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  Topic: The world needs the Gamer's Quarter.
kirkjerk

Replies: 2
Views: 4652

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:03 pm   Subject: The world needs the Gamer's Quarter.
Not very often Sad
  Topic: Graveyard of Honor: A Tribute to the Gamer's Quarter
kirkjerk

Replies: 26
Views: 20154

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:50 pm   Subject: Graveyard of Honor: A Tribute to the Gamer's Quarter
You know, one random thing that I secretly suspect is more than just symbolic about TGQ vs SB?

TGQ is white with black test, and by default SB is the opposite.

I don't know how people deal with ...
  Topic: Graveyard of Honor: A Tribute to the Gamer's Quarter
kirkjerk

Replies: 26
Views: 20154

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:17 am   Subject: Graveyard of Honor: A Tribute to the Gamer's Quarter
Man.
I keep thinking about the piece I had in mind, about how I did a homebrew original Atari 2600 game around the same time my marriage was (unbeknownst to me) heading into the rocks, and if there ...
  Topic: games outside the games thread? (mercs 2)
kirkjerk

Replies: 1
Views: 4648

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:13 pm   Subject: games outside the games thread? (mercs 2)
Did we once have a "games you make yourself out of an existing game" thread?

Here's stuff for it from Mercenaries 2:
http://www.pandemicstudios.com/community/viewtopic.php?id=26131
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
kirkjerk

Replies: 4229
Views: 1553980

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:21 am   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Transformers 2 was pretty decent.
  Topic: Happy Birthday, APM!
kirkjerk

Replies: 8
Views: 9303

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:34 pm   Subject: Happy Birthday, APM!
[url=http://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/287#comment-1634]I've pointed this out before but your single-eybrow raising ability is frightening.
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
kirkjerk

Replies: 4229
Views: 1553980

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:50 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Just got through gta4:the lost and damned.

Killing people got to be a chore. Still a helluva city, though.

Also I'm kind of grinding through Wario World but stopped liking it a number of levels ...
  Topic: the eternal future tense of wikipedia game pages
kirkjerk

Replies: 1
Views: 4958

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:30 am   Subject: the eternal future tense of wikipedia game pages
I've noticed an odd phenomenon...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banjo-Threeie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gears_of_war_2

In both cases there's a lot of speculation and expectation that's never ...
  Topic: if doing your taxes was a game
kirkjerk

Replies: 6
Views: 6789

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:23 am   Subject: if doing your taxes was a game
on the other hand you have to live on a fucking boat. (i know someone who was living on the gowanus canal. it smells bad in the middle of winter.)
"even in the middle of winter, (worse during the su ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
kirkjerk

Replies: 4229
Views: 1553980

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:19 am   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Retro Game Challenge!
  Topic: The Backloggery.com
kirkjerk

Replies: 14
Views: 11553

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:56 am   Subject: The Backloggery.com
I've been doing the same thing for games, books, movies, and videos for the past 8 years in my own little online db.

Which one is worth mirroring the game part on?
  Topic: Select Button's Bakedown Competition
kirkjerk

Replies: 4
Views: 5760

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:58 am   Subject: Select Button's Bakedown Competition
Jeez. i wasn't paying attention and like totally missed this.

or maybe I heard the term bakedown but didn't realize it was IC/SB related.
  Topic: What's Wrong with Resistance?
kirkjerk

Replies: 4
Views: 6325

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:57 am   Subject: What's Wrong with Resistance?
My gaming buddy picked up Resistance 'cause it was cheap and in general he's feeling his PS3 is underutilized.

Admittedly we only played the first level, and I saw on Wikipedia that after that it ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
kirkjerk

Replies: 4229
Views: 1553980

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:57 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
After a bit too long of mostly watching my gaming buddy play Fallout 3 tonight we're going to revisit Earth Defense Force 2017.

Such an awesome dumb game.
  Topic: Level of the Year
kirkjerk

Replies: 26
Views: 18448

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:14 pm   Subject: Level of the Year
I wanted to pick something from Banjo -Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts.
Maybe that one level where you have to keep pool ballls away from Gruntilda.
  Topic: Ahh!! Magazines!
kirkjerk

Replies: 29
Views: 18914

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:18 pm   Subject: Ahh!! Magazines!
The Banjo reviews are really upsetting. It's probably pretty representative of how people might think of the game though. I showed it to Matt and he shrugged at the bad controls and got annoyed that y ...
  Topic: Ahh!! Magazines!
kirkjerk

Replies: 29
Views: 18914

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:38 am   Subject: Ahh!! Magazines!
Hadn't really looked at metacritic.
The cognitive dissonance between the quoted excerpt and the numerical score is kind of funny.

Or maybe it's my irritation at reviewers who don't "get" Banjo-Ka ...
  Topic: Yelp and NGJ
kirkjerk

Replies: 8
Views: 7650

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:23 pm   Subject: Yelp and NGJ
Just my thoughts. But it boils down to "trashy writing is trashy writing."
True enough.
It might be a domain issue though.
I guess gaming *could* get into chest thumping "MAN I ROCK AT VIDEO GAMES ...
  Topic: Yelp and NGJ
kirkjerk

Replies: 8
Views: 7650

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:20 pm   Subject: Yelp and NGJ
I was thinking about how uneven Yelp is... so many of the entries say more about the reviewer than the place reviewed. Reviews of tattoo parlors that are all "let me tell you about my tattoos" and bar ...
  Topic: dhex
kirkjerk

Replies: 2377
Views: 826947

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:44 pm   Subject: dhex
i would have said the annoying woman from seinfeld but then had to add a OH YEAH THEY WERE ALL ANNOYING WOMEN and throw in a few elbows to the rib just in case the joke hadn't taken hold.
I was kind ...
  Topic: dhex
kirkjerk

Replies: 2377
Views: 826947

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:12 pm   Subject: dhex
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/24/us/24sex.html?em

banging for jesus.
Is that Sigourney Weaver in the front row?
  Topic: dhex
kirkjerk

Replies: 2377
Views: 826947

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:55 am   Subject: dhex
it's kinda ondcp-ish. since when do eggs bleed? who's dumb enough to actually get sucked into this?

ON THE OTHER HAND

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/20/sarah-palin-holds-news-co_n_145375. ...
  Topic: Authentic Videogame Link Dump Thread (news?)
kirkjerk

Replies: 1215
Views: 470253

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:53 am   Subject: Authentic Videogame Link Dump Thread (news?)
What time of day/week is the KotMK for them downunder folk, anyway?
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
kirkjerk

Replies: 65
Views: 45866

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:43 am   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
So what are the rules for this game in terms of split screen and online modes, for 360?

It has 2 player only split screen? can those 2 players than connect online?
  Topic: Retro games?
kirkjerk

Replies: 48
Views: 30243

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:39 pm   Subject: Retro games?
OK, this post wasn't as entertaining as I had envisioned.
Probably twice as aspergers-y, though!
Yeah, I wonder if I'm using the term too loosely, but still.

Retrogaming seems to bring out that k ...
  Topic: Retro games?
kirkjerk

Replies: 48
Views: 30243

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:17 pm   Subject: Retro games?
I'd like to get the Apple II version of Prince of Persia to work. Sad
I really want to see side 2 of Karateka.

Kirk, you should see the horrific daisy chain of automatic RF switches
I could imagi ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
kirkjerk

Replies: 4229
Views: 1553980

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:11 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Wow, just when I worry that I'm a little odd for wanting to go back to Star Fox... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCh1a6kkjto&fmt=18
  Topic: Retro games?
kirkjerk

Replies: 48
Views: 30243

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:00 pm   Subject: Retro games?
I'm a little amused, and alarmed, as the Atari 2600's TV connection gets more and more out of date.

Most "properly" (and interference-y) it goes to a switchbox that you screw in to where the antenn ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
kirkjerk

Replies: 4229
Views: 1553980

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:54 am   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
I went back to Star Fox: Assault.
(This probably causes Dess to weep hot tears for the Starfox 2 that never quite was)

I wanted to see how that game and "Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 2" looked on my ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
kirkjerk

Replies: 4229
Views: 1553980

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:37 am   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
I have to get the memory expansion for the system, and when I do, you bet I'm going to strap my arms and legs down and try to play even an hour of Donkey Kong 64. We'll see how far I get before my hea ...
  Topic: Retro games?
kirkjerk

Replies: 48
Views: 30243

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:56 am   Subject: Retro games?

I think it was in my bathroom for a while.

I don't remember liking it that much. It didn't do that much of that recontextualizing of games that I dig.
  Topic: dhex
kirkjerk

Replies: 2377
Views: 826947

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:27 pm   Subject: dhex
it's almost like a twitter account for the stupidest pile of nonsense you could throw together.

shorter version: twitter.
For some reason I quoted this exchange and the "stupidest pile of nonsense ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
kirkjerk

Replies: 4229
Views: 1553980

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:16 am   Subject: GOW2 = Z:OoT
Gears of War 2!

(very minor level setting spoilers ahead)

Oy.

It's not bad, the combat is still pretty grand.

It's always funny to see how games incrementally improve themselves. Like, now ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
kirkjerk

Replies: 4229
Views: 1553980

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:28 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Whoa, I thought I was the only person who liked Silicon Valley. Great game! So is blastcorps. Man, the N64 had some great games.
Yeah, I just looked up my "best 10+" list.
It was a pretty amazing t ...
  Topic: fallout fans are LEGENDARY and should probably be NSFW!
kirkjerk

Replies: 551
Views: 322717

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:53 pm   Subject: fallout fans are LEGENDARY and should probably be NSFW!
totally different eras, really. bioshock is more of an art deco thing.
well, are you think of the levels, or the plasmid media:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVIXS4i7484
vs
http://www.youtube.c ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
kirkjerk

Replies: 4229
Views: 1553980

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:45 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
What else should I get that isn't likely to come to Virtual Console anytime soon?

Excitebike 64 is my answer for everything.

And Majora's Mask.

Blast Corps. and Space Station Silicon Valley.
  Topic: fallout fans are LEGENDARY and should probably be NSFW!
kirkjerk

Replies: 551
Views: 322717

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:30 am   Subject: fallout fans are LEGENDARY and should probably be NSFW!
Never played fallout (don't dig RPGs or turnbased stuff) but am digging looking at some of the movies and checking out the scenario w/ wikipedia.

that 40s/50s retro thing -- did Bioshock steal that ...
  Topic: a thread for the sacks
kirkjerk

Replies: 13
Views: 8695

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:04 am   Subject: a thread for the sacks
The multiplayer is... I dunno. I kind of wish there were more opportunities to help each other, rather than hinder.
Isn't this pretty much totally dependant on the level creator? It's really hard to ...
  Topic: a thread for the sacks
kirkjerk

Replies: 13
Views: 8695

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:13 pm   Subject: a thread for the sacks
Played another round, 4 or 5 levels, 3 player.

The multiplayer is... I dunno. I kind of wish there were more opportunities to help each other, rather than hinder.

We had a lot of fun once we fi ...
  Topic: dhex
kirkjerk

Replies: 2377
Views: 826947

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:48 am   Subject: dhex
It's just a way of categorizing thinking, it doesn't posit super natural entities, what's the big deal?

Yeah, I know about Barnum Words.
I'm still not sure I get it, because Briggs-Meyer is about ...
  Topic: dhex
kirkjerk

Replies: 2377
Views: 826947

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:36 pm   Subject: dhex
i have this bad habit of making fun of meyers-briggs nonsense when it is not appropriate, but i just plain don't fucking get the appeal. especially when it's people i know who are deeply atheistic or ...
  Topic: a thread for the sacks
kirkjerk

Replies: 13
Views: 8695

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:25 am   Subject: a thread for the sacks

When this game works right it's one of my favorite games ever. When it doesn't it's a total waste of time.

Also: have you noticed that when you quit the game by holding down the PS button it actu ...
  Topic: a thread for the sacks
kirkjerk

Replies: 13
Views: 8695

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:21 am   Subject: a thread for the sacks
I think some of it is the frustration with the jumps, and that terrible ambiguity of "is it my hands or my brains that are not up to this task?"

also, as someone who in theory is all hot to be a ga ...
  Topic: a thread for the sacks
kirkjerk

Replies: 13
Views: 8695

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:36 pm   Subject: a thread for the sacks
So.... Little Big Planet.

I bought it for the one friend of mine who has a PS3.

It's a good game, and maybe I'm too harsh because A. we only tried it 2 player and B. I haven't really looked in ...
  Topic: dhex
kirkjerk

Replies: 2377
Views: 826947

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:46 am   Subject: dhex
While there's probably a surplus of ignorance all around, some of those thing in the article about dumb americans are more like factoids. Like, I remembered only the last name of PM of England, (and f ...
  Topic: origin of FAIL: blazing staror something nintendoish?
kirkjerk

Replies: 4
Views: 4532

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:28 am   Subject: origin of FAIL: blazing staror something nintendoish?
It's difficult to feel confident in any game of "follow that meme", since it's less of "what appeared first" as "what inspired the core group of meme repeaters"

JP Mario Sunshine seems to be more t ...
  Topic: origin of FAIL: blazing staror something nintendoish?
kirkjerk

Replies: 4
Views: 4532

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:54 am   Subject: origin of FAIL: blazing staror something nintendoish?
Slate had an ok article on the origin of "FAIL!"
http://www.slate.com/id/2202262/
it had a bit too much of "look what I found on wikipedia!" about it, especially in terms of the origin of the FAIL m ...
  Topic: humping turkeys over at the escapist
kirkjerk

Replies: 26
Views: 11315

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:34 am   Subject: humping turkeys over at the escapist
amazing and hypnotic in its restraint: (no not that kind of restraint)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAokUZS4ISM&NR=1

Didn't researchers also come up with some kind of fake fish that was sexi ...
  Topic: Authentic Videogame Link Dump Thread (news?)
kirkjerk

Replies: 1215
Views: 470253

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:21 pm   Subject: Authentic Videogame Link Dump Thread (news?)
More than ever I want a copy of Wesleyan Tetris / Obnoxious Tetris / Randall Cook's Tetris.
And a Mac to play it on.
And a pony.
  Topic: dhex
kirkjerk

Replies: 2377
Views: 826947

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:55 pm   Subject: dhex
Hey, and yeah, this kind of trolling, but in a positive and non-mischievous way, what do you guys think of Chomsky?

A guy who read my mortality site (http://kisrael.com/mortal/ ) and my feelings o ...
 
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