Mum went to the Doctor today and we found out her Doctor is leaving =(
He helped her out when everyone else had given up on her. (Her liver Dr. said she'd be as good as dead, pretty much)
That's terrible news Scree. Have you asked them for a referral or at least some people who you can contact? Is there going to be a replacement in the same practice or will that be one of the ones who gave up on her?
It's alright, the one that gave up on her is no longer her doctor.
The one that is leaving helped so much, so we really want to thank him
Thought I'd inject some weird into this page:
apologies in advance for the coarse language, but WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST LOOK AT!?!?!?!?!
OK heres my train of though upon seeing that (ROT13'd so as to not spoil it for others) :
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I responded in very much the same way.
I... uh... what... don't... know... brain... can't... comprehend...
I've seen some odd things on the internet but I think this is definitely the weirdest.
That's messed up *deletes from history*
Hahaha! That's why I love the internet! Some absurdist performance / online installation piece?
Web design student project? David Thorne perhaps?
My favourite bit:
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That's by far the strangest thing I've seen in years o.0
Kinda reminds me of <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20020808195754/http://www.necrobabes.org/perroloco/LivestockInventory.html"
NSFW, you've been warned
fail, fail, fail...
I click on most links without reading them, cause why not?
Obviously that didn't work but after reading the title I'm glad it didn't :P
I had a feeling that there was something weird to see here, so I came back.
Also, how the hell did you find this site? What were you searching for??
My List of games I will say I will finish and then not actually play in Shameful July:
- Gravity Rush
- Legend of Heroes: TitS
- Corpse Party
- Demon's Souls
- Tales of Vesperia
- Shadows of the Damned
- Assassin's Creed Revelations
- El Shaddai
- Halo Anniversary
- Agarest / Agarest Zero
- Ar Tonelico Qoga
- Atelier Rorona / Totori / Meruru
- Dead Space
- Yakuza 3/4
- Neptunia / Mk II
- FF XIII / XIII-2
- Heavy Rain
My actual pile is huge but it's got a lot of games that I can safely say if I haven't touched them in 5+ years I'm not going to ever get to them so this is what I've whittled it down to. Thinking Darksiders and AssRev should get priority because there's sequels in the pipeline.
I hated Heavy Rain. It was a great story, but a terrible game. But you have got some pretty great games in that list.
Wow, that's certainly a list. I haven't played/don't own any of them, either.
Good luck to you, sir!
Been playing G Rush over the last few days. I got pretty absorbed by it.
It has it's dull moments, but other times you're just transfixed by it all.
Also, I tried paying it at 2am after a night of drinking. Not the best idea.
If you gun AC Revelations story missions you'll finish it easyily in 2-3 hours depending on how far in you are.
So I'm organising a community playdate kind of dealio for Minecraft: Xbox 360 edition. But this isn't for the faint of heart. This is war. The game is called Diamond Rush, and I'm planning on holding it on Saturday, June 30th, mid-afternoon (until however late it goes to decide a winner) on Xbox Live.
My Gamertag is TheLastQuestion for anyone who wants in.
I think I've said this before, but at the next brissy meat we nead to have two TVs, two xboxes, 8 controllers and minecraft. Playing diamond rush together like that would be pure chaos. >:D
OH HELL YES.
My aim for Shameless Gaming.
Metal Gear Solid 4
Shadows of the Damned
Shadow of the Colossus
There are others, but those are the main aim.
My aim for shameless gaming (so far)
Need For Speed High Stakes
I don't think I'll have my pc up and going for a while, so I'll just focus on my xbox games and the ones that'll work on my brother's 8yo pc.
I'm going to keep my goals realistic this year so my goal is to buy all the gaems!
That's a surprisingly realistic goal. I think everyone's going to accomplish this during Steam sales :P
Initial shameless gaming aims:
Start and Finish:
The Last Story
Bonus List From Glacing at the Shelf (and ignoring Steam at this stage)
Uncharted 1 & 2
Gears of War 1/2/3
No More Heroes 2
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Metroid Other M
... Yeah, Steam is too scary to look at.
No weekend long MC projects for you!
Good luck finishing Xenoblade in a month! It's a long'n! Some great games on that list though. LA Noire and Skyward Sword are great too!
About 70% of that... I can't be bothered putting 300+ games into one of those online tracking lists.
If I have to pick one that I want to knock off, I guess it'd be Alice: Madness Returns.
Do one colossus a night easy.
My Pile of Shame.
It's worse than I thought, damned Indie Bundles. Going to have to work out exactly what I will play for the month but my current plan is to try and finish:
- Dead Space
- Half Life 2 (including episodes 1 and 2)
- Starcraft (including Brood War)
- Shadow of the Colossus
It's going to be a busy month.
Actually looking very similar to mine up to the last page
You should put psychonauts on your list, only around 15 hrs and a great game. Or, you know, do what you want instead.
I am rather tempted. Darksiders might be subbed out for Psychonauts or something else depending on things and stuffs.
Mine is worse, but you already knew that :p
You haven't finished Half Life 2 & the episodes, you monster =(
They are most definitely first on my list for July. Going to power through them in a similar fashion to how I marathoned Uncharted 2. Just without the all-nighter.
Yeah they're pretty quick, especially the episode I supposedly took my time and only clocked 6 hours in each.
My Pile of Shame
While not all the games I havnt play/finished these are the ones I feel I should.
-Half Life 2 and its episodes
-PoP Warrior Within
-Shogun 2 Fall of the Samurai Pro Shogun campaign (only like 4 turns till I win anyway)
From the list I've only started GTA 4 and Shogun, and for my own reasons Im not looking foward to Portal 2 but feel I need to play it so people cant just say my opinion doesnt matter cause I havnt played the game (fair enough but dangit its justified)
Didn't like Portal?
You don't like Portal 2, you monster!
What weren't you keen on?
I liked Portal and Im sure Portal 2 is a fine game, but at the same time I cant stand the damn IP. I dont like saying this cause I think it sounds like im just a sheep to others ideas, but I have very similar attitude towards it as Yahtzee.
Seeing as everyone is posting their lists... Here's my entire pile of shame:
Metroid Other M (currently playing)
Fire Emblem Sacred Swords
Metal Gear Solid 3
Dillon's Rolling Western
PullBlox (a few puzzles left!)
Super Mario 3D Land
Assassins Creed 2 (probably won't play this. I found it boring :P)
Super Meat Boy
Red Dead Redemption
Little Big Planet
Start & Finish:
Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater
Metroid Prime 3
+ Plenty of Humble Bundle games
I'll probably finish off Other M first but I don't know where to go after that. I'll figure something out.
I couldnt put Mario 3D down, loved it.
RDR is awesome and you should feel shame for not having finished it 100%tothemaxkilledapackofbearswithaknife.
Actually Im jelous of your list cause I loved alot of the games one it.
I finished the first 8 worlds of 3D Land pretty quickly, but I got a bit burnt out playing through the post-game worlds. I'll finish them one day!
RDR was the same reason. I was right near the end as well!
I'd say it's worth finishing RDR for the ending. The later levels of 3D Land are some of the best except for the last level. It sucks :P
I already know what happens in the ending though (well, the main thing), so I'm not in a huge rush. It's been so long since I played the story last that it would take some getting used to. Not really up to starting over again at this point either :P
Ah then I wouldn't bother then. Psychonauts gets my vote then since it's also on my list and many others :P. We should all play it!
This comment will probably get lost, but damn Legend of Korra was good over the weekend.
I ended up focusing on animation, going on to watch superman vs the elite and also batman under the red hood again. I really enjoyed superman, and it had been a while since i watched under the red hood, I forgot how incredible it was, it shows everything good about Batman and really just blows me away.
Also, I started watching transformers prime after initially finding it a tad annoying and childish. After watching the end of season one and the beginning of season two i can say that it is far from childish.
On a tangent, a lot of cartoons these days seem to be aimed at adults. Thundercats, Young Justice, Legend of Korra, Transformers Prime, Under the Red Hood and Superman vs the Elite. Adult themes and ideas.
Korra was amazing. Damn things escalate quickly on that show. So many great moments.
YOU SHOULD TOTALLY CHECK OUT TRON UPRISING, IT'S AMAZING!
That's mine, even though it's currently an incomplete list.
I will try to finish skyward sword at least
I should mention that this is my pile of shame and it probably should've been a reply D=
Start with beyond good and evil, such a great game.
Then the other thing that caught my eye was Tenchu but I am not sure what the new versions are like, haven't played it since PSOne
Everyone's doing it and I want to fit in so:
GoW: Chains of Olympis
GoW: Ghost of Sparta
Alice: Madness Returns
Half Life 2
Start and finish:
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Modern Warfare 3
Other games I might try and knock off my list if I complete the above games:
Divinity 2: Ego Draconus
My prediction is that I'll finish zero of the above games.
So the Canberra Meat is this weekend right? If Blaghman (or anybody else knowledgable) is around, can I get some more details about it? Assuming there's room for me, of course. xD
I just want to know arriving/leaving times, what to bring, etc. I'm still weighing up whether to catch the bus or just drive as well, so what's the parking situation (or how do I get where I need to be from the bus station). Thank you muchly! Hopefully I can make it!
He posted his email in this or last week's TAY and said to email him for deets. Could always twitters/TS him though :)
Also thanks for the lift Powalen :D
Here we are:
Page 2 of this very TAY!
Someone's got to fill in for the Novahkiin while he's off galavanting around overseas. If you catch a plane to Sydney and then train it down to Wollongong, I'll give you a lift. How's that sound? :)
(Must have missed that notice D: To Twitter!)
So, I got some Nintendo presents last week - 3DS "Mario Hat" pouch and gold nunchuck.
Which reminded me I still have a stack of club nintendo cards on my desk.
I think the people that wanted/needed were Scree and Greenius? Please correct me below as needed. And if I was right, how many points do people need?
Yep, you were right. I technically don't need anything now but I'm low on points since buying the Gold Nunchuck a few months ago so I'll be happy to take any spares in case there's a new limited thing available. I recall scree and Chuloopa were about half way to getting the Nunchuck so they should get first dibs.
Partly because everyone's doing it, partly because the page is stagnant (or just post-to-refresh excuse) and partly because I actually want some valid input; I give you my Pile of Shame.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Oddworld: (all sans Abe's Oddysee)
The Binding of Isaac
the constituents of the SEGA Megadrive Ultimate Collection
Gears of War
Batman: Arkham City
(And because I haven't played the HD version yet) Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition
Suggestions on which ones I should attempt to knock over in between sleep/work/study?
I should probably add Diablo 3 to the list, as I'm yet to click ALL the things.
...or achieve a higher level than 16.
I guess I'll just comment on the ones I've played:
Limbo is short so might as well go for that, Psychonauts is good fun although I haven't beaten it yet myself, Darksiders is good and fairly short too (~10 hours), Gears is gears, Batman is awesomes!
Based on length I'd go Limbo/Gears at least because they're both around 5ish hours but based on the game itself Batman is probably the best thing in your list so get that out of the way and Psychonauts I guess because that's really good too.
Yeah, I'm thinking with time constraints the short ones are probably best (like me!) so cheers for that.
Okay, so far, I'll go with Limbo, Gears and either Darksiders or Psychonauts (I never really much enjoyed Darksiders for the 20 minutes or so I played, so it's more on my "get it out of the way as quickly as possible" list). I'd like to savour Batman some more, so I think I may dedicate some extra-extra-curricular time to it, outside of this.
There's something niggling in the back of my head saying "complete the Oddworld series" but I don't think I could put myself through that much simultaneous frustration.
I would have to agree with limbo, nice quick and easy but an enjoyable experience
Then Psychonauts simply because it is one of the best games ever made
Also, random complaint:
- Article about the Kickstarter and the shitposting and why it's bad: great
- Article about gamer culture and why it needs to change: great, sure
- Article about someone writing an article about the Kickstarter: uhm..sure. I guess.
- Article about the misandry Indie Go Go, ripping it to shreds: uhm, okay.
So the general story of the posts is that over sexualisation of women in video games is an issue we need to address, and it's deeply rooted in gaming culture.
Followed quickly by:
- Cosplay photos mostly of women in skimpy outfits, including one from "Erotic Cosplay"
- Article about the new Black Widow figurine, primarily due to it being modelled after an attractive lady
- Article about "Street Fighter: Where are they now?" - lead image? Cammy crawling around in a sexually charged picture
.....what the hell? I don't mind if you go either way, but you can't rant and rave about a cultural issue stereotyping women in games and demand change, and then post articles focused on boobs.
DID SOMEONE SAY 'BOOBS'?!
There's three boobs in this comment thread.
You're a boob.
No, you are the one who is boob-like.
BUT I JUST WANTED TO MOTORBOAT YOU!!!
If you're boob-like you can motorboat yourself. PROBLEM SOLVED.
...did we just over-engineer masturbation with male mammary oral stimulus?
And yeah, that's a big part of the problem and also why some people don't take it seriously. If you're going to take a stand, take a stand. Don't try and pander to both sides, you'll just cheapen your voice and neither side will end up believing a word you say.
I know there is a topic for this but
Three cheers for R18 passing parliment!!
Manhunt HD. I'm praying.
Hoorah! Hoorah! Hoorah! \o/\o/\o/
Late to the Potaku party but I just finished listening to episode 2. I won't clog your twitter feeds again but good job lads, I'll check out 3 tomorrow night :)
The crickets at Doc's(?) MGS2 Raiden comment was so funny. The Twilight Princess announcement trailer always stands out to me as a Zelda fanboy. I lost my shit as a kid when I first saw that and it seems like everyone else did too. Whenever I need a quick laugh, watching it on YouTube and hearing the crowd go nuts always puts a smile on my face :).
E3 and other conferences really need to go back to the bomb dropping and surprises, it's what makes them great. Otherwise everyone should just do their own conferences (ala Nintendo and their recent conferences) because these big ones are just becomming redundant...
People are posting their shame piles, so:
start and finish Oddworld: Strangers Wrath
Saints Row 3 (coming in the mail this week)
Final Fantasy XIII
Not even touching PC, but if I finish all of the above I'll try to finish The Witcher.
Damn, Oddworld strangers wrath is awesome, adding it to my pile
I'm in the process of finishing that one as well.
I believe Cakesmith was organising a Melbourne meat for Dark Knight Rises at imax?
Is that still a thing? I was told today that I have too much leave accrued at work and I have to take 2 weeks before the end of July. So I'm free from the 15th to the 30th. Yeah, it's harsh, I know :p
This means that I can both:
a) work on my pile of shame, and
b) probably make it to Batman meat according to the dates on the Imax website (depending on session times and public transport)
Funniest thing I've heard all day.
Even funnier if you're a Sly Cooper fan.
Mm. Good night TAY. I've finished the transcripts for my interviews from Supanova and they should be up tomorrow night. The Jennifer Hale one made me super emotional because she was so lovely <3
F4ction, remember our Idea for building a house?
I'm thinking much like this but to motorbike scale.
Aleph's tips for proper day-to-day function, #34;
4.5 hours sleep is not enough. Substitute with caffeine for temporary solution.
Woke up this morning not feeling entirely inhuman. That's a nice change.
Was running late but a bus showed up at my stop pretty much immediately. Transferred to another bus, as usual, working on the assumption that any bus saying City-Valley would drop me off roughly outside work. That logic has been working for me for a while now. Has only failed me once.
Now it has failed me twice.
Also, the driver shut the door on me when I was getting on. Not stopping me from getting on. Physically closing the door on me as I was stepping on. Trying to grab me in their glassy embrace or some nonsense.