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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Shivahn get it we can be newbies together and solve mysteries?????(????)

    Well, I do basically have extra money now that I don't need to spend money for Valentine's day :P

    Use it for post holiday chocolate. Imagine wall to wall cherry cordials.....

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    if it's the secret world why is everyone talking about it all the time

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    Nope, it died again.

    Also, the chippy appear to have taken the phone off the hook. Unsure of what to do now.

    Huddle close to your monitor and tower for warmth?

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  • DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    japan wrote: »
    Is Dragon Age essentially a fantasy Mass Effect? I'm mostly thinking in terms of character interaction and plot.

    It occurs to me that there aren't a lot of games around that tread that middle ground of having a character you can influence but isn't a totally blank slate.

    Sort of. Sheppard doesn't talk though. That took a lot of getting used to.

    YOLO. Swag. Whatever. Fuck it. Lets do this.
  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Shivahn get it we can be newbies together and solve mysteries?????(????)

    Well, I do basically have extra money now that I don't need to spend money for Valentine's day :P

    Alright well this is a weird position to be in \o/ yay you can get the game

    :I boo you can get the game because of circumstances

  • Solomaxwell6Solomaxwell6 Registered User regular
    japan wrote: »
    Is Dragon Age essentially a fantasy Mass Effect? I'm mostly thinking in terms of character interaction and plot.

    It occurs to me that there aren't a lot of games around that tread that middle ground of having a character you can influence but isn't a totally blank slate.

    They're similar, but Mass Effect was a lot better than Dragon Age in that regard.

  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    japan wrote: »
    Is Dragon Age essentially a fantasy Mass Effect? I'm mostly thinking in terms of character interaction and plot.

    It occurs to me that there aren't a lot of games around that tread that middle ground of having a character you can influence but isn't a totally blank slate.

    Ehhhhhhh kind of? Dragon Age 1 has you play a male or a female from three different races, and then the races have two individual origin points. So unlike Shepard there's a ton of variety, which means no voice work. This means you can have more options in a conversation, and THAT in turn means that you can be anything from a for profit merc to an outright sociopath to a paragon of justice to someone caught in a bad situation with the prejudices and whatever of their origin but still trying to do good. As opposed to Paragon/Renegade. Otherwise, yeah, you have a party you travel with and you go to three dungeons and then fight a boss, Bioware style.

    Dragon Age 2 has Hawke, who is basically a lot closer to Shepard. The difference is instead of Paragon/Renegade it's Aggressive/Snarky/Good Guy (those aren't the official names). The plot is shaken up from Bioware's usual formula though, it's more like a TV series with multiple villains and time skips and stuff. Dragon Age 2 was rushed out the door from executive meddling and it shows.

  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    I'd hate to be the PR rep for Glee right now


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    Oh, and in DA1 each origin is its own hour long or so sequence that is kind of a big deal to the character, so there is that aspect to work off of but you can go your own way after that - pretty good for roleplaying

  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    I'd hate to be the PR rep for Glee right now

    Why?

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    I'd hate to be the PR rep for Glee right now

    They probably didn't think the Glee::video game music crowds overlapped enough to notice.

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  • ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilege Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Shivahn get it we can be newbies together and solve mysteries?????(????)

    Well, I do basically have extra money now that I don't need to spend money for Valentine's day :P

    Alright well this is a weird position to be in \o/ yay you can get the game

    :I boo you can get the game because of circumstances

    I explained it last night, but it's not really actually terrible. It's sad in the same way a good movie ending is sad. Something good is over but you're really happy you had it while you did. So don't be too frowny!

    The real problem is my home internet sucks so this download is going to take a fucking eternity.

  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    I'd hate to be the PR rep for Glee right now

    Why?

    They ripped off Coulton's cover of baby got back without asking him. They don't technically need to ask permission because he did a non commercial cover of Mix-a-lot's song, but they took his arrangements and amended lyrics as well. Played side by side they are identical, lyrics, arrangements, everything.

    They had it on the itunes store and tried to pull it, but they couldn't get it off the swedish store fast enough so people got screenshots of it, and likely, since Glee releases the tracks to itunes on Friday before tuesday's episodes, it's part of Tuesday's episode too


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    man i am getting the weirdest emails from skype

    apparently they are delivering orders of stuff to me worth x pounds, but they sure as fuck arent charging me for them and im not getting them for credit

    apparently all through some shit in taiwan? and these transactions are showing up on my skype account

    i am loling hard

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Mostly I'd like to play something again that features a character I give a shit about.

    Silas BrownJacobkosh
  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    I'd hate to be the PR rep for Glee right now

    Why?

    amanda palmer has been tweeting about them...and not in a good way...

    EDIT: I should have said it's about the Glee thing...it has wings.

    BobCesca on
  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    i'd hate to be involved in the production of glee in any respect

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    Microsoft again not focusing on beating sony in horsepower is a good decision I think

    Sony focusing first and foremost on number of polygons they can push is a bizarre decision

    Sony is in a really shitty financial position right now. They cannot affort to go with a loss-leader strategy on their console. So I think they need to have at least some higher numbers on paper to justify what I expect to be a much higher sticker price for the console.

  • descdesc bare man are locked in Registered User regular
    Shivahn get it we can be newbies together and solve mysteries?????(????)

    If you guys are playing let me know. I need to get a guild invite still but I am new-ish. I played maybe 11 hours?

  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    Shivahn get it we can be newbies together and solve mysteries?????(????)

    If you guys are playing let me know. I need to get a guild invite still but I am new-ish. I played maybe 11 hours?

    desc, it is always an honor to kind of knowingly nod in your direction before quitting another MMO

  • ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
  • ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilege Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    Shivahn get it we can be newbies together and solve mysteries?????(????)

    If you guys are playing let me know. I need to get a guild invite still but I am new-ish. I played maybe 11 hours?

    I'm probably going to buy it. I mean I have the money and I'm ok splurging on myself a bit.

  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    Thoma are you guys part of the PA cabal or do you have your own thing going?

    4 hours left on this install c'mooooon

  • ChanusChanus Sugoi! ^_____^Registered User regular
    I'd hate to be the PR rep for Glee right now

    Why?

    They ripped off Coulton's cover of baby got back without asking him. They don't technically need to ask permission because he did a non commercial cover of Mix-a-lot's song, but they took his arrangements and amended lyrics as well. Played side by side they are identical, lyrics, arrangements, everything.

    They had it on the itunes store and tried to pull it, but they couldn't get it off the swedish store fast enough so people got screenshots of it, and likely, since Glee releases the tracks to itunes on Friday before tuesday's episodes, it's part of Tuesday's episode too

    This sounds an awful lot like something no one's going to care about in a week.

    **Winner Softest and Most Comfy Hugs Award Summer 2018**

    Blueberrywerewlf on the Sony Anime Games Box | BluberryWerewlf on the BroBone
  • ChanusChanus Sugoi! ^_____^Registered User regular
    Must. Stop. Crafting. Mines.

    **Winner Softest and Most Comfy Hugs Award Summer 2018**

    Blueberrywerewlf on the Sony Anime Games Box | BluberryWerewlf on the BroBone
  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    Microsoft again not focusing on beating sony in horsepower is a good decision I think

    Sony focusing first and foremost on number of polygons they can push is a bizarre decision

    Sony is in a really shitty financial position right now. They cannot affort to go with a loss-leader strategy on their console. So I think they need to have at least some higher numbers on paper to justify what I expect to be a much higher sticker price for the console.

    I think it's interesting that both the PS2/Xbox and PS3/360 launches somewhat coincided with the launch of a new media format (DVD and blu-ray/hd-dvd) which also helped drive sales of the consoles. They won't have that bump to rely on this next generation.

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    Riemann, I'm kind of drawing a blank as to making a map with clickable states. That would be a lot more impressive than a simple menu, right?

  • ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilege Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    Ok fuck it I'm gonna reboot into Windows and buy it.

    I wish I could download things into my Windows partition on Steam from Linux.

  • ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
    Thoma are you guys part of the PA cabal or do you have your own thing going?

    4 hours left on this install c'mooooon

    The PA Templar Cabal appears to have a leader who doesn't play. So I made a chat one for it.

  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    I'd hate to be the PR rep for Glee right now

    Why?

    They ripped off Coulton's cover of baby got back without asking him. They don't technically need to ask permission because he did a non commercial cover of Mix-a-lot's song, but they took his arrangements and amended lyrics as well. Played side by side they are identical, lyrics, arrangements, everything.

    They had it on the itunes store and tried to pull it, but they couldn't get it off the swedish store fast enough so people got screenshots of it, and likely, since Glee releases the tracks to itunes on Friday before tuesday's episodes, it's part of Tuesday's episode too

    This sounds an awful lot like something no one's going to care about in a week.

    agreed. which is why I said I'd hate to be their PR person, and not Fox attorneys


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
    Chanus
  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    So excessive snow makes Burger King more popular. Or, maybe snow means less staff and so a queue grows. Either way, people are queing

    Not me. I shall make alternative arrangement

    Freedom for the Northern Isles!
  • VanguardVanguard Je suis le savant au fauteuil sombre. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Kalkino wrote: »
    So excessive snow makes Burger King more popular. Or, maybe snow means less staff and so a queue grows. Either way, people are queing

    Not me. I shall make alternative arrangement

    Five guys or Wendys?

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Riemann, I'm kind of drawing a blank as to making a map with clickable states. That would be a lot more impressive than a simple menu, right?

    I would think so yeah since I would assume a drop down menu would just involve populating an existing UI control with data wheras the map would need custom rendering code.

    RiemannLives on
  • ChanusChanus Sugoi! ^_____^Registered User regular
    Microsoft again not focusing on beating sony in horsepower is a good decision I think

    Sony focusing first and foremost on number of polygons they can push is a bizarre decision

    Sony is in a really shitty financial position right now. They cannot affort to go with a loss-leader strategy on their console. So I think they need to have at least some higher numbers on paper to justify what I expect to be a much higher sticker price for the console.

    I think it's interesting that both the PS2/Xbox and PS3/360 launches somewhat coincided with the launch of a new media format (DVD and blu-ray/hd-dvd) which also helped drive sales of the consoles. They won't have that bump to rely on this next generation.

    I dunno that it's so much interesting as it was completely intentional.

    Didn't PS3 going Blu-Ray help seal the coffin on HD-DVD? I think I remember that being a thing.

    **Winner Softest and Most Comfy Hugs Award Summer 2018**

    Blueberrywerewlf on the Sony Anime Games Box | BluberryWerewlf on the BroBone
  • descdesc bare man are locked in Registered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    Shivahn get it we can be newbies together and solve mysteries?????(????)

    If you guys are playing let me know. I need to get a guild invite still but I am new-ish. I played maybe 11 hours?

    desc, it is always an honor to kind of knowingly nod in your direction before quitting another MMO

    Indeed

    Indeed

    Well I mean they have my money and there's no monthly subscription so

    I still like STO for instance, I just burned out by doing nothing but playing it to a Vice Admiral for two weeks-ish. I would totally come back to it periodically.

    I doubt I will ever pick up GW2 or whatever though.

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    Microsoft again not focusing on beating sony in horsepower is a good decision I think

    Sony focusing first and foremost on number of polygons they can push is a bizarre decision

    Sony is in a really shitty financial position right now. They cannot affort to go with a loss-leader strategy on their console. So I think they need to have at least some higher numbers on paper to justify what I expect to be a much higher sticker price for the console.

    I think it's interesting that both the PS2/Xbox and PS3/360 launches somewhat coincided with the launch of a new media format (DVD and blu-ray/hd-dvd) which also helped drive sales of the consoles. They won't have that bump to rely on this next generation.

    that too yeah. There are a lot of things working against Sony releasing a console this year.

  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    Microsoft again not focusing on beating sony in horsepower is a good decision I think

    Sony focusing first and foremost on number of polygons they can push is a bizarre decision

    Sony is in a really shitty financial position right now. They cannot affort to go with a loss-leader strategy on their console. So I think they need to have at least some higher numbers on paper to justify what I expect to be a much higher sticker price for the console.

    I think it's interesting that both the PS2/Xbox and PS3/360 launches somewhat coincided with the launch of a new media format (DVD and blu-ray/hd-dvd) which also helped drive sales of the consoles. They won't have that bump to rely on this next generation.

    Eh, I'm not sure how important that was, really. Maybe more for the PS2, but the 360 sold plenty well with just a plain DVD drive.

  • descdesc bare man are locked in Registered User regular
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    Thoma are you guys part of the PA cabal or do you have your own thing going?

    4 hours left on this install c'mooooon

    The PA Templar Cabal appears to have a leader who doesn't play. So I made a chat one for it.

    What if you're a dragon :c

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    Must. Stop. Crafting. Mines.

    NEVAR!

    I think I'm gonna tear down and restart on the house I started last night. Just not working out how I hoped.

  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    Microsoft again not focusing on beating sony in horsepower is a good decision I think

    Sony focusing first and foremost on number of polygons they can push is a bizarre decision

    Sony is in a really shitty financial position right now. They cannot affort to go with a loss-leader strategy on their console. So I think they need to have at least some higher numbers on paper to justify what I expect to be a much higher sticker price for the console.

    I think it's interesting that both the PS2/Xbox and PS3/360 launches somewhat coincided with the launch of a new media format (DVD and blu-ray/hd-dvd) which also helped drive sales of the consoles. They won't have that bump to rely on this next generation.

    I dunno that it's so much interesting as it was completely intentional.

    Didn't PS3 going Blu-Ray help seal the coffin on HD-DVD? I think I remember that being a thing.

    Porn sided with Blu-Ray, just like they did with VHS back in the day.


    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
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