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  Topic: Looks like I'm becoming a daddy!
simplicio

Replies: 7
Views: 6403

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:23 pm   Subject: Looks like I'm becoming a daddy!
Wow, good luck and congratulations!
  Topic: What's Wrong with Resistance?
simplicio

Replies: 4
Views: 5573

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:11 pm   Subject: What's Wrong with Resistance?
All I played of the first Resistance was the demo, which was simply awful. But yeah, the second one has been fun and far more imaginative. Running through a clearcut meadow full of invisible instagi ...
  Topic: Junk Link thread
simplicio

Replies: 157
Views: 92549

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:57 pm   Subject: Junk Link thread
rhymes with "Hyphy"?

This coming exactly at the point they finish their one mature show, huh.
  Topic: I can't stop listening
simplicio

Replies: 1082
Views: 441166

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:30 pm   Subject: I can't stop listening
Ooh. So that Aethenor gets to be my first favorite album of 2009. Delicious! And a perfect continuation of both their work and Tibet's. The free drumming that drove the last album gets far more tr ...
  Topic: I can't stop listening
simplicio

Replies: 1082
Views: 441166

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:59 pm   Subject: I can't stop listening
Hey, your game producer's good! I was surprised.

I'm not caring much for the new Antony, except the last 3 (i think) tracks.

Aethenor's new album with David Tibet should arrive any minute now! ...
  Topic: Ahh!! Magazines!
simplicio

Replies: 29
Views: 16241

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:07 am   Subject: Ahh!! Magazines!
yes they were totally the wrong links.

http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/bioshock?q=bioshock

http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/fallout3?q=fallout%203

(when yo ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
simplicio

Replies: 65
Views: 40719

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:05 am   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
Oh! I'm not sure. The server I was playing on just suddenly launched us into Dead Air. I didn't realize it might have been a hack. I'd heard they were doing that officially "soon" so I just assumed ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
simplicio

Replies: 65
Views: 40719

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:05 pm   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
Well, looks like the second two maps are up on VS. Dead air is tricky! All those rooftops.
  Topic: I can't stop listening
simplicio

Replies: 1082
Views: 441166

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:25 pm   Subject: I can't stop listening
Which album? I picked up an older used one cause Young God, but resold it pretty promptly.

Give God's Money a chance before you write off Gang Gang Dance though.

I think Animal Collective's pre ...
  Topic: I can't stop listening
simplicio

Replies: 1082
Views: 441166

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:37 pm   Subject: I can't stop listening
Old or new? I thought Saint Dymphna was terribly boring, but I remember liking God's Money quite a bit.

Also boring: new Animal Collective. Looped to shit and back, boring trendy pseudo-hippy Bro ...
  Topic: I can't stop listening
simplicio

Replies: 1082
Views: 441166

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:38 am   Subject: I can't stop listening
I went back to that Flying Lotus and couldn't really find that range you speak of. It bored me a little, really.

Right now I'm listening to Nahvalr, which is the dudes from Deathconsciousness asse ...
  Topic: Level of the Year
simplicio

Replies: 26
Views: 15716

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:03 pm   Subject: Level of the Year
I need to play more Dead Air. I always play random levels and it's only come up for me a couple times.
  Topic: Level of the Year
simplicio

Replies: 26
Views: 15716

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:12 pm   Subject: Level of the Year
A couple from Left 4 Dead:

Stage 3 in No Mercy, with the gas station, which by the sewer section gets punishing, and then you have to jump out of the manhole outside the hospital where you're sudde ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
simplicio

Replies: 65
Views: 40719

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:13 pm   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
There's a Gamers Quarter group you can join, though I haven't seen many of us on there. You can check the online ID thread up top too- I've compiled a list of Steam (and Live and PSN and Wii) account ...
  Topic: I can't stop listening
simplicio

Replies: 1082
Views: 441166

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:30 am   Subject: I can't stop listening
Let Me Be A Woman (1995) is an Albini production, An Evil Heat (2002) is probably their best overall, but I think I prefer The Narcotic Story (2007) as I think the band's tightest there, even if it's ...
  Topic: I can't stop listening
simplicio

Replies: 1082
Views: 441166

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:13 pm   Subject: I can't stop listening
Tons of African stuff- Analog Africa, Soundway, Strut, Vampi Soul and Sterns Africa have all put out FANTASTIC compilations this year. [url=http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/1635/]Here's a free mix f ...
  Topic: Shelves! Storage!
simplicio

Replies: 5
Views: 5509

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:28 pm   Subject: Shelves! Storage!

The biggest challenge is GameCube games. Oddly enough, no one in the history of the world seems to have made a binder for mini-CDs or mini-DVDs, other than that little Nintendo wallet that only hold ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
simplicio

Replies: 65
Views: 40719

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:09 pm   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
1. Is it possible to chain xboxes (with separate TVs I guess) LAN-style?
2. Is there no "join game in progress" option on xbox?
3. There's a lot more teamwork and tactics involved in the full versio ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
simplicio

Replies: 65
Views: 40719

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:52 pm   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero

Also, the hunting rifle: great in open areas, completely fucking useless in a tight spot. Automatic shotgun all the way - basically guaranteed kills, and really ammo-efficient.

I still don't get ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
simplicio

Replies: 65
Views: 40719

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:25 pm   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
It's not as useful in the swarms at the end of each chapter.
I've found the ability to kill two in one shot makes up for it, myself.
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
simplicio

Replies: 65
Views: 40719

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:27 pm   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero

Simplicio, are you playing pc or the box?

PC. I generally play with the hunting rifle, and I can't imagine it being effective with an analog stick. Is difficulty adjusted to compensate?

I po ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
simplicio

Replies: 65
Views: 40719

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:16 pm   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
Tried my hand at expert on a couple levels last night; got a really nice group and plowed through most of Blood Harvest before getting disconnected at the last stage.

Argh: Blood Harvest officially ...
  Topic: I can't stop listening
simplicio

Replies: 1082
Views: 441166

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:21 pm   Subject: I can't stop listening
I enjoyed Things That Go Bump in the Night, which was included on an Subconscious Communications compilation I stumbled upon about eight months back.

What LPD albums would anyone recommend? I remem ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
simplicio

Replies: 4229
Views: 1402638

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:28 am   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
I plugged away at Valkyria Chronicles a bit. It's alright; even though I like the "book" format for presentation of cutscenes, they're still bad anime cutscenes. I'm such a total sucker for tactical ...
  Topic: a thread for the sacks
simplicio

Replies: 13
Views: 7664

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:48 pm   Subject: a thread for the sacks
Just starting off the single player, and I'm finding this a little hard to enjoy. The controls are probably the first barrier; it's slow, too weighty and the multiple planes aren't very well handled. ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
simplicio

Replies: 4229
Views: 1402638

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:23 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift is pretty much ExciteTruck extreme.


I certainly didn't get that from the demo I played. Unless by extreme you mean the silly mindset of extreme sports and truckathons, b ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
simplicio

Replies: 4229
Views: 1402638

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:38 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
So Crysis finally decided to work for me! But now that I've played a bit of it I'm not so sure how much in love with it I actually am. So far the environment seems less compelling to me than either ...
  Topic: Hilarious crap found on Google Video
simplicio

Replies: 953
Views: 393466

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:15 pm   Subject: Hilarious crap found on Google Video
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhqGQTmtVSE]Royal Shakespearean Sextape
  Topic: exclusively yours!
simplicio

Replies: 28
Views: 10840

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:12 pm   Subject: exclusively yours!
I'm enjoying this pretty mightily. Just freeform driving around offroad is a lot of fun, loosely heading after the next objective, maybe stopping off at a safehouse or guardpost, maybe picking up a d ...
  Topic: exclusively yours!
simplicio

Replies: 28
Views: 10840

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:27 pm   Subject: exclusively yours!

I never played the first Far Cry though. How similar was it, structurally, to this?

Not at all. Far Cry has a linear plot without side missions; it's got sort of an open environment with multipl ...
  Topic: exclusively yours!
simplicio

Replies: 28
Views: 10840

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:21 pm   Subject: exclusively yours!
What it lacks in lean, I think it kinda makes up for in bushes. Crouching seems to be a pretty reliable tactic in the bush.

I can't tell yet if there's ever going to be people out in the wild who ...
  Topic: dhex
simplicio

Replies: 2377
Views: 748324

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:37 pm   Subject: dhex
Nepal's pretty into it.
  Topic: Authentic Videogame Link Dump Thread (news?)
simplicio

Replies: 1215
Views: 418769

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:15 pm   Subject: Authentic Videogame Link Dump Thread (news?)
See, I prefer Meteos, though I never fell in love with it. I like the blastoff mechanic and use of physics there, and I thought the wild diversity helped the game, even if the music wasn't as good.
  Topic: Authentic Videogame Link Dump Thread (news?)
simplicio

Replies: 1215
Views: 418769

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:35 pm   Subject: Authentic Videogame Link Dump Thread (news?)
I'm with the "not getting Lumines" camp. Some people are so into it that I assume it's worthwhile, but yeah, squares.
  Topic: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
simplicio

Replies: 664
Views: 334850

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:42 am   Subject: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
Yeah, throw that shit on ebay right quick.
  Topic: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
simplicio

Replies: 664
Views: 334850

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:26 pm   Subject: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
Added a whole bunch of stuff and had to work it up with prices to post over on Ars Technica, so I'm just cross posting that here:

PC: (PC games include discs, all original jewel/paper/dvd cases and ...
  Topic: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
simplicio

Replies: 664
Views: 334850

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:56 am   Subject: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
PMs posted.

I should add that I'd be particularly interested in trading for Metroid 2, the GBC Motocross Maniacs, hard copies of Crysis or Warhead and maybe FFTA2 (maybe.)
  Topic: Authentic Videogame Link Dump Thread (news?)
simplicio

Replies: 1215
Views: 418769

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:02 pm   Subject: Authentic Videogame Link Dump Thread (news?)
[url=http://ds.ign.com/objects/142/14209935.html]Fire Emblem DS coming to America.

I think that's a remake of the first one?
  Topic: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
simplicio

Replies: 664
Views: 334850

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:08 am   Subject: 2008 is a great year to sell and buy games (trading post)
Here's some stuff. Cash preferred! Trades considered.

Misc.
A first party PSP case for the original large PSP
That Castlevania pack that came with Portrait of Ruin preorders, with Castlevania m ...
  Topic: my clear skies are all cloudy and grey
simplicio

Replies: 4
Views: 3575

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:08 pm   Subject: my clear skies are all cloudy and grey
I never went back to playing after being machine gunned upon entering the Cordon, but I didn't find it buggy. Playing Far Cry though I've been used to autosave-only (I really like that!) so I've lost ...
  Topic: dhex
simplicio

Replies: 2377
Views: 748324

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:51 pm   Subject: dhex
I'm sure there are some other rappers out there looking to transition into film careers.

I'd love to see Snoop as a Somalian pirate. I'd pay money for that.
  Topic: dhex
simplicio

Replies: 2377
Views: 748324

PostForum: Staff   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:20 pm   Subject: dhex
You could get Chiwetel Ejiofor and Djimon Honsou too I guess. Mos Def?

But maybe there's hope for Die Hard 5?
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
simplicio

Replies: 4229
Views: 1402638

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:11 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
what's tages?

just got the Rockstar pack through Steam. I like these 50% off developer weekends; I'm bummed that I just missed out on the id one.
  Topic: Wii Must Have It!
simplicio

Replies: 33
Views: 15514

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:09 pm   Subject: Wii Must Have It!
BLAST WORKS

I had no idea this existed. Just ordered from gamefly for $9. Thanks thread!
  Topic: Everything I know about FPS games I learned from John Romero
simplicio

Replies: 1116
Views: 354539

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:54 pm   Subject: Everything I know about FPS games I learned from John Romero

the end of far cry, even less so. dear god there is a sequence that is maddeningly cheap in particular, but the whole thing is break your nails difficult.

the pre-volcano thing where you have to ...
  Topic: Everything I know about FPS games I learned from John Romero
simplicio

Replies: 1116
Views: 354539

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:19 pm   Subject: Everything I know about FPS games I learned from John Romero
So continuing onward with Far Cry, as Crysis continues to fail me and reboot my computer:

I really love this game. Even when the trigens come in! Maybe even especially; there's so much space to p ...
  Topic: GOG.com (Great Old Games) = Weeee!!
simplicio

Replies: 10
Views: 7641

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:51 am   Subject: GOG.com (Great Old Games) = Weeee!!
I just got into this with both Fallouts; no DRM makes me happy, running games from HDD makes me happy. I'm hoping these guys might take on Riven? Cause Gametap won't play nice on 64bit anything.
  Topic: Wii Must Have It!
simplicio

Replies: 33
Views: 15514

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:59 pm   Subject: Wii Must Have It!
Excite Truck remains my favorite game on the system.
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
simplicio

Replies: 4229
Views: 1402638

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:41 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
I don't think it's even a "real world" thing. I just fail to derive enjoyment from them. I think the immediacy of a lethal headshot brings me into the action more than the beeswarm effect of Unreal ...
  Topic: the tell us about the games you are playing thread
simplicio

Replies: 4229
Views: 1402638

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:00 pm   Subject: the tell us about the games you are playing thread

And team fortress 2. Still. Was daphny's suggestion that we get a game together a threat or a promise?

I think I just don't get games where it takes a bunch of bullets to do someone in. Things ...
 
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