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  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
dmauro

Replies: 65
Views: 58739

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:22 am   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.
Was there an update, or are you referring to the hack (rename the maps as versus maps).
  Topic: Level of the Year
dmauro

Replies: 26
Views: 23769

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:08 pm   Subject: Level of the Year
In order:

Liberty City (GTAIV)
Blood Harvest stage 4 (Left 4 Dead)
WarioWare Inc. (SSB:Brawl)
Torlan [still awesome] (UT3)
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
dmauro

Replies: 65
Views: 58739

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:52 pm   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
I'd like to blame this thread's demise on the subject name change.
I just haven't been playing this because of the holidays. Hopefully I'll get to play later tonight though. I'm glad I've got some pe ...
  Topic: Gears of War 2 Soundtrack Feat. DeVo cover band
dmauro

Replies: 2
Views: 4749

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:50 pm   Subject: Gears of War 2 Soundtrack Feat. DeVo cover band
I want to frame this thread and put it on my wall.
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
dmauro

Replies: 65
Views: 58739

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:17 am   Subject: Re: let's play!
just purchased this last night, anyone want to play on steam sometime?
add me, dmauro on Steam. I'm often on in the evening (EST).
  Topic: Level of the Year
dmauro

Replies: 26
Views: 23769

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:48 am   Subject: Level of the Year
FINAL DESTINATION

Razz
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
dmauro

Replies: 65
Views: 58739

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:26 am   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
Did anyone else notice that there's an homage achievement to Dead Rising?
Did you notice the writing on the wall of one of the safe houses that says something to the effect of:

I killed 10
25
10 ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
dmauro

Replies: 65
Views: 58739

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:20 am   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
3. This game seems to be all about the shooting and I find the shooting to be the least interesting aspect of FPS games.
That's because you haven't played versus. The game is actually about stopping ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
dmauro

Replies: 65
Views: 58739

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:07 pm   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
ALSO: Requesting thread title change to "Everything I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero"
Very Happy

I've been rolling with the hunting rifle more and more. I should go back to the M16 agai ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
dmauro

Replies: 65
Views: 58739

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:55 pm   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
the two split-screen players then can connect online via only one live account. Although, I think only one of them gets full mic use (?)

if i remember right, that's better than halo.
In Halo 2 an ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
dmauro

Replies: 65
Views: 58739

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:17 am   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
How about running people that are infected with a scary disease which you are immune to?

I've been playing the game at an unprecedented rate. In two evenings I logged 16 hours. :0
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
dmauro

Replies: 65
Views: 58739

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:26 am   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
I'm not sure anything can beat out Brawl for my '08 of the year. It's more rad than rad. But I guess I'll see once I get to the rest of the levels in Left 4 Dead.

Having said that: I can't run St ...
  Topic: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
dmauro

Replies: 65
Views: 58739

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:56 pm   Subject: All I know about FPS games I learned from George Romero
helicopterp, my steam name is dmauro. Add me tonight. Gamestop didn't get my copy in today, so I might just buy it on Steam instead. If I'm not on tonight I'll definitely be on tomorrow night.

(edi ...
  Topic: Wii Must Have It!
dmauro

Replies: 33
Views: 22295

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:40 am   Subject: Wii Must Have It!
We Cheer is kind of cool, it's very similar to Ouendan, but from the little bit that I played I don't know that it's going to reach beyond it's intended target audience by much.
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:51 am   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
Is anyone still playing this? The one friend of mine that can actually hold his own against me is back in town so I've been playing again. I think I've unlocked all the music because the CDs seem to h ...
  Topic: Wii Must Have It!
dmauro

Replies: 33
Views: 22295

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:45 am   Subject: Wii Must Have It!
SSB Brawl is the best game I've played all year. Play it with friends, play it against the computer, turn all the items off, turn just pokeballs on, etc. Just do one thing first, get a classic control ...
  Topic: 360 is open
dmauro

Replies: 11
Views: 9901

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:41 am   Subject: 360 is open
I know more people with HDTVs than I do people that play video games on those TVs.
  Topic: tucked away between the folds of time, safe (or: Braid)
dmauro

Replies: 99
Views: 59625

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:33 pm   Subject: tucked away between the folds of time, safe (or: Braid)
With Portal I felt like there was much more of a sense of attacking the puzzles from different angles until you found one that worked. Watching my friend play Portal, he came up with ways through it t ...
  Topic: Rescue the Beagles is probably way better than you'd expect
dmauro

Replies: 5
Views: 5227

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:30 pm   Subject: Rescue the Beagles is probably way better than you'd expect
67,866 is my current top score. This game is fantastic.
  Topic: This shit doesn't happen
dmauro

Replies: 3
Views: 6174

PostForum: Quarterly Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:19 pm   Subject: This shit doesn't happen
When I saw your pen name I hated it fucking IMMEDIATELY, before I even knew it was you.

EDIT: Don't rag on me here, if I learned Anna Anthropy was Dess in this thread, then this post would just bee ...
  Topic: So, GTAIV
dmauro

Replies: 292
Views: 153246

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:29 am   Subject: So, GTAIV
It's best to play dumb. Smart move. If they know you know they'll only watch more carefully.
  Topic: Spooooooore!
dmauro

Replies: 24
Views: 13893

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:30 pm   Subject: Spooooooore!
For those who didn't know, you can go to your My Spore Creations\Creatures folder, take the png files there, and send them to people or put them on the internet. People can then download them, put the ...
  Topic: So, GTAIV
dmauro

Replies: 292
Views: 153246

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:26 pm   Subject: So, GTAIV
That is awesome.
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:04 am   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
You can! It's kind of tricky but if you have Twilight Princess you can use an exploit in that game to run a program that allows you to copy saves to and from the Wii internal memory that you are nomra ...
  Topic: assassin's dhimmitude
dmauro

Replies: 22
Views: 12483

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:46 am   Subject: assassin's dhimmitude
I would play that game. I think what would really seal the deal is if for each character you play you are given a strong sympathetic push to want to meet the goals the current protagonist is aiming fo ...
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:30 am   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
Maybe I'm the only one that likes this game enough to still be playing it and talking about it, but I've [url=http://www.fort90.com/journal/?p=587]written a little bit about Brawl and why I think it's ...
  Topic: WiiWare Yay or Nay?
dmauro

Replies: 50
Views: 31324

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:24 pm   Subject: WiiWare Yay or Nay?
Just a warning to anyone who is thinking about buying Defend Your Castle. It's probably the most boring game I've ever played. It's really my least favorite thing. Try out the demo for yourselves:

...
  Topic: Japan, you are not America
dmauro

Replies: 96
Views: 49291

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 10:54 am   Subject: Japan, you are not America
i said the same thing in the third post.

Sad
Yeah definitely. But it still doesn't explain Machi.
  Topic: Japan, you are not America
dmauro

Replies: 96
Views: 49291

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 9:15 am   Subject: Japan, you are not America
Apparently it was re-released on the PSP less than two years ago. Perhaps this was enough to remind people that they really liked it back then so they included it on their list of favorites?
  Topic: Japan, you are not America
dmauro

Replies: 96
Views: 49291

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 8:04 am   Subject: Japan, you are not America
EDIT: SSBB is so new that it's far too presumptuous to include it on any list yet.
It's on my list of Top 10 for sure, probably Top 5 even. I'm not being presumptuous; three months of solid play has ...
  Topic: WiiWare Yay or Nay?
dmauro

Replies: 50
Views: 31324

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 7:58 am   Subject: WiiWare Yay or Nay?
I just deleted Sin and Punishment to make TV Show King fit. It's really fun! Typical quiz game...but I'm a sucker for them, so yay.
This looks like a joke post at first glance. I guess if you really ...
  Topic: So, GTAIV
dmauro

Replies: 292
Views: 153246

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 8:59 am   Subject: So, GTAIV
So, dumb question:
sometimes the Mission person's letter on the map has a subscript... is this meaningful or does it just help differentiate things when they would otherwise have the same initial?
T ...
  Topic: So, GTAIV
dmauro

Replies: 292
Views: 153246

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 12:22 pm   Subject: So, GTAIV
The problem I've had with restriction in the narrative missions is that I'm trying to play the Niko Bellic from the trailers. You know, they guy who is hoping maybe things will be different this time. ...
  Topic: So, GTAIV
dmauro

Replies: 292
Views: 153246

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:32 pm   Subject: So, GTAIV
I think a strong testament to how well they've captured the essence of the city is not so much how I'm reminded of where I live when I play the game, but how much I'm reminded of the game as I walk ab ...
  Topic: So, GTAIV
dmauro

Replies: 292
Views: 153246

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 1:18 pm   Subject: So, GTAIV
On the topic of having to do missions to unlock stuff, that's nothing new to GTA. You always had to unlock new areas. The nice thing about GTAIV is that I don't actually have to unlock any of the othe ...
  Topic: What's this? A Doctor Mario thread?
dmauro

Replies: 98
Views: 45755

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:48 am   Subject: What's this? A Doctor Mario thread?
Helicopterp, have you played MX Unleashed for the XBOX? I've never played Excitebike 64, but MX Unleashed plays how I would imagine it would. It's pretty sweet.

The clay model Dr. Mario cover for N ...
  Topic: PSP Stuff
dmauro

Replies: 15
Views: 8910

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:07 am   Subject: Re: PSP Stuff
So any tips, folks?
Buy a white one. Upgrade to an open firmware. [url=http://www.ufighterx.com/guides/videogame/pspdpadfix/pspdpadfix.htm]Mod your dpad (I hear the slim dpad is better, but I conside ...
  Topic: So, GTAIV
dmauro

Replies: 292
Views: 153246

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:24 pm   Subject: So, GTAIV
Any speculation or fact on which version will be superior? I don't want to get the PS3 version and have it be all buggy and screwed up.
Then get the 360 version. (speculation: The 360 is easier to d ...
  Topic: Play-Asia Sale Thread
dmauro

Replies: 83
Views: 56438

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:40 am   Subject: Play-Asia Sale Thread
Why does it say 20% of ALL in-stock items when only SOME in-stock items are marked down?
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:15 pm   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
That is really excellent.
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:45 am   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
You have to unlock every character to get events 29 - 40 I believe.

Playing in stamina (HP) mode is strange. You don't accumulate damage, so you don't progressively get knocked back further and fur ...
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:14 pm   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
Unwashed, do you know about the [url=http://us.codejunkies.com/Products/Wii-FreeLoader__EF000593.aspx]Wii Freeloader? It is the answer to your Wario prayers.
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:40 pm   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
The best is when someone activates his final smash over a pit and they slooowly dance their way down and off the screen while not being able to do a thing about it.
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:42 am   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
When Snake takes his cardboard box off, it can hit opponents for damage (and a KO in instant death as seen in some youtube video).
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:37 am   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
In Yoshi's Island, baby Luigi is scared and crying and baby Mario is going to rescue him. In the US Super Mario Bros. 2 he's got that floaty jump, which kind of sets the standard for his moveset in Sm ...
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:36 am   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
Back to Olimar, I figured out [url=http://www.smashboards.com/showthread.php?t=152191]how his whistle works for anyone interested (it helps drastically). I finally got some decent online matches in to ...
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:24 am   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
Wario is pretty cool. He's got the DI (ease of changing momentum in the air) of squirtle and the forward smash launch power of Ike. The range of his attacks is really bad though, so it's up to you to ...
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:56 pm   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
The pikmin ARE all of his A attacks. I think the only attacks Olimar does by himself are his neutral air, dash attack, and his tilts. But all of his smashes, his grab, and his other aerials are all do ...
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:49 am   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
Gimpyfish has done some pretty amazing things with MK. He may not have direct KO ability, but he can edge guard pretty well.

I am also a huge fan of * R.O.B. *. His nuetral air is ridiculous and hi ...
  Topic: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
dmauro

Replies: 137
Views: 80181

PostForum: Club for the Study and Appreciation of Interactive Audio Visual Media   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:23 am   Subject: I got so fucking SMASHed last night...
I think it was in another forum that someone mentioned knowing the controls will really help you get over the "floaty" feel that is giving you a hard time in the SSE:

After you come down just a bit ...
 
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