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  1. Crimrui
    2011-11-03 18:40
    Hey thanks for the list man. Gonna grab Disgaea 4 and Eternal Sonata soon enough. Started Uncharted 2 today. It's a-w-e-s-o-m-e!!! ^^
  2. Echoes
    2011-11-03 07:46
    Didn't know that, don't really know much about him at all except for his Urkel role.

    Yeah, it's far from perfect. I'm not expecting perfection from any law, we can only do the best with the cruddy circumstances we're given, but I think we should be able to do a little better than this. I understand being soft on crime, but three years; that's just not right.

    There are some people who just don't have an interest in video games, and sometimes I wish I was one of them. They're such a time-sink. But some of my best experiences have been with video games, and when done right, they allow for such incredibly immersive storytelling. I guess online gaming is what I don't have much use for any longer, I still like a good story told through a video game. Not to mention that some of the best horror experiences I've had (my favorite genre) have been video games. In the end, they're like anything else I suppose. Some of them absolutely fantastic and praiseworthy, most of them not. :P

    I haven't had much experience with board-games except for the basic ones I played growing up, but it's something I would love to do if I had someone to play with consistently. Problem is, they're so freakin' expensive! The good ones, that is. I'm not going to shell out a huge sum for a game I'll get to play twice a year, you know? A friend I see far too seldom has a great Lovecraft theme board game where you have to work together as players to stop the oncoming threat; that was a lot of fun to play, but I've only tried it twice so far.

    It's usually not this bad, but this week it's been just randomly shutting off all of a sudden. Drives me up the wall, but hopefully it'll stop in not too long. Layton is a lot of fun. I'm almost 7 hours in now, and have solved lots of puzzles. That "tower" is pretty ominous, I'm anxious to see what it's all about.

    Congrats. I don't know him, but I've seen his posts around the forum. I thought of something I might want to write too, so maybe I'll get on that in the not too-distant future. :P
  3. Echoes
    2011-11-03 06:08
    Certainly a convincing actor from what I've seen.

    I understand that very well. I'm more inclined to outright rage and subsequent frustration when I think or read about that sort of stuff, although revulsion is certainly a bit part of it as well. I read the newspaper walking down the street just now. Assault rapist out after three years. Three fuckin' years... and now he's out on the street again, probably doing the same thing again soon enough. That frustrates me to no end.

    Not at all. It might not even be the best word to use. A lot of people consider it a negative thing, and maybe it is. I think the label is being diluted now that things that used to be nerdy, like video games, are completely mainstream anyway. Now you're weirder if you don't play video games.

    If there's that little willingness to focus among them, board games, and certainly role-playing games don't seem like they would work. There has to be some enthusiasm and willingness to focus your mind on the thing you're doing if you are to engage in that sort of hobby. Maybe they will eventually become more willing to focus on something like that, or maybe it's just not their kind of thing permanent.

    Sorry about taking my time with this reply, my connection is being difficult this week, going in and out, so I just gave up. Did give me time to play a little more Layton, though.
  4. Echoes
    2011-11-02 06:40
    Ah, that's right, he wasn't originally a character on the show. I had forgotten about that.

    How poetic. Sad, but true. The mob mentality is a fearsome beast. Put people who have even the slightest propensity for violence in one, and you've got a disaster on your hand before you can say "multiple stab wounds."

    I don't necessarily consider nerdy a bad thing. It has a pejorative connotation, but I don't mind being called/labeled a nerd.

    That's an ever-present challenge when it comes to games like these; lack of focus. When you're playing for a whole evening, it's inevitable that the focus drifts to something else now and then. I try to be permissive when this happens. I generally just sit silently and wait it out, if they don't stop babbling after 5 minutes, I intervene. Otherwise, I just wait and they'll exhaust whatever topic they drifted to. Jokes are much the same. I allow for out-of-character jokes, but if it gets out of hand, I'll give them a little nudge or friendly reprimand. :P
  5. Kev-kun
    2011-11-02 05:34
    Huh really? I thought Europe don't even celebrate Halloween... Well that's new I'm not really used to the so called 'Halloween atmosphere' and I'm not even sure if I'm scared of 'scary' things

    Yeah there's stuff like the intonation of how you speak one word... And I think they say that one word/radical has five meanings Yeah the 'Old' English is quite complicated for us modern people Unfortunately I have to know it for my English exam >.<

    Haha guess so. Wow that's like... ages away? I wouldn't mind using a tablet, but adapting to it would be rather difficult... And games would be 'revolutionised' in a sense... BTW what does 'E3' mean? Not familiar...

    It's known as a simulator isn't it? So it depicts like reality dating in a game or something? HAHA visual novels eh? How's he gonna carry a computer to a classroom?

    Well she looks CUTE!!! But this is adorable too!! . Thats cool, 25 eps of awesomeness! Um for Working!! I think its ongoing...

    Haha true I guess... MORE VARIETY!!!
  6. Echoes
    2011-11-02 04:48
    Might have to take a look sometime... or at least rewatch that video.

    Reminds me of something I saw when those riots were going on in England earlier this year. Some exchange student (I think) had been punched in the face. He didn't know what was going on and was bleeding all over the place. So one huge guy pretends to help him, while another guy goes behind him and robs his bag. There was a video of it and everything; makes you sick.

    Just saying in general. It's definitely a nerdy hobby, I'm not denying that, but I think it gets painted with a bit too broad of a brush often. Like anything else, it's a matter of degree.
    I was a little nervous about it the first time I led a session, because you do need to be in control at all times. You need to memorize most of the rules for situations, have monsters and NPCs, names and contingency plans ready at your finger-tips. But the people I play with aren't hardcore about it, so the pressure is more on making things enjoyable than getting everything letter-perfect to the finest detail. It's not something I think I would enjoy doing with people I didn't already know, though.

    It can be incredibly fun, I generally think it's an awesome experience, but it's all up to the players, and even more-so, the Dungeon Master, to make it so. If you don't put in the effort, you'll get nothing out of it. In that sense, it's like most other things. What makes it great, I think, is that it's much like reading a book. When I describe a building, a room or roleplay an NPC, everyone makes up their own impressions of what said thing is like in their mind, and gets something different out of it. That's also one of its weaknesses. If you're not a person who can, or likes, to use your imagination in that way, then the game is never going to work for you.
  7. Echoes
    2011-11-02 04:07
    As for Urkel, yeah, I know the character. I've seen among others, James Rofle's top 20 Urkel Moments, and some of them were pretty crazy as I recall. :P

    Crimes where you go after someone like that are just inexcusable. The man can't walk, can hardly move, can't even function without assistants, and you walk up and steal his stuff while he lies there staring at you. Only a true psychopath could do that, for you would have to be devoid of empathy. Of course, that applies to a lot of crime.

    I'd love to elaborate on my roleplaying. I think it's something that sounds very weird if you've never tried it. It's not as crazy or ultra-nerdy as it sounds, the three people I play with are well adjusted, much more-so than me, and it's just a good time; nothing too serious.

    I host sessions in Dungeons and Dragons where I run the game (i.e. play the role of the "Dungeon Master"), around every other month, more often when possible, but it's hard to get everyone together for a full evening. Since it's a pen and paper style game, where combat is done with dice and choices, the rest is pretty much up to me. I design adventures, worlds, settings, towns, NPCs, you name it. Sometimes that involves puzzles you have to solve or riddles you have to crack to progress. Just an example from the last adventure I designed. It was the tomb of a Lich, where every room was modeled with the theme of one of the Zodiac signs. (The Virgo being the kidnapped woman they were looking for, Sagittarius being malevolent centaurs ect.), and at the end, there's a riddle I designed where you have to place a disk of each sign in the correct position with the help of a list of poetic clues. It was fun seeing them go through the thing; they didn't figure out it was Zodiac-themed until the eight room.

    It's a great creative outlet for me, since you're creating a setting; a world. Or at least bits and pieces of it, as more and more unfolds with each session.
  8. Echoes
    2011-11-02 03:30
    Oh, I'm pretty bad at theoretical math too. But practical math, the kind of stuff you can do without formulas, with just a note or in your head, that I think I'm pretty decent at. I love riddles too, though, I'm always on the lookout for good ones for my roleplaying actually, so I might find some good ones to use in Layton.

    I've only caught a couple of episodes of that, I never had the channel it aired on growing up.

    I expect violence, rape and general trash behavior, but robbing someone who can't move? You got to be pretty fucking low to pull that. I don't even expect that from most criminals.
  9. Echoes
    2011-11-02 02:34
    I feel the math problems have been the easiest to solve thus far, and I like that, because I've been struggling with a few of the other ones.

    It's hard to describe how great Seinfeld is in words, but I'll try. The humor is extremely well written, with jokes that are hilarious without ever feeling forced or tacked on, and it always ties together very well. Each episode stands on its own. But most of all, the characters are sublime. Some of the funniest characters in all of fiction, no question about it. Its unique approach to humor is still unmatched, I don't think there will ever be another Kramer or another George. Lastly, it's very refreshing that the show can be funny without resorting to anything ridiculous. With very few exceptions, the show is down to earth and about the little things, and the characters' chemistry do the work.

    Yeah, better safe than sorry. I'm usually trying not to let that kind of stuff get to me; I walk the streets at 4 am if I feel like it, but I'm having more trepidation about it. A woman got knocked out with a glass bottle so hard the bottle broke for saying no to two men who asked her if she wanted drugs not too far from here. Yesterday a handicapped, paralyzed man got robbed on the street. How fucked up is that?
  10. Echoes
    2011-11-02 01:18
    I like wordplay too, and math, because I feel like that's the one I'm generally strongest at.

    I hate sitcoms, but there's one exception, and that's Seinfeld. The only non-animated television comedy that I love.

    Hopefully it's just the police being prudent with what they are letting out. They often choose to err on the side of caution and not say anything until they're completely sure.

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