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  Topic: I can't stop listening
GSL

Replies: 1082
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PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:54 pm   Subject: I can't stop listening
Coheed and Cambria aren't too indie, they're just too shit.
Well there you go, then. Don't mind me, just trying to join in on the discussion with my shit tastes.
  Topic: the war against anonymous (metal gear gameboy color)
GSL

Replies: 19
Views: 11275

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:02 am   Subject: the war against anonymous (metal gear gameboy color)
We need to do a profile feature on Nintondo and their CEO, Satoro Iwota. He would be a gap-toothed smelly oik wearing an Iwata wig and glasses.
What's an oik?
  Topic: I can't stop listening
GSL

Replies: 1082
Views: 483520

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:06 pm   Subject: I can't stop listening
So yesterday I sort of wet myself a little when I found that "The Running Free," the first single from Coheed and Cambria's upcoming album, was up on iTunes. I loathe iTunes too, but in a profound we ...
  Topic: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
GSL

Replies: 1106
Views: 539148

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:51 am   Subject: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
I met William Gibson today
GODDAMN YOU SERGEI, STRAIGHT TO HELL! YOU HAVE TAKEN ALL THAT I HAVE TO LIVE FOR FROM ME!

But uh, anyways. I'm like 3/4 of the way through Spook Country, and while I'd ...
  Topic: ScummVM
GSL

Replies: 26
Views: 13419

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:17 pm   Subject: ScummVM
Holy wow, they've added support for, like, a bunch of Sierra titles to ScummVM!

Unfortunately, the two King's Quest titles I own, V and VI, are conspicuously absent. Does anyone know of an interpr ...
  Topic: YOU'RE THAT CREEP, NOIMAN CASCADE (midboss thread)
GSL

Replies: 45
Views: 27010

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:40 pm   Subject: YOU'RE THAT CREEP, NOIMAN CASCADE (midboss thread)
Heh, geeky enough to get it. And also the ship you're flying (heh, thought it was "E-wing" but I guess not... but "V-wing" seems to have been then later grabbed by some of the prequels...)
Geek Alert ...
  Topic: YOU'RE THAT CREEP, NOIMAN CASCADE (midboss thread)
GSL

Replies: 45
Views: 27010

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:46 am   Subject: YOU'RE THAT CREEP, NOIMAN CASCADE (midboss thread)
Taking out that Star Destroyer in Rogue Squadron 2: the geek fanboy in me knew it shouldn't be "possible", the pure fanboy in me just didn't care. The sense of scale was astounding, twisting around to ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
GSL

Replies: 4229
Views: 1554037

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:06 am   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
So about all I have time for anymore is putting in a couple of hours on the DS as I'm lying in bed at night. Sad? Probably.

I've been switching between Hoshigami Remix and Konami Classics: Arcade ...
  Topic: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
GSL

Replies: 1106
Views: 539148

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:49 pm   Subject: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
Well yeah, I get that, but when I've got people unfamiliar with my literary tastes telling me repeatedly I need to read something that almost runs contrary to said tastes, I get a little hostile about ...
  Topic: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
GSL

Replies: 1106
Views: 539148

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:19 pm   Subject: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
i think her reading some fan community stuff effectively killed a lot of the enthusiasm she felt.
That's pretty much what killed it for me, way back when the second book came out. And it wasn't even ...
  Topic: Roger Ebert reminds us once again who decides what art is
GSL

Replies: 48
Views: 25163

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:10 pm   Subject: Roger Ebert reminds us once again who decides what art is
The argument is, how much control can you give to the player before you're no longer able to make an artistic statement? Ebert suggests zero, but he's clearly out of his fucking mind. He posits some ...
  Topic: Roger Ebert reminds us once again who decides what art is
GSL

Replies: 48
Views: 25163

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:29 pm   Subject: Roger Ebert reminds us once again who decides what art is
That's what really bugs me about the whole thing, I suppose, is Ebert's lack of willingness to engage any of the more reasoned responses on the subject. He just sits back and says, "I'm Roger Ebert, ...
  Topic: Roger Ebert reminds us once again who decides what art is
GSL

Replies: 48
Views: 25163

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:44 am   Subject: Roger Ebert reminds us once again who decides what art is
(Hint: It's Roger Ebert).

I know the "Roger Ebert thinks games aren't art" thing has been done to death here, and generally results in the usual wankery over Ico or Shadow of the Colossus (not that ...
  Topic: Rabbits!
GSL

Replies: 13
Views: 7081

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:08 pm   Subject: Rabbits!
Get yourself a couple of decent coyotes and your rabbit problem is good as gone.
  Topic: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
GSL

Replies: 664
Views: 359587

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:06 pm   Subject: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
I don't suppose anyone has Contra EX or Yggrda Union on the GBA that they'd be willing to trade for real goods or Paypal monies?
  Topic: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
GSL

Replies: 1106
Views: 539148

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:05 pm   Subject: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
I wonder if he ever set out to do that in the first place.
  Topic: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
GSL

Replies: 1106
Views: 539148

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:46 pm   Subject: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
Stop complaining. Just read it and pass it on.
  Topic: The Obsolete Non-PC/Mac Computer Thread
GSL

Replies: 16
Views: 7328

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:22 am   Subject: The Obsolete Non-PC/Mac Computer Thread
Sweet pictures! You're like the only other person I know that has an American MSX machine. I've got the CX5M, but unfortunately with no disk drive and being on the bottom of the MSX world as far as ...
  Topic: Big Effen Playgrounds
GSL

Replies: 27
Views: 13641

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:19 pm   Subject: Big Effen Playgrounds
That sounds great, but I've always shied away from the Ultima games because I assume they're 'landlord-a-flagon-of-your-finest-ale' charmless and dorky.
The main Ultima series, yes. However, the two ...
  Topic: Big Effen Playgrounds
GSL

Replies: 27
Views: 13641

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:47 am   Subject: Big Effen Playgrounds
Do Morrowind or the Ultima Underworlds games have interesting ways to travel? What I have always liked about Mario 64 is that there are interesting ways of getting from place to place.
The Ultima Un ...
  Topic: Big Effen Playgrounds
GSL

Replies: 27
Views: 13641

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:47 pm   Subject: Big Effen Playgrounds
Ultima Underworlds I and II.
  Topic: Edge's top 100 games list
GSL

Replies: 119
Views: 51213

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:25 am   Subject: Edge's top 100 games list
As long as we're slaying sacred cows, Ocarina of Time is just not that fucking good. Italicised for emphasis. I remember the first time I played the game at its release, and I just couldn't quite ge ...
  Topic: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
GSL

Replies: 664
Views: 359587

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:40 pm   Subject: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
Hey Shaper, what are you looking for in trade for Red Steel, assuming Cycle doesn't want it?

I traded in my copy for Twilight Princess as it seemed to be the game to get at the time; like every oth ...
  Topic: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
GSL

Replies: 1106
Views: 539148

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:38 pm   Subject: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
Recently, I started Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, but I have the sinking feeling that it's not worth reading. I still like it, although sometimes I feel that the precious few books ...
  Topic: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
GSL

Replies: 664
Views: 359587

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:16 am   Subject: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
I very much appreciate you (and Shaper) sending money orders. The stuff I sold on ebay had about $4-6 taken out from ebay and paypal fees. Considering I sold 5 items via ebay, I just tossed away about ...
  Topic: JLPT Study Materials
GSL

Replies: 31
Views: 18819

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:01 am   Subject: JLPT Study Materials
By one and a half percent! Oh fuck me I suck! Well, that's the last test I ever take.
Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

Wow, that's reallly lousy luck! It's kindof like how I missed getting 100% o ...
  Topic: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
GSL

Replies: 664
Views: 359587

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:58 pm   Subject: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
So ryan's an awesome person and the beatmania arrived (a while ago, actually!) completely unscathed and very wonderful. Everyone, please buy things from him!

I'm getting a bit nervous about that m ...
  Topic: Lestrade
GSL

Replies: 952
Views: 525163

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:00 am   Subject: Lestrade
Good luck with that?
  Topic: A line is drawn (inspired by the PSA thread)
GSL

Replies: 30
Views: 15427

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:00 pm   Subject: A line is drawn (inspired by the PSA thread)
I hear that in the UK, it's a no-no to go bragging to people about the good deal you just got on a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_pack]fanny pack down at the shops. Something about a slight ...
  Topic: A line is drawn (inspired by the PSA thread)
GSL

Replies: 30
Views: 15427

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:12 pm   Subject: A line is drawn (inspired by the PSA thread)
Wow, that map is interesting! I just figured all of Oregon called it 'pop' because that's the only term anyone I knew ever used. But now I happen to live in one of the two counties where it's called ...
  Topic: I can't stop listening
GSL

Replies: 1082
Views: 483520

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:46 am   Subject: I can't stop listening
A Less Than Jake album (Pezcore) showed up in the box, actually. So far my favorites are Potshot, King Apparatus, and the Blue Meanies. Also MU330's live album fucking rules. The deal was advertised i ...
  Topic: A Public Service Announcement
GSL

Replies: 19
Views: 15344

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:12 am   Subject: A Public Service Announcement
No shit, those things are called bubblers as well? I've never heard that, just 'bong' or when someone's trying to make stoner paraphernalia sound dignified, 'water pipe'.

Maybe that's why announci ...
  Topic: A Public Service Announcement
GSL

Replies: 19
Views: 15344

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:20 pm   Subject: A Public Service Announcement
I think, to a certain extent, the concept of a 100% correct pronunciations in the English language is a bit of a fallacy.

References to bubblers always confuse the people around me. That and my in ...
  Topic: I can't stop listening
GSL

Replies: 1082
Views: 483520

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:54 pm   Subject: I can't stop listening
I got a box of 25 cds for $25 from Asian Man Records and I'm slowly working through it. Some of it is shit, a lot of it is good, and I'm glad I developed a taste for ska. I'll probably write short rev ...
  Topic: A Public Service Announcement
GSL

Replies: 19
Views: 15344

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:46 pm   Subject: A Public Service Announcement
psa: bagel is pronounced BAY-GEL not BAG-EL. some people don't know that.

People always give me shit about how I pronounce 'bagel' (bęgəl), which I always blamed on my mother's Wisconsin accen ...
  Topic: Official TGQ Virtual Console And Live Arcade Games Thread
GSL

Replies: 977
Views: 435017

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:00 pm   Subject: Official TGQ Virtual Console And Live Arcade Games Thread
Slightly irrelevant and offtopic, but for Nintendo64 games where the whole 'gun' shape of the controller isn't an issue (i.e. NOT Perfect Dark or 007) I've found the [url=http://www.hori.jp/img/produc ...
  Topic: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
GSL

Replies: 1106
Views: 539148

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:26 pm   Subject: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
I just finished Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 as part of a course I'm taking on the American novel after 1900. This is the third of five books we've got lined out; the remaining two are title ...
  Topic: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
GSL

Replies: 664
Views: 359587

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:24 am   Subject: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
I don't have have Warhammer for a trade (unless by 'Warhammer 40K' you really mean ' a Neo Geo Pocket Color and a handful of games'); what were you hoping to get for the beatmania set in terms of Real ...
  Topic: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
GSL

Replies: 664
Views: 359587

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:14 am   Subject: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
BeatMania (uhhh I have no clue on the version - whatever was released here about 7 months ago)
On a scale of one to ten, my interest in beatmania is a 17, which is a lot.

Provided, of course, tha ...
  Topic: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
GSL

Replies: 1106
Views: 539148

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:49 pm   Subject: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
I'm just wondering: Does Gibson still have some bite? Or has his work become defanged like so many other sci-fi writers gone mainstream?
I never quite considered Gibson so much a writer with bite as ...
  Topic: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
GSL

Replies: 1106
Views: 539148

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:58 am   Subject: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
Speaking of: Is Pattern Recognition worth a yay or nay?
I vote yay, but I'm a bit of a Gibson fanboy so take from that what you will. It's quite different from any of his other novels as he really m ...
  Topic: Konami hates Castlevania fans
GSL

Replies: 35
Views: 17832

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:09 pm   Subject: Konami hates Castlevania fans
How are you not getting CD quality audio on the PSP?
Because it's still compressed under UMD's ATRAC3plus codec.
  Topic: Konami hates Castlevania fans
GSL

Replies: 35
Views: 17832

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:40 pm   Subject: Konami hates Castlevania fans
Anyways, if anything Konami hated us yesterday when they weren't bringing it out at all. Logically, the fact that they're releasing it at all means they don't hate us any more.

But if you disagree ...
  Topic: Konami hates Castlevania fans
GSL

Replies: 35
Views: 17832

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:55 pm   Subject: Konami hates Castlevania fans
Well, I suppose it depends on your position. If you're a PSP owner, then it's obvious that Konami loves you enough to not only give you a port of Symphony of the Night, but both the original and a 3D ...
  Topic: is this for real?
GSL

Replies: 87
Views: 41633

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:39 pm   Subject: is this for real?
Because fighting games and classic French literature are a match made in heaven, y'all might find Les Mis-inspired pugilism. Here's the [url=http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?id=5176]Underdogs l ...
  Topic: Redescovering the GameCube via Wii
GSL

Replies: 72
Views: 33991

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:26 pm   Subject: Redescovering the GameCube via Wii
We all know turning your CRT TV on its side to play games in cocktail mode fucks them up

Actually not! Turn the TV off, unplug it, and let it sit for about ten minutes. Rotate it to its side, let ...
  Topic: Redescovering the GameCube via Wii
GSL

Replies: 72
Views: 33991

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:45 am   Subject: Redescovering the GameCube via Wii
Am I too late to weigh in?

I second all mentions of Resident Evil 4 and just want to say that I found Tales of Symphonia to be quite fun as well, especially if you have someone else to play the bat ...
  Topic: the issue of ecstatic faith
GSL

Replies: 50
Views: 23263

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:12 am   Subject: the issue of ecstatic faith
The only place that stem cells would be/are grabbed from are failed but fertalized invitro fertalization. So... while "aborted" may be technically correct, when a egg is fertalized invitro they do lik ...
  Topic: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
GSL

Replies: 1106
Views: 539148

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:03 am   Subject: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
The first Matrix film was cool because, hey, live-action anime, albeit ripping off The Invisibles shamelessly. After that, it went right to their heads.
I always thought of it as stealing from Neurom ...
  Topic: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
GSL

Replies: 1106
Views: 539148

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:09 pm   Subject: Shin Reading Thread Gaiden
It isn't. The comic is a Thatcher-era parable. The movie a NO BLOOD FOR OIL BUSH DID 9/11 screed.

That's what put me off the most about the movie, actually. I didn't mind it as a whole and enjoyed ...
 
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